Main trailer added for live-action film “Litchi Hikari Club” starring Shuhei Nomura, Yuki Furukawa, Shotaro Mamiya & Ayami Nakajo. Movie is based on manga “Litchi☆Hikari Club” by Usamaru Furuya and Eisuke Naito (“Let’s Make the Teacher Have a Miscarriage Club“). Story for the film is set sometime in the future in town over run by industrialization. Teenage boys from the area form the Hikari Club to eradicate the evils of the grown up world. They then create an AI machine named “Litchi.”
“Litchi Hikari Club” will be released February 13, 2016 in Japan.
Second trailer added for upcoming Shunji Iwai directed film “The Bride of Rip Van Winkle” starring Haru Kuroki, Gou Ayano & Cocco. The new trailer is the first to show actual footage from the film.
“The Bride of Rip Van Winkle” will be released March 26, 2016 in Japan.
Main poster and trailer added for upcoming live-action film “The Town Where Only I Am Missing” starring Tatsuya Fujiwara & Kasumi Arimura. Movie is based on manga series “Boku Dake ga Inai Machi” by Kei Sanbe and directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa (“Until The Break Of Dawn“). Premise for the film has Tatsuya Fujiwara’s character of Satoru Fujinuma having the special ability of revival. His special ability allows him to go back in time and prevent terrible events from occurring. He goes back in time to find a serial killer and save his mother.
“The Town Where Only I Am Missing” will be released March 19, 2016 in Japan.
First teaser poster and still images added for upcoming movie “The Sun” starring Ryunosuke Kamiki & Mugi Kadowaki. Movie is based on the theatrical play “Taiyo” by Tomohiro Maekawa and movie is directed by Yu Irie (“8000 Miles“). Premise for “The Sun” is set after a virus ravages the Earth, leaving behind two kinds of humans. The first group were infected with the virus, but naturally developed an immunity to the disease, while the second group were never infected.
Release date for “The Sun” is now set for April 23, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “A Hunger Artist” starring Hiroshi Yamamoto. Movie is based on the short story “A Hunger Artist” (“Ein Hungerkünstler”) by Franz Kafka and directed by Masao Adachi. The screenplay has been updated to present day Japan.
“A Hunger Artist” opens February 27, 2016.
Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming movie “The Worst Bad Guys in Japan” starring Gou Ayano. Movie is based autobiographical novel “Hajisarashi Hotsukaidoukei Akutoku Keiji no Kokuhaku” by Yoshiaki Inaba and directed by Kazuya Shiraishi (“The Devil’s Path“). In movie “The Worst Bad Guys in Japan,” Gou Ayano plays Police Inspector Morohoshi. The film follows 26 years in the life of Police Inspector Morohoshi, up to his arrest for drug and gun possession. Gou Ayano gained 10 kg (22 lbs) for his role in the film.
“The Worst Bad Guys in Japan” will be released June 25, 2016 in Japan.
Kanta Sato & Reina Visa are cast in upcoming live-action sequel film “Mischievous Kiss The Movie: Campus.” The live-action sequel film follows “Mischievous Kiss The Movie: High School” which is set to be released August, 2016 in Japan.
Story for “Mischievous Kiss The Movie: Campus” has main characters Naoki Irie (Kanta Sato) & Kotoko Aihara (Reina Visa) now attending college. A new girl appears in front Naoki, Yuko Matsumoto (casting not yet finalized), which causes friction between Naoki and Kotoko.
Filming for “Mischievous Kiss The Movie: Campus” begins April, 2016.
Sota Fukushi & Nana Komatsu are cast in movie “Boku wa Ashita, Kinou no Kimi to Date Suru.” The film is based on 2014 novel “Boku wa Ashita, Kinou no Kimi to Date Suru” by Takafumi Nanatsuki and directed by Takahiro Miki (“We Were There“/”Hot Road“).
In movie “Boku wa Ashita, Kinou no Kimi to Date Suru,” university student Takatoshi Minamiyama (Sota Fukushi) sees Emi Fukuju (Nana Komatsu) and falls in love. The two begin to date and enjoy their time together, but Emi Fukuju reveals her secret to Takatoshi Minamiyama.
“Boku wa Ashita, Kinou no Kimi to Date Suru” will be released December, 2016 in Japan.
Tao Tsuchiya, Ryoma Takeuchi & Shono Hayama are cast in upcoming live-action film “Yell For The Blue Sky.” The movie is based on manga series “Aozora Yell” by Kazune Kawahara and directed by Takahiro Miki (“We Were There“/”Hot Road“). In movie “Yell For The Blue Sky,” Tao Tsuchiya plays Tsubasa Ono. Her character wanted to attend Shirato High School after watching the school’s brass band cheer on its baseball team during the Koshien baseball team tournament. Now, she is a first year student at the high school and a member of its brass band. She then meets Daisuke Yamada (Ryoma Takeuchi) who is member of the school’s baseball team.
“Yell For The Blue Sky” will be released sometime in August, 2016 in Japan.
Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming live-action film “Moriyamachu Driving School” starring Shuhei Nomura, Kento Kaku & Yukino Kishii. Movie is based on manga series”Moriyamachu Kyoshujo” by Keigo Shinzo and directed by Keisuke Toyoshima (“A Courtesan with Flowered Skin“).
“Moriyamachu Driving School” will be released sometime during summer, 2016 in Japan.