Jun 29 2016

Mackenyu cast in live-action film “Peach Girl”

Mackenyu is cast in upcoming live-action film “Peach Girl” co-starring Mizuki Yamamoto, Kei Inoo & Mei Nagano. Movie is based on manga series “Peach Girl” by Miwa Ueda & directed by Koji Shintoku (“Mars“).

In movie “Peach Girl,” Mackenyu will play Toji. Momo (Mizuki Yamamoto) has secretly held feelings for Toji since their middle school days. Toji, Momo and Kairi (Kei Inoo) become involved in a love triangle.

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

Jun 27 2016

Aoi Morikawa cast in movie “Hana Ikusa”

Aoi Morikawa is cast in upcoming period film “Hana Ikusa” starring Mansai NomuraKamejiro Ichikawa, Kiichi Nakai, Kuranosuke Sasaki and Koichi Sato. Movie is based on 2011 novel “Hana Ikusa” by Tadashi Onitsuka and directed by Tetsuo Shinohara (“Terminal“). Story for the film follows a battle between Monk Senko Ikenobo (Mansai Nomura) and ruler Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Kamejiro Ichikawa). Aoi Morikawa will play female character Ren. Her character is a genius level artist and she is an original character to the movie (not found in the original novel).

“Hana Ikusa” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Jun 27 2016

Trailer and poster for live-action film “Dias Police: Dirty Yellow Boys”

Main trailer and poster added for upcoming live-action film “Dias Police: Dirty Yellow Boys” starring Shota Matsuda. Actressa Sakura Ando has been recently announced as a supporting cast member in the film (she’ll play a woman who discovers the purpose of the “Dirty Yellow Boys”). Movie is based on manga series “Dias Police Ihou Keisatsu” written by Takashi Nagasaki and directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri.

“Dias Police: Dirty Yellow Boys” will be released September 3, 2016 in Japan.

Jun 24 2016

Masataka Kubota & Fumika Shimizu cast in live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul”

Masataka Kubota & Fumika Shimizu are cast in live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul.” The film is based on manga “Tokyo Guru” by Sui Ishida and directed by Kentaro Hagiwara. Movie will be set in a Tokyo where the city is dealing with human eating ghouls. Masataka Kubota will play college student Ken Kaneki. His character is attacked by the ghoul Rize, but a steel beam that falls on Rize saves him. Ken Kaneki and Rize are then transported to the hospital and Ken receives an organ transplant from Rize. Ken then becomes half ghoul.

“Tokyo Ghoul” will be released sometime during summer, 2017 in Japan.

Jun 24 2016

Haruka Ayase, Shinichi Tsutsumi & Gaku Hamada cast in movie “Honnoji Hotel”

Haruka Ayase, Shinichi Tsutsumi & Gaku Hamada are cast in movie “Honnoji Hotel.” The movie will reunite Haruka Ayase, Shinichi Tsutsumi, director Masayuki Suzuki & screenwriter Tomoko Aizawa who previously worked together in 2011 film “Princess Toyotomi.”

In movie “Honnoji Hotel,” Haruka Ayase plays a woman who is staying at Honnoji Hotel in Kyoto. There, she meets legendary historical figure Nobunaga Oda (Shinichi Tsutsumi).

“Honnoji Hotel” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Jun 23 2016

New still images for live-action film “Death Note: Light Up The New World”

Here’s 2 new still images for upcoming live-action film “Death Note: Light Up The New World” starring Masahiro Higashide, Sosuke Ikematsu & Masaki Suda.

The still images are of Masahiro Higashide as Tsukuru Mishima and Sosuke Ikematsu as Private Investigator Ryuzaki. Each still images has one of the characters pointing a gun at the other person. Tsukuru Mishima is a member of the Death Note special task force team and Private Investigator Ryuzaki is a successor of L.

Jun 22 2016

Main trailer for movie “Good Morning Show”

Main trailer added for upcoming movie “Good Morning Show” starring Kiichi Nakai & Masami Nagasawa. Movie is written and directed by Ryoichi Kimizuka (screenplay writer for the “Bayside Shakedown” films). Movie is set around a morning TV show, with Kiichi Nakai playing main host Shingo Sumita and Masami Nagasawa playing co-host Keiko Ogawa. Real life drama sweeps the set as an affair, possible cancellation and a hostage situation takes place.

“Good Morning Show” will be released October 8, 2016 in Japan.

Jun 21 2016

Still images and release date for live-action film “Museum”

Here’s 2 new still images for upcoming live-action film “Museum” starring Shun Oguri and Shuhei Nomura. The still image of Shun Oguri as Hisashi Sawamura chases a criminal on a rainy day. The second still image is of Shuhei Nomura as rookie detective Junichi Nishino. He is attending an investigation meeting.

In addition, “Museum” is now set for release November 12, 2016 in Japan.