Nov 26 2015

Trailer #2 for movie “Too Young To Die!”

Second trailer added for upcoming film “Too Young To Die!” starring Tomoya Nagase, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Machiko Ono, Aoi Morikawa, Rie Miyazawa and Kenta Kiritani. The quirky comedy film is written and directed by Kankuro Kudo (“Brass Knuckle Boys“).

Story for “Too Young To Die!” revolves around a high school student (Ryunosuke Kamiki) who dies while on a school field trip and ends up in Hell. He then meets a rocker in Hell called Killer K (Tomoya Nagase). He receives training from Killer K to return to the human world and confess his love to a classmate.

“Too Young To Die!” will be released February 6, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 26 2015

Supporting cast revealed for live-action film “Himitsu The Top Secret”

More cast members has been revealed for upcoming live-action film “Himitsu The Top Secret” starring Toma Ikuta, Masaki Okada, Chiaki Kuriyama and Nao Omori. Supporting cast members now include Tori Matsuzaka, Kippei Shiina, Lily Franky, Koji Ookura, Haruka Kinami and Yusuke Hirayama.

In the live-action movie Tori Matsuzaka will play Katsuhiro Suzuki. His character has been friends with Tsuyoshi Maki (Toma Ikuta) since their college days. They started the 9th Forensics Laboratory. Kippei Shiina will play Koichi Tsuyuguchi. His character is a death-row convict, charged with killing his own family. Lily Franky will play Junichiro Saito. His character is a psychiatrist who is aware of Katsuhiro Suzuki’s past trauma. Lilly Franky’s character of Junichiro Saito is original to the movie and the only character in the film not found in the manga series.

Movie “Himitsu The Top Secret” is based on manga series”Himitsu – Toppu Shiikuretto” by Reiko Shimizu and directed by Keishi Ohtomo (“Rurouni Kenshin“). Release date for “Himitsu The Top Secret” is now set for August, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 25 2015

Main trailer for movie “Hotel Copain”

Main trailer added for upcoming film “Hotel Copain” starring Hayato Ichihara, Yoshimasa Kondo, Hikaru Osawa & Goki Maeda. Movie is directed by Naoto Monma and screenplay by Lion Hitoshizuku. Story for the film has Hayato Ichihara playing a former teacher who now works at a hotel. He quit his job after his inability to handle student bullying. A student of his committed suicide because of the bullying. Meanwhile, the hotel hosts a party for guests and the mother of the deceased student is there.

“Hotel Copain” will be released February 13, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 24 2015

Shun Oguri cast in live-action film “Museum”

Actor Shun Oguri is cast in live-action film “Museum.” The film is based on manga “Museum” by Ryosuke Tomoe and directed by Keishi Ohtomo (“Rurouni Kenshin“). Premise for the film has Shun Oguri playing a detective working on a serial murder case. The murders only take place on rainy days. He then realizes his wife and child are the killer’s next target. The prime suspect wears a frog mask.

Filming for “Museum” began November 8, 2015 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Nov 24 2015

Teaser poster and trailer for movie “Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory”

Teaser poster and trailer added for upcoming movie “Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory” starring Aoi Nakamura and Moeka Nozaki. Movie is written and directed by Lisa Takeba (“The Pinkie“). “Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory” had its world premiere at the 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam earlier this year and the movie will have its general release December 5, 2015 in Japan. Aoi Nakamura does play a television that is transformed into a person in the quirky film.

Nov 24 2015

Ryu Morioka, Tomoya Maeno, Haru Kuroki & Hirofumi Arai cast in movie “Emiabi no Hajimari to Hajimari”

Ryu Morioka, Tomoya Maeno, Haru Kuroki & Hirofumi Arai are all cast in movie “Emiabi no Hajimari to Hajimari.” The movie is written and directed by Kensaku Watanabe. Kensaku Watanabe won the best screenplay award at the 37th Japan Academy Prize for his screenplay adaptation of “The Great Passage.”

Story for “Emiabi no Hajimari to Hajimari” has Ryu Morioka playing Sanemichi. His character is a member of popular manzai comedy duo “Emiabi.’ His partner (Tomoya Maeno) though dies in a car accident. Sanemich then goes with Natsumi (Haru Kuroki) to visit a young girl whose older brother died in the car accident.

“Emiabi no Hajimari to Hajimari” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Nov 19 2015

Haru Kuroki, Gou Ayano, Cocco cast in Shunji Iwai’s “The Bride of Rip Van Winkle”

Haru Kuroki, Gou Ayano & Cocco are cast in new movie “The Bride of Rip Van Winkle” written and directed by Shunji Iwai (“Swallowtail Butterfly“/”Hana and Alice“). Story for the film follows Nanami Minagawa (Haru Kuroki) who decides to get married and hires an agency run by Amuro (Gou Ayano) to place people at her wedding as her family members. Later, she gets kicked out of her house and works odd part-time jobs for Amuro.

In addition, the first teaser trailer for “The Bride of Rip Van Winkle” can be viewed at AsianWiki. “The Bride of Rip Van Winkle” will be released March 26, 2016 in Japan.