Studio Trigger’s ‘Promare’ Cast Announced, New Trailer Released

24.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

Promare is an upcoming animated film by Studio Trigger being made in collaboration with XFLAG. Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by Kazuki Nakashima, both of who worked on Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill, it has been announced that the film will be released in May this year.

 

The anime project was first announced to be in development back in summer 2017 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles which garnered it instant attention outside Japan. The first promotional video and teaser were revealed in October last year which instantly trended on Twitter.


Kenichi Matsuyama will voice the lead character Galo Thymos (above middle), a reckless teenager and member of the Burning Rescue team who dashes right to the scene of the fire. Taichi Saotome will play Galo’s longtime rival Lio Fotia (above left), the leader of Mad Burnish whose goal is to burn everything with her Burnish Flare. Masato Sakai will voice Kray Foresight (above right), the administrator of the Independent Republic of Promepolis and Galo’s superior.

Check out the 65 second preview below:

The new movie visual shows Galo and Lio head to head in a heated moment. It’s time to get fired up for Studio Trigger’s newest work.

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  • Studio Trigger’s New Anime Project ‘Promare’ Announced as Feature Length Movie for 2019 Release

    12.October.2018 | ANIME&GAME

    It’s been announced that Studio Trigger’s anime series Promare which is being made in collaboration with XFLAG will be released as a movie in 2019. The anime project was first announced to be in development back in summer 2017 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles.

     

    It is being directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by Kazuki Nakashima, both of who worked on Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill. The duo have fans excited to see their first full-length feature film.

    As well as being spearheaded by these two veterans, the production team is also made up of some of Japan’s top creators. Shigeto Koyama is working as the character designer, who worked on concept designs for the Disney movie Big Hero 6. Hiroyuki Sawano is composing the music, who has composed music for all three seasons of Attack on Titan. Kubo Tomotaka is the art director, who worked on Studio Ponoc’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Masashi Ichifuru is creating the title logo design who worked on packaging designs for Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. Acclaimed Japanese animation company Sanzigen is producing the 3D CG parts of the movie.

     

    Below is the first promotional video of the anime film which dropped today on TOHO Animation’s official YouTube channel in which we get to see a closer look at what Hiroyuki Imaishi and Kazuki Nakashima have planned along with a music score by Hiroyuki Sawano.

     

     

    Above is the first official visual teaser for the movie illustrated by Shigeto Koyama and designed by Masashi Ichifuru. It showcases the protagonist Galo with a city in flames behind him and the “Matoi” mechs.

     

    Stay tuned for more information on the series in the coming months.

  • Additional Cast Revealed for Tokyo Ghoul Live-Action Sequel, Set Photo Released

    29.November.2018 | ANIME&GAME

    Additional cast has been unveiled for the Tokyo Ghoul sequel live-action film slated for a summer 2019 release.

    Shunya Shiraishi will reprise his role as Nishiki Nishio, a ghoul and Kaneki’s upperclassman and university. Speaking about his role as the character, Shiraishi commented: “I saw once more when filming what it meant to be a ghoul.” A new photo on set was also released featuring him and his confrontation with Shuu Tsukiyama who is played by Shota Matsuda.

     

    In the first film, Nishiki opens a violent battle with Kaneki, but in the sequel he stands alongside him to face the Gourmet and protect his lover, Kimi Nishino, revealing his loving affections rooted in the middle of the fight between humans and ghouls.

     

    Comment: Shunya Shiraishi (Nishiki Nishio)

    “A lot of people who had watched the film said to me ‘Nishiki’s dead, isn’t he?’ but somehow or another he returned alive. He’s invulnerable. I saw once more when filming what it meant to be a ghoul. Please look forward not to the continuation of Tokyo Ghoul but a new Tokyo Ghoul.”

  • Touken Ranbu Live-Action Film Adaptation New Cast & Poster Revealed

    01.November.2018 | ANIME&GAME

    Touken Ranbu is a free-to-play online collectable card video game developed by Nitro+ (Steins;Gate, 2015) for internet browsers. Since its release in 2015 it has received two anime adaptations, a musical and stage play.

     

    Its popularity has led to the announcement of the franchise’s first live-action film adaptation based on the original work which is set for release on January 18, 2019. Details for additional cast as well a poster for the movie have been released.

