Feb 24 2022

Trailer & characters posters for movie “Love Like the Falling Petals”

Trailer and two characters posters added for Netflix movie “Love Like the Falling Petals” starring Kento Nakajima and Honoka Matsumoto. Movie is based on 2017 novel “Sakura no Yona Boku no Koibito” by Keisuke Uyama and directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa (“Restaurant From The Sky“). Meanwhile, the movie’s theme song has been revealed as “Eien” by rock band Mr. Children. Theme song “Eien” also plays in the main trailer.

“Love Like the Falling Petals” will be available to stream on Netflix from March 24, 2022.

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Feb 22 2022

Sadao Abe cast in movie “I Am Makimoto”

Sadao Abe is cast in movie “I Am Makimoto.” The film is remake of 2013 British-Italian film “Still Life” and the remake will be directed by Nobuo Mizuta. Actor Sadao Abe and Director Nobuo Mizuta previously worked together in movies “Maiko haaaan!!!” and “No More Cry!!!” For “I Am Makimoto,” Sadao Abe will play So Makimoto. He works in a department at city hall that is responsible for taking care of funeral rites for deceased individuals without family members.

“I Am Makimoto” will be released September, 2022 in Japan.

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Feb 22 2022

Trailer and poster for live-movie “Joshikosei ni Korosaretai”

Trailer and poster added for live-action film “Joshikosei ni Korosaretai” starring Kei Tanaka. The movie is based on manga series “Joshikosei ni Korosaretai” by Usamaru Furuya (“Litchi Hikari Club“) and directed by Hideo Jojo (“Shinjuku Punch“). The trailer features the track “Tell Me I’m Broken” by Alisa as its image song.

“Joshikosei ni Korosaretai” will be released April 1, 2022 in Japan.

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Feb 22 2022

Yo Oizumi, Kasumi Arimura, Ren Meguro & Kou Shibasaki cast in movie “Tsuki no Michikake”

Yo OizumiKasumi ArimuraRen Meguro (‘Snow Man’) and Kou Shibasaki are cast in movie “Tsuki no Michikake.” The film is based on 2017 novel “Tsuki no Michikake” by Shogo Sato (“Every Trick In The Book“) and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki (“Yellow Elephant“). The film will have Yo Oizumi play Kei Osanai. He is a widower, who lost his wife and daughter in an accident. He is connected with other unrelated people due to fate.

Filming for “Tsuki no Michikake” took place from November to December, 2021 and the movie will be released sometime during winter, 2022.

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Feb 16 2022

Fuka Koshiba cast in horror film “Sadako DX”

Fuka Koshiba is cast in sequel horror film “Sadako DX.” Movie is directed by Hisashi Kimura (“99.9 Criminal Lawyer“) and scripted by Yuya Takahashi (“Eight Ranger“). The film will have Fuka Koshiba play graduate student Ayaka Ichijo. Her sister watches a cursed video that causes people to die and searches for answers behind the video.

Filming for “Sadako DX” has already finished and the movie will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.

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Feb 16 2022

Shotaro Mamiya cast in movie “Hakai”

Shotaro Mamiya is cast for the lead role in movie “Hakai.” The movie is based on 1906 novel Hakai” by Toson Shimazaki. Also cast for the major supporting character roles are Anna IshiiYuma Yamoto, & Hidekazu Mashima. For the movie, Shotaro Mamiya will play Ushimatsu Segawa. He comes from an untouchable caste, but hides that from others. He becomes influenced by Rentarou Inoko (Hidekazu Mashima), who also comes from the same caste and has become a rights activist for them.

“Hakai” will be released July 8, 2022 in Japan.

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Feb 8 2022

Teaser trailer & teaser posters for movie “The Way of the Househusband The Movie”

Teaser trailer and teaser posters added for movie “The Way of the Househusband The Movie” starring Hiroshi Tamaki & Haruna Kawaguchi. Movie is based on webcomic series “Gokushufudo” by Kousuke Oono and follows 2020 NTV-YTV drama series “The Way of the Househusband.” Caption on the first teaser poster states “Congratulations! The best househusband ever, movie debut,” and the second poster states “The best full-time househusband ever, come to the screen!”

“The Way of the Househusband The Movie” will be released sometime this summer in Japan.

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Feb 4 2022

Hiroki Hasegawa & Haruka Ayase cast in movie “Yes, I Can’t Swim”

Hiroki Hasegawa & Haruka Ayase are cast in movie “Yes, I Can’t Swim” (literal title). The movie is based on novel “Hai, Oyogemasen” by Hidemine Takahashi and directed by Kensaku Watanabe (“Cheer Cheer Cheer!“). For Hiroki Hasegawa & Haruka Ayase, they previously worked together in 2013 NHK drama series “Yae no Sakura” as a married couple. The movie “Yes, I Can’t Swim” will have Hiroki Hasegawa play Yuji Takanashi. He is a professor that has a strong fear of water. He begins to take a swimming class taught by Shizuka Usuhara (Haruka Ayase).

“Yes, I Can’t Swim” will be released June, 2022 in Japan.

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Feb 3 2022

Kanna Hashimoto is cast in movie “Violence Action”

Kanna Hashimoto is cast in movie “Violence Action.” The movie is based on webcomic “Violence Action” by Renji Asai & Shin Sawada and directed by Toichiro Ruto (“The Way of the Househusband“). In movie “Violence Action,” Kanna Hashimoto will play Kei Kikuno. She is a student at a vocation school and works part-time as a contract killer. Above is a promotional visual of Kanna Hashimoto as Kei Kikuno.

Filming for “Violence Action” finished February, 2021 and will be released sometime during summer, 2022 in Japan.

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