Teaser poster added for upcoming live-action film “Boku Dake ga Inai Machi” starring Tatsuya Fujiwara & Kasumi Arimura. Movie is based on manga series “Boku Dake ga Inai Machi” by Kei Sanbe and directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa (“Rookies”/”Until The Break Of Dawn”). Unique story for “Boku Dake ga Inai Machi” involves a manga artist (Tatsuya Fujiwara) who goes back in time to solve a serial murder case and save his mother from the killer.
“Boku Dake ga Inai Machi” will be released March, 2016 in Japan.
Tsuyoshi Muro is cast in upcoming live-action film “Himeano~ru” starring Go Morita, Gaku Hamada & Aimi Satsukawa. Movie is based on manga “Himeano~ru” by Minoru Furuya (“Himizu“) and directed by Keisuke Yoshida (“Cafe Isobe“/”Silver Spoon“).
In live-action film “Himeano~ru,” Tsuyoshi Muro will play Yuji Ando. He holds feelings for Yuka Abe (Aimi Satsukawa) who is the target of serial killer Shoichi Morita (Go Morita).
Release date for “Himeano~ru” is now set for May 28, 2016 in Japan.
Here’s 5 character posters for upcoming film “Mohican Comes Home” (literal title) starring Ryuhei Matsuda, Atsuko Maeda, Akira Emoto, Masako Motai and Yudai Chiba. Movie is written and directed by Shuichi Okita (“The Woodsman and the Rain“). First teaser trailer is also added on AsianWiki’s “Mohican Comes Home” page.
Lastly, release date for “Mohican Comes Home” is set for release sometime April, 2016 in Japan.
Main trailer added for live-action film “Nobunaga Concerto: The Movie” starring Shun Oguri, Kou Shibasaki, Osamu Mukai, Takayuki Yamada, Taisuke Fujigaya, Kiko Mizuhara, Gaku Hamada, Arata Furuta & Masahiro Takashima. Movie is based on manga series “Nobunaga Kontseruto” by Ayumi Ishii and directed by Hiroaki Matsuyama (“Liar Game“).
“Nobunaga Concerto: The Movie” will be released January 23, 2016 in Japan.
Actress Yu Aoi is cast in new movie “A Lonely Girl Has Gone.” This is her first time playing the main character in a film since 2008 film “One Million Yen and the Nigamushi Woman.” Movie “A Lonely Girl Has Gone” is based on novel”Azumi Haruko wa Yukuefumei” by Mariko Yamauchi and directed by Daigo Matsui (“Afro Tanaka“/”Sweet Poolside“). Story for the film has Yu Aoi playing a 28-year-old woman who works at an office. She disappears on a normal street with a lot of shops. After her disappearance, parody scribbles of her missing poster spreads.
Filming for “A Lonely Girl Has Gone” finished October 2 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Kuranosuke Sasaki & Yu Yokoyama from boy band “Kanjani Eight” are cast in new movie “Expulsion” (working and literal title). The film is based on 2014 novel “Hamon” by Hiroyuki Kurokawa and directed by Shotaro Kobayashi (“Kaasan Mom’s Life“). Novel “Hamon” is the recipient of the 151th Naoki Prize. Director Shotaro Kobayashi previously adapted Hiroyuki Kurokawa’s 2008 novel “Enka” into 2015 WOWOW drama series “Enka: Gold Rush.”
Story for “Expulsion” has a film producer who approaches a yakuza boss to invest in an upcoming movie project. The yakuza boss agrees to do so, but the film producer runs off with his money. Yakuza member Yasuhiko Kuwabara (Kuranosuke Sasaki) and construction consultant (Yu Yokoyama) attempt to recover the money.
“Expulsion” will be released sometime in 2017 in Japan.
Main trailer and poster added for upcoming horror film “The Inerasable” starring Yuko Takeuchi & Ai Hashimoto. Movie is based on 2012 novel “Zange” by Fuyumi Ono and directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura (“Fish Story“/”The Snow White Murder Case“).
“The Inerasable” will have its world premiere at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (October 22-31, 2015) and then its general premiere January 30, 2016 in Japan.
Juri Ueno, Lily Franky & Tatsuya Fuji are all cast in new movie “Otousan to Itou-san.” The film is based on 2014 novel “Otousan to Itou san” by Hinako Nakazawa and directed by Yuki Tanada (“One Million Yen and the Nigamushi Woman“).
In movie “Otousan to Itou-san,” Juri Ueno plays Aya. She is in her 30’s, but her boyfriend (Lily Frankly) 20 years older than her. One day, Aya’s father (Tatsuya Fuji) begins to live with them.
“Otousan to Itou-san” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Main poster and trailer added for upcoming movie “The Actor” starring Ken Yasuda & Kumiko Aso. Movie is based on 2011 novel “Haiyu Kameoka Takuji” by Akito Inui and directed by Satoko Yokohama (“Bare Essence of Life“).
“The Actor” will have its world premiere at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (October 22-31, 2015) and then its general premiere January 30, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming film “7s” starring Motoki Fukami & Yasushi Fuchikami. Movie is written and directed by Michihito Fujii (“Oh! Father“). Premise for the film follows an indie film director who wins the grand prize and money at an indie film festival. He decides to go for a more ambitious ($$$) project with his next film “7s” involving a group of swindlers.
“7s” will be released November 7, 2015 in Japan.