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.
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Director: MATSUBAYASHI Yoju
Documentary that coolly depicts the unhappy fate of horses who survived the tsunami and nuclear power accident in the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake, set in Fukushima's Soma region, known for the "Soma Nomaoi" ritual, or wild horse chase. Officia...
Release Date: Dec, 1st, 2013
Director: YAMASHITA Nobuhiro
Cast: MAEDA Atsuko, KAN Suon, SUZUKI Keiichi
Official selection for the 18th Busan International Film Festival. Feature-length adaptation of image visuals from Music ON! TV, the music channel. The Drudgery Train director Yamashita Nobuhiro humorously depicts the baby steps of a protagonist lazi...
Release Date: Nov, 23rd, 2013
Director: IMAOKA Shinji
Cast: KUDO Shoko, HAYAMI Kyoko, ITO Takeshi
A drama from Imaoka Shinji, known for penning the script for The Drudgery Train and directing films such as Lunch Box and Frog Song. Set in a bar in Shinjuku's Golden Gai area, it depicts the emotional states of a quartet of men and women. On her wa...
Release Date: Jul, 26th, 2014
Director: YOSHIURA Yasuhiro
Cast: FUJII Yukiyo, OKAMOTO Nobuhiko, OOHATA Shintaro
In a dark, cramped underground world of tunnels, Patema goes into ‘the danger zone' and finds a vast open space filled with a ghostly reflected light.Meanwhile above ground, Age is not a good fit with his land of ‘Aiga', ruled by...
Release Date: Nov, 9th, 2013
Director: WADA Hideki
Cast: MATSUKATA Hiroki, SHIZUKI Asato, EGUCHI Nao
A drama based on Kurashina Ryo's manga. Its director is exam advisor, critic, and psychiatrist Wada Hideki. Set in a high class club in Ginza, it examines complicated relationships between men and women. Okuzawa (Matsukata Hiroki), the manager of an...
Release Date: Sep, 13th, 2014
Director: HYUGAJI Taro
Cast: NODA Hiroshi
Documentary on Noda Hiroshi, one of Japan's best-known realistic painters. Up-close coverage of Noda as he creates "Seinarumono THE IV Torinosu" (Holy The IV Bird's Nest), powerfully conveying his passion as an artist. Directed by Hyugaji Taro, known...
Release Date: Aug, 23rd, 2014
Director: IMAOKA Shinji
Cast: MIYAJI Mao, KANEKO Noboru, KAWAI Ryunosuke
Fourth installation in the "Love Stories" series in which six directors explore the possibilities within different kinds of love. Imaoka Shinji, one of Japan's best-known adult film directors and The Drudgery Train scriptwriter, tells a couple's secr...
Release Date: Oct, 11th, 2014
Director: SATO Tatsuo
Cast: KOMATSU Mikako, SHIMODA Mami, HANAZAWA Kana
A feature film spin-off of an animated television series based on Sasamoto Yuichi's light novel. Sato Tatsuo resumes his duties as writer and director from the TV series for this tale of the adventures of a young man and pirates in hyperspace. Girls...
Release Date: Feb, 22nd, 2014
Director: ASATO Mari
Cast: MIZUKAWA Asami, SENGA Kento, TAKADA Sho
Horror film that exploits visual effects to depict the terror of a girl whose life is targeted by a "bilocation," her own alter ego. Based on Hojo Haruka's same-named novel, recipient of the 17th Horror Novel Grand Prize. Presents "original" and "B" ...
Release Date: Jan, 18th, 2014
Director: TSUTSUMI Yukihiko
Cast: TODA Erika, KASE Ryo, RYU Raita
The first half of the two-part conclusion to the popular franchise from TRICK The Movie director Tsutsumi Yukihiko that has encompassed a television series, specials, and feature films. Two Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department detectives engage in a ...
Release Date: Nov, 1st, 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
Director: ISHIKAWA Hitoshi
Cast: SAKURAGI Rina, HINO Shohei
Third installation in the "Love Stories" series in which six directors explore the possibilities within different kinds of love. Depicts the touching romance between a middle-aged single guy and a woman with bipolar disorder. Directed by Ishikawa Hit...
Release Date: Oct, 4th, 2014