Sky Of Love will premiere in Pusan's Asian Film Market on October 8 and 9 before it opens in Japan on November 3. The film stars Yui Aragaki and Star Summit Asia participant Haruma Miura. The high-school drama was adapted from a story first published for mobile phones that reached 11 million downloads, followed by a 1.3 million-selling novelisation.
TBS will also be selling cult director Miike Takashi's Crows, which screens on October 8 in PIFF's Window on Asian Cinema section, before its Japanese premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 25. Based on a hit manga, Crows depicts the ultra-violent gang battles at a tough urban high-school.
Making its market debut for TBS is teenage drama Bandage Club, starring Yuya Yagira of Nobody Knows fame. Distributed by Toei, the film opened domestically on September 15 and has earned less than $1m.
TBS is also pre-selling projects in development and pre-production, including medical mystery The Glorious Team Batista, starring Hiroshi Abe (Hero); supernatural suspenser The Black Swindler - The Movie, and detective drama After School, directed by Kenji Uchida.
WWII drama I'd Rather Be Calm, starring SMAP member Masahiro Nakai and written by former Akira Kurosawa collaborator Shinobu Hashimoto, is set for a Winter 2008 release.
TBS' Life: Tears In Heaven, released through Toho on August 25, became a hit, earning $13.5m. TBS had two top ten domestic hits last year with Sinking Of Japan ($45.8m) and Nada Soso ($26.6) and this year had a major hit with Dororo ($29m).