Attack on Titan live-action movie poster

Poster images for upcoming Japanese movie Attack on Titan, a live-action adaptation from popular manga of the same title. The comic was made into TV anime series in 2013, which was a phenomenal hit. Expectation is high on the live-action film, which is scheduled to release in summer 2015.

The cast include Hiroki Hasegawa, Haruma Miura, Kiko Mizuhara, Kanata Hongo, Jun Kunimura, Nanami Sakuraba, Takahiro Miura, Satoru Matsuo, Satomi Ishihara, Pierre Taki, Ayame Misaki, Rina Takeda and Shu Watanabe. Directed by Shinji Higuchi who’s famous for his special effect works.

Hiroki Hasegawa Attack on Titan Shikishima

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Lupin III (2014) movie trailer & pictures

Trailer and promotional images for Japanese movie Lupin III, a live adaptation of a same-title manga series which was really huge in Japan. The film, scheduled to premiere on August 30, tells the story of a band of gentleman thieves.

The main cast of the movie includes Shun Oguri, Tetsuji Tamayama, Gō Ayano, Meisa Kuroki and Tadanobu Asano etc.

Japanese movie Lupin III

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Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014) movie trailer

Trailer and promotional images for Japanese movie Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, sequel to the 2012 box office hit which is based on a popular Japanese manga.

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Gift (2014) movie trailer

Trailer for Japanese movie Gift, starring Kenichi Endo and Rena Matsui. The later plays a bar hostess who’s running away from a secret past, then she met with a bad-tempered but successful businessman who proposed to pay her 100 million yen (~one million USD) for 100 hours of her time (it’s not as kinki as it may sound).

Endo is a veteran who has starred in many dramas and films, mostly as supportive cast AFAIK. Meanwhile, this is the first leading role in a feature film for Matsui, who’s a member of SKE48, one of the girl groups under the popular AKB48 franchise.

Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014) movie trailer

Trailer for Chinese movie Black Coal, Thin Ice (白日焰火) which won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Directed by Diao Yinan, starring Liao Fan (best actor in Berlin), Guey Lun Mei and Wang Xuebing…

It follows the story of an ex-cop who lost his job five-years ago following his blunder in a murder case (with body parts found in coal factories across a small town). He became a drunkard but decides to re-investigate the old files after identical murders begin again, and discovers that everything links back to the wife of the first victim.