Apr 22 2016

Mirai Shida cast in live-action film “Yell For The Blue Sky”

Actress Mirai Shida is cast in upcoming live-action film “Yell For The Blue Sky” starring Tao Tsuchiya, Ryoma Takeuchi & Shono Hayama.

In the film “Yell For The Blue Sky,” Mirai Shida plays Yuka Mori. Her character is a senior brass band member of Tsubasa (Tao Tsuchiya). She plays the trumpet as does Tsubasa. Yuka instructs Tsubasa sometimes strictly and sometimes smoothly.

“Yell For The Blue Sky” opens August 20, 2016 in Japan.

Apr 21 2016

Teaser trailer and poster for live-action film “The Match Girl”

Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “The Match Girl” starring Sumire Sato (SKE48), Yutaka Kobayashi, Takafumi Honda (Boys And Men) & Kensho Ono. Movie is based on manga series “Match Shoujo” by Sanami Suzuki and directed by first-time director Hiroshi Uchida. The original manga series is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s short story “The Little Match Girl.”

“The Match Girl” will be released May 28, 2016 in Japan.

Apr 21 2016

Rina Ikoma cast in sequel film “Corpse Party: Book of Shadows”

Rina Ikoma from idol group ‘Nogizaka46’ is cast in sequel film “Corpse Party: Book of Shadows.” The 2015 original film “Corpse Party” and sequel film “Corpse Party: Book of Shadows” are based on the video game “Corpse Party.” Also cast in “Corpse Party: Book of Shadows” are Nozomi Maeda, Ryousuke Ikeoka, Yoko Kita and Jun (Bee Shuffle), who all appeared in the first “Corpse Party” film, and new cast members Ren Ishikawa, Atomu Mizuishi and Tsunenori Aoki. Masashi Yamada also returns to direct “Corpse Party: Book of Shadows.”

“Corpse Party: Book of Shadows” will open July 30, 2016 in Japan.

Apr 20 2016

Koji Kikkawa cast in live-action film “Himitsu The Top Secret”

Koji Kikkawa is cast in upcoming live-action film “Himitsu The Top Secret” starring Toma Ikuta, Lisa Oda & Masaki Okada. In the upcoming film, Koji Kikkawa will play Kiyotaka Kainuma. His character is a brutal criminal who has killed 28 people and goes up against the 9th Forensics Laboratory led by Tsuyoshi Maki (Toma Ikuta) and Ikko Aoki (Masaki Okada). The still image above is of Koji Kikkawa from “Himitsu The Top Secret.” Movie is based on manga series “Himitsu The Top Secret” by Reiko Shimizu and directed by Keishi Ohtomo (“Rurouni Kenshin“). A special teaser trailer for “Himitsu The Top Secret” can be viewed at AsianWiki.

“Himitsu The Top Secret” will be released August 6, 2016 in Japan.

Apr 15 2016

Teaser trailer for Miwa Nishikawa’s “Long Excuses”

Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Long Excuses” starring Masahiro Motoki, Pistol Takehara, Keiko Horiuchi & Eri Fukatsu. The movie is directed by Miwa Nishikawa (“Dear Doctor“/”Dreams for Sale“) and based on her 2015 original novel “Nagai Iiwake.” The film is Miwa Nishikawa’s 5th feature length directed film.

Story for “Long Excuses” follows a popular writer played by Masahiro Motoki and a truck driver played by Pistol Takehara. The popular writer loses his wife in a bus accident and has to act heart-broken, even though they did not love each other. The truck driver also lost his wife in the same bus accident and the writer on a whim offers to take care of his two children.

“Long Excuses” will be released October 14, 2016 in Japan.