#Movie News

Kenichi Matsuyama rejoins Tatsuya Fujiwara for “Kaiji”

Actor Kenichi Matsuyama (24) has been revealed as a supporting cast member in the upcoming movie “Kaiji,” which stars Tatsuya Fujiwara (27). This reunites the pair, who last worked together in the hit live-action “Death Note” films in 2006. “Kaiji” is based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto’s popular manga about a gambler named Kaiji (Fujiwara) stuck in…

YUI sings two tunes for “Kaiji”

Two similar news: YUI has been tapped to provide the theme song and an insert song for the manga-to-movie adaptation “Kaiji,” which stars Tatsuya Fujiwara as a gambler trying to erase an enormous debt. Initially, YUI was only asked to provide the theme, but director Toya Sato ended up using two of her tunes. “It’s…

Isao Yukisada goes on “Parade”

Director Isao Yukisada is working on a screen adaptation of author Shuichi Yoshida’s first full-length novel, “Parade,” which won the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize in 2002. Yukisada has apparently been hoping to make a movie out of the book ever since it was published in 2002. The story revolves around an unusual group of five young…

Singer SHIGI to make debut with “Chameleon” theme

SHIGI, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter in college, will be making her major label debut on July 2. Her first single, “Shomei,” is being used as the theme song for the Junji Sakamoto action film “Chameleon” (in theaters July 5). The movie stars Tatsuya Fujiwara and Asami Mizukawa. SHIGI is currently a third-year student at a private…

“Snakes and Earrings” cast includes Oguri, Fujiwara, and more

Yukio Ninagawa’s “Hebi ni Piasu” (also known as “Snakes and Earrings”) finished filming in December, but certain cast details quietly slipped under the radar until recently.While it was widely announced that Yuriko Yoshitaka was starring alongside Kengo Kora and ARATA, the movie’s guest cast was not publicized. Media outlets are now reporting that Kamejiro Ichikawa,…

The vision of Yuusaku’s Matsuda, is filmed with Tatsuya Fujiwara

“Fujiwara feels the scale, which today is not bound with we would like to aim toward the star movie”, the Sakamoto sequential Osamu director which is said. It exceeds dimension, “springtime of life fighting scene” Sakamoto Osamu director films production “Chameleon” is advanced with Fujiwara Tatsuya starring. As for the script, the work of vision…

Mizukawa co-stars with Fujiwara in “Chameleon”

Actress Asami Mizukawa has been revealed as the female lead in Junji Sakamoto’s action movie “Chameleon,” which completed filming last month. Mizukawa plays a woman with a dark past who makes a living as a fortune teller. She serves as the romantic interest for the protagonist, played by Tatsuya Fujiwara. The movie opens this summer.…

Chameleon [カメレオン]

Fujiwara Tatsuya to Take On Matsuda Yusaku Role Popular young actor Fujiwara Tatsuya (25) is to take on the persona of a Japanese movie legend. In the ‘hard boiled’ thriller “Chameleon” the star of the “Battle Royale” and “Death Note” movies will play a role originally written for the late Matsuda Yusaku* (1950-89) in 1978.…

Archived: November 2006 – Flying Start for Death Note Sequel

Sequel movie “Death Note – The Last Name” had the best opening weekend of any domestic movie this year. In the three days since it opened in theaters on November 3, it pulled in ¥1.2 billion at the box office and was seen by almost a million people. As it was a three-day holiday weekend,…

Archived: October 2006 – The dummy

Ryuk watches in glee as Light Yagami plots the end of a criminal. During the filming, Tatsuya Fujiwara had to act opposite a dummy, which was a stand-in for the CG-animated Ryuk. FOR Tatsuya Fujiwara (Light Yagami), not speaking to Kenichi Matsuyama (L) was certainly far more easy to handle than acting opposite his other…