Oct 19 2015

Kuranosuke Sasaki & Yu Yokoyama cast in movie “Expulsion”

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.

Oct 16 2015

Main trailer and poster added for horror film “The Inerasable”

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.

Oct 16 2015

Juri Ueno, Lily Franky & Tatsuya Fuji cast in movie “Otousan to Itou-san”

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.


Oct 15 2015

trailer for upcoming film “7s”

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.

Oct 13 2015

Ayami Nakajo cast in live-action film “Setoutsumi”

Actress Ayami Nakajo is cast in upcoming live-action film “Setoutsumi” which has already cast in Sosuke Ikematsu & Masaki Suda in the lead male roles. Movie “Setoutsumi” is based on the manga of same name by Kazuya Konomoto and directed by Tatsushi Omori (“Tada’s Do-It-All House“).

In movie “Setoutsumi,” Ayami Nakajo will play play Ichigo Kashimura. Her character is a popular high school student.
Seto (Masaki Suda) has feelings for her, but she likes Utsumi (Sosuke Ikematsu).

“Setoutsumi” will be released sometime next year in Japan.