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Anonymous Noise

(覆面系ノイズ)

 
Synopsis:

Based on the top-selling romantic manga of the same name, the long-awaited live –action adaptation Anonymous Noiseis directed by Koichiro Miki, fresh out of last year’s box office hit Evergreen Love. Featuring up-and-coming model-turned-actress Ayami Nakajo and teen heartthrob Jun Shison (Survival Family), it tells the heartbreaking story of unrequited love among three childhood friends. 

Nino (Ayami Nakajo) is a girl who loves singing and has an enchanting voice. Sheexperiences two heart-wrenching partings in her childhood, one with her first love, Momo(Yuta Koseki), who moves away, then after Nino befriends Yuzu(Jun Shison), a young composer, she experiences another sad parting. Each of two boys made a childhood promise with Nino to find her one day through her singing voice. Nino holds on to that promise and continues to sing.

Six years later, the three are now in high school. Nino reunites with Yuzu, but Nino also wants to see Momo again. Yuzu is a member of the masked bandAnonymous. He loves Nino and asks her to be the vocalist of the band to help her reach Momo. Nino strives to improve her singing skills in an attempt to get attention of Momo who is now a professional composer. With music at the core, how will the love triangle play out?

 

 

 

 
Cast:

 

Ayami Nakajo, Yuta Koseki, Jun Shison

Director: Koishiro Miki
Duration (min) :

116min (tbc), Th/ Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG
Genre:

Romance, Musical

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

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Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mixed Doubles

(ミックス。)
 
Awards:

Nominations:
2017 (42nd) Hochi Film Awards- Best Actress, Best Film
2018 (41st) Japan Academy Awards- Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role                                                             2018 (60th) Blue Ribbon Awards- Best Actress

 

 
Synopsis:

Featuring national sweetheart Yui Aragaki(TV seriesThe Full-Time Wife Escapist)and a star-studded cast including Eita (TV series Nodame Cantabile), Ryoko Hirosue (Departures) and Yu Aoi(What A Wonderful Family!), Mixed Doublesis the long-awaited romantic comedy by acclaimed screenwriter Ryota Kosawa (Legal High).

After breaking up with her boyfriend, Tamako (Yui Aragaki) flees to her hometown and picks up table tennis again in the Table Tennis Club formerly run by her late mother. When Tamako sees her ex-boyfriendand his new girl pair together in the mixed doubles category, she resolves to enter the National Championship. Tamako teams up with former pro boxer Hagiwara (Eita) but they are totally incompatible and fight all the time. Over time, however, their relationship begins to change…

 

 

 
Cast:

Yui Aragaki, Eita, Ryoko Hirosue, Yu Aoi    

Director: Junichi Ishikawa
Duration (min) : 119 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

Territory:

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Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2017

 

 
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My Teacher

(先生!、、、好きになってもいいですか?)

 
Synopsis:

Based on the manga series “Sensei!” by Kazune Kawahara, My Teacherstars sought-after actress Suzu Hirose (Our Little Sister) as an innocent high school student who falls for her teacher played by Toma Ikuta (Close Knit). 

17-year-old high school student Hibiki (Suzu Hirose) has never been in love before. But she is about to experience it for the very first time. Kosaku (Toma Ikuta), a 26-year-old world history teacher, is not a man who’s great with words, but compassionate about his students. It’s what makes him attract to Hibiki.

Young and naïve, Hibiki has no plan to hide her true feelings. She tells Kosaku about her crush on him. But because of his position as a teacher, he cannot fall in love with his student. To Hibiki, it doesn’t matter. All she wishes is to love someone wholeheartedly and cherish such feeling. To Kosaku, however, the only way that is best for both of them is for him to go away.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Toma Ikuta, Suzu Hirose

Director: Takahiro Miki
Duration (min) :

113min (tbc), Th/ Ed

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

Romance, Drama

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AJIN: Demi-Human

(亜人)

 
Synopsis:

Japanese pop idol Takeru Satoh (Rurouni Kenshintrilogy) and director Katsuyuki Motohiro (Bayside Shakedownseries) team up in this live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series. 

Medical internKei (Takeru Satoh) discovers that he is an immortal "Ajin" when he iskilled in a traffic accident and brought back to life. He is wanted by the government and civilians because the Ajinsare considered dangerous inhuman race. He is being held captive in an Ajin research facility. While the government claims to help Ajin live in a safe environment, they are actually using them as subjects for cruel and inhumane experimentation. As a result, Ajins that have escaped are bent on revenge,with the exception of Kei who wants no part in the Ajin conflict.

At the facility, a mysterious Ajin named Sato (Go Ayano) helps Kei. Sato is a terrorist that massacres humans in order to achieve his plans to subvert the nation, and create a society where Ajin can live in Japan. Although Kei is an Ajin like Sato, he cannot share Sato’s ideals.

As Sato's actions become even more extreme, he eventually joins the fight to stop Sato's violent campaign.

 

 

 
Cast:

Takeru Satoh, Go Ayano, Tetsuji Tamayama

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro
Duration (min) :

119min (tbc), Th/ Ed

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

Action, Sci-fi

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sekigahara

(関ヶ原)

 
Synopsis:

Topping the Japanese box office for 2 consecutive weeks, Sekigahararecounts the events of the battle of Sekigahara which took place at the end of the Sengoku period and determined a ruler for the new era. Based on the novel by Ryotaro Shiba, this long-awaited film adaptation of the epic battle features 2 award-winning Japanese actors Junichi Okada (The Eternal Zero) and Koji Yakusho (13 Assassins) as leaders of 2 opposing armies who fight for the destiny of Japan and the woman they love.

The Battle of Sekigahara takes placein 1600,between the Western Army led by Mitsunari Ishida (Junichi Okada) and the Eastern Army led Ieyasu Tokugawa (Koji Yakusho). Ieyasu Tokugawa attempts to keep a hold of the nation within his greedy grasp, while Mitsunari Ishida goes to war out of loyalty for the Toyotomi clan.

Even though the Western Army is believed to outnumber the Eastern Army, Ieyasu sends ninja Hatsume (Kasumi Arimura) to spy on Mitsunari, who eventually falls in love with him. Love, honor, justice and ambition lead inevitably to the big battle, which will shape the course of history of Japan.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Junichi Okada, Koji Yakusho, Kasumi Arimura

Director: Masato Harada
Duration (min) :

150min (tbc), Th/ Ed

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

Action, War

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2017