Director Shinsuke Sato’s treatment of the Kingdom franchise continues to be one of the greatest and most beautiful looking things to happen to live-action manga adaptations, all right up to this past summer’s hit third chapter release, Kingdom: Flame Of Destiny. Following its announcement in September, the next feature installment based Yasuhisa Hara’s publication is only half a year away now with the July 12 release of Kingdom: Return Of The Great General, with Toho leading the charge as its begun so with an official teaser to signal fans.
LOVE YOU AS THE WORLD ENDS: THE MOVIE Teaser Reveals An Explosive Final Chapter To Ryoma Takeuchi’s Harrowing Quest
Fans of the hit survival drama series Love You As The World Ends may now ready themselves as Toho preps its theatrical finale to the hit show, coming January 26. Series regulars Ryoma Takeuchi (Akira And Akira) and Ayami Nakajo (Tokyo MER: Mobile Emergency Room – The Movie) reprise their roles joining a cast of new and returning faces from the hit show that firstly launched in 2021 via NTV and continued onward through Hulu Japan and Netflix Japan.
Director Shigeaki Kubo of HiGH&LOW franchise fame is a name I, and others among my mutuals have come to love and appreciate over the last eight years or so. His latest return to the big screen comes by way of Toho nowadays as fans of actor Kento Yamazaki can now look toward January 19 for the Japan release of the new survival action thriller, Golden Kamuy.
Still on deck for this year is crime thriller Hard Days, starring Junichi Okada and Go Ayano for its release on May 19. The official trailer is up for the flick which comes nearly a decade after Kim Sung-hoon’s original flick and remakes that followed thereafter.
The official trailer is now online for Touken Ranbu The Movie: Dawn, along with a new poster all of which are viewable at the bottom. The film is director Saiji Yakumo’s sequel to his period sword-clashing 2019 adaptation of DMM Games’ collectible card game.
Bringing the trilogy full circle this year is director Shinsuke Sato with a third installment of the Kingdom saga based on the work of mangaka Yasuhisa Hara. Following the film’s announcement a few weeks ago in Toho’s 2023 line-up, we now have the film’s first official teaser to kick off the new year which you can view below.
You can currently look up director Michihito Fujii’s most recent crime drama, A Family (locally known as Yakuza And The Family) on Netflix in the U.S. to get a feel of his directorial style if you haven’t seen any of his previous work. Up next to release is his newest drama, Village, while the latest updates are online for Hard Days, which is due for May 19, 2023 release from Toho.
Saiji Yakumo’s latest efforts now turn toward Tougen Ranbu The Movie: Reimei (Dawn), the sequel to his period sword-clashing 2019 adaptation of DMM Games’ collectible card game. The primary cast from the first film is all returning to the new installment from a script this time by Hideyuki Kobashi and Jin Haganeya, and with a launch teaser online as of about a week ago to help set the mood.
I stan guys like director Takashi Yamazaki, so it’s wholly a welcome feat that he’s being tapped to direct a new Godzilla movie coming on November 3, 2023.
A television veteran director for more than twenty years, Naomi Tamura’s work as one of several directors on 2020 television drama, Seven Secretaries, now brings us her latest treatment now in the form of her feature directing debut, Seven Secretaries: The Movie.
Takashi Hirano, whose producing credits partly include films like Dororo, Takashi Miike’s Zebraman films and 2017’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable – Chapter 1 to name a few, is diving head-first into manga territory for his feature directing debut.
It’s a little more than two months waiting for Takashi Yamazaki’s epic new World War 2 thriller, The Great War Of Archimedes. For now, slide this bit of footage in as your first official trailer hailing Gintama actor Masaki Suda as a genuis mathematician who launches his own investigation targeting a conspiracy regarding the construction of Japanese warships for the ongoing World War II.
Call it wishful thinking, but I’m still holding out hope for a Bleach sequel, and anyone familiar with director Shinsuke Sato’s work can, in some capacity, understand why. Granted that this includes folks attending this year’s SXSW where cinephiles can catch the latest glimpse of his new Warring States Period epic, Kingdom, as big a deal in Japan as it is, Sato might make some much-deserved headway here.
Moviegoers in Japan may be a ways from the theatrical release of Sato Shinsuke’s latest feature, Kingdom, but they’re not being forgotten in the least. That the campaign just rolled out a brand new poster to further entice the already enticed stipulates this and given the ceremony of the film’s international reception per Sony’s acquisition, one hopes we’ll be obliged here stateside very soon. I know I, myself, want this. Peep it:
Remember within the last two-and-a-half years when Steven Paul and Justin Lin were attached to their own respective Lone Wolf And Cub remakes? No? Well that’s okay. When there’s no movement on a project, it’s easy to lose track or interest. As the saying goes: Out of sight, out of mind.
I was a little late catching up with the My Hero Academia animated series. Not too late, however, as a steady viewing of episodes brought me up to speed with its weekly rollout on Crunchyroll before long.
With an adaptation of Samura Hiroaki’s Blade Of The Immortal still looming, acclaimed filmmaker Miike Takashi is now off to another endeavor with news of the forthcoming live-action foray, Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure. Warner Bros. and Toho are reportedly aiming to produce the film for a release next Summer, based on Araki Hirohiko’s eight-part manga with emphasis on the fourth installation, “Diamond Is Unbreakable”.
via Anime News Network:
The story is set in Morioh, located in S City in M Prefecture of Japan, and it follows the misadventures of Jōsuke Higashikata and his companions, as they are involved in a series of bizarre incidents in their town.
Araki launched the manga via Shueisha in 1987 before following in the years after with light novels, video games and a slate of animated series and films. Rounding out the cast are Death Note TV series actor Yamazaki Kento as Higashikata Jōsuke and Kamiki Ryunosuke from Bakuman and Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno as Hirose Kōichi, with Nana Komatsu as Yamagishi Yukako, Okada Masaki as Nijimura Keichō, Mackenyu (Chihayafuru) as Nijimura Okuyasu, Yamada Takayuki as Katagiri Anjūrō, Iseya Yusuke as Kūjō Jōtarō, Mizuki Alisa as Higashikata Tomoko and Kunimura Jun as Higashikata Ryōhei.
As for all else, next to Gintama and Bleach, I have my homework cut out for me.