Movie: Liar Game: Reborn
Romaji: Raia Gemu – Saisei -
Japanese: ライアーゲーム -再生-
Director: Hiroaki Matsuyama
Writer: Kaitani Shinobu (manga)
Producer: Chihiro Kameyama, Kazuhiko Torishima, Minami Ichikawa, Tsuguaki Tatematsu, Masahide Takahashi, Shinya Koto
Cinematographer: Nobu Miyata
Release Date: March 3, 2012
Runtime: 131 min.
To exact revenge, the Liar Game office is revived. The target is only one person – Shinichi Akiyama (Shota Matsuda). Because of new heroine Shinomiya (Mikako Tabe), Shinichi, who kept refusing to take part in the game, finds himself in the game. Along with Akiyama, there’s 19 other players competing for the prize of 2 billion yen. Omega (Makiko Esumi), who revived the game, plays the game at the Liar Game office with Alice (Mana Ashida). Alice sets up the game, chooses the players and sets the traps.
Shota Matsuda, Mikako Tabe, Mana Ashida, Makiko Esumi, Eiko Koike
Movie: SPEC: Heaven
Romaji: Gekijyohan SPEC ~Ten
Japanese: 劇場版 SPEC～天～
Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Writer: Yumie Nishiogi
Producer: Hiroki Ueda
Cinematographer: Shigeyu Madarame
Release Date: April 7, 2012
Runtime: 119 min.
Genre: Police / Thriller / Comedy
Saya Toma (Erika Toda) is a female detective with an IQ of 201. Takeru Sebumi (Ryo Kase) is a career detective with a distinguished background. They work on cases by postulating the “SPEC” of the unknown criminals and then deduce the criminal’s unknown “SPEC” to make arrests.
A mystery occurs when bodies are found on a cruiser in the ocean. Saya Toma and Ryo Kase of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department are brought in to solve the case.
Erika Toda, Ryo Kase, Atsushi Ito, Saki Fukuda, Chiaki Kuriyama, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Takahiro Miura
Go Riju, Kasumi Arimura, Kohki Okada, Kazuyuki Matsuzawa, Ryuji Sainei
Movie: Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead
Director: Noboru Iguchi
Writer: Noboru Iguchi, Ao Murata, Jun Tsugita
Producer: Ken Ikehara, Yasuhiko Higashi
Cinematographer: Yasutaka Nagano
Release Date: February 25, 2012
Runtime: 84 min.
A group of teenagers go camping in the woods. They find themselves in deep trouble, when poop covered zombies that are controlled by parasites come out to attack them.
Arisa Nakamura, Mayu Sugano, Asana Mamoru, Yuki, Danny
Producers: Oda Yasuyuki
Taninaka Keita … line producer
Director: Shibayama Kenji
Writer: Satou Midori
Cast: Okamoto Mari … Yoshioka Aya
Ikuta Erika … Hiiragi Hanako
Oka Hayato … Ryouta
Sawa Nasuka … Yamamoto Ai
Ebisu REina … Kumagaya Nana
Hamada Miyuu … Hirano Hazuki
Tamimoto Shouko … a teacher
Plot: Hiiragi Hanako transfered to a junior high school. She was bullied by Ai, Nana and Hazuki and her secret had leaked out. She was the sole survivor from the family massacre case. While Yoshioka Aya a class teacher tried to stop bullying, Hazuki went missing. Hanako was suspected of being the criminal, but Ryouta a classmate spoke up for Hanako. And Nana disappeared.
Movie: Welcome Home, Hayabusa
Romaji: Okaeri Hayabusa
Director: Katsuhide Motoki
Writer: Arisa Kaneko
Producer: Kenichi Tamura, Chiaki Noji, Hideaki Miyoshi, Junichi Sakomoto
Cinematographer: Junichi Fujisawa
Release Date: March 10, 2012
Runtime: 114 min.
Kento Ohashi (Tatsuya Fujiwara) is a novice ion engine developer working on a team that is launching the unmanned Hayabusa spacecraft into outerspace. His father Isao (Tomokazu Miura) was the leader of a previously failed space probe named Nozomi. Now, Kento pursues his dreams and his father’s while experiencing the unexpected surprises that comes with the Hayabusa’s 7 year odyssey.
