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  • JKニンジャガールズ

    JK NINJA GIRLS (2017)

    Directed by: SATO Genta    Casts: Kobushi Factory, NUKUMIZU Yoichi, ASNO Yuko

    A comedy starring idol group "Kobushi Factory" depicting the escapades of the "Ninja Girls", a group of seemingly ordinary female high schoolers who are actually the descendants of ninjas. Ninjas labor behind the scenes in a secret struggle for powe...

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  • 散歩する侵略者

    Before We Vanish (2017)

    Directed by: KUROSAWA Kiyoshi    Casts: NAGASAWA Masami, MATSUDA Ryuhei, HASEGAWA Hiroki

    After going missing for several days, a man named Shinji reappears, acting nothing like his former self. His relationship with his wife Narumi had been on the rocks, but he is now much calmer and kinder than he ever was before, which only serves to e...

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  • 座頭市あばれ凧

    The Sword of Zatoichi (1964)

    Directed by: IKEHIRO Kazuo    Casts: KATSU Shintaro, KUBOTA Nahoko, NAGISA Mayumi

    Zatoichi is pursued by killers whose boss, Sukegoro, he has slain. A gambler named Seiroku fails to kill him, and the blind masseur goes to thank Okuni, the older daughter of the local boss Bunkichi Tsumugi, who rescued him. Yasu, whose headquarters...

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  • 可視化する心たち

    Visualized Hearts (2017)

    Directed by: IGARASHI Akiko    Casts: YOSHIDA Ryuichi, SHIRAKAWA Nanami, SHIN Yoshio

    Director Igarashi Akiko, who studied at film school while holding down her company job, remakes her own short film, Kokoro wo Kashikasuru Kikai. The film is a 13th Cineastes Organization Osaka (CO2) grant-recipient production. During an experiment o...

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  • 2045 Carnival Folklore

    2045 Carnival Folklore (2016)

    Directed by: KATO Naoki    Casts: ISHII Junya, OKA Misaki, OKUSE Shigeru

    The third feature-length film by director Kato Naoki is a sci-fi, noise rock motion picture set in Japan 100 years after the dropping of an atomic bomb. Nagashima Hiroyuki (Dowser), Hamamoto Ryo, Okamoto Hideyuki, and other musicians along with noise...

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  • KUDAN

    KUDAN (2008)

    Directed by: KIMURA Taku    Casts: SENA Keigo, KODURU Rina

    An animated short film which has been awarded the Excellence Prize at the 12th Japan Media Arts Festival among many other awards from countries across the globe. Writer and director, Kimura Taku, is an art director and CG artist who has been at the f...

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  • 星くず兄弟の新たな伝説

    THE BRAND NEW LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS (2016)

    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...

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  • 雪女

    Snow Woman (2016)

    Directed by: SUGINO Kiki    Casts: SUGINO Kiki, AOKI Munetaka, YAMAGUCHI Mayu

    This drama introduces a fresh interpretation of "Yuki Onna", an episode from Lafcadio Hearn's collection of Japanese ghost stories, "Kwaidan". Sugino Kiki, director of Kyoto Elegy, also directs and stars in this film which has been selected to compet...

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  • 虐殺器官

    Genocidal Organ (2016)

    Directed by: MURASE Shuko    Casts: NAKAMURA Yuichi, MIKAMI Satoshi, KAJI Yuki

    The animated adaptation of the identically titled 2007 Japan SF Award-nominated debut work by science-fiction novelist Project Itoh, who suddenly died after only a two year career as a writer. Murase Shuko of the television anime series "Ergo Proxy" ...

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  • インターン!

    INTERN! (2016)

    Directed by: YOSHIDA Akio    Casts: ARAKI Yuko, OKAMOTO Anri, SANO Gaku

    A coming-of-age drama dealing with the subject of job-hunting through a fantastic touch. It depicts an indecisive, timid, female university student maturing through her internship. At the helm is veteran television director, Yoshida Akio. Third year...

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  • ゆずの葉ゆれて

    Whisper of Yuzu Leaves a.k.a. Yuzu no ha yurete (2016)

    Directed by: KAMIZONO Koji    Casts: MATSUBARA Chieko, TSUGAWA Masahiko, NISHIMURA Kazuhiko

    The film adaptation of a children's literary book, "Bokuto aitsu no rasuto ran," written and directed by Kamizono Koji, who also make his feature length film debut. 10-year-old Takeshi (Santoki Souma) is asked by Granma (Matsubara Chieko), a neighbo...

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  • 秘密 THE TOP SECRET

    THE TOP SECRET: MURDER IN MIND (2016)

    Directed by: OTOMO Keishi    Casts: IKUTA Toma, OKADA Masaki, KIKKAWA Koji

    Live-action adaptation of Shimizu Reiko's popular mystery manga which won the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence Award. It depicts police investigators exposing the truth of difficult cases by using a system which turns the memories of the dec...

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  • 野生のなまはげ

    A Wild Namahage (2016)

    Directed by: ARAI Kenichi    Casts: NAKAJIMA Ren, IMATANI Futoshi, CHOSOKABE Yoko

    Fantasy comedy about the relationship between a boy and a wild "namahage" ogre from traditional culture in Northeastern Japan with the premise that namahage are animals. Directed by Arai Kenichi of Ossan Sukebo. A namahage captured in the wild escap...

