JFDB is a Japanese Film Database managed in cooperation with the Japan Foundation and UNIJAPAN. It provides search for information on Japanese films according to title, film cast and staff, or film industry related companies. JFDB also offers information on Japanese films released in period from year 2002 to 2015 together with contact details on Japanese film industries, bilingually in Japanese and English.
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Director: KUBOTA Shoji
Cast: KONDO Yoshimasa, KATO Keisuke, SUZUKI Shogo
Hard-boiled feature film from director Kubota Shoji, whose film THE LITTLE GIRL IN ME was an official selection in the 36th Montreal World Film Festival. Dark portrayal of a veteran hitman living in the underworld as he grapples with old age. Kurosa...
Release Date: Oct, 10th, 2015
Director: IKEDA Chihiro
Cast: SHISON Jun, YOSHINE Kyoko, KOJIMA Riria
A teen drama adapting the identically titled best-selling girl's manga by Nanba Atsuko which has sold over 1 million copies. Yoshine Kyoko from the TV series 'High School Chorus' and SHISON Jun from 'Ressha Sentai ToQger' among other popular young ac...
Release Date: Oct, 17th, 2015
Director: TSUKIKAWA Sho
Cast: NAKAJIMA Kento, KOMATSU Nana, CHIBA Yudai
Impressive casts star in this live action adaptation of the highly popular girls comic. Akabane Yu (Komatsu Nana), who lives in a high school dormitory, goes on her first ever date with the most popular boy in her school as known as "White Prince", ...
Release Date: Feb, 27th, 2016
Director: TAGUCHI Tomorowo
Cast: TABE Mikako, AYANO Go, MATSUZAKA Tori
Live action adaptation of the romance comic by George Asakura. Portrays the touching love affairs of a girl in her twenties who meanders through life. Director Taguchi Tomorowo won the 2009 Kaneto Shindo Silver Prize for Oh, My Buddha!. Shino (Tabe ...
Release Date: Sep, 5th, 2015
Director: SHIMAZAKI Toshiki
Cast: WATANABE Naomi, YAMAMOTO Yusuke, ARIMORI Narimi
Film adaptation of the TV drama that used mockumentary techniques to portray travel company employees struggling with unreasonable client demands. Screened at the Kyoto International Film and Art Festival in 2015. Documentary director Hans (Lee Star...
Release Date: Nov, 7th, 2015
Director: MATSUYAMA Hiroaki
Cast: OGURI Shun, SHIBASAKI Ko, MUKAI Osamu
Live-action adaptation of Ishii Ayumi's same-titled SF period drama comic, which has already been turned into an anime and TV drama. Oguri Shun plays a modern-day high school student as well as the Sengoku period samurai warrior Oda Nobunaga, and oth...
Release Date: Jan, 23rd, 2016
Director: HIGUCHI Shinji
Cast: MIURA Haruma, HASEGAWA Hiroki, MIZUHARA Kiko
Second half of the live adaptation of Isayama Hajime‘s battle fantasy manga. The fight for survival between the humans and titans intensifies. Like part one, this film is directed by Higuchi Shinji of Lorelei and The Floating Castle. Survey Corps me...
Release Date: Sep, 19th, 2015
Director: TSUTSUI Katsuhiko
Cast: IGUCHI Keiko, KAMITO Keiko, ISHIKAWA Masae
Feature length documentary directed by Tsutsui Katsuhiko of The Shining Kids ? The Next Nursery Schools in Japan. Intimate year-long coverage of children growing up freely in a nursery school with more nature than you'd expect in Tokyo's urban Sugina...
Release Date: Oct, 4th, 2015
Director: IMAOKA Shinji
Cast: TAKAKI Mio, ISHIKAWA Yumi, NAGAOKA Tasuku
Romantic fantasy about the ruckus that ensues after a mother and daughter switch bodies. Director Imaoka Shinji wrote the script for The Drudgery Train and has worked on numerous erotic films. Housewife Suda Sawako (Takaki Mio) is dissatisfied with ...
Release Date: Feb, 20th, 2016
Director: MAKIHARA Ryotaro
Cast: HOSOYA Yoshimasa, MURASE Ayumu, KUSUNOKI Taitem
Animation adaptation of prematurely deceased author Itoh Keikaku's story based on the novel completed by Akutagawa Prize-winning author Enjo Toh. This enigmatic drama set in an imaginary 19th century deals with the art of bring people back from the d...
Release Date: Oct, 2nd, 2015
Director: FUJII Michihito
Cast: FUKAMI Motoki, FUCHIKAMI Yasushi, ABERA Hidenobu
Fujii Michihito, director of Oh! Father, uses his own filmmaking experiences as a basis for this coming-of-age film portraying the trials and conflicts of youths chasing a dream. Independent film director Sawada is eager to make a film with his univ...
Release Date: Nov, 7th, 2015
Director: HIRO Kei
Cast: MIYAZAWA Sae, MIYAMA Karen, KOIKE Ryosuke
Film from the "9 Windows" short film omnibus produced in collaboration between the popular idol group AKB48 and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, the largest international short film festival in Asia. Directed by Hiro Kei of Kchisake onna in L.A. E...
Release Date: Feb, 6th, 2016