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Duality (2018)

Director: SATO Masahiko, KAWAMURA Genki, SEKI Yutaro

This story is about the various possibilities in life faced by a mother and her son. They arrive at a train station in a small rural town with some purpose in mind. On their way to their destination, the parent and child are faced with a variety of c...

Release Date: 2018

Violence Voyager

Violence Voyager (2017)

Director: Ujicha

Latest film helmed by Ujicha, whose The Burning Buddha Man was highly acclaimed at international and domestic film festivals including the 23rd Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. Like his previous work, he uses the "gekimation" technique t...

Release Date: 2018



Director: FUJII Michihito

An ensemble drama directed by Fujii Michihito, who made his commercial directing debut with Oh! Father in 2014. Taking Fujii three years to complete through the independent film production system, this film deals with the essence of humanity as well ...

Release Date: Jun, 3rd, 2017


Vibration (2017)

Director: MATSUNAGA Daishi
Cast: YOSHII Kazuya, KIKUCHI Hideaki, HIROSE Yoichi

After a 15-year hiatus, THE YELLOW MONKEY, one of Japan's greatest rock bands, reunites in 2016 and goes on tour. They vow never to break up again. Director Daishi Matsunaga of Pieta in the Toilet and Pyuupiru captures them on and off stage examinin...

Release Date: Nov, 11th, 2017

Last Night Rewind

Last Night Rewind (2017)

Director: YOKOO Hatsuki

A magical film adapting the play by theatre troupe Taiyo Magic Film. Director Yokoo Hatsuki makes his theatrical feature film debut while theatre troupe leader, Saijo Mitsutoshi, serves as screenwriter. A daughter schemes with her father to fake her...

Release Date: Nov, 4th, 2017

Lu over the wall

Lu over the wall (2017)

Director: YUASA Masaaki
Cast: TANI Kanon, SHIMODA Shouta, SHINOHARA Shinichi

The first, completely original theatrical film by director Yuasa Masaaki. This tale of the encounter and separation of a young boy and a young mermaid is composed of careful depictions of life and delicate emotional portrayals rendered through animat...

Release Date: May, 19th, 2017

Death Row Family

Death Row Family (2017)

Director: KOBAYASHI Yuki
Cast: MAMIYA Shotaro, MAIGUMA Katsuya

Up-and-coming director, Kobayashi Yuki who gained attention with Kamikaze Cowboy makes his commercial film debut. Drawing on the true-life 'Omuta Slain Family Murder Case', the film depicts a murderous family's rampage. Satoshi (Maiguma Katsuya), hi...

Release Date: Nov, 18th, 2017


Ajin (2017)

Director: MOTOHIRO Katsuyuki
Cast: SATOH Takeru, AYANO Go

The immensely popular Sakurai Gamon's identically titled comic is adapted as a live-action film. It depicts on a grand scale the conflict between a new breed of immortal humans called "Ajin" and humanity. "Bayside Shakedown" series' Motohiro Katsuyuk...

Release Date: Sep, 30th, 2017

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Escape into Terror

Escape into Terror (1963)

Director: MASUDA Toshio

Cast: ISHIHARA Yujiro, NITANI Hideaki, IWASAKI Kaneko

Saeki, a Japanese newspaper man is sent to Bangkok to investigate suspected illegal sales of Japanese-made arms. He discovers that Hayami and another man employed by the Japanese weapons company, although previously reported dead, are still alive and...

Release Date:Apr, 28th, 1963

Gambler in the Sea

Gambler in the Sea (1961)

Director: KURAHARA Koreyoshi


Joe, a deep-sea diver, is persuaded by Gosuke and Sankichi to join in a treasure-hunt for a smuggling vessel which sank when pursued by a patrol boat off Oshima. The story recalls in Joe's mind the strange sinking of a ship two years before off Kyush...

Release Date:Jul, 1st, 1961

Love in Rome

Love in Rome (1963)

Director: KAWAZU Yoshiro

Cast: KUWANO Miyuki, WANIBUCHI Haruko, HAYAKAWA Tamotsu

In Rome, Chino, an unsuccessful singer, has an affair with Takagi, a struggling painter. When Takagi returns to Japan after winning the attention of Akizuki, an art connoisseur, an exhibition of his paintings proves highly successful. Visitors to th...

Release Date:Jun, 29th, 1963

Enchanted Princess

Enchanted Princess (1959)

Director: KIMURA Keigo

Cast: ICHIKAWA Raizo, WAKAO Ayako, KATSU Shintaro

Once in the Land of Badgers, there lived an old badger named Doroemon who had a lovely daughter named Okuro, a meek and obedient girl who always went to buy sake' for him. Now, near the forest where Doroemon and Okuro lived was a palace in which liv...

Release Date:Dec, 27th, 1959