Oct 10 2022

Trailer & poster for movie “And So I’m at a Loss”

Trailer and poster added for movie “And So I’m at a Loss” starring Taisuke Fujigaya, Etsushi Toyokawa, & Atsuko Maeda. Movie is written and directed by Daisuke Miura (“Boys on the Run“). The film follows a young man as he tries to escape from his life and goes on a trip. Caption on the poster states “Dedicate this to you, who wants to run away from everything.”

“And So I’m at a Loss” will have its world premiere at the 2022 Tokyo International Film Festival (October 21 – November 2, 2022) in the Gala Selection and then its general release January 13, 2023.

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Oct 5 2022

Koichi Sato and Ryusei Yokohama cast in movie “Haru ni Chiru”

Koichi Sato and Ryusei Yokohama are cast in boxing film “Haru ni Chiru.” The movie is based on 2017 novel “Haru ni Chiru” by Kotaro Sawaki and directed by Takahisa Zeze (“64“). The film will have Koichi Sato play former boxer Jinichi Hirooka. He begins to coach a young boxer played by Ryusei Yokohama, whom he meets in a bar and knocks him down first.

“Haru ni Chiru” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

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Oct 4 2022

Trailer for movie “The Lump in My Heart”

Trailer added for movie “The Lump in My Heart” starring Mizuki Yoshida & Takako Tokiwa. Movie is based on 2019 stage play “Atsui Munasawagi” written and directed by Takuya Yokoyama. The film follows a mother and teenage daughter. The mother finds a note hinting that her daughter might breast cancer. Meanwhile, the movie’s theme song has been announced as “Soredemo Ashita wa” by Hana Hope. That track is played during the trailer.

“The Lump in My Heart” will be released January 27, 2023 in Japan.

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Sep 20 2022

Shihori Kanjiya and Masato Wada cast in movie “Orange Lamp”

Shihori Kanjiya and Masato Wada are cast in movie “Orange Lamp.” The movie is based on the true story of Tomofumi Tanno. In 2013, Tomofumi Tanno was diagnosed with early-onset dementia at the age of 39. Movie will be directed by Mitsuhiro Mihara (“Flavor of Happiness“). For “Orange Lamp,” Masato Wada will play Koichi Tadano. He receives the devastating news that he has early-onset dementia. Shihori Kanjiya will play Mao Tadano. She is married to Koichi Tadano.

“Orange Lamp” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

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Sep 19 2022

Masaki Okada & Kaya Kiyohara cast in movie “My Missing Valentine”

Masaki Okada & Kaya Kiyohara are cast in movie “My Missing Valentine” directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita (“Linda Linda Linda“). The film is a remake of 2020 Taiwanese film “My Missing Valentine” directed by Chen Yu-Hsun. The Japanese remake film is scripted by Kankuro Kudo and he has switched the genders of the two main characters from the original film. In the original Taiwanese film, the female lead was always a second faster than everyone else and works at the post office. The male lead was a second slower than everyone else. In the remake, Masaki Oakada will play a young man who is a second faster than everyone else and Kaya Kiyohara will play a young woman who is a second slower than everyone else.

“My Missing Valentine” will be released summer, 2023 in Japan.

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Sep 14 2022

Teaser trailer and poster for movie “Ichikei’s Crow”

Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Ichikei’s Crow” starring Yutaka Takenouchi & Haru Kuroki. Movie is based on manga series “Ichikei no Karasu” by Rito Asami and a sequel 2021 Fuji TV drama series “Ichikei’s Crow: The Criminal Court Judges.” Also newly announced to play major supporting characters are Takumi Saito and Osamu Mukai. They will play new characters that were not in the drama series. Takumi Saito will play Shingo Tsukimoto. He works as an attorney and provides his services to the weak. Osamu Mukai will play Eiji Tsujo. He is the youngest person ever to become the Minister of Defense. He comes into conflict with Michio Iruma (Yutaka Takenouchi).

“Ichikei’s Crow” will be released January 13, 2023 in Japan.

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Sep 12 2022

Goro Inagaki & Yui Aragaki cast in movie “Seiyoku”

Goro Inagaki & Yui Aragaki are cast in movie “Seiyoku.” The film is based on 2021 novel “Seiyoku” by Ryo Asai (“The Kirishima Thing“) and directed by Yoshiyuki Kishi (“Wilderness: Part One“). In movie “Seiyoku,” Goro Inagaki will play Prosecutor Hiroki Terai. He’s worried about his son who doesn’t like to go to school and stays inside mostly. Yuoi Aragaki will play Natsuki Kiryu. She works as a temp at a shopping mall and has a secret wish to shut herself off from the world. These two characters get connected through a death.

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

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