Jan 12 2017

Teaser trailer and poster for movie “A Beautiful Star”

Teaser trailer and poster for upcoming movie “A Beautiful Star” starring Lily Franky, Tomoko Nakajima, Kazuya Kamenashi & Ai Hashimoto. Movie is based on novel “Utsukushii Hoshi” by Yukio Mishima and directed by Daihachi Yoshida. The unusual premise for the film follows a family who believes they are from outer space and attempt to save the world from nuclear destruction.

“A Beautiful Star” opens May, 2017 in Japan.

Jan 12 2017

Teaser trailer for movie “Neko Atsume no Ie”

Teaser trailer added for movie “Neko Atsume no Ie” starring Atsushi Ito & Shiori Kutsuna.

In addition, Tomorowo Taguchi, Tae Kimura, Kayoko Okubo and Masahiro Toda have been announced as supporting cast actors for the upcoming film. Tomorowo Taguchi will play Asakusa. He is Michiru’s (Shiori Kutsuna) senior editor. Tae Kimura will play Yoko. She is a pet shop owner. Kayoko Okubo will play a real estate agent.

“Neko Atsume no Ie” will be released April 8, 2017 in Japan.

Jan 12 2017

Dean Fujioka cast in movie “Kekkon”

Dean Fujioka is cast in new movie “Kekkon” (literally “Marriage”). The film is based on 2012 novel by “Kekkon” by Areno Inoue. In the upcoming movie. Dean Fujioka will play main character Kenji Urumi. He uses his good looks to seduce woman and swindle them out of their money through marriage. He works with Ruriko Sengoku (Shuko).

“Kekkon” will be released sometime this summer in Japan.

Jan 11 2017

Erina Mano, Hayato Isomura and Yosuke Sugino cast in live-action film “Anonymous Noise”

Erina Mano, Hayato Isomura and Yosuke Sugino are cast in live-action film “Anonymous Noise” starring Ayami Nakajo & Jun Shison. Movie is based on manga series “Fukumenkei Noizu” by Ryoko Fukuyama and directed by Koichiro Miki.

For live-action film “Anonymous Noise,” Erina Mano will play Mio Suguri. Her character is the vocalist for music group “in No hurry to shout” and she has feelings for Yuzu (Jun Shison). After Nino (Ayami Nakajo) appears, Mio decides to quit the band.

Meanwhile, Hayato Isomura will play Ayumi Kurose (nickname “Kuro”). He is the drummer for  “in No hurry to shout.” Yosuke Sugino will play Yoshito Haruno (nickname “Haruyoshi”). He is the bassist for “in No hurry to shout” and has feelings Mio.

“Anonymous Noise” will be released November 25, 2017 in Japan.

Jan 9 2017

Masaharu Fukuyama and Koji Yakusho cast in new Hirokazu Koreeda film

Masaharu Fukuyama and Koji Yakusho are cast in as of yet untitled film written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. The film will have Masaharu Fukuyama playing elite lawyer Shigemori. He takes on a murder case involving accused murderer Mikuma (Koji Yakusho). Mikuma has a criminal record related to a murder that took place 30 years ago and he has confessed to the new murder charge. Yet, Mikuma begins to have doubts about his client’s guilt.

The as of yet untitled Hirokazu Koreeda film will be released September, 2017 in Japan.