Jul 17 2024

Arata Sato and Miho Watanabe cast in movie “Seishun Gestalt Houkai”

Arata Sato and Miho Watanabe are cast in movie “Seishun Gestalt Houkai.” Movie is based on 2021 novel “Seishun Gestalt Houkai” by Tomato Marui and screenplay adaptation written by Kisa Miura (“Eye Love You“). The film is set at a high school where a girl, played by Miho Watanabe. suddenly comes down with “adolescent face loss syndrome.” Only one other student, played by Arata Sato, notices something off in her. The illness depicted in the original novel and movie is a fictional disorder where a youth loses their own individuality and identity, so much so that they can’t recognize their own face.

“Seishun Gestalt Houkai” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

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Jul 15 2024

Fumiya Takahashi and Nanase Nishino cast in movie “The Boy and the Dog”

Fumiya Takahashi and Nanase Nishino are cast in movie “The Boy and the Dog” (literal title). The film is based on 2020 short story collection “Shonen to Inu” by Seishu Hase and directed by Takahisa Zeze. The film’s screenplay adaptation will also incorporate original story elements. Over the course of several years, the film will follow a dog named Tamon and his influence on several different owners that take him in.

“The Boy and the Dog” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

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Jul 11 2024

Casting & teaser trailer for movie “Shoutai”

Casting announced and first teaser trailer added for suspense movie “Shoutai.” Announced as cast members for the film are Riho Yoshioka, Shintaro Morimoto, Anna Yamada, and Takayuki Yamada. The identity of the actor who will play main character Kaburagi has not yet been revealed. The film is based on 2020  novel “Shoutai” by Tamehito Somei, which was previously adapted into 2022 WOWOW drama series “Shoutai” starring Kazuya Kamenashi.

“Shoutai” will be released November 29, 2024 in Japan.

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Jul 10 2024

Teaser trailer for movie “Saint Young Men”

First teaser trailer added for comedy live-action film “Saint Young Men” starring Kenichi Matsuyama and Shota Sometani. The film is based on manga series “Saint Oniisan” by Hikaru Nakamura and directed by Yuichi Fukuda (“Black Night Parade“). For the film, Kenichi Matsuyama will play Jesus and Shota Sometani will play Buddha. They enjoy life together in Tokyo, when trouble suddenly brews.

“Saint Young Men” will be released December 20, 2024 in Japan.

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Jul 9 2024

Trailer and poster for movie “All About Suomi”

Trailer and poster added for movie “All About Suomi” starring Masami Nagasawa. The film is written and directed by Koki Mitani (“Once in a Blue Moon“). New supporting cast members for the film have also been announced and they are Koji Seto, Emma Miyazawa, and Junki Tozuka. The film will have 5 men, who all loved the main character Suomi (Masami Nagasawa), meeting and remembering her after she disappears. Their memory of her all differ in major ways.

“All About Suomi” will be released September 13, 2024 in Japan.

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Jul 5 2024

Trailer and poster for movie “Living in Two Worlds”

Trailer and poster added for movie “Living in Two Worlds” starring Ryo Yoshizawa. The English title of the movie refers to the main character Dai Igarashi played by Ryo Yoshizawa, who grew up as a CODA (child of deaf adults) and grew up in two different world. The film is based on the 2021 autobiographical essay “Ro no Ryoshin kara Umareta Boku ga Kikoeru Sekai to Kikoenai Sekai wo Ikikishite Kangaeta 30 no Koto” by Dai Igarashi and directed by Mipo O (“The Light Shines Only There“). Caption on the poster states “Feelings that can’t be conveyed are overflowing.”

“Living in Two Worlds” will be released September 20, 2024 in Japan.

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Jul 4 2024

Yusei Yagi, Anji Ikehata, and Kaito Nakamura cast in movie “Mr. Yano’s Ordinary Days”

Yusei Yagi, Anji Ikehata, and Kaito Nakamura cast in movie “Mr. Yano’s Ordinary Days” (literal title). The film is based on webcomic “Yano-kun no Futsu no Hibi” by Yui Tamura and directed by Takehiko Shinjo (“Come Kiss Me At 0:00 AM “). Meanwhile, the first teaser trailer was also released and can be viewed at AsianWiki’s “Mr. Yano’s Ordinary Days” page.

“Mr. Yano’s Ordinary Days” will be released November 15, 2024 in Japan.

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Jul 4 2024

Sadawo Abe & Mana Ashida cast in movie “Cells at Work”

Sadawo Abe & Mana Ashida are cast in live-action film “Cells at Work.” They will join already announced lead cast members Mei Nagano and Mei Nagano. The movie is based on manga series “Hataraku Saibou” by Akane Shimizu and directed by Hideki Takeuchi (“Fly Me To The Saitama“). For movie “Cells at Work,” Sadawo Abe will play single dad Shigeru Urushizaki. He lives a very unhealthy lifestyle enjoying things like junk food, cigarettes, and alcohol. Mana Ashida will play his teenage daughter Niko Urushizaki. She lives a very healthy lifestyle. Within their bodies are cells working hard to protect them. The first teaser trailer is also released and can be viewed at AsianWiki.

“Cells at Work” is now scheduled for release December 13, 2024 in Japan.

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Jul 2 2024

First teaser trailer for movie “Grande Maison Paris”

First teaser trailer added for movie “Grande Maison Paris” starring Takuya Kimura, Kyoka Suzuki, & TaecYeon. The film is a sequel to 2019 TBS drama series “La Grande Maison Tokyo” and will be set in Paris, France. This time around, Chef Natsuki Obana (Takuya Kimura) attempts to receive a three star Michelin rating for his new restaurant in Paris.

“Grande Maison Paris” will be released sometime this winter in Japan.

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Jun 28 2024

Teaser trailer and poster for movie “Arrogance and Virtue”

Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Arrogance and Virtue” starring Taisuke Fujigaya and Nao. The romance-mystery film is based on 2019 novel “Goman to Zenryo” by Mizuki Tsujimura. Caption on the poster states “The two of them started through a dating app, but she suddenly disappeared. The movie has also announced the first group of supporting actors and they are Yuki Kura, Nanami Sakuraba, Kenji Anan, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Naomi Nishida, and Beverly Maeda. The movie’s theme song has also been announced as “Itodenwa” by Natori, which is played during the teaser trailer.

“Arrogance and Virtue” will be released September 27, 2024 in Japan.

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