Jul 21 2016

Rika Adachi cast in movie “The Badly-Bruised Devil”

Rika Adachi is cast in upcoming movie “The Badly-Bruised Devil” (original webtoon English title). The movie is based on webtoon”Kizudarake no Akuma” by Volvox Sumikawa and directed by Santa Yamagishi (“Zenin, Kataomoi“). Also cast in supporting roles are Manami Enosawa, Kayano Masuyama, Yui Okada, Tomu Fujita, Koji Kominami.

In the upcoming film, Rika Adachi will play main character Mai Kasai. Her character is bullied at her new high school.

“The Badly-Bruised Devil” will be released February, 2017 in Japan.

Jul 20 2016

Teaser trailer for “High & Low The Red Rain”

Teaser trailer added for upcoming “High & Low The Red Rain” starring Takahiro (‘EXILE’), Hiroomi Tosaka & Takumi Saito.

Story for “High & Low The Red Rain” will focus on the Amamiya Brothers consisting of Masaki Amamiya (Takahiro) and Hiroto Amamiya (Hiroomi Tosaka). The film also introduces a third Amamiya brother, Takeru Amamiya, played by Takumi Saito. The three brothers lost their parents when they were young and relied only on each other afterwards. Takeru Amamiya is now missing.

“High & Low The Red Rain” will be released October 8, 2016 in Japan.

Jul 19 2016

Toma Ikuta, Eita & Tsubasa Honda cast in movie “The Mole Song 2”

Toma Ikuta, Eita & Tsubasa Honda are cast in sequel film “The Mole Song 2” (placeholder title). Movie is directed by Takashi Miike & screenplay by Kankuro Kudo – they previously worked together with Tom Ikuta in the original 2014 film “The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji.” Also cast in the film are Arata Furuta, Nanao, Riisa Naka, Yusuke Kamiji, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Kenichi Endo, Sarutoki Minagawa, Koichi Iwaki and Shinichi Tsutsumi.

Eita, Tsubasa Honda, Arata Furuta and Nanao are new cast members who did not appear in the first film. Story for the sequel film will be set in Hong Kong and has Reiji Kikukawa (Toma Ikuta) going undercover to tackle the Chinese mafia. Eita will play Shinya Kabuto. His character is the newly appoint chief of the organized crime division and he goes after Reiji Kikukawa. Tsubasa Honda will play Karen Todoroki. Her character is the daughter of the crime boss for the Sukiyaki gang. Arata Furuta will play yakuza Momoji Sakuraba. Actress Nanao will play Fufon. Her character is a Chinese assassin for hire.

“The Mole Song 2” will be released December 23, 2016 in Japan.

Jul 18 2016

Kazunari Ninomiya, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Aoi Miyazaki cast in movie “The Last Recipe”

Kazunari Ninomiya, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Aoi Miyazaki, Gou Ayano are all cast in new movie “The Last Recipe.” Also cast in the film are Daigo Nishihata, Yutaka TakenouchiYoshi Oida. Movie is based on 2014 novel “Kirin no Shita wo Motsu Otoko” by Keiichi Tanaka and directed by Yojiro Takita (“Departures“).

Story for “The Last Recipe” has Kazunari Ninomiya playing main character Mitsuru Sasaki. His character is a top chef, but he is burned out by his profession. He then receives a request to make a last dish for someone before that person dies. Mitsuru Sasaki looks for a legendary recipe by Naotaro Yamagata (Hidetoshi Nishijima) who went to Manchuria in the 1930’s.

“The Last Recipe” will be released autumn, 2017 in Japan.

Jul 15 2016

Casting announced for movie “Juushi no Yoru”

Casting has been announced for new movie “Juushi no Yoru” (literally “14’s Night”). Cast in the film are Naoki Inukai, Ken Mitsuishi, Mari Hamada, Mugi Kadowaki, Masato Wada, Nana Asakawa (‘SUPER☆GiRLS’) and Kentaro. Naoki Inukai is a rookie teen actor and he landed the lead role after taking part in auditions that included 750 other participants. The film is also the first film directed by screenwriter Shin Adachi (“Obon Brothers“).

Story for “Juushi no Yoru” is set in the 1980’s and revolves around a middle school student (Naoki Inukai) and his friends. The friends are all crazy about sex and they go nuts when they learn an AV actress will appear at a video store in their town.

“Juushi no Yoru” will be released December, 2016 in Japan.