Honey Lemon Soda, Tokyo Revengers, The Fishmans Movie, Hiruko the Goblin, Tokyo Bicycle Festival, 100-nichikan Ikita Wani, Kakushigoto: Himegoto wa Nan Desu ka Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend.

I hope you are doing well.

This is part one of a two-part trailer post. The next one is tomorrow?

What is amongst the first batch of films released this weekend?

Honey Lemon Soda    Honey Lemon Soda Film Poster

ハニーレモンソーダ Hani- Remon So-da

Release Date: July 09th 2021

Duration: 111 mins.

Director: Koji Shintoku

Writer: Nami Yoshikawa (Script), Mayu Murata (Original Manga)

Starring: Raul, Ai Yoshikawa, Mayu Hotta, Tatsuomi Hamada, Ryota Bando,

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Synopsis: It’s a case of opposites attracting as shy high school girl Uka Ishimori (Ai Yoshikawa) and her super popular and carefree classmate Kai Miura (Raul), the boy with lemon-coloured hair, fall for each other. However, Kai has a secret which no one knows… 

Tokyo Revengers    Tokyo Revengers Film Poster

東京リベンジャーズ Toukyou Rebeja-zu

Release Date: July 09th 2021

Duration: 120 mins.

Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa

Writer: Izumi Takahashi (Script), Ken Wakui (Original Manga)

Starring: Takumi Kitamura, Yuki Yamada, Yosuke Sugino, Mio Imada, Gordon Maeda,

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Synopsis: Takemichi Hanagaki (Takumi Kitamura) is 26-year-old and a freeter living a miserable life. He is shaken out of his misery when he finds out that his first love, Hinata Tachibana (Mio Imada) and her younger brother Naoto Tachibana (Yosuke Sugino) have been murdered by the Tokyo Manjikai Gang. Takemichi gets the chance to change history when he is pushed by a mysterious person on a station platform and time slips back to 10 years in the past. He tells Naoto about the grisly fate he shares with his sister and the future is changed with Naoto becoming a detective but the Tokyo Manjikai Gang still kill Hinata. Takemichi then asks for help from Naoto and tries to go back in time to destroy the Tokyo Manjikai Gang.

The Fishmans Movie    Eiga Fishmans Film Poster

映画:フィッシュマンズ Eiga: Fisshumanzu

Release Date: July 09th 2021

Duration: 172 mins.

Director: Yuki Teshima,

Writer: N/A

Starring: Yuzuru Kashiwabara, Shinji Sato, Kin-ichi Motegi, Hakase-Sun, Kensuke jima, Ikuko Harada,

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Synopsis: Fishmans were a Tokyo rock band formed in 1987 and disbanded in 1999 following the death of lead singer Shinji Sato. Popular both in Japan and overseas, they reformed for a number of concerts and influence the music scene to this day. On the anniversary of this 1991 debut album, Hikouki, this documentary is released. It features footage of recent performances, interviews with current and old members, and unreleased footage drawn from more than 100 VHS tapes and other materials.

Hiruko the Goblin    Hiruko the Goblin Film Poster

ヒルコ 妖怪ハンター Hiruko Youkai Hanta-

Release Date: 1991

Duration: 90 mins.

Director: Shinya Tsukamoto

Writer: Shinya Tsukamoto (Script), Daijiro Morohoshi, Koji Tsutsumi, (Original Manga)

Starring: Kenji Sawada, Masaki Kudou, Naoto Takenaka, Ken Mitsuishi, Kimiko Yo, Hideo Murota, Megumi Ueno,

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Following on from his debut, Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Shinya Tsukamoto made a live-action adaptation of Daijiro Morohoshi manga, Hiruko the Goblin Hunter. On the 30th anniversary of its release, it gets a remaster and re-release and features at the Cannes Film Festival.

Synopsis: Reijiro Hieda is an archaeology professor who has been discredited due to his wild theories. They don’t seem so wild after his brother-in-law Yabe, a junior high school teacher, tells of his discovery of an ancient tomb that was built to appease evil spirits but when Hieda goes to investigate he discovers that Yabe has mysteriously disappeared along with one of his students, Reiko Tsukishima. Yabe’s son Masao has been searching for them and teams up with Hieda which is when they encounter Hiruko, the goblin…

Tokyo Bicycle Festival    Tokyo Bicycle Festival Film Poster

東京自転車節 Toukyou Jitenshabushi

Release Date: July 10th 2021

Duration: 93 mins.

Director: Taku Aoyagi

Writer: N/A

Starring: Taku Aoyagi, Satoshi Takano, Yuki Saito, Yukio Hayashi, Kenichiro Kato,

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Synopsis: A self-documentary released by director Taku Aoyagi who records his life after he loses his job in his hometown of Yamanashi and travels to Tokyo to work as a bicycle deliveryman during the 2020 state of emergency and coronavirus. He recorded his activities on his smartphone and a GoPro. 

100-nichikan Ikita Wani    100-nichikan Ikita Wani Film Poster

100日間生きたワニ 100-nichikan Ikita Wani

Release Date: July 09th 2021

Duration: 63 mins.

Director: Miyuki Fukuda, Shinichiro Ueda,

Writer: Miyuki Fukuda, Shinichiro Ueda (Script), Yuuki Kikuchi (Original Manga)

Starring: Ryunosuke Kamiki (Wani), First Summer Uika (Inu), Kurumi Shimizu (Baito-chan), Nobue Iketani (Wani’s Mother), Subaru Kimura (Mogura), Tomokazu Sugita (Wani’s Father), Yuki Yamada (Kaeru),

Animation Production: Toho Interactive Animation

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Synopsis: This is an adaptation of manga Yuuki Kikuchi’s same-named 4-koma manga which shows the everyday life of an alligator who hangs out with his friends and colleagues. The twist here is that the alligator only has 100 days left to live…

Kakushigoto: Himegoto wa Nan Desu ka    Kakushigoto Himegoto wa Nan Desu ka Film Poster

劇場編集版 かくしごと ひめごとはなんですか Gekijou henshuu-ban Kakushigoto: Himegoto wa Nan Desu ka

Release Date: July 09th 2021

Duration: 110 mins.

Director: Yuuta Murano

Writer: Takashi Aoshima, Yuuta Murano (Script), Kouji Kumeta (Original Creator)

Starring: Hiroshi Kamiya (Kakushi Gotou), Rie Takahashi (Hime Gotou), Natsuki Hanae (Satsuki Tomaruin), Emiri Katou (Nadila), Ayane Sakura (Ami Kakei),

Animation Production: Studio Mausu

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This is a compilation movie of the TV series which includes new scenes that were not adapted in the television anime, and different perspectives.

Synopsis: Kakushi Gotou is a manga artist who writes naughty content. He hides it from his high school daughter because of its raunchiness but no secret lasts forever…

8 thoughts on “Honey Lemon Soda, Tokyo Revengers, The Fishmans Movie, Hiruko the Goblin, Tokyo Bicycle Festival, 100-nichikan Ikita Wani, Kakushigoto: Himegoto wa Nan Desu ka Japanese Film Trailers

  1. Tokyo Revengers is a long running (still going I believe) manga and the anime adaptation is also still airing so this film version will be a mad sprint if it has a conclusive ending…. 😮

      1. Well, I’m still with at 14 eps in! 😉

        The premise is a bit goofy and the animation is a bit cartoony at times but the story is quite intriguing with the inter-gang politics and twists therein, relating to both timelines.

        Give it a go, it does hook you quite quickly. 🙂

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