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.

Case of Kyoko, Case of Shuichi

Case of Kyoko, Case of Shuichi (2013)

Director: OKUDA Eiji
Cast: ANDO Sakura, EMOTO Tasuku, WADA Sohkoh

The fifth directorial effort and the first in around six years from film director and actor Okuda Eiji. This drama, set before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake, offers a delicate depiction of a man and woman forced to leave their hometown in...

Release Date: Oct, 5th, 2013

Kakukoto no omosa Sakka Sato Yasushi

Kakukoto no omosa Sakka Sato Yasushi (2013)

Director: INAZUKA Hidetaka
Cast: SATO Yasushi, MURAKAMI Shingo, KATO Tokiko

A documentary about Sato Yasushi, the author of the short story collection on which Sketches of Kaitan City was based. Dramatic recreations help tell the story of this unfortunate writer who never won the Akutagawa Prize for literature despite numero...

Release Date: Oct, 5th, 2013



Director: SAKAGAMI Kaori
Cast: Rhodessa JONES, The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women

Documentary that faithfully depicts women who have survived hardship like abuse and prejudice as they face society by telling their stories through theater. Director Sakagami Kaori, known for her wide-reaching social activism on issues of violence an...

Release Date: Mar, 22nd, 2014

Hello! Junichi

Hello! Junichi (2012)

Director: ISHII Katsuhito, YOSHIOKA Atsushi, KAWAGUCHI Kanoko
Cast: MITSUSHIMA Hikari, KABE Amon, IKEWAKI Chizuru

Romantic comedy depicting the school life an eccentric trainee teacher and a group of six elementary school students with vivid personalities. Screenplay, direction and planning by Ishii Katsuhito, known for The Taste of Tea and Smuggler. Flamboyant...

Release Date: Feb, 15th, 2014


Miss ZOMBIE (2013)

Director: SABU
Cast: KOMATSU Ayaka, TOGASHI Makoto, TEZUKA Toru

First original film in about ten years from SABU, a director regarded highly worldwide. Emotionally depicts the drama triggered by the arrival of a zombie, amidst stylish black-and-white images. Official selection for the 18th Busan International Fil...

Release Date: Sep, 14th, 2013

Ghost in the Shell Arise border: 2 Ghost Whispers

Ghost in the Shell Arise border: 2 Ghost Whispers (2013)

Director: TAKEUCHI Atsushi
Cast: SAKAMOTO Maaya, JYUKU Ikkyu, MATSUDA Kenichiro

The second film in a new animated series based on Shirow Masamune's science fiction manga "Kokaku Kidotai". With a new cast and crew, it focuses on the period prior to the formation of Public Security Section 9. The second installment in this four-pa...

Release Date: Nov, 30th, 2013

The Tale of Nishino

The Tale of Nishino (2014)

Director: IGUCHI Nami
Cast: TAKENOUCHI Yutaka, ONO Machiko, ASO Kumiko

A love story based on the novel of the same title by Akutagawa Prize-winning author Kawakami Hiromi, who also enjoys considerable popularity abroad. Director Iguchi Nami, who returns with her first film in five years since Sex is No Laughing Matter, ...

Release Date: Feb, 8th, 2014

Schoolgirl Complex

Schoolgirl Complex (2013)

Director: ONUMA Yuichi

A coming-of-age drama inspired by photobook "Schoolgirl Complex" that captured the vulnerable and provocative aspects of high school girls. Director Onuma Yuichi evokes the ever-changing emotional states of young women. Students at Kibogaoka Girls H...

Release Date: Aug, 17th, 2013

Tomo ni aruku

Tomo ni aruku (2013)

Director: MIYAMOTO Masaki
Cast: OZAWA Ryota, IRIYAMA Noriko, KAWAI Aoba

Miyamoto Masaki, who won numerous awards for his Murakami Jun-starring short film Usotsuki Yumi-chan, makes his feature directorial debut with this drama based on his own experiences. It sympathetically depicts people dealing with and overcoming diff...

Release Date: Apr, 5th, 2014

the moment girls

the moment girls (2012)

Director: SHIMIZU Kento

Coming-of-age road movie produced and distributed by students majoring in content business at Bunkyo Gakuin University. Deals with life and death through the journey of two girls dealing with illness. Direction and screenplay by commercial veteran Sh...

Release Date: Aug, 31st, 2013

Japan's Tragedy

Japan's Tragedy (2012)

Director: KOBAYASHI Masahiro
Cast: NAKADAI Tatsuya, KITAMURA Kazuki, OMORI Akemi

A drama based on a real-life incident involving pension fraud. It exposes the darkness in a society in which people are cut adrift, as seen in the tragic existence of a father with three months left to live and his depression-stricken son who lives o...

Release Date: Aug, 31st, 2013

Gekijoban warunori

Gekijoban warunori (2013)

Director: JINDO Masaaki
Cast: KAKIHARA Tetsuya, DASOKU, IRIE Reona

A documentary collaboration by voice actor Kakihara Tetsuya, known for his work on the animated TV series {FAIRY TAIL}, and singer Dasoku from video sharing website Niconico. Originally a straight-to-DVD project in which the two split into teams for ...

Release Date: Sep, 21st, 2013