Mackenyu Arata, Haruma Miura, Hirona Yamazaki and Kenichi Matsuyama are all cast in live-action film “Brave: Gunjyo Senki.” The film is based on manga “Gunjyo Senki” by Masaki Kasahara and directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro (“Ajin: Demi-Human“). Story for the film has an entire high school traveling back in time to the sengoku period, right before war breaks out. Mackenyu Arata will play main character Aoi Nishino. Filming for the movie takes place from December, 2019 to January, 2020 around the Kanto area.
“Brave: Gunjyo Senki” will be released sometime in 2021 in Japan.
Teaser 2 & main poster added for movie “Last Letter” starring Takako Matsu & Suzu Hirose. Movie is the latest film directed by Shunji Iwai (“Hana and Alice“). Notably, the film reunites Takako Matsu and Shunji Iwai who previously collaborated in 1998 movie “April Story.” Meanwhile, the movie’s theme song has been revealed, which is “Kaeru no Uta” by Nana Mori. Nana Mori also appears in the film as Soyoka Kishibeno / Yuri Tono. Theme song “Kaeru no Uta” also plays in teaser trailer #2.
“Last Letter” will be released January 17, 2020 in Japan.
Main trailer for movie “Mellow” starring Kei Tanaka & Sae Okazaki. Caption appears in the trailer around the 45 second mark that states in Japanese “A Story of unskilled, unrequited loves.”
Plot summary per AsianWiki: Seiichi Natsume (Kei Tanaka) runs a flower shop. He is single and has peaceful days working with flowers, which he enjoys. Meanwhile Kiho (Sae Okazaki) runs a ramen restaurant near the flower shop. The ramen restaurant was left to her from her father, but the restaurant is about to close down for good.
“Mellow” will be released January 17, 2020 in Japan.
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Main trailer and poster added for movie “Our 30 Minute Sessions” starring Mackenyu Arata, Takumi Kitamura, and Sayu Kubota. Caption on the teaser poster states “Our ‘Beginning’ story was give by ‘Goodbye.'” Meanwhile, more supporting cast members have been announced for film: Riho Makise, Michitaka Tsutsui, and Yutaka Matsushige
“Our 30 Minute Sessions” will be released January 24, 2020 in Japan.
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Taisuke Fujigaya (‘Kis-My-Ft.2’) and Nao are cast in NTV drama series “Yameru Toki mo, Sukoyaka Naru Toki mo.” The drama series is based on 2017 novel “Yameru Toki mo, Sukoyaka Naru Toki mo” by Misumi Kubo. Misumi Kubo also wrote the original novel that was adapted into 2012 feature film “The Cowards Who Looked To The Sky .” Story for “Yameru Toki mo, Sukoyaka Naru Toki mo” will follow two young people who carry internal wounds and decide to try find happiness together.
“Yameru Toki mo, Sukoyaka Naru Toki mo” first airs January 20, 2020 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Monday 1AM time slot after “Black School Rules“).
Main trailer for movie “Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku” starring Mitsuki Takahata and Kento Yamazaki. Movie is based on webcomic “Wotaku ni Koi ha Muzukashii” by Fujita. Meanwhile, famous Japanese music producer and composer Shiro Sagisu will take part in the film for its musical soundtrack. As a cherry on top, lead actors Mitsuki Takahata and Kento Yamazaki also perfroms a song for the movie and that song appears in the trailer.
“Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku” will be released February 7, 2020 in Japan.
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Main trailer and poster added for movie “His” starring Hio Miyazawa and Kisetsu Fujiwara. Movie is directed by Rikiya Imaizumi (“Little Nights, Little Love“) and scripted by Atsushi Asada (“Penguin Fufu“). Below are still images from the film.
“His” will be released January 24, 2020 in Japan.
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Moka Kamishiraishi and Kanata Hosoda are cast in live-action film “Kid Does Not Understand” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Kodomo wa Wakatte Agenai” by Retto Tajima and directed by Shuichi Okita (“The Mohican Comes Home“). The film will follow high school student Minami Sakuta (Moka Kamishiraishi) and her school mate Shohei Moji (Kanata Hosoda). They try to find Minami Sakuta’s birth father and also become first loves. Filming for the movie took place from July, 2019 to August, 2019. This is director’s Shuichi Okita’s first live-action action film adaptation.
“Kid Does Not Understand” will be released sometime during summer, 2020 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for movie “Mask Ward” (literal title) starring Kentaro Sakaguchi & Mei Nagano. Movie is based on 2014 novel “Kamen Byoto” by Mikito Chinen and directed by Hisashi Kimura (“Ninkyo Gakuen“). In addition four new supporting cast members has been announced for the film: Rio Uchida, Noriko Eguchi, Ryohei Otani, and Masanobu Takashima. Rio Uchida and Noriko Eguchi will play nurses at the nursing hospital where a masked intruder takes them hostage. Ryohei Otani will play Doctor Tsukasa Kosakai and Masanobu Takashima will play Hospital Director Tadokoro.
“Mask Ward” will be released March 6, 2020 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Hokusai” starring Yuya Yagira, Min Tanaka and Hiroshi Abe. The film is based on the life of painter Hokusai Katsushika, known best for his landscape prints “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.” Caption on the teaser poster states in Japanese “Madness that stays on the brush.”
“Hokusai” will be released summer, 2020 in Japan.