May 19 2017

Yuki Uchida and Seiichi Tanabe cast in live-action film “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K”

Yuki Uchida and Seiichi Tanabe are cast in supporting roles for upcoming live-action film “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K” starring Kento Yamazaki and Kanna Hashimoto. For the movie, Yuki Uchida will play Kurumi Saiki. Her character is the mother of Kusuo Saiki (Kento Yamazaki). Seiichi Tanabe will play Kusuo Saiki’s father Kuniharu Saiki. Meanwhile, Kusuo Saiki is a teenager, born with psychic powers.

“The Disastrous Life of Saiki K” opens October 21, 2017 in Japan.


May 17 2017

Dean Fujioka cast in movie “The Flying Tire”

Dean Fujioka is cast in upcoming movie “The Flying Tire” (literal title) starring Tomoya Nagase (‘TOKIO’). Movie is based on 2006 novel “Soratobu Taiya” by Jun Ikeido, which was previously adapted into 2009 WOWOW drama series “The Flying Tire.” In the movie, Dean Fujioka will play Yuta Sawada. He works as the chief of customer strategy section at car manufacturer Hopu. He is against Tokuro Akamatsu (Tomoya Nagase).

“The Flying Tire” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

May 17 2017

Teaser poster for live-action film “Love and Lies”

Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming live-action film “Love and Lies” starring Aoi Morikawa, Takumi Kitamura & Kanta Sato. Caption for the teaser poster states “The government selects an ideal partner. The world of date bans. One day, we are informed to love.” Premise for the film has the government on a mission to increase the birthrate of its country. They analyze gene information to select marriage partners for its citizens. Movie is based on manga series”Koi to Uso” by Musawo.

“Love and Lies” opens sometime this autumn in Japan.

May 15 2017

Mari Natsuki & Lee Jong-Hyun cast in movie “Ikiru Machi”

Mari Natsuki & Lee Jong-Hyun (‘CNBLUE’) are cast in new movie “Ikiru Machi.” The film is directed by actor/director Hideo Sakaki. Story for the film takes place in the seaside town of Ishinomaki, Japan. The town of Ishinokamki was devastated by the 2011 tsunami and main character Chieko Sato (Mari Natsuki) lived through the crisis. Her fisherman husband disappeared during that time and her two children have been severely affected by the natural disaster. South Korean Do-Hyun (Lee Jong-Hyun) once lived in the area and returns to tell Chieko Sato something she did not know about her husband.

“Ikiru Machi” will be released spring, 2018 in Japan. Read more »

May 15 2017

Teaser trailer #3 for movie “Mumon”

Teaser trailer #3 added for movie “Mumon” starring Satoshi Ono and Satomi Ishihara. The theme song for the upcoming movie has been announced, which will be “Tsunagu” by idol group Arashi. Satoshi Ono is a member Arashi. The track “Tsunagu” will be released June 28, 2017 in Japan, while the film itself will open July 1, 2017 in Japan.

May 15 2017

Poster and trailer for movie “Side Job”

Poster and trailer added for upcoming movie “Side Job” starring Kumi Takiuchi, Ken Mitsuishi, Kengo Kora & Tokio Emoto. Movie is based on the novel “Kanojo no Jinsei wa Machigai Janai” by Ryuichi Hiroki & also directed by Ryuichi Hiroki. It’s the first published novel by Ryuichi Hiroki. Story for the film is set in Ryuichi Honda’s hometown of Fukushima, Japan. Kumi Takiuchi plays main character Miyuki. After losing her mother in the 2011 tsunai, she lives with her father in a temporary house and works at city hall. On weekends, she takes a bus to Tokyo and works there as a call girl.

“Side Job” opens July 15, 2017 in Japan.

May 15 2017

Masaki Suda and Tao Tsuchiya cast in live-action film “My Little Monster”

Masaki Suda and Tao Tsuchiya are cast in live-action film “My Little Monster.” The live-action film is based on manga “Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun” by Robico and will be directed by Sho Tsukikawa. The film is also set to become Masaki Suda’s last film where he plays a high school student. For the upcoming live-action film, Masaki Suda will play troublemaker Haru Yoshida. His character doesn’t have any friends. Tao Tsuchiya will play Shizuku Mizutani. She only thinks about her grades and doesn’t have friends. Haru Yoshida develops feelings for Shizuku Mizutani due to a small misunderstanding.

“My Little Monster” will be released next year in Japan.

May 11 2017

English subtitled teaser for movie “Birds Without Names”

English subtitled teaser trailer for upcoming movie “Birds Without Names” (English title) starring Yu Aoi, Sadao Abe, Tori Matsuzaka & Yutaka Takenouchi. Movie is based on the novel “Kanojo ga Sono Mei wo Shiranai Toritachi” by Mahokaru Numata and directed by Kazuya Shiraishi. The teaser trailer begins with the familiar piano piece “Variations on a Theme of Paganini” found in movie “Confessions,” but the ending features a dreamy time change ala a classic Mojave 3 song.

“Birds Without Names” opens October 28, 2017 in Japan.