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.

The Actor

The Actor (2015)

Director: YOKOHAMA Satoko
Cast: YASUDA Ken, ASO Kumiko, UNO Shohei

A heartwarming comedy featuring Yasuda Ken of the theater unit TEAM NACS in his first starring film role. It presents an abundantly humorous tale of a utility actor at a crossroads in his life, and his romantic fortunes. Director Yokohama Satoko retu...

Release Date: Jan, 30th, 2016

Children of Iron

Children of Iron (2015)

Director: FUKUYAMA Koki
Cast: TABATA Tomoko, PE Jyonmyon, Sugi-chan

This family drama set in the ironworks town of Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture depicts the efforts of children plotting their remarried parents' divorce. The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky actress Tabata Tomoko is cast in her first starring role in thre...

Release Date: Feb, 13th, 2016

The Legacy of Frida Kahlo

The Legacy of Frida Kahlo (2015)

Director: KOTANI Tadasuke
Cast: ISHIUCHI Miyako

A documentary capturing the process in which prominent Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako shot personal belongings left behind by Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico's most famous female artists. Its director is Kotani Tadasuke (The Cat that Lived a Millio...

Release Date: Aug, 8th, 2015

There Is No Lid on the Sea

There Is No Lid on the Sea (2015)

Director: TOYOSHIMA Keisuke
Cast: KIKUCHI Akiko, MINE Azusa, KOBAYASHI Yukichi

Drama that adapts Yoshimoto Banana's novel, which was inspired by a song from musician Hara Masumi. Directed by Toyoshima Keisuke of A Courtesan with Flowered Skin with the lead played by Kikuchi Akiko, who has a strong fan base among women her own a...

Release Date: Jul, 18th, 2015

The Black Devil and the White Prince

The Black Devil and the White Prince (2016)

Director: TSUKIKAWA Sho
Cast: NAKAJIMA Kento, KOMATSU Nana, CHIBA Yudai

Release Date: Feb, 27th, 2016

Finding Calico

Finding Calico (2015)

Director: FUKAGAWA Yoshihiro
Cast: Issey OGATA, SOMETANI Shota, KITANO Kie

A drama inspired by non-fiction book "Maigo no Miechan: Chiiki Neko to Shotengai Saisei no Monogatari" (Mie the Stray: A Story of Community Cats and Shopping Street Revitalization) about a search for a feline. Fukagawa Yoshihiro (In His Chart) direct...

Release Date: Oct, 10th, 2015

Nihon local hero dai kessen

Nihon local hero dai kessen (2015)

Director: KAMIKURA Eiji
Cast: HANADA Suguru, NITTA Masaaki, TSUJI Ayaka

This film rallies together over 100 local heroes and villains from throughout Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Directed by Kamikura Eiji of Houjin Yatsurugi. Produced as a fundraiser for polio vaccinations. It's the day of an event that brings toget...

Release Date: Nov, 14th, 2015

Saori

Saori (2016)

Director: HIROSE Yo
Cast: NAKAHISHI Chiyori, HATA Mizuho, NAKAMURA Ryusuke

Film from the "9 Windows" short film omnibus produced in collaboration between the popular idol group AKB48 and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, the largest international short film festival in Asia. Directed by Hirose Yo of Slit Mouth Woman in L.A...

Release Date: Feb, 6th, 2016

Obon Brothers

Obon Brothers (2015)

Director: OSAKI Akira
Cast: SHIBUKAWA Kiyohiko, MITSUISHI Ken, OKADA Koki

Osaki Akira, winner of the 16th Japan Movie Critics Award for The Catch Man directs this human drama written by Adachi Shin. The strenuous efforts for a comeback made by an unsuccessful film director and his relationship with the people around him ar...

Release Date: Jul, 25th, 2015

Odenwa arigatogozaimasu

Odenwa arigatogozaimasu (2016)

Director: NAGURA Ai
Cast: KITAHARA Rie, TUBOUCHI Mamoru, AIJIMA Kazuyuki

Film from the "9 Windows" short film omnibus produced in collaboration between the popular idol group AKB48 and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, the largest international short film festival in Asia. Directed by Nagura Ai of Hokago Lost. Funabashi...

Release Date: Feb, 6th, 2016

THE BOY AND THE BEAST

THE BOY AND THE BEAST (2015)

Director: HOSODA Mamoru
Cast: YAKUSHO Koji, MIYAZAKI Aoi, SOMETANI Shota

A feature-length animated film based on an original screenplay, created by Studio Chizu and Hosoda Mamoru, director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, SUMMER WARS, and Wolf Children. A lonely boy unexpectedly becomes the disciple of abeast. Together...

Release Date: Jul, 11th, 2015

OSAKA VIOLENCE

OSAKA VIOLENCE (2012)

Director: ISHIHARA Takahiro
Cast: OMIYA Masashi, HORI Masamune, MAENO Tomoya

The realistic portrayal of violence dazzles in this acton film depicting the life and death struggle of two outlaws who scare even the yakuza as told from a 12-year-old juvenile delinquent's perspective. Winner of the Grand Prize in the Off Theater s...

Release Date: Jul, 11th, 2015