In the near future, the Navy develops a fighter jet piloted by an artificial intelligence computer. The jet is placed on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific to learn combat manuevers from the human pilots aboard. But when the computer develops a mind of its own, it’s the humans who are charged with stopping it before it incites a war…
Street-racing manga Wangan Midnight speeds to the big screen in the 2009 live-action adaptation Wangan Midnight The Movie. Serialized in Young Magazine since 1992, Kusunoki Michiharu’s Wangan Midnight has inspired an anime and a series of movies and video games. Directed by Muroga Atsushi (Super Cub), Wangan Midnight The Movie stars heartthrobs Nakamura Yuichi (Princess Princess D) and Kato Kazuki (Days with You) as the storied rival street racers Asakura Akio and Shima Tatsuya. The film also co-stars Kobayashi Ryoko (Helen the Baby Fox), Yonehara Kosuke from Run & Gun, Matsumoto Rio (God’s Puzzle), and veteran Sugata Shun.
Speed-loving high school senior Akio (Nakamura Yuichi) challenges doctor Tatsuya (Kato Kazuki) to a race on the freeway, but he gets outgunned by Tatsuya and his Turbo 964 “Blackbird”. Determined to win back his pride, Akio trades in his Fairlady Z31for a Fairlady S30 that he salvages from the scrapyard. This Fairlady S30, however, has a backstory. Nicknamed “Devil Z”, it is unnaturally fast, and all of its previous owners have crashed and burned, spawning a legend that the car is cursed.
The film centers on a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
Youth, and life in general, is anything but glamorous for a group of students and their families. Romantic woes and confused sexuality for both young and old, internal and external parental conflict and feelings of isolation afflict individuals from all strata of Hong Kong society, underscoring their commonalities as much as it does their differences.
In this poetic love story, Noon (Nancy Trotter Landry) is our narrator, a shy taxidermist who keeps a silent menagerie of fauna in the freezer alongside Manchester’s (Liam Browne) ice pops. Manchester documents their affair, creating highly charged and wonderfully erotic images. There is no artificiality in his work, just an instinctive technique, a couple of cheap instamatic cameras and a willing girlfriend. In a garage on a wasteland, Noon and Manchester have made a home and are spending their first summer together. They are happy to detach themselves from the outside world as much as possible, allowing them to explore each other and indulge their passions. In their space away from other distractions, their appetite and attraction for each other is intensified. How will their relationship fare when they step out of this cocooned environment? Tension is never far from the surface, and things are exacerbated when Manchester is seduced by a lucrative offer that takes him away from Noon and the world they share. Franny, a wealthy pornographer and connoisseur of erotica, launches Manchester’s photography in the art world; Manchester’s success destroys the beauty of their once idyllic life. His downfall is as rapid as his rise. All the characters are linked thematically via Erotology; the study of sexual love and lovemaking.
The story focuses on a high school boy who boards with an all-female family. When he discovers that he can turn invisible, it naturally leads to risque situations, particularly involving the girls that he lives with.
Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.
Two girls, both named Nana and of the same age, coincidentally meet on a train trip to Tokyo. They soon find themselves living with each other under the same roof because of an even bigger coincidence. Even though they share the same name and age, they differ in just about everything else. Even so, through hard experiences in love and life, a strong friendship is born between them, as both Nanas grow through their hardships and struggle to win the odds.
When a Mafia don’s right-hand man, a bulldog named Sonny, swallows his ring, comedy ensues as two of the don’s best soldiers try and retrieve the ring from Sonny, who has been adopted by a new family.
The plot thickens as Komatsu Nana is entangled in a love triangle between Trapnest’s Takumi and Black Stones’ Nobu. This also happens to be just one of Osaki Nana’s many plights as she struggles to succeed with her music career and her love life with Ren.