Nisekoi: False Love, Futatsu no Kino to Boku no Mirai, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER, Karappo, Kuma Elohim, Watashi ha Watashi over the rainbow, Voice Actor Bowling Grand Prix 2, Planet of Amoebas, Shounen Hollywood “HOLLY STAGE FOR YOU” Complete Edition Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

I hope you are all well!

I’ve been pushed for time this week because Christmas is approaching and parties have been happening. I’ve also had to do a lot of shopping. I had planned to spend December practising my Japanese, French and English and maybe playing a game (90s JRPGs I’ve had on the backburner) but the month has slipped by. At least I got lots of Christmas cards and saw lots of smiles. I’ll practise the languages some other time and run some sets on Capcom vs SNK tonight.

This week was me on a holding pattern as I published news on the next Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme and also information on Third Window Films’ theatrical and home release of One Cut of the Dead (2017).

What is released this weekend?

Nisekoi: False Love    Nisekoi False Love Film Poster

ニセコイ Nisekoi

Running Time: 98 mins.

Release Date: December 22nd, 2018

Director: Hayato Kawai

Writer: Shota Koyama, Noriaki Sugihara (Screenplay), Naoshi Komi (Original Manga)

Starring: Kento Nakajima, Ayami Nakajo, Natsumi Ikema, Haruka Shimazaki, Yuta Kishi, Hana Kawamura, Daigo, Kaede Aono, Marika Matsumoto,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: Raku Ichijo (Kento Nakajima) is a high school boy and the only son of the leader of the yakuza group Shuei-gumi. Instead of fighting he studies and is a hit with the ladies. He wants to grow up and become a public official but Chitoge Kirisaki (Ayami Nakajo), a new transfer student at his school, has other ideas. She is the daughter of a rival gang leader and is a fighter. However, to keep the peace between their father’s rival gangs, Raku Ichijo and Chitoge Kirisaki decide to act as boyfriend and girlfriend.

Futatsu no Kino to Boku no Mirai   Futatsu no Kino to Boku no Mirai Film Poster

ふたつの昨日と僕の未来 Futatsu no Kino to Boku no Mirai

Running Time: 98 mins.

Release Date: December 22nd, 2018

Director: Kenichi Ohmori

Writer: Takuro Fukuda, Kenichi Ohmori (Screenplay),

Starring: Gaku Sano, Itsuki Sagara, Tetsuya Sugaya, Rio Kanno, Yuki Kubota, Mao Miyaji, Satoshi Jinbo,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: Kaito (Gaku Sano) was a marathon runner and hoped to compete in the Olympics but an injury forced him to quit and now he works in a city hall. He is apathetic and drifting through life which is probably why his girlfriend Marino (Itsuki Sagara) leaves him. It seems like he’s had a run of bad luck but things change when, while on a trip in the mountains, he finds a mysterious mine and enters it to stay dry during a sudden storm. What seems like a shelter seems to be a tunnel to an alternate reality, one where Kaito has won a gold medal in the Olympics and he is still with Marino and super popular. Just what is going on?

Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER    Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER Film Poster

平成仮面ライダー20作記念 仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズ FOREVER Kamen Raida- Heisei Jenere-shonzu Foeba-

Running Time: 100 mins.

Release Date: December 22nd, 2018

Director: Kyohei Yamaguchi,

Writer: Kento Shimoyama (Screenplay), Shotaro Ishinomori (Original Creator),

Starring: So Okuno, Gaku Oshida, Shieri Ohata, Keisuke Watanabe, Katsuhisa Namase, Atsuhiro Inukai, Kaho Takada,

Website IMDB Kamen Rider Wiki

Synopsis: A powerful Time Jacker named Tid creates two powerful warriors, Another Double and Another Den-O, and sends them after a young boy named Shingo. However Sougo Tokiwa will protect him but Tid and other forces begin to manipulate the other Kamen Riders.

Karappo    Karappo Film Poster

からっぽ Karappo

Running Time: 53 mins.

Release Date: December 22nd, 2018

Director: Nao Nomura

Writer: Nao Nomura (Screenplay),

Starring: Riko Uchikoshi, Aki Kawachikatsu, Akira Sudo, Tomoki Kimura, Nanako Sakurai, Akane Hirashima, Kentaro Taura,

Website

Synopsis: Nao Nomura makes his feature film debut with this, a graduation work from Musashino Art University and it won the Entertainment Award at the Pia Film Festival Award 2018. A young lady who works numerous part-time jobs to make ends meet falls in with a painter who wants to use her as his muse. She agrees but she feels uncomfortable and begins to get cold feet which is when she meets writer who also wants to use her as a muse. House-hopping and being looked after can’t hide the emptiness she has inside

Kuma Elohim    Kuma Elohim Film Poster

クマ・エロヒーム Kuma Erohi-mu

Running Time: 76 mins.

Release Date: December 22nd, 2018

Director: Takahiro Sakata

Writer: N/A

Starring: Yukino Murakami, Kosuke Furuya, Aya Takami, Nanami Honda, Ken Kagaya, Maria Malkovich, Takeshi Watanabe,

Badly Translated Synopsis: This is a part crowdfunded near future SF depicting what happens in an ageing society with a declining birthrate which is run by a religious organization. A new system of surrogacy is created and the people who create the children are parted from them which has negative consequences…

Watashi ha Watashi over the rainbow   Watashi ha Watashi over the rainbow Film Poster

私はワタシ over the rainbow Watashi ha Watashi over the rainbow

Running Time: 90 mins.

