RED by HBO, the Asian entertainment and movie channel of HBO Asia, has announced that the Japanese live-action film adaptation of the romance manga You, I Love will premiere this August.
The channel also announced the live-action film adaptations of the drama suspense manga Recall and teen sports novel Run! T High School Basketball Club will also premiere this month.
The three films will premiere on the channel’s “Stay Home Friday” movie block, which airs every Friday nights at 10:00pm PHT.
You, I Love will premiere this Friday, August 2, while Recall will premiere on August 16 and Run! T High School Basketball Club will premiere on August 30.
You, I Love
Childhood friends Rin, Yu, Koyomi, and Keita are attractive teens who grew up together in the same apartment building. Rin likes Yu so much he unintentionally ridicules her causing Yu to lose her self-confidence. Koyomi and Keita are worried for their two friends, then Rin’s rival for Yu’s affection emerges. (Synopsis from JFDB)
You, I Love is a Japanese live-action film based on the manga series Uirabu. -Uiuishii Love no Ohanashi- by Yukimo Hoshimori, which was serialized in Shogakukan’s Sho-Comi magazine from August 2015 to October 2018 with a total of 11 volumes.
The live-action film was directed by Yuichi Sato, who previously worked in the 2015 live-action film adaptation of Poison Berry in My Brain manga, while Bleach: Fade to Black anime film screenwriter Natsuko Takahashi adapted Hoshimori’s original story. The film was produced and distributed by Asmik Ace, which was released in Japanese cinemas in November last year.
The romance film starred “King & Prince” idol group member Sho Hirano as “Rin”, Hinako Sakurai as “Yuu”, Tina Tamashiro as “Koyomi”, Hayato Isomura as “Keita”, and Kentaro Ito as “Kazuma”.
Transport company president Akamatsu doubts that poor maintenance caused a trailer truck’s wheel-separation accident and asks customer strategy chief Sawada at manufacturer Hope Motors to investigate. Meanwhile, Izaki at Bank of Hope’s head branch sales division has doubts about Hope Motors’ business plans and embarks on an independent investigation. They both discover that this corporate powerhouse has been hiding vehicle recalls. (Synopsis from JFDB)
Recall is a Japanese live-action film adaptation based on the best-selling novel Soratobu Tire by Jun Ikeido, which was published by Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha in September 2016.
The novel was also adapted into a Josei manga series, illustrated by Noriko Ootani, which was published in Kodansha’s Be Love magazine from May to June 2018 with a total of two volumes.
The live-action film was directed by Katsuhide Motoki, who directed the two live-action film adaptations of Gegege no Kitaro series in 2007 and 2008, while Usagi Drop live-action film screenwriter Tamio Hayashi adapted Ikeido’s original story. The film was produced and distributed by Shochiku, which was released in Japanese cinemas in June 2018.
The drama suspense film starred “TOKIO” idol group Tomoya Nagase as “Tokuro Akamatsu”, Dean Fujioka as “Yuta Sawada” and Issey Takahashi as “Kazuaki Izaki”.
Run! T High School Basketball Club
Run! T High School Basketball Club is a Japanese live-action film based on the novel with the same name by Hiroshi Matsuzaki, which was first published in February 2017 by Saiun Shuppan.
The live-action film was directed by Takeshi Furukawa, who previously worked in live-action film adaptations of Another, ReLIFE and Make a Bow and Kiss, while Koji Tokuo adapted Matszaki’s original work. The film was produced by Media Mix Japan, and distributed by Toei, which was released in Japanese cinemas last November.
The film’s theme song “Okuru Kotoba” was sung by Japanese band GReeeeN.
The film starred Jun Shison, who previously worked in the Nippon TV drama “Kiss that Kills”, as lead character “Yoichi Tadokoro”, and he was also joined by Hayato Sano, Junki Tozuka, Kanta Sato, Katsuhiro Suzuki and Akari Hayami.
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