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01.02.2018-JP| Impossibility Defense (Funohan)

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Funohan

Impossibility Defense (2018) is a Japanese action drama mystery film based on the manga series “Funohan” written by Arata Miyatsuki and illustrated by Yuya Kanzaki, tells a contract killer Tadashi Usobuki (Tori Matsuzaka), and nobody knows about his past. He receives requests from clients who are filled with desire or hate. He carries out his work using methods like the power of suggestion which makes the killings nearly impossible to trace.

Impossibility Defense (2018) is distributed by Showgate, and irected by Kôji Shiraishi, with Junpei Yamaoka, Koji Shiraishi, Yûya Kanzaki and Arata Miyatsuki was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Tori Matsuzaka, Erika Sawajiri, Mackenyu Arata, Shotaro Mamiya, Tet Wada, Tetsuya Sugaya, Sae Okazaki, Erina Mano, Shugo Oshinari, Kensei Mikami, Kyoka Minakami, Hiroki Konno, Akane Hotta, Sei Ashina, and Akiko Yada. The film premiere(d) in Japan on February 1, 2018.

03.02.2018-JP| The Scythian Lamb (Hitsuji no Ki)

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Hitsuji no Ki

The Scythian Lamb (2018) is a Japanese drama fantasy mystery thriller film based on the manga series “Hitsuji no Ki” written by Tatsuhiko Yamagami & illustrated by Mikio Igarashi, about 6 strangers who move into the decaying port city of Uobuka and the city clerk Hajime Tsukisue (Ryo Nishikido) receives an order to accept them. Around this time, Fumi (Fumino Kimura), who graduated from the same high school as Hajime, comes back to Uobuka. Something seems amiss about the 6 strangers. They act uncomfortably and do not look normal. They also have a suspicious companion.

Hajime learns more shocking details about the 6 strangers. These strangers are ex-prisoners who all committed murder. Due to a new parole system, the 6 prisoners are relocated to Uobuka. The residents are not supposed to know about their criminal backgrounds, but the residents’ lives begin to change due to the strangers.

The Scythian Lamb (2018) is distributed by Asmik Ace Entertainment, and directed by Daihachi Yoshida, with Tatsuhiko Yamagami and Mikio Igarashi was applies as writer(s). Cast for the main characters in the film include(s): Ryo Nishikido, Fumino Kimura, Kazuki Kitamura, Yuka, Mikako Ichikawa, Shingo Mizusawa, Min Tanaka, Ryuhei Matsuda, and Tamae Ando. The film premiere(d) in Japan on February 3, 2018.

24.02.2018-JP| Does The Flower Bloom (Hana wa Saku ka)

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Hana wa Saku ka

Does The Flower Bloom (2018) is a Japanese drama film based on the manga series Hana wa Saku ka by Shoko Hidaka, about Kazuaki Sakurai (Hironari Amano), a 37-year-old man working at an advertising agency. For a CM shooting, he goes to a beautiful house. At the house, he meets Yoichi Mizukawa (Tsurugi Watanabe) while he is painting a picture. Yoichi Mizukawa is a 19-year-old art student. He lives with his cousins in the big old house. Kazuaki Sakurai becomes attracted to Yoichi Mizukawa. Meanwhile, Yoichi Mizukawa is only interested paining, but he begins to take an interest in Kazuaki Sakurai. The two men get closer, but Kazuaki Sakurai gets transferred to Osaka.

Does The Flower Bloom (2018) is distributed by Toei Video. Directed by Kaori Tanimoto, with Shoko Hidaka and Natsuko Takahashi was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Tsurugi Watanabe and Hironari Amano. The film premiere(d) in Japan on February 24, 2018.

*.2.2018-JP| River’s Edge (Ribazu Ejji)

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Ribazu Ejji

River’s Edge (2018) is a Japanese comedy film based on the manga series of the same title by Kyoko Okazaki, tells about Haruna Wakagusa (Fumi Nikaido), a high school student who lives with her mother. Ichiro Yamada (Ryo Yoshizawa) is “gay” and Haruna’s classmate. He is bullied at school, but Haruna sticks up for Ichiro. They become intimate and Ichiro tells Haruna his secret. He found a dead body along the riverside. A new body is soon found.

