May 11 2016

Teaser trailer and poster for movie “Somebody” (“Nanimono”)

Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Somebody” (“Nanimono”) starring Takeru Satoh, Masaki SudaKasumi Arimura, Fumi Nikaido, Masaki Okada & Takayuki Yamada. The film is based on novel “Nanimono” by Ryo Asai (“The Kirishima Thing“) and directed by Daisuke Miura (“Love’s Whirlpool“). Premise for the film follows 5 college students as they seek out jobs.

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

May 7 2016

Kazuya Kamenashi & Tao Tsuchiya cast in live-action film “P and JK”

Kazuya Kamenashi (‘KAT-TUN’)  & Tao Tsuchiya are cast in live-action film “P and JK.” This is the first time the two will perform together. The film is based on manga series “P to JK” by Maki Miyoshi and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki (“Strobe Edge“).

In movie “P and JK,” Tao Tsuchiya plays high school student Kako Motoya. She pretends to be a college student and goes on a group date. There she meets Kota Sagano played by Kazuya Kamenashi. The two become attracted to each other, but Kota Sagano is a police officer and he learns that Kako Motoya is a high school student.

Filming for “P and JK” takes place from June – July, 2016 and the movie will be released sometime during spring, 2017 in Japan.

Apr 29 2016

Teaser trailer for live-action film “Cutie Honey: Tears”

Teaser trailer for live-action film “Cutie Honey: Tears” starring Mariya Nishiuchi. In addition, supporting cast members have been revealed for the upcoming film which includes Takahiro Miura, Sousuke Takaoka, Tasuku Nagase & Ren Imai.

For Takahiro Miura he will play Seiji Hayami. His character was born from the lower floors, but now lives in the upper floors and works as a journalist. Sousuke Takaoka will play Kazuhito Uraki. His character is a resistance leader of the lower floors. He lost his wife and child due to an infectious disease caused by polluted rain. Tasuku Nagase will play Ryuta Kimura and Ren Imai will play Yukiko Kiyose. Both of their characters are members of the resistance.

Lastly, release date for “Cutie Honey: Tears” is now set for October 1, 2016 in Japan.

 

Apr 26 2016

Tadayoshi Okura & Yuko Oshima cast in movie “Shippu Rondo”

Tadayoshi Okura (Kanjani Eight) & Yuko Oshima are cast in upcoming suspense film “Shippu Rondo” starring Hiroshi Abe. Movie is “Shippu Rondo” is base on the novel of same name by Keigo Higashino and directed by Teruyuki Yoshida (“Japanese Salaryman NEO“). The film revolves around a scientist tasked to retrieve a stolen biological weapon.

In the film, Tadayoshi Okura  will play Shohei Nezu. His character is a patrolman at a ski resort in Nozawa Onsen. Former AKB48 member Yuko Oshima will play Chiaki Seri. Her character is a snowboarder and hopes to compete in the Olympics. Also cast in supporting roles are Tsuyoshi Muro, Keiko Horiuchi, Shigeyuki Totsugi, Tatsuomi Hamada, Jun Shison, Toru Nomaguchi, Yumi Asou, Katsuhisa Namase and Akira Emoto.

“Shippu Rondo” will be released November 26, 2016 in Japan.

Apr 25 2016

Mirai Shida & Ryo Ryusei cast in movie “Nakimushi Pierrot no Kekkonshiki”

Mirai Shida & Ryo Ryusei are cast in upcoming movie “Nakimushi Pierrot no Kekkonshiki.” Movie is based on the non-fiction novel “Nakimushi Pierrot no Kekkonshiki” by Miyuki Mochizuki and directed by Osamu Minorikawa (“Sue, Mai and Sawa: Righting the Girl Ship“). Actress Yuko Araki is also cast in a supporting role in the film.

In movie “Nakimushi Pierrot no Kekkonshiki,” Mirai Shida plays budding pierrot performer Kanami. Her character aspires to make everyone laugh and smile. She then meets Yosuke (Ryo Ryusei) who often forgets to smile. Eventually the two decide to get married, but Yosuke collapses the day before their marriage.

“Nakimushi Pierrot no Kekkonshiki” will be released September 24, 2016.