    The film is being directed by up-and-coming movie creator Saiji Yakumo and written by Yasuko Kobayashi who has worked on anime series and special effects films. Cast that have already been announced include Hiroki Suzuki (Mikazuki Munechika), Yoshihiko Aramaki (Yamanbagiri Kunihiro) and Ryō Kitamura (Yagen Toushirou), young actors who are making a name for themselves in the theatre industry.

    The two new actors added to the cast are Koji Yamamoto, who will play the role of Oda Nobunaga, and Norito Yashima, who will play the role of Yamamoto will play the role of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The newly-revealed poster features Hiroki Suzuki as Mikazuki Munechika alongside the other swordsmen with a castle covered by smoke and fire in the background, foreshadowing a violent and epic story. The setting for the film is based around the Honnō-ji Incident of 1582 when Oda Nobunaga committed suicide.

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  • Fans Asked to Name Blimp Inspired by the Upcoming Film ‘Doraemon: Nobita’s Sky Utopia’

    20.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    The film Doraemon: Nobita’s Sky Utopia will be released on March 3, 2023. The 42nd Doraemon movie follows Doraemon, Nobita, and his friends as they venture off to find Utopia, a perfect land in the sky where everyone lines in joy and happiness. They do so using an airship with a time warp function on their adventure, and to commemorate the film’s release, the Flying Doraemon Project began on January 14. A real-life 17-meter-long Doraemon blimp will soon appear in the sky, and fans are being asked to decide on a name for the craft.

     

    The blimp, inspired by the Doraemon movie, will feature popular characters including Nobita, Shizuka, Suneo, and Gian. The blimp is the largest unmanned airship in Japan.

    The message of the Flying Doraemon Project is to convey the feeling that in this day and age, children and adults alike can once again look upward and move forward toward their hopes and dreams.

     

    Fans are asked to contribute ideas for the blimps name during the application period. Check the website for more details!

  • Natsume Mito to Appear in Upcoming Film ‘Kono Chiisana Te’

    18.January.2023 | MOVIE

    Natsume Mito will star in the upcoming film Kono Chiisana Te (These Small Hands). The film will debut in theaters on April 8.

    The movie is an adaptation of the manga series by Mamora Goda, also known for his works Kira Kira Hikaru and Mori no Asagao. The story follows a father who never cared for his daughter and a daughter who has forgotten her father.

     

    This is the feature-length debut of director Hiroyuki Nakada, who previously worked as an assistant director on films such as Love is Light and Tsukuritai Onna to Tabetai Onna.

     

    <Comment from Director Hiroyuki Nakada>

    “What is a father?

    This question came to me as I was watching my newborn son sleep.
    Does supporting a family financially make a good father?
    Can a man be a father in some other way? Can he do something else?
    While I was pondering this, I came across Kono Chiisana Te.
    I really wanted to find the answer to my question, so I decided to work on plans for this live-action film.

    I hope that everyone who sees this film will take some time to think about their families in this fast-paced world.”

     

    <Story>
    Kazuma, an illustrator, lives with his wife Sayuri and their three-year-old daughter Hina.

    One night, while Kazuma is drinking with his work buddies, Sayuri gets into an accident and is hospitalized while out shopping.

    Kazuma falls asleep at the bar and Hina wakes up alone the next day. She is rescued by the police and placed in an orphanage.

    Given his actions, Kazuma can’t take Hina home. Having done nothing to help raise her, he’s decidedly unfit to parent. Sayuri doesn’t wake up, and time continues to pass.

    Desperate, Kazuma gradually realizes that there are people who care for him and want the best for his life. Determined, he sets out to repair his bond with his daughter.

    When Kazuma visits, however, all Hina can do is cry. Has she forgotten her father’s face?

    (C)映画「この小さな手」製作委員会

  • SSSS.GRIDMAN Compilation Film Bonuses Revealed

    17.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME

    Based on the Tsuburaya Productions Gridman live-action tokusatsu series from 1993, the
    SSSS.GRIDMAN anime series aired in October 2018. A sequel, SSSS.DYNAZENON, followed in April 2021.

     

    Ahead of the release of GRIDMAN UNIVERSE, an all-new anime film coming in March, both SSSS.GRIDMAN and SSSS.DYNAZENON will be getting compilation films. Each will only be
    in theaters for two weeks.

     

    劇場総集編『SSSS.GRIDMAN』

    The SSSS.GRIDMAN film will be in theaters starting January 20. Those buying tickets will
    receive a special illustration card with a voice drama created by Akira Amemiya, the director of the SSSS series, while supplies last. The title of the drama is Hinekuremono Demo (Even if You’re Cynical) starring Soma Saito (Sho Utsumi) and Hass (Akari Kito).

