Movie Trailers Round Up: Death Note, Kiseki, P to JK, Museum and More!!

Hey Arama, check out our post summarizing the recent teasers and trailers released for upcoming movies.

Ideally, each movie gets a focus but Japanese cinemas churns out tons of movie trailers. To avoid missing out on the latest, we bring you this, featuring film trailers not yet featured in Arama.

Why watch these films? Let’s also hear your thoughts on the upcoming movies!

Death Note: Light Up The New World
Air Date: October 29, 2016
Starring: Higashide Masahiro, Ikematsu Sosuke, Suda Masaki
Cast: Toda Erika, Kawaei Rina, Fuji Mina, Nakamura Shido
Why watch: Known as the sequel to the famous Death Note movie series, the film is surely much anticipated.

Set 10 years after the first movie hits the screens, the story centers around 6 Death Notes scattered on Earth 10 years after the KIRA incident and the battle that ensues between Kira and L’s spiritual successor.


Air Date: March 25, 2017
Starring: Kamenashi Kazuya, Tsuchiya Tao
Cast: Takasugi Mahiro, Nishihata Daigo, Tamashiro Tina, Oomasa Aya, Murakami Jun, Tomosaka Rie, Taguchi Tomoworo
Why watch: Fresh pairing for a shojo manga film adaptation with both Kamenashi and Tao playing a secretly married couple. Also, you get to see Kamenashi in a lighter movie role for a change.

KISEKI – Ano Hi No Sobito
Air Date: January 28, 2017
Starring: Matsuzaka Tori, Suda Masaki
Cast: Ryusei Yokohama, Ryo Narita, Sugino Yusuke, Kutsuna Shiori, Kobayashi Kaoru, Aso Yumi, Taira Yuna, Koide Saori, Okuno Eito, Nomaguchi Toru
Why watch: If you are fond of jpop group “GreeeeN”, you definitely have to check this out as this is based on the true story of the 4 member Japanese pop group and their hit song “Kiseki”.

You also get to see Matsuzaka and Suda play as brothers for the first time.


Kaizoku to Yobareta Otoko
Air Date: December 10, 2016
Starring: Okada Junichi
Cast: Ayase Haruka, Yoshioka Hidetaka, Sometani Shota, Suzuki Ryohei, Nomaguchi Toru, Taki Pierre, Kobayashi Kaoru, Mitsuishi Ken, Tsutsumi Shinichi, Kunimura Jun, Suda Kunihiro
Why watch: It’s Okada’s biggest film of the year and created by the same team that produced his mega hit movie “Eien no Zero”. The film is set shortly after World War II.

Joined by a star studded cast and to be released in the very busy December movie season, expectations are definitely high for this.


Nakimushi Pierrot no Kekkonshiki
Air Date: September 24, 2016
Starring: Shida Mirai, Ryusei Ryo
Cast:  Inaba Maki, Katsumata Shinobu, Takahashi Yu, Okayama Hajime, Sato Koji, Awata Urara
Why watch: While this may look like your typical tearjerker film based on a non fiction novel where one of the couple dies after marriage, it gives due importance to the power of smiles.

Get to witness as well Shida Mirai and Ryusei Ryo in a wedding scene.


Kin Medal Otoko
Air Date: October 22, 2016
Starring: Uchimura Teruyoshi, Chinen Yuri
Cast: Kimura Tae, Oizumi, Yo, Tsuchiya Tao,  Nagasawa Masami, Hiraizumi Sei, Tsuyoshi Muro, Shofukutei Tsurube, Miyazaki Yoshiko, Morikawa Aoi, Tanaka Naoki,
Why watch: It’s Hey! Say! JUMP Chinen Yuri’s first starring film and boasts a huge star studded cast. Both Uchimura and Chinen play the same person Senichi followed from his teens to adulthood.

Lots of exaggerated expressions as Senichi obsessed at winning gold. There’s also the dance battle scene between Chinen and Tsuchiya Tao to look forward to.


Air Date: November 12, 2016
Starring: Oguri Shun
Cast: Nomura Shuhei, Ono Machiko, Maruyama Tomomi, Ibu Masato, Tabata Tomoko, Ichikawa Mikako, Omori Nao
Why watch: Movie fave Oguri Shun plays a detective this time and battles it out with a man in a frog mask. It’s bound to be thrilling as the murderer sets target on his wife and son.

Air Date: October 8, 2016
Starring: Takahiro, Tosaka Hiroomi, Saito Takumi
Cast: Yoshimoto Miyu, Iwata Takanori, Suzuku Nobuyuki, Machida Keita, Yamashita Kenjiro, Sato Kanta, Sato Taiki, Fujii Shuuka, Bando Nozomi, Hamada Tatsuomi, Yoshizawa Taiyo
Why watch: If you enjoyed the first installment of EXILE TRIBE’s High & Low movie, then you can look forward to the sequel. This time, Saito Takumi joins the Amamiya brothers.

