Dec 3 2015

Trailer for movie “Children of Iron”

Trailer for movie “Children of Iron” starring Tomoko Tabata, Jyonmyon Pe, Taishi Sato & Mau. Movie is directed by Koki Fukuyama. “Children of Iron” had its world premiere earlier this year as the opening film for the Skip City International D-Cinema Festival and also screened recently at the 28th annual Tokyo International Film Festival. Premise for the film follows two elementary school students who become brother and sister after their parents marry. The new siblings get teased by their classmates and they concoct a plan to make their parents divorce.

“Children of Iron” will be released February 13, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 1 2015

Trailer and poster for upcoming film “64: Part I”

Main trailer and poster added for upcoming film “64: Part I” starring Koichi Sato, Gou Ayano, Nana Eikura, Eita, Tomokazu Miura & Masatoshi Nagase. Movie is based on 2012 novel “64 (Rokuyon)” by Hideo Yokoyama and directed by Takahisa Zeze (“Heaven’s Story“). Story for the film involves an unsolved child murder case. The statute of limitations is set to expire on the murder, then a similar kidnapping case takes place.

Release date for “64: Part I” is now set for May 7, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 1 2015

Ryuhei Matsuda & Riku Ohnishi cast in movie “My Uncle”

Actor Ryuhei Matsuda & child actor Riku Ohnishi are cast in new movie “My Uncle” (literal title of “Boku no Ojisan”). The movie is directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita (“Linda Linda Linda“) and based on 1972 nove l”Boku no Ojisan” by Morio Kita.

In movie “My Uncle,” Ryuhei Matsuda plays the uncle who works part-time teaching philosophy at an university. He leeches off his older brother’s family. Meanwhile, Riku Ohnishi plays Yukio Haruyama. His uncle is the character played by Ryuhei Matsuda. The uncle then falls in love with a Japanese woman who comes from Hawaii. After her grandmother passes away, she goes back to Hawaii to take over her grandmother’s coffee farm. Meanwhile, the uncle and Yukio Haruyama travel to Hawaii to see her.

“My Uncle” will be released sometime during autumn, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 26 2015

Trailer #2 for movie “Too Young To Die!”

Second trailer added for upcoming film “Too Young To Die!” starring Tomoya Nagase, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Machiko Ono, Aoi Morikawa, Rie Miyazawa and Kenta Kiritani. The quirky comedy film is written and directed by Kankuro Kudo (“Brass Knuckle Boys“).

Story for “Too Young To Die!” revolves around a high school student (Ryunosuke Kamiki) who dies while on a school field trip and ends up in Hell. He then meets a rocker in Hell called Killer K (Tomoya Nagase). He receives training from Killer K to return to the human world and confess his love to a classmate.

“Too Young To Die!” will be released February 6, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 26 2015

Supporting cast revealed for live-action film “Himitsu The Top Secret”

More cast members has been revealed for upcoming live-action film “Himitsu The Top Secret” starring Toma Ikuta, Masaki Okada, Chiaki Kuriyama and Nao Omori. Supporting cast members now include Tori Matsuzaka, Kippei Shiina, Lily Franky, Koji Ookura, Haruka Kinami and Yusuke Hirayama.

In the live-action movie Tori Matsuzaka will play Katsuhiro Suzuki. His character has been friends with Tsuyoshi Maki (Toma Ikuta) since their college days. They started the 9th Forensics Laboratory. Kippei Shiina will play Koichi Tsuyuguchi. His character is a death-row convict, charged with killing his own family. Lily Franky will play Junichiro Saito. His character is a psychiatrist who is aware of Katsuhiro Suzuki’s past trauma. Lilly Franky’s character of Junichiro Saito is original to the movie and the only character in the film not found in the manga series.

Movie “Himitsu The Top Secret” is based on manga series”Himitsu – Toppu Shiikuretto” by Reiko Shimizu and directed by Keishi Ohtomo (“Rurouni Kenshin“). Release date for “Himitsu The Top Secret” is now set for August, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 25 2015

Main trailer for movie “Hotel Copain”

Main trailer added for upcoming film “Hotel Copain” starring Hayato Ichihara, Yoshimasa Kondo, Hikaru Osawa & Goki Maeda. Movie is directed by Naoto Monma and screenplay by Lion Hitoshizuku. Story for the film has Hayato Ichihara playing a former teacher who now works at a hotel. He quit his job after his inability to handle student bullying. A student of his committed suicide because of the bullying. Meanwhile, the hotel hosts a party for guests and the mother of the deceased student is there.

“Hotel Copain” will be released February 13, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 24 2015

Shun Oguri cast in live-action film “Museum”

Actor Shun Oguri is cast in live-action film “Museum.” The film is based on manga “Museum” by Ryosuke Tomoe and directed by Keishi Ohtomo (“Rurouni Kenshin“). Premise for the film has Shun Oguri playing a detective working on a serial murder case. The murders only take place on rainy days. He then realizes his wife and child are the killer’s next target. The prime suspect wears a frog mask.

Filming for “Museum” began November 8, 2015 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Nov 24 2015

Teaser poster and trailer for movie “Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory”

Teaser poster and trailer added for upcoming movie “Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory” starring Aoi Nakamura and Moeka Nozaki. Movie is written and directed by Lisa Takeba (“The Pinkie“). “Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory” had its world premiere at the 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam earlier this year and the movie will have its general release December 5, 2015 in Japan. Aoi Nakamura does play a television that is transformed into a person in the quirky film.

Nov 24 2015

Ryu Morioka, Tomoya Maeno, Haru Kuroki & Hirofumi Arai cast in movie “Emiabi no Hajimari to Hajimari”

Ryu Morioka, Tomoya Maeno, Haru Kuroki & Hirofumi Arai are all cast in movie “Emiabi no Hajimari to Hajimari.” The movie is written and directed by Kensaku Watanabe. Kensaku Watanabe won the best screenplay award at the 37th Japan Academy Prize for his screenplay adaptation of “The Great Passage.”

Story for “Emiabi no Hajimari to Hajimari” has Ryu Morioka playing Sanemichi. His character is a member of popular manzai comedy duo “Emiabi.’ His partner (Tomoya Maeno) though dies in a car accident. Sanemich then goes with Natsumi (Haru Kuroki) to visit a young girl whose older brother died in the car accident.

“Emiabi no Hajimari to Hajimari” will be released sometime next year in Japan.