Takeru Satoh is cast in new live-action film “Ajin: Demi-Human.” Movie is based on manga series “Ajin” by Gamon Sakurai and directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro (“Bayside Shakedown“). In the movie, Takeru Satoh will play main character Kei Nagai. After dying in a car accident and then coming back to life, he learns that he is a type of immortal known as “Ajin.” “Ajin” are hated by humans for being dangerous and the government soon learns of Kei Nagai being an “Ajin.” He is sent to a government laboratory to undergo research.
“Ajin: Demi-Human” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action film “March Comes in Like a Lion” starring Ryunosuke Kamiki. Movie is based on manga series “San gatsu no Lion” by Chica Umino and directed by Keishi Ohtomo (“Rurouni Kenshin“).
“March Comes in Like a Lion” will be released March 18, 2017 in Japan.
Poster and main trailer added for movie “Kiseki: Sobito of That Day” starring Tori Matsuzaka & Masaki Suda. Movie depicts the true story of J-pop group “GreeeeN” and their mega hit single “Kiseki.”
“Kiseki: Sobito of That Day” will be released January 28, 2017 in Japan.
Hana Sugisaki cast in upcoming live-action film “Blade of the Immortal” starring Takuya Kimura. The live-action film is based on manga series “Mugen no Junin” by Hiroaki Samura and directed by Takashi Miike.
For movie “Blade of the Immortal,” Hana Sugisaki will play lead female character Rin Asano. Her character seeks out to avenge the murders of her family. She hires Manji (Takuya Kimura) as a bodyguard in her quest for revenge. “Blade of the Immortal” is now set for release April 29, 2017 in Japan.
Ayame Misaki is cast in new movie “Hikari” co-starring Masatoshi Nagase. The film is written and directed by Cannes Film Festival winner Naomi Kawase. In the upcoming movie, Ayame Misaki will play lead female character Misako. The movie will follow the interactions of Misako with cameraman Masaya played by Masatoshi Nagase.
Filming for “Hikari” began October 16, 2016 and filming is expected to finish next month. “Hikari” will be released sometime 2017 in Japan.
Tori Matsuzaka is cast in new live-action film “Impossibility Defense” (“Funohan”). The film is based on manga series”Funohan” by Arata Miyatsuki and directed by Koji Shiraishi (“Sadako vs Kayako“).
In live-action film “Impossibility Defense,” Tori Matsuzaka will play main character Tadashi Usobuki. His character wears black suits, has red eyes and is an assassin. His methods for assassinations involve using curses and brainwashing techniques.
“Impossibility Defense” will be released 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer & poster added for upcoming live-action film “Peach Girl” starring Mizuki Yamamoto & Kei Inoo. Movie is based on manga series “Peach Girl” by Miwa Ueda & directed by Koji Shintoku. Story for the film follows high school student Momo Adachi (Mizuki Yamamoto) who comes off as a wild biri gal, but is an innocent girl. Two guys at her school take an interest in her.
“Peach Girl” will be released May 20, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer & poster added for upcoming movie “Confession of Murder” starring Tatsuya Fujiwara & Hideaki Ito. Movie is a remake of 2012 South Korean film “Confession of Murder” which stars Park Si-Hoo & Jung Jae-Young in the lead roles. Story for the film takes place 22 years after a series of murders. A man played by Tatsuya Fujiwara then publishes a sensational memoir claiming to be serial killer.
“Confession of Murder” is now set for release June 10, 2017 in Japan.
Minami Hamabe is cast in live-action TBS drama series “Saki” and live-action film version “Saki.” Both versions are based on manga series “Saki” by Ritz Kobayashi and will be directed by Yuichi Onuma. In the drama series and movie, Minami Hamabe will play main character Saki Miyanaga. Her character is a high school student. Saki Miyanaga and other students become fascinated by the game of mahjong. They target an upcoming national mahjong competition.
Drama series “Saki” will air on TBS and MBS this December and the movie version will open February, 2017 in Japan.
Toma Ikuta & Suzu Hirose are cast in new live-action film “Sensei!” The film is based on manga series “Sensei!” by Kazune Kawahara and directed by Takahiro Miki. The story for the film follows Toma Ikuta as world history high school teacher Kosaku Ito and Suzu Hirose as high school student Hibiki Shimada. The student has a crush on the teacher.
“Sensei!” will be released sometime next autumn in Japan.