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  • I Want to Run for Office (2016)

    Directed by: XING Fei    Casts:

    A documentary closely chronicling the process of running for the Shinjuku Ward Legislative Assembly by Lee Komaki, a man who worked over 20 years as a customer solicitor for restaurants and brothels in Shinjuku's red light district of Kabukicho. Lee...

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  • A Woman of the Butcher Shop (2016)

    Directed by: YAMASHIRO Chikako    Casts: Natsuko, YAMAZAKI Akiko

    Documentary by artist Yamashiro Chikako, who jumps between reality and fiction to trigger multifaceted interpretations from viewers through the use of allegories. Screened in the New Asian Currents section at the Yamagata International Documentary Fi...

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  • The Power of Expression: The Minamata Producer Speaks (2016)

    Directed by: INOUE Minoru, KATAOKA Nozomi    Casts: TAKAGI Ryutaro, NISHIGUCHI Seiji, HIGASHI Yoichi

    Feature-length documentary by directors Kataoka Nozomi and Inoue Minoru of Kiraigo - Town Where Ogres and Buddha Live. Interweaves interviews and film excerpts to create a contemporary rendition of the filmmaking methods of Takagi Ryutaro, who produc...

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  • LUNA (2016)

    Directed by: IKEDA Kazuma    Casts: IZUMI Haru, Kentaro, SUZUKI Hirono

    Original live-action film shot in 8K/HDR and co-produced by IMAGICA and ROBOT. Director Ikeda Kazuma has created many visual-media works including live action, CG and anime. It is a fall day. High school student Shunsuke (Kentaro) notices Risa (Izum...

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  • born, bone, boon. (2016)

    Directed by: Gori    Casts: Gori, SATO Hitomi, GUSHIKEN Azusa

    Short comedy inspired by the "senkotsu" ceremony that involves washing the bones of the deceased. Family members who have lost touch with each other reconnect after coming face-to-face with their true selves. Directed by Gori, the TV personality and ...

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  • A Grain of Wheat (2016)

    Directed by: SUZUKI Ben    Casts: Charlotte Kate Fox, HINOI Asuka, EMOTO Akira

    Work from a short-film project that aims to share the appeal of Yokohama with the world. Directed by Suzuki Ben, who became the first Japanese director to win the Grand Prix at the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in 2008 with A Day in the Life of B...

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  • Haruneko (2016)

    Directed by: HOKIMOTO Sora    Casts: YAMAMOTO Keisuke, IWATA Ryuto, AKATSUKA Minako

    Feature film debut by groundbreaking newcomer Hokimoto Sora, who has worked as assistant director on films directed by Yamamoto Masashi, Hashiguchi Ryosuke and Zeze Takahisa. Aoyama Shinji of EUREKA serves as producer on a feature film for the first ...

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  • MATASABURO of the Wind (2016)

    Directed by: YAMADA Yuki    Casts: YAMAZAKI Satoshi, INABA Natsuki, TANAKA Masahiko

    Animation produced through Anime Tamago 2016, the Agency for Cultural Affairs' Young Animator Training Project. Produced by Buemon, which was involved in "GRANBLUE FANTASY The Animation." A girl (voice: Inaba Natsuki) temporarily relocates from the ...

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  • Kacchikene! (2016)

    Directed by: YOSHIMURA Fumihiro    Casts: AKANEYA Himika, KAKO Rion, OTAKE Hiroshi

    Animation produced through Anime Tamago 2016, the Agency for Cultural Affairs' Young Animator Training Project. Produced by Tezuka Productions, the studio behind Gusko budori no denki. The temple where Aiko (voice: Akaneya Himika) lives has a strang...

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  • Colorful Ninja Iomaki (2016)

    Directed by: KOBAYASHI Kentaro    Casts: SHIMIZU Hazuki, ITAKURA Mitsutaka, MIZUNO Risa

    Animation produced through Anime Tamago 2016, the Agency for Cultural Affairs' Young Animator Training Project. Produced by Signal.MD, the studio behind Napping Princess. Third-grader Himeno (voice: Shimizu Hazuki) moves into a big house in the coun...

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  • "Parade" de Satie (2016)

    Directed by: YAMAMURA Koji    Casts:

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Recreates surrealistic ballet images as animation with text from French composer Erik Satie's essays and mus...

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  • Zodiac One Third (2016)

    Directed by: YAMAMURA Koji    Casts:

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Produced with "twenty" as the concept to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Toronto Reel Asia Internat...

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  • Notes on Monstropedia (2016)

    Directed by: YAMAMURA Koji    Casts:

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Depicts the habitat of monsters using movements and simple phrases like "the taste of tears" and "tamed wil...

