Jun 12 2018

Trailer for movie “Lenses on Her Heart”

Trailer for movie “Lenses on Her Heart” starring Hiroto Kanai and Chizuru Ikewaki. Movie is based on 2015 novel “Kirakira Megane” by Akio Morisawa and directed by Kazutoshi Inudo. Other novels adapted into films by Akio Morisawa include “Tsugaru,” “Cape Nostalgia” and “Natsumi’s Firefly.” Story for the film follows a young man who finds a business card in a used book he purchased. He tracks down that person.

“Lenses on Her Heart” opens September 15, 2018 in Japan.

Jun 10 2018

Yukino Kishii and Ryo Narita cast in movie “What is Love”

Yukino Kishii and Ryo Narita are cast in movie “What is Love” (literal title). The film is based on 2003 novel “Ai ga Nanda” by Mitsuyo Kakuta. Other novels by Mitsuyo Kakuta that have been adapted into films include “Hanging Garden,” “Rebirth” and “Pale Moon.”Rikiya Imaizumi will direct the film. Story for “What is Love” follows a woman who has fallen completely in love with a man who does not feel the same way about her.

“What is Love” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Jun 8 2018

Teaser trailer and poster for omnibus film “Ten Years Japan”

Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming omnibus film “Ten Years Japan.” The film is produced by Hirokazu Koreeda who just won the top prize at this year;s Cannes Film Festival for his film “Shoplifters.” The film features 5 short stories dealing with issues like A.I., nuclear power, digital society, aging society and military draft. Cast members include Satoru Kawaguchi, Jun Kunimura, Hana Sugisaki, Chizuru Ikewaki and Taiga.

“Ten Years Japan” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.

Jun 5 2018

Shun Oguri cast in live-action film “Hibiki”

Shun Oguri is cast in live-action film “Hibiki” starring Yurina Hirate (‘Keyakizaka46’). The movie is based on manga “Hibiki: Shousetsuka ni Naru Houhou” by Mitsuharu Yanamoto and directed by Sho Tsukikawa. For “Hibiki,” Shun Oguri will play Shunpei Yamamoto. He is a novelist and aspires to win the Akutagawa Prize.

Filming for “Hibiki” finished June 1, 2018 and the movie will be released September 14, 2018 in Japan.