My Small Land, Lesson in Murder, IDOL NEVER DiES, IDOL NEVER DiES, Pâtissier-san to Ojousan, Fast Mission Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

I hope you are well.

This is the first of a two-part trailer post with the films released today in Japan.

What are the first batch?

My Small Land    My Small Land Film Poster

マイスモールランド 「Mai Sumo-ru Rando

Release Date: May2022

Duration: 114 mins.

Director: Ema Kawawada

Writer: Ema Kawawada (Script), 

Starring: Lina Arashi, Daiken Okudaira

Website IMDB

This one played at this years Berlinale.

Synopsis: Sarya has lived in Japan since she was five and while she pretends to be German, the reality is that her family are Kurds from Turkey who are hoping to secure a refugee visa. As they wait, life seems to be stable as Sarya is aiming to go to college and her father works but even then she has to look after her younger siblings while he is away. Just as Sarya sets her sights on college and her work colleague Sota takes an interest in her, they get news that their asylum application has been rejected and so Sarya’s life is turned upside down… 

Lesson in Murder    Lesson in Murder Film Poster

死刑にいたる病 Shikei ni Itaru Yamai

Release Date: May 06th, 2022

Duration: 128 mins.

Director: Kazuya Shiraishi

Writer: Ryo Takada (Script), Riu Kushiki (Original Story),

Starring: Sadao Abe, Kenshi Okada, Takanori Iwata, Miho Nakayama, Yu Miyazaki, Ryo Sato, Takuji Suzuki, Miki Kamioka, Ririka Kawashima,

Website IMDB

Kazuya Shiraishi of The Blood of the Wolves / Last of the Wolves teams up with Sadao Abe (Eyes of the Spider) for a serial killer story.

Synopsis: Masaya (Kenshi Okada) spends his days going to a second-choice university so you can imagine how negative his days are. Fate brings further darkness into his life when he is contacted by a serial killer named Yamato (Sadao Abe) who used to run a bakery that Masaya went to as a school student. Now on death row, Yamata is facing his final days but he claims that he did not commit the last murder that he is accused of. Masaya decides to investigate… rather than leaving it alone and concentrating on his studies to get into a better university.

IDOL NEVER DiES    IDOL NEVER DiES Film Poster

アイドル ネバー ダイ Aidoru Neba- Dai

Release Date: April 30th, 2022

Duration: 44 mins.

Director: Noboru Iguchi

Writer: Noboru Iguchi (Script),

Starring: Momoka, Fuuka Kaede, Miyuu Nakagawa, Noa Niikura, Sumire Kudo,

Website

This ensemble coming-of-age sci-fi drama is by Noboru Iguchi, director of The Machine Girl and Mutant Girl Squad.

Synopsis: It’s the end of the world as we know it, and the idol group “Evening Laurie” are holding a training camp in Tochigi Prefecture to prepare for a live broadcast and music video as the apocalypse nears. When staff and idol girls start to disappear and turn up dead, a mystery is uncovered concerning radio waves…

Pâtissier-san to Ojousan  Patissier-san to Ojousan Film Poster

パティシエさんとお嬢さん Patishie-san to Ojousan

Release Date: May 06th, 2022

Duration: 96 mins.

Director: Tomoyuki Furumaya

Writer: Tomoyuki Furumaya, Sumomo Kamata (Script), Gindoro (Original Manga),

Starring: Tsubasa Sakiyama, Natsumi Okamoto, Ryota Murai, Ryugi Yokota, Yurano Ochi, Hiro Komura,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: For over a year, Fumiko (Natsumi Okamoto) has visited Patisserie Cheval every Friday to purchase some sweets as a reward for a busy week at work, This is where a patissier named Takeshi (Tsubasa Tsukiyama) works. She has a crush on him and she has a crush on her but it takes the intervention of Takeshi’s older brother Ryo (Ryota Murai) to prompt the young man to ask her name. 

Fast Mission    Fast Mission Film Poster

ファーストミッション Fa-suto Misshon

Release Date: April 30th, 2022

Duration: 82 mins.

Director: HAYATE

Writer: HAYATE (Script), 

Starring: Moka Kodama, HAYATE, Shinpei Tsueda, Juria Nagano,

Website

Action actor HAYATE makes his own film with the help of Junya Kobayashi, a representative of the “Stroke Festival,” a community and event for stroke patients, and a stroke survivor and physical therapist himself. The cast and staff include survivors of various disabilities and intractable diseases.

Synopsis: A brother and sister of the Hirose family are the inheritors of the duty of protecting Funabashi, in Chiba Prefecture, since ancient times. Then one day, the evil organization “Corona” appears and threatens the peace of Funabashi with its bio-terrorist plans.

2 thoughts on “My Small Land, Lesson in Murder, IDOL NEVER DiES, IDOL NEVER DiES, Pâtissier-san to Ojousan, Fast Mission Japanese Film Trailers

  1. Thank you for all the news. Iguchi’s movie could be funny. Shikei ni Itaru Yamai is very interesting. I like the main actor and I am a big fan of Shiraishi. I’ll try to watch the movie of Hayate too – I liked him in KARATE KILL.

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