Posts Tagged ‘Ryuta Sato’

MADE IN JAPAN: FIREWORKS FROM THE HEART [ONIICHAN NO HANABI | おにいちゃんのハナビ]

2010/10/12

http://hanabi-ani.jp/

Here’s what looks like Iwai’s FIREWORKS remade: FIREWORKS FROM THE HEART tells the story of a high school student coming home from hospital on the day of the Katakai Fireworks Festival. She has been treated for Leukemia, and returns home only to find out that her brother Taro has become an outsider, living in his own world. Despite her own problems, Hana is determined to make him open up to the world again. FIREWORKS FROM THE HEART is directed by Masahiro Kunimoto, and stars Kengo Kora, Mitsuki Tanimura, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Saori Koide, Hiroyuki Onoue, Rei Okamoto, Ryuta Sato, Kuranosuke Sasaki and Sansei Shiomi.

J.


MADE IN JAPAN: UMIZARU 3: THE LAST MESSAGE [ZA RASUTO MESSEJI: UMIZARU | THE LAST MESSAGE 海猿]

2010/10/10

http://www.umizaru.jp/

Let’s hope that UMIZARU 3 gets its act together and steps up the game dramatically in comparison to UMIZARU 2, or otherwise let it be THE LAST MESSAGE indeed: a super typhoon, an accident at a gas plant and a bunch of trapped people are a good reason to bring in the Japanese Coast Guard and another sequel to UMIZARU.

UMIZARU 3 once again promises big action and eve bigger drama, and this time director Eiichiro Hasumi and writer Yasushi Fukada better keep the promises. The Toho production stars Hideaki Ito, Ai Kato, Ryuta Sato, Masaya Kato, Kazuke Fukiishi, Shohei Miura, Gaku Hamada, Saburo Tokito, Karina, Masanobu Katsumura, Shingo Tsumuri and Ken Ishiguro. In cinemas now.

J.