Lily Franky, Tomoko Nakajima, Kazuya Kamenashi (‘KAT-TUN’) & Ai Hashimoto are cast in movie “Utsukushii Hoshi.” The upcoming film is based on 1962 novel “Utsukushii Hoshi” by Yukio Mishima and directed by Daihachi Yoshida (“The Kirishima Thing“/”Pale Moon“).
In the movie, Lily Franky, Tomoko Nakajima, Kazuya Kamenashi & Ai Hashimoto play a family with an unusual secret. They believe they are aliens with the father (Lily Franky) from Mars, the mother (Tomoko Nakajima) from Jupiter, the son (Kazuya Kamenashi) from Mercury and the daughter (Ai Hashimoto) from Venus. The family tries to save the world from nuclear weapons.
Filming for “Utsukushii Hoshi” takes place from March-April, 2016 in Tokyo and the movie will be released May, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer #2 & teaser poster added for upcoming horror film “Sadako vs Kayako” starring Mizuki Yamamoto and Tina Tamashiro. In addition, new supporting cast members has been revealed which include Aimi Satsukawa, Misato Tanaka, Masahiro Komoto and Masanobu Ando.
“Sadako vs Kayako” will be released June 18, 2016 in Japan.
Ex-AKB48 member Rina Kawaei is cast in upcoming live-action film “Death Note 2016.” She joins already announced cast members Masahiro Higashide, Sosuke Ikematsu & Masaki Suda.
In live-action film “Death Note 2016,” Rina Kawaei will play Sakura Aoi. Her character holds one of the six death notes.
“Death Note 2016” will be released sometime this fall in Japan.
Teaser trailer & poster added for live-action sequel film “HK: Forbidden Super Hero The Abnormal Crisis” starring Ryohei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu & Yuya Yagira. Movie is based on manga series “The Abnormal Super Hero Hentai Kamen” by Keishu Ando and directed again by Yuichi Fukuda.
In “HK: Forbidden Super Hero The Abnormal Crisis,” Ryohei Suzuki plays Kyosuke Shikijo aka Pervert Mask. He first came across his unique power,s when he saw the girl that he loved played by Fumika Shimizu in a hostage situation and went in to save her. To conceal his identity, he slipped over his face the first thing he saw which was her panties. The sequel film has Kyosuke Shikijo going up against his biggest foe yet.
“HK: Forbidden Super Hero The Abnormal Crisis” will be released May 14, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser poster 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” and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki (“Strobe Edge“).
“Wolf Girl and Black Prince” will be released May 28, 2016 in Japan.
Main trailer for movie “Cherry Blossom Memories” starring Maika Yamamoto, Koudai Asaka & Tomoko Tabata. Movie is directed by Atsushi Ueda (“School Girl’s Gestatio“) and based on the vocaloid song “Sakura no Ame” by halyosy.
“Cherry Blossom Memories” has its world premiere at last year’s Tokyo International Film Festival and the movie will have its general premiere March 5, 2016 in Japan.
Actresses Ai Hashimoto & Aoi Miyazaki are cast as daughter & mother in upcoming movie “Birthday Card.” There’s only a 10 year age gap between the actresses, but its likely they won’t appear together in the film.
Premise for the film has Ai Hashimoto playing Noriko. She lost her mother, played by Aoi Miyazaki, when she was only 10-years-old. Meanwhile, the mother knew she would not live long enough to see her children grow up and wrote future birthday cards for her two children. Noriko receives hints and advice every year from the birthday cards her mother wrote. Movie is directed by Yasuhiro Yoshida (“Enoshima Prism“).
“Birthday Card” will be released October, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Distraction Babies” starring Yuya Yagira, Masaki Suda, Nana Komatsu & Nijiro Murakami. Movie is directed by Tetsuya Mariko (“Yellow Kid“).
“Distraction Babies” will be released May 21, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “After the Storm” (English title) starring Hiroshi Abe, Kirin Kiki & Yoko Maki. Movie is the latest film directed by award winning director Hirokazu Koreeda (“Nobody Knows“). Story for the film has a divorced father, ex-wife and son staying at their mother’s apartment overnight while a typhoon passes (symbolism applicable).
“After the Storm” will be released May 21, 2016 in Japan.
Main trailer for movie “Ayashii Kanojo” starring Mikako Tabe, Mitsuko Baisho, Jun Kaname & Takumi Kitamura. Movie is a remake of popular South Korean film “Miss Granny” starring Shim Eun-Kyung & Na Moon-Hee.
“Ayashii Kanojo” will be released April 1, 2016 in Japan.