More fight scenes and stunts are also expected in the new movie.


Ikinari Sensei ni Natta Boku ga Kanojo ni Koi wo Shita
Air Date: November 3, 2016
Starring: Sasaki Nozomi, Yesung (Super Junior)
Cast: Kang Dong-won, Fukikoshi Mitsuru, Fuse Eri, Sato Masahiro, Takeno Isao
Why watch: How’s that for a crossover film? Sasaki’s character needs to learn Korean as she works in a travel agency. During which, she meets Young-woon (Yesung) who was on a buiness trip.

Get to enjoy the scenery as well, as the film was filmed in Okinawa!


Boku no Ojisan
Air Date: November 3, 2016
Starring: Matsuda Ryuhei
Cast: Maki Yoko, Ohnishi Riku, Terajima Shinobu, Kudo Kankuro, Toda Erika, Kimura Midoriko
Why watch: Matsuda Ryuhei plays yet another idiosyncratic role in this film were he plays a lazy, good-for-nothing idler mooching off of the good will of his brother’s family.

His relationship with his nephew changes when they embark on a Hawaiian trip to chase after the beautiful Eri.


Isshukan Friends
Air Date: February 18, 2017
Starring: Yamazaki Kento, Kawaguchi Haruna
Cast: Matsuo Takashi, Uesugi Shuhei, Takahashi Haori, Furuhata Seika, Kokusho Sayuri, Totsugi Shigeyuki
Why watch: This time, Yamaken pairs up with Kawaguchi Haruna. He wants to become friends but she doesn’t because she forgets people every new Monday.

How would their relationship progress with this dilemma?


Boku wa Ashita, Kinou no Kimi to Date Suru
Air Date: December 17, 2016
Starring: Fukushi Sota, Komatsu Nana
Cast: Higashide Masahiro, Yamada Yuki
Why watch: They guarantee that this film will make people cry. Fukushi and Komatsu play as lovers in this film and everything progresses smoothly until Emi (Komatsu) reveals her big secret.

  • Comments

    • All of these look so good!!! :o :o

    • that P to JK poster looks like a father and his daughter… ew

      • guest


      • inchkame223

        i see u see differently… Kame doesn’t look old at all. He looks more of a college boy than a policeman

        • bailey darbii

          that guy is 30 lolz college looking my ass

          • He

            He doesn’t look like a college boy but the man looks younger than 30 yr olds. Also Tao looks like a college kid, not a highschooler.

        • Sunny

          No matter what Kame haters have to say,as per me he looks very much a college boy. He looks so fresh in the trailer.

          • inchkame223


      • Fuyuko

        wow, what a young-looking “father” then…

        • his hairstyle looks terrible and ages him badly. if y’all really think he looks good… :/

          • Fuyuko

            I don’t think he looks particularly good. but, I also don’t think he appears “fatherly” the way it was implied.

    • Dalooshe

      What’s painful is that we won’t be able to see them until the dvds are out T_T otherwise Suda Masaki looks fine as ever <3333

    • Looking forward to anything with Suda Masaki in it.
      P to JK….Kame, why? I might watch it anyway.
      I feel like I might watch quite a few of these.

    • yamakita

      Death Note trailer looks great!!!!

    • Sienna Phan

      I got doubt in Death notes, I got dissapointment in latest DN remakes, gosh… they ruin the perfect DN… the only thing that is Good on it, is Erika Toda….

      And P to Jk is love..💜💜💜💜💜💜

      I don’t care all this whatzzz up character fuzz, anyone haven’t watch his drama doesn’t understand the Kame fever as an actor…
      And Damn it, He is 30 yrs old and looking just a good teen in town…
      And Tao is a good actress, the trailer itself is more promising than the manga..💜💜💜

      • Sunny

        I am too looking forward to P to JK. Kame looks much younger than his real age. His chemistry with Tao looks fresh and promising in trailer..

    • .

      they need to stop ruining death note, is it really that popular in japan?

    • Guest

      This!!!! 💜💜💜

      Holyshit!!! Too handsome💜💜💜

      • inchkame223


      • kazumi

        Kame looks so handsome and cute, especially with that short hair and that smile ^^

    • Niña

      Kin Medal Otoko looks hilarious. I’m so sad I won’t be able to see it until the DVD release. And I have missed Shida Mirai’s acting, movie looks promising too! Isshukan Friends looks pretty interesting as well, I quite like Kawaguchi Haruna. That frog mask in Museum creeps me the eff out though, ugh.