     

    The newly-revealed illustration card’s design features Yuta Hibiki, Sho Utsumi, Rikka
    Takarada, and Akane Shinjo happily snapping photos.

     

    SSSS.DYNAZENON will be released for two weeks starting March 10, and those buying
    tickets will also get an illustration card and a special voice drama written by Akira Amemiya.

     

    The SSSS.GRIDMAN compilation film is being directed by Yoshiyuki Kaneko, who served as assistant director on the anime series. The film will show a somewhat new interpretation of the story under his new direction. Both compilation films will include extra footage leading
    up to the release of GRIDMAN UNIVERSE on March 24, 2023.

     

    ©円谷プロ ©2023 TRIGGER・雨宮哲/「劇場版グリッドマンユニバース」製作委員会

  • Animate Event to Celebrate Third Anniversary of Trigger’s ‘Promare’ Anime Film

    03.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    Animate locations across Japan will be celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the anime film Promare, produced by famed anime studio Trigger. The Promare Fair will be held from May 21 until June 5, 2022.

     

    Fair Merchandise Available for Preorder

     

    Bonus for Purchasing the Animate Exclusive Box

     

    Exclusive Fair Bonus

     

    Purchase Campaign

     

    To celebrate the third anniversary of the film’s release, a number of products featuring new illustrations are now available for preorder at the Animate Online shop. 

    ©TRIGGER・中島かずき/XFLAG

  • New 90-Second Trailer, Key Visual Released for DEEMO: Memorial Keys

    21.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    DEEMO: Memorial Keys is scheduled to release in select locations nationwide on February 25, 2022, and a new key visual and 90-second trailer filled with brand-new footage just dropped!

     

    The key visual was created by Mebachi, a popular illustrator known for creating the character designs for both DEEMO and the ending animation of Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club.

     

    Against the backdrop of the castle where Deemo lives, a spiral staircase made of piano keys leads guests to a mysterious world. Alice, the main heroine, and Deemo, the masked girl, along with other characters are seen gazing up at the sky. Cherry blossom petals and light pour down from above in this emotional key visual that perfectly encapsulates the story’s world.

     

    DEEMO tells the story of a girl who falls from the sky. She has no memories and finds herself traversing a strange castle. The sound of piano rings out, and the girl must discover the truth of who she is, and where she finds herself.

     

    DEEMO: Memorial Keys Trailer

     

    Based on the popular DEEMO mobile game, many famous tracks from the title will appear in the movie, so fans shouldn’t miss it!

     

    ⓒRayark Inc./「DEEMO THE MOVIE」製作委員会

  • Boat Race Tokoname in Aichi Prefecture to Screen Popular Films at Drive-in Theater

    26.October.2021 | MOVIE / SPOT

    The Boat Race track at BOATRACE Tokonome will be home to a 3-day Drive-in Theater event on November 19, 20, and 21. The vast west parking lot will welcome guests to enjoy three films from the safety and privacy of their vehicles. In past years, the Hamanako, Tokuyama, Naruto, and Mikuni locations have participated. Now, it’s Tokoname’s turn!

     

    Selected Films

     

    La La Land (with subtitles) – November 19, 2021

    © 2017 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

     

     

    The Secret Life of Pets 2 (dubbed) – November 20, 2021

    © 2019 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

     

     

    A Whisker Away – November 21, 2021

    © 2020「泣きたい私は猫をかぶる」製作委員会

     

    This lineup of films can be enjoyed by families, lovers, and friends. The final film, A Whisker Away, is a coming-of-age fantasy set in the city of Tokoname. Visitors can enjoy these films on one of the largest air screens in Japan, at 722 inches. Don’t miss some additional boat race content that even beginners can enjoy!

  • Promare x Little Twin Stars Second Merchandise Collaboration Launches

    20.July.2021 | FASHION / MOVIE

    The anime film Promare is collaborating with Sanrio’s Little Twin Stars again with an exclusive merchandise collection online at THE CHARA SHOP until July 26.

