Dec 14 2018

Shinichi Tsutsumi & Takashi Okamura cast in movie “Kessan! Chushingura”

Shinichi Tsutsumi and Takashi Okamura are cast in movie “Kessan! Chushingura.” The film is based on 2012 nonfiction novel “「Chushingura」 no Kessansho” by Hirofumi Yamamoto and directed by  Yoshihiro Nakamura. Story for the film follows Kuranosuke Oishi (Shinichi Tsutsumi) and accountant (Takashi Okamura) as they plan revenge on the man responsible for getting their lord killed. Their budget though is lacking.

“Kessan! Chushingura” will be released sometime during winter, 2018 in Japan.


Dec 13 2018

Teaser trailer and poster for movie “Cheer Boys!!”

Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Cheer Boys!!” (literal title) starring  Ryusei YokohamaMasaki Nakao and  Toshiki Seto. Movie is based on 2010 novel  “Cheer Danshi!!” by Ryo Asai (“The Kirishima Thing“). In addition, Ayumi Ito, Kurumi Shimizu, Erika Karata and Chihiro Yamamoto have been announced today as supporting performers.

 “Cheer Boys!!” will be released May, 2019 in Japan.

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Dec 11 2018

Teaser trailer and poster for live-action film “Kakegurui The Movie”

Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming live-action film “Kakegurui The Movie” (literal title) starring  Minami Hamabe. Movie is based on manga series “Kakegurui” by Homura Kawamoto & Toru Naomura. Tsutomu Hanabusa directs the film. Teaser trailer also features the movie’s theme song which is “Ichi Ka Bachi Ka” by Jpop-metal group “PassCode.”

“Kakegurui The Movie” will be released May, 2019 in Japan.

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Dec 11 2018

Teaser trailer for movie “Just Only Love”

Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Just Only Love” starring Yukino Kishii and Ryo Narita. Movie is based on 2003 novel “Ai ga Nanda” by Mitsuyo Kakuta and directed by  Rikiya Imaizumi. The film had its world premiere at the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival. The teaser has Yukino Kishii providing narration in Japanese at the 18 second mark and asking “I wonder why I am still not Mamoru Tanaka’s lover?” The film tells a one-sided love story between Teruko Yamada (Yukino Kishii) and Mamoru Tanaka (Ryo Narita).

Release date for “Just Only Love” is now set for April, 2019 in Japan.

Dec 7 2018

Kei Tanaka, Kotaro Yoshida, Kento Hayashi cast in movie “Ossan’s Love: The Movie”

Kei Tanaka, Kotaro Yoshida, Kento Hayashi are cast in movie “Ossan’s Love: The Movie.” The film is a sequel to 2018 TV Asahi drama series “Ossan’s Love.” Also cast in supporting roles for the film are Rio Uchida, Daichi Kaneko, Shuko Ito, Kazuya Kojima, Hidekazu Mashima and Nene Otsuka. All performers announced are reprising their respective roles from the drama series. The drama series follows real estate agent Soichi Haruta (Kei Tanaka). He is straight, but his co-worker Ryota Maki (Kento Hayashi) and married boss Musashi Kurosawa (Kotaro Yoshida) fall in love with him.

Filming for “Ossan’s Love: The Movie” takes place from March, 2019 to May, 2019.

 

Dec 6 2018

Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe and Tomoya Nakamura cast in movie “Murder at Shijinso”

Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe and Tomoya Nakamura are cast in movie “Murder at Shijinso” (literal title). The film is based on 2017 novel “Shijinso no Satsujin” by Masahiro Imamura and directed by Hisashi Kimura. The film have Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe and Tomoya Nakamura playing university students who stay at a pension in the mountains for a summer camp event. Zombies suddenly appear and a locked room murder takes place in the pension.

“Murder at Shijinso” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Dec 5 2018

Teaser trailer for movie “Hikinige”

Teaser trailer for movie “Hikinige” starring Masei NakayamaHoshi Ishida and Ryoko Kobayashi. “Hikinige” is the second film directed by Yutaka Mizutani who is best known for starring in the long running TV Asahi drama series “Aibou.” This time around, Yutaka Mizutani also writes the original screenplay and plays the father of a hit-and-run victim in the movie. The film looks at the tragic effects a hit-and-run accident causes on a group of people.

“Hikinige” will be released May 10, 2019 in Japan.