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  • 犬猿

    THICKER THAN WATER (2017)

    Directed by: YOSHIDA Keisuke    Casts: KUBOTA Masataka, ARAI Hirofumi, ENOUE Keiko

    Drama about the love-hate relationship between two pairs of siblings penned by Himeanole director Yoshida Keisuke. Kazunari (Kubota Masataka) is the half-assed younger brother who appears to be thoughtful and diligent, and his older brother Takuji (...

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  • 生きとし生けるもの

    A LIFE LINE (2017)

    Directed by: IMAZU Hidekuni    Casts:

    Directorial debut from Hokkaido-based photographer Imazu Hidekuni, the long-time photographer for the posters at Asahiyama Zoo. This documentary offers an intimate look at animals in Hokkaido, including a flock of 80,000 white-fronted geese, ezonaki ...

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  • サイモン&タダタカシ

    Saimon & Tada Takashi (2017)

    Directed by: ODA Manabu    Casts: SAKAMOTO Itsuki, SUGA Kenta

    Teenage film produced with scholarship funding from the 24th Pia Film Festival. Up-and-coming Oda Manabu scripts and directs this lighthearted romance about two high school boys. High school senior Saimon (Sakamoto Itsuki) is headed for college, and...

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  • バーミー

    BAMY (2017)

    Directed by: TANAKA Jun    Casts: YUKINAGA Hironobu, NAKAZATO Hiromi, TSUGE Misaki

    Horror film produced by the cutting-edge director Tanaka Jun on a shoestring budget of just 700,000 yen. The ability to see ghosts pushes a man and woman to their emotional limits. Official selection for the feature film competition at the 35th Torin...

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  • モリのいる場所

    Mori, The Artist's Habitat (2018)

    Directed by: OKITA Shuichi    Casts: YAMAZAKI Tsutomu, KIKI Kirin, KASE Ryo

    Drama depicting the final years of painter Kumagai Morikazu, who rarely left home and spent his time studying the creatures in his garden. Directed by Okita Shuichi of The Story of Yonosuke and The Mohican Comes Home. Vegetation thrives in painter M...

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  • 海を駆ける

    The Man From the Sea (2018)

    Directed by: FUKADA Koji    Casts: Dean FUJIOKA, Taiga, ABE Junko

    Drama addressing the themes of humanity and nature through Indonesia's beautiful ocean and the friendships among youths whose origins transcend nationality and religion. Directed by Fukada Koji, who won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize with Harmonium...

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  • フジコ・ヘミングの時間

    Fuzjko: A Pianist of Silence & Solitude (2018)

    Directed by: KOMATSU Soichiro    Casts: Fuzjko HEMMING

    In-depth documentary about pianist Fuzjko Hemming, who achieved worldwide acclaim while in her 60s. Elucidates the present-day and future of a woman who pursues her dreams irrespective of age. The emotional dynamism of Fuzjko's performances capture...

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  • 空飛ぶタイヤ

    Recall (2018)

    Directed by: MOTOKI Katsuhide    Casts: NAGASE Tomoya, Dean FUJIOKA, TAKAHASHI Issey

    Feature film based on author Ikeido Jun's same-named bestselling novel. Directed by Motoki Katsuhide of Samurai Hustle. Transport company president Akamatsu (Nagase Tomoya) doubts that poor maintenance caused a trailer truck's wheel-separation accid...

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  • ミスミソウ

    Liverleaf (2017)

    Directed by: NAITO Eisuke    Casts: YAMADA Anna, SHIMIZU Hiroya, OTANI Rinka

    Live-action suspense based on manga artist Oshikiri Rensuke's "Liverleaf." Depicts a grandiose tale of revenge fueled by the intertwining emotions of people who have endured abuse, bullying, and other forms of trauma. Nozaki Haruka (Yamada Anna) mov...

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  • ROKUROKU

    ROKUROKU: The Promise of the Witch (2014)

    Directed by: YAMAGUCHI Yudai    Casts: NAKANISHI Miho, Shiho, NOMOTO Karia

    Horror film from "GARO" series creator Amemiya Keita featuring traditional yokais. The film creates new characters based on Japanese traditional demons including the long-necked "rokurokkubi," the wall-shaped "nurikabe," the umbrella-shaped "karakasa...

