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: TANAKA Mitsutoshi

A historical tapestry based on the Naoki Prize-winning novel by Yamamoto Kenichi. It retraces the life of Sen no Rikyu, who perfected the tea ceremony in the Azuchi Momoyama period and sacrificed himself for his aesthetic sense. Its dignified and dis...

Release Date: Dec, 7th, 2013

Riding The Breeze

Riding The Breeze (2014)

Director: HAGIUDA Koji
Cast: KUROKAWA Mei, Teresa DALEY, River HUANG

A heartwarming road movie revolving around cycling. Hagiuda Koji, winner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Art Festival's Television Drama Award in 2000 for Rakuen (Paradise), directs his first film in six years since Child by Children. A Japan-Taiw...

Release Date: Jul, 12th, 2014


HOT ROAD (2014)

Director: MIKI Takahiro
Cast: Nounen Rena, TOSAKA Hiroomi, KIMURA Yoshino

Directed by Miki Takahiro, champion of coming-of-age romance films including Solanin and We Were There. Lucid visuals depict the pure but clumsy love between daughter and mother, and girl and boy, based on the same-titled story by Tsumugi Taku. Miya...

Release Date: Aug, 16th, 2014

Early Morning Twilight

Early Morning Twilight (2013)

Director: KUBOTA Shoji
Cast: BABA Ryoma, YAGAMI Ren, HIRATA Yuichiro

Thrill-packed portrayal of a theater troupe's turmoil as it veers toward dissolution, directed by Kubota Shoji, whose films have screened for three consecutive years at the Montreal World Film Festival. Features numerous young stars, including Baba R...

Release Date: Nov, 2nd, 2013

Beauty Within

Beauty Within (2013)

Director: AZUMA Shizu

A documentary that traces the lives of people who survived the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Through interviews with victims of differing races and circumstances, it creates a vivid portrait of the strength and beauty of human be...

Release Date: May, 31st, 2014

Journey with the Gods: The rebuilding of Ise Jingu Shrine

Journey with the Gods: The rebuilding of Ise Jingu Shrine (2014)

Director: FUSHIHARA Kenshi
Cast: KIKI Kirin

Documentary that reconfigures a TV program for theatrical release. Veteran actress Kiki Kirin, who won the Best Actress Award at the 30th Nantes Festival of the Three Continents for Still Walking, embarks on her first pilgrimage to the Ise Grand Shri...

Release Date: Apr, 26th, 2014


NO ZO KI A NA (2014)

Director: UEDA Nakaba, TSUKUDA Kensuke
Cast: IKEDA Chocolat, Atsumi, ITO Beni

A live-action adaptation of Honna Wako's eponymous manga that gained popularity on a manga website for mobile phone users. It depicts the erotic romantic fortunes and growth of a man and woman who spy on each other's personal lives. Director Ueda Nak...

Release Date: Jun, 28th, 2014

last love / my one and only

last love / my one and only (2014)

Director: ISHIKAWA Hitoshi
Cast: SAKURAGI Rina, HINO Shohei

Third installation in the "Love Stories" series in which six directors explore the possibilities within different kinds of love. Depicts the touching romance between a middle-aged single guy and a woman with bipolar disorder. Directed by Ishikawa Hit...

Release Date: Oct, 4th, 2014



Director: NAKATA Hideo
Cast: FUJIWARA Tatsuya, YAMADA Takayuki, ISHIHARA Satomi

Suspense action film based on the Korean hit Haunters, incorporating a brand-new climax. Directed by Nakata Hideo of Ring and The Complex. Co-stars Fujiwara Tatsuya and Yamada Takayuki depict two men engaged in an intense battle. A man (Fujiwara) wi...

Release Date: May, 30th, 2014


Jinx!!! (2013)

Director: KUMAZAWA Naoto
Cast: Hyomin, SHIMIZU Kurumi, YAMAZAKI Kento

In this romance, popular K-POP group T-ARA member Hyomin transforms into a Korean exchange student who teaches Japanese college students all about love. From Me to You director Kumazawa Naoto depicts love with a touch of pathos about the different pe...

Release Date: Nov, 16th, 2013

Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 2

Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 2 (2014)

Director: YAMAGUCHI Masatoshi
Cast: YAMADA Takayuki, AYANO Go, SUDA Masaki

The second movie of television and movie series based on Manabe Shohei's manga. It presents a realistic depiction of survival ability of an underground money lender living in a lawless world. Its director is the socially conscious Yamaguchi Masatoshi...

Release Date: May, 16th, 2014


Seiza (2013)

Director: OKU Shutaro
Cast: KURODA Ikuyo, PRIOVILLE Fabien, URABE Fusako

Romance depicting love between an illegal immigrant and a deaf-mute woman, in black-and-white without dialogue. Stars internationally recognized dancer Kuroda Ikuyo and Prioville Fabien. Directed by Oku Shutaro, whose film Cain's Descendant was selec...

Release Date: Nov, 9th, 2013