     

     

    Wire Keyring Illustrated by Shigeto Koyama | 2 Designs | ¥880 Each (Tax Included)

     

    Mirror Illustrated by Shigeto Koyama |  ¥880 Each (Tax Included)

     

    Mini Towels Illustrated by Shigeto Koyama | 2 Designs | ¥990 Each (Tax Included)

     

    Pin Set Illustrated by Shigeto Koyama | ¥1,320 (Tax Included)

     

    Acrylic Stand Illustrated by Shigeto Koyama | 2 Designs | ¥1,430 Each (Tax Included)

     

    Mug Illustrated by Shigeto Koyama | ¥1,650 (Tax Included)

    Tote Bag | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)

     

    The merchandise collection features adorable designs illustrated by Shigeto Koyama in the style of Sanrio’s Little Twin Stars.

     

    ©TRIGGER・中島かずき/XFLAG © ’21 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPR. NO. S620339

     

  • Promare x Little Twin Stars Merchandise Releases in Collaboration With THE CHARA SHOP

    08.July.2021 | FASHION / MOVIE

    The anime film Promare, Sanrio’s Little Twin Stars, and THE CHARA SHOP teamed up to release a collaborative merchandise collection at Shinjuku Marui on July 1.

     

    Wire Keyring Illustrated by Shigeto Koyama | 2 Designs | ¥880 Each (Tax Included)

     

    Mirror Illustrated by Shigeto Koyama |  ¥880 Each (Tax Included)

     

    Mini Towels Illustrated by Shigeto Koyama | 2 Designs | ¥990 Each (Tax Included)

     

    Pin Set Illustrated by Shigeto Koyama | ¥1,320 (Tax Included)

     

    Acrylic Stand Illustrated by Shigeto Koyama | 2 Designs | ¥1,430 Each (Tax Included)

     

    Mug Illustrated by Shigeto Koyama | ¥1,650 (Tax Included)

    Tote Bag | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)

    Freebies for every ¥3,000 spent on merchandsie

    The merchandise collection features adorable designs illustrated by Shigeto Koyama in the style of Sanrio’s Little Twin Stars.

    ©TRIGGER・中島かずき/XFLAG © ’21 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPR. NO. S620339

     

  • Japanese Art Director Collaborates With Marc Jacobs To Promote New Line

    25.March.2021 | FASHION

    The Japanese art director Hideyuki Tanaka has directed a special movie to promote the 2nd season of Marc Jacob’s new line “Heaven by Marc Jacobs” as a contributor of this season.

     

    ROBOT GIRL BABY TEE ¥14,300 (tax included) / ROBOT GIRL PILLOW ¥12,100 (tax included)

     

    Special Movie:https://www.marcjacobs.jp/contents/heaven.php

     

    The original graphic robot, Heaven is pop and cute, yet her poisonous ambience with Chinese character “Heaven” on her forehead is iconic. Heaven’s motto is to protect Double-headed Teddy. To celebrate the collaboration, Marc Jacobs launches a compact baby T-shirt decorated with a playful three-dimensional patchwork and a pillow cushion featuring Heaven with scribbles as a print. Don’t miss out the exclusive items and special movie of Heaven by Marc Jacobs.

  • Promare Anime Film Clothing Collection Features Original Merchandise

    17.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION / MOVIE

    Orders for a new collection of original merchandise themed on the anime film Promare opened on AMNIBUS on February 5.

    Big Silhouette T-Shirts (2 Designs) | ¥4,200 Each (Before Tax)

    Hoodies (2 Designs) | ¥5,980 Each (Before Tax)

    Coach Jackets (2 Designs) | ¥8,800 Each (Before Tax)

    Embroidered Burnish Flare Bucket Hat | ¥4,200 (Before Tax)

    Burnish Flare AirPods Case | ¥1,500 (Before Tax)

    Stay stylish with this colourful collection featuring motifs of the Burnish Flare as well as lines spoken by Galo and Lio in the anime film.

     

    ©TRIGGER・中島かずき/XFLAG

  • My Film Recommendation: Pulled Into the Story by Minami Hamabe’s Character in Let Me Eat Your Pancreas

    29.September.2020 | FEATURES / MOVIE

    ASOBINEXT is a new project launched by event management and talent agency ASOBISYSTEM, which is known for managing artists like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The project aims to create next generation icons who will promote their unique personalities and outlooks to the world using social media and in turn bring about new forms of culture.

    As part of ASOBINEXT, MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON will be publishing content from each talent that is tied to ASOBINEXT in the form of their favourite and recommended things. Today, we are joined by ASOBINEXT’s Haruna Tamura, an actor and YouTuber, whose film recommendation in this edition is the live-action adaptation of Let Me Eat Your Pancreas.


