Nov 15 2016

Junpei Mizobata cast in live-action film “Hurricane Polymar”

Junpei Mizobata is cast in new live-action film “Hurricane Polymar.” The movie is based on the TV anime series “Hurricane Polymar” which aired on channel NET (now TV Asahi) from 1974-1975. Junpei Mizobata will play main character Takeshi Yoroi. He is a private investigator who came into a possession of a special suit made out of an artificial polymar. With the suit, Takeshi Yoroi turns into Hurrican Polymar – a superhero with the ability to transform into 5 different kinds of vehicles. Also cast in supporting roles are Yuki Yamada,
Mikie Hara & Yurina Yanagi.

“Hurricane Polymar” will be released May, 2017 in Japan.

Nov 14 2016

Atsushi Arai and Amane Okayama cast in movie “Kamisama no Wadachi: Checkpoint of the Life.”

Atsushi Arai and Amane Okayama are cast in new movie “Kamisama no Wadachi: Checkpoint of the Life.” Movie is written and directed by Yu Sakudo. In the movie, Atsushi Arai and Amane Okayama play longtime friends who are bicycle enthusiasts. The film will show their interactions with people around Ide, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

“Kamisama no Wadachi: Checkpoint of the Life” will be released sometime during spring, 2017 in Japan.

Nov 9 2016

Mahiro Takasugi cast in live-action film “ReLIFE”

Mahiro Takasugi is cast in upcoming live-action film “ReLIFE” starring Taishi Nakagawa and Yuna Taira. For live-action film “ReLIFE,” Mahiro Takasugi will play Kazuomi Oga. His character is a high school honor student. Story for the film revolves around a 27-year-old man (Taishi Nakagawa) who takes part in an experiment that makes him look much younger and he attends high school for a year.

“ReLIFE” will be released April 15, 2017 in Japan.

 

Nov 9 2016

Trailer and teaser poster for Sion Sono’s “Shinjuku Swan 2”

Trailer and teaser poster added for Sion Sono directed film “Shinjuku Swan 2” starring Gou Ayano & Tadanobu Asano. Movie is based on manga series “Shinjuku Swan Kabukicho Skauto Sabaibaru” by Ken Wakui. Story for “Shinjuku Swan 2” has Tatsuhiko Shiratori (“Gou Ayano”) moving out to Yokohama from Shinjuku. He runs afoul of the CEO of a scouting company there played by Tadanobu Asano.

Release date for “Shinjuku Swan 2” has now been set for January 21, 2017 in Japan.

Nov 8 2016

Atsushi Ito cast in movie “Neko Atsume no Ie”

Atsushi Ito is cast in new movie “Neko Atsume no Ie.” The movie is based on the video game “Neko Atsume” which was developed by Hit-Point for iOS and Android phones. Movie is directed by Masatoshi Kurakata & screenplay by Yuji Nagamori. In the upcoming movie, Atsushi Ito will play main character Masaru Sakumoto. He is a successful novelist, but going through a severe case of writer’s block. He decides to move into a new home for inspiration and becomes involved with cats that come into his yard.

“Neko Atsume no Ie” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Nov 7 2016

Supporting cast announced for live-action film “Blade of the Immortal”

Supporting cast has been announced for upcoming live-action film “Blade of the Immortal” starring Takuya Kimura & Hana Sugisaki. Cast in supporting roles are Sota Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda, Ebizo Ichikawa, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Min Tanaka, Kazuki Kitamura, Chiaki Kuriyama & Shinnosuke Mitsushima. Movie is directed by Takashi Miike & based on manga series “Mugen no Junin” by Hiroaki Samura.

Some background information on the supporting characters. Sota Fukushi will play Kagehisa Anotsu. He is a leader of Itto Ryu. Hayato Ichihara will play Shira. He suggests to Manji (Takuya Kimura) that they should fight together against Kagehisa Anotsu (Sota Fukushi ).  Erika Toda will play Makie Otonotachibana. She is a swordswoman whom Kagehisa Anotsu trusts.

“Blade of the Immortal” will be released April 29, 2017 in Japan.

Nov 5 2016

Main trailer for movie “Honnouji Hotel”

Main trailer added for upcoming movie “Honnouji Hotel” starring Haruka Ayase & Shinichi Tsutsumi. Although movie isn’t a sequel of 2011 film “Princess Toyotomi,” it does feature Haruka Ayase, Shinichi Tsutsumi, director Masayuki Suzuki and screenwriter Tomoko Aizawa working together again. Story for the film also features a hotel that allows a woman played by Haruka Ayase to go back in time and meet legendary daimyo Oda Nobunaga (Shinichi Tsutsumi).

“Honnouji Hotel” opens January 14, 2017 in Japan.