Apr 8 2021

Tanaka, and Satomi Ishihara are cast in movie “And, the Baton Was Passed”

Mei Nagano, Kei Tanaka, and Satomi Ishihara are cast in movie “And, the Baton Was Passed” (literal title). The film is based on 2018 novel “Soshite, Baton wa Watasareta” by Maiko Seo and directed by Tetsu Maeda. This is the fourth film adapted from a novel by Maiko Seo after 2007 “Happy Dining Table,” 2008 “Faraway Heaven,” and 2017 “Our Meal For Tomorrow.” Filming for the movie began late October, 2020 and finished November, 2020.

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

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Apr 5 2021

Music trailer for movie “The Fable: A Contract Killer Who Doesn’t Kill”

Music trailer added for movie “The Fable: A Contract Killer Who Doesn’t Kill” (literal title) starring Junichi Okada, Fumino Kimura, & Shinichi Tsutsumi. The music trailer features the movie’s theme song which is U.S. pop song “Rain On Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande.

Meanwhile, the movie’s release date is now set for June 18, 2021 in Japan. The movie was originally scheduled for release earlier this year, but the pandemic caused the release date to be postponed.

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Mar 29 2021

Teaser poster & release date for movie “The Woman of S.R.I.: The Movie”

Teaser poster and release date updated for upcoming movie “The Woman of S.R.I.: The Movie” starring Yasuko Sawaguchi & Takashi Naito. The film is now scheduled for release September 3, 2021 in Japan. Caption on the teaser poster below states “Final experiment of shock begins.” The film is the first feature film in the long running TV Asahi drama series “The Woman of S.R.I.” franchise, that first aired in 1999.

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Mar 26 2021

Ruka Ishikawa & Yuzu Aoki cast in movie “A Girl on the Shore”

Ruka Ishikawa and Yuzu Aoki are cast the lead roles live-action film “A Girl on the Shore” (literal title). The film is based on manga series “Umibe no Onnanoko” by Inio Asano (“Solanin“) and directed by Atsushi Ueda (“School Girl’s Gestation“). The film is set in a small town on the shore and follows two teens who enter into a casual relationship.

“A Girl on the Shore” will be released August 20, 2021 in Japan.

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Mar 26 2021

Haru Kuroki & Tasuku Emoto cast in movie “Teacher, Please Sit Next to Me”

Haru Kuroki and Tasuku Emoto are cast in movie “Teacher, Please Sit Next to Me” (literal title of “Sensei, Watashi no Tonari ni Suwatte Itadakemasenka”). The movie is written and directed by Takahiro Horie. The movie will have Haru Kuroki and Tasuku Emoto playing manga artists and husband and wife. The wife begins to write a new manga dealing with adultery.

“Teacher, Please Sit Next to Me” will be released September 10, 2021 in Japan.

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