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Kiritani Mirei gives birth to first child

On July 6, actress Kiritani Mirei (30) updated her Instagram account announcing the birth of her first child, a baby boy. Her husband, actor Miura Shohei (32) also made the announcement via his Instagram account.
Kiritani wrote, "I am very sorry to be talking about my personal matters, but I gave birth to a baby boy the other day. Thankfully, both myself and baby are healthy." She expressed, "I am thankful that he was born healthily. From now on, we will do our best as a family." 
Kiritani continued, "Right now, I really feel the preciousness of life. My heart aches from the heavy rain damage. I am praying from the bottom of my heart that the damages won't get any worse." 
Miura similarly stated, "Right now, we live in unprecedented times with lots of sad news around the world. I hope that things don't get any worse." 
The two deepened their relationship after co-starring in Fuji TV's drama 'Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto' in 2016 and tied the knot in July of 2018. Earlier in February, Kiritani announced that she was expecting her first baby. 

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Silent Love Formulaic romance strains credulity

Star-crossed romance has long been a staple in Japanese cinema, though medical catastrophe, more than a disapproving society or opposing parents, has become a common force tearing lovers apart in contemporary films. This does not always mean a tragic finale: In Takahisa Zeze’s 2017 hit “The 8-Year Engagement,” the heroine recovers from a long coma to wed her devoted fiancee.
Eiji Uchida’s “Silent Love” adds a twist to this staple trope — both principals are afflicted with disabling conditions: Mika (Minami Hamabe) is an aspiring pianist who was blinded in a traffic accident, and Aoi (Ryosuke Yamada), a custodian at Mika’s music college, is mute from a wound incurred in a street brawl.
Based on Uchida’s original script, the film is a full-throated melodrama like his 2020 “Midnight Swan,” a box-office smash that won a pile of awards in Japan. But while the earlier film said something true about the marginalization of LGBTQ+ people in Japanese society, the new one feels antiquated and artificial, devolving into cliched action that seems to belong in another movie.
Also, Uchida’s two leads — unknowns compared to “Midnight Swan” star Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, a former member of the J-pop mega-group SMAP — don’t add much depth or nuance to their stereotypical characters. Not that actors even better than Kusanagi, who won prizes for his hammy turn as a transgender entertainer, could have transcended the formulaic script.
The story begins with Aoi stopping Mika from flinging herself off a rooftop in despair. Distraught, she doesn’t thank him for saving her life, and, unable to speak, he can’t greet her when he sees her later on campus. Instead, he becomes her silent protector, helper and, if you view his infatuation negatively, stalker.
Soon enough, they establish a fragile channel of communication with the aid of a small bell Mika dropped on the rooftop and later recognizes when Aoi rings it. Noticing that she wants to practice on a piano in a room off-limits to students, Aoi finds the key, opens the door and escorts Mika in. Although he delights in her performance, she is dissatisfied since her hand was injured in the accident.
Then, she asks him to play for her, mistaking him for another piano student. Eager to please, he comes up with a subterfuge: Ask a handsome and arrogant piano virtuoso, Kitamura (Shuhei Nomura), to be his stand-in. Kitamura agrees to play for pay as he is dangerously indebted to an underworld casino, but his fee forces the already cash-strapped Aoi deeper into poverty.
At this point, I was expecting an ironic O.-Henry-like twist — think “The Gift of the Magi” transposed to modern-day Japan — but the plot instead drags in gangsters, metal objects wielded as deadly weapons and other elements that take “Silent Love” into a noisy, violent manga-esque place indeed.
This turn of events is not unexpected — we see early on that the hot-tempered, working-class Aoi can hold his own in a fight — but it leads to developments that strain credulity. And the privileged Mika fails to make an obvious moral choice I won’t detail.
O. Henry, who honed his storytelling technique while serving time for embezzlement in the Ohio State Penitentiary, would have created a more self-sacrificing and sympathetic heroine. In “Gift of the Magi,” Della cuts her magnificent hair to buy a present for her beloved; Mika would have sent him a ¥500 Amazon gift certificate.

