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Director: TAKE Masaharu
Cast: SATO Eriko, Eita
A romantic-comedy depicting a loser with a gargantuan dream and the admirable girlfriend who supports him, directed by Take Masaharu of 100 Yen Love. Kanako (Sato Eriko) and Hideo (Eita) have been living together for ten years. An actor when they fi...
Release Date: Oct, 14th, 2017
Director: ISHIKAWA Junichi
Cast: ARAGAKI Yui, Eita
Popular screenwriter, Kosawa Ryota, writes an original story depicting the rejuvenation of love and life through table tennis which is brought to screen by Ishikawa Junichi, director of April Fools. Tamako (Aragaki Yui), who was once known as a "tab...
Release Date: Oct, 21st, 2017
Director: IZUMA Yasunari
Cast: HARASHIMA Motohisa, MAMIYA Yuki
Okinawa include Mabui no tabi, Zanpa and Obaa ha kigeki no jo-ou. Graphically depicts a man and woman living in the after-hours world of Matsuyama, Okinawa's red-light district. Etsuko (Mamiya Yuki) works as a hostess at a topless bar and Hayato (Ha...
Release Date: May 2018
Director: YAMAMURA Koji
Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Animated rendition of "The Cleansing," "Sun Goddess Amaterasu," "Flowering Trees" and "Umisachi and Yamasac...
Release Date: Aug, 5th, 2017
Director: TADA Shunsuke
Cast: ONO Kensho, ONO Yuki, KAMIYA Hiroshi
An original animated theatrical film based on the popular basketball manga, ‘Kuroko no Basuke', which has sold over 30 million copies. Fujimaki Tadatoshi, the manga's creator, writes a new episode appending the sequel to the manga, 'Kuroko no Basuka...
Release Date: Mar, 18th, 2017
Director: MORIYA Fumio
Cast: MIZUSAWA Shingo, MORIYA Fumio, MATSUURA Yuya
A unique film depicting manga creators with a passion for manga trying to survive on a remote island of a distant sea. Moriya Fumio, the screenwriter of The Woodsman and the Rain among others, makes his feature-length directorial debut. On a remote ...
Release Date: Mar, 25th, 2017
Director: OBAYASHI Nobuhiko
Cast: KUBOZUKA Shunsuke, MITSUSHIMA Shinnosuke, TOKIWA Takako
Feature film adaptation of the script penned by director Obayashi Nobuhiko prior to his 1977 debut film HOUSE. Culminates his "war time trilogy" together with Casting Blossoms to the Sky and Seven Weeks. Spring 1941. Toshihiko (Kubozuka Shunsuke) sh...
Release Date: Dec, 16th, 2017
Director: ANDO Hiroshi
Cast: HATSUNE Eriko, KORA Kengo, KUSAKARI Tamiyo
Feature film adaptation of the same-named novel by Kakuta Mitsuyo. The story shows how an encounter and intimacy can send life on an unexpected trajectory. Directed by Ando Hiroshi of Undulant Fever. Yasuko (Hatsune Eriko) has plans to get married a...
Release Date: Oct, 7th, 2017
Director: MATSUO Akinori
Cast: ISHIHARA Yujiro, ASHIKAWA Izumi, KAWACHI Tamio
Komuro, a ship's doctor, says goodbye to the sea as he has now enough money to start a small hospital of his own. On his way to Tokyo, in Izu a local doctor's body is found riddled with shots and, as Komuro is carrying his shotgun, the dead man's dau...
Release Date：Dec, 27th, 1959
Director: OKAMOTO Kihachi
Cast: KATSU Shintaro, MIFUNE Toshiro, KISHIDA Shin
lchi (Shintaro Katsu) is blind. Outwardly, a masseur, he is called Zatoichi who, handicapped by lack of sight, has honed his remaining senses until they are as sharp as a razor's blade. His constant companion is his sword. This looks like an innocent...
Release Date：Jan, 15th, 1970
Director: NOMURA Takashi
Cast: TAKAHASHI Hideki, IZUMI Masako, NARITA Mikio
Masayoshi (Hideki Takahashi), deputy boss of the Ushio gamblers is forced by circum- stances to kill a leading member of the Ezu, a gang. Masayoshi finds himself in the same jail as Eikichi (Mikio Narita), executive of the Sawada gambling group. But ...
Release Date：Jul, 31st, 1971
Director: YAMADA Yoji
Cast: ATSUMI Kiyoshi, BAISHO Chieko, SAKAKIBARA Rumi
No matter how hard things are, hope springs eternal in heart of Tora-san (Kiyoshi Atsumi) in the bleak north, a travelling salesman who sells cheap things on the streets. At a station, Tora-san sees boys and girls, who have been mass-employed, await...
Release Date：Apr, 28th, 1971