May 17 2021

Kasumi Arimura cast in WOWOW drama “Zenkamono” & movie version

Kasumi Arimura is cast in WOWOW live-action drama series “Zenkamono” and its sequel feature film”Zenkamono.” The drama series and movie are based on  manga series “Zenkamono” y Masahito Kagawa. The drama series will be air sometime this autumn and the sequel movie version will be released sometime in 2022. The screenplay for the movie is set several years after the drama series and is an original story. For “Zenkamono,” Kasumi Arimura will play Kayo Agawa. She works as a volunteer probation officer.

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May 11 2021

Arata Iura & Machiko Ono cast in movie “This is Amiko”

Arata Iura and Machiko Ono are cast in movie “This is Amiko” (literal title). The movie is based on 2011 novel “Kochira Amiko” by Natsuko Imamura (“Under the Stars“) and directed by Tatsushi Omori. In the movie, Arata Iura and Machiko Ono will play a married couple. Their daughter is title character Amiko. A serious of misfortune hits the family.

Filming will begin July, 2021 in Hiroshima. Auditions to cast main child characters Amiko and Ri-Kun are currently ongoing. 

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May 11 2021

Hana Sugisaki cast in movie “99.9 Criminal Lawyer: The Movie”

Hana Sugisaki is cast in movie “99.9 Criminal Lawyer: The Movie” co-starring Jun Matsumoto and Teruyuki Kagawa. A new teaser poster for the movie has been also been released with Hana Sugisaki appearing with her co-stars. For the movie, Hana Sugisaki will play Honoka Kono. She is a rookie lawyer and meets Hiroto Miyama (Jun Matsumoto) at her first criminal case. Circumstances leads her to join the Madarame Law Firm, where Hiroto Miyama works.

“99.9 Criminal Lawyer: The Movie” will be released sometime this winter in Japan.

May 7 2021

Teaser trailer & poster for movie “Boku to Kanojo to Rally to”

Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Boku to Kanojo to Rally to” starring Win Morisaki & Mai Fukagawa. The movie, which is themed around the sport of rally racing, is written and directed by Renpei Tsukamoto. The theme song has also been announced, which is “Joyride” by singer-songwriter Miliyah Kato. The track “Joyride” is also played in the teaser trailer.

Release date for “Boku to Kanojo to Rally to” is now set for October 1, 2021 in Japan.

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Apr 29 2021

Teaser trailer & poster for movie “Masquerade Night”

Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Masquerade Night” starring Takuya Kimura & Masami Nagasawa. Movie is based on 2017 novel “Masquerade Night” by Keigo Higashino and is a sequel to 2019 movie “Masquerade Hotel.” The first group of supporting cast members have been announced and they all reprise their respective character from the 2019 movie. The newly announced cast members are Fumiyo KohinataZen KajiharaYuki IzumisawaEisuke SasaiAtsuro WatabeToshihide TonesakuRen Ishikawa , Shingo Tsurumi, and Ryo Ishibashi.

Captions in the teaser video states (0:02) “First class hotel,” (0:03) “December 31, 2020 countdown party,” (0:05) “A murder notice,” (0:16) “The criminal is an (countdown party) invitee wearing a mask,” (0:19) “500 suspects,” (0:21) “24 hours until murder takes place.”

“Masquerade Night” will be released September 17, 2021 in Japan.

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