Apr 15 2016

Teaser trailer for Miwa Nishikawa’s “Long Excuses”

Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Long Excuses” starring Masahiro Motoki, Pistol Takehara, Keiko Horiuchi & Eri Fukatsu. The movie is directed by Miwa Nishikawa (“Dear Doctor“/”Dreams for Sale“) and based on her 2015 original novel “Nagai Iiwake.” The film is Miwa Nishikawa’s 5th feature length directed film.

Story for “Long Excuses” follows a popular writer played by Masahiro Motoki and a truck driver played by Pistol Takehara. The popular writer loses his wife in a bus accident and has to act heart-broken, even though they did not love each other. The truck driver also lost his wife in the same bus accident and the writer on a whim offers to take care of his two children.

“Long Excuses” will be released October 14, 2016 in Japan.

Apr 14 2016

Main trailer for movie “Godzilla Resurgence”

Main trailer added for upcoming movie “Godzilla Resurgence” starring Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi & Satomi Ishihara. Movie is directed by Shinji Higuchi (“Attack on Titan“). The film has also announced 325 more cast members with notable performers like Kengo Kora, Ren Osugi, Akira Emoto, Mikako Ichikawa, Kimiko Yo, Jun Kunimura, Pierre Taki, Takumi Saito, Arata Furuta, Atsuko Maeda, Takahiro Miura, Shinya Tsukamoto & Suzuki Matsuo all set to appear in the film. The main trailer also displays Godzilla’s full body for the first time.

“Godzilla Resurgence” stomps its way to the Japanese box-office beginning July 29, 2016.

Apr 13 2016

Hiroshi Abe cast in movie “Shippu Rondo”

Hiroshi Abe is cast in upcoming movie “Shippu Rondo.” The movie is based on 2013 novel of same name by popular mystery writer Keigo Higashino and directed by Teruyuki Yoshida (“Japanese Salaryman NEO“).

Story for the film revolves around a stolen secret biological weapon from a university lab. Hiroshi Abe will play Kazuyuki Kuribayashi. His character works at the lab and he is tasked for a mission to retrieve the biological weapon. Filming for “Shippu Rondo” began February 24, 2016 and the movie will be released November 26, 2016 in Japan.

Apr 13 2016

Poster and main trailer for movie “Anger”

Poster and main trailer added for movie  “Anger” starring Ken Watanabe, Aoi Miyazaki, Kenichi Matsuyama, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Gou Ayano and directed by Sang-il Lee (“Villain“). The poster features the 7 main actors and actors which are Ken Watanabe, Aoi Miyazaki, Kenichi Matsuyama , Satoshi Tsumabuki , Gou Ayano, Suzu Hirose and Mirai Moriyama. The closeup photos of the performers were taken by well regarded photographer Kishin Shinoyama.

Release date for “Anger” is now set for September 17, 2016 in Japan.

Apr 12 2016

Trailer for live-action film “Shojo Tsubaki”

Trailer for upcoming live-action film “Shojo Tsubaki” starring Risa Nakamura & Shunsuke Kazama. Movie is based on manga series “Shojo Tsubaki” by Suehiro Maruo  and directed by Torico. The colorful and eccentric film revolves a young teen girl (Risa Nakamura) who joins a circus troupe and a young man with supernatural powers (Shunsuke Kazama) who also joins the circus troupe. Movie looks like it will appeal to fans of director Tetsuya Nakashima.

“Shojo Tsubaki” will be released May 21, 2016 in Japan.

Apr 11 2016

Takumi Saito & Alice Hirose cast in movie “Something Blue”

Takumi Saito & Alice Hirose are cast in new movie “Something Blue.” Movie is based on novel “Something Blue” and directed by actor/director/screenwriter Takayuki Takuma. Story for “Something Blue” has Alice Hirose playing high school student Nozomi. Her character has a hearing disability and her mother always cut her hair, until she decides to go see a hairdresser for the first time. The hairdresser is played by Takumi Saito. Nozomi falls in love with the hairdresser, but she later learns that he has a fiance. Filming for the movie finished last autumn and took place in Enoshima Island, Kanagawa Prefecture.

“Something Blue” will be released July 2, 2016 in Japan.