Aug 11 2016

Eita & Eriko Sato cast in movie “Ringside Story”

Eita & Eriko Sato are cast in new movie “Ringside Story.” Movie is directed by Masaharu Take (“100 Yen Love“). While Masaharu Take’s prior film “100 Yen Love” is set in the world of boxing, “Ringside Story” is partially related with professional wrestling. In the movie, Eita plays an unpopular actor. He is supported by his girlfriend played by Eriko Sato. The girlfriend works for a professional wrestling organization.

Filming for “Ringside Story” began August 7, 2016 and the movie will be released sometime in autumn, 2017 in Japan.

Aug 10 2016

Junichi Okada, Koji Yakusho, Kasumi Arimura cast in movie “Sekigahara”

Junichi Okada (‘V6’), Koji Yakusho and Kasumi Arimura are cast in new movie “Sekigahara.” The movie is based on the historical fiction novel “Sekigahara” by Ryotaro Shiba and will be directed by Masato Harada (“The Emperor in August“).

Story for the movie takes place during the Battle of Sekigahara (October 21, 1600). Junichi Okada will play Mitsunari Ishida. He leads the Western Army in the Battle of Sekigahara. Koji Yakusho will play Ieyasu Tokugawa. Ieyasu Tokugawa leads the Eastern Army. Kasumi Arimura will play Hatsume. Her character is sent to spy on Mitsunari Ishida, but falls in love with him.

Filming for “Sekigahara” begins this month and the movie will be released sometime during autumn, 2017 in Japan.

Aug 8 2016

Yuma Nakayama and Kirato Wakayama cast in live-action film “Laughing Under the Clouds”

Yuma Nakayama (‘NYC’) and Kirato Wakayama are cast in upcoming live-action film “Laughing Under the Clouds” starring Sota Fukushi. Movie is based on manga series “Donten ni Warau” by Karakara-Kemuri.

In the upcoming film, Yuma Nakayama will play second oldest brother Soramaru Kumo and Kirato Wakayama will play youngest brother Chutaro Kumo. Their older brother is Tenka Kumo played by Sota Fukushi. The three brothers go up against a giant snake known as Orochi. The snake revives every 300 years and yields incredible destruction.

“Laughing Under the Clouds” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Aug 6 2016

Supporting cast for live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul”

Yu Aoi, Nobuyuki Suzuki and Yo Oizumi are cast in supporting roles for upcoming live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul” starring Masataka KubotaFumika Shimizu.

In the upcoming live-action film, Yu Aoi will play Rize Kamishiro. Her character changes the fate of Ken (Masataka Kubota). Although her looks say she is smart and naive, she is actually a greedy ghoul.

Nobuyuki Suzuki will play investigator Kotaro Amon. He belongs to the CCG (Commission of Counter Ghoul), which was created to handle ghouls.

Yo Oizumi will play Kureo Mado. He is an investigator and partner of Kotaro Amon. In the past, he lost his family to a ghoul.

“Tokyo Ghoul” will be released sometime during summer, 2017 in Japan.

Aug 4 2016

Supporting cast announced for live-action film “Gintama”

Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto (‘Rev. from DVL’), Masami Nagasawa, Masaki Okada, Tsuyoshi Muro, Yuya Yagira, Ryo Yoshizawa and Kankuro Nakamura are all cast in upcoming live-action film “Gintama” starring Shun Oguri. Movie is based on manga series “Gintama” by Hideaki Sorachi and directed by Yuichi Fukuda (“HK: Forbidden Super Hero“).

Masaki Suda will play Shinpachi Shimura. He works at Yorozuya which is run by Gintoki (Shun Oguri).  Yorozuya is a freelancer business which deals with anything from investigation to saving mankind.

Kanna Hashimoto will play Kagura. She also works at Yorozuya. She is bright and has a strong sense of justice.

Masami Nagasawa will play Tae Shimura. She is the older sister of Shinpachi Shimura. She looks to have a calm temperament, but when she gets angry … nothing stops her.

Masaki Okada will play Kotaro Katsura. He is the leader of Joito which is a group that opposes the Shogunate.

Tsuyoshi Muro will play Gengai Hiraga. He is a repairman and an inventor.

Yuya Yagira will play Toshiro Hijikata. He is the vice commander of the Shinsengumi which is a special police force.

Ryo Yoshizawa will play Sogo Okita. He is a member of the Shinsengumi. He frequently looks for a way to get rid of Toshiro Hijikata in order to take his position.

Kankuro Nakamura will play Isao Kondo. He is the commander of the Shinsengumi.

“Gintama” will be released sometime next year in Japan.