Lots and lots of trailers linked by the fact that they are manga adaptations. This post was put together with a D’Espairs Ray, the Nico Nico Chorus as well as some Madoka Magica covers for background music.
The Japanese film charts look similar to previous weeks with A Ghost of a Chance and Kaiji 2 still in the top three but there is a new number 1 in the shape of Kaibutsu-Kun.
Kaibutsu-Kun The Movie
Release Date: 26th November 2011
Running Time: 103 min.
Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura
Writer: Fujio A. Fujita (manga), Masafumi Nishida
Starring: Satoshi Ono, Umika Kawashima, Tatsuomi Hamada, Norito Yashima, Ryuhei Ueshima, Choi Hong-Man, Takeshi Kaga
Kaubutsu-kun (Satoshi Ono) is the prince of monster land. To prove that he is a worthy heir to his father’s (Takashi Kaga) throne he goes to earth accompanied by his friends Dracular (Norito Yashima), Wolfman (Ryuhei Ueshima) and Franken (Choi Hong-Man) to visit his friends Utako (Umika Kawashima) and Hiroshi (Tatsuomi Hamada)
This looks bad… but it’s in 3Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Ai to Makoto (Love and Sincerity)
Release Date: 16th June, 2012
Running Time: N/A
Director: Takashi Miike
Writer: Ikki Kajiwara (manga)
Starring: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Emi Takei
Fresh from Phoenix Wright, Miike’s latest film is based on Ikki Kajiwara’s romance manga of the same name which ran in Shonen magazine from 1973 to 1976 with illustrations from Takumi Nagayasu. It received the live-action television treatment in 1974 and three films which makes Miike’s effort the fourth. It stars Satoshi Tumabuki (Villain) and Emi Takei who will be in the forthcoming Rouroni Kenshin live-action movie.
Troubled high school student Makoto Taiga (Satoshi Tsumabuki) meets the innocent student Ai Saotome (Emi Takei) in a love story.