Jul 8 2016

Teaser poster and release date for movie “My Dad and Mr. Ito”

Teaser poster and release date added for upcoming movie “My Dad and Mr. Ito” starring Juri Ueno, Lily Franky & Tatsuya Fuji. Movie is based on novel “Otousan to Itou san” by Hinako Nakazawa and directed Yuki Tanada (“One Million Yen and the Nigamushi Woman“). Premise for the film has Juri Ueno played a 30 something year old woman living with her boyfriend, played by Lily Franky, who is 20 years her senior.  Then out of the blue, the woman’s father, played by Tatsuya Fuji, appears and moves in with them.

“My Dad and Mr. Ito” is now scheduled to be released October 8, 2016 in Japan.

Jul 7 2016

Supporting cast for live-action film “March Comes in Like a Lion”

Supporting cast added for upcoming live-action film “March Comes in Like a Lion” starring Ryunosuke Kamiki. Now cast in supporting roles are Kuranosuke Sasaki, Hideaki Ito, Ryo Kase, Kana Kurashina, Kaya Kiyohara, Chise Niitsu, Gin Maeda, Kasumi Arimura and Etsushi Toyokawa. Movie is based on manga series “San gatsu no Lion” by Chica Umino.

In the upcoming film, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Hideaki Ito and Ryo Kase will play shogi players. Kana Kurashina, Kaya Kiyohara and Chise Niitsu will play the three sisters of the Kawamoto family. Kasumi Arimura will play Kyoko Koda. Her character is a non blood related sister of Rei (Ryunosuke Kamiki). Etsushi Toyokawa will play Sachika Koda. He is the father of Kyoko Koda and friend of Rei’s late father. He also taught Rei shogi.

“March Comes in Like a Lion” will be released sometime during spring, 2017 and its sequel “March Comes in Like a Lion 2” will also be released spring, 2017 in Japan.

Jul 6 2016

Teaser #2 + Renji Ishibashi cast in live-action film “Higanjima: Vampire Island”

Renji Ishibashi is cast in upcoming live-action film “Higanjima: Vampire Island” starring Shunya Shiraishi, Ryohei Suzuki and Minami Sakurai. In the live-action film, Renji Ishibashi will voice the character of Ryunosuke Aoyama. His character is also known as Shisho and is the leader of the resistance group of vampires.

In addition, a second teaser trailer can be viewed at AsianWiki that shows Renji Ishibashi as Shunya Shiraishi. “Higanjima: Vampire Island” will be released October 15, 2016 in Japan.


Jul 5 2016

Erika Toda still image from live-action film “Death Note: Light Up The New World”

Here’s the first still image of Erika Today in upcoming live-action film “Death Note: Light Up The New World.” In the scene, Misa Amane (Erika Toda) looks at a Death Note which she is holding in a dressing room. Misa Amane has lost her memory about the Death Note since she lost ownership of a Death Note 10 years ago.

“Death Note: Light Up The New World” will be released October 29, 2016 in Japan.

Jul 4 2016

Supporting cast and release date for movie “Haruko Azumi Is Missing”

Supporting cast has been announced for upcoming film “Haruko Azumi Is Missing” starring Yu Aoi and singer Huwie Ishizaki. Cast in the film in supporting roles are Mitsuki Takahata, Taiga, Shono Hayama, Ryo Kase, Akiko Kikuchi, Serina (ex-SDN48 member), Motoki Ochiai and Maho Yamada. Movie is based on 2013 novel “Azumi Haruko wa Yukuefumei” by Mariko Yamauchi and directed by Daigo Matsui.

In the upcoming film, Mitsuki Takahata will play 20-year-old Aina. Her character belongs to a group including characters played by Taiga and Shono Hayama. They draw graffiti on the streets. Aina has feelings for the character played by Taiga and he’s the primary reason she joined their group. Ryo Kase will play a police constable.

“Haruko Azumi Is Missing” is now scheduled for release sometime this December in Japan.

Jul 4 2016

Sota Fukushi cast in live-action film “Laughing Under the Clouds”

Sota Fukushi is cast in upcoming live-action film “Laughing Under the Clouds.” The live-action film is based on manga series “Donten ni Warau” by Karakara-Kemuri and will be directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro (“Bayside Shakedown“). In the film, Sota Fukushi will play Tenka Kumo. His character is one of three brothers who go up against the giant snake Orochi.

Filming for the movie begins June 18, 2016 and will finish by middle of August, 2016. “Laughing Under the Clouds” will be released sometime next year in Japan.