Only One Song, Hangman’s Knot, Family Wars, Kaidan shin mimi bukuro G men boken-hen zenpen, Shinrei Tsuazu, Magical Michiko, Zetsurin shanikusai, Kaidan noroi no akajuban, Koi no Buta, Reunion Beach, Moon Road Serenade, Magical Michiko, America, Kamakiri no yoru Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, reader!

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I hope everyone is still feeling awesome.

I write “still” because, if you read yesterday’s trailer post, you’ll know this is a two-parter because there was a lot released over this weekend. Yesterday was anime and dramas, today is politics, porn, and horror. More porn is getting released over the next week but I’ll round them up with next week’s trailer post. Uuuhhhh, right. I’m going to watch three films over the weekend and take a trip to the sea. I’m counting down the days to a London trip next week and also a sushi party with work colleagues. I’m also looking into a new writing style.

What else was released this weekend?

Only One Song    Only One Song Film Poster

たった一度の歌 Tatta Ichido no Uta

Running Time: 104 mins.

Release Date: August 24th, 2018

Director: Yui Miyatake (IMDB)

Writer: Yui Miyatake (Screenplay),

Starring: Kazuya Takahashi, Koki Okada, UEBO, Honami Kurashita, Takashi Tajima, Kanoko Sudo, Shogo Shimizu, Ayako Kobayashi,

Website

Synopsis: Honjo in Saitama is pretty far away from Tokyo. Famous for its history and silkworm industry, it’s hardly the place for rock stars but it is here that Daisuke (Kazuya Takahashi) returns to and meets Hajime (Koki Okada), a former friend from school who works for the city council. They are preparing a concert with a youth choir for a cherry blossom festival.

The next bunch of films are showing as part of a horror film festival.

Hangman’s Knot

ハングマンズ・ノット Hangumanzu Notto

Running Time: 87 mins.

Release Date: August 25th, 2018

Director: Yugo Sakamoto

Writer: Yugo Sakamoto, Kengo Yoshii (Screenplay),

Starring: Kengo Yoshii, Yuu Yasuda, Takuya Matsumoto, Takanori Murahara, Naoki Kimura, Naoki Ohashi, Kengo Yoshii,

Website

This one was at last year’s Kanazawa Film Fest. It is being shown as part of a horror film festival along with another of the director’s works.

Synopsis: Violence breaks out between a mentally disturbed man named Shinata and two Yankee brothers. It escalates to suck in others.

Family Wars    Family Wars Film Poster

ファミリー☆ウォーズ Famiri- Wo-zu

Running Time: 75 mins.

Release Date: August 25th, 2018

Director: Yugo Sakamoto

Writer: Yugo Sakamoto (Screenplay),

Starring: Mai Tsuchimoto, Rikiya Kaido, Haruka Tanaka, Shiori Ueno,

Website IMDB

This one was at last year’s Kanazawa Film Fest. It is being shown as part of a horror film festival.

Synopsis: A Fukushima family consisting of a grandfather, father, mother, eldest daughter, second daughter, eldest son, and second son seem happy to outsiders but when the grandfather, Shinsuke, develops dementia and kills a child while driving, the facade falls away and violence ensues.

Kaidan shin mimi bukuro G men boken-hen zenpen

怪談新耳袋Gメン 冒険編 前編 Kaidan shin mimi bukuro G men boken-hen zenpen

Running Time: 85 mins.

Release Date: August 25th, 2018

Director: Amane Sato

Writer: N/A

Starring: Naoto Tanabe, Tsuyoshi Goto, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Yukihiko Yamaguchi,

Website

Synopsis: A group of people, including director Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, HelldriverVampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, Mutant Girls Squad), go to haunted spots and look for ghosts. The haunted spots are ruins, mountains, and abandoned factories.

Shinrei Tsuazu

心霊ツアーズ Shinrei Tsuazu

Running Time: 65 mins.

Release Date: August 25th, 2018

Director: Shoji Kubota

Writer: N/A

Starring: Ayaka Hara, Michelle Yang, Airi Ikejiri, Chihiro Matsukawa,

Website

Synopsis: A group of people taking the form of gravure idols go into haunted areas and… Wait… There’s a choice between middle-aged men and sexy gravure idols wandering around haunted areas? They are competing to find an envelope that contains tasks that will give them points and… gravure idols… Sorry.

Lots of pink films from OP Pictures studio:

Zetsurin shanikusai

絶倫謝肉祭 Zetsurin shanikusai

Running Time: 70 mins.

Release Date: August 25th, 2018

Director: Hirohisa Sasaki

Writer: Hirohisa Sasaki (Screenplay),

Starring: Tomoki Kimura, Shijimi, Mizuki Sakura, Kurea Hasumi, Hotaru Kosaka, Yuki Kimura,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: A woman cohabiting with her sister and brother-in-law finds strange incidents happen in her life.

