Go! Anpanman: Dororin and the Ghost Carnival, Shikkokuten Tsui no Katari the Movie, Futatsume Monogatari, Ikirei Kaidan Zenbu Honto no Hanashi, (Instrumental), Gekijouban IDOL BU SHOW, Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

This is the second part of a three-part trailer post. The first part from yesterday can be found here. This particular post mixes together anime titles and indies. In terms of what I’ve watched:

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021)

Hellbound (2021)

Earthquake Bird (2019)

The Bloodstained Shadow (1978)

Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972)

Episodes 1 to 6 of series three of The Boys

What are the next batch of films released this weekend?

Go! Anpanman: Dororin and the Ghost Carnival      Go! Anpanman Dororin and the Ghost Carnival Film Poster

それいけ!アンパンマン ドロリンとバケ~るカーニバル  「Soreike! Anpanman: Dororin to Bake〜ru Ka-nibaru

Release Date: June 24th 2022

Duration: 110 mins.

Director: Hiroyuki Yano

Writer:  Takashi Yanase (Original Novels)

Starring:  Keiko Toda (Anpanman), Ryuusei Nakao (Baikinman), Keiko Kitagawa (Dororin), DAIGO (Makkuro Mao)

Animation Production: TMS Entertainment

Website  ANN 

Synopsis from ANN: The film is set in Obake Town, a town where everything can change into something else. Anpanman and the others receive an invitation to the town’s Bakeru Carnival, where those skilled at transforming can use their skills to entertain people. However, a resident of the town named Dororin is unskilled at transforming, and is unable to enjoy the Carnival from the bottom of his heart. He has a chance meeting with Cream Panda and strike up a friendship. Together, they venture into a forest in search of the Black Cape, said to hold the world’s greatest powers of transformation. But Baikinman is also after the cloak for its power that will allow him to rule Obake Town. Now it is up to Anpanman, Cream Panda, and Dororin to protect the town.

Shikkokuten Tsui no Katari the Movie    Shikkokuten Tsui no Katari the Movie Film Poster

漆黒天 終の語り Shikkokuten Tsui no Katari the Movie

Release Date: June 24th, 2022

Duration: 81 mins.

Director: Koichi Sakamoto

Writer: Kenichi Suemitsu (Script), 

Starring: Hirofumi Araki, Arisa Komiya, Ryo Matsuda, Fujiko Kojima, Reo Nagatsuma,

Synopsis: A man wearing rags and having lost his memory appears in Edo and links up with a female thief named Kita who takes him in and gives him the moniker “Nameless.” With the help of fellow rogues, they investigate the man’s true identity and finds that he is that he is the target of a group of mysterious swordsmen. One day, while evading attacks, he has the memory from the deathbed of a loved one… 

Futatsume Monogatari    Futatsu-me Monogatari Film Poster

二つ目物語 Futatsu-me Monogatari

Release Date: June 24th, 2022

Duration: 126 mins.

Director: Shinpei Hayashiya

Writer: Shinpei Hayashiya (Script), 

Starring: Saburo Yanagiyaki, Yabunzo Tachibana, Kikuharu Kokontei, Ichihana Shunputei, Bakyu Kinkentei,

Synopsis: This is the second rakugo film directed by rakugo storyteller Shinpei Hayashiya following Rakugo Monogatari (2010). It’s an omnibus film made up of three episodes with stories focused on the travails of second-tier rakugo storytellers – the struggles of playing female characters, going broke and borrowing money from loan-sharks, lady problems – and it was made with many cast and crew belonging to the Rakugo Association.

Ikirei Kaidan Zenbu Honto no Hanashi    kirei Kaidan Zenbu Honto no Hanashi Film Poster

生き霊怪談 全部ホントの話 Ikirei Kaidan Zenbu Honto no Hanashi

Release Date: June 25th, 2022

Duration: 73 mins.

Director: Hiroshi Tashiro

Writer: Shinpei Hayashiya (Script), 

Starring: DAIKO, Buruma Konno, Melody Kobayashi,

Synopsis: Transgender ghost storyteller DAIKO recounting a number of psychic phenomena she has actually experienced since her childhood due to her ability to sense spirits, with comedians Buruma Konno and Melody Kobayashi listening. The film features DAIKO narrating the dramatised re-enactments.

(Instrumental)    (Instrumental) Film Poster

インストゥルメンタル Insutorumentaru

Release Date: June 25th, 2022

Duration: 64 mins.

Director: Kazuki Miyasaka

Writer: Kazuki Miyasaka (Script), 

Starring: Yoko Akita, Rin Kurosawa, Yuuki Yagi, Yuzumi Shintani, Yuki Kawashima,

Website

Director Kazuki Miyasaka may have majored in theoretical physics at the University of Tokyo Graduate School but he makes films.

Synopsis: Machiko is a newspaper reporter fresh on the beat. When she meets a junior high school boy at a laundromat, they begin to gravitate towards each other and Machiko begins to feel that he has the same atmosphere as her best friend from childhood. 

Gekijouban IDOL BU SHOW    Gekijouban IDOL BU SHOW Film Poster

劇場版IDOLSHOW Gekijouban IDOL BU SHOW

Release Date: June 24th, 2022

Duration: 63 mins

Director: Shingo Kobayashi

Writer: Kotsukotsu (Screenplay), 

Starring: Hisayo Abe (Love “Kurumitan” Kurumizaka), Anna Suzuki (Misaki “Lily” Yurigaoka), Reina Kondo (Mashiro Honma),

Animation Production: Amineworks, ORENDA

Website  ANN  MAL

Synopsis from ANN: The concept behind the project is a “battle royale” between three idol units, each one led by a Sengoku-era commander who has been reincarnated as a music producer. Sales numbers and voting at each live performance will determine the winner of the battle royale. The group that wins will hold a grand live performance to adopt the name of “the greatest under the heavens.” The project launched in 2019, and the franchise currently includes released CD singles for the various idol groups in the project and events.

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