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  • 大怪獣モノ

    KAIJYU MONO (2016)

    Directed by: KAWASAKI Minoru    Casts: IBUSHI Kota, SAITO Shusuke, KAWANISHI Miki

    Visual effects movie featuring battles between a giant monster and professional wrestler Ibushi Kota, who makes his film debut. Director Kawasaki Minoru is known for The World Sinks Except Japan and Outer Man. A giant monster shows up in Tokyo and t...

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  • トイレの花子さん新章 花子VSヨースケ

    HANAKO VS YOSUKE (2016)

    Directed by: TORII Yasutake    Casts: SHIDA Yumi, TAKEUCHI Eri, SUGIE Taishi

    Horror film based on a famous urban legend. Depicts the clash between the female ghost Hanako who lives in the girl's toilet at an abandoned school and Yosuke, the male ghost in the boy's toilet. The lead is played by Shida Yumi from the idol group Y...

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  • 忘れられる人

    forgotten (2016)

    Directed by: KUMAZAWA Naoto    Casts: OCHIAI Motoki, KANEKO Nobuaki, Saori

    Short film in the four-part mystery omnibus Tokyo Thrilling. Depicts the anguish of a guy who suddenly vanishes from people's memories. Directed by Kumazawa Naoto, who excels at films about teenagers. Daiki (Ochiai Motoki), who is forgotten by every...

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  • Qちゃん

    Q chan (2016)

    Directed by: KOROYASU Yusuke    Casts: U-KWON, KATO Aoi, FUJITA Tomu

    Short film in the four-part mystery omnibus Tokyo Thrilling. Dark humor and fantasy color this story about the bizarre life of a guy who picks up Dracula. Directed by Koroyasu Yusuke of Otaku's Daughter. Korean exchange student Im (U-Kwon) finds an ...

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  • 燐寸少女 マッチショウジョ

    The Little Match Girl (2016)

    Directed by: UCHIDA Hiroshi    Casts: SATO Sumire, KOBAYASHI Yutaka, HONDA Takafumi

    A dark-fantasy adapting Suzuki Sanami's popular comic to the big screen with idol group SKE48's Sato Sumire in the starring role. It portrays the cruel fate pursued by people with a wicked heart who become engrossed in the "wish match" which fulfills...

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  • リリカルスクールの未知との遭遇

    LYRICAL SCHOOL’S CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (2016)

    Directed by: Demo TANAKA    Casts: ayaka, mei, yumi

    Teenage fantasy featuring the hip hop idol unit Lyrical School. Girls who dream of becoming rap stars grow up after meeting a mysterious alien. Director Demo Tanaka makes his commercial film debut. Six friends including record store employee ayaka (...

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  • ガルム・ウォーズ

    GARM WARS: The Last Druid (2016)

    Directed by: OSHII Mamoru    Casts: Lance HENRIKSEN, Kevin DURAND, Mélanie St-PIERRE

    A fantasy film fusing live-action and anime costing 2 billion yen. Science fiction maestro, Oshii Mamoru, tells an all English story about the anguish of clone warriors in a parallel world. The producer of the Japanese language version is Studio Ghib...

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  • 劇場版 「遊☆戯☆王 THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS」

    Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS (2016)

    Directed by: KUWABARA Satoshi    Casts: KAZAMA Shunsuke, TSUDA Kenjiro, HANAZAWA Kana

    2016 marks the 20th anniversary since the start of the manga's serialization. Takahashi Kazuki, author of the original manga, personally takes overall command of the production in this highly talked about film depicting a story after the end of the o...

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  • 蜜のあわれ

    BITTER HONEY (2016)

    Directed by: ISHII Gakuryu    Casts: NIKAIDO Fumi, OHSUGI Ren, MAKI Yoko

    Film adaptation of a fantasy novel composed exclusively of dialogue by Taisho and Showa era author Muro Saisei and published in his final years in 1959. Directed by Ishii Gakuryu of That's It. An adorable girl named Akako (Nikaido Fumi) lives with a...

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  • ちえりとチェリー

    Chieri and Cherry (2015)

    Directed by: NAKAMURA Makoto    Casts: TAKAMORI Natsumi, HOSHINO Gen, ONO Machiko

    The emotional growth of a young girl who confronts the importance of life and sets out toward a new future is depicted in this stop motion animated feature film directed by Nakamura Makoto who helmed 2010's Cheburashka. Sixth grader Chiery (voice: T...

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  • 誘惑は嵐の夜に

    The temptation came at stormy night (2016)

    Directed by: IMAOKA Shinji    Casts: TAKAKI Mio, ISHIKAWA Yumi, NAGAOKA Tasuku

    Romantic fantasy about the ruckus that ensues after a mother and daughter switch bodies. Director Imaoka Shinji wrote the script for The Drudgery Train and has worked on numerous erotic films. Housewife Suda Sawako (Takaki Mio) is dissatisfied with ...

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  • 回想電車

    Kaiso densya (2016)

    Directed by: HIRO Kei    Casts: MIYAZAWA Sae, MIYAMA Karen, KOIKE Ryosuke

    Film from the "9 Windows" short film omnibus produced in collaboration between the popular idol group AKB48 and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, the largest international short film festival in Asia. Directed by Hiro Kei of Kchisake onna in L.A. E...

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