Trailer added for upcoming 1960’s period film “A Cappella” starring Sosuke Ikematsu, Riko Narumi, Takumi Saito & Nina Endo. Movie is based on 1990 novel “Mubansou” by Mariko Koike and directed by Hitoshi Yazaki (“Sweet Little Lies“).
Movie “A Cappella” is having its world premiere at the Goteburg Film Festival (January 29-February 8, 2016) and will have its general release March 26, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Wolf Girl and Black Prince” starring Fumi Nikaido & Kento Yamazaki. Movie is based on manga series “Okami Shojo to Kuro Oji” by Ayuko Hatta and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki (“Strobe Edge“).
“Wolf Girl and Black Prince” will be released May 28, 2016 in Japan.
Kenichi Matsuyama is cast in based-on-a-true-story film “Satoshi no Seishun.” The film is based on nonfiction novel “Satoshi no Seishun” by Yoshio Osaki. Movie will be directed by Yoshitaka Mori (“Space Brothers“) and screenplay adaptation by Kosuke Mukai (“Linda Linda Linda“/”My Back Page“). In the film “Satoshi no Seishun,” Kenichi Matsuyama will play shogi (Japanese chess) player Satoshi Murayama. Satoshi Murayama is eventually diagnosed with cancer and is advised to stop playing shogi, but he goes against his doctor’s wishes and continues to play.
“Satoshi no Seishun” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.
Here’s the first four still images from upcoming live-action film “Setoutsumi” starring Sosuke Ikematsu, Masaki Suda & Ayami Nakajo. Movie is based on manga series “Setoutsumi” by Kazuya Konomoto and directed by Tatsushi Omori (“Tada’s Do-It-All-House“). Premise for the film follows the everyday chitchat between two high school boys. Release date for “Setoutsumi” is now set for July 2, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser poster added for upcoming film “Fukigen na Kako” starring Kyoko Koizumi, Fumi Nikaido, Kengo Kora & Itsuji Itao. In addition, release date is now set for June 25, 2016 in Japan. “Fukigen na Kako” follows the relationship between a high school student (Fumi Nikaido) and her aunt (Kyoko Koizumi) who suddenly reappears in her life. Movie is written and directed by Shiro Maeda (“The Extreme Sukiyaki“).
Yuto Nakajima from boy band ‘Hey! Say! JUMP’ and Yuko Araki are cast for the lead roles in upcoming movie “Bokura no Gohan wa Ashita de Matteru.” The movie is based on 2012 novel “Bokura no Gohan wa Ashita de Matteru” by Maiko Seo and directed by Masahide Ichii (“Blindly in Love“). Story for the film follows a 7 year period (from their first date to marriage) for a young couple in love. Filming for “Bokura no Gohan wa Ashita de Matteru” began at the end of January, 2016 in Thailand and is scheduled to finish by the end of February, 2016.
“Bokura no Gohan wa Ashita de Matteru” will be released sometime in spring, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser posters and teaser trailer added for upcoming horrors films “Dorome: Danshihen” & “Dorome: Joshihen” starring Aoi Morikawa, Yuta Koseki, Tatsuya Nakayama & Toko Miura. Both films are directed by Eisuke Naito (“Litchi Hikari Club“). Premise for the film takes place at a training camp for drama clubs from an all boys and an all girls high school. The two schools are set to merge in the coming year. At the training camp, the students witness horrific events and soon learn that “Dorome” is responsible.
“Dorome: Danshihen” & “Dorome: Joshihen” will have its world premiere at this year’s Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival (February 25-29, 2016) and then have its general release March 26, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Scanner” starring Mansai Nomura, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Fumino Kimura & Hana Sugisaki. The unusual premise for the film follows comedy duo member Kazuhiko Sengoku (Mansai Nomura) who has a special gift of reading memories from inanimate objects. He becomes involved in a missing woman case.
“Scanner” will be released April 29, 2016 in Japan.
Main trailer added for upcoming horror film “The Stare” starring Tomomi Itano (AKB48), Shunya Shiraishi & Mari Iriki. Movie is directed by Koichiro Miki (“Goose Bumps“). Story for “The Stare” follows an assistant director (Tomomi Itano) at a TV station. She investigates a case involving the death of a young man who claimed someone was watching him. Soon, the assistant director feels like someone is watching her.
“The Stare” will be released April 2, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “The Worst Bad Guys in Japan” starring Gou Ayano. In addition, supporting cast for the film has been revealed which includes Shido Nakamura, Young Dais, Yukio Ueno, Pierre Taki, Munetaka Aoki, Takayuki Kinoshita, Takuma Otoo, Haruna Yabuki, Kumi Takiuchi & Tomoya Nakamura. Movie is based on the autobiographical novel “Hajisarashi Hotsukaidoukei Akutoku Keiji no Kokuhaku” by Yoshiaki Inaba and centers around a corrupt cop. Kazuya Shiraishi (“The Devil’s Path“) directs the film.
“The Worst Bad Guys in Japan” opens June 25, 2016 in Japan.