March Comes in Like a Lion, Pornographer: Playback, Under the Turquoise Sky, You with a 1-meter Radius, Let’s Walk Upward Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend, everyone.

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Welcome to the second trailer post of the week.

You can find the first one here.

What else is released this weekend?

March Comes in Like a Lion    March Comes in Like a Lion Film Poster 2021

三月のライオン Sangatsu no Raion

Release Date: June 10th, 1992

Duration: 118 mins.

Director: Hitoshi Yazaki

Writer: Hitoshi Yazaki, Sachio Ono, Hiroshi Miyazaki (Script), 

Starring: Bang-ho Cho, Yoshiko Yura, Koen Okumura, Kiyomi Ito, Gakuryu Ishii, Sumiko Nomoto,

Website IMDB

The second feature film directed by Hitoshi Yazaki after Afternoon Breezes and it’s a pretty famous one. It gets a digital remaster and this cinema release. Film directors like Gakuryu Ishii appear in it.

Synopsis from IMDB: Set in Tokyo, Ice brings her amnesiac older brother Haruo home from the hospital to care for him. He is reluctant to go, until Ice tells him that she is his lover and so they begin to live in a soon-to-be-demolished apartment together. Since he has no memory of his sister Ice, he obliges her. How long until his memory returns?

Pornographer: Playback      Pornographer Playback Film Poster

劇場版ポルノグラファー プレイバック Gekijouban Porunogurafa- Pureibakku

Release Date: February 26th, 2021

Duration: 106 mins.

Director: Koichiro Miki

Writer: Koichiro Miki (Script), Maki Marukido (Original Manga)

Starring: Terunosuke Takezai, Kenta Iizuka, Munehiro Yoshida, Goro Oishi, Wakana Matsumoto, Ryoko Kobayashi, Tomoya Maeno,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: Novelist Rio Kijima (Terunosuke Takezai) and university student Haruhiko Kuzumi (Kenta Izuka) are in a romantic relationship that wanes when Rio returns to his hometown and Haruhiko gets a job. When Rio injures his arm, he meets Shizuo Akemi (So Okuno) whom Rio asks to transcribe a story he is writing. This causes Rio to remember when he and Haruhiko first met. As this transpires, Haruhiko comes looking for Rio… 

Under the Turquoise Sky    Under the Turquoise Sky Film Poster

ターコイズの空の下で Ta-koizu no sora no shita de

Release Date: February 26th, 2021

Duration: 95 mins.

Director: KENTARO

Writer: KENTARO, Amra Baljinnyam (Script), 

Starring: Yuya Yagira, Amra Baljinnyam, Tsetsgee Byambaa, Sarantuya Sambuu, Akaji Maro,

Website JFDB

Info from JFDB – This road movie is a French/Mongol co-production shot on location in outer Mongolia, and is the feature-length directorial debut of Kentaro.

Synopsis: Takeshi (Yagira Yuya) grew up spoiled in an affluent family. One day, a Mongolian man named Amra (Amra Baljinnyam) is arrested for stealing a race horse that belongs to Takeshi’s businessman grandfather Saburo (Maro Akaji). This prompts the old man to send his grandson to the grasslands of Mongolia where he is to search for a daughter born out of Saburo’s relationship with a local woman after the Second World War. Amra will be his guide and interpreter. And so begins a road trip between two very different men.

You with a 1-meter Radius, Let’s Walk Upward    You with a 1-meter Radius Let's Walk Upward Film Posteer

半径1メートルの君 上を向いて歩こう Hankei ichi-meeteru no Kimi ~ Ue wo Muite Arukou ~

Release Date: February 26th, 2021

Duration: 103 mins.

Director: Daisuke Yamauchi, Hiroshi Shinagawa, Kaede Kamiya, Soshina,

Writer: Hiroshi Shinagawa, Shusuke Fukutoku, Kentaro Ushio, Mitsuyoshi Takasu, Naoki Matayoshi, Soshina, Maki Fukuda, Makoto Ueda, (Script), 

Starring: Takashi Okamura, Kana Kurashina, Teppei Koike, Sei Shiraishi, Rena Matsui, Shizuya Yamasaki, Asami Mizukawa, Haruna Kondo,


Synopsis: The talent agency Yoshimoto Kogyo has produced this short omnibus movie shot by 8 groups consisting of 24 actors and creators in a unique tag team. Big names include Asami Mizukawa and Haruna Kondo of Harisenbon. Each episode lasts about 10 minutes each and the stories are about the “deep contact of the heart” between two main characters in each story…

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