Arc, Gaia Symphony No. 9, The Door into Summer To the future with you, Ai ni tsuite kataru toki ni Ikeda no kataru koto, Bittersand, KAWASAKI BRAVE THUNDERS 2020-21 SEASON OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY “OVER TIME” Conflict, Joy, and Gratitude. Japanese Film Trailers

This is the second of this weekend’s trailer posts. One went up yesterday and the other will go up tomorrow.

What was released this weekend???

KAWASAKI BRAVE THUNDERS 2020-21 SEASON OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY “OVER TIME” Conflict, Joy, and Gratitude. KAWASAKI BRAVE THUNDERS 2020-21 SEASON OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY “OVER TIME” Conflict, Joy, and Gratitude. Film Poster

KAWASAKI BRAVE THUNDERS 2020-21 SEASON OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY “OVER TIME” 葛藤と、歓喜と、感謝と  「KAWASAKI BRAVE THUNDERS 2020-21 SEASON OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY “OVER TIME” kattou to, kanki to, kansha to.。

Release Date: July 25th, 2021

Duration: 87 mins.

Director: Shusuke Fukada

Writer: N/A

Starring: N/A

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Synopsis: The Kawasaki Brave Thunder basketball team get another documentary, this one culled from 400 hours of footage that shows them in action in the B.League professional basketball league. Expect the usual behind-the-scenes footage and on-court action as well as interviews with players and officials.

Arc    Arc Film Poster

アーク A-ku

Release Date: June 25th 2021

Duration: 127 mins.

Director: Kei Ishikawa

Writer: Kei Ishikawa, Kaori Sawai (Script), Ken Liu (Original Short Story)

Starring: Kyoko Yoshine, Shinobu Terajima, Masaki Okada, Jun Fubuki, Kaoru Kobayashi, Kai Inowaki, Yuri Nakamura, Chieko Baisho,

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Synopsis: Some time in the near future, a 30-year-old woman named Rina (Kyoko Yoshine) abandons her baby boy and lives a wandering life. When she meets Ema (Shinobu Terajima), Rina takes a job at a cosmetics company where she performs “body work.” This role sees her plasticize dead bodies for people to preserve their loved ones. Meanwhile, Ema’s younger brother, a genius scientist named Amane (Masaki Okada), has been developing technology that bestows immortality on people. Both he and Rina undergo the immortality procedure and it soon becomes the norm in the world, dividing humanity and causing confusion and change.

Gaia Symphony No. 9    Gaia Symphony No. 9 Film Poster

地球交響曲 ガイアシンフォニー 第九番 Chikyuu koukyou kyoku gaia shinfoni- dai kyuu ban

Release Date: June 22nd 2021

Duration: 123 mins.

Director: Jin Tatsumura

Writer: N/A

Starring: Kenichiro Kobayashi, Steven Mithen, Tasuku Honjo, Etsuko Hori, Keiko Yumino,

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Synopsis: This is the ninth and final film in the “Gaia Symphony” series of documentaries. The whole series has recorded the words and actions of wise people working in various fields with beautiful images and music. This film records the “Kobaken and Friends Orchestra” led by world-renowned conductor Kenichiro Kobayashi and the “Gaia Symphony Ninth Chorus” formed for this film as they rehearse for the year-end “Ninth Concert.” An emotional and uplifting performance is edited into a 14-minute scene for the film. The cognitive archaeologist Steven Mithen, who has theorized that Neanderthals may have used their singing voices for advanced communication, visits Japan, and Tasuku Honjo, a medical doctor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2018, gives his thoughts.

The Door into Summer To the future with you    The Door into Summer Film Poster

夏への扉 キミのいる未来へ Natsu he no Tobira: Kimi no Iru Mirai E

Release Date: June 25th 2021

Duration: 118 mins.

Director: Takahiro Miki

Writer: Tomoe Kanno (Script), Robert A. Heinlein (Original Novel)

Starring: Kento Yamazaki, Kaya Kiyohara, Naohito Fujiki, Natsuna Watanabe, Kenta Hamano, Tomorowo Taguchi, Rin Takanahsi,

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Synopsis: It is the year 1995 and scientist Soichiro Takakura (Kento Yamazaki) is developing technology in the fields of robotic and batteries based upon the wishes of his father’s late friend Matsushita. Soichiro is engaged to Matsushita’s daughter Riko. Everything seems fine until he is betrayed by his business partner and Riko. Devastated, Soichiro decides to leave his present world and places himself into a cold sleep in the hopes of finding a better future. When he wakes up, he discovers that he is in the year 2025.

Ai ni tsuite kataru toki ni Ikeda no kataru koto    Ai ni tsuite kataru toki ni Ikeda no kataru koto Film Poster

愛について語るときにイケダの語ること Ai ni tsuite kataru toki ni Ikeda no kataru koto

Release Date: June 25th 2021

Duration: 58 mins.

Director: Hidehiko Ikeda

Writer: Katsunori Mano (Script), 

Starring: Hidehiko Ikeda, Satomi Mori,

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Synopsis: Hidehiko Ikeda was born with achondroplasia and has a height of 100 cm. When he is diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer, he decides on a number of things, including that he wants to have lots of sex while he is still alive, as well as to show his true self to show to the world. He enlists his best friend of 20 years, he screenwriter Katsunari Mano, and starts shooting a film that is a mixture of truth and fiction.

Bittersand    Bittersand Film Poster

愛について語るときにイケダの語ること Ai ni tsuite kataru toki ni Ikeda no kataru koto

Release Date: June 25th 2021

Duration: 99 mins.

Director: Tomoya Sugimoto

Writer: Tomoya Sugimoto (Script), 

Starring: Yuki Inoue, Riku Hagiwara, Ayane Kinoshita, Misato Morita, Reiya Masaki, Karin Ono, Nana Mizoguchi,

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Synopsis: A fateful reunion occurs for Akito (Yuki Inoue) and Eriko (Ayane Kinoshita), two adults who are just about coping with life. At one point they had feelings for each other when they were in high school but a mystery person drew a chart of their personal relationships based on lies on their class on the blackboard, and their daily lives took a dark turn. Now, finally reunited, the truth about the “blackboard incident” that caused their feelings to diverge is finally revealed.

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