Parasite in Love, Umekiranu Baka, Nobutora, Kaizoku Sentai: Ten Gokaiger, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 – Sustainable Warfare, Summer Ghost Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

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I hope you are well.

This is the first in a two-part trailer post. I haven’t posted much over the last couple of weeks due to being ill and unable to concentrate. I hope to resume writing again soon.

Enough about that! What are the first batch of films released this weekend?

Parasite in Love    Parasite in Love Film Poster

恋する寄生虫 Koi Suru Kiseichu

Release Date: November 12th, 2021

Duration: 99 mins.

Director: Kensaku Kakimoto

Writer: Yukiko Yamamuro (Script), Sugaru Miaki (Original Manga),

Starring: Kento Hayashi, Nana Komatsu, Arata Iura, Ryo Ishibashi,

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Synopsis: Kengo Kosaka (Kento Hayashi) and Hijiri Sanagi (Nana Komatsu) both lead isolated lives for various reasons. Kengo suffers extreme germaphobia and hates being outside in a dirty world while Hijiri suffers from scopophobia, which is a fear of being stared at, and so she refuses to go to school. They both also have parasites in their brains, something that unites them when Hijiri’s scientist grandfather hires Kengo to chaperone her. As they try to rejoin society, Kengo and Hijiri start to fall in love, but…

Umekiranu Baka    Umekiranu Baka Film Poster

梅切らぬバカ Umekiranu Baka

Release Date: November 12th, 2021

Duration: 77 mins.

Director: Kotaro Wajima

Writer: Kotaro Wajima (Script), 

Starring: Mariko Kaga, Muga Tsukaji, Ikkei Watanabe, Yoko Moriguchi, Reiko Takashima,

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Synopsis: Tamako (Mariko Kaga) is a popular fortune teller who lives with her adult son, Tadao, due to his intellectual disability and autism. While he does spend time at a workshop designed to help him develop the ability to live independently, neighbours still complain about his unpredictable behaviour and so when Tamako is informed that a room is available in a group home owned by the workshop, she decides that this is Tadao’s best option. However, moving out is not easy for Tadao… 

Nobutora    Nobutora Film Poster

信虎 Nobutora

Release Date: November 12th, 2021

Duration: 135 mins.

Director: Shusuke Kaneko

Writer: Harumasa Miyashita (Script/Co-director), 

Starring: Minori Terada, Takaaki Enoki, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Masato Yano, Mitsuki Tanimura,

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This film is based on the historical figure of Nobutora, the father of the famous Warring States period general Shingen Takeda.

The film was directed by Shusuke Kaneko, a journeyman director who has done the live-action adaptations of Death Note and Heisei Gamera series (which were available to watch for free on Amazon Prime recently), and it features music by Shinichiro Ikebe, known for his work with Akira Kurosawa and Shohei Imamura (The Eel, Warm Water Under a Red Bridge). 

Synopsis: Shingen Takeda has proven himself in battle but there’s an even wilier person in his family, his father Nobutora. The son exiles the father and so the old patriarch goes to Suruga to serve the Ashikaga shogun in Kyoto. Decades later, Nobutora, now 80 years old, learns that Shingen is in trouble and the old man returns home to keep the Takeda family alive as a new leader seeks to usurp leadership of the Takeda’s an start a fight with Oda… 

Kaizoku Sentai: Ten Gokaiger    Kaizoku Sentai Ten Gokaiger Film Poster

テン・ゴーカイジャー Ten Go-Kaija

Release Date: November 12th, 2021

Duration: 61 mins.

Director: Shojiro Nakazawa

Writer: Naruhisa Arakawa (Script), Saburo Yatsude (Original Manga),

Starring: Ryota Ozawa, Yuki Yamada, Mao Ichimichi, Kazuki Shimizu, Yui Koike, Junya Ikeda, Yukari Tamura,

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Synopsis: Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger came to Earth in search of the greatest treasure in the universe but ended up defending the planet from invaders. Ten years on and a public gambling game called “Super Sentai Derby Colosseum” has become very popular. Since the proceeds are used to pay for the defence of Earth, many generations of Super Sentai cooperate but the Gokaiger team have been unreachable since they disbanded. That is all set to change when Captain Marvelous appears on Earth and issues a challenge to the Derby Colosseum. What will happen and will the old team get back together again?

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 – Sustainable Warfare    Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 - Sustainable Warfare Film Poster

攻殻機動隊 SAC_2045 持続可能戦争 Koukaku Kidoutai SAC_2045 Jizoku Kanou Sensou

Release Date: November 12th, 2021

Duration: 118 mins

Episode Directors: Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki, Film Director: Michihito Fujii

Writer: Dai Sato, Daisuke Daito, Harumi Doki, Kenji Kamiyama, Kurasumi Sunayama, Ryou Higaki (Screenplay), Masamune Shirow (Original Creator)

Starring: Atsuko Tanaka (Motoko Kusanagi), Akio Ohtsuka (Batou), Koichi Yamadera (Togusa), Megumi Han (Purin Ezaki), Osamu Saka (Daisuke Aramaki), Sakiko Tamagawa (Tachikoma),

Animation Production: Production I.G, Sola Digital Arts

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This is a compilation movie based on the series that was released on Netflix in April 2020. Episodes have been pulled together by live-action director Michihito Fujii (The Journalist).

Synopsis: After Section Nine is shut down, many members leave Japan and form a mercenary group called Ghost. They get caught up in a supposed rescue mission but things go awry. Meanwhile, the Japanese prime minister asks Daisuke Aramaki to reopen Section Nine. Aramaki turns to Togusa to discover Ghost’s whereabouts and contact them.

Summer Ghost    Summer Ghost Film Poster

サマーゴースト Sama- Go-suto

Release Date: November 12th, 2021

Duration: 40 mins

Director: loundraw

Writer: Hirotaka Adachi (Screenplay), loudraw (Original Creator)

Starring: Chiaki Kobayashi (Tomoya Sugisaki), Miyuri Shumabukuro (Aoi Harukawa), Rina Kawaei (Ayane Sato), Nobunaga Shimazaki (Ryo Kobayashi)

Animation Production: Flat Studio

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Synopsis: High schoolers Tomoya, Aoi, and Ryo are looking to break out of their current situation and go on the hunt for the urban legend of the Summer Ghost. This is a young woman who appears when fireworks are lit. Each of them has their own reasons for meeting the Summer Ghost and it all comes out on a summer night when life and death intersect…

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