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2nd Live-Action Assassination Classroom Film Casts Aguri Yukimura

This year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump will announce on Monday that Mirei Kiritani (live-action Gyakuten Saiban/Ace Attorney's Mayoi/Maya) will join the cast of the second Assassination Classroom film, Ansatsu Kyōshitsu: Sotsugyō-hen (Assassination Classroom: Graduation Edition~), as Aguri Yukimura.

In addition, the film cast the original "God of Death." [highlight white text to read spoilers] Arashi band member Kazunari Ninomiya, who is voicing Koro-sensei for the live-action films, will also play the God of Death.

The film will open in Spring 2016.

The first live-action film adaptation opened in Japan on March 21. The Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal hosted the film's international premiere on July 17. The Fantastic Fest film festival, which will be held in Austin, Texas from September 24 to October 1, will screen the film's US premiere.

Eiichirō Hasumi (Umizaru films, Wild 7) directed the film, and Tatsuya Kanazawa (Saru Lock The Movie, Lucky Seven) wrote the script.

Viz Media is publishing Yūsei Matsui's original manga in North America, and it describes the story:

A humorous and action-packed story about a class of misfits who are trying to kill their new teacher – an alien octopus with bizarre powers and super strength! The teacher has just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth – unless his students can destroy him first. What makes things more complicated is that he's the best teacher they've ever had!

The television anime series premiered in Japan on January 9, and Funimation streamed the series as it aired. A second series will premiere in 2016.

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Japans Gaga to launch sales on Tatsushi Omoris Mother at EFM exclusive

Japan’s Gaga Corp is handling international sales on Tatsushi Omori’s Mother and will introduce the title to buyers at the upcoming European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin.

Starring Masami Nagasawa (Our Little Sister) and marking the first feature of child actor Daiken Okudaira, the film follows a young boy struggling with an alcoholic mother who forces him to extract money from his grandparents, rather than sending him to school. The cast also includes Sadawo Abe (Birds Without Names).

Currently in post-production, the film is scheduled for Japanese release in the second or third quarter of this year. Gaga is also part of the production committee that produced the film.

Omori is known for The Whispering Of The Gods (2005), which played at Locarno Film Festival, and The Ravine Of Goodbye (2013), which won the jury prize at the Moscow International Film Festival. His last film, Taro The Fool (2019), also touched on the issue of delinquency and under-privileged youth. 

Gaga also recently picked up international rights to Keisuke Toyoshima’s documentary, Mishima: The Last Debate, featuring restored footage of a famous debate between Yukio Mishima and students at Tokyo University in 1969, just one year before Mishima’s death.

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Marie Iitoyo to release her first photobook

Actress and model Marie Iitoyo will release her first photobook in January 2018, according to Natalie. The photobook, titled ‘NO GAZPACHO’, will go on sale on her birthday, 5th of January.

Iitoyo commented that the soft-cover photobook will show the fans her current self. As is usual for photobooks by female celebrities, Iitoyo’s book will include underwear and swimwear shots. The photobook was shot in Andalucia, Spain. It is up for pre-order on Amazon for a little over 2,300 yen.

For the past few years, Iitoyo has steadily been bulding up her career. In 2016, she had a supporting role in a Mirei Kiritani -led romance drama ‘Sukina Hita ga Iru Koto’. Same year she starred ‘Mars’ alongside Masataka Kubota and Taisuke Fujigaya. In 2017, she has already starred in two dramas: summer season saw her in ‘Maji de Koukai Shitemasu’ as an university student wanting to learn how to navigate ships, and in October she played a girl getting aqcuainted with compensated dating in ‘Papa Katsu’. She also appeared in ‘Kirawareru Yuuki’, a detective drama starring Karina and Shigeaki Kato.

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