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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 15th/16th

    December 18, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    [caption id="attachment_282223" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Yokai Ningen Bem' / (01) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' / (03) 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'"][/caption] As mentioned in an earlier article, the anime 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' has become the movie of the weekend, the year and even the decade. 'Yokai Ningen Bem', starring Kamenashi Kazuya among others, helped keep the top three and even the top four in the hand o

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 8th/9th

    December 12, 2012 @ 3:02 am

    [caption id="attachment_281024" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Skyfall' / (01) 'Kamen Rider' / (03) 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'"][/caption] As expected, 'Kamen Rider' and 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' have made it into the top ten with very good results. The popular tokusatsu franchise 'Kamen Rider' has even made it to first place, despite recording a less successful opening weekend than the previous movie. '

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 1st/2nd

    December 4, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    [caption id="attachment_280086" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Evangelion: 3.0' / (01) 'Skyfall' / (03) 'Inazuma Eleven GO'"][/caption] 'Skyfall' dethroned 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' with a wonderful opening weekend that surpassed both previous 'James Bond' movies. 'Evangelion' dropped down to second place and was being kept company by another anime movie, 'Gekijouban Inazuma Eleven GO vs D

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 24th/25th

    November 29, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    [caption id="attachment_277644" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Aku no Kyoten' / (01) 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' / (03) 'Nobou no Shiro'"][/caption] The number one movie this week remained the same with the anime 'Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance' on top. It is followed by the same second and third place movies as last week with 'Aku no Kyoten' and 'Nobou no Shiro' respectively. Among t

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  • Oshima Yuko leaves screening of 'Aku no Kyoten' shortly after it starts

    November 19, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    On November 18, 38 members of AKB48 including members Oshima Yuko, Kashiwagi Yuki, and Akimoto Sayaka appeared at a special AKB48 members-only screening of “Aku no Kyoten,” which stars actor Ito Hideaki.  While many members were excited, Oshima left the theater shortly after the film began playing due to the shocking subject matter of the film, which involves a teacher who murders his students.  Oshima revealed frankly that, “I do not like t

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 10th/11th

    November 14, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    [caption id="attachment_276821" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Aku no Kyoten' / (01) 'Nobou no Shiro' / (03) 'Kita no Canariatachi'"][/caption] 'Nobou no Shiro' remains on top and 'Aku no Kyoten' opens in at second place. First place was defended by 'Nobou no Shiro' almost as bravely as the castle in the movie itself. After ten days it already recorded 982,363 viewers and a cumulative revenue of 1,184

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  • 'Aku no Kyoten' receives standing ovation at the 7th International Rome Film Festival

    November 11, 2012 @ 12:42 am

    On November 9th, Miike Takashi's live-action adaptation of Kishi Yusuke's mystery novel 'Aku no Kyoten' ('The Lesson of Evil') – starring Ito Hideaki – screened as the opening movie in the main competition of the 7th International Rome Film Festival in Italy. The screening was attended by Miike, Ito, and actress Mizuno Erina, who plays one of the students in the movie. It took place at the Sinopoli Hall in Rome, which was packed with aroun

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  • 'The Lesson of Evil' - 'Aku no Kyoten' releases full trailer

    September 18, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    The full trailer for Miike Takashi's upcoming live-action adaptation of Kishi Yusuke’s mystery novel 'Aku no Kyoten' ('The Lesson of Evil') - starring Ito Hideaki - was recently released on its official website. 'Aku no Kyoten' is about an extremely popular high school teacher named 'Hasumi Seiji' (Ito), whose students often call him by his nickname ‘Hasumin’. It’s not just the students that adore him, all their parents and all the other t

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  • "THE SECOND from EXILE" to sing the theme song to upcoming movie "Aku no Kyoten"

    September 7, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    It’s been announced that THE SECOND from EXILE will be providing the theme song for the movie “Aku no Kyoten”, which stars Ito Hideaki as a psychopathic high school teacher who brutally murders his students. The song is titled “THINK ‘BOUT IT!?” and will be the debut song for the group. THE SECOND from EXILE was formed in July of this year and is made up of 5 members from EXILE, namely performers KENCHI, KEIJI, TETSUYA, and vocalists NESMI

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  • 'Aku no Kyoten' releases first teaser with a murderous Ito Hideaki

    August 20, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    The first teaser for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Kishi Yusuke's mystery novel 'Aku no Kyoten', starring Ito Hideaki, was recently released on its official website. 'Aku no Kyoten' is about an extremely popular high school teacher named 'Hasumi Seiji' (Ito), whose students often call him by his nickname 'Hasumin'. It's not just the students that adore him, all their parents and all the other teachers see him as an ideal teacher.

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