48 Anticipated Japanese Movie of 2018! Start From “Itô kun A to E” to Unscheduled Film
Japanese is well famous for its movies, which are not only liked by local people, but also by many fans from all over the world. As the last year, japanese in 2018 is also still produces their movies in many genres like action, drama, romance and so on, may becomes popular movies in this year. Here are some their works to be releases in 2018:
12.01.2018-JP| Itô kun A to E
Itô kun A to E (2018) is a Japanese drama comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Asako Yuzuki, is about Seijiro Ito (Masaki Okada) who possesses good looks, but also has an overinflated ego. He gets involved with five different women. Rio Yazaki (Fumino Kimura) is one of the women involved with Seijiro Ito. She wants to revive her career as a screenwriter, by using other people’s unhappiness.
Itô kun A to E (2018) is distributed by Showgate, directed by Ryuichi Hiroki, with Kei Haruna as producer. Meanwhile, Asako Yuzuki and Kôhei Kiyasu was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Masaki Okada, Fumino Kimura, Nozomi Sasaki, Mirai Shida, Elaiza Ikeda, Kaho, Kei Tanaka, and Tomoya Nakamura. The film premiere(d) in Japan on January 12, 2018.
20.01.2018-JP| Woman Who Loves Lie (Uso wo Aisuru Onna)
Woman Who Loves Lie (2018) is a Japanese drama mystery film that tells about Yukari Kawahara (Masami Nagasawa) who works at a drink manufacturer. She works hard and achieves recognition for her work. Yukari Kawahara is dating research doctor Kippei Koide (Issei Takahashi). They have lived together for 5 years. One day, Kippei Koide collapses from a brain hemorrhage. Yukari Kawahara soon learns that everything she knew about her boyfriend was a lie. She hires private detective Takumi Kaibara (Kotaro Yoshida) to investigate Kippei Koide.
Woman Who Loves Lie (2018) is produced by Robot Communications, and distributed by Toho Company (Japan). Directed by Kazuhito Nakae, with Koichi Murakami as producers. Meanwhile, Nozomi Kondo and Kazuhito Nakae was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Masami Nagasawa, Issei Takahashi, Kotaro Yoshida, Daigo, Rina Kawaei, and Hitomi Kuroki. The film premiere(d) in Japan on January 20, 2018.
27.01.2018-JP| The Crimes That Bind (Inori no Maku ga Oriru Toki)
The Crimes That Bind (2018) is a Japanese crime mystery film based on the novel Inori no Maku ga Oriru Toki by Keigo Higashino, tells about Michiko Oshitani, who lived in Shiga Prefecture, is found dead at an apartment in Tokyo. She was strangled to death. Mutsuo Koshikawa is the owner of the apartment and he goes missing. Detectives including Yuhei Matsumiya (Junpei Mizobata), who is a cousin of Detective Kyoichiro Kaga (Hiroshi Abe), have difficulties in solving the case. They can’t find a connection between Michiko Oshitani and Mutsuo Koshikawa.
They soon learn that Michiko Oshitani came to Tokyo to visit Hiromi Asai (Nanako Matsushima). They graduated from the same school, but there isn’t a connection between Hiromi Asai and Mutsuo Koshikawa. Detective Yuhei Matsumiya finds something near Michiko Oshitani’s body. That something has the names of 12 bridges surrounding the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo. Detective Kyoichiro Kaga learns of the clue and becomes agitated. There’s a connection with his late mother.
The Crimes That Bind (2018) is distributed by Toho, and directed by Katsuo Fukuzawa, with Keigo Higashino was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Hiroshi Abe, Nanako Matsushima, Junpei Mizobata, Rena Tanaka, Midoriko Kimura, Setsuko Karasuma, Shota Shunputei and Takuma Otoo. The film premiere(d) in Japan on January 27, 2018.
01.02.2018-JP| Impossibility Defense (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)
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.
10.02.2018-JP| Spiritual Bolsheviki (Reiteki Borisheviki)
Spiritual Bolsheviki (2018) is a Japanese horror film that tells about 7 men and women who gather in a warehouse room with a microphone connected to a reel-to-reel tape recorder. They all have experience in contacting the afterlife. Yukiko (Hanae Kan) is one of the people there. When she was young, she went missing. Due to powerful spiritual energy, digital devices do not work there. Recording on the analog tape recorder, the forbidden spiritual experiment begins.
Spiritual Bolsheviki (2018) is directed written by Hiroshi Takahashi. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Hanae Kan, Yuuki Tomoyama, Yoko Chousokabe, Kousuke Takaki, Emina Kondo, Asako Minamitani, and Yozaburo Ito. The film premiere(d) in Japan on February 10, 2018.
24.02.2018-JP| Does The Flower Bloom (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)
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.
*.02.2018-JP| Tonight, At Romance Theater (Kon’ya Romance Gekijô De)
Tonight, At Romance Theater (2018) is a Japanese romance film that exposes a young aspiring movie director Kenji (Kentaro Sakaguchi). He falls in love with Princess Miyuki (Haruka Ayase) who came from a black‐and‐white movie.
Tonight, At Romance Theater (2018) is produced by Filmmakers, and distributed by Warner Bros. (Japan); Fuji Television Network (Japan TV). Directed by Hideki Takeuchi, with Keisuke Uyama was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Haruka Ayase, Kentaro Sakaguchi, Tsubasa Honda, Kazuki Kitamura, Akiyoshi Nakao, Akira Emoto, Anna Ishibashi, and Go Kato. The film premiere(d) in Japan on February, 2018.
03.03.2018-JP| 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.