May 31 2016

Satoshi Ono cast in movie “Shinobi no Kuni”

Satoshi Ono (‘Arashi’) cast in movie “Shinobi no Kuni.” The film is based on 2008 novel “Shinobi no Kuni” by Ryo Wada and directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura (“The Snow White Murder Case“). The movie is a period film with Satoshi Ono playing a lazy, but elite shinobi (ninja). He kills a shinobi from another clan, which leads to a deadly war. Filming for “Shinobi no Kuni” begins this July and the movie will be released sometime during summer, 2017 in Japan.

May 26 2016

Juri Ueno marries Sho Wada

Actress Juri Ueno and Sho Wada from rock group “Triceratops” married today, May 26, 2016. The couple first began to date around autumn, 2016 and they officially registered as a married couple today. Plans for a wedding or wedding reception are undecided.

May 24 2016

Ryosuke Yamada & Tsubasa Honda cast in live-action film “Fullmetal Alchemist”

Ryosuke Yamada & Tsubasa Honda are cast in live-action film “Fullmetal Alchemist.” Movie is based on popular manga series “Hagane no Renkinjutsushi” by Hiromu Arakawa and will be directed Fumihiko Sori (“Ping Pong“/”Ichi“). Also cast in the movie are Dean Fujioka, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Fumiyo Kohinata, Misako Renbutsu, Ryuta Sato, Natsuna Watanabe, Natsuki Harada, Jun Kunimura, Yo Oizumi, Kenjiro Ishimaru, Kanata Hongo & Shinji Uchiyama.

In the upcoming live-action film, Ryosuke Yamada will play Edward Elric. Along with his younger brother Alphonse, Edward Elric tries to bring back to life their mother with the forbidden technique of human transmutation. The brothers’ attempt fails and Edward lose parts of his body, while his younger brother’s soul is affixed to a body armor. Later, the brothers go on a journey to retrieve a stone that may restore what they lost. Tsubasa Honda will play Winry Rockbell.

Filming for “Fullmetal Alchemist” begins June, 2016 in Italy and will also take place in Japan.

May 21 2016

Trailer and poster for movie “Kashin”

Trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Kashin” starring Eri MurakawaKento HayashiMasanobu Ando. Movie is based on 1958 novel “Kashin” by Jakucho Setouchi and directed by Hiroshi Ando. Story for the movie follows a wife (Eri Murakawa) who entered into a loveless arranged marriage. She meets a man played by Masanobu Ando and falls in love for the first time.

“Kashin” will be released August 6, 2016 in Japan.

May 20 2016

Satoshi Tsumabuki & Kiko Mizuhara cast in live-action film “A Boy Who Wished to be Okuda Tamio And A Girl Who Drove All Men Crazy”

Satoshi Tsumabuki & Kiko Mizuhara are cast in live-action film “A Boy Who Wished to be Okuda Tamio And A Girl Who Drove All Men Crazy” (literal title). Also cast in supporting roles are Suzuki MatsuoHirofumi AraiSakura AndoLily Franky. Movie is based on manga series “Okuda Tamio ni Naritai Boy Deau Otoko Subete Kuruwaseru Girl” by Chokkaku Shibuya and directed byHitoshi One (“Bakuman“).

Story for “A Boy Who Wished to be Okuda Tamio And A Girl Who Drove All Men Crazy” has Satoshi Tsumabuki playing 35-years-old Yuji Koroki. He gets transferred to the editing division at a magazine. There, he falls in love with Akari Amami played by Kiko Mizuhara, but a hell like experience is about to begin.

“A Boy Who Wished to be Okuda Tamio And A Girl Who Drove All Men Crazy” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

May 19 2016

Trailer for movie “Ken and Kazu”

Trailer for upcoming movie “Ken and Kazu” starring Shinsuke KatoKatsuya Maiguma. Movie had its world premiere at last year’s Tokyo International Film Festival and won the “Best Picture Award” in the Japanese Cinema Splash section at the film festival. Story for the film follows two young men who begin selling drugs out of an auto repair shop. They soon cross paths with the yakuza.

“Ken and Kazu” will be released July 30, 2016 in Japan.