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.



Director: FUKUDA Yuichi
Cast: SUZUKI Ryouhei, SHIMIZU Fumika, MURO Tsuyoshi

Unique action film based on manga artist Ando Keishu's "Kyukyoku!! Hentai Kamen." Director Fukuda Yuichi of Kodomo Keisatsu depicts a hero who stands up to evil with pervert powers. Winner of the Audience Award at the 12th New York Asian Film Festiva...

Release Date: Apr, 13th, 2013

R-18 Women’s Fiction Prize vol.2 JELLYFISH

R-18 Women’s Fiction Prize vol.2 JELLYFISH (2013)

Director: KANEKO Shusuke
Cast: OTANI Mio, HANAI Rumi, KAWATA Hiroki

Film adaptation of a finalist for the 11th R-18 Women's Fiction Prize, which solicits novels about sex by female authors. This romance brings a sensitive touch to the story of inexperienced love between two high school girls. Miyashita Yuki (Otani M...

Release Date: Aug, 31st, 2013

The last scene which you loved

The last scene which you loved (2013)

Director: SATO Osamu
Cast: YOSHII Rei, KUBOZUKA Shunsuke, EZAWA Midori

A film from "Spring," the fourth group of works from the Love & Eros CINEMA COLLECTION 2nd season. Director Sato Osamu, who has roots in adult movies, depicts the mysterious things that happen to a man whose wife has passed away. Devoted husband Kos...

Release Date: Mar, 30th, 2013


HAMELN (2013)

Director: TSUBOKAWA Takushi
Cast: NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi, BAISHO Chieko, SAKAMOTO Nagatoshi

A fantastical drama revolving around a closed school. Memories of a mountain village in Fukushima with a dwindling population are revealed together with beautiful autumn scenery. Its writer and director is Tsubokawa Takushi, whose Utsukushiki Tennen ...

Release Date: Sep, 7th, 2013

my father's mistress

my father's mistress (2012)

Director: SAKODA Kousuke
Cast: KONO Tomomi, IZUMI Miwako, ASAOKA Megumi

The debut feature film from director Sakoda Kousuke, who won acclaim at film festivals in Japan and abroad for his works including short film Kono Mado, Mukogawa. It marks his return to directing after three years spent dealing with depression. It pa...

Release Date: Jul, 13th, 2013



Director: KASE Satoshi
Cast: NAKAMURA Tomoya, UCHINO Kenta, ITO Yuki

Coming-of-age film depicting the struggles of youth captivated by Tokyo, set in 1996 in Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture. Director Kase Satoshi's feature film debut. Garnered over 13 nominations and awards at indie film festivals worldwide, including the S...

Release Date: May, 18th, 2013

Voices from the Waves Shinchimachi

Voices from the Waves Shinchimachi (2013)

Director: SAKAI Ko, HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke

A companion piece to Voices from the Waves Kesennuma that forms half of the second installment in a documentary trilogy on the Tohoku region, co-directed by Sakai Ko and Hamaguchi Ryusuke. It captures dialogues between closely-linked people in accord...

Release Date: Nov, 16th, 2013

Case of Kyoko, Case of Shuichi

Case of Kyoko, Case of Shuichi (2013)

Director: OKUDA Eiji
Cast: ANDO Sakura, EMOTO Tasuku, WADA Sohkoh

The fifth directorial effort and the first in around six years from film director and actor Okuda Eiji. This drama, set before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake, offers a delicate depiction of a man and woman forced to leave their hometown in...

Release Date: Oct, 5th, 2013

TOHAI gekijoban

TOHAI gekijoban (2013)

Director: ONUMA Yuichi
Cast: MAEDA Gouki, Akane, ICHINOSE Hidekazu

An offbeat coming-of-age drama with a dark touch that depicts the struggles of a young man who ventures into the underworld. Its director is Onuma Yuichi, who has developed a solid reputation for his sympathetic and detailed emotional character studi...

Release Date: May, 18th, 2013

Out to sea

Out to sea (2013)

Director: OKUMURA Morito
Cast: NAHA Takashi, MATSUZAWA Takumi, TAKAYAMA Maki

A drama set in the bonito fishing town of Kuroshio in Kochi Prefecture. Against the backdrop of the magnificent local scenery, it creates a detailed illustration of the bond between a single fisherman and his mentally-disabled son. It is the director...

Release Date: Sep, 14th, 2013



Director: HYUGAJI Taro

Film adaptation of an original story from Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum Director and Akutagawa Prize winner Seirai Yuichi, directed by Hyugaji Taro, who made the live-action version of Grave of the Fireflies. Depicts the fateful encounter between a dau...

Release Date: Jul, 13th, 2013

A Sparkle of Life

A Sparkle of Life (2013)

Director: SOTOYAMA Bunji

Director Sotoyama Bunji, who won five awards including Best Short Film at the 2011 Monaco Film Festival for his depiction of love between an elderly couple in On This Side, returns to the theme of old age. Yoshiyuki Kazuko gives a vivid performance a...

Release Date: Nov, 16th, 2013