Teaser poster and September 15, 2023 release date set for live-action film “Don’t Call it Mystery” starring Masaki Suda. In addition, the first group of supporting actors have been announced for the film and they are Kou Shibasaki, Kouhei Matsushita, Keita Machida, Nanoka Hara, & Riku Hagiwara. The supporting actors will play characters who are involved in an inheritance mystery set in Hiroshima. “Don’t Call it Mystery” is based on manga series “Mystery to Iu Nakare” by Yumi Tamura.Read more »
Posts Categorized: Japanese Movies
Trailer for movie “Hamon”
Trailer added for movie “Hamon” starring Mariko Tsutsui & Ken Mitsuishi. Movie is written and directed by Naoko Ogigami (“Riverside Mukolitta“). Captions in the main trailer states (0:11) “Husband went missing,” (0:22) “Husband is back,” (0:29) “Man who abandoned his family,” (0:31) “He got cancer,” (0:38) “Daily life falls apart,” (0:49) “Hate,” and (1:18) “Laugh at despair.”
“Hamon” will be released May 26, 2023 in Japan.Read more »
Main trailer for movie ” Kingdom 3″
Main trailer added for live-action film ” Kingdom 3” starring Kento Yamazaki & Ryo Yoshizawa. Movie is based on manga series “Kingdom” by Yasuhisa Hara and directed by Shinsuke Sato, (“Gantz“). The trailer shows briefly new character Shika played by Anne Watanabe. She comes from Zhao and is a black market seller.
“Kingdom 3” will be released July 28, 2023 in Japan.Read more »
Main trailer and poster for movie “The Water Flows to the Sea”
Main trailer and poster added for live-action film “The Water Flows to the Sea” starring Suzu Hirose & Riku Ohnishi. Movie is based on manga series “Mizu wa Umi ni Mukatte Nagareru” by Retto Tajima and directed by Tetsu Maeda (“And, the Baton Was Passed“).
“The Water Flows to the Sea” will be released June 9, 2023 in Japan.Read more »
Ren Nagase, Hana Sugisaki and Takumi Kitamura cast in movie “Houtei Yugi”
Ren Nagase, Hana Sugisaki and Takumi Kitamura cast in movie “Houtei Yugi.” The mystery-law themed film is based on 2020 novel “Houtei Yugi” by Ritsuto Igarashi and directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa (“Restaurant From The Sky“). The film will have Ren Nagase, Hana Sugisaki and Takumi Kitamura play law school students. They look into a case that they are connected by their pasts.
“Houtei Yugi” will be released November 10, 2023 in Japan.Read more »
Trailer and poster for movie “Daimyo Tousan”
Trailer and poster added for movie “Daimyo Tousan” starring Ryunosuke Kamiki, Hana Sugisaki, & Kenichi Matsuyama. The samurai-comedy film is directed by Tetsu Maeda (“A Banana? At This Time of Night?“) and based on 2019 novel “Daimyo Tousan” by Jiro Asada. The movie’s theme song has also been announced as “Wonderful” by pop-rock group GReeeeN. That song “Wonderful” is played during the trailer.
“Daimyo Tousan” will be released June 23, 2023 in Japan.Read more »
Main trailer & poster for movie “Adulthood Friends”
Main trailer and poster added for live-action film “Adulthood Friends” starring Mizuki Inoue & Rinka Kumada. Movie is based on manga series “Otona-Najimi” by Aya Nakahara (“Love Complex“). The movie’s theme song has also been announced as “Sweet Melody” by Kis-My-Ft2, which is also featured in the main trailer. The trailer shows Haru Aoyama (Mizuki Inoue) and Kaede Kagaya (Rinka Kumada) having held feelings for each other for a long time, but they don’t know that the other person feels the same way. They get involved in a love triangle with Iori Hasumi (Riku Hagiwara).
“Adulthood Friends” will be released May 12, 2023 in Japan.Read more »
Teaser trailer & poster for movie “The Dry Spell”
Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “The Dry Spell” starring Toma Ikuta. Movie is based on 1990 novel “Kassui” by Mitsuru Kawabayashi and the screenplay adaptation is written by Shotaro Oikawa (“Chokolietta“). The movie has Toma Ikuta playing city hall water department employee Shunsaku Iwakiri. He encounters two young sisters when he visits a home for non payment on their water bill.
“The Dry Spell” is now set for release June 2, 2023 in Japan.Read more »
Main trailer and poster for movie “Father Of The Milky Way Railroad”
Main trailer and poster added for movie “Father Of The Milky Way Railroad” starring Koji Yakusho & Masaki Suda. Movie is based on 2017 novel “Ginga Tetsudo no Chichi” by Yoshinobu Kadoi, which won the naoki Prize, and directed by Izuru Narushima (“Solomon’s Perjury 1: Suspicion“). Caption on the main poster states “A story about the absolute love of the father and family towards unknown writer Kenji Miyazawa.”
“Father Of The Milky Way Railroad” will be released May 5, 2023 in Japan.Read more »
Kazunari Ninomiya & Haru cast in movie “Analog”
Kazunari Ninomiya & Haru are cast in movie “Analog.” Movie is based on 2017 novel “Analog” by multi-talented director Takeshi Kitano. The romance themed film follows two people who are luddites and meet at a cafe. The woman, played by Haru, disappears just when the man, played by Kazunari Ninomiya, is about to propose to her.
“Analog” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.Read more »