Yuko Takeuchi – Megumi Mizusawa
Toshiyuki Nishida – Yasuhiro Matoba
Masahiro Takashima – Kenichi Sakagami
Shiro Sano – Koichi Kawabuchi
Koji Yamamoto – Manabu Tajima
Shingo Tsurumi – Osamu Kita
Toshio Kakei – Yutaka Yabuki
Miwako Ichikawa – Kanako Odajima
Masahiro Komoto – Takayuki Hirayama
Magi – Tetsuya Fukumoto
Jiro Sato – Hideki Isomura
Bokuzo Masana – Koji Nagashima
Yoshihiro Nozoe – council member
Taro Suwa – Chairman Tanabe
Sabu Kawahara – Chairman Sagawa
Hana Kino – Kazuyo
Yoneko Matsukane – supermarket clerk
Yoshikazu Ebisu – grandfather
Keiko Toda – newscaster
Movie: Arakawa Under the Bridge The Movie (International English title)
Romaji: Arakawa Anda Za Burijji
Japanese: 荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ
Director: Ken Iizuka
Writer: Hikaru Nakamura (manga), Ken Iizuka
Producer: Koji Taguchi, Toshiaki Muramatsu, Gou Syukuri, Hiroo Maruyama
Cinematographer: Daiske Soma
Release Date: February 4, 2012
Runtime: 115 min.
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Kou Ichinomiya (Kento Hayashi) comes from a wealthy family & his father runs a famous company. Kou is smart enough to already run several high-flying firms. From an early age Kou’s father taught him to never owe anybody anything. Because of this, when he does owe someone something he will suffer an asthma attack. He’s obsessed with never becoming in debt to another person.
One day, Kou falls into the Arakawa River and is saved by homeless girl Nino (Mirei Kiritani). Kou is in debt to Nino for saving his life. With his obsession over never owing something to another person, Kou asks Nino if there is any way he can pay her back. The girl doesn’t want anything. Kou persists in paying back his debt to her and finally Nino aks Kou to love her. Kou will then start to live under the Arakawa River bridge with Nino and other homeless persons …
Kento Hayashi – Riku
Mirei Kiritani – Nino
Nana Katase – Maria
Yuu Shirota – Sister
Natsumi Abe – P-ko
Shun Oguri – Village Chief
Takayuki Yamada – Hoshi
Toru Tezuka – Shiro
Norihisa Hiranuma – Billy
Kurume Arisaka – Jacqueline
Eri Tokunaga – Stella
Taro Suruga – Last Samurai
Takaya Kamikawa – Seki Ichinomiya
Masahiro Takashima – Takayashiki
Kazuyuki Asano – Takai
Waka Inoue – Shimazaki
Takuto Sueoka – Tetsuo
Raito Mashiko – Tetsuro
Romaji: Robo Ji
Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Writer: Shinobu Yaguchi
Producer: Chihiro Kameyama, Junichi Niizaka, Atsushi Terada, Naohito Shinaba, Shintaro Horikawa, Takao Tsuchimoto, Shoji Masui
Cinematographer: Katsumi Yanagishima
Release Date: January 14. 2012
Runtime: 111 min.
Prior to an exhibition for a small company of their new robot, the robot is destroyed. With only a week left employees decide to put a man in a robot suit and take the stage ….
Mickey Curtis, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Gaku Hamada, Chan Kawai
Junya Kawashima, Tomoko Tabata, Emi Wakui, Takehiko Ono
Movie: Afro Tanaka
Romaji: Afuro Tanaka
Director: Daigo Matsui
Writer: Masaharu Noritsuke, Masafumi Nishida
Producer: Hitoshi Matsumoto
Cinematographer: Gen Kobayashi
Release Date: February 18, 2012
Runtime: 114 min.
Hiroshi Tanaka (Shota Matsuda) sports an intense perm which looks like the afro hairstyle favored by some African-Americans back in the 1970′s. He doesn’t get his hair done at a hair shop, he was actually born with his hair like that. For freedom, Hiroshi moves to Tokyo. He works hard there and, even though he turns 24, he still doesn’t have a girlfriend. Meanwhile, a school friend informs Hiroshi that he is going to get married. Hiroshi remembers a promise that they made. Hiroshi is even more impatient to find a girlfriend. A beautiful woman named Aya Kato (Nozomi Sasaki) then moves into the neighborhood.
Shota Matsuda, Nozomi Sasaki, Atsushi Tsutsumishita, Kei Tanaka, Kaname Endo
Ryusuke Komakine, Mikie Hara, Minami, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Sarutoki Minagawa