First teaser poster for upcoming film “Joshiko” starring AKB48 member Minami Minegishi & Riho Takada. Movie is written and directed by Koki Yamamoto. Story takes place among a high school reunion for six women. Things to go as planned, as a gunshot is fired and a mysterious text message is received from someone who died years ago.
“Joshiko” will be released sometime this spring in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Kodaike no Hitobito” starring Haruka Ayase and Takumi Saito. Movie is based on manga series “Kodaike no Hitobito” by Kozueko Morimoto and directed by Masato Hijikata (“The After-Dinner Mysteries“). “Kodaike no Hitobito” will be released June 4, 2016 in Japan.
Here’s a visual of Fumi Nikaido and Kento Yamazaki for upcoming live-action film “Wolf Girl and Black Prince.” The visual shows actor Kento Yamazaki having blonde hair for the first time. Movie “Wolf Girl and Black Prince” is based on manga series”Okami Shojo to Kuro Oji” by Ayuko Hatta and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki (“Strobe Edge“). Release date for “Wolf Girl and Black Prince” is now set for May 28, 2016 in Japan.
Main trailer added for live-action film “Litchi Hikari Club” starring Shuhei Nomura, Yuki Furukawa, Shotaro Mamiya & Ayami Nakajo. Movie is based on manga “Litchi☆Hikari Club” by Usamaru Furuya and Eisuke Naito (“Let’s Make the Teacher Have a Miscarriage Club“). Story for the film is set sometime in the future in town over run by industrialization. Teenage boys from the area form the Hikari Club to eradicate the evils of the grown up world. They then create an AI machine named “Litchi.”
“Litchi Hikari Club” will be released February 13, 2016 in Japan.
Second trailer added for upcoming Shunji Iwai directed film “The Bride of Rip Van Winkle” starring Haru Kuroki, Gou Ayano & Cocco. The new trailer is the first to show actual footage from the film.
“The Bride of Rip Van Winkle” will be released March 26, 2016 in Japan.
Main poster and trailer added for upcoming live-action film “The Town Where Only I Am Missing” starring Tatsuya Fujiwara & Kasumi Arimura. Movie is based on manga series “Boku Dake ga Inai Machi” by Kei Sanbe and directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa (“Until The Break Of Dawn“). Premise for the film has Tatsuya Fujiwara’s character of Satoru Fujinuma having the special ability of revival. His special ability allows him to go back in time and prevent terrible events from occurring. He goes back in time to find a serial killer and save his mother.
“The Town Where Only I Am Missing” will be released March 19, 2016 in Japan.
First teaser poster and still images added for upcoming movie “The Sun” starring Ryunosuke Kamiki & Mugi Kadowaki. Movie is based on the theatrical play “Taiyo” by Tomohiro Maekawa and movie is directed by Yu Irie (“8000 Miles“). Premise for “The Sun” is set after a virus ravages the Earth, leaving behind two kinds of humans. The first group were infected with the virus, but naturally developed an immunity to the disease, while the second group were never infected.
Release date for “The Sun” is now set for April 23, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “A Hunger Artist” starring Hiroshi Yamamoto. Movie is based on the short story “A Hunger Artist” (“Ein Hungerkünstler”) by Franz Kafka and directed by Masao Adachi. The screenplay has been updated to present day Japan.
“A Hunger Artist” opens February 27, 2016.
Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming movie “The Worst Bad Guys in Japan” starring Gou Ayano. Movie is based autobiographical novel “Hajisarashi Hotsukaidoukei Akutoku Keiji no Kokuhaku” by Yoshiaki Inaba and directed by Kazuya Shiraishi (“The Devil’s Path“). In movie “The Worst Bad Guys in Japan,” Gou Ayano plays Police Inspector Morohoshi. The film follows 26 years in the life of Police Inspector Morohoshi, up to his arrest for drug and gun possession. Gou Ayano gained 10 kg (22 lbs) for his role in the film.
“The Worst Bad Guys in Japan” will be released June 25, 2016 in Japan.
Kanta Sato & Reina Visa are cast in upcoming live-action sequel film “Mischievous Kiss The Movie: Campus.” The live-action sequel film follows “Mischievous Kiss The Movie: High School” which is set to be released August, 2016 in Japan.
Story for “Mischievous Kiss The Movie: Campus” has main characters Naoki Irie (Kanta Sato) & Kotoko Aihara (Reina Visa) now attending college. A new girl appears in front Naoki, Yuko Matsumoto (casting not yet finalized), which causes friction between Naoki and Kotoko.
Filming for “Mischievous Kiss The Movie: Campus” begins April, 2016.