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Magic Kimono

Magic Kimono (2017)

Director: Maris MARTINSONS
Cast: MOMOI Kaori, Issey OGATA, KIUCHI Midori

The unusual reunion between a woman who has withdrawn into herself and her husband is depicted in this drama helmed by Loss director, Maris Martinsons. It stars Momoi Kaori of Ghost in the Shell and Issey Ogata of Silence. Keiko (Momoi Kaori), who l...

Release Date: Jun, 24th, 2017

Lu over the wall

Lu over the wall (2017)

Director: YUASA Masaaki
Cast: TANI Kanon, SHIMODA Shouta, SHINOHARA Shinichi

The first, completely original theatrical film by director Yuasa Masaaki. This tale of the encounter and separation of a young boy and a young mermaid is composed of careful depictions of life and delicate emotional portrayals rendered through animat...

Release Date: May, 19th, 2017

BIOHAZARD: VENDETTA

BIOHAZARD: VENDETTA (2017)

Director: TSUJIMOTO Takanori
Cast: Kevin Dorman, Matthew Mercer, Erin Cahill

A fully CG animated feature length film of Capcom's popular "Biohazard" game from the duo of Shimizu Takashi (Ju-on) and Tsujimoto Takanori (THE NEXT GENERATION-PATLABOR-). Chris (voice: Kevin Dorman), of the anti-bioterrorism organization BSAA, is ...

Release Date: May, 27th, 2017

HOSHI MEGURI NO MACHI

HOSHI MEGURI NO MACHI (2018)

Director: KUROTSUCHI Mitsuo
Cast: KOBAYASHI Nenji, DAN Mitsu, TAKASHIMA Reiko

Drama that conveys the preciousness of life through the encounter of a boy who has lost his family and an upright and old-fashioned man. Veteran actor Kobayashi Nenji plays the lead for the first time at the age of 76. Yusaku's died wife died young ...

Release Date: Jan, 27th, 2018

What a Wonderful Family! 2

What a Wonderful Family! 2 (2017)

Director: YAMADA Yoji
Cast: HASHIZUME Isao, YOSHIYUKI Kazuko, TSUMABUKI Satoshi

Hashizume Isao, Yoshiyuki Kazuko, Nakajima Tomoko, and Tsumabuki Satoshi, the cast who portrayed a different family in Yamada Yoji's Tokyo Family, once again return for this follow-up to his comedy, What a Wonderful Family!. After narrowly avoiding t...

Release Date: May, 27th, 2017

OUR DEPARTURES(tentative title)

OUR DEPARTURES(tentative title) (2018)

Director: YOSHIDA Yasuhiro
Cast: ARIMURA Kasumi, KUNIMURA Jun

Aki, who at 25 married Shuhei, a man with a son from a previous relationship, visits his homeland of Kagoshima to inform his father, Setsuo, of his sudden passing. Setsuo is dismayed by his son's sudden death and flustered by his daughter-in-law and ...

Release Date: 2018

SAKURA GUARDIAN IN THE NORTH

SAKURA GUARDIAN IN THE NORTH (2018)

Director: TAKITA Yojiro
Cast: YOSHINAGA Sayuri, SAKAI Masato, SHINOHARA Ryoko

Final film in the "northern trilogy" starring Yoshinaga Sayuri, following up on Year One in the North and A Chorus of Angels. Directed by Takita Yojiro of Departures. In 1945, Ezure Tetsu (Yoshinaga) flees her home in Sakhalin with her two sons to e...

Release Date: Mar, 10th, 2018

Recall

Recall (2018)

Director: MOTOKI Katsuhide
Cast: NAGASE Tomoya, Dean FUJIOKA, TAKAHASHI Issey

Feature film based on author Ikeido Jun's same-named bestselling novel. Directed by Motoki Katsuhide of Samurai Hustle. Transport company president Akamatsu (Nagase Tomoya) doubts that poor maintenance caused a trailer truck's wheel-separation accid...

Release Date: Jun, 15th, 2018

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The Outlaw Sword

The Outlaw Sword (1968)

Director: OZAWA Keiichi

Cast: WATARI Tetsuya, MATSUBARA Chieko, UCHIDA Ryohei

Goro, a gangster, decides to quit his dangerous and ill-paying profession. He goes to live with his friends, Yukiko and Yumeko, but is soon drawn back into his old life. Yumeko is ill and to pay for her treatment Goro enters Kiuchi's gang. In line w...

Release Date:Apr, 28th, 1968

Portrait of Chieko

Portrait of Chieko (1967)

Director: NAKAMURA Noboru

Cast: TANBA Tetsuro, IWASHITA Shima, OKADA Eiji

During the early years of the century, Kotaro Takamura, a young artist, returned to Japan after having studied in France, and met a girl named Chieko, the daughter of a wealthy brewer. The marriage is not easy to arrange because Kotaro's father, a pr...

Release Date:Jun, 10th, 1967

Impasse

Impasse (1967)

Director: YOSHIDA Yoshishige

Cast: KIMURA Isao, OKADA Mariko, KUSAKA Takeshi

Shingo and Ritsuko can have no children and so decide upon a child by artificial insemination. Little Takashi is born, but this does not help relations between the parents, but rather worsens them. Now, an acquaintance, Sakaguchi, a gynecologist, vi...

Release Date:Dec, 1st, 1967

Kamikaze

Kamikaze (1960)

Director: INOUE Yoshio

Cast: HONGO Kojiro, TAKIHANA Hisako, NOZOE Hitomi

By 1944 the tide of war had turned against Japan and Akira Nozawa, lieutenant, junior grade, is a student-soldier. On one of his rare days of leave from the Yokosuka Air Base, Akira visits his Alma Mater to read in the school library. He asks the li...

Release Date:Feb, 10th, 1960