Tsurube Shofukutei, Gou Ayano and Nana Komatsu cast in movie “Closed Ward” (literal & working title). The movie is based on 1994 novel “Heisa Byoutou” by Hosei Hahakigi. Story for “Closed Ward” tells a dark tale, revolving around a murder that takes place at a psychiatric hospital. Filming for “Closed Ward” will take place from January 7, 2019 through mid-February, 2019. Filming locations will include Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Kougen Hospital in Komoro, Nagano Prefecture, suburbs of Kanto region and Tokyo. Hideyuki Hirayama (“Everest: The Summit of the Gods“) will direct the film.
“Closed Ward” will be released November, 2019 in Japan.
Main trailer for live-action film “Ibuki 192” starring Hidetoshi Nishijima and Kuranosuke Sasaki. Movie is based on manga series “Kuubo Ibuki” by Kaiji Kawaguchi and directed by Setsuro Wakamatsu (“The Unbroken“). The film takes place over a 24 hour period and deals with an invasion by unknown forces upon an island in Japan. Ibuki Carrier is deployed to the area.
“Ibuki 192” is now set for release May 24, 2019 in Japan.
Trailer #2 added for upcoming live-action film “Kingdom” starring Kento Yamazaki, Ryo Yoshizawa and Masami Nagasawa. Movie is based on manga series “Kingdom” by Yasuhisa Hara and set during the warring states period in China. The movie’s theme song has also been revealed for trailer #2, which is “Wasted Nights” by rock band One Ok Rock.
“Kingdom” will be released April 19, 2019 in Japan.
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Trailer added for movie “Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku” starring Mei Nagano and Takumi Kitamura. Movie is based on novel “Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku” by Tetsuya Sano. In addition, the movie’s theme song has been revealed which is “Mitsu no Tsuki -for the film-” by pop band Sekai no Owari. The song appears in the trailer. Comparing this romance film with “Snow Flower,” which will be released a month earlier. “
“Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku” will be released March 15, 2019 in Japan.
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Hidetoshi Nishijima & Toshiyuki Nishida are cast in movie “Ninkyo Gakuen.” The film is based on 2007 novel “Ninkyo Gakuen” by Bin Konno (“Honcho Azumi“) and directed by Hisashi Kimura. In the film, Hidetoshi Nishijima & Toshiyuki Nishida play leaders of an old school yakuza group. They attempt to restore a local high school that is badly mismanaged.
“Ninkyo Gakuen” will be released autumn, 2019 in Japan.
Main trailer added for movie “Makuko” starring Hikaru Yamazaki, Ninon, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Risa Sudo. Movie is based on 2016 novel “Makuko” by Kanako Nishi (“Yellow Elephant“) and directed by Keiko Tsuruoka. The film follows a young 5th grader Satoshi (Hikaru Yamazaki) as his life changes when a beautiful young girl (Ninon) enters his life. She has a big secret though.
“Makuko” will be released March 15, 2019 in Japan.
Trailer for movie “JK Rock” starring Shodai Fukuyama and Ryosuke Yamamoto. Movie is directed by Shunji Muguruma. The film follows rock group JoKers who broke up 1 year earlier. Members of the band attempt to reunite, but they need their singer Jyo Kaieda (Shodai Fukuyama) to become inspired by music again.
“JK Rock” will be released April 6, 2019 in Japan.
Yu Aoi, Yuko Takeuchi, Chieko Matsubara and Tsutomu Yamazaki are cast in movie “A Long Goodbye” (literal title). The movie revolves around an elderly father (Tsutomu Yamazaki) who has Alzheimer and his wife (Chieko Matsubara) and daughters (Yu Aoi and Yuko Takeuchi). The film is based on 2015 novel “Nagai Owakare” by Kyoko Nakajima (“The Little House“) and directed by Ryota Nakano (“Her Love Boils Bathwater“). In addition, a teaser trailer for the upcoming is added on AsianWiki.
“A Long Goodbye” will be released sometime this May in Japan.
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Main trailer added for live-action film “L-DK: Two Loves, Under One Roof” (English title) starring Mone Kamishiraishi, Yosuke Sugino and Ryusei Yokohama. Movie is based on manga series “L•DK” by Ayu Watanabe and is a sequel to 2014 film “L-DK.”
“L-DK: Two Loves, Under One Roof” airs March 21, 2019.
Main trailer for movie “Children’s Restaurant” (literal title of “Kodomo Shokudo”) starring Kanata Fujimoto and Rio Suzuki. The film is directed by Taro Hyugaji (“Under The Nagasaki Sky“) and original screenplay written by Shin Adachi (“100 Yen Love“). The movie follows 5th grader Yuto Takano (Kanata Fujimoto) and his family who runs a restaurant. Yuto Takano then meets two girls who live with their father in a car. The girls father then disappears.
“Children’s Restaurant” will be released March 23, 2019 in Japan.