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KARATE KILL

KARATE KILL (2016)

Director: MITSUTAKE Kurando
Cast: Hayate, SAKURA Mana, Asami

Action film shot almost entirely in the US by Los Angeles-based director Mitsutake Kurando. A Japanese karate fighter whose parents died when he was a child fights to save his beloved little sister from a cult group in the US. Taciturn karate martia...

Release Date: Sep, 3rd, 2016

KAMPAI! FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE

KAMPAI! FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE (2015)

Director: KONISHI Mirai
Cast: John GAUNTNER, Phillip HARPER, KUJI Kosuke

Documentary conveying the profundity of Japanese sake through three outsiders involved in the world of sake. Directed by Konishi Mirai of Blind and Close to You. Philip Harper is the first foreigner to become a sake brewer and spends his days in Kyo...

Release Date: Jul, 9th, 2016

MUKOKU

MUKOKU (2017)

Director: KUMAKIRI Kazuyoshi
Cast: AYANO Go, MURAKAMI Nijiro, MAEDA Atsuko

Based on a novel by Shu FUJISAWA, Award wining Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI's newest project captures the samurai heart of degenerated alcoholic man, who once acclaimed to be a genius and an ordinary high school student through the spirit of KENDO. Teaming up...

Release Date: Jun, 3rd, 2017

Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul (2017)

Director: HAGIWARA Kentaro
Cast: KUBOTA Masataka, SHIMIZU Fumika

The live-action adaptation of Ishida Sui's popular comic 'Tokyo Ghoul' which depicts the struggle between flesh eating beings, Ghouls, and humanity. Kubota Masataka from HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE gives a good performance as the conflicted university student...

Release Date: Jul, 29th, 2017

planetarian~storyteller of the stars

planetarian~storyteller of the stars (2016)

Director: TSUDA Naokatsu
Cast: SUZUKI Keiko, ONO Daisuke, KUSHIDA Yasumichi

An animated adaptation of Key's original science fiction game by "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure" series production company David Production. Comprising of a five episode online anime, "Planetarian chiisana hoshi no yume", this film was released theatrical...

Release Date: Sep, 3rd, 2016

Seto and Utsumi

Seto and Utsumi (2016)

Director: OMORI Tatsushi
Cast: IKEMATSU Sosuke, SUDA Masaki, NAKAJO Ayami

Ikematsu Sosuke and Suda Masaki star in this film adaptation of a popular comic which unfolds through only the unique conversations of high school boys in the Kansai region. It is directed by Omori Tatsushi, who won the Special Jury Prize at the 35th...

Release Date: Jul, 2nd, 2016

OVER THE FENCE

OVER THE FENCE (2016)

Director: YAMASHITA Nobuhiro
Cast: ODAGIRI Joe, AOI Yu, MATSUDA Shota

Sequel to Sketches of Kaitan City and The Light Shines Only There and the finale to the Hakodate trilogy based on Sato Yasushi's novel. Director Yamashita Nobuhiro flexes his muscles for this offbeat comedy about the love-hate relationship between an...

Release Date: Sep, 17th, 2016

MY DAD AND MR. ITO

MY DAD AND MR. ITO (2016)

Director: TANADA Yuki
Cast: UENO Juri, Lily FRANKY, FUJI Tatsuya

Drama film adaptation of Nakazawa Hinako's same-named novel. Depicts the tempestuous lives of a carefree woman living under the same roof with her father and her boyfriend twenty years her senior. Directed by Tanada Yuki, known for creating subtle de...

Release Date: Oct, 8th, 2016

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The Shadow Within

The Shadow Within (1970)

Director: NOMURA Yoshitaro

Cast: KATO Go, IWASHITA Shima, OGAWA Mayumi

One day, Yukio (Go Kato), is addressed by Yasuko (Shima Iwashita) in a bus. A neighbor in his childhood, she is now a widow living with her young son. Married, with no children, he is an ordinary middle-aged man working in a travel agency. Tired wit...

Release Date:Jun, 13th, 1970

A Torrent of Love

A Torrent of Love (1962)

Director: NOMURA Takashi

Cast: TAKAHASHI Hideki, YOSHINAGA Sayuri, NITANI Hideaki

Kurosu Ryutaro, once a welter-weight boxer, inadvertently kills a young hoodlum in a street brawl. It was in self-defense, but sick at heart, he decides to sign on the S.S. Brazil Maru. However, sailing is delayed for ten days and Ryutaro finds hims...

Release Date:May, 1st, 1962

Hey, Pineapple!

Hey, Pineapple! (1959)

Director: UCHIKAWA Seiichiro

Cast: SUGIURA Naoki, KOSAKA Kazuya, BAN Junzaburo

This is the film version of a war novel by Robert N. Hongo, a Hawaiian Nisei, based on his experiences during the Korean War which was best-seller in Hawaii, and was widely discussed when Shochiku finally obtained the film rights in severe competitio...

Release Date:Dec, 27th, 1959

It’s a Woman’s World

It’s a Woman’s World (1964)

Director: KURATA Takeo, AKUTAGAWA Kazutoshi

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This is the sequel to Women...Oh, Women!...... - and like its predecessor it is a documentary film devoted to women, what they are like, who they are, what they do. In the maternity ward another baby girl is born - and what will her life be like? The...

Release Date:Oct, 4th, 1964