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Mary and The Witch's Flower

Mary and The Witch's Flower (2017)

Director: YONEBAYASHI Hiromasa
Cast: SUGISAKI Hana, KAMIKI Ryunosuke, AMAMI Yuki

Debut feature film from Studio Ponoc, established by former Studio Ghibli producer Nishimura Yoshiaki. Directed by Yonebayashi Hiromasa, who also was previously with Studio Ghibli and worked on When Marnie Was There. Mary (voice: Sugisaki Hana) has ...

Release Date: Jul, 8th, 2017

A Loving Husband

A Loving Husband (2017)

Director: YUKAWA Kazuhiko
Cast: ABE Hiroshi, AMAMI Yuki, KANNO Miho

The directorial debut by screenwriter, Yukawa Kazuhiko, who worked on "I'm Mita, Your Housekeeper" among a number of other popular television dramas. Abe Hiroshi and Amami Yuki co-star, playing a married couple for the first time. It is based on the ...

Release Date: Jan, 28th, 2017

Any Way the Wind Blows

Any Way the Wind Blows (2016)

Director: SAKASHITA Yuichiro
Cast: NAKANISHI Miho, KOICHI Mantaro, MATSUKI Daisuke

Third original film production from Shochiku Broadcasting, which also produced Three Stories of Love. Deploys comedy skit humor to depict the chaos of a group of amateur musicians who are mistaken for a famous orchestra. Director Sakashita Yuichiro m...

Release Date: Jan, 14th, 2017

SHARING Another version

SHARING Another version (2014)

Director: SHINOZAKI Makoto
Cast: YAMADA Kinuo, HINOI Asuka, KIMURA Tomoki

A drama depicting with a suspense-thriller touch the conflict between two emotionally hurt girls set against the anxiety blanketing all of Japan in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake. This is a ninety-nine-minute edited version concentr...

Release Date: Apr, 28th, 2017

Hello, Goodbye

Hello, Goodbye (2016)

Director: KIKUCHI Takeo
Cast: HAGIWARA Minori, KUBOTA Sayu, MOTAI Masako

Director, Kikuchi Takeo, whose feature-length debut film Dear Deer officially screened at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival, conscientiously depicts the wavering of delicate, pubescent hearts in this story of two high school girls' maturation. H...

Release Date: Jul, 15th, 2017

Between Men and the Gods

Between Men and the Gods (2017)

Director: UCHIDA Eiji
Cast: SHIBUKAWA Kiyohiko, TOTSUGI Shigeyuki, UCHIDA Chika

Tanizaki Junichiro's novel, 'Kami to Hito to no Aida' which drew on real life experiences, is brought to life in this drama which changes the setting to modern times. At the helm is "Lowlife Love" director, Uchida Eiji. Hozumi (Shibukawa Kiyohiko), ...

Release Date: 2017

Four Seasons Story

Four Seasons Story (2017)

Director: SONODA Toshiro
Cast: HAYAMA Shono, YAMAZAKI Hirona, KOIKE Yui

Music film inspired by hip hop unit Hilcryme's song "Shunkashuto" (Four Seasons). Interweaves the drama with Hilcryme's live performances. Directed by music video and commercial director Sonoda Toshiro. Twenty-four-year-old Miyu (Yamazaki Hirona) is...

Release Date: Apr, 8th, 2017



Director: HIROKI Ryuichi

Romance live-action film based on the same-named comic by Miyoshi Maki. Depicts the elopement between a high school girl and an older police officer. Directed by Hiroki Ryuichi, who is known for Kabukicho Love Hotel. Police officer Kota (Kamenashi K...

Release Date: Mar, 25th, 2017

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Ballad of a Workman

Ballad of a Workman (1962)

Director: KINOSHITA Keisuke

Cast: SADA Keiji, TAKAMINE Hideko, YAMAMOTO Toyozo

In 1946, Yoshio Nonaka, a repatriate, becomes a day laborer with a road construction gang in Yamanashi Prefecture. His wages are small and he must support his wife Torae, only son Toshiyuki, and his aged parents. Torae becomes a handy woman at the o...

Release Date:Aug, 12th, 1962

Living by the Sword

Living by the Sword (1967)

Director: IDA Motomu


During the 1880's a young swordsman, Saotome Gengo, on his way to Tokyo stops at an inn in a small town. But he does not know that his prowess has already attracted envious attention and that Senzo, the boss of the local gang, plans to have him kille...

Release Date:Apr, 9th, 1967



Director: HONDA Ishiro


The United Nations dispatches a submarine, the Sea Hawk, to study abnormally high temperatures in the Bering Sea. But as soon as the Sea Hawk arrives, it is damaged and sends out a distress signal. When a rescue helicopter arrives, its crew spots God...

Release Date:Aug, 11th, 1962

Female Detective

Female Detective (1960)

Director: MAGATANI Morihei

Cast: OBATA Kinuko, MATSUURA Namiji, SUGAWARA Bunta

This is the vigorous and hard but touching story of a police-woman who devotes her life to preventing and correcting teen-age delinquency, fighting all the vices and violences which lurk in the dark streets and slums of every big city. This chief ch...

Release Date:Aug, 13th, 1960