Casting News + Scoop! [May 25-31] The continuing saga of Japanese school-youth movies and doramas: Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita + Tomodachi Game + Demekin!
The latest casting news for Kubota Masataka’s Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita, Kentaro’s Demekin, and Yoshizawa Ryo’s Tomodachi Game is up! From One Litre of Tears, Hana Yori Dango and Gokusen to the more read more
Murakami Nijiro: Of Kendo and Rap music; Young actor performs in latest movie Mukoku with aplomb!
Murakami Nijiro co-stars with Ayano Gou in Kumakiri Kazuyoshi’s latest movie Mukoku about two disconnected individuals who find inner peace through the sport of kendo. Gou’s character – Yatabe Kengo read more
Over the Fence – ‘Oba Fensu’ [Movie Review]
Yamashita Nobuhiro’s Over the Fence continues the tradition he sets in showcasing individuals marginalized by society and their own family. The movie centers on a recently divorced and traumatized man read more
Rage (Ikari – 怒り) [Movie Review]
Director Lee Sang-Il returns to crime drama-thriller, in the tradition of the award-winning Villain (Akunin), as he collaborates for the second time with Yoshida Shuichi for the big screen adaptation read more
So… what’s up with Live Action land and its often weird casts?
Live action adaptations have always been a thing Japan has been known for. That’s just a fact. Whether or not people would complain about a “sudden” surge in adaptations, in-between read more
“Scoop!” [Movie Review]
One Hitoshi, director of Moteki and Bakuman, has made his admirers proud – once again – with Scoop!, the movie starring Fukuyama Masaharu and Nikaido Fumi. The couple portrays an read more
Casting News + Scoop! [May 3-10] Spotlight on Aoi Yu, Mitsushima Hikari, Kadowaki Mugi, Nagayama Kento and Ikematsu Sosuke – New and exciting projects!
When it comes to compelling, haunting, sensual, and hypnotic performances, I have come to rely on Aoi Yu, Mitsushima Hikari, and Kadowaki Mugi. These actresses are known for their on-screen read more
Moriyamachu Driving School (Moriyamachu Kyoshujo – 森山中教習所) [Movie Review]
Moriyamachu Driving School is the live-action adaptation of a seinen manga written by Shinzo Keigo, directed by Toyoshima Keisuke, and starring Kaku Kento and Nomura Shuhei. It tells the story read more