Full Trailer for Sion Sono's Manga Adaptation Sequel 'Shinjuku Swan II'
Time to meet the Shinjuku Swan. A full Japanese trailer has debuted for Sion Sono's latest film, Shinjuku Swan II, a sequel to his first adaptation of a manga about an adult entertainment scout named Tatsuhiko Shiratori. Sion Sono is one of Japan's best directors working today, behind films like Love Exposure, Why Don't You Play in Hell? and Tokyo Tribe, though this film series hasn't picked up any US distribution yet. Shinjuku Swan II stars Gou Ayano, Alice Hirose, Kippei Shiina, Yusuke Iseya, Motoki Fukami, Nobuaki Kaneko, Yu Yamada, Hideo Nakano, as well as Tadanobu Asano as the rival scout CEO that Tatsuhiko goes up against. This looks like some of Sono's most commercial work, but might still be fun.
And for reference, here's a trailer for the first Shinjuku Swan movie - which opened in Japan in 2015:
Tatsuhiko Shiratori (Gou Ayano) works as a scout, recruiting girls to work in the adult entertainment business. He movies to Yokohama from Shinjuku. He comes into conflict with Masaki Taki (Tadanobu Asano) who is the CEO of a scout company. Shinjuku Swan II is directed by filmmaker iconic Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono, of many films previously including Love Exposure, Cold Fish, Why Don't You Play in Hell?, Tokyo Tribe, Shinjuku Swan and The Whispering Star most recently. The screenplay is written by Mataichirô Yamamoto, based on the manga series "Shinjuku Swan Kabukicho Skauto Sabaibaru" by Ken Wakui. Shinjuku Swan II is scheduled for release in Japan starting January 21st, 2017, but no US release info is available. In fact, the first Shinjuku Swan still hasn't received any US distribution at all. Stay tuned.