Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island, Tongari Atama no Gonta: Futatsu no Namae o Ikita Fukushima Hisai Inu no Monogatari, Hagane iro no Sora no Kanata he, Tokyo 2020 Olympics SIDE:A, Forgotten Planets, Redbridge, Redbridge Beginning Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

The Berlin File Gianna Jun

I hope that you are well

No posts this week, just enjoying films like Dust in the WindRaise the Red LanternJu Dou, and To Live.

You can read the first part of the trailer post here.

What else was released this weekend?

Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island    Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan's Island Film Poster

機動戦士ガンダム ククルス・ドアンの島 「 Kidou Senshi Gundam: Cucuruz Doan no Shima, G-Doan

Release Date: June 03rd, 2022

Duration: 108 mins

Director: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Writer: Toshizo Nemoto (Screenplay), Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino (Original Creator)

Starring: Toru Furuya (Amuro Ray), Shunsuke Takeuchi (Cucuruz Doan), Ayaka Asai (Barbara/Katz Howan), Megumi Han (Letz Cofan/Sayla Mass). Satomi Arai (Kikka Kitamoto/Mirai Yashima),

Animation Production: Sunrise

Website  ANN  MAL

Synopsis: The 15th episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam animated television series broadcast in 1979 is “The Island of Cruz Doan”  and it has been adapted to film for the first time. We see legendary characters in the Gundam universe, like Amuro Rey and the RX-78-02 Gundam that he pilots, during the One Year War between the Principality of Zeon and the Earth Federation. Amuro, on his way to resupply, heads to what he things is an uninhabited island when he encounters a group of children and meets a man who calls himself Cruz Doan…

Tongari Atama no Gonta: Futatsu no Namae o Ikita Fukushima Hisai Inu no Monogatari    Tongari Atama no Gonta Futatsu no Namae o Ikita Fukushima Hisai Inu no Monogatari Film Poster

とんがり頭のごん太 2つの名前を生きた福島被災犬の物語 「 Tongari Atama no Gonta: Futatsu no Namae o Ikita Fukushima Hisai Inu no Monogatari

Release Date: June 03rd, 2022

Duration: 108 mins

Director: Akio Nishizawa

Writer: Akio Nishizawa (Screenplay), Takeshi Nakamoto (Original Creator)

Starring: Yui Ishikawa, Ryotaro Okiayu, Satoru Saito, Yu Kamio,

Animation Production: Wao World

Website  ANN  MAL

Synopsis: Tsuyoshi Nakamoto’s non-fiction novel gets the anime treatment with the true-life tale of a dog named Gonta who was separated from its owner and his family by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Yuki Yoshino, a university student in Tokyo, participates in volunteer activities to rescue pets in the disaster area, and heads to Namie town in Fukushima Prefecture, which is where Gonta is…

Hagane iro no Sora no Kanata he    Hagane iro no Sora no Kanata he Film Poster

鋼音色の空の彼方へ Hagane iro no Sora no Kanata he

Release Date: June 03rd, 2022

Duration: 102 mins.

Director: Takanori Yamada

Writer: Takaya Naruko (Script), Masanori Ito (Original Manga),

Starring: Takuro Akiyama, Yosuke Oka, Katsunari Kanehira, Satoru Ando, Kumiko Kondo,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: The Nagoya-based thrash metal band OUTRAGE get a movie made of them to commemorate the 35th anniversary of their debut. This is a movie in a movie, by the looks of things, as we see the struggles and growth of four young actors with no connection to heavy metal get shaped into portraying the band by the fictional film’s producer named Midori Asakura, who is a metal-head. Guided by Asakura and her band-loving friend Kanako, the four guys play out the harsh days OUTRAGE experienced and reflect upon their own lives.

 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics SIDE:A    Tokyo 2020 Olympics SIDE A Film Poster

東京2020オリンピック SIDE:A Tokyo 2020 Orinpikku SIDE:A

Release Date: June 03rd, 2022

Duration: 120 mins.

Director: Naomi Kawase,

Writer: N/A

Starring: N/A

Website

Synopsis: This is the first “side” of the official Olympic documentary by Naomi Kawase and it was made from 5000 hours of footage. The athletes who gathered from all over the world, their families, and the people involved in the Games, from volunteers to medical personnel, and even protesters are all brought to the screen as the Tokyo 2020 games are captured and edited for posterity. 

Forgotten Planets    Forgotten Planets Film Poster

ある惑星の散文 Aru Wakusei no Sanbun

Release Date: June 04th, 2022

Duration: 98 mins.

Director: Takayuki Fukada

Writer: Takayuki Fukada, Yuji Shimada (Script), 

Starring: Eriko Tomioka, Yukari Nakagawa, Isao Onimatsu, Yoshinori Ikeda, Chiaki Isa, Tomo Mizukoshi, Ryo Watanabe,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: A drama set in Yokohama, we follow two young women at a crossroads in their lives. Rui is writing a screenplay for her filmmaker boyfriend who is abroad. Although he talks to her about their future together through Skype, she can’t help but feel anxiety. Meanwhile, Meiko was a stage actress but quit due to depression. Now working in a cafe, her brother comes in contact with news that their father may have dementia. The paths of the women cross as they question everything about their lives.  

Red Bridge    Redbridge Film Poster

レッドブリッジ Reddoburijji

Release Date: June 04th, 2022

Duration: 98 mins.

Director: Shimpei Yamasaki

Writer: Kai Yamamoto (Script), 

Starring: Yudai Toyoda, Katsumi Hyodo, Takato Ookura, Jun Matsuo, Rinka Ueno, Yota Kawase, Aoi Utano,

Website

Synopsis: After leaving the juvenile detention centre, Daiki Imanishi has returned to his hometown in Ibaraki Prefecture but his plans change and he reunites with former cellmates after he learns that one of them, Ken, is in danger in Tokyo. Meeting up with Kaito and Ryuichi, they hop in a stolen car and go to the capital to save Ken and cause trouble along the way… 

Redbridge Beginning    Red Bridge Beginning Film Poster

レッドブリッジ ビギニングReddoburijji

Release Date: June 04th, 2022

Duration: N/A

Director: Shimpei Yamasaki

Writer: Futoshi Nakano (Script),

Starring: Yudai Toyoda, Katsumi Hyodo, Takato Ookura, Jun Matsuo, Rinka Ueno, Yota Kawase, Aoi Utano,

Website

This will be screened along with Red Bridge in order to give background to the protags, by the looks of things.

Synopsis: Daiki Imanishi is now one of the inmates at a juvenile detention centre after getting caught with drugs. His fellow roommates are Ryuichi, Ken, and Kaito and their sense of justice means they take on bullies including the head honcho of the bad boys at the centre and another inmate who is rumoured to have killed a person. 

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