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Director: YAKUWA Shinnosuke
Cast: MIZUTA Wasabi, OHARA Megumi, KAKAZU Yumi
Thirty-sixth feature film for the popular anime series "Droaemon." Remake of the 1989 film Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan. Nobita (voice: Ohara Megumi) gets scolded constantly at school and at home, and travels in a time machine to Japan 70...
Release Date: Mar, 5th, 2016
Director: OGAWA Kazuya
Cast: IRIYAMA Anna, MATSUYAMA Yuta, NAMIOKA Kazuki
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. College student Kitaoka Nana (Iriyama Anna) is...
Release Date: Feb, 6th, 2016
Director: KINOSHITA Hanta
Cast: SAITOH Takumi, EMOTO Tokio, OGI Shigemitsu
One episode from "Kazoku gokko," an omnibus film about 5 off-kilter families, depicting the mystery of 4 men and women who are made to play a pseudo-family. Kinoshita Hanta, an actor from films such as WE SHALL OVERCOME SOMEDAY and who is also known ...
Release Date: Aug, 1st, 2015
Director: OMORI Kazuki
Cast: MATSUZAKA Keiko, KUSAMURA Reiko, OKUDA Eiji
The first-ever film produced in collaboration between Japan and Vietnam. Omori Kazuki of Disciples of Hippocratesadapts Vietnam-based Japanese language teacher Komatsu Miyuki's essay "A Granny from Echigo, Japan Comes to Live in Viet Nam" about livin...
Release Date: Oct, 17th, 2015
Director: NAKAMURA Yoshihiro
Cast: IKUTA Toma, TODA Erika, SUZUKI Ryohei
The Foreign Duck, the Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker director Nakamura Yoshihiro helms this film adaptation of Tsutsui Testuya's same-titled manga, which has also been adapted for TV. The director brings a personal touch to the battle of wills ...
Release Date: Jun, 6th, 2015
Director: HORIUCHI Hiroshi
Cast: SASAKI Nozomi, ISAKA Shunya, HIRAOKA Yuta
Drama that pulled off the first-ever film shoot at the Izumo Grand Shrine, with cinematography by Christopher Doyle. Sasaki Nozomi plays the heroine who finds marriage registration forms among the possessions of her deceased grandmother, which leads ...
Release Date: Jan, 16th, 2016
Director: TOYOSHIMA Keisuke
Cast: Micro, OMURA Ayako, GOMI Yoshiaki
A story from the short film omnibus Only 4 you which tells of the small miracles that occur in everyday life. Toyoshima Keisuke of There Is No Lid on the Sea directs the film which features Micro from reggae group "Def Tech". It won a prize in the Ja...
Release Date: Oct, 24th, 2015
Director: ARAI Haruhiko
Cast: NIKAIDO Fumi, HASEGAWA Hiroki, KUDOH Youki
Live action adaptation of Akutagawa Prize recipient Takai Yuichi's novel by the same name, which won the Tanizaki Junichiro Prize. Depicts illicit love shared between a man and woman during wartime. Arai Haruhiko, whose screenplay credits including B...
Release Date: Aug, 8th, 2015
Director: HARADA Masato
Cast: OIZUMI Yo, TODA Erika, MITSUSHIMA Hikari
A warm-hearted period film based on "Tokeiji Hanadayori," a novel by playwright Inoue Hisashi. Set at an actual "divorce temple" in Kamakura, it follows the efforts of a male protagonist who assists a group of women attempting to exit their marriages...
Release Date: May, 16th, 2015
Director: OGUMA Eiji
Scenes from an anti-nuclear demonstration held in front of the Prime Minister's official residence by approximately 20,000 people during the summer of 2012 are documented in this film. Historical sociologist Oguma Eiji, author of "Shakai wo Kaeru niw...
Release Date: Sep, 19th, 2015
Director: YANO Hiroyuki
Cast: TODA Keiko, NAKAO Ryusei, OSHIMA Yuko
The twenty-seventh children's animated feature film based on Yanase Takashi's original story. The story takes place in a world with a mysterious lamp and is inspired by the lyrics from the "Anpanman Taiso" song. Directed by Yano Hiroyuki whom a veter...
Release Date: Jul, 4th, 2015
Director: SHIRAISHI Koji
Cast: OSAKO Shigeo, KUBOYAMA Chika, SHIRAISHI Koji
Second film in the new mockumentary series directed by Shiraishi Koji, on the heels of Senritsu kaiki file kowasugi. Uses POV-style shots to depict the unspeakable terror of a TV crew covering a beautiful woman in the countryside. Director Kudo (Osa...
Release Date: Jul, 11th, 2015