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Idol no Namida: Documentary of SKE48 to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 9th


On September 9th, “Idol no Namida DOCUMENTARY of SKE48” will be released on Blu-ray and DVD.

The Complete box will come with four discs which include a director’s cut (259 minutes long), stage greeting, trailer, theme song music video and more.

To celebrate the new release, on September 3rd, SKE48 members Oba Mina, Takayanagi Akane and Shibata Aya will be at TOHO Cinemas in Nagoya Bay for a special screening.

Cast for “Terra Formars” live action film adaptation has been announced


The live-action film adaptation of the hit manga series “Terra Formars” has been announced.

Directed by Miike Takashi x Ito Hideaki, among the names announced were Takei Emi, Yamashita Tomohisa, Yamada Takayuki, Oguri Shun, Shinoda Mariko, Kikuchi Rinko, Kosugi Kane, Kato Masaya, Koike Eiko, Takito Kenichi, Ohta Rina, Fukushima Rila and many more!


Documentary of Nogizaka46 special premiere to be held on June 28th


On June 28th, Nogizaka46’s “Documentary of Nogizaka46” will have a special premiere at Toho theater with special appearances by members Nanase Nishino, Shiraishi Mai, Ikuta Eri, Hashimoto Nana, Ikoma Rina, Wakatsuki Yumi, Akimoto Manatsu, Sakurai Reika, Fukagawa Mai along with the director.

Mr. Children Tour 2015 REFLECTION – THE LIVE VIEWING to receive an encore screening


With the demand of more screening dates for Mr. Children’s “Mr. Children Tour 2015 REFLECTION – THE LIVE VIEWING”, an encore screening is planned from May 30th through June 5th at various Tokyo theaters: 東京・TOHOシネマズ六本木ヒルズ、大阪・TOHOシネマズ梅田、愛知・TOHOシネマズ名古屋ベイシティ、福岡・TOHOシネマズ天神

You can find more information on the film by visiting the official website here.

Movies in Japan: “Initiation Love” starring Matsuda Shota and Maeda Atsuko


Currently in theaters is the romantic love story “Initiation Love” starring Matsuda Shota, Maeda Atsuko and Kimura Fumino.

Based on the novel of the same title by Inui Kurumi, the setting for “Initiation Love” is in the 1980’s in which Takkun (portrayed by Matsuda) is a university student living in Shizuoka, who begins dating Mayu (portrayed by Maeda Atsuko), who works as a dental hygienist.

Takkun finds a job in Tokyo but still tries to maintain his long distance relationship with Mayu but life for Takkun isn’t easy when he meets Ishimaru Miyako (portrayed by Kimura Fumino).

The movie version features a special ending written by Inui, so if you enjoyed the novel, make sure you to check out the movie!

Trailer for “Sayonara Kabukicho” starring Maeda Atsuko uploaded to YouTube


Maeda Atsuko’s upcoming film “Sayonara Kabukicho” has received a lot of attention and the trailer for the film has been uploaded on YouTube

Documentary of NMB48 to hit theaters next summer


With last week’s announcement of “Documentary of SKE48″, NMB48 fans wondered…”What about NMB48?”.  It was announced in Japan that “Documentary of NMB48” will be released in theaters and a website has been created for it.

Maeda Atsuko to do the voice of Maneki-neko in the live adaptation of the manga series, “Kamisama no Iutoori”



Maeda Atsuko (Acchan) will be doing the voice of Maneki-neko in the live film adaptation of the popular manga series “Kamisama no Iutoori”.

The film will be directed by Takashi Miike.