Aug 16 2016

Nana Yamada cast in live-action film “Mustard Chocolate”

Nana Yamada (former NMB48 member) is cast in live-action film “Mustard Chocolate.” Also cast in the film are Motohiro Ota, Toshiyuki Someya, Keisuke Kaminaga, Tsukushi Suzuki, Atsuki Tomori & Eri Ikeda. Movie is based on manga series “Mustard Chocolate” by Tomoko Fuyukawa and directed by Akihito Sasaki.

In movie “Mustard Chocolate,” Nana Yamada plays Rinko Tsugumi. At her high school, she doesn’t have any friends and she doesn’t talk to with others. She then enrolls in an art cram school and begins to grow as a person.

“Mustard Chocolate” will be released spring, 2017 in Japan.

Aug 15 2016

Supporting cast announced for movie “Kiseki: Sobito of That Day”

Ryusei Yokohama, Ryo Narita and Yosuke Sugino are cast in upcoming movie “Kiseki: Sobito of That Day” starring Tori Matsuzaka & Masaki Suda. Movie revolves around the actual real life band “Greeeen” and their hit song “Kiseki.” Tori Matsuzaka plays the producer of the group and Masaki Suda plays Hide (lead member “Greeeen”).

Meanwhile, Ryusei Yokohama will play Navi, Ryo Narita will play 92 and Yosuke Sugino will play Soh. They are playing the three other members of “Greeeen.”

“Kiseki: Sobito of That Day” will be released sometime spring, 2017 in Japan.

Aug 12 2016

Teaser trailer for movie “Traces of Sin”

Teaser trailer for upcoming movie “Traces of Sin” starring Satoshi Tsumabuki & Hikari Mitsushima. Movie is based on 2006 novel “Gukoroku” by Tokuro Nukui & directed by Kei Ishikawa.

Story for the film has Satoshi Tsumabuki playing reporter Tanaka. He writes about an unsolved murder case that took place a year earlier. A family was murdered in the incident. He learns dark secrets about the family.

“Traces of Sin” will have its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on September 6, 2016 and its general release February 18, 2017 in Japan.

Aug 11 2016

Eita & Eriko Sato cast in movie “Ringside Story”

Eita & Eriko Sato are cast in new movie “Ringside Story.” Movie is directed by Masaharu Take (“100 Yen Love“). While Masaharu Take’s prior film “100 Yen Love” is set in the world of boxing, “Ringside Story” is partially related with professional wrestling. In the movie, Eita plays an unpopular actor. He is supported by his girlfriend played by Eriko Sato. The girlfriend works for a professional wrestling organization.

Filming for “Ringside Story” began August 7, 2016 and the movie will be released sometime in autumn, 2017 in Japan.

Aug 10 2016

Junichi Okada, Koji Yakusho, Kasumi Arimura cast in movie “Sekigahara”

Junichi Okada (‘V6’), Koji Yakusho and Kasumi Arimura are cast in new movie “Sekigahara.” The movie is based on the historical fiction novel “Sekigahara” by Ryotaro Shiba and will be directed by Masato Harada (“The Emperor in August“).

Story for the movie takes place during the Battle of Sekigahara (October 21, 1600). Junichi Okada will play Mitsunari Ishida. He leads the Western Army in the Battle of Sekigahara. Koji Yakusho will play Ieyasu Tokugawa. Ieyasu Tokugawa leads the Eastern Army. Kasumi Arimura will play Hatsume. Her character is sent to spy on Mitsunari Ishida, but falls in love with him.

Filming for “Sekigahara” begins this month and the movie will be released sometime during autumn, 2017 in Japan.

Aug 8 2016

Yuma Nakayama and Kirato Wakayama cast in live-action film “Laughing Under the Clouds”

Yuma Nakayama (‘NYC’) and Kirato Wakayama are cast in upcoming live-action film “Laughing Under the Clouds” starring Sota Fukushi. Movie is based on manga series “Donten ni Warau” by Karakara-Kemuri.

In the upcoming film, Yuma Nakayama will play second oldest brother Soramaru Kumo and Kirato Wakayama will play youngest brother Chutaro Kumo. Their older brother is Tenka Kumo played by Sota Fukushi. The three brothers go up against a giant snake known as Orochi. The snake revives every 300 years and yields incredible destruction.

“Laughing Under the Clouds” will be released sometime next year in Japan.