    Synopsis

    The story is centred on two individuals who, at the start of their relationship had never really spoken about anything in particular… initially. “Me,” the male protagonist in the film, comes across a diary in a hospital waiting room and discovers it belongs to his classmate Sakura Yamauchi. He learns in the diary that she has a pancreatic illness.

    Sakura is a very popular girl in Me’s class, and he never thought she would be suffering from such a fatal illness. She had kept it a secret, with only the people in her family knowing about it. And so begins a bittersweet love story between the plain and simple Me and Sakura, his complete opposite who is the popular one of the class.

    Cast 

    There are different cast members in Let Me Eat Your Pancreas for playing both the present and past selves of the characters.

     

    The characters of the past, 12 years ago, are played by the following: Minami Hamabe as Sakura Yamauchi, Takumi Kitamura as Me/Haruki Shiga, Karen Otomo as Kyoko, and Yuma Yamoto as Gamu-kun.

     

    This film marked the first time Minami and Takumi had starred in film together, and it was a huge success amongst viewers who shed tears at the relationship between the ill-stricken girl, and the boy who found her diary that details her experiences of living with said illness.

     

    Playing the characters of the present is: Shun Oguri as Haruki Shiga, Keiko Kitagawa as Kyoko, and Yusuke Kamiji as Gamu-kun. Comments from viewers who have watched the film often pointed towards how Shun and Yusuke gave authentic performances of Haruki and Gamu-kun grown-up together, and how they Keiko Kitagawa’s dress was spot on. I was drawn in by how they all knew each other at school.

    My Favourite Part

    The highlight of the film for me which I want to point out to everyone is Minami Hamabe’s portrayal of Sakura Yamauchi. She purposely puts energy into her performance, and that really left an impression on me. The world of the movie and the real world are two completely different things. Of course, this character doesn’t really exist, but when I watched the performance I felt I understood her. There was a real affinity there. As the story progresses, so too does the illness grow more serious, so what I want is for people to pay attention to her facial expressions, her demeanour, and such, as that happens.

     

    Wrapping Up

    I first watched this film when I was a 3rd year high school student. Since the film is set in the same school year, the story had an even greater impact on me. I was able to learn the bittersweet-ness of romance as well as the preciousness of life. To this day, I think it remains my favourite film.

     

    I was captured by the array of emotions that Minami Hamabe portrays in particular. There are a lot of parts that I can relate to from being a student to becoming an adult. It’s a very easy story to get behind, so if you’re reading this, I’d love it if you checked it out.

     

    Minami Hamabe and Takumi Kitamura are also starring in the film Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare which is showing now too. I want to go and see it for myself to see how they have both grown.

     

    Haruna Tamura

    Actor and YouTuber. He has played major roles in drama series and films and has over 1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. He is working towards appearing at Fun Fest. He’s skilled at baseball and his hobbies include watching movies and playing games.

  • My Film Recommendation | 5 Nostalgic Japanese Movies

    01.July.2020 | FEATURES / MOVIE

    ASOBINEXT is a new project launched by event management and talent agency ASOBISYSTEM, which is known for managing artists like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The project aims to create next generation icons who will promote their unique personalities and outlooks to the world using social media and in turn bring about new forms of culture.

    As part of ASOBINEXT, MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON will be publishing content from each talent that is tied to ASOBINEXT in the form of their favourite and recommended things. Today, we take a look at 5 recommended nostalgic Japanese films from ASOBINEXT’s Mirai who makes sure to watch at least one film a week.

     

    Our Little Sister

    ©2015 吉田秋生・小学館/フジテレビジョン 小学館 東宝 ギャガ

     

    ・Film Summary
    The film follows three sisters: Sachi, Yoshino, and Chika who all live in the house of their grandparents in Kamakura where they all grew up together. One day, they receive news of the death of their father. At his funeral, they meet their 14-year-old half-sister Suzu for the first time, whose mother is already dead. She had been living with their father and her stepmom after he remarried. When the eldest daughter Sachi looks at Suzu as the sisters are saying goodbye to her, she invites Suzu to go and live with them in Asakusa. Suzu agrees to go, and thus begins the sisters’ journey together to deepen their relationship with Suzu. Its a very ‘Japanese’ film in many ways, and has a nostalgic Asakusa feel to it from the scenery and how people interact with one another.

