Dec 5 2018

Kentaro Ito, Tina Tamashiro, Shiori Akita and Marie Iitoyo cast in live-action film “The Flowers of Evil”

Kentaro Ito, Tina Tamashiro, Shiori Akita and Marie Iitoyo are cast in live-action film “The Flowers of Evil” (literal title). The film is based on manga series “Aku no Hana” by Shuzo Oshimi (“Sweet Poolside“) and directed by Noboru Iguchi. In the film, Kentaro Ito will play main character Takao Kasuga. Tina Tamashiro, Shiori Akita and Marie Iitoyo will play major supporting character roles.

“The Flowers of Evil” will be released sometime during autumn, 2019 in Japan.

Dec 5 2018

Shim Eun-Kyung and Tori Matsuzaka cast in movie “Newspaper Reporter”

Shim Eun-Kyung and Tori Matsuzaka are cast in movie “Newspaper Reporter” (literal title). The film is based on nonfiction book “Shinbun Kisha” by journalist Isoko Mochizuki and directed by Michihito Fujii. In the film, Shim Eun-Kyung will play a reporter investigating a potential government coverup. Tori Matsuzaka will play a government bureaucrat who clashes with the reporter.

“Newspaper Reporter” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Dec 3 2018

Haruka Fukuhara and Taiki Sato cast in live-action film “After-School Starlight”

Haruka Fukuhara and Taiki Sato (‘EXILE’/‘FANTASTICS’) are cast for lead roles in live-action film “After-School Starlight” (“Shigatsu no Kimi, Supika”). The film is based on manga series “Shigatsu no Kimi, Supika” by Miwako Sugiyama and directed by Kentaro Otani (“Nana“). For “After-School Starlight,” Haruka Fukuhara will play first year high school student Sei Saotome and Taiki Sato will play high school student Taiyo Udagawa. They join the astronomy club.

Filming for “After-School Starlight” takes place in Chikuma in Nagano Prefecture, Japan and the movie will be released spring, 2019 in Japan.

Dec 3 2018

Shun Oguri cast in movie “No Longer Human”

Shun Oguri is cast in movie “No Longer Human” (literal title). Movie is based on the life famous writer Osamu Dazai and directed by Mika Ninagawa (“Sakuran“). For the film, Shun Oguri will play novelist Osamu Dazai. His novel “Ningen Shikkaku” became a best seller during post war Japan. His body and that of his lover Tomie Yamazaki were found drowned in a Tokyo canal on June 19, 1948. Filming for the movie is ongoing and will finish mid-December, 2018.

“No Longer Human” will b e released sometime during 2019.

Nov 28 2018

Teaser trailer and two female leads announced for movie “Inemuri Iwane”

Teaser trailer added for movie “Inemuri Iwane” starring Tori Matsuzaka. Meanwhile Fumino Kimura and Kyoko Yoshine are cast for lead female characters in the movie. Movie “Inemuri Iwane” is based on novel “Inemuri Iwane Edo Zoshi” by Yasuhide Saeki and directed by Katsuhide Motoki (“Samurai Hustle“).  NHK drama series “Crossing of Heat Haze” (“Kagero no Tsuj”) is also based on the same novel. Fumino Kimura will play Okon and Kyoko Yoshine will play Nao Kobayashi. In addition, supporting cast actors for “Inemuri Iwane” have been added on AsianWiki.

“Inemuri Iwane” will be released May 17, 2019 in Japan.

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Nov 27 2018

Poster and trailer #2 for movie “Whistleblower”

Poster and trailer #2 added for movie “Whistleblower” (English title) starring Mansai NomuraTeruyuki Kagawa and Mitsuhiro Oikawa. Movie is based on 2012 novel “Nanatsu no Kaigi” by Jun Ikeido. 2013 NHK drama series “The Seven Conferences” is also based on the same novel. In addition, the theme song for movie is 1997 song “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan. “Make You Feel My Love” plays in trailer #2.

“Whistleblower” will be released February 1, 2019 in Japan.

 

Nov 23 2018

Teaser trailer for live-action film “Kingdom”

Teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Kingdom” starring Kento Yamazaki, Ryo Yoshizawa and Kanna Hashimoto. The teaser trailer shows Shin (Kento Yamazaki) meeting Eisei (Ryo Yoshizawa). Eisei was disinherited from the throne and to recapture the throne, the resistance, having only 50 fighters (including Shin), takes on 80,000 enemy troops. Movie is based on manga series “Kingdom” by Yasuhisa Hara and directed by Shinsuke Sato (“Gantz“/”Bleach“).

“Kingdom” will be released April 19, 2019 in Japan.