With the teaser behind us as of April, Gaga Corporation is moving onward as of Tuesday with the official trailer for One Last Bloom. Takahisa Zeze directed the new boxing drama which is slated for August 25 in Japan, and stars Ryusei Yokohama and Koichi Sato from Zeze’s script.
A few seasons away from the ceremonial reception of last year’s WWII romantic drama, Fragments Of The Last Will, it’ll be much later this year when director Takahisa Zeze returns to the masses as he readies Falling In Spring, otherwise known as Harui ni Chiru as noted via the original title of Kotaro Sawaki’s 2017 novel. Zeze takes the reins here with a cast led by Koichi Sato and Usogui star Ryusei Yokohama who star as a veteran boxing trainer and his pugilistic protégé.
Toei looks like they’ve put in some serious work to take one of their sets to replicate one of the world’s usually busiest metropolitan Meccas, as suited for Takafumi Hatano’s new novel adaptation, Silent Tokyo. Filmed last October long prior to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the new film certainly teases an exciting high stakes hostage thriller, and it’s coming to Japan cinemas this December.
It’s been more than nine years since the world bore witness to the devastation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. For posterity, the story of the people who stayed on site became the subject of Ryusho Kadota’s own non-fiction own novel, “On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi”, published originally in 2012 prior to English translations made available thereafter.
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