Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, Crayon Shin-chan Movie 24: Bakusui! Yumemi World Dai Totsugeki, This Boy is a Professional Wizard., Minna Suitouto (Love You All), and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Hello dear readers!

Disciples of Hippocrates Midori (Ran Ito)

The line-up for the Cannes film festival was announced and there are a couple of Japanese films. There will be a whole week full of preview and trailer posts next week! I reviewed Disciples of Hippocrates (1980) and posted about Reel Japan, a Japanese film festival taking place in London. I also posted about the theatrical release of Our Little Sister (2015) which I am going to see at my local art house later this month. I watched a bunch of films, all for review and all a surprise.

What’s released in Japan this weekend?

Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare   

Detective Conan The Darkest Nightmare Film Poster
Detective Conan The Darkest Nightmare Film Poster

名探偵コナン 純黒の悪夢(ナイトメア) 「Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no akumu (Naitomea)」 

Running Time: 112 mins.

Release Date: April 16th, 2016

Director: Kobun Shizuno

Writer: Takeharu Sakurai (Screenplay)

Starring: Minami Takayama (Conan Edogawa), Wakana Yamazaki (Ran Mori), Rikiya Koyama (Kogoro Mori) Yuki Amami (Mysterious Woman),

Animation Production: TMS Entertainment, V1 Studio

Website  ANN    MAL

Synopsis from Anime News Network: On a dark night, the Japanese police is raided by a spy and different countries’ intelligence agencies’ secret files are going to be taken, but public safety officers led by Tooru Amuro arrive just in time. The spy steals a car and escapes but is thwarted by FBI agent Shuichi Akai’s rifle bullet and falls of the roadway. The next day, Conan and his friends go to an aquarium in Tokyo and find an attractive woman alone and injured. Her left and right eyes are different colors and she suffers from amnesia. Conan and his friends promise to help her regain her memory, so they stay with her. Throughout all this, Vermouth is watching behind the scenes. Afterwards, she pulls out a silencer and speaks into an attached intercom, “It’s as planned, Gin.”

 

Crayon Shin-chan Movie 24: Bakusui! Yumemi World Dai Totsugeki

Crayon Shin-chan Movie 24 Bakusui! Yumemi World Dai Totsugeki Film Poster
Crayon Shin-chan Movie 24 Bakusui! Yumemi World Dai Totsugeki Film Poster

映画クレヨンしんちゃん 爆睡!ユメミーワールド大突撃 「Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Bakusui! Yumemi World Dai Totsugeki」 

Running Time: 112 mins.

Release Date: April 16th, 2016

Director: Wataru Takahashi

Writer: Hitori Gekidan, Wataru Takahashi (Screenplay) Yoshito Usui (Original Creator)

Starring: Akiko Yajima (Shinnosuke Nohara), Keiji Fujiwara (Hiroshi Nohara), Miki Narahashi (Misae Nohara), Satomi Koorogi (Himawari Nohara),

Animation Production: Shin-Ei Animation

Website  ANN    MAL

Synopsis from Anime News Network: Shin-chan’s town is trapped in a nightmare world. The movie will also feature the new character, Saki, a mysterious transfer student who is somehow connected to the dreams.

 

This Boy is a Professional Wizard.   

This Boy is a Professional Wizard. Film Poster
This Boy is a Professional Wizard. Film Poster

この男子、魔法がお仕事です。 「Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.」 

Running Time: 29 mins.

Release Date: April 16th, 2016

Director: Soubi Yamamoto

Writer: N/A

Starring: Taku Yashiro (Toyohi Utsumi), Yuuki Ono (Chiharu Kashima),

Animation Production: CoMix Wave Films

Website  ANN    MAL

Synopsis from Anime News Network: Chiharu is a wizard in charge of the magic department’s crisis counter-measure division. His days are hectic, but he meets a candid young man named Toyohi at his favorite bar, and the two hit it off. On their way home, Toyohi suddenly confesses to Chiharu. Chiharu is at first bewildered at his unexpected confession, but he starts to fall into Toyohi’s pace, and the two begin to spend more time together. However, after a mistake at work, Chiharu decides to devote himself to his work and pushes Toyohi away.

