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THE TOKYO NIGHT SKY IS ALWAYS THE DENSEST SHADE OF BLUE

THE TOKYO NIGHT SKY IS ALWAYS THE DENSEST SHADE OF BLUE (2017)

Director: ISHII Yuya
Cast: ISHIBASHI Shizuka, IKEMATSU Sosuke, MATSUDA Ryuhei

Film adaptation of the poetry collection "The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue" by poet Saihate Tahi. Direction and screenplay by Ishii Yuya of The Great Passage. Mika (Ishibashi Shizuka) is a nurse who balances her work dealing w...

Release Date: May, 13th, 2017

NO GAME NO LIFE ZERO

NO GAME NO LIFE ZERO (2017)

Director: ISHIZUKA Atsuko
Cast: MATSUOKA Yoshitsugu, KAYANO Mei, HIKASA Yoko

A theatrical animated film adapting the MF Bunko J light novel 'No Game No Life'. Ishizuka Atsuko serves as director, continuing on from the television series. Society is locked in a never-ending epic battle over the sole seat of power which can con...

Release Date: Jul, 15th, 2017

THE BLOOD OF WOLVES

THE BLOOD OF WOLVES (2018)

Director: SHIRAISHI Kazuya
Cast: YAKUSHO Koji, MATSUZAKA Tori, MAKI Yoko

Shiraishi Kazuya of The Devil's Path and Twisted Justice directs the feature film adaptation of Yuzuki Yuko's novel by the same title. Cops go up against yakuza gangs and the gangs engage in violent in-fighting, set in Hiroshima in the days before th...

Release Date: May, 12th, 2018

Gekijyoban soshuhen Overroad Fushisha no o

Gekijyoban soshuhen Overroad Fushisha no o (2017)

Director: ITO Naoyuki
Cast: HINO Satoshi, HARA Yumi, UESAKA Sumire

The first part of a theatrical film compiling the televised series, "Overlord", an animated adaptation of Maruyama Kugane's novel. It is the year 2138. An online, virtual reality sensory experience game, Yggdrasil, will soon cease service. Momonga (...

Release Date: Feb, 25th, 2017

DESTINY: The Tale of Kamakura

DESTINY: The Tale of Kamakura (2017)

Director: YAMAZAKI Takashi
Cast: SAKAI Masato, TAKAHATA Mitsuki, TSUTSUMI Shinichi

Live-action fantasy spectacle based on Saigan Ryohei's bestselling comic and directed by Yamazaki Takashi as a follow up to the "ALWAYS - Sunset on Third Street" series. The ancient capital of Kamakura is a town where non-humans including ghosts, d...

Release Date: Dec, 9th, 2017

A WANDERER’S NOTEBOOK

A WANDERER’S NOTEBOOK (2017)

Director: NAGAO Naoki
Cast: YOSHIDA Rui, ITO Atsushi, MATSUMOTO Kiyo

Omnibus film featuring the first-ever film appearance in the lead role for author Yoshida Rui, the man who ignited the pub craze. Nagao Naoki of Argentine Hag directs. The trilogy consists of Izakaya Chance about an idol (Matsumoto Kiyo) on the run ...

Release Date: Jun, 10th, 2017

Charanpoland no boken

Charanpoland no boken (2017)

Director: MISAWA Shin
Cast: SAKAMOTO Chika, OWADA Hitomi, OCHIAI Fukushi

Work from Anime Tamago 2017, which emerged from the Young Animator Training Project initiated by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2010. Produced by Studio Comet of the "Jewelpet" TV anime series. Charanpo Land is an island at the farthest reaches ...

Release Date: Apr, 22nd, 2017

When Will You Return?

When Will You Return? (2017)

Director: FUKAGAWA Yoshihiro
Cast: ONO Machiko, MUKAI Osamu, KISHIMOTO Kayoko

A drama which took actor, Mukai Osamu, seven years to plan and is based on the memoirs of his grandmother which Mukai himself self-published. At the helm is Fukagawa Yoshihiro, who has brought other real life stories to the screen such as Dear My Lov...

Release Date: Jun, 24th, 2017

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The Bogus Policeman

The Bogus Policeman (1967)

Director: YAMAMOTO Satsuo

Cast: KATSU Shintaro, SUGATA Michiko, KATO Daisuke

Toramatsu is a very enthusiastic policeman. Believing that the police should help others he is dismissed the force when his pistol is stolen while doing one of his good deeds. He saves a child from drowning, restores it to his mother, then finds that...

Release Date:Apr, 29th, 1967

The Rats Among the Cats

The Rats Among the Cats (1963)

Director: SHIBUYA Minoru

Cast: OKADA Mariko, I. George, MIYAKO Chocho

Seki, a gangster with a violent temper, decides to reform and marries Mitsuko, the sister of fellow gangster Isomura. The two open a drugstore near a row of apartment houses. But business is difficult. When Seki saves the life of a woman in an apart...

Release Date:Mar, 24th, 1963

A Pearl in the Waves

A Pearl in the Waves (1961)

Director: YAGI Mitsuo

Cast: IWASHITA Shima, TSUGAWA Masahiko, TAKAMINE Mieko

Chiaki is in love with Ryuichi, but to help her family decides to marry lkejiri. The marriage is not a success. When lkejiri's embezzlement of school money is discovered, he sends Chiaki to Hokkaido to borrow it from her real mother, Minako. Ryuich...

Release Date:Jun, 30th, 1961

The Trail of Traps

The Trail of Traps (1967)

Director: IKEHIRO Kazuo

Cast: ICHIKAWA Raizo, WANIBUCHI Haruko, NARITA Mikio

Dealing with the famous folk-hero, Kyoshiro Nemuri, this film has him setting out on a long journey to Kyoto. Though a sacred image belonging to the Shogunate has been entrusted to him, Kyoshiro is not anxious to take responsibility, knowing that the...

Release Date:Jul, 15th, 1967