Kikoenakatta Ano Hi, That Day I Couldn’t Hear, Nijuu no machi koutai-chi no uta o amu, Redline, Tokyo 7th Sisters: Bokura wa Aozora ni Naru Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend!

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Welcome to the third and final trailer post of this week.

Here are links to PART ONE and PART TWO of the trailer post.

What are the final films released this weekend?

That Day I Couldn’t Hear  That Day I Couldn’t Hear Film Poster

きこえなかったあの日 Kikoenakatta Ano Hi

Release Date: February 27th, 2021

Duration: 116 mins.

Director: Ayako Imamura

Writer: N/A

Starring: N/A

Website 

Synopsis: A documentary filmed by Ayako Imamura, director of Connecting Bridge: 3/11 That Wasn’t Heard (2013) and Start Line (2016), which captures how deaf people were affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. It was recorded over 10 years with director Imamura visiting Miyagi Prefecture, starting immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake. She records things such as welfare shelters where people can talk in sign language, information security through pictures and letters, and disaster volunteers for and by deaf and hard of hearing people. She also takes into account other disasters such as the Kumamoto earthquake, heavy rains in western Japan, and the Covid-19 epidemic.

 

Nijuu no machi koutai-chi no uta o amu    Nijuu no machi koutai-chi no uta o amu Film Poster

二重のまち 交代地のうたを編む Nijuu no machi koutai-chi no uta o amu

Release Date: February 27th, 2021

Duration: 79 mins.

Director: Haruka Komori, Natsumi Sao,

Writer: N/A

Starring: Haruka Furuta, Haruka Sakai, Leon Yonekawa, Aoshi Miura,

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Synopsis: A documentary born from a project by the art unit “Haruka Komori + Natsumi Seo” who started volunteer activities after the Great East Japan Earthquake. The focus is on four young travellers who visited Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture in 2018. They came from a place far away from the earthquake both spatially and temporally, and they put themselves in the landscape of the land and they listened to people’s voices and repeated dialogues. The painter and writer Natsumi Seo and the videographer Haruka Komori shows the four people who participated in the Rikuzentakata workshop for the first time, bridging the past, present, and future of the land through their own words and bodies.

 

Redline    Redline Film Poster

Release Date: October 09th, 2010

Duration: 102 mins.

Director: Takeshi Koike

Writer: Katsuhito Ishii, Yoji Enokido, Yoshiki Sakurai (Script), Katsuhito Ishii (Original Creator),

Starring: Takuya Kimura (JP), Yu Aoi (Sonoshee McLaren), Akane Sakai (Boiboi). Tadanobu Asano (Frisbee), Kanji Tsuda (Trava),

Animation Production: Madhouse, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation

ANN MAL

Synopsis from Anime News Network: Every 5 years the race called “Redline” is held at a surprise location revealed shortly before the race begins. This time around it’s being held on Roboworld, much to the dismay of Roboworld’s militant government which has no intention of allowing the race to proceed. The race has no rules—whoever crosses the Redline first, wins. Sweet JP is a rare breed of racer who prefers retro style and raw power over high tech gadgets and weaponry. Troubled by their involvement with the mob, Sweet JP and his team just want a clean shot at winning the race. Sonoshee McLaren is a skilled and highly competitive rising star in the racing circuit. She beat JP in the last qualifier and caught his eye. Up against lethal hostility from Roboworld’s government and their fellow racers, JP and Sonoshee are pushed to their limits in the race for the Redline.

 

Tokyo 7th Sisters: Bokura wa Aozora ni Naru  Tokyo 7th Sisters Bokura wa Aozora ni Naru Film Poster

Tokyo 7th シスターズ 僕らは青空になるTokyo 7th Shisuta-zu Bokura wa Aozora ni Naru

Release Date: February 26th, 2021

Duration: 77 mins.

Director: Takayuki Kitagawa

Writer: Shintaro Motegi (Script/Original Creator),

Starring: Ai Kakuma (Rona Tsunomori), Yuki Takada (Musubi Tendoji), Inori Minase (Connie Rokusaki, Nicol Nanasaki), Minami Shinoda (Haru Kusakabe),

Animation Production: LandQ studios

Website ANN MAL

Synopsis from Tokyo 7th Sisters Wiki via MAL: In the year 2032, the legendary idol unit “7th Sisters” suddenly retired from the industry and disappeared. That was the end of the idol industry… until two years later, when a young glory-seeking employee is appointed to be the leader of Tokyo’s next generation idol studio, “777 (Three Seven),” commonly referred to as Nanastar.

However, the city continues to believe that idols are a thing of the past, and Nanastar is no exception. Their slump continues, but one day a mysterious and beautiful female manager approaches you and says, “If the idols of the past are gone, we’ll just have to make new idols! True “sisters” linked by powerful bonds!” The story of the idols of the future, the Nanastar Sisters, will now unfold.

6 thoughts on “Kikoenakatta Ano Hi, That Day I Couldn’t Hear, Nijuu no machi koutai-chi no uta o amu, Redline, Tokyo 7th Sisters: Bokura wa Aozora ni Naru Japanese Film Trailers

  1. Nicolas PhilibertのLes Pays des Sourdsは初めて見た聾啞者に関するドキュメンタリ映画です。その後、Werner HerzogのLand of Silence and Darkness を鑑賞しました。
    “きこえなかったあの日 ”、十年というドキュメンタリー精神に脱帽!
    機会があれば、この映画を観てみたいです。

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