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.Read more »
Posts Categorized: Japanese Movies
Trailer and still images added for movie “Napoleon and Me” starring Rina Takeda & Shogo Hama. Above and below are the new still images from the movie. Meanwhile, the movie’s theme song has been revealed as “Realizer” by Urashimasakatasen. The song also appears in the trailer.
“Napoleon and Me” will be released July 2, 2021 in Japan.Read more »
Trailer added for movie “I Don’t Have Any Money Left in My Retirement Account” starring Yuki Amami. Movie is based on 2015 novel “Rogo no Shikin ga Arimasen” by Miu Kakiya and directed by Tetsu Maeda. Meanwhile, the theme song for the film has been revealed as “Happy!” by Kiyoshi Hikawa. The theme song “Happy!” is played in the trailer.
“I Don’t Have Any Money Left in My Retirement Account” will be released October 30, 2021 in Japan.Read more »
Trailer added for movie “Hama no Asahi no Usotsukidomo to” starring Mitsuki Takahata & Kyotaro Yanagiya. The film, which was first aired on Fukushima Central Television back on October 30, 2020, is also set for release September 10, 2021 in Japan. The movie is written and directed by Yuki Tanada (“Round Trip Heart“).Read more »
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.Read more »
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.
Trailer #2 added for movie “Baragaki: Unbroken Samurai” starring Junichi Okada & Kou Shibasaki. Movie is based on novel “Moeyo Ken” by Ryotaro Shiba (“Taboo“) and directed by “Baragaki: Unbroken Samurai.” Release date for the film is also now set for October 15, 2021. The movie’s release date was originally postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.Read more »
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.Read more »
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 Kohinata, Zen Kajihara, Yuki Izumisawa, Eisuke Sasai, Atsuro Watabe, Toshihide Tonesaku, Ren 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.Read more »