Dec 19 2015

Main poster and teaser trailer added for live-action sequel film “Assassination Classroom: Graduation”

First teaser trailer and main poster added for upcoming live-action sequel film “Assassination Classroom: Graduation” starring Ryosuke Yamada, Masaki Suda & Maika Yamamoto. In addition, Kazunari Ninomiya, Mirei Kiritani & Hiroki Narimiya are set to make special appearances in the film in flashback scenes.

“Assassination Classroom: Graduation” will be released March 25, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 18 2015

Teaser trailer for live-action film “Chinyuki”

First teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action comedy film “Chinyuki” starring Kenichi Matsuyama. “Chinyuki” is based on manga series “Chinyuki – Taro to Yukaina Nakama tachi” by Gataro Man which is setup as a parody of well known 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West.”

“Chinyuki” will be released February 27, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 17 2015

Hiroki Narimiya cast in live-action film “Assassination Classroom: Graduation”

Hiroki Narimiya is cast in upcoming live-action film “Assassination Classroom: Graduation” starring Ryosuke Yamada, Masaki Suda and Maika Yamamoto. Drama series is based on manga series “Ansatsu Kyoshitsu” by Yusei Matsui and is a sequel to 2015 film “Assassination Classroom.”

In live-action film “Assassination Classroom: Graduation,” Hiroki Narimiya will play scientist Kotaro Yanagisawa. He’s responsible for changing a lonely contract killer (Kazunari Ninomiya), aka “Grim Reaper,” into Koro Sensei (“unkillable teacher”). Hiroki Narimiya will appear in flashback scenes with the contract killer “grim reaper” (Kazunari Ninomiya) and Aguri Yukimura (Mirei Kiritani). Aguri Yukimura is the former home room teacher of 3rd grade E class.

The 3 visuals above of Kazunari Ninomiya,  Mirei Kiritani and Hiroki Narimiya are the first character cuts of their appearance in the film. “Assassination Classroom: Graduation” will be released March 25, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 15 2015

Kankuro Nakamura, Tori Matsuzaka, Yuko Oshima cast in movie “Sanada Ten Braves”

Kankuro Nakamura, Tori Matsuzaka & Yuko Oshima (ex-AKB48 member) are all cast in new movie “Sanada Ten Braves.” The movie is based on the 2014 stage play “Sanada Juyushi” which Kankuro Nakamura & Tori Matsuzaka performed in. Director Yukihiko Tsutsumi and screenwriter Nozomi Makino also took part in the stage play and will perform same duties in the movie “Sanada Ten Braves.” Story for the film is set at the end of the Sengoku period and follows 10 ninja members who all serve under samurai Yukimura Sanada (real historical figure).

“Sanada Ten Braves” will be released September, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 12 2015

Trailer for zombie film “I Am a Hero”

Trailer added for upcoming film “I Am a Hero” starring Yo Oizumi, Masami Nagasawa & Kasumi Arimura. Movie is based on 2009 novel “I Am a Hero” by Kengo Hanazawa and directed by Shinsuke Sato (“Gantz“).

In movie “I Am a Hero,” a virus epidemic occurs with victims turning into zombies with superhuman strength. Yo Oizumi and Kasumi Arimura play characters who attempt to flee the city, but the girl was already bitten by a zombie. Masami Nagasawa plays a nurse attempting to draw an antibody form the girl.

“I Am a Hero” will be released April 23, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 11 2015

Kenichi Matsuyama cast in live-action film “Chinyuki”

Actor Kenichi Matsuyama is cast in upcoming live-action film “Chinyuki.” The live-action film is based on manga series “Chinyuki – Taro to Yukaina Nakama tachi” by Gataro Man and directed by Yudai Yamaguchi (“Abductee“). The manga itself is a parody of well known 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West.”

Premise for the film follows a monk as he travels to India. Along the way, he stops at a house and is introduced to their son (Kenichi Matsuyama) who is a troublemaker with magical powers. The parents asks the monk to help reform their troublemaker son and the monk takes him to India.

“Chinyuki” will be released February 27, 2016 in Japan.

 

Dec 10 2015

Mizuki Yamamoto cast in horror film “Sadako vs. Kayako” + teaser trailer

Actress Mizuki Yamamoto is cast in upcoming horror film “Sadako vs. Kayako.” Sadako is the main horror figure in the “Ring” horror films, while Kayako is the main horror figure in the “Ju-On” horror films. For movie “Sadako vs. Kayako,” Mizuki Yamamoto will play main character Yuri Kurahashi. Her character is stuck between the horror figures Sadako and Kayako.

In addition, first teaser trailer for “Sadako vs. Kayako” has been added at AsianWiki. “Sadako vs. Kayako” will be released May 12, 2012.