Mar 11 2016

Main cast announced for movie “Somebody”

Takeru Satoh, Masaki Suda, Kasumi Arimura, Fumi Nikaido, Masaki Okada & Takayuki Yamada are all cast in upcoming movie “Somebody” (literal title). The movie is based on novel “Nanimono” by Ryo Asai (“The Kirishima Thing“) and directed by Daisuke Miura (“Love’s Whirlpool“).

Premise for movie “Somebody” follows the lives of 5 young university students centered around their search for employment.

“Somebody” will be released October 15, 2016 in Japan.

Mar 10 2016

Haruka Shimazaki cast in movie “Haunted Campus”

AKB48 member Haruka Shimazaki is cast in upcoming horror-mystery film “Haunted Campus” also starring Yuma Nakayama & Kentaro Yasui. Movie is based on the novel “Haunted Campus” by Riu Kushiki.

In movie “Haunted Campus,” Haruka Shimazaki will play lead female role Koyomi Nada. Main male character Shinji Yagami (Yuma Nakayama) has feelings for her and they join an occult research group at their university. Shinji Yagam is easily frightened because he can see ghosts. The occult research group attempts to solve a haunted campus mystery.

“Haunted Campus” will be released July 2, 2016 in Japan.


Mar 9 2016

First still image of Shun Oguri in live-action film “Museum”

Here’s the first still image of Shun Oguri in upcoming live-action film “Museum.” Movie is based on manga series “Museum” by Ryosuke Tomoe and directed by Keishi Ohtomo (“Rurouni Kenshin“). For movie “Museum,” Shun Oguri plays a detective out to catch a killer. The detective soon realizes that his wife and child is the killer’s next target.

“Museum” will be released sometime autumn, 2016 in Japan.

Mar 9 2016

Erika Toda cast in live-action film “Death Note 2016”

Erika Toda is cast in upcoming live-action film “Death Note 2016” also starring Masahiro Higashide, Sosuke Ikematsu & Masaki Suda. Erika Toda made her movie acting debut in 2006 film “Death Note” and also appeared in “Death Note: The Last Name”  and “L: Change the World.”

In “Death Note 2016,” Erika Toda will reprise her role of Misa Amane. In the film, which is set 10 years later, Misa Amane has lost her memory of the death note since she gave up possession of it, but her love for Kira has not disappeared. Misa Amane works as an actress. Her memory of the confrontation between Kira and L becomes a key to the chaos caused by the 6 current death notes.

Release date for “Death Note 2016” is now set for October 29, 2016 in Japan.

Mar 9 2016

Main trailer for movie “The Magnificent Nine”

Main trailer & English subtitled teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “The Magnificent Nine” (English title) starring Sadao Abe, Eita, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Karen Iwata, Yuko Takeuchi & Ryuhei Matsuda. Movie is based on the story“Kokudaya Juzaburo” by Michifumi Isoda (“Abacus and Sword“) and directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura (“Fish Story“).

Story for “The Magnificent Nine” is set in 18th century Japan and revolves a poor town that is mired in poverty due to heavy taxes owed to its feudal lord. Residents scheme a plan to make money for its residents, but if they are discovered they will lose their heads literally.

“The Magnificent Nine” opens May 14, 2016 in Japan.

Mar 8 2016

poster and supporting cast announced for movie “Desperate Sunflowers”

Teaser poster added for upcoming movie “Desperate Sunflowers” starring Yo Yoshida and Yoshino Kimura. In addition, more supporting cast members have been announced for the movie which includes Aoi Nakamura, Nozomi SasakiYuta Furukawa & Rena Tanaka.

Story for “Desperate Sunflowers” follows two distant relatives. One woman is straight laced attorney and the other a swindler. For the movie, Aoi Nakamura will play Masaru Isozaki. His character is a lawyer who works at the same office as Tetsuko Ishida (Yo Yoshida). Yuta Furukawa will play Shunsuke Ota. His character becomes involved in a fraud case with Natsuko (Yoshino Kimura). Nozomi Sasaki will play Marina Kamiya. Her character is the fiance of Shunsuke Ota.

“Desperate Sunflowers” will be released June 25, 2016 in Japan.

Mar 7 2016

Masaki Suda & Nana Komatsu cast in live-action film “Oboreru Knife”

Masaki Suda & Nana Komatsu are cast in live-action film “Oboreru Knife.” Also cast in supporting roles are Daiki Shigeoka (‘Johnny’s WEST’) and Mone Kamishiraishi. Movie is based on manga series “Oboreru Knife” by George Asakura (“Piece of Cake“) and directed by Yuki Yamato (“Itsutsu Kazoereba Kimi no Yume“).

In live-action film “Oboreru Knife,” Nana Komatsu plays Natsume Mochizuki. Her character is a teen model in Tokyo, but she has to move a small rural town with her family. There, she meets Koichiro Hasegawa (Masaki Suda). His character comes from a wealthy and well respected family.

“Oboreru Knife” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.