Kaidan noroi no akajuban

怪談 呪いの赤襦袢 Kaidan noroi no akajuban

Running Time: N/A

Release Date: August 26th, 2018

Director: Hirohisa Sasaki

Writer: Hirohisa Sasaki (Screenplay),

Starring: Mao Hamasaki, Shijimi, Noa Eikawa, Eri Kato, Moe Sakura, Hotaru Kodaka, Hiroshi Noda,

Website

Synopsis: Saeko (Mao Hamasaki) lives with her husband but has lost her memory. She suffers strange visions and phenomena that are connected to a curse Shinichi’s grandfather started when he did something at the end of the war…

Koi no Buta

恋の豚 Koi no Buta

Running Time: N/A

Release Date: August 25th, 2018

Director: Hideo Jojo

Writer: Hideo Jojo, Ai Suzuki (Screenplay),

Starring: Tomok0 Namiki, Yuri Hana, Umi Mitoma, Fumio Moriya, Kakumaru Yoshida, Sosuke Yamamoto, Keichan,

Website

Synopsis: A woman cohabiting with her sister and brother-in-law finds strange incidents happen in her life.

Reunion Beach

再会の浜辺 Saikai no Hamabe

Running Time: 85 mins.

Release Date: August 26th, 2018

Director: Daisuke Yamanouchi

Writer: Daisuke Yamanouchi (Screenplay),

Starring: Ayane Suzukawa, Hotaru, Minako Kirishima, Yota Kawase, Yasushi Takemoto,

Website

Synopsis: A former police officer named Yoshii (Yota Kawase) works to remove landmines on an island near Okinawa. He runs into a woman named Mikayo (Ayane Suzukawa) who is connected to him from due to a past incident.

Moon Road Serenade

ムーンロードセレナーデ Mu-n ro-do Serena-de

Running Time: 85 mins.

Release Date: August 26th, 2018

Director: Tetsuya Takehora

Writer: Kosuke Komatsu (Screenplay),

Starring: Ayaka Tomoda, Tsubaki Kato, Shoko Kudo, Kenji Iwaya, Hirokio Ando,

Website

Synopsis: Moon Road is a popular shopping street in Nakano distrit of Tokyo. The locals are warm people but they are about to be thrown out into the cold when a redevelopment plan threatens to change the entire area, including chopping down iconic cherry trees. The locals band together to stop it.

Magical Michiko

マジカル・ミチコ Majikaru Michiko

Running Time: 85 mins.

Release Date: August 25th, 2018

Director: Junichi Yamamoto

Writer: Junichi Yamamoto, Koichi Ohata (Screenplay),

Starring: Nobuyuki Abe, Nozomi Azu, Rino, Rie Kawasaki, Rui Airi, Shinji Sonoda, Tadashi Mizuno,

Website

Synopsis: A manga artist who looks like Osamu Tezuka has created a sexy devil girl manga character who he wishes it was real and then, what do you know, the devil girl pops out. She also turns him into a woman. Lesbian antics ensue.

Anti-War 2 Department

Two films from Kyuya Nakagawa about the legacy of World War II. He worked as an assistant director on Noriko’s Dinner Table (2005).

The Mantis Night

カマキリの夜 Kamakiri no yoru

Running Time: 22 mins.

Release Date: August 25th, 2018

Director: Kyuya Nakagawa

Writer: Shuya Nakagawa, Etsuro Hiratani (Screenplay),

Starring: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Mika Chiba, Jiro Kaneko,

Website

Synopsis: Unexploded ordinance from World War II is discovered in Tokyo and a man (Nishimura) is hiding it. Local officials try to remove the man and the house he lives in to extend a road which causes him to feel great anger, which reaches its peak while Shinzo Abe is giving a talk in Akihabara. He takes it out on a local official.

America

アメリカ Amerika

Running Time: 23 mins.

Release Date: August 25th, 2018

Director: Kyuya Nakagawa

Writer: Shuya Nakagawa (Screenplay),

Starring: Hiroki Jahana, Koji Tanaka, En Matayoshi, Iku, Ikoi Takenouchi,

Website

Synopsis: Described as a spiritual art-house movie, this looks at the problems with life in Okinawa with the US bases.

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2 thoughts on “Only One Song, Hangman’s Knot, Family Wars, Kaidan shin mimi bukuro G men boken-hen zenpen, Shinrei Tsuazu, Magical Michiko, Zetsurin shanikusai, Kaidan noroi no akajuban, Koi no Buta, Reunion Beach, Moon Road Serenade, Magical Michiko, America, Kamakiri no yoru Japanese Film Trailers

  1. Now we know why you’ve been so “busy” with these pinku trailers! 😉

    BTW – you’ve double posted the synopsis for “Zetsurin shanikusai” as the synopsis for “Koi no Buta”. i guess it’s true doing *THAT* does make your eyesight go funny! 😛

    1. Haha. Writing about the pink films was the quickest part because I just reused some of the information I had already written, as can be seen with Koi no Buta. I forgot to change it.

      The only thing explicit watched recently were a couple of New Wave films. Working my way through one more today and then a drama by Kon Ichikawa before I go out.

      Thanks for reading the information!

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