The live-action adaption of the popular manga 'Afro Tanaka', starring Matsuda Shota and Sasaki Nozomi, finally has its first trailer. The "Afro Tanaka" story revolves around Tanaka Hiroshi (Matsuda), a twenty-four year old high school drop-out who works as a tunnel digger in Tokyo. His trademark is a big fluffy afro. One day, a beautiful woman named Kato (Sasaki) moves into the apartment next door and he falls madly in love with her.
The Mainichi Shinbun has announced their award winners for the 65th Mainichi Film Awards. Lee Sang-il's Japanese movie, "Akunin", which recently won Best Picture at the Kinema Junpo Awards, has got its second big national award with the Grand Prize at the Mainichi Film Awards. The Best Film went to Kobayashi Masahiro's "Haru tono tabi". Tsutsumi Shinichi won Best Actor for his role in "Kokou no Mesu" (Lone Scalpel), and a special award h