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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Jinro Game (2013) movie trailer

Trailer for Japanese film Jinro Game (literally Werewolf Game), starring Nanami Sakuraba, Taiga, Seika Taketomi, Jingi Irie and Mina Fujii…

The movie is inspired by the Werewolf card/party game (aka Mafia, and many other variants). The idea is a group of “villagers” trying to find a werewolf – or pack of werewolves, depending on number of players – within the group.

The game is run in alternate phases – “day time” when the villagers try to figure out who’s the werewolf, and “night time” when the stealthy werewolf eliminates a villager. The game ends when the werewolf is caught, or when the villagers are outnumbered by the werewolves (not sure who’s the winner if its 1 vs 1).

In the movie, Sakuraba plays a high school girl kidnapped and forced to play the game with nine other people in an abandoned school, in which a person will be killed each night (or try to escape) until they figure out who’s the werewolf.

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? movie trailer

Trailer for Japanese comedic-action film Why Don’t You Play in Hell? – about a yakuza (Japanese gangsters) boss who wants to make a movie starring his daughter, with his real battle against another yakuza group as the backdrop.

[Update] Embedded a new video with English subs which explains everything…

Directed by Sion Sono, starring Jun Kunimura, Hiroki Hasegawa, Gen Hoshino, Fumi Nikaido, Tomochika and Shinichi Tsutsumi.