Main trailer and poster for movie “Oz Land” starring Haru and Hidetoshi Nishijima. Movie is based on a novel “Ozu no Sekai” by Yoichi Komori and directed by Takafumi Hatano (“SP: The Motion Picture“). The film is set at an amusement park in a rural area. Main character Kurumi Namihiro (Haru) thought she landed a job with a high end hotel, but she is sent to work at its subsidiary … the amusement park.
“Oz Land” will be released October 26, 2018 in Japan.
Tatsuya Fujiwara is cast in movie “The Sun Does Not Move” (literal title) and WOWOW drama series “The Sun Does Not Move” (literal title). The movie version is based on Shuichi Yoshida novel’s “Taiyo wa Ugokanai” and “Mori wa Shitte Iru,” while the WOWOW drama series will have an original screenplay. In the movie and drama series, Tatsuya Fujiwara will play main character Kazuhiko Takano. He is part of a spy organization “An Tsuushin” and they are after innovative solar energy technology that other countries are attempting to attain. Filming for the movie and drama series will take place simultaneously and filming will take place in Japan and overseas. Eiichiro Hasumi will direct the movie and drama series.
Movie “The Sun Does Not Move” will be released in 2020 and the WOWOW drama series will air sometime in 2020.
Trailer and poster added for movie “Itsumo Tsukiyo ni Kome no Meshi” starring Aina Yamada and Soko Wada. The film follows a young woman who goes to a small town to takeover an izakaya restaurant that her mother ran. The them song for the movie is “Yuki” by Kayoko Yoshizawa and the theme song appears in the trailer. Movie is written and directed by Ayaka Kato.
“Itsumo Tsukiyo ni Kome no Meshi” will be released September 8, 2018 in Japan.
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Main trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Every Day A Good Day” starring Haru Kuroki, Kirin Kiki and Mikako Tabe. Movie is based on essay “Nichinichikorekojitsu: Ocha ga Oshietekureta 15 no Shiawase” by Noriko Morishita and directed by Tatsushi Omori. In addition, more supporting cast members has been announced for the film. Newly announced supporting cast members are Shingo Tsurumi, Mayu Tsuruta and Mizuki Yamashita (member of “Nogizaka46’). The film follows two cousins who begin taking tea ceremony lessons.
“Every Day A Good Day” will be released October 13, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and teaser poster for movie “Smartphone o Otoshita dake nanoni” starring Keiko Kitagawa. In addition, supporting cast has been announced for the film which will include Yudai Chiba, Ryo Narita, Kei Tanaka, Taizo Harada, Bakarhythm, Jun Kaname, Maryjun Takahashi, Kenta Sakai and Miwako Kakei. The film is based on novel “Sumaho o Otoshita dake ” by Akira Shiga and directed by Hideo Nakata. For the newly announced supporting characters, Yuda Chiba will play Detective Manabu Kagaya. He investigates a serial murder case. Ryo Narita will play Yoshiharu Urano. He is a system engineer at a security company. Kei Tanaka will play the boyfriend of main character Asami Inaba (Keiko Kitagawa). Lastly. Taizo Harada will play Detective Toru Busujima. He works with Detective Manabu Kagaya on the serial murder case.
“Smartphone o Otoshita dake nanoni” will be released November 2, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action film “We Hope for Blooming” starring Tao Tsuchiya and Takumi Kitamura. Movie is based on manga series “Harumatsu Bokura” by Anashin and directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa.
“We Hope for Blooming” will be released December 14, 2018 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Million Dollar Man” starring Takeru Satoh and Issei Takahashi. Movie is based on 2014 novel by movie producer and author Genki Kawamura and directed by Keishi Ohtomo. The crime caper film follows a young man (Takeru Satoh) who wins the lottery, but his money is then stolen by a friend (Issei Takahashi). Supporting cast also features Erika Sawajiri, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Haru Kuroki, Kazuki Kitamura and Elaiza Ikeda.
“Million Dollar Man” opens October 19, 2018 in Japan.
Ayaka Miyoshi is cast for the lead role in comedy film “Dance With Me.” The movie is written and directed by Shinobu Yaguchi (“Waterboys“/”Swing Girls“). The unusual story follows a young woman who is placed under hypnosis. Because of this, she sings and dances whenever she hears music (even a ringtone). She wants to break the hypnosis, but she can’t find the hypnotist. Filming for the movie will begin at the end of July, 2018 and finish September, 2018. Ayaka Miyoshi won the lead role after going through auditions with 500 other participants.
“Dance With Me” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Trailer and 2nd teaser poster added for upcoming movie “Chiri Tsubaki” starring Junichi Okada. Movie is based on novel “Chiri Tsubaki” by Rin Hamuro and directed by award winning cinematographer Daisaku Kimura. The new teaser poster also features Hidetoshi Nishijima,Haru Kuroki, Kumiko Aso and Sosuke Ikematsu. Caption on the teaser poster states in Japanese “Only, For Love.”
“Chiri Tsubaki” will be released September 28, 2018 in Japan.
Main trailer added for movie “Louder!: Can’t Hear What You’re Singin’, Wimp” starring Sadao Abe and Riho Yoshioka. Movie is written and directed by always quirky film auteur Satoshi Miki. Story for “Louder!: Can’t Hear What You’re Singin’, Wimp” follows a very loud rock vocalist (Sadao Abe) with a secret and a street performer (Riho Yoshioka) with an unusually quiet voice.
“Louder!: Can’t Hear What You’re Singin’, Wimp” will be released October 12, 2018 in Japan.