River’s Edge (2018) is produced by Kinoshita Group, and distributed by Kino Films (Japan); Kinoshita Group (Japan). Directed by Isao Yukisada, with Kyôko Okazaki and Misaki Setoyama was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Fumi Nikaido, Ryo Yoshizawa, Aoi Morikawa, Shuhei Uesugi, Sumire, and Shiori Doi. The film premiere(d) in Japan on February, 2018.

03.03.2018-JP| Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island

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Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island

Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island (2018) is a Japanese action adventure children’s drama film based on manga series Doraemon written and illustrated by Fujiko F. Fujio and a Treasure Island novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, tells about the adventures of Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Gian, and Suneo set out in the Caribbean Sea. Nobita is the captain of a ship and fights his enemies on board. Shizuka gets kidnapped, and a storm impedes their journey. Mini-Dora help Nobita and friends on their journey. When the adventurers finally find the mysterious Treasure Island, they discover it is more than just an ordinary island.

Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island (2018) is produced by Shin-Ei Animation, and distributed by Toho. Directed by Kazuaki Imai, with Fujiko Fujio and Genki Kawamura was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Wasabi Mizuta, Megumi Ohara, Yumi Kakazu, Tomokazu Seki, and Subaru Kimura. The film premiere(d) in Japan on March 3, 2018.

03.03.2018-JP| Principal: Am I a Heroine Who Is In Love

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Principal: Am I a Heroine Who Is In Love

Principal: Am I a Heroine Who Is In Love (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama romance film based on the manga series “Principal” by Ryo Ikuemi, about Shima Sumitomo (Yuina Kuroshima) lived with mother, after her parents divorced. She felt uncomfortable living with her stepfather and she was unable to hang out with people at her high school. Shima Sumitomo decides to move to Hokkaido where her father lives. At her new high school in Hokkaido, she meets classmate Gen Tatebayashi (Nozomu Kotaki) and Wao Sakurai (Mahiro Takasugi). They are the two most popular boys at her school. A principle of her school is that “Gen and Wao are for everyone.” If anyone breaks the rule, that person will be ostracized. Shima Sumitomo gets closer to Gen and Wao.

Principal: Am I a Heroine Who Is In Love (2018) is directed by Tetsuo Shinohara, with Ryo Ikuemi and Yukiko Mochiji was applies as writer(s). Cast for the main characters in the film include(s): Yuina Kuroshima, Nozomu Kotaki, Mahiro Takasugi, Rina Kawaei, Mizuki Tanimura, Tomohiro Ichikawa, Mashiro Ayano, Shiori Ishikawa, Sawa Suzuki, Miho Shiraishi, Kumi Nakamura, and Hiroyuki Morisaki. The film premiere(d) in Japan on March 3, 2018.

10.03.2018-JP| Kids on the Slope

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Kids on the Slope

Kids on the Slope (2018) is a Japanese drama historical musical romance film based on the manga series Sakamichi no Apollon by Yuki Kodama, tells Kaoru Nishimi (Yuri Chinen), moves out to Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan because of his father’s work. He is a first grade high school student with an introverted personality. He meets classmates Sentaro Kawabuchi (Taishi Nakagawa), who is labelled as a disorderly student, and Ritsuko Mukae (Nana Komatsu), who is a beautiful student. Kaoru Nishimi falls in love with beautiful Ritsuko Mukae. Kaoru Nishimi is talented with the piano, but he only plays classics. Due to Ritsuko Mukae, Kaoru Nishimi begins to play jazz. To make this movie successful, Yuri Chinen has practiced playing the piano since September, 2016 to play Kaoru Nishimi. Taishi Nakagawa played the drums for approximately one year while in elementary school and he began practicing the drums since July, 2017 to play Sentaro Kawabuchi.

