To open on March 21st in 2018, the drive to promote Laughing Under the Clouds is still underway! Starring Fukushi Sota, Nakayama Yuma, and Wakayama Kirato as brothers who were passed on the legacy of prisoner transfer. Continue reading “Donten ni Warau ‘Laughing Under the Clouds’ LA releases 2nd trailer!”
River’s Edge is a feature film at the Panorama division of the upcoming 68th Berlin International Film Festival. Directed by Isao Yukisada, it stars Nikaido Fumi and Yoshizawa Ryo as an unlikely pair of friends who discovered a rotting corpse.
The festival commences on the 15th of February 2018 and will run for 10 days. Continue reading “River’s Edge joins 68th Berlin International Film Festival – Panorama Section!”
Yamazaki Kento who plays the main character in A Forest of Wool and Steel appears in a few selected shoots. A movie imagery is also included.
The live-action movie based on Nana Miyashita novel, tells about a young piano tuner. Continue reading “Yamazaki Kento finally appears in A Forest of Wool and Steel!”
The live-action movie Nijiiro Days (Rainbow Colored-Days) has a new teaser clip and a cast photo. Clip and shoot feature the teen quartet of Takasugi Mahiro, Nakagawa Taishi, Sano Reo, Yokohama Ryusei.
For me, the clip captures some of the vibes from the anime. Both Takasugi and Nakagawa are capable actors, arguably the future of Japanese movies. I have yet to form an opinion of Sano Reo, and Yokohama Ryusei has yet to impress me. Continue reading “Nijiiro Days (Rainbow Colored-Days) LA releases teaser clip + cast photo!”
Kiseki: Sobito Of That Day recounts the birth of GReeeeN, the boy band whose faces remain unknown to this day, even to fans. Directed by Kaneshige Atsushi, it stars Matsuzaka Tori and Suda Masaki.
Aside from essaying the band’s meteoric rise, Kiseki narrates the story of two brothers who are passionate musicians but with opposing mindset and personality. Continue reading “Kiseki: Sobito Of That Day ‘Kiseki – Ano Hi no Sobito’ [Movie Review]”
A Forest of Wool and Steel sounds like a mystery-suspense drama, yet it is about music and bonding. Yamazaki Kento will play a young student, Naoki, who became attached to a certain musical instrument.
He decides to work in a music store. The owner is the piano tuner who let him play in high school. Continue reading “Spotlight on ‘A Forest of Wool and Steel’”
The Eight-Year Engagement tells the tale of undying love between Mai (Tsuchiya Tao) and Hisashi (Satoh Takeru). Mai went into a coma and Hishashi stays with her – loyal and dedicated – until she regains consciousness.
Movie details here.
In Todome no Kiss, Otaro wears flashy suits, charms women, drinks plenty and party like there’s no end. But deep inside, he’s a loner and has a past yet to be revealed. Yamazaki Kento is making sure his role in his first lead drama leaves his fans wanting for more.
And make cynical bystanders wonder why they didn’t like him before. Continue reading “Yamazaki Kento readies for drama role as Dojima Otaro in ‘Todome No Kiss’!”
Kounodori (Season 2) is as much about Ayano Go and Hoshino Gen as it is Matsuoka Mayu. Complementing Matsuoka is the duo of Sakaguchi Kentaro and Miyazawa Hio.
Both young men are having banner years themselves. Continue reading “Kounodori gives limelight to Miyazawa Hio, Sakaguchi Kentaro & Matsuoka Mayu”