Sep 14 2017

Trailer for based-on-a-true-story film “The 8-Year Engagement”

Trailer added for based-on-a-true-story film “The 8-Year Engagement” starring Takeru Satoh and Tao Tsuchiya. Movie is based on autobiographical novel “8 Nen Goshi no Hanayome Kimi no Me ga Sametanara” by Hisashi Nakahara and Mai Nakahara. Story for the film follows a couple who are set to marry in 3 months. The woman falls into a coma and when she wakes up years later, she does not remember her fiance.

“The 8-Year Engagement” opens December 16, 2017 in Japan.

Sep 13 2017

Atsuko Maeda, Toko Miura and Machiko Ono cast in movie “Suteki na Dynamite Scandal”

Atsuko Maeda, Toko Miura and Machiko Ono are cast in movie “Suteki na Dynamite Scandal” starring Tasuku Emoto. Movie is based on autobiographical novel “Suteki na Dainamaito Sukyandaru” by Akira Suei and directed by Masanori Tominaga. Story for the film follows the rise of Suei who eventually becomes the chief editor of a famous erotic magazine in the 1980’s. Atsuko Maeda will play the wife of Suei, while Toko Miura will play a lover of Suei. Lastly, Machiko One will play the mother of Suei.

“Suteki na Dynamite Scandal” will be released March, 2018 in Japan.

Sep 12 2017

Rina Kawaei cast in movie “Koi no Shizuku”

Rina Kawaei (former ‘AKB48’ member) is cast for the lead female role in movie “Koi no Shizuku” (literally “Love’s Water Drop”). Hayato Onozuka is cast to play the lead male character and cast in supporting roles are Mao Miyaji, Tsunenori Aoki, Tomoya Warabino, Kanji Tsuda and Mantaro Koichi. Movie is directed by Naoki Segi and filming will begin next month in Hiroshima, Japan. Story for the film has Rina Kawaei playing agriculture student Shiori Tachibana. She goes to Hiroshima to receive training at a sake brewery.

“Koi no Shizuku” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Sep 11 2017

Maika Yamamoto cast in live-action film “That Is Not a Child But a Minor”

Maika Yamamoto is cast for a supporting role in upcoming live-action film “That Is Not a Child But a Minor” (literal title) starring Kento Nakajima (‘Sexy Zone’) and Yuna Taira. For the film, Maika Yamamoto will play Saaya Matsui. She is the ex-girlfriend of Nao Tsurugi (Kento Nakajima) and appears in front of Nao Tsurugi and Karin Oriyama (Yuna Taira)

“That Is Not a Child But a Minor” will be released December 23, 2017 in Japan.

Sep 8 2017

Ryusei Yokohama cast in live-action film “Ani Tomo”

Ryusei Yokohama is cast in new live-action film “Ani Tomo” (literally “Brother’s Friend”). This will be Ryusei Yokohama’s first lead acting role in a feature film. The movie is based on manga series “Ani Tomo” by Modomu Akagawara and directed by Ryo Nakajima. Story for “Ani Tomo” has Ryusei Yokohama playing high school student Sota Nishino. He mutters to his friend that his sister is cute, but the sister also hears the remark.

“Ani Tomo” will be released sometime during spring, 2018 in Japan.

Sep 7 2017

English subtitled trailer for movie “Death Row Family”

English subtitled trailer for upcoming based-on-a-true-story film “Death Row Family” starring Shotaro Mamiya, Katsuya Maiguma, Naomasa Musaka and Kanako Irie. Movie is based on novel “Waga Ikka Zenin Shikei” by Tomohiko Suzuki and directed by Yuki Kobayashi. Story for the film follows a family who rob a loan shark and, in the process, kill one of his family members. They then go on to commit more robberies and murders.

“Death Row Family” opens November 18, 2017 in Japan.

Sep 7 2017

Trailer and poster for movie “Linking Love”

Trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Linking Love” starring Yuka Tano and Anna Ishibashi. Movie is based on internet novel “Linking Love” by Hiroshi Hagishima and directed by Shusuke Kaneko. Setup for the film follows college student Miyu Mashio (Yuka Tano) as she travels back in time to when her parents were college students. She starts up an idol group there to get her father interested in her mother.

“Linking Love” opens October 28, 2017 in Japan.

Read more »