Kids on the Slope (2018) is distributed by Toho; Asmik Ace Entertainment, and directed by Takahiro Miki, with Yuki Kodama and Izumi Takahashi was applies as writer(s). Cast for the main characters in the film include(s): Yuri Chinen, Taishi Nakagawa, Nana Komatsu, Erina Mano, Yorie Yamashita Hokuto Matsumura Toru Nomaguchi Baijaku Nakamura, and Dean Fujioka. The film premiere(d) in Japan on March 10, 2018.

17.03.2018-JP| Chihayafuru Part 3 (Chihayafuru Conclusion)

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Chihayafuru Conclusion

Chihayafuru Part 3 (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama romance sports film based on the manga series Chihayafuru by Yuki Suetsugu, as the third and final installment in Chihayafuru trilogy. Story takes place 2 years after “Chihayafuru Part 2” and Chihaya (Suzu Hirose) is now a high school senior. Chihayafuru has won 2 Manga Taishō (annual Japanese manga award) in 2009.

Chihayafuru Part 3 (2018) is produced by Robot, and distributed by Toho. Directed by Norihiro Koizumi, with Yuki Suetsugu and Norihiro Koizumi was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Suzu Hirose, Shūhei Nomura, Mackenyu Arata, Mone Kamishiraishi, Yūma Yamoto, Yūki Morinaga, Hiroya Shimizu, Mayu Matsuoka, Miyuki Matsuda, and Jun Kunimura. The film premiere(d) in Japan on March 17, 2018.

21.03.2018-JP| Laughing Under the Clouds (Donten ni warau)

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Donten ni warau

Laughing Under the Clouds (2018) is a Japanese live-action adventure fantasy historical film based on the manga series Donten ni Warau by Karakara-Kemuri, set after the Meiji Restoration in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, lives the Kumo family, who succeeds the Kumo shrine, have 3 sons. The eldest son is Tenka ( Sota Fukushi), the second is Soramaru and the youngest Chutaro. The 3 brothers attempt to block the power of Orochi. Is a giant snake with enormous power. The giant snake revives once every 300 years and brings disaster to the people. This year is the year of Orochi’s revival.

Meanwhile, special forces Yamainu try to seal again the power of Orochi to bring peace to Japan, but the ninja group “Anyaku” from the Fuma clan begin their move to gain the power of Orochi to overthrow the government. Surrounding the Orochi’s revival a three-way battle takes place between the brothers, special forces Yamainu and ninja group Anyaku from Fuma clan.

Laughing Under the Clouds (2018) is produced by At Movie; Shochiku Company; Shochiku Studio Co., and distributed by Shochiku Company (Japan). Directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro, with Kemuri Karakara and Yûya Takahashi was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Sota Fukushi, Yuma Nakayama, Yuki Furukawa, Ren Kiriyama, Shunsuke Daito, Yuta Koseki, Tomohiro Ichikawa, Masaki Kaji, and Kirato Wakayama. The film premiere(d) in Japan on March 21, 2018.

31.03.2018-JP| Honey

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Honey

Honey (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama romance film based on the manga series “Honey” by Amu Meguro, tells Nao Kogure (Yuna Taira), a shy and cute high school student. One day, Taiga Onise (Sho Hirano) asks her “would you like to date with me on the promise that we will get married?” Nao Kogure is unable to turn down his proposal, because she is scared of him. Taiga has red hair and piercing eyes. His appearance gives off the impression that he is a bad boy, but he is actually considerate to others and good at cooking. After getting to know Taiga Onise, Nao Kogure begins to have feelings for him.

Honey (2018) is distributed by Toei; Showgate, and directed by Koji Shintoku, with Amu Meguro was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Sho Hirano, Yuna Taira, Ryusei Yokohama, Kaho Mizutani, Nana Asakawa, Gaku Sano, Asami Usuda, Shinobu Nakayama, Yu Takahashi, and Tadashi Sakata. The film premiere(d) in Japan on March 31, 2018.

