10 and 16 Years. Far Away., Ararat, 10-nen, Shibuya wo Samayotte A Decade of Roaming, Dreams on Fire, Fate/Grand Order: Shinsei Entaku Ryouiki Camelot 2 – Paladin; Agateram Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, again!

The Real Thing Tsuji (Win Morisaki) and Ukiyo (Kaho Tsuchimura) 2

I hope you are feeling fine.

This is part two of the trailer post. I split them up when there are ten or more films released on a weekend because I think it makes the post easier to read. Here’s the first post.

What else is on release this weekend?

10 and 16 Years. Far Away.  10 and 16 Years. Far Away. Film Poster

16」と10年。遠く。 16” to 10-nen. Tooku.

Release Date: May 15th, 2021

Duration: 109 mins.

Director: Yukinori Kawanobe

Writer: Yukinori Kawanobe (Screenplay)

Starring: Takashi Okado, Manami Usamaru, Ayaka Mie, Nana Moriwaki, Kohei Mashiba, Emi Mori, Sayaka Utagawa, Motomasa Okui, Nene Kaneko,

Website

This film stars Manami Usamaru of Sisterhood fame.

Synopsis: The story follows Yukina Kanda (Manami Usamaru) and Kaoru Shindo (Takashi Okado), two people who have a heavy history together. Yukina lost her parents in junior high school and became the adopted daughter of a local landowner but a car accident in the summer of her sixteenth year sees her lose her memory. Sh is reunited with Kaoru ten years later in Tokyo… 

Ararat  Ararat Film Poster

アララト 誰でもない恋人たちの風景 vol.3 Ararato dare demonai koibito-tachi no fuukei vol. 3

Release Date: May 15th, 2021

Duration: 120 mins.

Director: Michio Koshikawa

Writer: Michio Koshikawa (Screenplay)

Starring: Aika Yukihira, Tadatoshi Ogita, Kiichi Shunputei, Yumi Goto, Kiyoko Morita,

Website

The leads of this film played by Aika Yukihira of Be My Slave, Chapter 2: Let Me Call You Master, and Tadatoshi Ogita, a stage actor who is also paralysed on the left side of his body.

Synopsis: Saki and Sugi-chan are a married couple who are struggling to maintain their relationship. Sugi-chan, an artist, collapsed few years ago and the left half of his body is paralyzed. Since then he has stopped painting and Saki has had to work the midnight shift at a family restaurant to support them. She wants him to paint again and so, when Sugi-chan told her he wants to draw her nude portrait, she became happy. This feeling is short-lived as Sugi-chan becomes even more frustrated by his dependency on Saki. They gradually grow apart. It is at this time that Saki sleeps with a co-worker and Sugi-chan decides to break up with Saki…

10-nen, Shibuya wo Samayotte A Decade of Roaming    10-nen Shibuya wo Samayotte A Decade of Roaming Film Poster

10年、渋谷をさ迷って A decade of roaming 10-nen, Shibuya wo Samayotte A Decade of Roaming

Release Date: May 15th, 2021

Duration: 27 mins.

Director: Jimi Franklin

Writer: N/A

Starring: Fuju Kamio, Wataru Monma,

Website

Synopsis: This is the debut of Jimi Franklin, a photographer who divides his time between Tokyo and New York. The story revolves around two young men, one drawn to the other by the smell of incense that drifts from a small workshop. This is the first of many chance encounters between the two as they experience misunderstandings of the heart and people in the underground world of Tokyo. 

Dreams on Fire  Dreams on Fire Film Poster

ドリームズ・オン・ファイア Dori-muzu on Faia

Release Date: May 15th, 2021

Duration: 124 mins.

Director: Philippe McKie

Writer: Philippe McKie (Script) 

Starring: Bambi Naka, Masahiro Takashima, Akaji Maro, Ikuyo Kuroda, Medusa Lee, Yumer1, Shizuko Yamashita, 

Website   IMDB

Philippe McKie is a Canadian-born filmmaker based in Japan. Calling Tokyo his home for nearly a decade, he has worked as a producer for a variety of corporate projects, including working with Apple, BBC, Channel 4, CNN, and Toyota. While doing this he has performed as a DJ and club organiser, through which he explored Tokyo’s underground dance, music, and fashion subcultures. He has made a grip of short films including Be My First, a tribute/deconstruction of pink films, and the cyberpunk thriller Breaker. Dreams on Fire is his debut work. You can read an interview (where I got most of the above info) with the filmmaker here.

The film stars Bambi Naka, a dancer who, when shown in full flow, is astounding. The story and characters she meets are totally in service to her character’s development but the depiction of the various dance clubs, music and styles feel spot-on as electronica, S&M clubs, and street dance styles are put up on colourful display. This would be great on the big screen.

Synopsis: Yume dreams of being a dancer, much to the opposition of her grandfather (Akaji Maro). She leaves home and heads to Tokyo where she stays in a tiny room and looks for work to support her dream of becoming a dancer. Her dedication to the cause requires a stint in Kabukicho which poses danger but eventually she starts to break into the dance industry as she studies various styles and subcultures. 

Fate/Grand Order: Shinsei Entaku Ryouiki Camelot 2 – Paladin; Agateram    Fate Grand Order Shinsei Entaku Ryouiki Camelot 2 Paladin Agateram Film Poster

劇場版 Fate/Grand Order 神聖円卓領域キャメロット 後編 Paladin; Agateram「Gekijouban Fate/Grand Order: Shinsei Entaku Ryouiki Kyamerotto Kouhen Paladin; Agateram

Release Date: May 15th, 2021

Duration: 96 mins.

Director: Kazuto Arai, Kei Suezawa,

Writer: Ukyou Kodachi (Script), Kinoko Nasu, Type Moon (Original Creator)

Starring: Mamoru Miyano (Bedivere), Nobunaga Shimazaki (Ritsuka Fujimaru), Rie Takahashi (Mash Kyrielight), Maaya Sakamoto (Leonardo da Vinci), Miyuki Sawashiro (Aka no Saber), Takahiro Mizushima (Gawain),

Animation Production: Production I.G, Signal.MD,

Website ANN MAL

Fate/Grand Order THE MOVIE -Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot is an adaptation of a popular mobile game, in which the kingdoms of Ancient Egypt and Camelot clash outside their own times.

Synopsis from Crunchyroll:  The wandering knight, Bedivere, reaches the end of his journey.

The year is A.D. 1273 in Jerusalem.

The Holy Land has been transformed into a massive desert, the people have been forced out of their homes, and three major powers wage war with each other in this wasteland.

The Knights of the Round Table come together to protect the Holy City and their Lion King. With the whole of his kingdom summoned into a strange land, Ozymandias, the Sun-King, quietly plots against the tyranny of this bizarre realm.

The mountain people, protectors of those who were stripped of their land, await their chance at rebellion. In order to fulfill his mission, Bedivere heads for the Holy City where the Lion King rules. There he meets humanity’s final Master, Ritsuka Fujimaru, who has come to Jerusalem, accompanied by his Demi-Servant, Mash Kyrielight, in their quest to restore human history.

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