 

 

Kansai Johnnys’ Jr. no Mezase♪ Dream Stage!   

関西ジャニーズJr.の目指せ♪ドリームステージ! Kansai Johnnys’ Jr. no Mezase♪ Dori-mu Sute-ji!

Release Date: April 16th, 2016

Running Time: 93 mins.

Director: Daiji Hattori

Writer: Takeshi Miyamoto (Screenplay)

Starring: Daigo Nishihata, Koji Mukai, Ryuseei Onishi, Ryuta Muro, Kazuya Ohashi,

Website

Synopsis: The boys who make up Kansai Johnny’s Jr. star as a group of local idols working for the Public Relations Division doing menial roles. They seem to be faltering in their determination. Can they improve their situations?  

 

Daku (Hug)   

Daku (Hug) Film Poster
Daku (Hug) Film Poster

抱く(HUG)Daku (Hug)

Release Date: April 16th, 2016

Running Time: 69 mins.

Director: Tomoko Kana

Writer: N/A

Starring: Tomoko Kana

Website

Synopsis: The director has made films about a variety of subjects but for this one she turns the camera on herself and her pregnancy which occurred after the 3/11 Earthquake and Tsunami. The film looks at what it is to live with the fear of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the determination to have a healthy birth.

 

Minna Suitouto (Love You All)   

Minna Suki Touto Film Poster
Minna Suki Touto Film Poster

みんな好いとうと♪Minna Suitouto

Release Date: April 16th, 2016

Running Time: 96 mins.

Director: Tadaaki Horai

Writer: Tadaaki Horai (Screenplay)

Starring: LinQ

Website

Synopsis: LinQ are idols from Fukuoka and set about promoting their city in a film directed and shot by people who are also from Fukuoka. Here’s an interview with the director.

 

Kudaka Odyssey Part Three Kaze Akira   

Kudaka Odyssey Part Three Kaze Akira Film Poster
Kudaka Odyssey Part Three Kaze Akira Film Poster

久高オデッセイ 第三部 風章 Kudaka Odyssey Part Three Kaze Akira

Release Date: April 16th, 2016

Running Time: 95 mins.

Director: Junichiro Oshige

Writer: N/A

Starring: N/A

Website

Synopsis: This is the final chapter of a three-part series of documentaries that captures the “Island of God”, Okinawa Kudaka. The series has been over twelve years in the making and director Junichiro Oshige actually passed away during the process. The films showcase the people of the island who take fishing, living with the sea and nature and a certain local religion very seriously. There is a tradition where a woman takes on the role of “Izaiho” but due to a lack successors the tradition was broken. How will the islanders continue?

 

Japanese Movie Box Office Results for this Week:

Assassination Classroom: The Graduation (25/03/16)

Doraemon the Movie: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016 (2016/03/05)

Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice (25/03/16)

Chihayafuru (2016/03/19)

The Town Where Only I Am Missing (2016/03/19)

The Good Dinosaur (2016/03/12)

The Masked Rider #1 (2016/03/16)

Room (2016/04/01)

Ayashii Kanojo (2016/04/08)

Eiga Precure All Stars: Minna de Utau Kiseki no Mahou! (2016/03/19)

2 thoughts on “Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, Crayon Shin-chan Movie 24: Bakusui! Yumemi World Dai Totsugeki, This Boy is a Professional Wizard., Minna Suitouto (Love You All), and Other Japanese Film Trailers

  1. Kono Danshi’s character art reminds me of Sakamichi no Apollon especially with the designs of the characters eyes. Detective Conan film looks pretty good. Still need to catch up on those films.

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