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  • The Dog Bridegroom (2016)

    Directed by: KATASHIMA Ikki    Casts: ARIMORI Narimi, MUTO Shohei, EGUCHI Noriko

    Ambitious 245-minute work inspired by the "dog bridegroom" folk legend. Directed by Katashima Ikki, whose film Pure Asia was screened at overseas festivals. One day elementary school teacher Azusa (Arimori Narimi) hears a heavenly voice that tells h...

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  • My little guidebook -ICE- (2016)

    Directed by: OSAKA Yoshiro    Casts: WU Xinti, Jai West, YANAGITANI Kazunari

    Second film in My little guidebook, which emerged from a short film production project with works set in Tokachi, Hokkaido. Wu Xinti (Wu Xinti), who works on new projects at a travel agency, went to Tokachi two winters ago and decides to avail herse...

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  • I & Myself (2016)

    Directed by: TSUKUDA Hisanori    Casts: OSU Mizuho, MIZUNO Natsuko, TAGUCHI Saori

    Short film helmed by Tsukuda Hisanori, whose film Humming was produced in 48 hours and received international acclaim with screenings including the 69th Cannes International Film Festival. Actress Osu Mizuho plays eight roles, handling all of the fil...

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  • Please Please Please (2016)

    Directed by: HORIUCHI Hiroshi    Casts: SATO Ryuji, SATO Hisanori, AKAZAWA Tomoru

    A youth film realistically depicting the emotions of young people who steadily grow restless. Horiuchi Hiroshi of Enishi the Bride of Izumo directs. Unhappy with the boring harbor town in which he lives, older brother Shinji (Sato Ryuji) defrauds wo...

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  • Happy Wedding (2016)

    Directed by: KATAJIMA Shozo    Casts: YOSHIOKA Riho

    Drama that shows what happens behind the scenes in the wedding industry. Directorial debut for Katajima Shozo, who served as assistant director on films including Water Boys and Lady Maiko. Aikawa Aiko (Yoshioka Riho) is a rookie wedding planner who...

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  • Family Day (2016)

    Directed by: OMORI Seiji    Casts: IHARA Tsuyoshi, TANAKA Misato

    A drama depicting the story of a family who have moved to the countryside. At the helm is Omori Seiji who has directed many television dramas. The Kimiharas are a family of five who live in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Their father, Shinsuke (Ihara Tsuyoshi) is...

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  • Kamen rider Heisei Generations Dr.Pacman tai Ex-aid and Ghost with Legend rider (2016)

    Directed by: SAKAMOTO Koichi    Casts: IIJIMA Hiroki, NISHIME Shun, SETO Toshiki

    Feature film kicking off the "Masked Rider Heisei Generations" series on the heels of the "Movie Taisen" series. Five Masked Riders form a dream team and confront a crisis threatening humanity. An invasion by a mysterious viral videogame lifeform ca...

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  • Beyond The Bridge (2016)

    Directed by: Sotho Kulikar    Casts: KATO Masaya, Chumvan Sodhachivy, SHIGEMATSU Osamu

    The Asian Three-Fold Mirror project brings together three globally acclaimed directors from Asia to co-create omnibus films with a common theme "Living Together in Asia." After her directorial debut film The Last Reel, Sotho Kulikar has chosen this ...

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  • Pigeon (2016)

    Directed by: YUKISADA Isao    Casts: TSUGAWA Masahiko, Sharifah Amani, NAGASE Masatoshi

    The Asian Three-Fold Mirror project brings together three globally acclaimed directors from Asia to co-create omnibus films with a common theme "Living Together in Asia." Yukisada Isao has set the location in Penang, Malaysia, which is home to many ...

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  • SHINIUMA Dead Horse (2016)

    Directed by: Brillante Ma Mendoza    Casts: Lou Veloso

    The Asian Three-Fold Mirror project brings together three globally acclaimed directors from Asia to co-create omnibus films with a common theme "Living Together in Asia." Internationally acclaimed director Brillante Ma Mendoza chose Obihiro, Hokkaid...

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  • LAIKA (2016)

    Directed by: IMAZEKI Akiyoshi     Casts: MIYAJIMA Sae,

    Set in Moscow, this romantic drama directed by Imazeki Akiyoshi of Aiko Jurokusai fame depicts the blossoming emotions between a Russian girl and a Japanese girl. Laika (Miyajima Sae), a young girl who came to Russia from Japan for language studies,...

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  • The Salt of the Earth, Gunpei Yamamuro (2016)

    Directed by: TOJO Masatoshi    Casts: MORIOKA Ryu, WAGATSUMA Miwako, TATSUMI Takuro

    Historical drama set in the tumultuous Meiji period about Yamamuro Gunpei, who devoted his life to saving others, and his comrades. Directed by Tojo Masatoshi of 9/10. Born into a poor farming family in Okayama, Gunpei (Morioka Ryu) was adopted by ...

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