Japanese movie archives - Film trailers, teasers and reviews

Shin Godzilla (2016) Japanese movie trailer

Teaser for Japanese movie Shin Godzilla (シン・ゴジラ), in theatres in Japan this summer. The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. It’s the 31st instalment in the Godzilla franchise and the third reboot by Toho Pictures.

The Shin is a play of words which can mean a few things. Officially it’s RESURGENCE in English title, some Asian teasers go with TRUE, social media seems to like it as GOD, while I prefer the simpler NEW instead. It all seems to fit though.

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Attack on Titan live-action movie posters

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.