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.
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Director: YAMADA Hisako
Cast: NAITO Takashi, WATANABE Azusa, TOKIWA Takako
Drama about the life of Yamamoto Jisho, known as "father figure to orphans left behind in China" for his devotion to repatriating Japanese orphans. Director Yamada Hisako handled the live-action adaptation of Barefoot Gen and Fudeko and the Angel's P...
Release Date: Jan, 17th, 2015
Director: FUKUDA Yuichi
Cast: SUDA Masaki, SHIROTA Yu, WAKABA Ryuya
Humorous depiction of 12 hours with a male host mired in debt and his utterly unreliable host pals, based on classic rakugo stories like "Akegarasu" and "Shinagawa Shinju." Suda Masaki of The Light Shines Only There has a ball playing a pathetic host...
Release Date: May, 16th, 2015
Director: KAWAMURA Tomohiro,
Cast: KAJI Yuki, KANDA Sayaka, NOMURA Mansai
Based on the juvenile literature classic 'The Adventurers, Gamba and his Fifteen Companions' published in 1972, the grand story of gallant mice battling an evil, white ferret is thrillingly told with full 3D animation. City mice Gamba (voice: Kaji Y...
Release Date: Oct, 10th, 2015
Director: TANADA Yuki
Cast: OSHIMA Yuko, OKURA Koji, NOZAKI Yoshimi
Road movie about the Romance Car limited express train operated by Odakyu Railways between Shinjuku and Hakone. Director Tanada Yuki's Mourning Recipe was an official selection at the 37th Montreal World Film Festival. Oshima Yuko plays the lead. Ha...
Release Date: Aug, 29th, 2015
Director: YASUKAWA Yuka
Cast: INORI Kirara, SUZUKI Takuji, SATO Karen
Coming-of-age drama about the struggles of a girl who learns the secret past of her deceased mother. Yasukawa Yuka makes her feature film directorial debut with this film and handles the direction, scriptwriting and editing. Received funding from Cin...
Release Date: Aug, 15th, 2015
Director: TAKAMURA Kazuhiro
Cast: SAITO Chiwa, KOSHIMIZU Ami, ITO Shizuka
Second OVA for this mixed-media work about the fight between mankind and an unusual enemy, focusing on the story of military girls who use magic to manipulate their fighting arsenal. The 30-minute short anime episodes shed light on the incidents betw...
Release Date: Jan, 10th, 2015
Director: WAKAGI Shingo
Cast: ANDO Sakura, IURA Arata, TANIMURA Mitsuki
Live action drama that adapts Yoshimoto Banana's novel by the same title. Tranquil depiction of the inner life of a woman who craves sleeps to escape the funk of reality. Directed by Wakagi Shingo, who is also a photographer. Screened at the 10th Osa...
Release Date: Apr, 25th, 2015
Director: WAKABAYASHI Yusuke
Cast: SUGIMOTO Yusa, ITO Maki, FUKUYAMA Kana
Recreates the experience of Fuji-Q Highland amusement park's Senritsu Meikyu, reputed to be the world's greatest haunted house. The film recreates the sheer terror of the actual haunted house using theater-quality audio and footage from 10 cameras in...
Release Date: May, 23rd, 2015
Director: KIKUCHI Takeo
Cast: NAKAMURA Yuri, SAITO Yoichiro, KIRYU Koji
Comedy set in the mountains. Feature film debut by Kikuchi Takeo, who has worked as an assistant director for Kurosawa Kiyoshi and Zeze Takahisa. Official selection for the 36th Montreal World Film Festival. Fujio (Kiryu Koji), Yoshio (Saito Yoichir...
Release Date: Oct, 24th, 2015
Director: SATO Shinsuke
Cast: OKADA Junichi, EIKURA Nana, TANAKA Kei
The second live-action feature film based on one of bestselling author Arikawa Hiro's most famous works. It presents an exciting depiction of a battle between the Library Defense Force, which uses military might to defend books, and a man plotting th...
Release Date: Oct, 10th, 2015
Director: AMEMIYA Keita
Cast: KURIYAMA Wataru, NANRI Miki, KUWAE Sakina
A new series that follows the new battles of Dogai Ryuga, the protagonist of the TV series "Garo: Yami o Terasu Mono" (The One Who Shines in the Darkness) broadcast in 2013. Dogai (Kuriyama Wataru), who has regained his golden glow and obtained the t...
Release Date: Mar, 28th, 2015
Director: MORI Junichi
Cast: HASHIMOTO Ai, MIURA Takahiro, MATSUOKA Mayu
A drama based on Igarashi Daisuke's manga. A young woman returns to a mountain village in the Tohoku region from the city, and embarks on a simple self-sufficient lifestyle. It is the latter half of a two-part story comprised of episodes set in diffe...
Release Date: Feb, 14th, 2015