Release Date: December 22nd, 2018

Director: Genki Masuda

Writer: N/A (Screenplay),

Starring: Hiroshi Hasegawa, Hiroko Masuhara, Peter, Ai Haruna, Leslie Kee, Fumino Sugihara, Gon Matsunaka,

Website

Synopsis: A documentary that looks at the myriad of LGBT people who have had an impact on the entertainment world in order to reveal the work, joys and conflicts sexual minorities experience.

Voice Actor Bowling Grand Prix 2      Voice Actor Bowling Grand Prix 2 Film Poster

声優ボウリングランプリ2 Seiyuu Bouringu Guran Puri

Running Time: 68 mins.

Release Date: December 22nd, 2018

Director: N/A

Writer: N/A (Screenplay),

Starring: Sho Nogami, Shun Horie, Takuma Nagatsuka, Yuuki Iwai,

Synopsis: The first volume of Voice Actors Bowling Grand Prix was released in September and we get a second round with new VA who bowl for prizes and bragging rights and, if they lose, are forced to undergo punishment games. This is screened for a week before there is a DVD release and the DVD includes bonus footage.

Planet of Amoebas   Planet of Amoebas Film Poster

プラネット・オブ・アメーバ Puranetto obu Ame-ba

Running Time: 75 mins.

Release Date: December 22nd, 2018

Director: Yasushi Koshizaka

Writer: Yasushi Koshizaka, Yuta Takahashi, (Screenplay),

Starring: Nanami Kawakami, Rina Hatsume, Hirokio Ando, Takashi Irie, Aki Morita, Kurumi Nakata, Shinya Orikasa, Marina Yamagishi,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: AV actor Nanami Kawakami has appeared in movies such as Make-Up Room and it’s sequel Make-Up Room 2, Love and Other Cults, and Lowlife Love, playing some variation of her dayjob. She takes on a sci-fi role here as Rei (Nanami Kawakami), a young woman who discovers that Earth girls are being kidnapped and impregnated by mysterious amoebas on a meteorite and then returned to their homes. Next she discovers that her little sister Ami (Rina Usaki) is the latest victim. If that wasn’t traumatic enough, the Ministry of Defence send her to the meteorite alone to do something

Shounen Hollywood “HOLLY STAGE FOR YOU” Complete Edition   Shounen Hollywood “HOLLY STAGE FOR YOU” Complete Edition Film Poster

少年ハリウッド「HOLLY STAGE FOR YOU」完全版 Shōnen Hariuddo `HOLLY sutēji fōyū’ kanzenhan

Release Date: December 22nd, 2018

Running Time: N/A

Director: Toshimasa Kuroyanagi, Sumiko Yasurai,

Writer: Ikuyo Hashiguchi (Screenplay/Original Creator/Series Composition),

Starring: Daiki Yamashita (Kira Saeki), Kensho Ono (Shun Maiyama), Ryota Ohsaka (Kakeru Kazami), Shouta Aoi (Daiki Tomii), Tetsuya Kakihara (Ikuma Amaki), Daisuke Kishio (Ryunosuke Date),

Animation Production: ZEXCS

ANN Website

Synopsis: The famous Hollywood Tokyo Theater in Harajuku is where the group Shonen Hollywood was started and there is a new is generation of this famed super group ready to steal the hearts of people around the world. All it takes is talent, training, and lots and lots of singing.

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6 thoughts on “Nisekoi: False Love, Futatsu no Kino to Boku no Mirai, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER, Karappo, Kuma Elohim, Watashi ha Watashi over the rainbow, Voice Actor Bowling Grand Prix 2, Planet of Amoebas, Shounen Hollywood “HOLLY STAGE FOR YOU” Complete Edition Japanese Film Trailers

  1. “Planet of Amoebas”

    I used to play this film when I was about 8.

    There was this “toy” glob of formable goop that (some company) sold. It was not exactly liquid, but it was much more fluid than play-doh — although it held together, unless you wanted to break it.
    Perfect consistency for making amoeba psuedopods and stretching them out.

    I used to pretend that giant amoebas were eating my little toy soldiers and dinosaurs.

    I was a twisted child.

    1. I had a couple of games with goop. Slimer from Ghostbusters etc.

      I’m pretty good at keeping my stuff in top condition but I dread to open the containers of that goop! I can still remember the smell, actually.

  2. Nise-koi was one of those manic off-the-wall anime that a live action version should never be attempted and that trailer proves it without question.

    Plus the producers obviously didn’t get the memo that Nana Komatsu is the go to girl for female leads in anime adaptations these days… Tsk! 😛

    1. Pretty much my reaction although I’m not sure about Nana Komatsu. Or any human, for that matter. That written, I’ll reserve judgement for the final product!

      Oh yeah, I should watch After the Rain as well. That’s supposed to be good plus it has Komatsu-san as one of the leads.

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