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Gintama 2:  Rules Are Made To Be Broken

(銀魂2 掟は破るためにこそある)

 
Synopsis:

The first Gintama film was set in the last days of the Edo Shogunate where Japan has opened its doors to aliens they call “Amanto” or “Sky People”. It crammed in all the action it possibly could from science-fiction to comedy and human drama and as a result took Japan by storm and gained the number one spot for live-action Japanese films in 2017. Now Gintama 2: Rules Are Made To Be Broken is set to serve up the delights of its predecessor and is again helmed by Yuichi Fukuda (50 First Kisses) and stars Shun Oguri (Nobunaga Concerto). It debuts at No.1 spot at Japan’s weekend box office with an excellent 0.8 billion Yen!

 

The second film sees Gintoki (Oguri) and his two comrades from Odd Jobs, Kagura (Kanna Hashimoto) and Shimura (Masaki Suda) looking for employment. In their hunt for work, they cross paths with the most powerful man in Edo, Shigeshige Tokugawa (Ryo Katsuji). The three commoners nervously try to manoeuve the slippery slope of appeasing the most powerful Shogun in the nation. But it appears a conspiracy is brewing. Will Gintoki and his buddies be able to protect the city of Edo from an impending crisis?

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Shun Oguri, Kanna Hashimoto, Masaki Suda

Director: Yuichi Fukuda
Duration (min) :

135min (tbc), Th/ Ed

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

Action, Comedy

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Eating Women 

(食べる女)
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:
2018 (21st) Shanghai International Film Festival

 

 

 
Synopsis:

Based on the novel of the same name by Tomomi Tsutsui, director Jiro Shono’s (Time Lost, Time Found) tale of the correlation between food and dating boasts a stellar cast including Kyoko Koizumi (Tokyo Sonata) and the multi-talented singer and actress Atsuko Maeda from the phenomenally popular all-girl group AKB48.

 

A group of female friends frequently gather at an old, traditional house in Tokyo which is owned by a writer who runs a used bookstore from her home and spends her days cooking up deliciously simple dishes. The friends are eclectic to say the least: an editor trying to avoid men; a restauranteur with a dangerous addiction to young men; a wife whose husband left her simply because she can’t cook; a television producer bored with her doting boyfriend. What they all have in common, however, is a passion for good food and the joy it brings them in relieving the stresses of daily life.

 

 



 

 
Cast:

Kyôko Koizumi, Erika Sawajiri, Atsuko Maeda,

Alice Hirose, Yu Yamada, Mitsu Dan, Charlotte Kate Fox                  

Kyōka Suzuki                        

Director: Jirô Shôno
Duration (min) : 111min(tbc), Th
Version: Theatrical
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 

 
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Over Drive

(Over Drive)

 
Synopsis:

Teen idolsMasahiro Higashide (Death Note: Light Up the New World), Mackenyu Arata (Pacific Rim Uprising) and Aoi Morikawa (The World of Kanako) star in this high-octane speed racing movie from the director of the blockbuster Umizaruseries. Over Drivefollows two brothers who must work through their differences in pursuit of their rally racing dream.

At the Seiko Cup Rally Series, talented young drivers hope to advance to the World Rally Championship(WRC).Atsuhiro Hiyama (Masahiro Higashide) is the chief mechanic and an engineer at Supika Racing Factory. He is well regarded by his peers. His younger brother Naozumi (Mackenyu Arata)is an extremely gifted driver for Supika Racing Factorywith eyes set on the WRC.But he is also a troublemaker. They constantly fight though over the younger brother’s reckless driving style, and their animosity slowly starts to wear off on the team atmosphere.

One day, they meet Hikaru Endo(Aoi Morikawa), Naozumi’s new agent who has been assignedto manage his bad behavior. She knows nothing about motorsports and is completely out of place. Soon, she confronts a secret from the brothers’ past that is at the root of their hostility, and faces an ordeal that puts the entire team to the test.

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Masahiro Higashide, Mackenyu Arata, Aoi Morikawa

Director: Eiichiro Hasumi
Duration (min) :

104min (tbc), Th/ Ed

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

Action

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island

(映画ドラえもん のび太の宝)

 
Synopsis:

Topping the domestic box office for 2 consecutive weeks and beating Black Panther, Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure Islandis the 38thinstalment of the hugely successful Doraemonfranchise. It is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island novel, with screenplay written by Genki Kawamura, the producer of the massive blockbuster animated feature Your Name. Kazuaki Imai, the director of the Doraemon TV series, makes his feature directorial debut.

In the story. Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Gian and Suneo depart on an adventure to find the so-called Treasure Island.Nobita declares to Gian that he will find the legendary Treasure Island by using Doraemon’s secret tool, the “Treasure Hunt Map”. Surprisingly, the map points to a new island that suddenly appeared in the Pacific Ocean.

As Doraemon, Nobita, and their friends head for Treasure Island they are suddenly attacked by pirates! They escape the villains after a furious battle, but Shizuka is kidnapped by the pirates. Next, Nobita and company meet Flock, a young boy, and Quiz, a robot parrot, who have been floating at sea. Flock knew an important secret about Treasure Island, discovered while fleeing from the pirate ship.

Can Nobita safely rescue Shizuka? And what is the hidden truth buried on Treasure Island? Doraemon and Nobita’s friendship will be the key!

 

 

 

 

 
Voice Cast:

Yo Oizumi, Masami Nagasawa, Shigeo Takahashi

Director: Kazuaki Imai
Duration (min) :

108min (tbc), Th/ Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: G
Genre:

Animation, Adventure

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Forest of Wool and Steel

(となりの怪物くん)

 
Synopsis:

Based on the novelHitsuji to Hagane no Moriby Natsu Miyashitathat won the 13thJapan Booksellers’ Award in 2016, The Forest of Wool and Steelis a Japanese drama directed by Kojiro Hashimoto (Orange) that tellsthe story of a high school student’sambition to become apiano tuner.It stars teen idol Kento Yamazaki (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable) and veteran actor Tomokazu Miura(Outrage).

Naoki Tomura (Kento Yamazaki) is a high school student who lives in Hokkaido. He meets piano tuner Soichiro Itadori (Tomokazu Miura) at his school. Naoki could smell the forest from the piano tuned by Soichiro. Naoki is touched by his work and begins to work at the musical instruments store where Soichiro works. This is where his challenges and adventures begin.

Still relatively limited in his experience with music and the piano, Naokigradually builds for himself an ideal of what it means to be a piano tuner through his interactions with the other tuners: Shinji Yanagi (Ryohei Suzuki), a man seven years his senior who is assigned to be his mentor during his training; Tadashi Akino(Ken Mitsuishi), who graduated from a conservatory and worked as a professional pianist for a time but ultimately had to give it up; and Soichiro, who has a number of world-class pianists for clients, and is able to persuade them to schedule concerts in Hokkaido.

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Kento Yamazaki, Tomokazu Miura

Director: Kojiro Hashimoto
Duration (min) :

134min (tbc), Th/ Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG
Genre:

Drama

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018