… and here are 8 Japanese movies recommendations that will be released in May 2019. Without unnecessary words, the films are (1) Kakegurui The Movie – Compulsive Gambler, (2) Cheer Boys!! (Chia danshi!!), (3) Eiga: Toshimaen, (4) Hikinige: Saikô no saiaku na hi, (5) Inemuri Iwane, (6) The Confidence Man JP: The Movie, (7) Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa (Say What Our Butlers Said), (8) Parallel World Love Story. And you need to read the summary of the story before you say that it’s not good!
Eiga: Toshimaen is Japanese Drama Horror movie, set in a popular and historic entertainment venue “Toshiman”. The film tells the story of Otaku girls who always record pictures and videos on their mobile phones. This group is led by Hiroki Tsujimoto (Kitahara Riyuhide). Under a variety of activities that show changes from happy everyday life to creating interfere conditions, with the strange feelings they experience. It also illustrates the patterns of the girls in thinking carefully, amidst pleasant memories and shocking truths that will be revealed.
Eiga: Toshimaen is produced and distributed by Toei Video Company. Directed by Hiroshi Takahashi , with Hidetomo Sugaya as producer. Meanwhile, Hiroshi Takahashi was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Rie Kitahara, Fujiko Kojima, Nana Asakawa, Ruka Matsuda, Nari Saito, and Arisa Komiya. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May 2019.
Kakegurui The Movie – Compulsive Gambler
Kakegurui The Movie – Compulsive Gambler is Japanese Action Crime Drama Gambling movie adaptation of a manga series of the same name by Homura Kawamoto, first published 2014 in magazine Gekkan Gangan Joker. This film will take place at Hyakkaou Private Academy, a prestigious institution for the privileged, which was first established on 122 years ago. The students there are ranked by their gambling winnings. The winners receive everything including fame and fortune. The winners also dominates the losers.
One day, female transfer student named Yumeko Jabami (Minami Hamabe) arrives there. Yumeko Jabami has a pretty appearance, but she is a gambling maniac who loves high stakes.
Kakegurui The Movie – Compulsive Gambler is produced by Summit Entertainment, Dub, Inc., EuropaCorp, TF1 Films Production, and distributed by GAGA Pictures (Japan). Directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa, with Homura Kawamoto, Toru Naomura, Minato Takano, and Tsutomu Hanabusa was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Minami Hamabe, Mahiro Takasugi, Aoi Morikawa, Ruka Matsuda, Yurika Nakamura, and Mito Natsume. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May, 2019.
Cheer Boys!! (Chia danshi!!)
Cheer Boys!! is Japanese Comedy drama Musical Sports movie adaptation of the Ryo Asai’s novel of the same name published on October 5, 2010 by Shueisha. The story follows Haruki Bando (Ryusei Yokohama), a first grade university student. He has been doing judo since he was little, but an injury causes him quit the sport. His childhood friend Kazuma Hashimoto (Masaki Nakao) also quit judo and asks Haruki Bando to form cheerleading group “Breakers” with him.
Disheartened with judo, Haruki with Kazuma Hashimot finally tried to create “BREAKERS”, an unprecedented boys’ cheerleading team. Those that came to join all were very characteristic in nature: argumentative Mizoguchi, voracious Ton, frivolous Kansai boys Gen and Soichiro, and Sho, who has cheerleading experience.
Cheer Boys!! is distributed by Bandai Visual and Pony Canyon. Directed by Hiroki Kazama, with Ryo Asai and Yuichi Toyone was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Ryusei Yokohama, Masaki Nakao, Kodai Asaka, Toshiki Seto, Shogo Iwaya, and Ken Sugawara. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May, 2019.
Hikinige: Saikô no saiaku na hi
Hikinige: Saikô no saiaku na hi is Japanese Drama movie tells of Shuichi (Masei Nakayama) who is engaged to Sanae (Ryoko Kobayashi) and will marry soon. One day, Shuichi is driving a car and his friend Teru (Hoshi Ishida) sits as a passenger. He is speeding because he is late for a meeting about his upcoming wedding ceremony.
On the way there, he hits a woman and flees. The woman dies later and her parents Hikaru Tokiyama (Yutaka Mizutani) and Chizuko Tokiyama (Fumi Dan) are grief stricken. Veteran detective Kozaburo Yanagi (Ittoku Kishibe) and rookie detective Shun Maeda (Katsuya Maiguma) investigate the hit-and-run case.
