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Directed by: NAKAGAWA Nobuo Casts: AMACHI Shigeru, KITAZAWA Noriko, WAKASUGI Katsuko
It is about one hundred years ago and near midnight. The la ne is deserted, when Iemon Tamiya kills Samon Yotsuya, the father of Oiwa, his sweetheart, who has forced Iemon to separate from his daughter. Iemon then brings Oiwa to Edo on the pretext of...
Directed by: NAKAGAWA Nobuo Casts: WADA Keinosuke, KITAZAWA Noriko, SATSUKI Fujie
Six years before, when Dr. Kuzumi took his wife to the house of her parents to recuperate from an illness, mysterious events began to happen in the mansion. And from an old priest he learns of the legend of the "Ghost Mansion." 140 years ago, there...
Directed by: MASUMURA Yasuzo Casts: ATSUMI Mari, KAWAZU Yusuke, NEGISHI Akemi
Tomi (Akemi Negishi) has taken up with one man after another but unable to hold on to one. At nineteen, she bore Yumi (Mari Atsumi) out of wedlock and now Yumi is going to dressmaking school. Tomi is supporting Yoshimura (Ryoichi Tamagawa) as she ha...
Directed by: MASUMURA Yasuzo Casts: FUNAKOSHI Eiji, MIDORI Mako, SENGOKU Noriko
Based on a story by Japan's best-known author of horror tales, Rampo Edogawa, this picture is about a young girl, Aki (Mako Midori), and her terrible experiences. She is a professional model and one day goes to a gallery where sculpture for which sh...
Directed by: KAWASHIMA Yuzo Casts: WAKAO Ayako, ITO Yunosuke, YAMAOKA Hisano
The Maedas live in an apartment house in suburban Tokyo. One autumn afternoon, Katori, president of Highlight Artists Agency, Tokie, an accountant of the Company and Pinosaku, a jazz singer, burst into their apartment charging that Minoru, the son, h...
Directed by: MORI Kazuo Casts: ICHIKAWA Raizo, KATSU Shintaro, MAKI Chitose
Receiving an urgent letter from his uncle, Yasubei Nakayama, an accomplished fencer of the ltto school, hurries to assist him in a duel with the Murakami Brothers, his rivals in swordship. On his way, Yasubei almost collides with a young rider, evide...
Directed by: YAMADA Yoji Casts: ATSUMI Kiyoshi, BAISHO Chieko, MORIKAWA Shin
Torajiro (Kiyoshi Atsumi) from a poor family has a wild and untamed nature that only those born in like circumstances can understand. It is therefore easy to understand how he turned to the life of a racketeer. One day, he learns his parents have di...
Directed by: OZU Yasujiro Casts: ARIMA Ineko, KUGA Yoshiko, SADA Keiji
Wataru Hirayama, sympathizes with both his old friend Shukichi Mikami, a former naval officer, and his daughter Fumiko who because of her father's stubbornness has run away from home and is living with her lover, a pianist, and works at a bar. But w...
Directed by: IMAI Tadashi Casts: ARIMA Ineko, MIKUNI Rentaro, MORI Masayuki
In the feudal Japan of the 18th century the all-powerful Shogun controlled the entire country through daimyo who, in turn, administered the samurai and others within their respective fiefs, and in alternate years the daimyo were obliged to go and liv...
Directed by: OUCHI Tatsuo Casts: GASSAN Sadatoshi, HONAMI Koshu
A documentary revealing episodes of famous swords and the high-ranking samurai or swordsmen who bore them while shining a spotlight on the techniques of master sword smiths and sword polishers who carry on the skill in the present day. This is the di...
Directed by: INOUE Hidenori Casts: ICHIKAWA Somegoro, AMAMI Yuki, IHARA Tsuyoshi
The GEKI X CINE series screens works by the popular theater group Gekidan Shinkansen, known for furious on-stage combat and flashy concert-style direction. This digitally remaster edition was produced to commemorate the theater troupe's 35th year ann...
Directed by: INOUE Hidenori Casts: AMAMI Yuki, MATSUYAMA Kenichi, SAOTOME Taichi
Thirteenth work in the GEKI X CINE series, which screens works by the popular theater group Gekidan Shinkansen known for furious on-stage combat and flashy concert-style direction. Shinkansen troupe regular Amami Yuki plays a protagonist at the mercy...
