2018 Best Japanese Thriller Movies – Including “Inuyashiki” Takeru Satoh
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.
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)
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| Laplace’s Witch (Rapurasu no majo)
Laplace’s Witch (2018) is a Japanese drama mystery thriller film based on the novel Rapurasu no Majo by Keigo Higashino, tells about two people are poisoned to death by hydrogen sulfide at hot springs located in different regions. The police ask Professor Shusuke Aoe (Sho Sakurai), who is a geochemist, to determine whether the deaths were caused by freak accidents or were murders. While investigating the cases, Shusuke Aoe comes across Madoka Uhara (Suzu Hirose). She guesses correctly that a natural phenomenon will take place. The police begin to suspect Madoka might be related to the deaths and a 3rd case takes place.
Laplace’s Witch (2018) is produced by Oriental Light and Magic (OLM); Rakueisha; Toho Pictures, and distributed by Toho Company (Japan). Directed by Takashi Miike, with Keigo Higashino and Hiroyuki Yatsu was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Sho Sakurai, Suzu Hirose, Sota Fukushi, Tao, Masanobu Takashima, Mirai Shida, Eriko Sato, Rei Dan, Hiroshi Tamaki, Lily Franky, and Etsushi Toyokawa. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.