Ghost Diaries, Tatsujin The Master, Mijyoubutsu Hyakumonogatari ~AKB48 Ikai e no Tomoshibi Tera~, 2887, Gishin – The Second God, Ashita o hegeru, Under the Stairs is the Place to Do “X” Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend, again!

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This is the second of my trailer posts.

Here’s the link for the first one.

What else was released this weekend?

Ghost Diaries    Ghost Diaries Film Poster

ゴーストダイアリーズ Go-suto Daiari-zu

Release Date: September 10th, 2021

Duration: 72 mins.

Director: Takeshi Sone

Writer: Keita Meguro (Script), 

Starring: Ryo Kitamura, Sho Higano, Kotaro Kakimoto, Tetsuo Kurata,

Website

Synopsis: Masashi is a pure-hearted young man who makes his living working as a freelance writer covering the paranormal. He travels to a guest house with his friend Shinichi, a medium, and the two encounter the ghost of a young man named Kazuki who was the nephew of the guest house manager. Kazuki is stuck in this realm, so Masashi and Shinichi help him move on to the afterlife… 

Tatsujin The Master    Tatsujin The Master Film Poster

達人 THE MASTER Tatsujin The Master

Release Date: September 10th, 2021

Duration: 76 mins.

Director: Hatsuki Yokoo

Writer: Hatsuki Yokoo (Script),

Starring: Akira Oohashi, Megumi Abe, Maki Miyamoto, Hideo Sakaki, Shigehiro Yamaguchi,

Website

Synopsis: Comedian Akira 100% stars for the first time in a film under his real name, Akira Oohashi, in this comedy-drama about a man who loses his memory and struggles to regain it. This happens when a bowl falls on his head as he walks past a mansion. It turns out that the mansion is owned by Shizuko Makita, a woman who has sealed herself away after the death of her parents. Housekeeper Natsu takes the man in and takes care of him. Taking a hint from the man’s words, “I feel like I was a master of something,” Shizuko and her friends scramble to restore his memory…

Mijyoubutsu Hyakumonogatari ~AKB48 Ikai e no Tomoshibi Tera~  Mijyoubutsu Hyakumonogatari AKB48 Ikai e no Tomoshibi Tera Film Poster

未成仏百物語 AKB48 異界への灯火寺 Mijyoubutsu Hyakumonogatari ~AKB48 Ikai e no Tomoshibi Tera~

Release Date: September 10th, 2021

Duration: 76 mins.

Chief Director: Kenji Itoso, Director: Masafumi Yamada, Kenichi Omori, Yasutake Torii,

Writer: Hyakumonogatari (Original Story),

Starring: Maho Omori, Yui Oguri, Narumi Kuranoo, Haruka Komiyama, Yurina Gyoten, Nagisa Sakaguchi, Yuka Suzuki,

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Synopsis: Supernatural entertainment is had when AKB48 members get together to share spooky stories at a temple in Shizuoka Prefecture. It is part drama and also part documentary as we are taken to haunted spots.

 

2887    2887 Film Poster

Release Date: September 11th, 2021

Duration: 105 mins.

Director: Yuji Kono

Writer: N/A

Starring: Shin Inoue, Makoto Ito, Naoko Oshiro, Takao Saito, Shingo Kanemaru, Hiroaki Koide,

Website 

Synopsis: This documentary looks at the rule of Shinzo Abe, the longest serving Prime Minister in Japanese history. It covers events from the 2,887 days of his administration and covers five themes: “Abenomics,” “Constitutional Reform,” “Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant,” “Henoko New Base Construction,” and “Abduction Issue.

 

Gishin – The Second God    Gishin Film Poster

偽神 Gishin

Release Date: September 11th, 2021

Duration: 36 mins.

Director: Misa Ogawa

Writer: Misa Ogawa (Script),

Starring: Masaki Tawata, Saiko Kitagawa, Hidetoshi Kanzaki, Kiryu Kitamoto, Kanae Okamine,

Website

Actress and model Misa Ogawa directed this short film which won the Kinema Star Award at the 2020 edition of the Tanabe Benkei Film Festival.

Synopsis: Masato his wife Sachi and his son Kaito lead religious lives but doubt crashes in when, on Kaito’s eighth birthday, an scary sculpture appears in their house from nowhere. Masato’s life begins to fall apart as he has to come to terms with his hidden past: an ex-wife named Keiko who committed suicide after she was excommunicated from the church. Masato desperately struggles to protect his beloved family whilst also trying to figure out if this is God’s will…

Ashita o hegeru    Ashita o hegeru Film Poster

明日をへぐる Ashita o hegeru

Release Date: September 11th, 2021

Duration: 73 mins.

Director: Tomoki Imai

Writer: N/A

Starring: Masaki Tawata, Saiko Kitagawa, Hidetoshi Kanzaki, Kiryu Kitamoto, Kanae Okamine,

Website

Synopsis: A documentary following the lives of people in a mountain village located in Kochi Prefecture where the community make kozo, a special type of paper from mulberry trees. This kozo paper is transformed into washi that is said to be durable for more than 1,000 years. The skills to make this paper have been passed down from generation to generation but it is now becoming rarer because the culture surrounding washi is fading away in the face of mass-produced goods and a lack of people to take up the mantle of making kozo. Thus, this film documents a rare skill and asks audiences to examine the goods that we consume in society.

 

Under the Stairs is the Place to Do X”    Under the Stairs is the Place to Do X Film Poster

階段下は××する場所である Kaidan-ka wa × × suru bashodearu

Release Date: September 11th, 2021

Duration: 91 mins.

Director: Masatomu Kamiya

Writer: Masatomu Kamiya, Masanori Kamiya (Script), Yuzu Uno (Original Story),

Starring: Kanami Hiraoka, Kouki Agena, Tomomi Kono, Ruka Fujii, Yuka Sugio, Yuri Nakamura,

Website

Synopsis: High school student Hikaru falls in love with a younger school student named Hinata after she lends him an umbrella on a rainy day. She ends up rejecting him but he won’t be deterred. As he chases her, he discovers two boys lying at the bottom of the stairs in the school building. The two boys refuse to talk about why they were there. This puzzles both Hikaru and Hinata who try to work out just what happened. 

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