Fafner THE BEYOND Episodes 10 11 12, We Couldn’t Become Adults, What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Dancing Mary, Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahou no Ko Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend.


I hope you are well.

This is the first of a two-part trailer post covering around ten films that drop in theatres (one already having been released).

What are the first batch of films released this weekend?

Fafner THE BEYOND Episodes 10, 11, 12      Fafner THE BEYOND Episodes 10, 11, 12 Film Poster

蒼穹のファフナー THE BEYOND 第十話・第十一話・第十二話 Soukyuu no Fafner THE BEYOND Dai juu-wa dai juu-ichi-wa dai juu-ni-wa

Release Date: November 05th, 2021

Running Time: 86 mins.

Director: Takashi Noto

Writer: Tow Ubukata, Hisashi Hirai (Screenplay),

Starring: Kohei Kiyasu, Makoto Ishii, Marika Matsumoto, Miyu Irino, Takahiro Sakurai, Nobuhiko Okamoto,

Animation Production: XEBECzwei

Website   ANN   MAL  

Synopsis: “Fafner” are humanoid mobile weapons piloted by teens who battle creatures called “Festum”. It’s a long-running franchise and this latest season of the anime has batches of three episodes hived off and put in cinemas. This is the final chapter of the theatrical release and covers episode 10 “Storms, Come and Go”, episode 11 “Heroes — Two Heroes” and episode 12 ‘Beyond the Azure’. The fate of Ryugu Island hangs in the balance as Miu tries to return and Soushi faces his own challenge. They must face an existence filled with anger and sorrow.

We Couldn’t Become Adults    We Couldn't Become Adults Film Poster

ボクたちはみんな大人になれなかった Bokutachi wa Minna Otona ni Narenakatta

Release Date: November 05th, 2021

Duration: 124 mins.

Director: Yoshihiro Mori

Writer: Ryo Takada (Script), Moegara (Original Novel),

Starring: Mirai Moriyama, Sairi Itoh, Masahiro Higashide, Sumire, Yuko Oshima, Amane Okayama,

Website IMDB

A Netflix film starring Mirai Moriyama (The Drudgery Train) and Sairi Itoh (Love and Other Cults).

Synopsis: In 1995, Makoto Sato (Mirai Moriyama) fell totally in love with Kaori Kato (Sairi Itoh). So inspired was he, for the first time in his life he worked hard to achieve things and set his sights on becoming a novelist. In 1999, Kaori left Makoto. In 2020, Makoto works in the broadcasting industry but has failed to become a novelist. Worse still, he cannot get over Kaori. A series of reunions reminds him of her… 

What Did You Eat Yesterday?    WDYEY

きのう何食べた? Kinou Nani Tabeta

Release Date: November 03rd, 2021

Duration: 124 mins.

Director: Kazuhito Nakae

Writer: Naoko Adachi (Script), Fumi Yoshinaga (Original Manga),

Starring: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Seiyo Uchino, Koji Yamamoto, Meiko Kaji, Misako Tanaka, Makita Sports,

Website IMDB

The movie version of a TV show based on a manga. Two straight actors playing gay characters. One of them is Hidetoshi Nishijima who was fantastic in License to Live.

Synopsis: Shiro Kakei (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a solicitor, and his boyfriend Kenji Yabuki (Seiyo Uchino), a hairdresser, find having dinner together has become an important part of their lives. They go on a trip to Kyoto as a birthday present for Kenji but while he enjoys Kyoto, Shiro drops a massive bombshell of a story that changes their feelings for each other… 


Dancing Mary    Dancing Mary Film Poster 2

ダンシング・マリー Danshingu Mari-

Release Date: November 05th, 2021

Duration: 105 mins.

Director: SABU

Writer: SABU (Script) 

Starring: EXILE NAOTO, Aina Yamada, Ryo Ishibashi, Nozomi Bando, Kaito Yoshimura, 

Website   IMDB

Following on from jam (2018), SABU continues his collaboration with LDH production, the parent company of which manages the Gekidan EXILE group, whereby members from that group take roles in the films made. This one features Naoto, model-turned-actress Aina Yamada and musician-turned-actor Ryo Ishibashi (he who picked the wrong girl in Audition) in a love fantasy film with some yakuza action. It is based on an original script and was filmed in Kitakyushu, Tokyo and Taiwan.

Here’s my review

Synopsis: Kenji (EXILE Naoto) is a civil servant taking part in the creation of a gigantic shopping centre. When Kenji is assigned the task of overseeing the demolition of an old dance hall he discovers his job becomes impossible because some mysterious force stops every attempt. Turns out that the place is cursed so Kenji turns to a young woman who is a medium who can grant him access to the spirit world of spirits. But ghosts may be the least of his problems because the local yakuza clan gets involved…

Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahou no Ko    Eiga Sumikko Gurashi Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahou no Ko Film Poster

映画 すみっコぐらし 青い月夜のまほうのコ  「Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahou no Ko

Release Date: November 05th, 2021

Duration: 65 mins.

Director: Takahiro Omori

Writer: Reiko Yoshida (Script), San-X (Original Creator)

Starring: Narrators – Yoshihiko Inohara, Manami Nanjo 

Animation Production: Fanworks

Website ANN MAL

Synopsis: The slightly negative characters are back for their second film and this time it’s a camping trip during the autumn. During the trip, Sumikko and her friends learn about a legend that goes, “On the night of the big blue full moon, which comes once every five years, magicians come and make dreams come true.” Wouldn’t you know it! Five magician brothers appear in town and cast spells all over the place to make the whole town feel like a party place. 

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