7 Best Japanese Live-Action Movies of 2018! Including Bleach and Over Drive
We know you love the Japanese action movies, and it’s true. How do we know? It’s because you’re here. Therefore, here we recommend the Japanese Action movies that you should watch in 2018. Starting from the Kôji Shiraishi’s movie “Impossibility Defense,” “Bleach” distributed by Warner Bros., and “Over Drive” starring by Masahiro Higashide, Mackenyu Arata, Aoi Morikawa, Takumi Kitamura, Keita Machida, and Kotaro Yoshida.
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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 directed 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.
03.03.2018-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.
21.03.2018-JP| Laughing Under the Clouds (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.
*.04.2018-JP| Crayon Shin-chan: Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~ (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.
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| Kasane (2018)
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| Over Drive
Over Drive (2018) is a Japanese action film the tells about a talented young drivers who hope to advance to the WRC (World Rally Championship), at the SCRS (Seiko Cup Rally Series). Atsuhiro Hiyama (Masahiro Higashide) is the chief mechanic and an engineer at Supika Racing Factory. He is well regarded by his peers. His younger brother is Naozumi (Mackenyu Arata). He is an extremely gifted driver for Supika Racing Factory, but he is also a troublemaker. They continually argue because of Naozumi’s reckless racing style, and one day, Hikaru Endo (Aoi Morikawa) becomes his manager.
Over Drive (2018) is produced by Robot Communications, and distributed by Toho. Directed by Eiichirô Hasumi, with Sayaka Kuwamura was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Masahiro Higashide, Mackenyu Arata, Aoi Morikawa, Takumi Kitamura, Keita Machida, and Kotaro Yoshida. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.