Posted 8 hours ago by Kevin Ouellette
A new trailer has been released for Hiroyuki Nakao’s upcoming science fiction/historical drama film Time Scoop Hunter.
Time Scoop Hunter is a TV drama which has aired on NHK since 2009. The program uses the theme of time travel to present fictionalized documentaries on lesser-know historical figures.
In this film version, “space-time journalist” Yuichi Sawajima (Jun Kaname) is sent back through time to unravel the mystery of Azuchi Castle, which was built by famous shogun Oda Nobunaga and burned down within 3 years of its completion.
When he time-warps to the year 1582, he crosses paths with a…
Posted 12 hours ago
As previously announced back in March, the film is based on a fantasy novel by Manabu Makime and will star Okada as a young man named Ryosuke Hinode whose family has long been granted special powers by the water of Lake Biwa. During high school, Hinode moves into the castle owned by the Hinode clan where he meets the eccentric family heir Tanjuro Hinode (Hamada).
Fukada will play Tanjuro’s equally eccentric…
Posted 1 day ago
Kora first met Kumakiri at the age of 18 when they both attended the the Rotterdam International Film Festival, but the two have never worked together before now. He was reportedly a fan of Kumakiri’s work from the start, and particularly liked his recent films Sketches of Kaitan City and Blazing Famiglia.
The new film stars Fumi Nikaido as a girl named Hana who was orphaned by…
Posted 1 day ago by Kevin Ouellette
A new “Lie” teaser has been released for Nobuo Mizuta’s upcoming comedy Shazai no Ohsama (lit. king of apologies).
Inspired by the seemingly absurd number of public apologies that have been delivered by Japanese public figures in recent years, the film revolves around an apology instructor named Mamoru Kuroshima (Abe) who teaches a group of hapless students the proper way to demonstrate contrition in order to escape their respective predicaments. Mao…
Posted 3 days ago by Kevin Ouellette
In addition to directing and starring in the film, Ologun also wrote the screenplay, which is based on his own experiences as a young foreigner coming to Japan for the first time. When he arrives, he meets other foreigners struggling to make it in Tokyo as well as various Japanese people, leading to relationships that transcend racial and cultural differences.
“Moon Dream” will be released at United Cinemas Urawa on June 22, 2013 and nation-wide from June 29.