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CHIHAYAFURU Part.1

CHIHAYAFURU Part.1 (2016)

Director: KOIZUMI Nori
Cast: HIROSE Suzu, NOMURA Shuhei, Mackenyu

Hirose Suzu debuts in her first leading movie role as the heroine, Ayase Chihaya. Hirose has become the most sought after teen actress since her appearance in the hit films Our Little Sister and The Boy and The Beast. Directed by Koizumi Nori of The ...

Release Date: Mar, 19th, 2016

EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE 

EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE  (2014)

Director: KURATA Kenji
Cast: MAEKAWA Masayuki, MURAKAMI Shio, MATSUOKA Shingo

A dramatic short film depicting the efforts of a wife diagnosed with a terminal illness and her husband to find the mythical snake known as the Tsuchinoko. The director, Kurata Kenji, who is also a novelist and commercial director, won the Sundance/N...

Release Date: Jun, 10th, 2016

Hana Kujira Chichi

Hana Kujira Chichi (2016)

Director: HORIE Takahiro
Cast: MORISHITA Yoshiyuki, KUROKAWA Mei, SYUKUGAWA Atom

One completed film of the 2015 ndjc: Young Filmmaker Development Project, an Agency of Cultural Affairs venture aimed at discovering and cultivating young filmmakers. The director is Horie Takahiro, whose graduate thesis film, Itakutemo itakutemo, wo...

Release Date: Mar, 5th, 2016

THE SEA OF SEIRO: DETECTIVE MITARAI'S CASEBOOK

THE SEA OF SEIRO: DETECTIVE MITARAI'S CASEBOOK (2016)

Director: IZUMI Seiji
Cast: TAMAKI Hiroshi, HIROSE Alice, ISHIDA Hikari

Shimada Soji's detective novel series becomes a theatrical film following its dramatization for television. A neurologist hailed as the Japanese Sherlock Holmes takes on a difficult case linked to the sea. In the director's chair is Izumi Seiji who i...

Release Date: Jun, 4th, 2016

DOROME ~BOYS' SIDE~

DOROME ~BOYS' SIDE~ (2016)

Director: NAITO Eisuke
Cast: KOSEKI Yuta, MORIKAWA Aoi, NAKAYAMA Tatsuya

Something happens at a joint boys' school and girls' school retreat as told from the boys' point of view mixing elements of a monster film and school love comedy. It is the pair to DOROME ~GIRLS' SIDE, which depicts the exact same time line from the ...

Release Date: Mar, 26th, 2016

a prowler

a prowler (2016)

Director: KUMASAKA Izuru
Cast: SAGARA Itsuki, NAKAMURA Yushi, Ikunosuke

Short film in the four-part mystery omnibus Tokyo Thrilling. Depicts the terror of a university student with an active love life who finds herself targeted by a prowler. Directed by Kumasaka Izuru, who won the Best First Feature award at the 58th Ber...

Release Date: Jun, 25th, 2016

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

Japanese Girls Never Die

Japanese Girls Never Die (2016)

Director: MATSUI Daigo
Cast: AOI Yu, TAKAHATA Mitsuki, Taiga

The film adaptation of Yamauchi Mariko's novel which throws into relief the attitudes toward life of modern women. It depicts the disappearance of an office lady living in the suburbs which sets in motion the occurrence of several incidents. In the d...

Release Date: Nov 2016

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Enraptured

Enraptured (1961)

監督:OBA Hideo

キャスト:OKADA Mariko, SADA Keiji, IWASHITA Shima

Senya Hamamura, an attractive dancing mistress, falls in love with Nishikawa, a genius in the Noh play. Nishikawa is a notorious libertine and soon, finding herself in a dilemma between art and love, she breaks with him. Lonely and desperate, Senya...

Release Date:Apr, 28th, 1961

Of Men and Money

Of Men and Money (1960)

監督:NAKAMURA Noboru

キャスト:SADA Keiji, ITO Yunosuke, MITSUI Koji

Matsumoto, a veteran detective, is vastly interested in the newly established Investment Society which is promising its investors a three percent monthly interest. His alert mind and years of experience on the force tell him that such high rate of in...

Release Date:May, 20th, 1960

Mother Country

Mother Country (1962)

監督:MATSUYAMA Zenzou

キャスト:TAKAMINE Hideko, TAMURA Takahiro, ISHIHAMA Akira

After immigrating to Hawaii, the first generation Japanese settlers have a difficult time, but through hard work gradually improve their position. Among the immigrants are the Inoues and the Godas. The Inoues have two sons, Haruo and Akira, and the ...

Release Date:Apr, 29th, 1962

A Pearl in the Waves

A Pearl in the Waves (1961)

監督:YAGI Mitsuo

キャスト:IWASHITA Shima, TSUGAWA Masahiko, TAKAMINE Mieko

Chiaki is in love with Ryuichi, but to help her family decides to marry lkejiri. The marriage is not a success. When lkejiri's embezzlement of school money is discovered, he sends Chiaki to Hokkaido to borrow it from her real mother, Minako. Ryuich...

Release Date:Jun, 30th, 1961