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Director: YONEBAYASHI Hiromasa
Cast: TAKATSUKI Sara, ARIMURA Kasumi, MATSUSHIMA Nanako
A Studio Ghibli animated adaptation of British author Joan G. Robinson's children's book. It shifts the setting to modern-day Hokkaido, and follows the experiences of a lonely girl on one summer. The director is Yonebayashi Hiromasa, who made his deb...
Release Date: Jul, 19th, 2014
Director: ENOMOTO Toshiro
Cast: KAWATSURE Hiroaki, AYANA Rei, KOTO Masahiko
Thirty-third film in the Youth-H series that depicts youth and sex with a super low budget using cutting-edge directors. Director Enomoto Toshiro joins the project for the third time, after Reunion and Earing, and delivers a humorous rendition of "Ko...
Release Date: Aug, 10th, 2013
Director: IIDUKA Ken
Cast: MITSUSHIMA Shinnosuke, SASAKI Nozomi, MATSUZAKA Tori
Live action film adaptation of a romance that was turned into a book after making a splash on the Internet bulletin board "2 Channel." Humorously depicts a 29-year-old virgin who meets a prostitute, and struggles with love. Directed by Iizuka Ken of ...
Release Date: Nov, 9th, 2013
Director: MUGURUMA Shunji
Cast: SAKIMOTO Hiromi, SAAYA, TSUBUYAKI Shiro
Slapstick comedy delivered as a musical. A feckless guy who died in an accident bets on going to heaven, and strives to re-educate four women with troubled pasts. Uses original songs to create a frenzied drama. Teacher Fujimoto (Sakimoto Hiromi) get...
Release Date: Jan, 11th, 2014
Director: TSUTSUI Katsuhiko
Cast: Children of Ringo-no-ki Nursery School, SHIBATA Aiko, AOYAMA Makoto
Documentary about new approaches to childcare by the team that made Under the Wind Little Creatures' Life, Grass' Life, Objects' Life. Yokohama's "Ringo no Ki" provides childcare that is sensitive to children's emotions. "Mori no Yochien Piccolo" in ...
Release Date: Nov, 10th, 2013
Director: YOKOHAMA Satoko
Cast: Toki, NAGASE Masatoshi, KUDOH Youki
Director Yokohama Satoko, who won international praise for her Bare Essence of Life, depicts the emotional adolescence of a young woman in this tale set in her homeground of Aomori Prefecture. Kudoh Youki and Nagase Masatoshi from Jim Jarmusch's Myst...
Release Date: Dec, 7th, 2013
Director: AOKI Ei
Cast: SAKAMOTO Maaya, SUZUMURA Kenichi, HONDA Takako
An animated adaptation of "1998", three manga written by video game creator Takeuchi Takashi under the name of "The Bamboo Broom" (a manga collective formed with Nasu Kinoko) as part of the compilation "Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin". Its story revol...
Release Date: Aug, 28th, 2013
Director: SATO Shinsuke
Cast: AYASE Haruka, MATSUZAKA Tori, HATSUNE Eriko
GANTZ director Sato Shinsuke heads up this film adaptation of Matsuoka Keisuke's bestseller "Case Files of All-Round Appraiser Q." Mystery in which a brilliant female appraiser gets tangled up in a huge conspiracy involving a famous painting. The fir...
Release Date: May, 31st, 2014
Director: YOSHIDA Kota
Cast: MOTOYAMA Nami, MAYAMA Akihiro, TODA Rei
Director Yoshida Kota, who has built a solid reputation for abundantly humorous erotica and gained attention at home and abroad for Come as you are, adapts the popular comic of the same title. A bold and delicate evocation of the fate of a relationsh...
Release Date: Sep, 7th, 2013
Director: KONNO Yuichiro
Cast: USHIO Chise, KOBAYASHI Mitsuharu, KAMIMURA Azusa
Konno Yuichiro, who has made a series of films set in the Kita-Senju suburb of Tokyo and is also active in theater, serves as writer, actor, editor, and director for this drama that became his first theatrically-released film. Most of its cast, inclu...
Release Date: Feb, 22nd, 2014
Director: TODORI Shinya
A documentary that looks back on the Great East Japan Earthquake from the perspectives of public health nurses who support the wellbeing of people in the affected regions. Its main staff are Todori Takuya and Todori Shinya, who make documentary films...
Release Date: Mar, 15th, 2014
Director: ASAHARA Yuzo
Cast: UETO Aya, KORA Kengo, YO Kimiko
Funaki Dennai laid the foundations for Kaga clan cuisine in the Edo Period as a "kitchen samurai" who prepared food for the nobility. This heartwarming drama depicts the internal affairs of the Kaga clan from the perspective of a woman who marries Fu...
Release Date: Dec, 14th, 2013