The box office buzz surrounding Death Note: Light Up The New World is something that is to be expected - its Holloween and no one can doubt the box office appeal of its lead stars - Masaki Suda, Sosuke Ikematsu, Masahiro Higashide, with special appearances from Kenichi Matsuyama and Tatsuya Fujiwara.

Released on 364 screens by Warner, the film earned $4.37 million on 342,000 admissions. This was early 40% less than the opening weekend take of the previous series entry, the 2006 “Death Note: The Last Name,” which finished with $49.5 million. The box office leader for the past nine weekends, Toho’s animation “Your Name,” slipped to number two, but is still on track to finish near the $200 milestone. [ Variety, report by Mark Schilling ]

Speaking of Masaki Suda, we'll have more about him later. There's also a LINE special talk scheduled on November 6th with Alice Hirose and Yuki Furukawa. 

Also on the news is the new Alice Hirose- Yuki Furukawa movie, L, with a new teaser trailer [ watch after the jump ]

We reported about the movie here.

Furukawa's previous movie, Litchi Hikari Club, is an acting milestone for the actor, but his follow-up movies are not as noteworthy. Though playing a supporting part in Sota Fukushi's Donten ni Warau may serve a certain purpose.

Tweet is very true! So I have a lot of actors in mind:

  • Shuhei Nomura
  • Ryo Yoshizawa
  • Kentaro Sakaguchi
  • Yuki Furukawa (as already highlighted above)
  • Kentaro
  • Ryoma Takeuchi (though he has some title roles to boot!)



We're coming up with a "Tale of Two Kentaro's" featuring the 19-year old (cast recently in Sakurada Reset) and the more famous, yet still evolving Sakaguchi.


A beautiful sixth-grader from Tokyo abruptly has to move to the country side of Japan with her family. The main heroine, Natsume, then meets a boy and from that moment on starts to feel something like a 'surging wave' in her body... [ source ]

On Drowning Love, Suda is - once again - taking his acting to the next level. I know how much praise I have bestowed on him in Pink and Gray, but he just keeps on giving us his next best every time.

Only the talented idols can appeal to the camera and reach out to the audience without seemingly embarrassed”, he said referring to how Nakajima looked straight into the camera then sang the praises. “he is a match for (co-star) Masaki Suda who is an outstanding actor-the most wanted in the Japanese film industry. They respected each other. Even at the Busan International Film Festival (to which the film was officially entered), they were hanging off each other so much that people would have thought that they were a gay couple and I think that this is one of the reasons that they have achieved a maximum chemistry between them in which that the real-life and film character’s relationships evolve.” [ interview at TIFF ]

Filmmaker Isao Yukisada already considered Suda to be the foremost young Japanese actor right this minute, and who can disagree with his opinion?


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