Tokyo Market: Shochiku Launches Horror, Comedy and Mystery Lineup

Tokyo Market: Shochiku Launches Horror, Comedy and Mystery Lineup
Major Japanese studio, Shochiku has the honor of leading off next week’s Tokyo International Film Festival with its “Tora-san, Wish You Were Here.” The film is a revival of a beloved in-house drama franchise, directed by veteran Yoji Yamada, that is set as the event’s opening night gala presentation.

Before that, the company has the no less important matter of launching its new sales and distribution slate at the Tiffcom market that opens Tuesday. Mystery, horror and comedy films are among the main genres among the new lineup.

“Tora-san” aside, the slate is lead by “Special Actors,” the second film by Shinichio Ueda, director of last year’s hit horror-comedy “One Cut of the Dead.” Starring Kazuto Osawa, “Special Actors” is a comedy drama in which none of the characters are quite what they seem. It launched this weekend in Japanese theaters.

In the same comedy-drama vein, the
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