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.

The Black Square

The Black Square (2012)

Director: OKUHARA Hiroshi
Cast: NAKAIZUMI Hideo, DAN Hong, CHEN Xixiu

Japan-China collaboration about "war and the present" that depicts complex human events involving tangled eras and national borders. Directed by Okuhara Hiroshi, who was honored with the New Currents Award at the 4th Busan International Film Festival...

Release Date: May, 17th, 2014



Director: FUKAGAWA Yoshihiro

The sequel to a medical drama about a young doctor who comes face-to-face with the realities of healthcare in the countryside and grows as a result. It is based on the novel of the same title by author Natsukawa Sosuke, who is also a practicing docto...

Release Date: Mar, 21st, 2014

KAMEN Teacher (Masked Teacher) THE MOVIE

KAMEN Teacher (Masked Teacher) THE MOVIE (2014)

Director: MORIYA Kentaro
Cast: FUJIGAYA Taisuke, KIKUCHI Fuma, Jesse

A high school drama documenting the struggles of a masked teacher on a special assignment. This feature film version of a television series based on Fujisawa Toru's popular manga is directed by Moriya Kentaro, following on from his role as supervisin...

Release Date: Feb, 22nd, 2014


Juuichibunnoichi (2014)

Director: KATAOKA Shou
Cast: IKEOKA Ryosuke, TAKETOMI Seika, KUDO Asuka

Yellow Elephant screenwriter Kataoka Shou makes his feature-length directorial debut with this adaptation of Nakamura Takatoshi's popular tearjerking coming-of-age manga, which has sold over 600,000 copies in total. The up-and-coming cast, including ...

Release Date: Apr, 5th, 2014

Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Director: KORE-EDA Hirokazu
Cast: FUKUYAMA Masaharu, ONO Machiko, MAKI Yoko

Popular actor Fukuyama Masaharu Suspect X (2008) takes on his first role as a father, under the direction of Kore-eda Hirokazu Nobody Knows(2004). It questions the definition of a true family through a story about children swapped at birth. Winner of...

Release Date: Sep, 28th, 2013

Virgin Road

Virgin Road (2013)

Director: ICHIHARA Nao

Work from the short film omnibus project Father, which heartwarmingly depicts parent-child relationships, and was produced through crowdfunding from individuals and corporations. Ichihara Nao makes his directorial debut with this film focusing on the...

Release Date: Nov, 2nd, 2013



Director: SATO Sakichi
Cast: KIRIYAMA Ren, TOYOHARA Kosuke, YABE Kyosuke

Film adaptions of two volumes from Honda Yuki's violent comic book. Thrilling depiction of an unemployed youth mired in debt, as he descends into the underworld. Directed by Sato Sakichi, also known for his unique touch as a screenwriter and actor. ...

Release Date: Sep, 28th, 2013

Summer's End

Summer's End (2012)

Director: KUMAKIRI Kazuyoshi

An adaptation of the eponymous novel by Setouchi Jakucho, a bestselling author and Buddhist nun in her nineties. For this adult romance, director Kumakiri Kazuyoshi reteams with Jim O'Rourke after their first cooperation for "Sketches of Kaitan City"...

Release Date: Aug, 31st, 2013


Unforgiven (2013)

Director: LEE Sang-il
Cast: WATANABE Ken, SATO Koichi, EMOTO Akira

A remake of Clint Eastwood's 1992 Academy Award-winning western that shifts its story to Japan. A heavy-hitting cast and crew was assembled, including star Watanabe Ken (Inception) and composer Iwashiro Taro (Red Cliff). In Hokkaido in the thirteent...

Release Date: Sep, 13th, 2013

Save the club noon

Save the club noon (2013)

Director: MIYAMOTO Moriro
Cast: Akainu, ANI & Robochu, ALTZ

Noon, a venerable Osaka club, was busted in April 2012 for violating Japan's law regulating entertainment establishments. This documentary covers the music event held in July of the same year by over 90 artist teams, who rallied in protest. The law r...

Release Date: Nov, 30th, 2013

Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 2

Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 2 (2014)

Director: YAMAGUCHI Masatoshi
Cast: YAMADA Takayuki, AYANO Go, SUDA Masaki

The second movie of television and movie series based on Manabe Shohei's manga. It presents a realistic depiction of survival ability of an underground money lender living in a lawless world. Its director is the socially conscious Yamaguchi Masatoshi...

Release Date: May, 16th, 2014


Ryusei (2013)

Director: TANI Kenji
Cast: ENDO Kaname, SATO Yuki, BABA Ryoma

Coming of age drama about three guys at crossroads in their lives, set in Nagano and Tokyo. Warmly depicts a roadmap for the future while dealing with the harshness of reality. Toru (Endo Kaname), Ryuta (Sato Yuki) and Haruhiko (Baba Ryoma) are pals...

Release Date: Feb, 15th, 2014