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 2013 together with contact details on Japanese film industries, bilingually in Japanese and English.

Shiroihane "Light from Phony"

Shiroihane "Light from Phony" (2013)

Director: MAENO Yusuke
Cast: OKAMOTO Shogo, OSHIMA Roi, MANABE Tokiko

Short drama about a boy in a single-mother household who engages with an angel. Maeno Yusuke, who has done film trailers and documentaries, works with a script by illustrated book author Kimura Rei. This feature film debut delivers a heartfelt rendit...

Release Date: Apr, 12th, 2014

Tryst

Tryst (2014)

Director: HANAWA Yukinari
Cast: MARU Junko, AKAGI Shinsuke

Second installation in the "Love Stories" series in which six directors explore the possibilities within different kinds of love. Lusciously depicts the struggles of a man and woman swayed by illicit love, set in Yokohama and integrating the flavor o...

Release Date: Jun, 21st, 2014

PERSONA3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth

PERSONA3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth (2013)

Director: AKITAYA Noriaki
Cast: ISHIDA Akira, TOYOGUCHI Megumi, TORIUMI Kosuke

A feature film based on a role-playing video game released in 2006. High schoolers who wield a special power called Persona fight a desperate battle against monsters called Shadows. Familiar voices return from the game's original cast, including star...

Release Date: Nov, 23rd, 2013

Fragile

Fragile (2014)

Director: OTA Shingo
Cast: OTA Shingo, MOTOYAMA Dai, Shingo☆Nishinari

The first feature-length work of fiction from director Ota Shingo, whose previous film The End of the Special Time We Were Allowed received praise both in Japan and abroad. It uses a documentary-style approach to depict young people in the Nishinari ...

Release Date: 2015

Maria's breast

Maria's breast (2014)

Director: ZEZE Takahisa
Cast: SASAKI Kokone, ONISHI Shima

First installation in the "Love Stories" series in which six directors explore the possibilities within different kinds of love. Heaven's Story director Zeze Takahisa depicts a complex love-hate drama featuring a prostitute with psychic powers and a ...

Release Date: Jun, 14th, 2014

BAD BOYS J THE MOVIE

BAD BOYS J THE MOVIE (2013)

Director: KUBOTA Takashi
Cast: NAKAJIMA Kento, NIKAIDO Takashi, HASHIMOTO Ryosuke

Feature film version of the late night TV drama adapting Tanaka Hiroshi‘s popular comic, which depicts the impassioned drama of juvenile delinquents, set in Hiroshima. The youthful cast transformed into bad boys delivery action filled with dynamism. ...

Release Date: Nov, 9th, 2013

Nazotokinema MADAM MARMALADE NO IJYO NA NAZO KAITOHEN

Nazotokinema MADAM MARMALADE NO IJYO NA NAZO KAITOHEN (2013)

Director: NAKAMURA Yoshihiro, TSURUTA Norio, UEDA Taiki
Cast: KAWAGUCHI Haruna, TAKAHATA Atsuko, YAMAZAKI Hajime

The latter part of a new style of interactive movie in which viewers try to solve a mystery together with the characters as they are watching. The mystery hidden within the chapters of the first film that viewers were challenged to solve is revealed ...

Release Date: Nov, 22nd, 2013

Early Morning Twilight

Early Morning Twilight (2013)

Director: KUBOTA Shoji
Cast: BABA Ryoma, YAGAMI Ren, HIRATA Yuichiro

Thrill-packed portrayal of a theater troupe's turmoil as it veers toward dissolution, directed by Kubota Shoji, whose films have screened for three consecutive years at the Montreal World Film Festival. Features numerous young stars, including Baba R...

Release Date: Nov, 2nd, 2013

Homeland

Homeland (2014)

Director: KUBOTA Nao
Cast: MATSUYAMA Kenichi, TANAKA Yuko, ANDO Sakura

The feature directorial debut of Kubota Nao, a television documentary veteran with a career spanning over twenty-five years. Set in Fukushima after the Great East Japan Earthquake, it tells a story of family members who rediscover their connections t...

Release Date: Mar, 1st, 2014

The Extreme SUKIYAKI

The Extreme SUKIYAKI (2013)

Director: MAEDA Shiro
Cast: IURA Arata, KUBOZUKA Yosuke, ICHIKAWA Mikako

Directorial debut from Maeda Shiro, whose diverse resume includes theater company director, author, and screenwriter. Depicts a group of four men and women who head for the ocean with a sukiyaki pot in hand, based on his novel by the same name. The w...

Release Date: Nov, 23rd, 2013

LOVECRAFT GIRL

LOVECRAFT GIRL (2013)

Director: HIRABAYASHI Katsutoshi
Cast: ANDO Sei, NAKAMURA Tomoya, HATORI Namiko

Romantic comedy based on a comic book by the same title. Upbeat depiction of a girl who gets a job with a company that deals with sex products for women, as she struggles with her work and love life. Directed by Hirabayashi Katsutoshi, of How to Make...

Release Date: Nov, 22nd, 2013

Crayon Shin-chan: gachinko gyakushu no robotochan

Crayon Shin-chan: gachinko gyakushu no robotochan (2014)

Director: TAKAHASHI Wataru
Cast: YAJIMA Akiko, NARAHASHI Miki, FUJIWARA Keiji

The 22nd film based on the popular animated television show "Crayon Shinchan", created by Usui Yoshito. Takahashi Wataru, who has helmed numerous episodes of the television series, makes his feature film directorial debut. Its screenplay is by theate...

Release Date: Apr, 19th, 2014