      But srsly? P to JK? Just… why?

    • Buzz

      2016-2017 seems promising years and I’m looking forward for all of these movies especially DN , Kaizoku to Yobareta Otoko , Nakimushi Pierrot no Kekkonshiki , Museum and P to JK.

      The trailer of the Museum looks amusing and the new Death Note seem to have an interesting twist plot line

      Nakimushi Pierrot no Kekkonshiki , I’m glad Shida Mirai and Ryo Ryusei will be on the big screen, it’s been a while for Shida to play a major role plus I’m loving her in romance and the story looks sad and heartbreaking.

      Last but not least I’m excited for P to JK because of Kamenashi Kazyu and Tao-chan !from watching the trailer their characters are spot on and they are natural together on-screen!! I believe they will be the highlight of the movie despite many disliking the plot which is understandable.

    • inchkame223

      I’m looking forward to P to JK! The movie looks promising and the actors don’t look awkward with each other! Kame is 30 but he looks very young. Finally i’ll get to watch him in a romantic movie! Yay!

    • ugh

      Kame must not be getting many offers if he’s in a movie that romanticizes pedophilia, and he’s even playing the lead…

      • bailey darbii

        that’s what I’m saying!!!!! this is yamapi with nana all over again.

      • jun

        I heard kame has another movie next year too on may, but the trailer is not out yet. A scientific genre with lily franky as the lead.
        Yes, it is like yamapi-komatsu nana. I think, japan really likes that kind of story because “p to jk” manga sold well.

        • Sunny

          I am waiting for that one as well.

      • Nikki ok

        it’s just a movie, chill

    • kogamo

      I used to like Suda Masaki, but now I’m getting allergic from overexposure.

      • bah

        eh I dont mind Masaki because he actually has talent unlike Yamazaki Kento X_X The guy is literally everywhere with his subpar acting.

        • XD

          Yamazaki is starting to turn me around because *gasp* dude can act shojou well. He’s way better than Fukushii Sota for sure.

          If Suda Masaki is the pinnacle of acting talents, then what is Yuto from Jump? Some professional reviewers actually rated him as the better actor.

    • nerissa gibbens

      Loved this corner! I hope it becomes permanent

    • light

      Museum looks good, too bad we always have to wait for a while to see them

      • ninoker

        Is it just me or the frogman sounds like Nino?
        This was filmed at the end of last year but Nino was busy. I hope the actor is a Johnny’s if its not nino.

        • light

          True, it kinda does! But it would be weird if it was him, it would be like Ansatsu all over again lol
          I wonder if they are going to show the face of the frogman in the movie or if we will only hear his voice till the end

    • skias onar

      I’m really looking forward to Museum! I think the trailer is borderline spoilerish though…

      • ninoker

        Its a bit too much of a gore that the spoiler is a welcome to me. Not because I like gore but I like to be forewarned with gore.

        • skias onar

          Most of the gore is in the first cases. I just think the trailer gives away many plot points.

          • ninoker

            Yeah like what will happen to Shun’s partner on the roof top. At least it helps me not to get attached to the character.

    • Wondering who plays the frog on Museum. It would be great if he’s Tsumabuki, like his surprise appereance at Higashino Keigo drama series

      • ninoker

        Bukki would be awesome! I kind of want it to be Kazama Shunsuke.

        • Kazama looks good to be a villain! But i can’t imagine him to do action though

          • ninoker

            I can easily imagine him doing action. i hope its him. the intonation match. and he’s the other nino

            • It’s him! My wish come true

    • FrozenLand

      Looking forward to Death Note Light up the NEW world!

      This can be interesting if the script was well written.

    • swt_kiss01

      My picks are:

      * Death Note: Light Up the New World
      * KISEKI – Ano Hi No Sobito ( Huge GreeeeN fan here<3)
      * Museum (looks action packed which I love in my movies or else I get bored easily lol)

      For the Romantic Picks

      * Definitely Boku wa Ashita, Kinou no Kimi to Date Suru. It just looks so romantic and I am a sucker for romantic movies. I will just make sure to have a gazillion tissues with me. The train ride scene reminds me of the scene from The Angel's Egg with Hayato Ichihara (when he sees Manami Konishi's character for the first time). Though that movie sucked I mean seriously (***SPOILERS** AHEAD: Death by aspirin??? Seriously??? I mean I know it is supposed to be dramatic but…yeah)

      *Isshukan Friends looks adorable so I am definitely watching that one but the other movie definitely I am more excited about.

      * Kaizoku to Yobareta Otoko: This movie looks fantastic and the cast is no joke. HOWEVER, these U.S. elections got me all screwed up and for whatever reason watching anything with war makes me nervous. Sooo…definitely leaving this one for later.