Apr 20 2021

Masataka Kubota & Rie Miyazawa cast in movie “Decisive War Is Sunday”

Masataka Kubota & Rie Miyazawa are cast in movie “Decisive War Is Sunday” (literal title of “Kessen wa Nichiyobi”). The film is written and directed by Yuichiro Sakashita. For the movie, Maataka Kubota will play Tsutomu Tanimura. He works as a secretary for a politician. After he falls ill, the politician’s daughter, played by Rie Miyazawa, runs for his office.

“Decisive War Is Sunday” will be released next year in Japan.

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Apr 19 2021

Naohito Fujiki, Michiko Kichise cast in WOWOW drama “Black Swan Lake”

Naohito Fujiki, Michiko KichiseKen Miyake, and Naomi Zaizen are cast in WOWOW drama series “Black Swan Lake.” The drama series is based on 2019 novel “Kokucho no Mizuumi” by Makoto Usami & directed by Kazuyuki Iwata. For the drama seris, Naohito Fujiki will play main character Shota Zaizen. He is a successful CEO, but his daughter gets kidnapped. Michiko Kichise will play his wife Yuko Zaizen.

“Black Swan Lake” will consist of 5 episodes and first air July, 2021 (takes over WOWOW’s Saturday 10PM time slot.

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Apr 19 2021

Teaser trailer & poster for movie “Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Final”

Teaser trailer and poster added for live-action film “Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Final” starring Sho Hirano & Kanna Hashimoto. Movie is based on 2015 manga series “Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensaitachi no Renai Zunosen” by Aka Akasaka and is a sequel to 2019 movie “Kaguya-sama: Love Is War.” The teaser begins with captions that state “Love is war.”

“Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Final” will be released August 20, 2021 in Japan.

Apr 16 2021

Teaser trailer & supporting cast for movie “And, the Baton Was Passed”

Teaser trailer and supporting cast announced for movie “And, the Baton Was Passed” (literal title) starring Mei Nagano, Kei Tanaka, & Satomi Ishihara. The first batch of announced supporting cast members are Kenshi OkadaNao OmoriMasachika Ichimura, and Kurumi Inagaki.  Meanwhile, the teaser trailer begins with Mei Nagano stating “My last name has changed 4 times.” In the movie, her mother has remarried several times and she now lives with her stepfather. Movie is based on 2018 novel “Soshite, Baton wa Watasareta” by Maiko Seo.

“And, the Baton Was Passed” will be released October 29, 2021 in Japan.

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Apr 14 2021

Trailer & poster for movie “The Aobas’ Dining Table”

Trailer and poster added for movie “The Aobas’ Dining Table” starring Naomi Nishida & Miwako Ichikawa. The release date is also set for June 18, 2021 in Japan. Movie follows the relationship of two women who were once close friends, but something happened in their past to cause them to separate. The daughter of one of the women begins to stay at the home of the other women to attend summer school. Movie is directed by Soushi Matsumoto.

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Apr 12 2021

Teaser trailer & teaser poster for movie “The Blood of Wolves Level 2”

Teaser trailer and teaser poster for movie “The Blood of Wolves Level 2” starring Tori Matsuzaka. Caption on the teaser poster asks “Is this man a detective or the grim reaper?” Movie is the sequel to 2018 movie “The Blood of Wolves” and again directed by Kazuya Shiraishi. 9 new cast members has also been announced for the sequel film: Kiyohiko ShibukawaKatsuya MaigumaMiwako KakeiSho AoyagiHiroki MiyakeYoshiko MiyazakiSusumu TerajimaTakashi Ukaji and Rino Katase.  

“The Blood of Wolves Level 2” will be released August 20, 2021 in Japan.

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Apr 9 2021

Trailer & poster for movie “Tomorrow’s Dinner Table”

Trailer and poster added for movie “Tomorrow’s Dinner Table” starring Miho Kanno, Mitsuki Takahata, & Machiko Ono. After the first scene flashes a woman sitting behind glass (presumably the visiting room of a prison), the trailer shows three mothers raising their sons. Each of the mothers has a son named Yu. The trailer then cuts to a far darker tone with narration that states “One day, one Yu was murdered by his mother.” Movie is based on 2016 novel “Ashita no Shokutaku” by Michiko Yazuki and directed by Takahisa Zeze.

“Tomorrow’s Dinner Table” will be released May 28, 2021 in Japan.

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