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SHOCHIKU EFM 2018 LINE UP

■Shochiku at EFM 2018: 123 MGB
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Shion KOMATSU (cell: +81-(0)70-4507-0721)
Yuhka MATOI (cell: +81-(0)70-4507-0698)

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©“The Travelling Cat Chronicles” Film Partners

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THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES

(Original title:Tabineko Report)
Production Year
2018
Running Time
118min.
Genre
Director
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Sota FUKUSHI 福士蒼汰 (Laughing Under the Clouds, Blade of the Immortal、Say, "I Love You")

The gentle, warmhearted, extremely popular and best-selling novel by Hiro ARIKAWA, that kept its readers constantly in tears, will become a live-action film!

Market Screening
May 9 (Wed) 17:30 @ Palais F
May 13 (Sun) 20:00 @ Palais H

©2018 ”The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps” Film Partners(tentative)

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THE HOUSE WHERE THE MERMAID SLEEPS (tentative title)

(Original title:Ningyo-no Nemuru Ie)
Production Year
2018
Running Time
TBD
Genre
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Director
Cast
Ryoko SHINOHARA 篠原涼子(UNFAIR series)
Hidetoshi NISHIJIMA 西島秀俊(CREEPY, While the Women are Sleeping, License to Live)

The bestselling author Keigo Higashino’s commemorative novel of the 30th anniversary of his career has finally become a live action. One day, the daughter of a couple whose marriage is about to end drowns in a pool and falls into a coma. What is the decision that they make?! Is it a tragedy or a miracle that comes out of it? 

©2018 "What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life" Film Partners

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WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY! 3: MY WIFE, MY LIFE

(Original title:Tsumayo Baranoyouni Kazoku wa Tsuraiyo III)
Production Year
2018
Running Time
123min.
Genre
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Director
Cast
Isao HASHIZUME 橋爪 功 (What a Wonderful Family!, The Little House, Tokyo Family, I Wish)
Satoshi TSUMABUKI 妻夫木 聡 (What a Wonderful Family!, Tokyo Family, The Assassin, Villain)
Yu AOI 蒼井 優 (Tokyo Ghoul, What a Wonderful Family!, Tokyo Family, Hula Girl)

Master filmmaker Yoji Yamada returns with the third entry in his new instant classic comedy series.
A housewife’s rebellion results in the biggest crisis yet for the uproarious Hirata family!

Market Screening
May 9 (Wed) 20:00 @ Palais H
May 13 (Sun) 17:30 @ Palais F

©2018 “Rainbow Days” Film Partners © Minami Mizuno/Shueisha.(tentative)

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RAINBOW DAYS

(Original title:Niji-iro Days)
Production Year
2018
Running Time
109min.
Genre
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Director
Cast
Reo SANO 佐野玲於 (High and Low series)
Taishi NAKAGAWA 中川大志 (Your Lie in April, ReLife)
Mahiro TAKASUGI 高杉真宙 (Policeman and Me, Before We Vanish)
Ryusei YOKOYAMA 横浜流星 (Kiseki -Sobito of That Day-)

Rainbow Days is a coming-of-age story about the friendship and love interests of four silly, playful high school boys enjoying their youth that “only comes around once.”

©Based on the manga “Perfect World”by Rie Aruga originally serialized in the monthly magazine Kiss by KODANSHA Ltd.

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PERFECT WORLD

(Original title:Perfect World)
Production Year
2018
Running Time
102min.
Genre
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Director
Cast
Takanori IWATA 岩田剛典 (from the J-pop groups “J Soul Brothers” and “EXILE”, Evergreen Love)
Hana SUGISAKI 杉咲花(Blade of the Immortal, Pieta in the Toilet)

Based on a comic series popular not only in Japan, but also around the world, winning Best Girls Manga of 2016 by both the editors and the readers of France’s highest-circulating anime/manga magazine AnimeLand!!

©2018 “Laughing Under the Clouds” Film Partners

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LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS

(Original title:Donten ni Warau)
Production Year
2018
Running Time
94min.
Genre
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Director
Cast
Sota FUKUSHI 福士蒼汰 (Blade of the Immortal, Say, “I Love You”, BLEACH)
Yuma NAKAYAMA 中山優馬 (Haunted Campus)
Yuki FURUKAWA 古川雄輝 (Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo, Poison Berry in My Brain)

A live action film based on a best-selling comic book which sold over 1.2 million copies.

©Karakarakemuri/MAG Garden Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden Production Committee (tentative)

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LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS GAIDEN

(Original title:Donten ni Warau Gaiden)
Production Year
2017
Running Time
50-60min. x 3 epi
Genre
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Director
Cast

A new animation film from WIT Studio, the studio of "Attack on Titan" animation series.