Hikinige: Saikô no saiaku na hi is distributed by Toei Company (Japan). Directed and written by Yutaka Mizutani. Meanwhile, Yutaka Mizutani was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Masei Nakayama, Hoshi Ishida, Ryoko Kobayashi, Katsuya Maiguma, Yutaka Mizutani, and Fumi Dan. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May 10, 2019.
Inemuri Iwane is Japanese Action Drama Historical movie based on Yasuhide Saeki’s novel series “Inemuri Iwane Edo Zoshi” published from 2002 to 2016 by Futaba Bunko. Previously this novel had been adapted into a TV series titled Kagero no Tsuji, consisted of 3 series series and aired from 2007 – 2009 by NHK. The story revolves around of Iwane Sakazaki (Tori Matsuzaka) who has two childhood friends: Kinpei Kobayashi (Tasuku Emoto) and Shinnosuke Kawade (Yosuke Sugino).
They received training at the same dojo. Kinpei Kobayashi’s younger sister Mai is married to Shinnosuke Kawade. Also Iwane Sakazaki will marry Nao (Kyoko Yoshine) who is the younger sister of Kinpei Kobayashi and Mai. The three friends are like brothers.
Shinnosuke Kawade then hears a rumor that his wife Mai is having an affair and he kills her. Kinpei Kobayashi becomes enraged that his younger sister is murdered and kills Shinnosuke Kawade. To punish Kinpei Kobayashi, Iwane Sakazaki is ordered to kill his friend.
Inemuri Iwane is distributed by Shochiku (Japan). Directed by Katsuhide Motoki, with Fujimoto was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Tori Matsuzaka, Fumino Kimura, Kyoko Yoshine, Tasuku Emoto, Yosuke Sugino, and Kuranosuke Sasaki. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May 17, 2019.
The Confidence Man JP: The Movie
The Confidence Man JP: The Movie is Japanese Action Comedy Crime Drama movie as a sequel of 2018’s Fuji TV television series The Confidence Man JP. The film’s story is centered on Dako (Masami Nagasawa), Boku-chan (Masahiro Higashide) and Richard (Fumiyo Kohinata) who take a huge amount of money from people who are greedy in Hong Kong.
The Confidence Man JP: The Movie is distributed by Toho. Directed by Ryo Tanaka, with Ryota Kosawa was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Masami Nagasawa, Masahiro Higashide, Shinya Kote, and Fumiyo Kohinata. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May 17, 2019.
Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa (Say What Our Butlers Said)
Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa is Japanese Comedy Drama Historical movie based on the Shiina Takasato’s novel series of the same name, first published on March 25, 2014 by Kadokawa Bunko. The film’s story is centered on Kaei (Ren Nagase), a successor to the prestigious Karasuma family. After studying in the U.K., he returns to Japan. But instead he had to face the strange young man called Soma Kisaragi, who is now Kaei’s new butler. With the help of Soma Kisaragi, Kaei protects his family from a conspiracy.
Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa is distributed by Toei. Directed by Shinji Kuma, with Shiina Takasato and Takeshi Aoshima was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Ren Nagase, Sho Kiyohara, Yuta Jinguji, Mio Yuki, Kamio Fuju, and Toshihiro Yashiba. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May 17, 2019.
Parallel World Love Story
Parallel World Love Story is Japanese Drama Romance movie based on Keigo Higashino’s novel with the same name published 1995 by Chuokoron-Shinsha. The story revolves around the lives of Takashi Tsurug (Yuta Tamamori) and Tomohiko Miwa (Shota Sometani).
“A world” – Takashi Tsurug (Yuta Tamamori) and Tomohiko Miwa (Shota sometani) are close friends. After graduating from a university, they begin work at a company which does brain research. One day, Tomohiko introduces Mayuko Tsuno (Riho Yoshioka) as his girlfriend. Takashi is stunned. When he was a university student, Takashi saw Mayuko Tsuno everyday on the train opposite from the one he rode. He became attracted to her back then.
“B world” – When Takashi Tsurug wakes up, his girlfriend Mayuko Tsuno makes breakfast as usual at his apartment. His friend Tomohiko Miwa introduced him to Mayuko and they have lived happily as a couple. Everything seems to be going smoothly, but Takashi begins to have doubts. Tomohiko, who worked with him at the same company, disappears and he can’t discern if his memory is real or imaginary.
Parallel World Love Story is distributed by Shochiku (Jepang). Directed by Yoshitaka Mori, with Keigo Higashino and Lion Hitoshizuku was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Yuta Tamamori, Riho Yoshioka, Shota Sometani, Michitaka Tsutsui, Mimura, Hiroya Shimizu, and Ron Mizuma. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May 31, 2019.