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The Ringside Story

The Ringside Story (2017)

Director: TAKE Masaharu
Cast: SATO Eriko, Eita

A romantic-comedy depicting a loser with a gargantuan dream and the admirable girlfriend who supports him, directed by Take Masaharu of 100 Yen Love. Kanako (Sato Eriko) and Hideo (Eita) have been living together for ten years. An actor when they fi...

Release Date: Oct, 14th, 2017



Director: ISHIKAWA Junichi
Cast: ARAGAKI Yui, Eita

Popular screenwriter, Kosawa Ryota, writes an original story depicting the rejuvenation of love and life through table tennis which is brought to screen by Ishikawa Junichi, director of April Fools. Tamako (Aragaki Yui), who was once known as a "tab...

Release Date: Oct, 21st, 2017

Gifted Furimun to chichiuri onna

Gifted Furimun to chichiuri onna (2017)

Director: IZUMA Yasunari
Cast: HARASHIMA Motohisa, MAMIYA Yuki

Okinawa include Mabui no tabi, Zanpa and Obaa ha kigeki no jo-ou. Graphically depicts a man and woman living in the after-hours world of Matsuyama, Okinawa's red-light district. Etsuko (Mamiya Yuki) works as a hostess at a topless bar and Hayato (Ha...

Release Date: May 2018

KOJIKI at Hyuga

KOJIKI at Hyuga (2013)

Director: YAMAMURA Koji

Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Animated rendition of "The Cleansing," "Sun Goddess Amaterasu," "Flowering Trees" and "Umisachi and Yamasac...

Release Date: Aug, 5th, 2017

Kuroko's Basketball The Movie LAST GAME

Kuroko's Basketball The Movie LAST GAME (2017)

Director: TADA Shunsuke
Cast: ONO Kensho, ONO Yuki, KAMIYA Hiroshi

An original animated theatrical film based on the popular basketball manga, ‘Kuroko no Basuke', which has sold over 30 million copies. Fujimaki Tadatoshi, the manga's creator, writes a new episode appending the sequel to the manga, 'Kuroko no Basuka...

Release Date: Mar, 18th, 2017

Manga-jima: The Island of Cartoon

Manga-jima: The Island of Cartoon (2016)

Director: MORIYA Fumio

A unique film depicting manga creators with a passion for manga trying to survive on a remote island of a distant sea. Moriya Fumio, the screenwriter of The Woodsman and the Rain among others, makes his feature-length directorial debut. On a remote ...

Release Date: Mar, 25th, 2017



Director: OBAYASHI Nobuhiko
Cast: KUBOZUKA Shunsuke, MITSUSHIMA Shinnosuke, TOKIWA Takako

Feature film adaptation of the script penned by director Obayashi Nobuhiko prior to his 1977 debut film HOUSE. Culminates his "war time trilogy" together with Casting Blossoms to the Sky and Seven Weeks. Spring 1941. Toshihiko (Kubozuka Shunsuke) sh...

Release Date: Dec, 16th, 2017

Moon and Thunder

Moon and Thunder (2017)

Director: ANDO Hiroshi
Cast: HATSUNE Eriko, KORA Kengo, KUSAKARI Tamiyo

Feature film adaptation of the same-named novel by Kakuta Mitsuyo. The story shows how an encounter and intimacy can send life on an unexpected trajectory. Directed by Ando Hiroshi of Undulant Fever. Yasuko (Hatsune Eriko) has plans to get married a...

Release Date: Oct, 7th, 2017

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When a Man Risks His Life

When a Man Risks His Life (1959)

Director: MATSUO Akinori


Komuro, a ship's doctor, says goodbye to the sea as he has now enough money to start a small hospital of his own. On his way to Tokyo, in Izu a local doctor's body is found riddled with shots and, as Komuro is carrying his shotgun, the dead man's dau...

Release Date:Dec, 27th, 1959

Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo

Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)

Director: OKAMOTO Kihachi

Cast: KATSU Shintaro, MIFUNE Toshiro, KISHIDA Shin

lchi (Shintaro Katsu) is blind. Outwardly, a masseur, he is called Zatoichi who, handicapped by lack of sight, has honed his remaining senses until they are as sharp as a razor's blade. His constant companion is his sword. This looks like an innocent...

Release Date:Jan, 15th, 1970

Blood Vendetta

Blood Vendetta (1971)

Director: NOMURA Takashi

Cast: TAKAHASHI Hideki, IZUMI Masako, NARITA Mikio

Masayoshi (Hideki Takahashi), deputy boss of the Ushio gamblers is forced by circum- stances to kill a leading member of the Ezu, a gang. Masayoshi finds himself in the same jail as Eikichi (Mikio Narita), executive of the Sawada gambling group. But ...

Release Date:Jul, 31st, 1971

Tora-san, the Good Samaritan

Tora-san, the Good Samaritan (1971)

Director: YAMADA Yoji

Cast: ATSUMI Kiyoshi, BAISHO Chieko, SAKAKIBARA Rumi

No matter how hard things are, hope springs eternal in heart of Tora-san (Kiyoshi Atsumi) in the bleak north, a travelling salesman who sells cheap things on the streets. At a station, Tora-san sees boys and girls, who have been mass-employed, await...

Release Date:Apr, 28th, 1971