Posts Tagged ‘Naho Toda’

MADE IN JAPAN: POLICE DOG DREAM [KINAKO: MINARAI KEISATSUKEN NO MONOGATARI | きな子~見習い警察犬の物語~]

2010/08/30

http://www.kinako-movie.jp/

After HEARTY PAWS, K2 and of course HACHIKO movie versions now comes POLICE DOG DREAM: 18 year old Kyoko wants to become a police dog trainer. At the police dog training school she is supposed to take care of a puppy trainers consider too weak to become a police dog. Kyoko starts training Kinako though, and if any of you are surprised how this story ends, you’ll lose your god given right to watch movies for the rest of your lives. This true story (what else) is directed by Yoshinori Kobayashi and stars Kaho, Yasufumi Terawaki, Naho Toda, Yusuke Yamamoto, Kenichi Endo, Miyoko Asada, Mitsuru Hirata, Ryohei Hirota and Momoko Ona.

J.

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MADE IN JAPAN: SWORD OF DESPERATION [HISSHIKEN TORISASHI | 必死剣 鳥刺し]

2010/07/15

http://www.torisashi.com/

Part drama, part swordsplay movie SWORD OF DESPERATION tells the story of a swordsman who is being punished for killing an evil mistress and later must battle with powerful enemies.

The movie is directed by Hideyuki Hirayama and based on the novel by  Shohei Fujisawa. Starring are Etsushi Toyokawa, Chizuru Ikewaki, Koji Kikkawa, Naho Toda, Jun Murakami, Megumi Seki, Fumiyo Kohinata and Ittoku Kishibe. Out now.

J.

MADE IN JAPAN: HARU TONO TABI [A TRIP WITH HARU | 春との旅]

2010/05/20

http://harutonotabi.jp/

Worth checking out is also Masahiro Kobayashi’s (THE REBIRTH) new movie HARU TONO TABI, an odd road movie with an ex-fisherman taking his granddaughter to visit his family in northern Japan.

Starring Tatsuya Nakadai as fisherman and Eri Tokunaga as granddaughter. The cast also includes Hideji Otaki, Kin Sugai, Yuko Tanaka, Chikage Awashima, Akira Emoto, Jun Miho, Teruyuki Kagawa, Naho Toda and Kaoru Kobayashi. Release date is end of May.

J.