Four Japanese films released today so here are the trailers plus one a week early because this week’s releases left me feeling flat.
The Wings of the Kirin
Release Date: 28th January 2012 (Japan)
Running Time: N/A
Director: Nobuhiro Doi
Writer: Keigo Higashino (original novel), Takeharu Sakurai (script)
Starring: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Aragaki, Meisa Kuroki, Rena Tanaka, Junpei Mizobata, Tsutomo Yamazaki
Hiroshi Abe who stars in a lot of stuff I like, Yui Aragaki who is in the recent Ranma½ live-action television series, Tsutomo Yamazaki from the classy drama Departures and Meisa Kuroki who starred in One Missed Call: Final are the names I recognise. I can wath Hiroshi Abe in almost everything but this trailer underwhelmed me.
Detective Kaga (Hiroshi Abe) is investigating the link between a man named Takeaki Aoyagi (Kiihi Nakai) found dead with a knife wound beneath a statue on Nihonbashi Bridge and a suspect who was run-down in a car accident while trying to escape and is now in a coma. Things get even more interesting when Yajima’s girlfriend Kaori (Yui Aragaki) travels to Tokyo to plead his innocence. He soon discovers that the link between the two runs deeper and further than initially thought.