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Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow

Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow (2016)

Director: MORI Yoshitaka
Cast: MATSUYAMA Kenichi, HIGASHIDE Masahiro, SOMETANI Shota

Non-fiction drama about the life of Japanese chess player Murayama Satoshi, who passed away at age 29. Moving portrayal of Murayama's life as he battles illness while devoting himself to Japanese chess, alongside heartwarming episodes of those who lo...

Release Date: Nov, 19th, 2016

SADAKO VS. KAYAKO

SADAKO VS. KAYAKO (2016)

Director: SHIRAISHI Koji
Cast: YAMAMOTO Mizuki, TAMASHIRO Tina, SATSUKAWA Aimi

"The Ring" series' Sadako and the "Ju-on" series' Kayako, two of J-horror's biggest characters, square off in this cross-over film. Shiraishi Koji, known for his faux-documentary approach, orchestrates the film's scream-inducing traditional scares. ...

Release Date: Jun, 18th, 2016

lost and found

lost and found (2015)

Director: YANAGISAWA Show
Cast: NAKAMURA Tomoya, ARAI Hirofumi, SASAKI Nozomi

Feature-length mystery that marks the directorial debut for Yanagisawa Show, whose numerous commercials have garnered awards around the world. Official selection at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival. Haruto (Nakamura Tomoya), who works at the lo...

Release Date: Mar, 5th, 2016

Ishibumi

Ishibumi (2016)

Director: KORE-EDA Hirokazu
Cast: AYASE Haruka, IKEGAMI Akira

A re-edit of an atomic bomb documentary aired in 2015 to commemorate the 70th year after the end of World War II. Based on "Ishibumi", which aired in 1969, readings of family memoirs give prominence to the lives of 321 Hiroshima Prefectural Middle Sc...

Release Date: Jul, 16th, 2016

A Voiceless Cry

A Voiceless Cry (2015)

Director: HARAMURA Masaki
Cast: KIMURA Michio, KIMURA Shigeko, INOUE Yukiko

Documentary that retraces the experiences of 79-year-old farmer-cum-poet Kimura Michio, who lives in Tohoku. Narrated by actress Muroi Shigeru, whose prolific work in TV and film includes The Little House. Poetry readings by internationally renowned ...

Release Date: Apr, 9th, 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

Lost Serenade

Lost Serenade (2016)

Director: OZAWA Masato
Cast: SATO Nori, ISHIBASHI Uwa, FURUYAMA Kentaro

Drama that tackles the suffering caused by sexual violence, directed by Ozawa Masato, who dealt with child abuse in his previous film Kazakiriba. Sato Nori, who studied acting in Los Angeles, and former children's model Ishibashi Uwa graphically port...

Release Date: Jun, 11th, 2016

Hiko and Vega

Hiko and Vega (2014)

Director: TANIGUCHI Mio
Cast: KAWAZU Yusuke, HARA Chisako, YANAGITANI Kazunari

Drama about a wife with dementia and the husband who looks after her. Feature-length debut about the reality of dementia from director Taniguchi Mio, who also works as a caregiver. Hiko Asao (Kawazu Yusuke) and Koto (Hara Chisako) are an elderly cou...

Release Date: Jul, 16th, 2016

my sweet cactus

my sweet cactus (2016)

Director: NAGATA Koto
Cast: MORI Erika, SAKURADA Dori, TANAKA Yoji

One part of UNREQUITED LOVE, an eight episode, romantic omnibus film. Female director, Nagata Koto, sensitively relates the situation between a sullen man who is attracted to his career oriented boss. Ever day, scatterbrained new employee, Toru (Sa...

Release Date: Jul, 2nd, 2016

A Cappella

A Cappella (2015)

Director: YAZAKI Hitoshi
Cast: NARUMI Rico, IKEMATSU Sosuke, SAITOH Takumi

Film adaptation from March Comes in Like a Lion director Yazaki Hitoshi based on Naoki Prize-winning author Koike Mariko's partially autobiographical novel. The film interweaves the moving romance of a high school girl who participates in demonstrati...

Release Date: Mar, 26th, 2016

The Black Devil and the White Prince

The Black Devil and the White Prince (2016)

Director: TSUKIKAWA Sho
Cast: NAKAJIMA Kento, KOMATSU Nana, CHIBA Yudai

Impressive casts star in this live action adaptation of the highly popular girls comic. Akabane Yu (Komatsu Nana), who lives in a high school dormitory, goes on her first ever date with the most popular boy in her school as known as "White Prince", ...

Release Date: Feb, 27th, 2016

DROWNING LOVE

DROWNING LOVE (2016)

Director: Ū-ki Yamato
Cast: KOMATSU Nana, SUDA Masaki, SHIGEOKA Daiki

Based on the best-selling comic "Oboreru Knife" by George Asakura, the film is directed by young creator Ū-ki Yamato who delicately portrays a fragile teenage love, starring Japan's rising stars Komatsu Nana (Martin Scorsese's Silence) and Suda Masak...

Release Date: Nov, 5th, 2016