Sep 13 2016

Takumi Kitamura, Minami Hamabe, Shun Oguri & Keiko Kitagawa cast in movie “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas”

Takumi Kitamura, Minami Hamabe, Shun Oguri & Keiko Kitagawa are cast in upcoming movie “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” (literal title). The movie is based on 2015 novel “Kimi no Suizo wo Tabetai” by Yoru Sumino and directed by Sho Tsukikawa (“Kurosaki kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai“).

In the movie, Takumi Kitamura and Shun Oguri will play the same character. Takumi Kitamura will play “I” as a high school student in the past and Shun Oguri will play “I” in the present days. Minami Hamabe will play Sakura Yamauchi. As a high school student, she wrote a diary in which she reveals she is suffering from a pancreatic disease and “I” finds the diary. Keiko Kitagawa will play Kyoko.

Filming for “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” began September 10, 2016 and the movie will be released sometime next summer in Japan.

Sep 12 2016

Release date & supporting cast update for live-action film “March Comes in Like a Lion”

Release date & supporting cast updated for upcoming live-action films “March Comes in Like a Lion” and “March Comes in Like a Lion 2.”

The films are now set for release March 18, 2017 & April 22, 2017 respectively in Japan. Also new supporting cast actors announced for the film are Issei Takahashi, Ryo Iwamatsu, Shigeru Saiki, Tomoya Nakamura, Hiroyuki Onoue, Eita Okuno, Masahiro Komoto and Yuka Itaya. Both films are based on manga series “San gatsu no Lion” by Chica Umino and stars Ryunosuke Kamiki.

Sep 12 2016

Nijiro Murakami & Madoka Yoshida cast in movie “Nidome no Natsu, Nidoto Aenai Kimi”

Nijiro Murakami and Madoka Yoshida are cast in upcoming movie “Nidome no Natsu, Nidoto Aenai Kimi.” Movie is based on 2015 light novel “Nidome no Natsu, Nidoto Aenai Kimi” by Hirotaka Akagi and directed by Kenji Nakanishi (“Hana no Ato“). Also cast in the film in supporting roles are Rena Kato (‘AKB48’), Mana Kinjo, Yuki Yamada, Akiko Kikuchi and Manami Honjou.
 
Story for “Nidome no Natsu, Nidoto Aenai Kimi” has Nijiro Murakami & Madoka Yoshida playing high school students who form a band to play at a school festival. The girl collapses after their performance and becomes hospitalized. It turns out she has a terminal disease and dies a few weeks later. The boy then travels back in time to when he first met her.
Filming for “Nidome no Natsu, Nidoto Aenai Kimi” begins October 1, 2016 and the movie will be released autumn, 2017 in Japan.
Sep 8 2016

Fumika Shimizu and Marie Iitoyo cast in movie “Girls in the Dark”

Fumika Shimizu and Marie Iitoyo are cast in new movie “Girls in the Dark” (“Ankoku Joshi”). The movie is based on 2012 novel “Ankoku Joshi” by Rikako Akiyoshi and directed by Saiji Yakumo (“Mars“). Also cast in supporting roles for the movie are Nana Seino, Tina Tamashiro , Riria and Yuna Taira.

Story for “Girls in the Dark” has high school student Itsumi Shiraishi (Marie Iitoyo) falling off a rooftop school building. Did she kill herself or was she intentionally or unintentionally killed?

“Girls in the Dark” will be released sometime during spring, 2017 in Japan.