Mar 8 2016

poster and supporting cast announced for movie “Desperate Sunflowers”

Teaser poster added for upcoming movie “Desperate Sunflowers” starring Yo Yoshida and Yoshino Kimura. In addition, more supporting cast members have been announced for the movie which includes Aoi Nakamura, Nozomi SasakiYuta Furukawa & Rena Tanaka.

Story for “Desperate Sunflowers” follows two distant relatives. One woman is straight laced attorney and the other a swindler. For the movie, Aoi Nakamura will play Masaru Isozaki. His character is a lawyer who works at the same office as Tetsuko Ishida (Yo Yoshida). Yuta Furukawa will play Shunsuke Ota. His character becomes involved in a fraud case with Natsuko (Yoshino Kimura). Nozomi Sasaki will play Marina Kamiya. Her character is the fiance of Shunsuke Ota.

“Desperate Sunflowers” will be released June 25, 2016 in Japan.

Mar 7 2016

Masaki Suda & Nana Komatsu cast in live-action film “Oboreru Knife”

Masaki Suda & Nana Komatsu are cast in live-action film “Oboreru Knife.” Also cast in supporting roles are Daiki Shigeoka (‘Johnny’s WEST’) and Mone Kamishiraishi. Movie is based on manga series “Oboreru Knife” by George Asakura (“Piece of Cake“) and directed by Yuki Yamato (“Itsutsu Kazoereba Kimi no Yume“).

In live-action film “Oboreru Knife,” Nana Komatsu plays Natsume Mochizuki. Her character is a teen model in Tokyo, but she has to move a small rural town with her family. There, she meets Koichiro Hasegawa (Masaki Suda). His character comes from a wealthy and well respected family.

“Oboreru Knife” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.

Mar 4 2016

Mariya Nishiuchi cast in live-action film “Cutie Honey: Tears”

Actress Mariya Nishiuchi is cast in upcoming live-action film “Cutie Honey: Tears.” Movie is based on manga series”Cutie Honey” by Go Nagai and will be directed by A.T.

Mariya Nishiuchi will play main character Honey Kisaragi aka Cutie Honey. Her character is android possessing human emotions. She goes up against an evil organization that threatens mankind.

Filming for “Cutie Honey: Tears” finished December, 2015 and the film will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.

Mar 2 2016

Kento Yamazaki & Haruna Kawaguchi are cast in live-action film “One Week Friends”

Kento Yamazaki & Haruna Kawaguchi are cast in live-action film “One Week Friends.” Movie is based on manga series “Isshukan Friends” by Matcha Hazuki and directed by Shosuke Murakami (“Train Man“/”Threads of Destiny“).

In live-action film “One Week Friends,” Kento Yamazaki plays high school student Yuki Hase. His character attempts to befriend Kaori Fujimiya (Haruna Kawaguchi). Kaori Fujimiya is a loner without any friends. Yuki Hase learns from Kaori Fujimiya that she has short term memory loss and forgets her friends by Monday.

Filming for “One Week Friends” was completed in December, 2015 and the movie will be released sometime in February, 2017.

Mar 1 2016

Lily Franky, Tomoko Nakajima, Kazuya Kamenashi & Ai Hashimoto cast in movie “Utsukushii Hoshi”

Lily Franky, Tomoko Nakajima, Kazuya Kamenashi (‘KAT-TUN’) & Ai Hashimoto are cast in movie “Utsukushii Hoshi.” The upcoming film is based on 1962 novel “Utsukushii Hoshi” by Yukio Mishima and directed by Daihachi Yoshida (“The Kirishima Thing“/”Pale Moon“).

In the movie, Lily Franky, Tomoko Nakajima, Kazuya Kamenashi & Ai Hashimoto play a family with an unusual secret. They believe they are aliens with the father (Lily Franky) from Mars, the mother (Tomoko Nakajima) from Jupiter, the son (Kazuya Kamenashi) from Mercury and the daughter (Ai Hashimoto) from Venus. The family tries to save the world from nuclear weapons.

Filming for “Utsukushii Hoshi” takes place from March-April, 2016 in Tokyo and the movie will be released May, 2017 in Japan.