colorless, Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning, Brothers in Brothel, Mune ga Naru no wa Kimi no Sei, Gray Zone Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend!

I hope you are all doing well.

I only published one film review this week, Mrs. Noisy, which I highly recommend watching. There were two films released at the start of the week which I posted about. On Sunday last week I took part in a Heroic Purgatory podcast recording of a Stephen Chow film from the 90s.

What are the next batch of films released this weekend?

colorless    colorless Film Poster

猿楽町で会いましょう  Sarugakuchou de aimashou

Release Date: June 04th, 2021

Duration: 122 mins.

Director: Takashi Koyama

Writer: Takashi Koyama, Yu Shibuya (Screenplay), 

Starring: Daichi Kaneko, Ruka Ishikawa, Shuntaro Yanagi, Sakurako Konishi, Ikuma Nagatomo, Hitoe Ookubo,

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The winner of 2018’s Unfinished Movie Trailer Grand Prix MI-CAN where filmmaker’s can win a cash prize based on a trailer around 3 minutes, this takes place in Sarugakuchou in Shibuya and looks at the lives of two young people drawn to that area of Tokyo who meet there and embark upon a stormy relationship. Here’s more about the area from Tokyo Weekender.  

You can read my review of the film here.

Synopsis: A young blonde-haired guy named Shuji Oyamada (Daichi Kaneko) is struggling to make it as a fashion photographer but when an editor throws him an assignment taking profile shots of a struggling amateur model named Yuka Tanaka (Ruka Ishikawa), he finds his muse and the one he thinks will be the love of his life. She is pretty, coquettish, like any number of ingénues drawn to Shibuya. Behind her glittering façade and good looks is a deceitful woman but her deceit comes from a fractured background.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning    Rurouni Kenshin The Beginning Film Poster

るろうに剣心 最終章 The BeginningRurouni Kenshin Saishusho The Final

Release Date: April 23rd, 2021

Duration: 137 mins.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo

Writer: Keishi Ohtomo (Script), Nobuhiro Watsuki (Original Manga)

Starring: Takeru Satoh, Mackenyu Arata, Emi Takei, Yosuke Eguchi, Munetaka Aoki, Yu Aoi, Yusuke Iseya, Tao Tsuchiya, Riku Ohnishi,

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Synopsis: This is the second instalment of the latest adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin and it is based on the “Remembrance Arc” of the original story, in which Kenshin and how he came to take a vow of not killing and the mystery of the cross-shaped scar on his cheek and also… the existence of his wife!

Brothers in Brothel    Brothers in Brothel Film Poster

はるヲうるひとHaru wo Uruhito

Release Date: June 04th, 2021

Duration: 113 mins.

Director: Jiro Sato

Writer: Jiro Sato (Script/Original Stageplay)

Starring: Takayuki Yamada, Riisa Naka, Osamu Mukai, Maki Sakai, Yoko Koudou, Ririne Sasano,

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Jiro Sato does the filmic adaptation of a play he did with the theatre troupe “Chikarawaza” in 2009.

Synopsis:  There is an island that has a ferry that travels from the mainland to the place twice a day. On the island are brothels and one of these brothels is run by Tetsuo (Jiro Sato) and his siblings. Tetsuo has a mean personality while his younger brother, Tokuta (Takayuki Yamada), follows him like a henchman. The eldest daughter, Ibuki (Riisa Naka), is bedridden with a chronic illness. The four sex workers at the brothel are jealous of the beautiful Ibuki…

Mune ga Naru no wa Kimi no Sei    Mune ga Naru no wa Kimi no Sei Film Poster

胸が鳴るのは君のせいMune ga Naru no wa Kimi no Sei

Release Date: June 04th 2021

Duration: 104 mins.

Director: Hiroto Takahashi

Writer: Rie Yokota (Script), Risa Konno (Original Manga)

Starring: Hidaka Ukisho, Sei Shiraishi, Mizuki Itagaki, Nanoka Hara, Hana Kawamura, Nana Asakawa,

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Synopsis: Tsukasa (Sei Shiraishi) is a bright and strong girl who works hard to attain what she wants but she was never able to get the heart of her middle school crush Hayato (Hidaka Ukisho). Now that they are in high school together, he treats her as just a friend but Tsukasa still loves him. Their closeness means that their relationship begins to change little by little…

Gray Zone    Gray Zone Film Poster

グレーゾーンGure- Zo-n

Release Date: June 04th 2021

Duration: 100 mins.

Director: Hiroshi

Writer: Hiroshi (Script), 

Starring: Hiroshi, Manaka Nishihara, Hikaru Aoyama, Kanato Kuroji, Nana Wada,

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A suspense action film written and directed by single-named Hiroshi who also produced, and starred in the film.

Synopsis: The Kurokawa and Shirakawa crime families have been locked in combat for many years. When the head of the Kurokawa family is assassinated by someone, his three children are immediately suspected since they were fighting to take his place. Ryu Haibara, a servant of the family, begins to investigate the children at the request of a detective and uncovers secrets…  

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