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Those Years, We Went After You (Ano Koro, Kimi wo Oikaketa)

2018 Japanese Movies! Upcoming Films Released of the Year

Ano Koro, Kimi wo Oikaketa

Those Years, We Went After You (2019) is a Japanese drama musical romance film based on the novel Na Xie Nian, Wo Men Yi Qi Zhui De Nu Hai by Giddens Ko, tells about Kosuke Mizushima (Yuki Yamada), a high school student at a provincial city and enjoys a comfortable life. One day, due to Kosuke Mizushima’s excessive joke, his class is interrupted. The teacher gets upset and makes model student Mai Hayase (Asuka Saito) keep an eye on Kosuke Mizushima. Kosuke Mizushima and his 4 friends all had crushes on Mai when they were in middle school. Due to a small incident, Kosuke Mizushima and Mai Hayase get close. The film was also becomes a remake of the 2011 Taiwan Movies You Are the Apple of My Eye (Na Xie Nian, Wo Men Yi Qi Zhui De Nu Hai) which is directed by Giddens Ko itself.

Those Years, We Went After You (2019) is directed by Yasuo Hasegawa, with Giddens Ko and Kenzaburo Iida was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Yuki Yamada, Asuka Saito, Honoka Matsumoto, Takara Sakumoto, Naoki Kunishima, and Keisuke Nakata. The film premiere(d) in Japan in 2019.

Rainbow Days (Nijiiro Deizu)

2018 Japanese Movies! Upcoming Films Released of the Year

Nijiiro Deizu

Rainbow Days (2019) 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 (2019) 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 in 2019.

You Tachi Happy Eigaban Himawari

2018 Japanese Movies! Upcoming Films Released of the Year

You Tachi Happy Eigaban Himawari

You Tachi Happy Eigaban Himawari (2019) is a Japanese drama film, exposes two female high school students who live in Nasukarasuyama, Japan. They help out a local community FM station. The radio station has been set up to help revive the town. Natsuo (Shunsuke Daito) and Ryuji (Takara Sakumoto) came to Nasukarasuyama to run the radio station. They are looking for local material for their program. They learn that the local festival “Yamaage Matsuri” has difficulties in being held. The 2 female high school students struggle to solve the situation.

You Tachi Happy Eigaban Himawari (2019) is directed by Toru Sugimoto, with Tatsuya Kanazawa was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Shunsuke Daito, Takara Sakumoto, Tokuma Nishioka, and Narumi Kuranoo. The film premiere(d) in Japan in 2019.

Hard Core (Hado Koa)

2018 Japanese Movies! Upcoming Films Released of the Year

Hado Koa

Hard Core (2019) 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 (2019) 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 in 2019.

Call Boy (Shônen)

2018 Japanese Movies! Upcoming Films Released of the Year

Shônen

Call Boy (2019) is a Japanese drama comedy based on the novel of the same name by Ira Ishida that tells about Ryo Morinaka (Tori Matsuzaka), a university student who works part-time at a bar. He is bored with his daily life and exists in a state of torpor. One day, his friend Shinya Tajima brings the owner of a host bar over to the place where Ryo Morinaka works. Shizuka Mido is the owner of the host bar. Soon, Ryo Morinaka begins to work for Shizuka Mido at the members only host bar. He feels embarrassment initially, but he fulfills the desires of women and develops a sense of purpose.

Call Boy (2019) is produced by Fuji Television Network; Kyodo Television, and distributed by Toho Company (Japan). Directed by Daisuke Miura, with Ira Ishida and Tsutomu Kuroiwa was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Tori Matsuzaka. The film premiere(d) in Japan in 2019.

Ikiru Machi

2018 Japanese Movies! Upcoming Films Released of the Year

Ikiru Machi

Ikiru Machi (2019) is a Japanese drama film that tells about Chieko Sato (Mari Natsuki), lives in the seaside town of Ishinomaki where she was born and raised. She has lived a happy life with her fisherman husband and 2 children. Her life changed after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Her husband has not come back since that day and the lives of her two children have been damaged. Do-Hyun (Lee Jong-Hyun) once lived in Ishinomaki, but he went back to South Korea. He returns to the seaside town and tells Chieko Sato something about her husband that she did not know.

Ikiru Machi (2019) is distributed by ARK Entertainment; Uzumasa, and directed by Hideo Sakaki. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Mari Natsuki and Lee Jong-Hyun. The film premiere(d) in Japan in 2019.

The World’s Longest Photograph (Sekai de Ichiban Nagi Shashin)

2018 Japanese Movies! Upcoming Films Released of the Year

Sekai de Ichiban Nagi Shashin

The World’s Longest Photograph (2019) is a Japanese drama film based on the novel Sekai de Ichiban Nagi Shashin by Tetsuya Honda, tells Hironobu (Mahiro Takasugi) who goes through his boring days aimlessly.

Until he finds a camera at a recycle shop which is owned by his grandfather. The camera is able to take the longest panoramic photo. Hironobu’s life soon changes.

The World’s Longest Photograph (2019) is distributed by Starcat; Canter, and directed by Shogo Kusano, with Tetsuya Honda was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Mahiro Takasugi and Rina Takeda. The film premiere(d) in Japan in 2019.

Love X Doc

2018 Japanese Movies! Upcoming Films Released of the Year

Love X Doc

Love X Doc (2019) is a Japanese drama comedy film that tells about lives a 40-year-old pastry chef who runs a sweets store named Asuka Goda (Yo Yoshida). She works with pastry chef Seiya Hanada (Shuhei Nomura), who is younger than her, and Kenichi Gonda (Atsushi Shinohara), who wants to become a pastry chef. One day, Seiya Hanada confesses to Asuka Goda about his feelings for her. Her situation brings back bad memories to what happened 5 years earlier. At that time, Asuka Goda was in an affair with store owner Junji Awai (Kotaro Yoshida) and also in a relationship with gym trainer Shunsuke Nomura (Hiroshi Tamaki).

Love X Doc (2019) is directed by Osamu Suzuki, with Masako Yamada as producer. Meanwhile, Osamu Suzuki was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Yo Yoshida, Shuhei Nomura, Atsushi Shinohara, Kotaro Yoshida, and Hiroshi Tamaki. The film premiere(d) in Japan in 2019.

Run Through Sea (Umi wo kakeru)

2018 Japanese Movies! Upcoming Films Released of the Year

Umi wo kakeru

Run Through Sea (2019) is a Japanese-Indonesian drama film that tells about an Indonesian town by the sea has been ruined by war and tsunami. A man is found on the coast there by Atsuko (Mayu Tsuruta) and her son Takashi (Taiga). They are working in disaster recovery. The man speaks poor Japanese and Indonesian. They name him Rau which means sea in Indonesian and protect him. Soon, Rau is connected with many miraculous cases.

Run Through Sea (2019) is distributed by Tokyo Theatres, directed and written by Kôji Fukada. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Dean Fujioka, Mayu Tsuruta, Taiga, and Junko Abe. The film premiere(d) in Japan in 2019.