*.04.2018-JP| Crayon Shin-chan: Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~ (Kureyon Shinchan: Bakumori! Kanfū Bōizu ~Rāmen Tairan~)

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Kureyon Shinchan: Bakumori! Kanfū Bōizu ~Rāmen Tairan~

Crayon Shin-chan: Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~ (2018) is a Japanese action comedy drama Sci-fi film based on the manga series Crayon Shin-chan written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui, depictured Shin-chan all set to challenge Kung Fu in the Chinatown of Kasukabe city, known as “Aiyā Town”. Shinnosuke and Kasukabe Defence Group are going to put up a totally no-stunt Kung Fu challenge on the stage. It is the 26th film of the popular comedy manga and anime series Crayon Shin-chan.

Crayon Shin-chan: Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~ (2018) is produced by Shin-Ei Animation; TV Asahi; ADK; Futabasha, and distributed by Toho. Directed by Wataru Takahashi, with Kimiko Ueno and Yoshito Usui was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Akiko Yajima and Miki Narahashi. The film premiere(d) in Japan on April 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Bleach

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Bleach

Bleach (2018) is a Japanese action adventure animation mystery Sci-Fi film based on the manga series of the same name by Tite Kubo, tells about Ichigo Kurosaki is a High School student, living in Karakura town. He is able to see ghost, as well as hollows. Later he meet up with Kuchiki Rukia, a death god in Japan later he found out himself he is a death god as well. Ichigo Kurosaki now with the power are able to protect the Karakura town from hollows. As the creator of “Bleach”, the only thing worried by Tite Kubo is Ichigo’s orange hair color, which he thinks strange to the Japanese.

Ichigo Kurosaki (Sota Fukushi) sees the Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki – who came to eradicate evil spirits. At first Ichigo does not believe Rukia, but he becomes to believe that he is being attacked by the evil spirit Hollow – who consumes the human spirit. Ichigo tries to protect his family from Hollow, but he is far to weark. And Rukia tries to protect Ichigo, but is injured. Under this desperate situation, Rukia transfers half of her powers to Ichigo as a last resort. Ichigo is able to eradicate Horou, but Ichigo absorbs more power than planned and Rukia becomes trapped in a human body. Rukia asks Ichigo to replace her as a Soul Reaper until her power is restored. Ichigo agrees. One day, Ichigo’s classmate Uryu Ishida contends for victory. Due to this, Hollows appear in the Karakuchi town.

Bleach (2018) is distributed by Warner Bros.. Directed by Shinsuke Sato, with Tite Kubo was applies as writer(s). Cast for the main characters in the film include(s): Sôta Fukushi. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Inuyashiki

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Inuyashiki

Inuyashiki (2018) is a Japanese Sci-fi thriller film based on the manga series of the same name by Hiroya Oku, tells about Inuyashiki Ichirou who down on his luck. A 58-year-old with his geriatric looks, often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he’s constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he’s done to support them.

On top of everything else, doctor has revealed that he has cancer and it appears that he has little time left in this world. But just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichirou stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there’s something… something different about himself.

He discovers that he is now a cyborg with incredible powers. He decides to use his powers to help those in need. These new changes and strange are just what Ichirou needs to take a new lease on life and now it seems like there’s nothing to stop him from being a hero worthy of the respect that he never had before. Unless, that is, there was someone else out there with these same.

He’s Hiro Shishigami (Takeru Satoh), a high school student. He was also involved in the same explosion and has gained the same the powers as Ichiro Inuyashiki. Hiro Shishigami decides to use his power to kill off all those who are hostile to him. Ichiro Inuyashiki attempts to save Japan from Ichiro Inuyashiki.

Inuyashiki (2018) is directed by Shinsuke Sato, with Hiroya Oku was applies as writer(s). Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Noritake Kinashi, Takeru Satoh, Kanata Hongo, Fumi Nikaido, Ayaka Miyoshi, Nayuta Fukuzaki, Mari Hamada, Yuki Saito, and Yusuke Iseya. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Kasane (2018)

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Kasane

Kasane (2018) is a Japanese action drama fantasy mystery thriller film based on the manga series of the same name by Daruma Matsuura, about Kasane, an ugly girl who is severely bullied by her classmates because of her appearance; making things worse, Kasane’s mother was a beautiful actress to whom Kasane is a dark contrast, even though she is as talented as her mother. Kasane has excellent acting skills as well, but she is not attractive. She has a hard time due to her unattractiveness.

