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The City of Betrayal

The City of Betrayal (2016)

Director: MIURA Daisuke
Cast: IKEMATSU Sosuke, TERAJIMA Shinobu, HIRATA Mitsuru

Playwright and theater director Miura Daisuke, who has also earned acclaim as a film director for Ai no uzu and Someone, adapts his own play as a film drama. Sugawara Yuichi (Ikematsu Sosuke) is a job-hopping slacker who freeloads off his live-in gi...

Release Date: Nov, 5th, 2016

Birds Without Names

Birds Without Names (2017)

Director: SHIRAISHI Kazuya
Cast: AOI Yu, ABE Sadawo, MATSUZAKA Tori

Towako lives with Jinji, a man fifteen years her senior. Dedicated to her in every way, Jinji cooks, does the chores, and works a grueling job in his bid to support Towako. On the other hand, Towako lies around all day, neither working nor cleaning. ...

Release Date: Oct, 28th, 2017

Stray Nightingale

Stray Nightingale (2017)

Director: INOUE Hidenori, IZUMI Takuji
Cast: FURUTA Arata, INAMORI Izumi, DAITOH Shunsuke

Fifteenth film in the GEKI X CINE series that creates digital movie adaptations of theatrical performances by Gekidan Shinkansen, led by Inoue Hidenori. In this action period drama, a Chivalrous thief abandons his corrupt ways and lends a hand to hel...

Release Date: Apr, 15th, 2017

GIRLS in TROUBLE SPACE SQUAD EPISODE ZERO

GIRLS in TROUBLE SPACE SQUAD EPISODE ZERO (2017)

Director: SAKAMOTO Koichi
Cast: KINOSHITA Ayumi, KIKUCHI Mika, MORITA Suzuka

Second film in the "Space Squad" series about superheroes teaming up together. Serves as a prologue to Space Squad Gavan vs. Dekaranger. Sakamoto Koichi serves as director and action director. The story is about Jasmine (Kinoshita Ayumi) and Umeko (...

Release Date: Jun, 17th, 2017

Going the Distance

Going the Distance (2016)

Director: HARUMOTO Yujiro
Cast: MATSUURA Shinichiro, UMEDA Masahiro, ENDO Yumi

Asahi, who hails from the remote Goto Islands, earns his living as a boxing trainer at a gym in Tokyo, and is planning to marry Kaori soon. Asahi invites his childhood friend Hiroto to Tokyo and finds a job for him. The contract is signed and everyth...

Release Date: Feb 2018

YAEKO’S HUM

YAEKO’S HUM (2016)

Director: SASABE Kiyoshi
Cast: MASU Takeshi, TAKAHASHI Yoko, Ayane

Drama covering 12 years of familial affection and the love between a husband and wife, set in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Sasabe Kiyoshi of Half a Confession serves as director, screenwriter and producer. Seigo (Masu Takeshi) gives a speech at ...

Release Date: May, 6th, 2017

GOLDEN ORCHESTRA!

GOLDEN ORCHESTRA! (2016)

Director: HOSOKAWA Toru
Cast: HIGASHIDE Anne, KUROSHIMA Yuina, SAKAGUCHI Kentaro

Paikaji Nankai Sakusen director, Hosokawa Toru, helms this drama adapting Araki Gen's novel. It tells of a high school teacher's struggles when she becomes the conductor of an orchestra full of seniors. Chizuru (Anne Higashide) had a fondness for th...

Release Date: Nov, 11th, 2016

ALIBIS FOR HAPPINESS

ALIBIS FOR HAPPINESS (2016)

Director: JINNAI Takanori
Cast: NAKAI Kiichi, YANAGIBA Toshiro, DAICHI Yasuo

Actor Jinnai Takanori directs this ensemble film, his first directorial effort in nine years since Smile. The script is by Kiyasu Kohei, the screenwriter of The Kirishima Thing. A mortician mediates a gathering unaware it is a yakuza funeral. The re...

Release Date: Nov, 18th, 2016

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Wet Highway

Wet Highway (1971)

Director: KURAHARA Koreyoshi

Cast: TANAKA Mari, YOSHIZAWA Ken, SETO Yuki

With her wedding only one day away, Mina (Mari Tanaka) spends a night with her former lover Ozaki (Kinji Takinami) at a highway motel on the outskirts of Yokohama. On her way back from her last adventure, Mina's car hits a hippie-like youth called R...

Release Date:Dec, 29th, 1971

The Third Shadow

The Third Shadow (1963)

Director: INOUE Umetsugu

Cast: ICHIKAWA Raizo, TAKACHIHO Hizuru, BANRI Masayo

During the 16th century, Kyonosuke Ninomiya, the second son of a farmer-squire, lives in the mountainous province of Hida. One day, Sahyota Shinomura, the chief of staff to Lord Yasutaka lkemoto who has headquarters at Mitaya Castle, comes to enlist...

Release Date:Apr, 21st, 1963

Professional Killers: Assassin’s Quarry

Professional Killers: Assassin’s Quarry (1973)

Director: WATANABE Yusuke

Cast: OGATA Ken, HAYASHI Yoichi, YAMAMURA So

Baian is outwardly an acupuncturist but really one of the professional assassins of Edo. He is a hired killer but kills only those people who are better off dead, doing good but poisoning the world around them. One day, Otowaya, the leader of the ass...

Release Date:Sep, 29th, 1973

Her Last Pearl

Her Last Pearl (1961)

Director: YAGI Mitsuo

Cast: IWASHITA Shima, TSUGAWA Masahiko, ISHIHAMA Akira

When Chiaki testifies for her husband, Ikejiri, who is charged with attempted homicide, a young industrialist, Miyahara, who is struck by her beauty offers her help while secretly desiring her. When Chiaki asks Ikejiri for a divorce, he refuses and ...

Release Date:Nov, 1st, 1961