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My Little Monster

(となりの怪物くん)

 
Synopsis:

Tao Tsuchiya (The 8-Year Engagement) and Masaki Suda (Gintama) playthe lead roles inMy Little Monster, alive-action film adaptation based on the romantic comedy manga by Robico about a frosty girl and a wild boy who fallhead over heels in love.

Shizuku Mizutani (Tao Tsuchiya) is a self-absorbed overachiever, concerned only with maintaining the highest grades in school. She is cold and doesn't have any friends.Haru Yoshida (Masadi Suda) is a brilliant yet problematic high school student with an impulsive short temper, who scares everyone with his explosive bursts of violence.


Haru gets suspended on the first day of school when he encounters some bullies harassing a student and dispatches the bullies with great bloody violence. Mizutani is tasked with delivering school materials to Haru who interprets this as an actof friendship and latches on to Mizutani, much to her dismay. And so begins a strange and potentially combustible relationship!

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Masaki Suda, Tao Tsuchiya

Director: Sho Tsukikawa
Duration (min) :

105min (tbc), Th/ Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG
Genre:

Comedy, Romance

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Laplace’s Witch

(ラプラスの魔女)

 
Synopsis:

Laplace’s Witchis the live-action adaption of the mystery novel by Japanese celebrated author Keigo Higashino. Directed by prolific filmmaker Takashi Miike (13 Assassins), the film features an all-star ensemble cast including Sho Sakurai (The After Dinner Mysteries), Suzu Hirose (Our Little Sister), Sota Fukushi (As the Gods Will), Hiroshi Tamaki (Nodame Cantabile) and Etsushi Toyokawa (20thCentury Boys).

Two people are poisoned to death by hydrogen sulfide at hot springs located in different regions. The police ask Professor Shusuke Aoe (Sho Sakurai), who is a geochemist, to determine whether the deaths were caused by freak accidents or were murders. The police want to eliminate foul play, and Shusuke agrees that planning such a poisoning would be impossible without precise knowledge of all of the surrounding geological conditions.While investigating the cases, Shusuke Aoe comes across Madoka Uhara (Suzu Hirose). She guesses correctly that a natural phenomenon will take place. The police begin to suspect Madoka might be related to the deaths and a 3rd case takes place.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

ShoSakurai, Suzu Hirose, Sota Fukusi

Director: Takashi Miike
Duration (min) :

116min (tbc), Th/ Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Drama, Mystery

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan and China

Japan

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Inuyashiki

(いぬやしき)
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

2018 Udine Far East Film Festival- Official Selection
Awards:

2018 Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival- Golden Raven Award

 

 

 

 
Synopsis:

The director behind the hit live-action adaptations such as Gantz, I Am a Heroand Death Note: Light Up the New Worlddelivers another turbo-charged screen adaptation of Hiroya Oku’s popular comic. In Inuyashiki, veteran comedic actor Noritake Kinashi plays a middle-aged salaryman who is accidentally transformed into a cyborg with incredible powers. Takeru Satoh (Ajin)plays the villain in the film.

Ichiro Inuyashiki (Noritake Kinashi) is an elderly man, working for a company. One day, Ichiro Inuyashiki is involved in an explosion. When he regains consciousness, he discovers that he is now a cyborg with incredible powers. He decides to use his powers to help those in need.

Meanwhile, Hiro Shishigami (Takeru Satoh) is a high school student. He was also involved in the same explosion and has gained the same the powers as Ichiro Inuyashiki. Hiro Shishigami decides to use his power to kill off all those who are hostile to him. Ichiro Inuyashiki attempts to save Japan fromHiro Shishigami.

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Noritake Kinashi, Takeru Satoh

Director: Shinsuke Sato
Duration (min) : 105 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Sci-fi
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 

 
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Kids On The Slope

(坂道のアポロン)

 
Synopsis:

The live-action film adaptation of Yuki Kodama’s long-running manga series Sakamichi no Apollon, Kid On The Slopeis directed by Takahiro Miki who is behind a number of live-action film adaptations such as Soranin, We Were There, and Yell for the Blue Sky. Yuri Chinen (member of Japanese pop group Hey! Say! JUMP) and Nana Komatsu (Martin Scorsese’s Silence) star in this highly-anticipated teen romantic drama about love relationships through the sounds of jazz.

During the summer of 1966, Kaoru Nishimi (Yuri Chinen) moves to Kyushu in order to live with relatives, as his father's job no longer allows the two to live together and his mother has not been a part of his life for years. Intelligent but extremely reserved, he arrives at school with no expectation of making friends, but a chance encounter with Sentaro Kawabuchi(Taishi Nakagawa), an infamous troublemaker, leads the two to slowly become close in spite of their outward incompatibility. When Kaoru, a classically-trained pianist, discovers Sentaro's largely unknown skill as a jazz drummer, the two begin to jam in the basement of Sentarou's friend Ritsuko(Nana Komatsu)'s house, and very soon his rigid training gives way to the joy of playing jazz in all of its refreshing spontaneity.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Yuri Chinen, Taishi Nakagawa, Nana Komatsu

Director: Takahiro Miki
Duration (min) :

120min (tbc), Th/ Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG
Genre:

Drama, Romance

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Reon

(レオン)

 
Synopsis:

Based on the manga series by Kaori Ookura and Tomohide Kiyoshi, Reonis a hilarious comedy starring Korean pop singer-turned-actress Kang Ji-young (Assassination Classroom) and the multi-talented Naoto Takenaka (Manhunt). Reuniting onscreen after their hit tv series Orphan Black – 7 Genes, Kang and Takenaka play an ill-fated office worker and womanising CEO who switch bodies after being involved in an accident. Packed with witty one-liners, this laugh-out-loud comedy offers a smorgasbord of laughs. 

Reon Takanashi (Kang) is having a rough day. First, her boyfriend dumps her. Then, she loses her job at Asahina Foods. And on her way home, she’s run over by a car. 

Waking up in hospital, Reon finds she’s no longer in her own body but that of Reo Asahina (Takenaka), CEO of the company she’s just been fired from. And Reo is equally unhappy that after hitting his ex-employee with his car, he’s now occupying her petite frame. A legendary playboy, his reputation is for chasing skirts, not wearing them! Whilst the two try to figure out how to rectify the situation, it appears their problems have only just begun…

 

 

 
Cast:

Kang Ji-young, Naoto Takenaka

Director: Renpei Tsukamoto
Duration (min) :

100min (tbc), Th/ Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Comedy

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018