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.

Dragonball Z The Battle of Gods

Dragonball Z The Battle of Gods (2013)

Director: HOSODA Masahiro
Cast: NOZAWA Masako, YAMADERA Koichi, MORITA Masakazu

The latest feature film based on one of Japan's best-loved hit manga which enjoys a broad popularity that transcends generations and national borders. Creator Toriyama Akira helped to devise the plot and character designs, resulting in a completely o...

Release Date: Mar, 30th, 2013

Canary's Apple

Canary's Apple (2012)

Director: FUJISAWA Isao

Documentary depicting the ordeals of a patient suffering from chemical sensitivity. Won the Grand Prix at the 2012 Okuradashi Film Festival for films that have yet to be released in theaters or other formats. Sanae developed chemical sensitivity afte...

Release Date: Jul, 13th, 2013

The Apology King

The Apology King (2013)

Director: MIZUTA Nobuo
Cast: ABE Sadawo, INOUE Mao, TAKENOUCHI Yutaka

Sixth film from director Mizuta Nobuo, who also directs TV dramas. He teams up with screenwriter Kudo Kankuro for this comedy, which humorously examines Japan's unique culture of apologizing. Tokyo Apology Center "apologist" Kuroshima (Abe Sadawo) r...

Release Date: Sep, 28th, 2013


WORK SHOP (2013)

Director: CHIBA Seiji
Cast: FURUKAWA Yuta, TOTANI Kimito, TAKIGUCHI Yukihiro

A suspenseful chamber piece following the fates of young people forced to participate in a life-threatening workshop. Writer and director Chiba Seiji specializes in suspense and action, and his previous film AVN : ALIEN VS. NINJA is set for a Hollywo...

Release Date: Aug, 3rd, 2013



Director: TAKAHASHI Eiki
Cast: YOSHII Kazuya, KIKUCHI Hideaki, HIROSE Yoichi

A documentary recording the Punch Drunkard Tour by rock band The Yellow Monkey that broke up in 2004. It includes the first group interview with all members present since they went their separate ways. In April of 1998 at the height of its popularit...

Release Date: Sep, 28th, 2013

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

Director: TAKAHATA Isao
Cast: ASAKURA Aki, KORA Kengo, CHII Takeo

The first film in fourteen years since My Neighbors the Yamadas from maestro Takahata Isao, who devised the story, wrote the script, and directed. Based on the ancient Japanese folk tale "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter", it explores its premise from a...

Release Date: Nov, 23rd, 2013

Shinokubo Story

Shinokubo Story (2013)

Director: FUJIWARA Kenichi
Cast: LEE Gun Woo, KIM Se Yong, CHAE Jin Seok

A coming-of-age drama set in the Shin-Okubo district of Tokyo, known as a mecca for fans of South Korean-style entertainment. It presents an amiable depiction of the struggles of five young men who dream of becoming stars. The members of K-pop group ...

Release Date: Nov, 16th, 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



Director: MIYAKE Yoshishige

An adaptation of Kochi Prefecture native and bestselling author Arikawa Hiro's eponymous novel. Set in an actual Kochi Prefectural Government department, it is a refreshing tale of passionate men and women striving to promote their region that earned...

Release Date: May, 11th, 2013


BANANA (2013)

Director: MURAMATSU Eiji
Cast: HORIUCHI Akiko, HATTORI Ryuzaburo, KITAI Makoto

The thirtieth entry in the "Youth H" series, which produces works in a variety of genres from up-and-coming filmmakers that focus on coming-of-age and sexual themes. It depicts the warped romantic interactions between two men and a woman with nowhere...

Release Date: Apr, 27th, 2013


Morning,Noon,Night (2013)

Director: YAMASAKI Juzou
Cast: KUNIMURA Jun, ITAO Itsuji, YAMADERA Koichi

Free and Easy creator Yamasaki Juzou makes his long-awaited directorial debut at the age of 72. Heartwarming depiction of the ruckus stirred up by three former high school baseball players, set in Yamasaki's birthplace of Miyazaki. Stars Kunimura Jun...

Release Date: Nov, 29th, 2013

The Shining Kids - The Next Nursery Schools in Japan -

The Shining Kids - The Next Nursery Schools in Japan - (2013)

Director: TSUTSUI Katsuhiko
Cast: Children of Ringo-no-ki Nursery School, SHIBATA Aiko, AOYAMA Makoto

Documentary about new approaches to childcare by the team that made Under the Wind Little Creatures' Life, Grass' Life, Objects' Life. Yokohama's "Ringo no Ki" provides childcare that is sensitive to children's emotions. "Mori no Yochien Piccolo" in ...

Release Date: Nov, 10th, 2013