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.


SAD TEA (2013)

Director: IMAIZUMI Rikiya
Cast: OKABE Seiji, AOYAGI Fumiko, UCHIDA Chika

Romantic comedy featuring an array of love affairs involving twelve young men and women, including a two-timing film director, an idol on the verge of marriage, and a guy who is obsessed with idols. Directed by Imaizumi Rikiya, who won the 12th Trans...

Release Date: May, 31st, 2014

Ghost in the Shell ARISE border: 3 Ghost Tears

Ghost in the Shell ARISE border: 3 Ghost Tears (2013)

Director: KISE Kazuchika
Cast: SAKAMOTO Maaya, JYUKU Ikkyu, MATSUDA Kenichiro

The third film in a new four-part animated series from the popular franchise based on Shirow Masamune's sci-fi manga. Set in the near future when major advances have been made in brain cyberization and cyborg technology, it delves into the hitherto u...

Release Date: Jun, 28th, 2014

Uwakoi 2

Uwakoi 2 (2014)

Director: ISHIKAWA Hitoshi
Cast: YANAGI Yurina, ISHIDA Tomoyuki, MOTOYAMA Nami

The second half of a two-part adaptation of Itosugi Masahiro's manga. Its director is Ishikawa Hitoshi, the writer of the first film, who uses striking visuals to depict love-hate relationships between high schoolers caught up in a love triangle. Yu...

Release Date: Jun, 21st, 2014


MAESTRO! (2015)

Director: KOBAYASHI Syoutarou
Cast: MATSUZAKA Tori, miwa, NISHIDA Toshiyuki

A live-action adaptation of Saso Akira's manga about an orchestra. Its director is Kobayasi Syoutarou, whose KAASAN MOM'S LIFE won international acclaim. This musical entertainment film features the participation of world-renowned conductor Sado Yuta...

Release Date: Jan, 31st, 2015


GOSPEL (2014)

Director: MATSUNAGA Daishi

A documentary investigating the reasons why nine out of ten gospel music aficionados are non-Christians in Japan, a phenomenon unique to the country. Director Matsunaga Daishi, who gained plaudits at home and abroad for his film PYUUPIRU 2001-2008 ab...

Release Date: Aug, 23rd, 2014



Director: SONO Sion

A live-action adaptation of Inoue Santa's manga "TOKYO TRIBE 2" by Himizu director Sono Sion. It tells the story of a fierce turf war between youth gangs, in the form of a rap musical. Tokyo, in the near future. Youths who belong to various "tribes"...

Release Date: Aug, 30th, 2014

Climbing to Spring

Climbing to Spring (2014)

Director: KIMURA Daisaku
Cast: MATSUYAMA Kenichi, AOI Yu, TOYOKAWA Etsushi

Second feature film from Kimura Daisaku, the famed cameraman who made his directorial debut with The Summit: A Chronicle of Stones. The film captures the grandiose natural beauty of the 3,000-meter-high Tateyama mountainrange, plus the full gamut of ...

Release Date: Jun, 14th, 2014



Director: TAKE Masaharu
Cast: KARASAWA Toshiaki, FUKUSHI Sota, KUROTANI Tomoka

"Suit actors" take risks their lives to perform in action scenes wearing superhero costumes, and their faces are never revealed.While we see these suit actors in numerous action and hero movies, this film puts these real-life unsung heroes in the lim...

Release Date: Sep, 6th, 2014

The Boy Who Has Lifeless Eyes

The Boy Who Has Lifeless Eyes (2015)

Director: KANO Hayato
Cast: SHIMIZU Naoya, Satsuki, TAKAGI Maria

Rookie Kano Hayato directs this film adaptation of the same-titled comic by Koizumi Tomohiro, acclaimed for depicting gloomy kids in works like "Green Mind, Metal Bats". Features numerous performances by upcoming actors including Confessions's Shimiz...

Release Date: Feb, 21st, 2015

As the Gods Will

As the Gods Will (2014)

Director: MIIKE Takashi
Cast: FUKUSHI Sota, YAMAZAKI Hirona, KAMIKI Ryunosuke

Survival drama adapted for film by director Miike Takashi based on the same-named comic about a life-or-death game set at a school. The first Japanese director to win the Maverick Director Award in competition at the 2014 Rome Film Festival. A Darum...

Release Date: Nov, 15th, 2014

Nedoko kara ai o komete

Nedoko kara ai o komete (2014)

Director: NAGANO Munenori
Cast: ARATANI Kiyomi, UCHIDA Shungicu, Tayutau

Absurdist comedy with direction and script from Nagano Munenori, an actor with the theater troupe Europe Kikaku. Music handled by Tayutau, the guitar and violin female duo. Screened at the music cinema project MOOSIC LAB 2014. Yamada Kenji (Aratani ...

Release Date: Jul, 5th, 2014

Chonoryoku kenkyubu no 3 nin

Chonoryoku kenkyubu no 3 nin (2014)

Director: YAMASHITA Nobuhiro
Cast: AKIMOTO Manatsu, IKUTA Erika, HASHIMOTO Nanami

An offbeat idol film that is both a movie and a making-of documentary. Moving back and forth between reality and fiction, it depicts the coming-of-age of a group of female high school students. Idol group Nogizaka 46 members Akimoto Manatsu, Ikuta Er...

Release Date: Dec, 6th, 2014