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.

Antonym

Antonym (2014)

Director: KUSANO Natsuka
Cast: ISHIZAKA Yuri, SHIBUYA Asami, NAKAMURA Kuniaki

Feature film debut from director Kusano Natsuka, who won the Jury Award at the 14th Nippon Connection. Depicts two women who are polar opposites in both appearance and personality as they get lost in the space between reality and unreality. Aya (Ish...

Release Date: Sep, 26th, 2015

The temptation came at stormy night

The temptation came at stormy night (2016)

Director: IMAOKA Shinji
Cast: TAKAKI Mio, ISHIKAWA Yumi, NAGAOKA Tasuku

Romantic fantasy about the ruckus that ensues after a mother and daughter switch bodies. Director Imaoka Shinji wrote the script for The Drudgery Train and has worked on numerous erotic films. Housewife Suda Sawako (Takaki Mio) is dissatisfied with ...

Release Date: Feb, 20th, 2016

X Year Later 2

X Year Later 2 (2015)

Director: ITO Hideaki
Cast: KAWAGUCHI Misa, YAMADA Katsutoshi, WAKE Issaku

Sequel to X Year Later, which brought together 8 years of coverage about the impact of US nuclear weapons testing. Three years after the first film, this documentary questions the direction of the country regarding the dangers of nuclear power. A 59...

Release Date: Nov, 21st, 2015

RAISE YOUR ARMS AND TWIST Documentary of NMB48

RAISE YOUR ARMS AND TWIST Documentary of NMB48 (2016)

Director: FUNAHASHI Atsushi
Cast: YAMAMOTO Sayaka, OKITA Ayaka, SHIROMA Miru

Documentary following the trajectory of the idol group NMB48 from the Namba district of Osaka. Directed by Funahashi Atsushi from the Japan-US co-production Big River starring Odagiri Jo. Opened on the same day as Documentary of HKT48. NMB48 has ste...

Release Date: Jan, 29th, 2016

Heart to waver

Heart to waver (2016)

Director: KATAOKA Shuji
Cast: SETO Saki, SHIBATA Akiyoshi, YABUKI Haruna

Romantic comedy about a woman struggling with work and romance as she tries to figure out how to really live and love. Directed by Kataoka Shuji of the "Shin janki" and "Yakuza no daimon" series. Shimamura Misaki (Seto Saki), who works for a compan...

Release Date: Feb, 1st, 2016

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

Piece of Cake

Piece of Cake (2015)

Director: TAGUCHI Tomorowo
Cast: TABE Mikako, AYANO Go, MATSUZAKA Tori

Live action adaptation of the romance comic by George Asakura. Portrays the touching love affairs of a girl in her twenties who meanders through life. Director Taguchi Tomorowo won the 2009 Kaneto Shindo Silver Prize for Oh, My Buddha!. Shino (Tabe ...

Release Date: Sep, 5th, 2015

Haruko's
 Paranormal
 Laboratory

Haruko's
 Paranormal
 Laboratory (2015)

Director: TAKEBA Lisa
Cast: NAKAMURA Aoi, NOZAKI Moeka, KOHINATA Fumiyo

Wacky romance featuring characters unique to the extreme alongside elements of comedy and the occult. Lauded at the 44th Rotterdam International Film Festival and screened at numerous festivals. Director Takeba Risa is known for The Pinkie. TV man (...

Release Date: Dec, 5th, 2015

Hinnyu club

Hinnyu club (2015)

Director: UCHIDA Eiji
Cast: BITO Ai, KOBASHI Hiromi, NISHINA Ai

One episode from "Kazoku gokko," an omnibus film about 5 off-kilter families, directed by Uchida Eiji whose Greatful Dead screened at Fantastic Fest and Raindance Film Festival in 2013. The four beautiful sisters of the Tanaka family normally get al...

Release Date: Aug, 1st, 2015

Sakanakun kenkyujo suggyoi osakana daishugou jump kakureru sekai saidai hen

Sakanakun kenkyujo suggyoi osakana daishugou jump kakureru sekai saidai hen (2015)

Director: FUKUHARA Tetsuya
Cast: Sakana-kun, NAKAYAMA Sara, TATSUTA Naoki

Second film in the "Sakana-kun Laboratory" series that introduces the ecology of fish using high-quality footage from NHK Enterprises. Commentary by Sakana-kun, the celebrity-cum-faculty member at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. S...

Release Date: Oct, 10th, 2015

PERSONA NON GRATA

PERSONA NON GRATA (2015)

Director: Cellin GLUCK
Cast: KARASAWA Toshiaki, Koyuki, Borys SZYC

Biopic about the Showa-era diplomat Sugihara Chiune, known as Japan's Schindler. Japan-born American director Cellin Gluck delivers a heavy-hitting portrayal of Chiune's life. The cast features talented actors from Japan and Poland. In the midst of...

Release Date: Dec, 5th, 2015

Digimon Adventure tri. Chapter 1 "Reunion"

Digimon Adventure tri. Chapter 1 "Reunion" (2015)

Director: MOTONAGA Keitaro
Cast: HANAE Natsuki, MIMORI Suzuko, HOSOYA Yoshimasa

Sequel to the TV anime that boasts a passionate fan base worldwide. This first feature film in the six-part series picks up six years after the first TV series, and three years after the second series. Directed by the versatile Motonaga Keitaro, the ...

Release Date: Nov, 21st, 2015