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  • 愛の病

    Love Disease (2017)

    Directed by: YOSHIDA Kota    Casts: SETO Saori, OKAYAMA Amane

    Sensual suspense drama about the love-hate relationship between a man pursuing a perverse relationship and a woman thrown into turmoil by the fate of intense love. Based on the Wakayama dating website robbery and homicide from 2002. Emiko (Seto Saor...

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  • ご注文はうさぎですか?? ~Dear My Sister~

    Is the order a rabbit?? ~Dear My Sister~ (2017)

    Directed by: HASHIMOTO Hiroyuki    Casts: SAKURA Ayane, MINASE Inori, TANEDA Risa

    Feature film produced for the TV anime series based on the four-panel comic by the manga artist Koi. Cocoa (Sakura Ayane) arrives in a new town and takes up residence at a cafe called Rabbit House. She quickly becomes buddies with Rize (Taneda Risa)...

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  • デンサン

    DENSAN (2017)

    Directed by: KANAMORI Masaaki    Casts: NISHINO Akihiro, YAMAMOTO Mayumi, Mihiro

    A drama focusing on a designer and a molding artist who practices a traditional craft in the city of Takaoka in Toyama Prefecture. Kuon Shigeru (Nishino Akihiro) works at the molding factory run by his father Kouzaburo (Watanabe Tetsu). Every day Sh...

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  • おみおくり

    The Final Parting (2018)

    Directed by: ITO Hidehiro    Casts: TAKASHIMA Reiko, Ayane, WATANABE Shu

    Drama about a young woman's emotional growth as she overcomes the deaths of those dear to her after meeting a female mortician. Directed by accomplished screenplay writer Ito Hidehiro. Ai (Ayane) lost her parents in a traffic accident when she was a...

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  • Noise

    Noise (2017)

    Directed by: MATSUMOTO Yusaku    Casts: SHINOZAKI Kokoro, ANJO Urara, SUZUKI Kosuke

    In this ensemble drama inspired by the Akihabara Massacre which occurred in 2008, people discover a glimmer of hope amid despair and attempt to go on with life. In the director's chair is up-and-comer, Matsumoto Yusaku, who makes his feature film deb...

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  • 紅い襷~富岡製糸場物語~

    Cocooning (2017)

    Directed by: ADACHI Satoshi, MICHIKAWA Kei    Casts: MIZUSHIMA Yu, YOSHIMOTO Miyu, TOYOHARA Kosuke

    A drama focusing on the World Heritage Site, Tomioka Silk Mill, and the dawn of Japan's silk industry legacy. Set in Gunma Prefecture during the early Meiji Era, the film depicts efforts of young women who supported the modernization of Japan. In th...

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  • ライオンは今夜死ぬ

    Le lion est mort ce soir (2017)

    Directed by: SUWA Nobuhiro    Casts: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Pauline Etienne, Maud Wyler

    Perfect Couple director Suwa Nobuhiro welcomes The 400 Blows star Jean-Pierre Léaud to this Japanese-French co-production. Jean (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is an aging actor troubled by his inability to feign death. Haunted by the past, he visits an old est...

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  • 羊の木

    The Scythian Lamb (2018)

    Directed by: YOSHIDA Daihachi    Casts: NISHIKIDO Ryo, KIMURA Fumino, MATSUDA Ryuhei

    The comic by the maestro team of Yamagami Tatsuhiko and Igarashi Mikio is adapted to live-action in this ultimate dramatic thriller that reveals the true nature of human beings. In the director's chair is Yoshida Daihachi of The Kirishima Thing and P...

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  • 風の又三郎

    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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  • かっちけねぇ!

    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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  • カラフル忍者いろまき

    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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  • 写真甲子園 0.5秒の夏

    Shashin Koshien Summer in 0.5 Seconds (2017)

    Directed by: SUGAWARA Hiroshi    Casts: KASA Natsuki, SHIRAHASE Kaira, NAKATA Seina

    A national photography competition which decides Japan's top high school photography club is the subject of this coming-of-age film depicting high schoolers putting everything they have into photography. At the helm is Sugawara Hiroshi of Seven Days'...

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  • サティの「パラード」

    "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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  • 水の夢

    Water Dream (2017)

    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 for the stage at the behest of French pianist Catherine Verhelst and stage designer Herv? Tougeron...

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  • 鐘声色彩幻想

    Begon Bell Care (2014)

    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 using an excerpt from Norman McLaren's Begone Dull Care through a partnership between Quartier des...

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