Trailer added for live-action film “Moriyamachu Driving School” starring Shuhei Nomura & Kento Kaku. Movie is based on manga series “Moriyamachu Kyoshujo” by Keigo Shinzo and directed by Keisuke Toyoshima (“A Courtesan with Flowered Skin“). Story for the film has a high school student and a yakuza teen spending time at a driving school for the summer.
“Moriyamachu Driving School” will open July 9, 2016 in South Korea.
Masaki Suda cast in live-action film “Teiichi’s Country” (literal title). Movie is based on manga series “Teiichi no Kuni” by Usamaru Furuya. Movie is set sometime during the show period with Masaki Suda playing high school student Teiichi Akaba. His character aspires to become the prime minister and build his own country. Before he becomes the prime minister, he targets becoming his high school’s student council president. The position of student president at his prestigious high school bestows further privileges which makes the election highly competitive and a power struggle occurs.
Main trailer added for upcoming b&w sci-fi film “The Whispering Star” starring Megumi Kagurazaka. Movie is written & directed by Sion Sono (Sion Sono & Megumi Kagurazaka are also husband and wife). Premise for the film ventures away from past Sion Sono films (initially at least) with the main protagonist (Megumi Kagurazaka) being an android. The android’s job is to deliver packages to various far off planets.
“The Whispering Star” will be released May 14, 2016 in Japan.
Fumika Shimizu & Yudai Chiba are cast in upcoming movie “Asahan no Yuge.” The movie is based on novel “Asahan no Yuge” by Fukami and directed by first time director Santa Yamagishi. Story for the movie has Fumika Shimizu and Yudai Chiba playing cousins who begin to live together for a summer in a rural town. Their relationship improves with the help of cooking by Yudai Chiba’s character.
Asahan no Yuge will be released July 2, 2016 in Japan.
Mizuki Yamamoto & Kei Inoo (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’) are cast in new live-action film “Peach Girl.” Movie is based on popular manga series “Peach Girl” by Miwa Ueda and directed by Koji Shintoku (“Rivers Edge Okawabata Detective Agency“). Mizuki Yamamoto will play main character Momo Adachi and Kei Inoo will play Kairi Okayasu.
“Peach Girl” is expected to be released sometime next year in Japan.
Teaser trailer for upcoming movie “Sanada Ten Braves” starring Kankuro Nakamura, Tori Matsuzaka, Yuko Oshima & Kento Nagayama. Movie is based on the stage play “Sanada Juyushi” by Nozomi Makino and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi.
“Sanada Ten Braves” will be released September 22, 2016 in Japan.
Main trailer for added for movie “Twisted Justice” starring Gou Ayano, Shido Nakamura & Pierre Taki. Movie is based on a true story of a police officer gone bad and directed Kazuya Shiraishi (“The Devil’s Path“).
“Twisted Justice” will be released June 25, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer added for sequel live-action film “Chihayafuru Part II” starring Suzu Hirose & Shuhei Nomura. Movie is based on manga series “Chihayafuru” by Yuki Suetsugu. Part I of “Chihayafuru” will be released March 19, 2016 and “Chihayafuru Part II” will open April 29, 2016 in Japan.
Main trailer and poster added for movie “Katsuragi Case” (literal title) starring Tomokazu Miura, Kaho Minami, Hirofumi Arai, Ryuya Wakaba & Rena Tanaka. Movie is written and directed by Masaaki Akahori (“The Samurai That Night“).
“Katsuragi Case” will be released June 18, 2016 in Japan.
Main poster and trailer added for upcoming movie “Double Life” starring Mugi Kadowaki, Hiroki Hasegawa, Masaki Suda & Lily Franky. Movie is based on 2012 novel “Nijyuu Seikatsu” by Mariko Koike and directed by first time feature film director Zenko Kishi.
“Double Life” will be released June 25, 2016 in Japan.