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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – April 27th/28th

    May 1, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

    [caption id="attachment_295676" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Iron Man 3' / (01) 'Meitantei Conan' / (03) 'Super Hero Taisen Z'"][/caption] The Golden Week means there's many new movies and a fierce competition at the box office. After all it's the time of the greatest profits for the movie industry in Japan. 'Meitantei Conan: Zekkai no Private Eye' remained as strong as during its first weekend and def

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  • 'Mogura no Uta' to get live-action adaptation starring Ikuta Toma

    January 21, 2013 @ 1:24 am

    It was announced that Takahashi Noboru's popular manga "Mogura no Uta" would be getting a live-action adaptation starring Ikuta Toma. The original manga is currently being serialized on "Weekly Big Comic Spirits", and there has been 33 volumes published. Apparently, many musicians, comedians, and even other manga-ka have stated that they were a fan of this manga. 'Mogura no Uta' revolves around protagonist Kikukawa Reiji, a police offic

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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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  • Miike Takashi reveals supporting cast and movie poster for 'Wara no Tate'

    November 10, 2012 @ 3:52 am

    On November 9th, Miike Takashi revealed the supporting cast for his upcoming action suspense movie 'Wara no Tate' starring Osawa Takao and Matsushima Nanako. The announcement also came with the release of the movie poster that solely focuses on the atrocious murderer played by Fujiwara Tatsuya. 'Wara no Tate' is based on an early novel by mangaka Kiuchi Kazuhiro ('Be-Bop High School') and starts with the murder of the granddaughter of 'Nin

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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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  • '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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  • Kiuchi Kazuhiro's debut novel "Wara no Tate" to get live-action adaptation starring Osawa Takao & Matsushima Nanako

    July 31, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    It's been announced that Osawa Takao and Matsushima Nanako will be starring in a new action suspense movie directed by Miike Takashi, "Wara no Tate" . "Wara no Tate" is based on the debut novel by Kiuchi Kazuhiro, who is well-known for his manga "Be-Bop High School", and the story starts when a murderer has a reward of 1,000,000,000 yen on his head. ---- A granddaughter of Ninagawa, the guy who dominates political and business fields

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  • Japan Box Office Report – June 16th/17th

    June 19, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    [caption id="attachment_247205" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(2) 'Hotaru no Hikari' / (1) 'Snow White and the Huntsman' / (3) 'Men in Black III'"][/caption] 'Snow White' claims first place, while 'Ai to Makoto' fails to make it into the top ten. 'Snow White and the Huntsman' immediately shot up to first place with 296,160 viewers (572 screens) and a revenue of 374,826,400 Yen (4.75 million USD). It was su

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  • More cast members announced for upcoming movie "Aku no Kyoten"

    May 11, 2012 @ 1:49 am

    As previously reported, Kishi Yusuke's novel "Aku no Kyoten" will be getting a live-action movie adaptation starring Ito Hideaki. Since the announcement, more cast members have been revealed. "Aku no Kyoten" is a suspenseful novel that depicts cruel murder cases that happen at a school, committed by a high school teacher, “Hasumi Seiji” (played by Ito). It will be directed by Miike Takashi, and other added cast members include Yamada Takay

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