However, one day Kasane’s mother dies and leaves her a tube of lipstick, which Kasane finds is magical: if she applies the lipstick and kisses someone, she takes that person’s face. Then, Kasane makes a deal with Nina Tanzawa, a beautiful lady who wants to be an actress but isn’t talented enough. Kasane finds success and appreciation as Nina, but Nina eventually wants to be recognized for herself. How long can Kasane continue her act, and how desperate will she become to keep her success?

Kasane (2018) is directed by Yûichi Satô, with Toshikazu Uehara as producer(s). Meanwhile, Daruma Matsuura and Tsutomu Kuroiwa was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Tao Tsuchiya and Kyoko Yoshine. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Marmalade Boy (Mamaredo Boi)

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Mamaredo Boi

Marmalade Boy (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama romantic film based on the manga series of the same name by Wataru Yoshizumi about Miki (Hinako Sakurai), a high school student. One day, her parents tell her that they are going to divorce and swap partners with the Matsuuras, a couple they met on a trip to Hawaii. Miki’s parents also tell her that the Matsuura couple have a son named Yuu (Ryo Yoshizawa). They will all live together in the same house. After that, the two families begin to live together and Miki becomes attracted to Yuu. He does not talk much, but is kind person.

Marmalade Boy (2018) is produced by Plus D, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Directed by Ryūichi Hiroki, with Wataru Yoshizumi and Taeko Asano was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Hinako Sakurai and Ryô Yoshizawa. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| My Little Monster (Tonari no kaibutsu kun)

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Tonari no kaibutsu kun

My Little Monster (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama romance film based on the manga series of the same name by Robico, tells Haru Yoshida is a high school student who viewed as a problem child with an unpredictable behavior. He also doesn’t have any friends. Shizuku Mizutani is a high school student who studies too much. She is cold and also doesn’t have any friends. Haru Yoshida and Shizuku Mizutani sit next to each other in a classroom. A small thing causes Haru Yoshida to have feelings for Shizuku Mizutani. He confesses to her about how he feels.

My Little Monster (2018) is produced by Toho Pictures, and distributed by Toho Company. Directed by Shô Tsukikawa, with Robico and Arisa Kaneko was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Masaki Suda and Tao Tsuchiya. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Rainbow Days (Nijiiro Deizu)

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Nijiiro Deizu

Rainbow Days (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama musical romance film based on the manga series of the same name by Minami Mizuno, tells a group of high school students. They are very close friends, even though they have different personalities and hobbies. Their days are spent happily and vibrantly. Natsuki Hashiba gets a crush on female high school student Anna Kobayakawa and their daily lives begin to change. They are Natsuki Hashiba (Reo Sano), Tomoya Matsunaga (Taishi Nakagawa), Tsuyoshi Naoe (Mahiro Takasugi) and Keiichi Katakura (Ryusei Yokohama).

Rainbow Days (2018) is produced by Shochiku Company, and distributed by Shochiku Company (Japan). Directed by Ken Iizuka, with Minami Mizuno, Rika Nezu, and Ken Iizuka was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Reo Sano, Taishi Nakagawa, Mahiro Takasugi, and Ryusei Yokohama. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| 3D Kanojo Real Girl (3D Kanojo Riaru Garu)

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3D Kanojo Riaru Garu

3D Kanojo Real Girl (2018) is a Japanese drama comedy romance film based on the manga series of the same name by Mao Nanami, tells Hikaru Tsutsui (Hayato Sano), a high school student, who enjoys animation and video games in the virtual world, but he doesn’t enjoy his real life. People at his school don’t even know he exists. One day, he cleans up the pool at his school with beautiful Iroha Ikarashi (Ayami Nakajo). Iroha Ikarashi approaches Hikaru Tsutsui and confesses that she likes him.

