Jan 29 2016

Teaser trailer and supporting cast announced for movie “The Worst Bad Guys in Japan”

Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “The Worst Bad Guys in Japan” starring Gou Ayano. In addition, supporting cast for the film has been revealed which includes Shido Nakamura, Young Dais, Yukio Ueno, Pierre Taki, Munetaka Aoki, Takayuki Kinoshita, Takuma Otoo, Haruna Yabuki, Kumi Takiuchi & Tomoya Nakamura. Movie is based on the autobiographical novel “Hajisarashi Hotsukaidoukei Akutoku Keiji no Kokuhaku” by Yoshiaki Inaba and centers around a corrupt cop. Kazuya Shiraishi (“The Devil’s Path“) directs the film.

“The Worst Bad Guys in Japan” opens June 25, 2016 in Japan.

Jan 28 2016

Sumire Sato cast in live-action film “The Little Match Girl”

Sumire Sato from idol group SKE48 is cast in new live-action film “The Little Match Girl.” Also cast in the film are Yutaka Kobayashi and Takafumi Honda (both of whom are members of boy band ‘Boys and Men’). The film is based on manga series “Match Shoujo” by Sanami Suzuki and the manga itself is inspired by 1845 short story “The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Andersen. Premise for the film follows a Rin (Sumire Sato) as a girl who sells matches. The matches offers the possibility of attaining personal dreams, but are as dangerous as fire.

“The Little Match Girl” will be released May 28, 2016 in Japan.

Jan 27 2016

Trailer for movie “The Sun”

Trailer added for upcoming sci-fi film “The Sun” starring Ryunosuke Kamiki & Mugi Kadowaki. Movie is based on the play “Taiyo” by Tomohiro Maekawa and directed by Yu Irie (“8000 Miles“). Story for the film is set at a time where two types of humans have survived a biological terror. The first group are “Noksu” who survived the virus and carry an antibody and “Kyurio” who never got the virus. “The Sun” will open April 23, 2016 in Japan.

Jan 26 2016

Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Tantei Mitarai no Jikenbo Seiro no Umi”

Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Tantei Mitarai no Jikenbo Seiro no Umi” starring Hiroshi Tamaki & Alice Hirose. Movie is based on novel “Seiro no Umi” by Soji Shimada and directed by Seiji Izumi (“Aibou“). The title of the film originally followed the novel with “Seiro no Umi Tantei Mitarai no Jikenbo” but then changed to “Tantei Mitarai no Jikenbo Seiro no Umi.” The poster reveals that the movie is set for release June 4, 2016 in Japan.

Jan 26 2016

Rena Tanaka cast for movie “Katsuragi Case”

Actress Rena Tanaka is cast for upcoming movie “Katsuragi Case” (literal title) starring Tomokazu Miura, Kaho Minami, Hirofumi Arai & Ryuya Wakaba. Movie is written and directed by Masaaki Akahori (“The Samurai That Night“). Premise for the film follows the Katsuragi family. Their 21-year-old son Minoru (Ryuya Wakaba) kills 8 people and goes on death row. Actress Rena Tanaka will play Junko Hoshino. Her character is opposed to the death penalty and she decides to marry Minoru to show her opposition to the death penalty.

“Katsuragi Case” will be released sometime this summer in Japan.

Jan 25 2016

Tina Tamashiro cast in movie “Sadako vs Kayako”

Actress Tina Tamashiro is cast in upcoming horror film “Sadako vs Kayako” starring Mizuki Yamamoto.

In “Sadako vs Kayako,” Tina Tamashiro will play Suzuka. Her character is a high school student. Due to her parents’ work, her family moves opposite to a mysterious ruins. Rumors swirl that if anybody goes into the ruins, that person will be cursed and die. Suzuka becomes a target of the crazed Kayako who lives within the ruins. This is the first time Tina Tamashiro will act in a horror film.

“Sadako vs Kayako” will be released June, 2016 in Japan.

Jan 25 2016

Tsuyoshi Abe cast in live-action film “Assassination Classroom: Graduation”

Tsuyoshi Abe is cast in upcoming live-action film “Assassination Classroom: Graduation” starring Ryosuke Yamada, Masaki Suda & Maika Yamamoto. He will join other well known actors Kazunari Ninomiya, Mirei Kiritani & Hiroki Narimiya in appearing in the film in supporting roles. Inmovie “Assassination Classroom: Graduation,” Tsuyoshi Abe wil play Sniper Red Eye. The Ministry of Defense sends Sniper Red Eye to kill Teacher Koro.

“Assassination Classroom: Graduation” will be released March 25, 2016 in Japan.

Jan 23 2016

Teaser poster and supporting cast for WOWOW drama series “Whose Is the Cuckoo’s Egg?”

Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming WOWOW drama series “Whose Is the Cuckoo’s Egg?” starring Tao Tsuchiya. The drama series is based on 2010 novel “Kakko no Tamago wa Dare no Mono” by Keigo Higashino. In addition, newly revealed supporting cast members include Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kanata Hongo & Shigeyuki Totsugi.

In the drama series, Tsuyoshi Ihara will play Hiromasa Hida. His character is a former top skier and father of Kazami’s (Tao Tsuchiya).

Kanata Hongo  will play Fumiya Kamijo. His character holds a key to the story.

Shigeyuki Totsugi will play Yosuke Yuzuki. He is cold hearted gene researcher.

“Whose Is the Cuckoo’s Egg?” first airs March 27, 2016 in Japan.