JFDB is a Japanese Film Database managed in cooperation with the Japan Foundation and UNIJAPAN. It provides search for information on Japanese films according to title, film cast and staff, or film industry related companies. JFDB also offers information on Japanese films released in period from year 2002 to 2015 together with contact details on Japanese film industries, bilingually in Japanese and English.

On the road

On the road (2015)

Director: TANAKA Yukio
Cast: SAKAI Asayo, SAKAI Akiko

The straightforward lifestyle of a woman with Alzheimer's Disease living with her daughter in the Kitahama district of Osaka City is depicted with a touch of humor in this documentary by Mapping the Future, Nishinari and ITECHO director Tanaka Yukio....

Release Date: Sep, 26th, 2015

SINBAD -The Magic Lamp and the Moving Islands-

SINBAD -The Magic Lamp and the Moving Islands- (2016)

Director: MIYASHITA Shinpei
Cast: MURANAKA Tomo, TANABE Momoko, NAGASAWA Nao

The second part of an anime trilogy about the adventures of a young boy dreaming of being a seaman and a young girl from a sorcerer clan based on the literary classic 'The Arabian Nights.' The film commemorates the 40th anniversary of Nippon Animatio...

Release Date: Jan, 16th, 2016

The Inerasable

The Inerasable (2016)

Director: NAKAMURA Yoshihiro
Cast: TAKEUCHI Yuko, HASHIMOTO Ai, SASAKI Kuranosuke

An adaptation of Ono Fuyumi's documentary-style horror novel "Zang-e" by The Snow White Murder Case director Nakamura Yoshihiro. Palpably tense visuals enhance this story of two women, an author and one of her readers, who seek the truth about an apa...

Release Date: Jan, 30th, 2016

SONG DREAMERS☆

SONG DREAMERS☆ (2016)

Director: SAKURAI Shintaro
Cast: HASHIMOTO Shinichi, YAMAGUCHI Jun, NODA Yuya

A production from a project linking the three concepts of live concert, stage, and film. It invigoratingly depicts the exertion made by young people hoping to become idols. Directing the film is Sakurai Shintaro, who was an assistant director on Musa...

Release Date: Jan, 9th, 2016

No Longer Heroine

No Longer Heroine (2015)

Director: HANABUSA Tsutomu
Cast: KIRITANI Mirei, YAMAZAKI Kento, SAKAGUCHI Kentaro

A live action adaptation of Koda Momoko's bestselling girl's comic. Depicts the affections of the heroine, who vacillates between her childhood friend and the school's best looking guy. Directed by Hanabusa Tsutomu of Sadako 3D. High school student ...

Release Date: Sep, 19th, 2015

YO-KAI WATCH 2: Five Tales from Beyond... Meow!

YO-KAI WATCH 2: Five Tales from Beyond... Meow! (2015)

Director: TAKAHASHI Shigeharu, USHIRO Shinji
Cast: TOMATSU Haruka, SEKI Tomokazu, KOZAKURA Etsuko

This is the second theatrical anime of "YO-KAI WATCH," the game which has expanded to a variety of other media. The film depicts the interaction between a regular boy Amano Keita, who acquires a mysterious timepiece known as "YO-KAI WATCH," and count...

Release Date: Dec, 19th, 2015

SIDELINE

SIDELINE (2015)

Director: FUKUYAMA Sakurako
Cast: Koichi, Kai, Ryoga

Youths taking on the challenge of men's cheerleading is depicted in this coming-of-age drama by GOGO♂ike-men5 writer/director, Fukuyama Sakurako. Seven member song & dance group, "Bullet Train," star in their first film. Seven childhood friends who ...

Release Date: Oct, 31st, 2015

Their Distance

Their Distance (2015)

Director: IMAIZUMI Rikiya
Cast: Ren, AOYAGI Fumiko, KAN Hanae

An ensemble piece about the wayward attractions between several men and women. Its director is Imaizumi Rikiya, whose SAD TEA screened at the 2013 Tokyo International Film Festival and became a long-running hit with a theatrical release that lasted f...

Release Date: Jan, 9th, 2016

FOUJITA

FOUJITA (2015)

Director: OGURI Kohei
Cast: ODAGIRI Joe, NAKATANI Miki, Ana Girardot

A film by Oguri Kohei, director of The Sting of Death which won the 43rd Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize of the Jury award. Odagiri Joe stars in a story covering half the lifetime of artist Fujita Tsuguharu who thrived in France. In 1913, at the ag...

Release Date: Nov, 14th, 2015

Tokyo Sunrise

Tokyo Sunrise (2015)

Director: NAKAGAWA Ryutaro
Cast: Taiga, KOBAYASHI Ryuju, KUROKAWA Mei

Coming of Age movie about a young man's emotional rebirth of a protagonist burdened by a sense of loss after his friend's death. Direction and script by the cutting-edge Nakagawa Ryutaro, whose film August in Tokyo was selected for the Japanese Cinem...

Release Date: 2016

ENISHI THE BRIDE OF IZUMO

ENISHI THE BRIDE OF IZUMO (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

While the Women Are Sleeping

While the Women Are Sleeping (2016)

Director: Wayne Wang
Cast: BEAT Takeshi, NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi, KUTSUNA Shioli

Sensual and transgressive mystery about a man whose fixation on a woman transforms into madness, set in an oceanside resort. Directed by Wayne Wang, who won the Silver Bear at the 45th Berlin International Film Festival for Smoke. Author Shimizu Ke...

Release Date: Feb, 27th, 2016