Jul 12 2016

Tao Tsuchiya cast in movie “Tori Girl”

Actress Tao Tsuchiya is cast in new movie “Tori Girl.” The film is based on 2012 novel “Tori Garu!” by Kou Nakamura (“Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love and Magic“) and directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa (“No Longer Heroine“). The film is set at a science university with Tae Tsuchiya playing Yukina Toriyama. Her character falls for senior student Kei which leads her to join the school’s “human powered flight” club.

“Tori Girl” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Jul 11 2016

Tomoki Hirose cast in movie “Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru”

Actor Tomoki Hirose is cast in new movie “Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru.” Movie will be directed by Shintaro Sakurai and based on a screenplay by Jun Tsugita. Premise for the film has Tomoki Hirose working at a private agency office with partner Shoji Aoi. They become involved in a case through a request from a boy.

“Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru” will be released sometime spring, 2017 in Japan.

Jul 9 2016

Supporting cast for live-action film “P and JK”

Supporting cast has been announced for upcoming live-action film “P and JK” starring Kazuya Kamenashi (‘KAT-TUN’) and Tao Tsuchiya. Now cast in supporting roles are Mahiro Takasugi, Tina Tamashiro, Daigo Nishihata, Aya Omasa , Jun Murakami , Rie Tomosaka and Tomorowo Taguchi. Movie is based on manga series “P to JK” by Maki Miyoshi and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki.

In the upcoming film Mahiro Takasugi will play disorderly student Heisuke Okami. Tina Tamashiro will play Mikado Yaguchi. Her character is friends with Kako (Tao Tsuchiya). Daigo Nishihata will play Jiro Nagakura. His character is classmates with Kako. Aya Omasa will play Fumi Komori. Her character is a police colleague of Kota (Kazuya Kamenashi). Jun Murakami & Rie Tomosaka will play parents of Kako. Finally, Tomorowo Taguchi will play Shuichi Yamamoto. His character is senior police colleague of Kota.

“P and JK” will be released sometime during spring, 2017 in Japan.

Jul 9 2016

Taishi Nakagawa & Marie Iitoyo cast in live-action film “Kyo no Kira-kun”

Taishi Nakagawa & Marie Iitoyo are cast in live-action film “Kyo no Kira-kun.” Movie is based on manga series “Kyo no Kira kun” by Rin Mikimoto and directed Yasuhiro Kawamura (“L-DK“). In live-action film “Kyo no Kira-kun,” Taishi Nakagawa & Marie Iitoyo play high school classmates who are also next door neighbors. Taishi Nakagawa’s character is terminally ill and only has a year to live.

“Kyo no Kira-kun” opens February 25, 2017 in Japan.

Jul 8 2016

Teaser poster and release date for movie “My Dad and Mr. Ito”

Teaser poster and release date added for upcoming movie “My Dad and Mr. Ito” starring Juri Ueno, Lily Franky & Tatsuya Fuji. Movie is based on novel “Otousan to Itou san” by Hinako Nakazawa and directed Yuki Tanada (“One Million Yen and the Nigamushi Woman“). Premise for the film has Juri Ueno played a 30 something year old woman living with her boyfriend, played by Lily Franky, who is 20 years her senior.  Then out of the blue, the woman’s father, played by Tatsuya Fuji, appears and moves in with them.

“My Dad and Mr. Ito” is now scheduled to be released October 8, 2016 in Japan.

Jul 7 2016

Supporting cast for live-action film “March Comes in Like a Lion”

Supporting cast added for upcoming live-action film “March Comes in Like a Lion” starring Ryunosuke Kamiki. Now cast in supporting roles are Kuranosuke Sasaki, Hideaki Ito, Ryo Kase, Kana Kurashina, Kaya Kiyohara, Chise Niitsu, Gin Maeda, Kasumi Arimura and Etsushi Toyokawa. Movie is based on manga series “San gatsu no Lion” by Chica Umino.

In the upcoming film, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Hideaki Ito and Ryo Kase will play shogi players. Kana Kurashina, Kaya Kiyohara and Chise Niitsu will play the three sisters of the Kawamoto family. Kasumi Arimura will play Kyoko Koda. Her character is a non blood related sister of Rei (Ryunosuke Kamiki). Etsushi Toyokawa will play Sachika Koda. He is the father of Kyoko Koda and friend of Rei’s late father. He also taught Rei shogi.

“March Comes in Like a Lion” will be released sometime during spring, 2017 and its sequel “March Comes in Like a Lion 2” will also be released spring, 2017 in Japan.