©2017 “The 8-Year Engagement” Film Partners

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THE 8-YEAR ENGAGEMENT

(Original title:Hachi-nen goshi no Hanayome)
Production Year
2017
Running Time
119min.
Genre
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Director
Cast
Takeru SATO 佐藤 健 (RUROUNI KENSHIN series, Somebody, BECK)
Tao TSUCHIYA 土屋太鳳 (Policeman and Me, Orange, RUROUNI KENSHIN 2 & 3)

Based on a true story. A heartbreaking and a miraculous love story of a man who waited 8 years for his true love. A mega box office hit in Japan!

©2018 Shochiku Co., Ltd.

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LAST HOLD!

(Original title:Last Hold!)
Production Year
2018
Running Time
90min
Genre
Director
Cast
Ryoichi TSUKADA 塚田僚一 (A.B.C-Z)
Hikaru IWAMOTO 岩本照 (Snow Man/ジャニーズ Jr.)
Tatsuya FUKAZAWA 深澤辰哉 (Snow Man/ジャニーズ Jr.)
Shota WATANABE 渡辺翔太 (Snow Man/ジャニーズ Jr.)

Inept college students of a small and weak bouldering team aims for the top!
A heartfelt coming-of-age sport entertainment!

©2018 ”RAILWAYS3” Film Partners(tentative)

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RAILWAYS 3 (tentative title)

(Original title:Kazokuiro)
Production Year
2018
Running Time
TBD
Genre
Director
Cast
Kasumi Arimura 有村架純 (I AM A HERO, Flying Colors)
Jun Kunimura 國村 隼 (Kill Bill Vol.1, The Wailing)

This newest RAILWAYS film is the first in the series about a female train driver!

TOKYO TWILIGHT

(Original title:Tokyo Boshoku)
Production Year
1957
Running Time
140min
Genre
Director
Cast
Setsuko HARA
Ineko ARIMA
Chishu RYU
Isuzu YAMADA
Teiji TAKAHASHI

Festival Screening
Sat Feb 17 19:00 CinemaxX 8 (E) - Introduction: Wim Wenders, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Sun Feb 25 11:30 CinemaxX 8 (E)

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TOKYO GHOUL

(Original title:Tokyo Ghoul)
Production Year
2017
Running Time
119min.
Genre
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Director
Cast
Masataka KUBOTA 窪田正孝 (Death Note –tv, MARS, The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky)
Fumika SHIMIZU 清水富美加 (HK / Forbidden Super Hero)
Yu AOI 蒼井優 (What a Wonderful Family!, Tokyo Family, About Her Brother, Hula Girl)

The battle of man-eating monsters called “ghouls” vs human beings. Based on a hugely popular manga with over 1.8 million copies published and 27 counties around the world.

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INNOCENT CURSE

(Original title:Kodomo Tsukai)
Production Year
2017
Running Time
111min.
Genre
Director
Cast
Hideaki TAKIZAWA滝沢秀明 (from Johnny’s group Tackey & Tsubasa )
Daiki ARIOKA 有岡大貴 (from Johnny’s group Hey! Say! Jump)
Mugi KADOWAKI 門脇麦 (Close-Knit, Ai no Uzu)

Horror master Takashi SHIMIZU creates an insane character "The Child Whisperer" who manipulates the spirit of children to cast curses on adults.


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DESTRUCTION BABIES

(Original title:Destruction Babies ディストラクション・ベイビーズ)
Production Year
2016
Running Time
108min.
Genre
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Director
Cast
Yuya YAGIRA 柳楽優弥 (Nobody Knows, Unforgiven)
Masaki SUDA 菅田将暉 (The Backwater, The Light Shines Only There, Death Note 2016)
Nana KOMATSU 小松菜奈 (BAKUMAN, The World of Kanako, A Short Distance Relationship)

A "monster" breaks into a peaceful city, revealing the true nature of human being.
The up and coming filmmaker, Tetsuya MARIKO, explodes his talents like a firework!

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WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY! 2

(Original title:Kazoku wa Tsuraiyo 2)
Production Year
2017
Running Time
113min.
Genre
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Director
Cast
Isao HASHIZUME 橋爪 功 (What a Wonderful Family!, The Little House, Tokyo Family, I Wish)
Satoshi TSUMABUKI 妻夫木聡 (What a Wonderful Family!, Tokyo Family, The Assassin, Villain)
Yu AOI 蒼井 優 (What a Wonderful Family!, Tokyo Family, About Her Brother, Hula Girl)

The unruly Hirata family returns to the big screen! A sequel to “What a Wonderful Family!” is on its way.