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Hentai Kamen Abnormal Crisis released in theaters, first film to be shown on terrestrial TV


Hentai Kamen Abnormal Crisis was released in theaters this week and for those who missed the previous 2013 film, it will be shown on television in April-May 2016.

New Terraformars movie trailer released


As hype grows in Japan for the upcoming Terraformars film to be released in Japan on April 29th, a new trailer was released today:

“Fatal Fury” film project up on Kickstarter


A Kickstarter project is now receiving a lot of hype thanks to its inspiration of the popular fighting video game “Fatal Fury”.

Time Window Studio is hoping to bring a live action film titled “Embers”.

The project is hoping to raise $10,000 and has received $1,098 as of today with 22 days to go.

For more information, please visit the official website.

Meanwhile, for those of us who grew up playing “Fatal Fury” (especially “King of Fighters”), who can forget the anime series or the old Neo Geo commercials?

Otome video game “Hakuoki SSL ~ sweet school life~ THE MOVIE” makes its debut in Japan


Otome videogame “Hakuoki SSL ~sweet school life~” has received a live-movie adaptation and debuted at the Cinemart in Shinjuku on February 6th.

For the debut, the cast of the film had a stage greeting at the Cinemart in Shinjuku to promote the film’s debut.

ANA international flights to feature “WORLD COSPLAYERS” documentary beginning on February 1st


Beginning on February 1st, ANA international flights will feature the 70-minute documentary “WORLD COSPLAYERS”. The documentary features footage from the “World Cosplay Summit” (from 2014) and will be featured in English or Chinese subtitles.

WE ARE Perfume -World Tour 3rd DOCUMENT- Coming to the U.S.


Perfume ANNIVERSARY PROJECT Celebrates 15th Anniversary Of The Famed Japanese Pop Group’s Formation And The 10th Anniversary Of Trio’s Major Label Debut With A New Documentary Film Screening In Los Angeles And New York Next Month!!

Los Angeles, CA, September 28, 2015 – With the conclusion of Perfume’s most recent live shows held in Asia, Europe, and for the first time, in the United States, the famed Japanese pop trio’s very first feature-length documentary titled, “WE ARE Perfume -World Tour 3rd DOCUMENT-” presents an in-depth look into the making of Perfume’s recent international tour. The film will be released simultaneously in Japan and the U.S., with U.S. premieres set to take place in New York and Los Angeles on two consecutive days, Saturday, October 31st and Sunday, November 1st 2015.

“WE ARE Perfume -WORLD TOUR 3rd DOCUMENT” U.S. Release

Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-505-5181
Time: 12 PM – 2 PM

Downtown Independent
251 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-617-1033
Time: 3 PM – 5 PM

Ticket Price: $18.00
Ticket Information:

WE ARE Perfume” will also be the first feature-length documentary to hold a simultaneous Japan and U.S. release. Additional screenings will also take place in Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, and Taiwan. The theme song to “WE ARE Perfume” is also the group’s next single, “STAR TRAIN,” written by Yasutaka Nakata (from the Japanese electro house group, CAPSULE). The single, which scheduled to drop on October 28th 2015, is penned as the culmination of Perfume’s 15-year career.

Messages from Perfume and the Director Taketoshi Sado

I am so happy for our Japan and U.S. simultaneous premiere! It’s amazing!!! While I wonder how our live documentary turned out, I am a little bit embarrassed, because our documentary crew recorded us very closely during our tour. I’m very glad that not only Perfume fans in Japan but also overseas can see the true Perfume in this movie. I wonder if we could walk on the real red carpet this time, because when we walked for the Cars 2 world premiere, it was a black carpet to give the image of a racetrack. For our long cherished red carpet, I want to walk carefully. Wow! I am so nervous! (laughs)

Even though I was very happy for our tour becoming a movie, I still can’t believe it will be showing in Japan and the US simultaneously. I hope that lots of people will see our movie. I never even dreamed of the day when I can walk on the red carpet of the Tokyo International Film Festival. I am very pleased for the three of us to walk with pride of having been involved in this movie. Even for a short moment, I would like to enjoy the glamorous experience of the International Film Festival!

OMG! I can’t believe it! In any case, please come to see the movie! I can’t wait~ ^ ^

Taketoshi Sado, Director:
To have my first directed movie to be invited to the Tokyo International Film Festival and be shown worldwide is a supreme honor. I think if you feel touched by the real Perfume in this movie, you will become Perfume fan for sure. So to see the real face, I would like everyone around the world to watch this movie.

This documentary follows Perfume on a two-month international live tour, “Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd.” While travelling around the globe to cities across Asia, Europe, and the United States, audiences will see Perfume’s powerful live performances and catch never before seen behind-the-scenes footage. Witness the group’s single-minded approach to their performances – the joy, anguish, and struggles, not only in the music, but also in fashion and pop culture. By witnessing the girls’ ongoing current activities fans will glimpse Perfume’s achievements and their goals for the future. This is Perfume’s nonstop evolution. Their “now” is here.

During several insightful interviews, the members “Dame Dashi” will be revealed in which they reflect on improving for upcoming shows. The source of their passion for performing live will also be revealed. In between their tight schedules the members are depicted enjoying some leisure time – from their excitement in Singapore’s giant Merlion, to exploring New York’s Times Square, fans will witness their life-sized reactions. In addition, each member also talks about the world tour, the group’s formation, and a look back on their successful career to-date. These exclusive interviews can only be seen in the movie.

About Perfume
Perfume is a female trio formed in Hiroshima in 2000, consisting of a-chan (Ayaka Nishiwaki), KASHIYUKA (Yuka Kashino) and NOCCHi (Ayano Omoto). The group moved to Tokyo in 2003 and started working with Yasutaka Nakata of CAPSULE as their producer. In 2005, Perfume made their major debut with a single “Linear Motor Girl” attracting attention with their futuristic sound and image.

From Oct. 26th, 2012, Perfume went on their first international tour visiting Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore proving their popularity goes beyond Japan. Their next world tour was in July, 2013. With this “Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd”, Perfume visited Germany, the UK and France for the first time which spread their recognition to the western markets.

In Oct. and Nov., 2014, yet another world tour “Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd” in Taiwan, Singapore, LA, London and NY followed. Perfume celebrates their 15th anniversary since formation and 10th since major debut in 2015.

About Live Viewing Japan
Live Viewing Japan is a Japanese-based media distribution company dedicated to introducing Japanese artists of various genres around the world. More information on the company and its projects is available at:

Persona 3 The Movie – #4 Winter of Rebirth to arrive at theaters in Japan on January 23rd


It was revealed to the public that “Persona 3 the Movie – #4 Winter of Rebirth” will be arriving to theaters on January 23rd.

Advanced tickets go on sale on September 5th.

While the PV was put on YouTube, unfortunately only Japanese residents can view it for now.

“Initiation Love” to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 2nd


The Blu-ray release of “Initiation Love” starring Matsuda Shota, Maeda Atsuko and Tsutsumi Yukihiko will be released on December 2nd.

The Blu-ray and DVD release will come with an “Initiation Love x Zip!” short movie, making of, stage greeting, interview collection and more.