     

    ・Why I Chose This Film
    The story really gripped my heart. It’s heartwarming, sad, and has a kind of nostalgia I can’t quite put my finger on which makes me want to go back home. I love Asakusa, the setting of the movie, and go there every year to have fun with my family. We’re also four siblings, brothers and sisters, so this film felt more relatable to me as I watched it. If you’re someone who feels like they want to return to their hometown, or see someone you treasure, or want to feel something Japanese, then I recommend giving this film a go!

     

    My Neighbor Totoro


    ・Film Summary
    In the early summer, Satsuki and her younger sister Mei move into the countryside with their father to be closer to their mother who is hospitalised. They meet a mysterious creature who Mei gives the name “Totoro,” a being which cannot be seen by adults. Satsuki and Mei get whisked into a fantastical world as we see them grow.

     

    ・Why I Chose This Film
    I’ve loved it since I was a kid. It’s one of Ghibli’s films I’ve always watched. The film is set to be set in 1952 during the Showa Period. I was born in the Heisei Period so I wasn’t even born yet when the film was released. Even so, this is a film that continues to receive love, so much so that it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that it’s known to all in Japan, and all have seen it. I believe there are still lots of kids who are watching Totoro even now. This film is an emotion that continues to live in our hearts as a memory, one that’s like a dream we had when we were young. I want the people of the world to watch this regardless of their age or gender!

     

    Always: Sunset on Third Street

    ・Film Summary
    Mutsuko Hoshino arrives in Tokyo from Aomori Prefecture to begin her employment at the auto repair shop Suzuki Auto. Captivated by the prospect of living and working in the sparkling city of Tokyo, Mutsuku is disappointed to find that Suzuki Auto is actually a rundown shop in Tokyo’s lower districts. Despite this, she goes into her job with will-power and positivity, and finds herself becoming a member of the Suzuki family. There is also the struggling writer Ryunosuke Chagawa, who accepts the custody of Junnosuke from Hiromi. Junnosuke is the orphaned offspring of the previous tenant of the building where Hiromi opens a bar. All of the cast members convey love, courage, and warmth in this story about being human.

     

    ・Why I Chose This Film
    The moment I saw this film, it felt like I had been transported back in time to 1926, even though I was born in the Heisei Period and not the Showa Period. Despite that, it still fills me with a sense of nostalgia, and it makes me well up with a feeling of courage. The film is set in a time where smartphones, PCs, and TVs aren’t a thing yet, so it really made me realise the importance of our connection to others. I want to recommend this film to anyone who wants to know about old time Japan, or is looking for a film with heart!

    Kimi ni Todoke

    ©2010映画「君に届け」製作委員会 ©椎名軽穂 / 集英社

     

    ・Film Summary
    Sawako is avoided by her classmates in elementary school because of her appearance which leads them to name-call her “Sadako,” the main character from the film The Ring. They also call her a zashiki-warashi, a child spirit. But her father teachers her that a zashiki-warashi is a spirit that actually makes people happy. This makes her happy, since her motto is to “do one good thing a day.” When she becomes a high school stduent, she meets a certain boy, which marks the start of this cute and pure love story.

     

    ・Why I Chose This Film
    This is my favourite of Japan’s love stories. It makes you feel that pure, butterfly stomach kind of youthful love. The music and the backgrounds in the film serve to add another layer to their relationship too. The film makes you want to cheer the two of them on from the shadows as they come to face complicated emotions they have never felt before. Everyone should check this out, regardless of age or gender, if they’re wanting a heart-throb story or feel like returning to their youthful days!

     

    Korede iinoda! Eiga Akatsuka Fujio

    ・Film Summary
    This film covers the life of manga artist Fujio Akatsuka—known for such popular series as Tensai Bakabon—and his 35 year relationship with his editor Toshiki Takei. You get to learn about the unique life of the manga artist, who has been called a genius.

     

    ・Why I Chose This Film
    This comedy film is set in the 1970s and shows how the popular weekly manga magazine Weekly Shonen Sunday came about, a magazine which it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call the start of Japanese manga. Of course, if you love Japanese manga, you should watch this, but I want all of the people of the world who are interested in the history of Japanese anime to see it!

     

    Mirai

    A 19-year-old affiliated with ASOBINEXT and known for her trademark black bob hair. Her hobby is watching movies—she watches one a week. Her goal for the future is to become an idol that stands out from the crowd and can work not just in Japan but around the world. She wants to work in many areas and endeavours to become a person that people look up to.

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