3D Kanojo Real Girl (2018) is distributed by Warner Bros.. Directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa, with Mao Nanami was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Ayami Nakajo and Hayato Sano. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Anoko no Toriko

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Anoko no Toriko

Anoko no Toriko (2018) is a Japanese drama comedy film based on the manga series of the same name by Yuki Shiraishi, about Yori Suzuki (Ryo Yoshizawa), Shizuku Tachibana (Yuko Araki) and Subaru Tojo (Yosuke Sugino) who had been friends when they were children. They promised that they would all become stars, but they moved away.

Now, Yori Suzuki is a high school student. He looks rather plain with glasses, but Shizuku Tachibana is a popular model and Subaru Tojo is a popular actor. Yori Suzuki decides to pursue his dream. He also has feelings for Shizuku Tachibana and transfers to the high school where she attends. Yori and Shizuku meet again. Yori becomes an assistant for Shizuku on her CM shootings. He happens to appear in a CM and gains popularity as the “mysterious boy.”

Meanwhile, Shizuku Tachibana and Subaru Tojo are cast for a stage performance. When the curtain drops after their successful first performance, Subaru Tojo confesses his feelings to Shizuku Tachibana. Yori Suzuki also overhears his words.

Anoko no Toriko (2018) is distributed by Showgate, and directed by Ryô Miyawaki, with Yuki Shiraishi and Taeko Asano was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include(s): Ryo Yoshizawa, Yuko Araki, and Yosuke Sugino. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Hard Core (Hado Koa)

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Hado Koa

Hard Core (2018) is a Japanese drama mystery film based on the manga series Hado Koa Heisei Jigoku Burazazu by Takashi Imashiro, tells about Ukon Gondo (Takayuki Yamada), who does not get along well with people. He digs for gold deep in the mountains in Gunma Prefecture. The only person he is friendly with is fellow gold miner Ushiyama (YosiYosi Arakawa). Ukon and Ushiyama began to work together by the arrangement of a mysterious person. Ukon’s younger brother Sakon (Takeru Satoh) works at a trading company. Sakon worries about his older brother, but he also envies a little bit his carefree lifestyle. One day, Ukon and Ushiyama find an old robot at an abandoned factory where Ushiyama lives. Sakon looks at the old robot and discovers the robot is able to perform remarkably well.

Hard Core (2018) is directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita, with Takayuki Yamada as producer. Meanwhile, Takashi Imashiro was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Takayuki Yamada, Takeru Satoh, and YosiYosi Arakawa. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Perfect World (Pafekuto Warudo)

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Pafekuto Warudo

Perfect World (2018) is a Japanese romance film based on the manga series of the same title by Rie Aruga, tells Tsugumi Kawana (Hana Sugisaki), who works at an interior design company. She happens to meet her first love Itsuki Ayukawa (Takanori Iwata) from her high school days. He is now an architect and now in a wheelchair because of an accident.

Perfect World (2018) is directed by Kenji Shibayama, with Rie Aruga was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Takanori Iwata and Hana Sugisaki. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Ui Love (Ui Rabu; First Love)

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Ui Rabu; First Love

Ui Love (2018) is a Japanese drama film based on the manga series Ui Rabu -Uiuishii Koi no Ohanashi- by Yukimo Hoshimori, tells about Rin (Sho Hirano), Yuu (Hinako Sakurai), Koyomi (Tina Tamashiro) and Keita (Hayato Isomura), are friends at high school. They all live in the same apartment building. Rin and Yuu like each other, but they don’t tell each other how they feel. To hide his feelings for Yuu, Rin often makes biting remarks to her. Yuu doesn’t know that Rin likes her and she isn’t confident enough to tell him her feelings. Kazuma (Kentaro) then appears in front of them.

Ui Love (2018) is directed by Yuichi Sato, with Yukimo Hoshimori and Natsuko Takahashi was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Sho Hirano, Hinako Sakurai, Tina Tamashiro, Hayato Isomura, and Kentaro. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.