Oct 5 2020

Teaser trailer & poster for movie “The Door into Summer”

Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “The Door into Summer” starring Kento Yamazaki, Kaya Kiyohara, and Naohito Fujiki. Movie is based on novel “The Door into Summer” by U.S. sci-fi writer Robert A. Heinlein and directed by Takahiro Miki (“Fortuna’s Eye“). In addition, supporting cast members have been announced for the film:  Natsuna WatanabeHidekazu MashimaTaizo HaradaRin TakanashiKenta Hamano, and Tomorowo Taguchi.

 “The Door into Summer” is now set for release February 19, 2021 in Japan.

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Oct 5 2020

Kenichi Matsuyama & Tsuyoshi Muro cast in movie “Kawapperi Mukoritta”

Kenichi Matsuyama and Tsuyoshi Muro are cast in movie “Kawapperi Mukoritta.” The film is based on novel Kawapperi Mukoritta” by movie director Naoko Ogigami (“Close-Knit“) and she also directs the film. Filming for the movie begins early September, 2020 and finishes October, 2020. Shooting will take place in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

“Kawapperi Mukoritta” will be released 2021 in Japan.

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Oct 1 2020

Main trailer for movie “Underdog”

Main trailer added for boxing film “Underdog” starring Mirai Moriyama & Takumi Kitamura. The film also features the pairing of director Masaharu Take and screenwriter Shin Adachi. They previously collaborated on 2014 award-winning boxing film “100 Yen Love.” Meanwhile, the movie’s theme song has been revealed as “Flowers” by singer Huwie Ishizaki. Theme song “Flowers” is also featured in the main trailer. Also, more castings has been announced for the film. They are Asami MizukawaKumi TakiuchiMinori HagiwaraAmi TomiteRyutaro NinomiyaMami KumagaiMorio Kazama, and Akira Emoto.

“Underdog” will be released November 27, 2020 in Japan. 

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Sep 30 2020

Teaser poster & release date for movie “Awake”

Teaser poster and release date added for movie “Awake” starring Ryo Yoshizawa and Ryuya Wakaba. The film is written and directed by Atsuhiro Yamada (“Happy Ending“). Caption on the teaser poster states in Japanese “That is the best feeling that I have experienced, after waking up from the bottom.” The film follows Ryo Yoshizawa as Eiichi. He once aspired to become a shogi player and trained hard for it, but he now writes shogi software programs. He faces an old nemesis in shogi player Riku played by Ryuya Wakaba.

“Awake” is now set for release December 25, 2020 in Japan.

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Sep 27 2020

Actress Yuko Takeuchi found deceased September 27th

Actress Yuko Takeuchi was found deceased around 2AM on September 27, 2020 by her actor husband Taiki Nakabayashi. Her husband found Yuko Takeuchi hanging at their home in Shibuya, Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department are investigating her death as a suicide. Yuko Takeuchi has starred in many award winning films and drama series like “The Queen of Lunchtime Cuisine,” “Be with You,” “Strawberry Night,” and “A Long Goodbye.” Our condolences goes out to her family and friends.