Teaser trailer & poster added for upcoming live-action film “Peach Girl” starring Mizuki Yamamoto & Kei Inoo. Movie is based on manga series “Peach Girl” by Miwa Ueda & directed by Koji Shintoku. Story for the film follows high school student Momo Adachi (Mizuki Yamamoto) who comes off as a wild biri gal, but is an innocent girl. Two guys at her school take an interest in her.
“Peach Girl” will be released May 20, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer & poster added for upcoming movie “Confession of Murder” starring Tatsuya Fujiwara & Hideaki Ito. Movie is a remake of 2012 South Korean film “Confession of Murder” which stars Park Si-Hoo & Jung Jae-Young in the lead roles. Story for the film takes place 22 years after a series of murders. A man played by Tatsuya Fujiwara then publishes a sensational memoir claiming to be serial killer.
“Confession of Murder” is now set for release June 10, 2017 in Japan.
Minami Hamabe is cast in live-action TBS drama series “Saki” and live-action film version “Saki.” Both versions are based on manga series “Saki” by Ritz Kobayashi and will be directed by Yuichi Onuma. In the drama series and movie, Minami Hamabe will play main character Saki Miyanaga. Her character is a high school student. Saki Miyanaga and other students become fascinated by the game of mahjong. They target an upcoming national mahjong competition.
Drama series “Saki” will air on TBS and MBS this December and the movie version will open February, 2017 in Japan.
Toma Ikuta & Suzu Hirose are cast in new live-action film “Sensei!” The film is based on manga series “Sensei!” by Kazune Kawahara and directed by Takahiro Miki. The story for the film follows Toma Ikuta as world history high school teacher Kosaku Ito and Suzu Hirose as high school student Hibiki Shimada. The student has a crush on the teacher.
“Sensei!” will be released sometime next autumn in Japan.
Main trailer for upcoming movie “Wet Woman in the Wind” starring Tasuku Nagaoka & Yuki Mamiya. Movie is written and directed by Akihiko Shiota (“Harmful Insect“). The film is also the second Nikkatsu release in their 5 part “Roman Porno Reboot Project” to mark the 45th anniversary of their Roman Porno pink films. The quirky sex-comedy film follows a former Tokyo playwright (Tasuku Nagaoka) who attempts to live a quiet life in a rural mountain area. He then meets a spunky woman (Yuki Mamiya) who just won’t take no for an answer.
“Wet Woman in the Wind” will be released December 17, 2016 in Japan.
Tori Matsuzaka is set to voice new God of Death character Bepo in upcoming live-action film “Death Note: Light Up The New World” starring Masahiro Higashide, Sosuke Ikematsu & Masaki Suda. In “Death Note: Light Up The New World,” Bepo confronts Private Investigator Ryuzaki played by Sosuke Ikematsu.
“Death Note: Light Up The New World” opens October 29, 2016 in Japan.
Arata Iura, Eita, Kyoko Hasegawa and Manami Hashimoto are all cast in upcoming movie “Hikari.” The film is based on 2008 novel “Hikari” by Shion Miura (“The Great Passage“/”Wood Job!“) and directed by Tatsushi Omori. Story centers around Nobuyuki (Arate Iura) who lived on an island as a child and committed a crime to protect his girlfriend (Kyoko Hasegawa). A tsunami struck the island the next day. 25 years later, he meets his childhood friend Tasuku (Eita).
“Hikari” will be released fall, 2017 in Japan.
Main trailer & poster added for upcoming movie “Japanese Girls Never Die” starring Yu Aoi & Mitsuki Takahata. Movie is based on 2013 novel “Azumi Haruko wa Yukuefumei” by Mariko Yamauchi and directed by Daigo Matsui.
“Japanese Girls Never Die” opens December 3, 2016 in Japan.
Takaya Yamauchi, Masato Wada, Eisaku Yoshida and Keiko Takeshita are cast in supporting roles for upcoming movie “Hana Ikusa.” Movie is directed by Tetsuo Shinohara and based on the 2011 novel “Hana Ikusa” by Tadashi Onitsuka.
In the upcoming film Takaya Yamauchi will play Senbaku. His character is a senior pupil of Buddhist Monk Senko (Mansai Nomura). Masato Wada will play Senbu. His character is a younger pupil of Senko. Eisaku Yoshida will play Mitsunari Ishida. He is a military commander. Keiko Takeshita will play Buddhist nun Jochin.
“Hana Ikusa” is now scheduled for release June 3, 2017 in Japan.
Main trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Kyo no Kira-kun” starring Taishi Nakagawa & Marie Iitoyo. Movie is based on manga series “Kyo no Kira kun” by Rin Mikimoto and directed by Yasuhiro Kawamura.
“Kyo no Kira-kun” will be released February 25, 2017 in Japan.