Sep 22 2016

Teaser trailer for movie “Partners: The Movie IV”

Teaser trailer for movie “Partners: The Movie IV” starring Yutaka Mizutani & Takashi Sorimachi.

In addition, supporting cast for the upcoming has been revealed. Actors who will play new characters in the film are Kazuki Kitamura, Mayu Yamaguchi and Takeshi Kaga. While, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Koji Ishizaka and Yukie Nakama will play their respective characters that they have done so previously in earlier “Partners”/”Aibou” titles.

“Partners: The Movie IV” will be released February 11, 2017 in Japan.

Sep 22 2016

Shuhei Nomura & Yuina Kuroshima cast in movie “Sakurada Reset”

Shuhei Nomura & Yuina Kuroshima are cast in new movies “Sakurada Reset 1” and “Sakurada Reset 2.” The films are based on light novel “Sakurada Risetto” by Yutaka Kono and directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa.

In the upcoming films, Shuhei Nomura will play high school student Kei Asai and Yuina Kuroshima will play Misora Haruki. They live in the town of Sakurada where about half of the residents possess special powers. Kei Asai’s special power is his enhanced memory (he can remember everything) and Misora Haruki possesses the ability to reset the world by up to 3 days. Together they can go back in time and retain their memory.

“Sakurada Reset 1” will be released spring, 2017 in Japan.

Sep 19 2016

Tsuyoshi Domoto cast in live-action film “Gintama”

Tsuyoshi Domoto (‘KinKi Kids’) cast in upcoming live-action film “Gintama” starring Shun Oguri. Also, newly announced supporting actors now include Hirofumi Arai, Jiro Sato, Nanao, Ken Yasuda & Akari Hayami.

For Tsuyoshi Domoto, movie “Gintama” will mark his first movie acting role since 2005 film “Fantastipo.” In live-action film “Gintama,” Tsuyoshi Domoto will play Shinsuke Takasugi. His character is a master of kenjutsu and Gintoki Sakata’s (Shun Oguri) rival. He leads Kiheitai which is a radical armed group that aspires to expel  foreigners. For the intense battle scenes between Gintoki Sakata (Shun Oguri) and the Kiheitai group, an action directing team from South Korea was invited on Shun Oguri’s suggestion.

“Gintama” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

 

Sep 19 2016

Tao Tsuchiya, Ryota Katayose and Yudai Chiba are cast in live-action film “Ani ni Ai Saresugite Komattemasu”

Tao Tsuchiya, Ryota Katayose (‘GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE’) and Yudai Chiba are all cast in live-action film “Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu” (literally “I Have Difficulty to Be Loved Too Much by Older Brother”). Movie is based on manga series of same name by Rina Yagami and the movie will be directed by Hayato Kawai.

Story for “Ani ni Ai Saresugite Komattemasu” follows the relationship between teenage brother and sisters played by Tao Tsuchiya & Ryota Katayose. The older brother likes his sister a lot, but also holds a secret about them. The secret is that they are not blood related. Meanwhile, the first love (Yudai Chiba) of the sister comes into the picture.

“Ani ni Ai Saresugite Komattemasu” will be released sometime next summer in Japan.

Sep 13 2016

Takumi Kitamura, Minami Hamabe, Shun Oguri & Keiko Kitagawa cast in movie “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas”

Takumi Kitamura, Minami Hamabe, Shun Oguri & Keiko Kitagawa are cast in upcoming movie “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” (literal title). The movie is based on 2015 novel “Kimi no Suizo wo Tabetai” by Yoru Sumino and directed by Sho Tsukikawa (“Kurosaki kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai“).

In the movie, Takumi Kitamura and Shun Oguri will play the same character. Takumi Kitamura will play “I” as a high school student in the past and Shun Oguri will play “I” in the present days. Minami Hamabe will play Sakura Yamauchi. As a high school student, she wrote a diary in which she reveals she is suffering from a pancreatic disease and “I” finds the diary. Keiko Kitagawa will play Kyoko.

Filming for “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” began September 10, 2016 and the movie will be released sometime next summer in Japan.