Asami Usuda, Taiga and Joe Odagiri are cast in live-action film “Pumpkin and Mayonnaise” (literal title). Movie is based on a manga series “Kabocha to Mayonezu” by Kiriko Nananan and directed by Masanori Tominaga. For manga artist Kiriko Nananan, this is her third live-action film adaption following 2006 movie “Strawberry Shortcakes” and 2003 film “Blue.” Also cast in supporting roles are Ken Mitsuishi, Kurumi Shimizu, Koudai Asaka & Ryuya Wakaba.
Story for the film follow the relationship between Tsuchida (Asami Usuda), Seiichi (Taiga) and Hagio (Joe Odagiri). Tsuchida works at a hostess bar without her boyfriend Seiichi knowing. Seiichi is a musician, but he is in a musical rut and doesn’t have a job. Tsuchida then meets her ex-boyfriend Hagio (Joe Odagiri).
“Pumpkin and Mayonnaise” will be released November, 2017 in Japan.
Trailer added for live-action film “Teiichi no Kuni The Movie” starring Masaki Suda. Movie is based on manga series “Teiichi no Kuni” by Usamaru Furuya and directed by Akira Nagai (“Judge!“/”If Cats Disappeared From the World“). Live-action film “Teiichi no Kuni The Movie,” follows Teiichi Akaba (Masaki Suda) as he vies to become the student president of a prestigious private high school.
“Teiichi no Kuni The Movie” opens April 29, 2017 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Four Seasons Story” starring Shono Hayama & Hirona Yamazaki. Movie is based on 2009 song “Shunkashuto” by hip-hop duo Hilcrhyme. In the promotional photo above, DJ Katsu & Toc from Hilcrhyme sit next to Shono Hayama and Hirona Yamazaki
“Four Seasons Story” will be released April 8, 2017 in Japan.
Main trailer added for upcoming movie “Hurricane Polimar” starring Junpei Mizobata & Yuki Yamada. Movie centers around ex-street fighter now private investigator Takeshi Yoroi (Junpei Mizobata). He possesses a special polymar suit that transforms into Hurrican Polymar.
“Hurricane Polimar” is now scheduled to open May 13, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Sensei!” starring Toma Ikuta & Suzu Hirose. Movie is based on manga series “Sensei!” by Kazune Kawahara and directed by Takahiro Miki. Meanwhile, still image above is the first of Suzu Hirose in the movie.
“Sensei!” will open October 28, 2017 in Japan.
Mahiro Takasugi cast in upcoming live-action film “Principal” co-starring Yuina Kuroshima and Nozomu Kotaki. Movie is based on manga series “Principal” by Ryo Ikuemi and directed by Tetsuo Shinohara.
For live-action film “Principle,” Mahiro Takasugi will play Wao Sakurai. He and Gen Tatebayashi (Nozomu Kotaki) have been friends since they were little and are the two most popular boys in high school. They have totally different personalities with Wao Sakurai being kind and gentle to everyone. The two become interested in new transfer student Shima Sumitomo (Yuina Kuroshima).
“Principal” will be released 2018 in Japan.
Supporting cast has been announced for upcoming movie “Confession of Murder” starring Tatsuya Fujiwara & Hideaki Ito. Movie is a remake of 2012 South Korean film “Confession of Murder.”
Now cast in supporting roles are Kaho, Shuhei Nomura, Anna Ishibashi, Ryo Ryusei, Taichi Saotome, Mitsuru Hirata, Ryo Iwamatsu, Koichi Iwaki and Toru Nakamura. Kaho will play the daughter of a man who was murdered 22 years ago. Toru Nakamura will play a journalist who tries to disclose the truth behind the serial murder cases. Anna Ishibashi will play the younger sister of Wataru Makimura (Hideaki Ito). She went missing 22 years ago.
“Confession of Murder” will open June 10, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for live-action film “Double Mints” starring Yasushi Fuchikami & Shunsuke Tanaka. Movie is based on manga series “Double Mints” by Asumiko Nakamura and directed by Eiji Uchida.
“Double Mints” will be released sometime this summer in Japan.
Teaser poster added for upcoming movie “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” (literal title) starring Takumi Kitamura, Minami Hamabe, Shun Oguri & Keiko Kitagawa. Movie is based on novel “Kimi no Suizo wo Tabetai” by Yoru Sumino and directed by Sho Tsukikawa.
“I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” will be released July 28, 2017 in Japan.
Erika Sawajiri is cast in upcoming live-action film “Impossibility Defense” starring Tori Matsuzaka. Movie is based on manga series “Funohan” written by Arata Miyatsuki and directed by Koji Shiraishi. In live-action film “Impossibility Defense,” Erika Sawajiri will play Tomoko Tada. She is a detective who tries to achieve justice. She is the only one whose mind is not controlled by Tadashi Usobuki (Tori Matsuzaka). In the original manga, Erika Sawajiri’s character was a male character.
“Impossibility Defense” opens in 2018 in Japan.