Floating Borderline, Eiga Sayonara Watashi no Cramer First Touch, “Uchuu Senkan Yamato” to Iu Jidai: Seireki 2202-nen no Sentaku, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway, Gyoko no Nikuko-chan Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend!

The Real Thing Tsuji (Win Morisaki) and Minako (Akari Fukunaga)

I hope you are well.

This is the follow-up to yesterday’s trailer post. This week I posted interviews with Yutaro Nakamura, director of A New Wind Blows, and Shinji Imaoka, director of A Rainbow-colored Trip.

I watched around ten Stephen Chow films, the 1972 film Bone, and The Quiet Family in preparation for a Heroic Purgatory podcast recording.

What else is released this weekend?

Floating Borderline    Floating Borderline Film Poster

ふゆうするさかいめ Fuyuu suru sakaime

Release Date: June 12th 2021

Duration: 65 mins.

Director: Naoko Sumimoto

Writer: Naoko Sumimoto (Script), 

Starring: Marino Kawashima, Minori Suzuki, Takahiro Ogami, Chihiro Hamada, Shunsuke Minamiwa,


Illustrator and columnist Naoko Sumimoto makes her feature debut with this film that mixes live action with images and animation.

Synopsis: Marino lives in Tokyo and works part-time at a coffee shop. She suffers from “bedsore” pain due to sleeping too much. All of that sleep sounds as if she wants to keep away from reality. When she learns that one of her regular customers, Mamoru, works as a bedding salesman, she decides to buy a new futon. From that decision comes changes: Marino begins to see shadows in her house, she begins to dance, something she could not do before, and her childhood friend Minori reappears. Marino’s quiet life begins to waver little by little. 

Eiga Sayonara Watashi no Cramer First Touch      Eiga Sayonara Watashi no Cramer First Touch Film Poster

映画 さよなら私のクラマー ファーストタッチ Eiga Sayonara Watashi no Kurama- Fa-suto Tacchi

Release Date: June 11th 2021

Duration: 104 mins.

Director: Seiki Takuno

Writer: Natsuko Takahashi (Script), Naoshi Arakawa (Original Creator)

Starring: Miyuri Shimabukuro (Nozomi Onda), Koji Yusa (Kozo Samejima), Kouki Uchiyama (Tetsuji Yamada), Ryoko Shiraishi (Junpei Onda), Shion Wakayama (Sawa Echizen),

Animation Production: LIDEN FILMS

Website ANN MAL

This movie is an adaptation of a manga by Naoshi Arakawa, the creator of Your Lie in April. It is a prequel to the TV anime. While that is set in a high school, this is set in a middle school.

Synopsis: 14-year-old Nozomi Onda loves football and has played the sport with boys since she was a child. She has amazing technique and she works hard but now that she has entered junior high the physical differences between her and the boys are beginning to tell. Despite this, she asks her coach to let her play in an official match where her childhood friend is involved. He once told her that there was no way a girl could compete with a big boy and Nozomi is determined to win the match and prove him wrong…

“Uchuu Senkan Yamato” to Iu Jidai: Seireki 2202-nen no Sentaku  Uchuu Senkan Yamato to Iu Jidai Seireki 2202-nen no Sentaku Film Poster

「宇宙戦艦ヤマト」という時代 西暦2202年の選択 “Uchuu Senkan Yamato” to Iu Jidai: Seireki 2202-nen no Sentaku

Release Date: June 11th 2021

Duration: 120 mins.

Director: Atsuki Sato

Writer: Harutoshi Fukui, Yuka Minakawa (Script), Leiji Matsumoto, Yoshinobu Nishizaki (Original Creator)

Starring: N/A

Animation Production: Studio MOTHER

Website ANN MAL

Synopsis: Since 2012, the remakes of the classic anime Space Battleship Yamato, Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and its sequel Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love, have been screened in cinemas and broadcast on TV. This film offers something of an overview as it depicts the entire history of humanity and space, from the Apollo moon landing in 1969 to the space exploration, the voyage to Iskandar in 2199, and the Battle of Gatlantis in 2202, with a new perspective. 

Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway    Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway Film Poster

機動戦士ガンダム 閃光のハサウェイ Kidou Senshi Gandamu Senkou no Hasawei

Release Date: June 11th 2021

Duration: 95 mins.

Director: Shukou Murase

Writer: Yasuyuki Muto (Script), Yoshiyuki Tomino, Hajime Yatate (Original Creator)

Starring: Kensho Ono (Hathaway Noa), Atsumi Tanezaki (Mace Flower), Chiharu Sawashiro (Kenji Mitsuda), Toru Furuya (Amuro Ray), Reina Ueda (Gigi Andalucia),

Animation Production: Sunrise, Shochiku, Graphinica,

Website ANN MAL

Synopsis: Twelve years have passed since the end of the second Neo Zeon War (Char’s Rebellion) and the Earth Federation government is more corrupt than ever, its leaders allowing pollution and persecution of civilian populations to happen on a massive scale.

A rebel organization named “Mafty” has emerged and its leader, “Mafty Navue Erin,” orchestrates a campaign of terrorism and assassinations aimed at the Federation government. It has gained popular support but Mafty Navue Erin has not revealed their identity. This person is actually Hathaway Noa, the son of Bright Noa, an officer of the Earth Federation Forces. Hathaway was on the Federation’s side during Char’s Rebellion but became disillusioned. Now he secretly leads a rebellion but his destiny changes when he encounters the Federation Forces officer Kenneth Sleg and a mysterious young beauty named Gigi Andalucia.

Gyoko no Nikuko-chan    Gyokou no Nikuko-chan Film Poster

漁港の肉子ちゃん Gyoko no Nikuko-chan

Release Date: June 11th 2021

Duration: 97 mins.

Director: Ayumu Watanabe

Writer: Satomi Ooshima (Script), Kanako Nishi (Original Creator)

Starring: Shinobu Otake (Nikuko), Cocomi (Kikuko), Hiro Shimono (Gecko/Lizard), Ikuji Nakamura (Sassan), Izumi Ishii (Maria), Matsuko Deluxe (Darcia), Natsuki Hanae (Ninomiya), Riho Yoshioka (Miu),

Animation Production: Studio 4°C

Website ANN MAL

Synopsis: Living in a fishing port, the gourmand and brainy Nikuko-chan is compassionate, loves to fall in love, and is easily deceived by men. Her 11-year-old daughter Kikuko, who is cool and firm, is a little embarrassed by her mother. Eventually, the secret between mother and daughter is revealed, and the best miracle comes to them. 

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