Yamazaki Kento Delivers Another Hit as Period Movie Kingdom 2 to the 2019 Hit Original Film Reigns #1 at the Japan Box Office for Two Weeks

Shin is back! And he’s leveled up to a smexy little low pony to boot lol. Now that he’s grown up since Kingdom the original first move in the adaptation of the same name shonen manga, I guess he’s no longer going to be screaming “HYO!” all day long and now focus his attentions on helping new bestie and young King Eisei rule over this war populated land. This is clearly cribbed from the Chinese Warring States period but I did love the OG Kingdom flick for being such slick earnest fun and utilizing the sprawling cast properly. Kingdom 2 arrived this July 15th in Japan and has been #1 in the box office for two weeks now, and as much as viewers rightly complain that It Boy Yamazaki Kento is cast in everything it makes sense when he can bring in the audience. The main trio is all back for the sequel alongside new villains and allies and from what I can see in the trailer bigger scale in the action set pieces.

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J-ent Tabloid Catches Top Stars Yamazaki Kento and Hirose Suzu Out on a Date 6 Years After 2016 Romance Movie Your Lie in April

Ooooh, a new (or old but newly confirmed) couple out of J-ent, and it’s equivalent level top young stars each with major fanbases. Japanese news magazine Shukan Bunshun last week reported, along with pictures, that actor Yamazaki Kento and actress … Continue reading

Demon Slayer Anime Movie Becomes Japan’s #1 All Time Box Office Hit as Talk Goes to Live Action Adaptation with Casting News Spoilers

Over Christmas 2020 the anime movie Demon Slayer: Infinity Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train) surpassed Spirited Away to become the #1 box office hit in Japan. Along the way it passed Your Name and Titanic as well, and honestly … Continue reading

Netflix Live Action J-dorama Adaptation of Hit Manga Alice in Borderland with Yamazaki Kento Wins Critical and Viewer Acclaim

I’ll consider this one-two live action adaptation gift as a present for those celebrating Hanukkah and one for those celebrating Christmas. I was primed for the Netflix premiere of the live action drama adaptation of Korean webtoon Sweet Home that … Continue reading

Full Movie Preview for Live Action Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Elicits Interest and Fandom Commentary

One by one Japan’s most popular mangas are getting live action movie or drama adaptations, even ones formerly considered impossible to adapt due to technological limitations. Coming this summer is the first live action adaptation of one of the best … Continue reading

Yamazaki Kento and Kiritani Mirei’s J-movie Adaptation of Cute Manga Heroine Disqualified is a Box Office Hit

Once in a blue moon a cutie will come along that strikes my fancy, acting talent or lack thereof bedamned, and then I just want to follow along with his career. That’s totally what happened when I stumbled upon current … Continue reading