Directed by: INOUE Hidenori Casts: FURUTA Arata, MIURA Haruma, AOI Yu
Twelfth work in the GEKI X CINE series, which screens works by the popular theater group Gekidan Shinkansen known for furious on-stage combat and flashy concert-style direction. Headlining star Furuta Arata portrays Ishikawa Goemon's frenzied antics....
Directed by: MIYAHARA Naoki Casts: SETO Asami, IZAWA Shiori, TANEZAKI Atsumi
Young girls stand up to face a global crisis in this fantasy anime commemorating the sixteenth anniversary of Toei Animation. Miyahara Naoki, who has worked on the "Pretty Cure" series among others, directs. Third year middle-schooler, Isumi (voice...
Directed by: NAKAJIMA Sadao Casts: NAKAJIMA Sadao, YAMAMOTO Chihiro, KUMURA Shogo
Focusing on the historical transition of period films, this documentary closely examines the appeal and essence of period films produced in Kyoto. Through interviews with film industry professionals, the distinctly Japanese views of life and death po...
Directed by: Michael DUDOK DE WIT Casts:
THE RED TURTLE is the first animated feature film coproduced by Studio Ghibli with an overseas studio. Michael Dudok de Wit, whose FATHER AND DAUGHTER won the Best Animated Short Film at the 73rd Academy Awards, directs this tale depicting the life ...
Directed by: HOSONO Tatsuoki Casts: KUSANO Kota, YAMADA Kinuo, SATO Miyuki
Hosono Tatsuoki of Shabu Gokudo directs this ambitious film about the cutting of Hasegawa Kazuo's face, a major scandal in Japanese film history. The film uses multiple layers that bring together film, theater and reality. The year is 1937. Japan i...
Directed by: SHIOTA Akihiko Casts: MAMIYA Yuki, NAGAOKA Tasuku, TEI Ryushin
A romantic drama wittily depicting a man and a woman who go through life obeying their instincts. DORORO director Shiota Akihiko helms this film commemorating the forty-fifth anniversary of Nikkatsu Roman Porno. It won a Junior Jury Award at the 69th...
Directed by: KATABUCHI Sunao Casts: Non, HOSOYA Yoshimasa, OMI Minori
Mai Mai Miracle director, Katabuchi Sunao, adapts Kouno Fumiyo's comic to an animated feature film. It depicts a young girl who married into a family in Hiroshima during the war resolutely living amid the escalating intensity of wartime destruction. ...
Directed by: MIURA Daisuke Casts: 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...
Directed by: SATO Toshihiro Casts: YOSHIHARA Yoshikazu, YOSHIHARA Yoshindo, NAKAJIMA Yoshio
Documentary shot in 4K resolution that follows the creation of a Japanese sword from start to finish. Japanese swords are mesmerizing works of art, and this documentary shows the master sword maker, sword polisher, and sword mount craftsman as they b...
Directed by: MOMEN Tatsushi Casts: YAMASHITA Akira, ifMasaka, OKAMOTO Hiromitsu
3DCG animation inspired by foreign media bashing of the Japanese government in the "Sushi Police Incident." This feature film version compiles the 13-episode TV series. An unprecedented sushi boom sweeps the globe as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approach...
Directed by: KANA Tomoko Casts:
Personal documentary from director Kana Tomoko, who has covered environmental issues and people suffering misfortune in films like Beautiful Islands. This film documents the pregnancy she discovered immediately after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and...
Directed by: ANZAI Hajime Casts: MAENO Kenta, TSUKIFUNE Sarara, SHIRAISHI Marina
"Rock'n porn" coming-of-age movie about an average guy without any particular talent who works as a musician. Directorial debut from art director Anzai Hajime, who adapts Miura Jun's short story. A guy (Maeno Kenta) spends an extra year studying for...
Directed by: TEZKA Macoto Casts: MIURA Ryosuke, TAKEDA Kohei, ARAKAWA Chika
A drama remaking the 80s cult-classic musical film, Legend of the Stardust Brothers, with a brand new story. Tezka Macoto, director of the original, also assumes the director's chair for this film. In the near future, Tokyo is a cyber-metropolis whe...