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  • 夜明け告げるルーのうた

    Lu over the wall (2017)

    Directed by: YUASA Masaaki    Casts: TANI Kanon, SHIMODA Shouta, SHINOHARA Shinichi

    Kai, a young middle schooler, lives in Hinashi Town, a lonely fishing village, with his father and his grandfather, a sun-umbrella maker. He used to live in Tokyo, but after his parents divorced he moved back to his parent's home town. Kai has troubl...

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  • 男はつらいよ

    Am I Trying (1969)

    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...

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  • シンドバッド ~真昼の夜とふしぎの門~

    SINBAD -Night at High Noon and the Wonder Gate- (2016)

    Directed by: MIYASHITA Shinpei    Casts: MURANAKA Tomo, TANABE Momoko, NAGASAWA Nao

    Third original animation feature film commemorating the 40th anniversary of animation planning and production company Nippon Animation. Shirogumi of Stand by Me Doraemon handles animation production and Sato Yoshiharu of My Neighbor Totoro serves as ...

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  • 耳をすませば

    Whisper of the Heart (1995)

    Directed by: KONDO Yoshifumi    Casts: HONNA Yoko, TAKAHASHI Issei, TACHIBANA Takashi

    An coming-of-age animated film based on the girls' manga by Hiiragi Aoi with production overseen by Miyazaki Hayao, featuring the directorial debut of Grave of the Fireflies and Kiki's Delivery Service's animation director Kondo Yoshifumi. The song "...

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  • EdeN

    EdeN (2017)

    Directed by: OKUBO Tomihiko    Casts: HAYASHI Mayuko, MORI Norihisa, AIHASHI Aiko

    An animated movie depicting the adventures of a turtle, a crane, a rabbit, and other unique characters from the team of Okubo Tomihiko and Kanazawa Tatsuya who are each active as game creators and TV drama screenwriters. Eden (Hayashi Mayuko) and fr...

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  • きつね憑き

    Fox Fears (2015)

    Directed by: SATO Miyo    Casts: MORIO Rihito, IKEGAYA Mari, ISSHIKI Azuru

    Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School graduation film by director Sato Miyo. Acclaimed for the unique visuals created with sand and paint on glass plates, the film won the Grand Prix in the Japanese Short Film Section at the Kineko Internation...

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  • 平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ

    Pom Poko (1994)

    Directed by: TAKAHATA Isao    Casts: KOKONTEI Shincho, NONOMURA Makoto, ISHIDA Yuriko

    Feature length animation with original story, direction and script by Takahata Isao. Set in the 1990s in suburban Tokyo, Japanese raccoons launch a unique protest movement using every means imaginable to oppose urban development by humans. First Stud...

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  • 退屈な日々にさようならを

    Same Old, Same Old (2016)

    Directed by: IMAIZUMI Rikiya    Casts: UCHIBORI Taro, MATSUMOTO Marika, YAHAGI Masaru

    Ensemble drama that explores the meaning of death through religion, romance and three film directors and the people in their lives. Directed by Imaizumi Rikiya of Sad Tea. Film director Kajiwara (Yahagi Masaru) does music videos to make ends meet bu...

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  • 島々清しゃ

    Sound of Waves (2016)

    Directed by: SHINDO Kaze    Casts: ITO Aoi, ANDO Sakura, KINJO Minoru

    A drama set in the Kerama archipelago of Okinawa which depicts a female violinist who has arrived from Tokyo and a local girl relating to one another through music. In the director's chair is Shindo Kaze of LOVE/JUICE. Because of her excellent heari...

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  • チア☆ダン ~女子高生がチアダンスで全米制覇しちゃったホントの話~

    Let's Go, JETS! From Small Town Girls to U.S.Champions?! (2017)

    Directed by: KAWAI Hayato    Casts: HIROSE Suzu, NAKAJO Ayami, AMAMI Yuki

    Film adaptation based on the true story of the Fukui Commercial High School cheerleading team's victory at the U.S. Championship. High school girls pour their hearts and souls into cheer dance. Directed by Kawai Hayato of MY love STORY!!. Newbie hig...

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  • 映画 妖怪ウォッチ 空飛ぶクジラとダブル世界の大冒険だニャン!

    YO-KAI WATCH The Movie: A Whale of Two Worlds (2016)

    Directed by: USHIRO Shinji    Casts: TOMATSU Haruka, SEKI Tomokazu, KOZAKURA Etsuko

    This is the third theatrical anime of "YO-KAI WATCH," a hit game that has expanded into a variety of other media. In this new film, live-action has been seamlessly added to an unusual adventure story that depicts the well-known characters of YO-KAI W...

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  • 淵に立つ

    HARMONIUM (2016)

    Directed by: FUKADA Koji    Casts: ASANO Tadanobu, FURUTACHI Kanji, TSUTSUI Mariko

    Drama about an unusual co-habitation arrangement that disturbs a family's tranquility. Helmed by Fukuda Koji, who has earned international accolades for films including Hospitalité and Au revoir l'été. Winner of the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regar...

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  • 湯を沸かすほどの熱い愛

    Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016)

    Directed by: NAKANO Ryota    Casts: MIYAZAWA Rie, SUGISAKI Hana, ODAGIRI Joe

    A family drama about the intense feelings of a dying mother with a bombshell ending that breaks heart. It is written and directed by up-and-comer Nakano Ryota, who garnered attention with Capturing Dad. Futaba (Miyazawa Rie), whose husband suddenly...

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  • 脱脱脱脱17

    dadadada seventeen (2016)

    Directed by: MATSUMOTO Hana    Casts: SUZUKI Rigaku, KITAZAWA Yuho, INORI Kirara

    Coming-of-age film featuring a collaboration between the girls band the peggies and high school female director Matsumoto Hana, whose debut film A Midsummer Dream was selected for the 2015 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. Thirty-four-ye...

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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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  • 夢二~愛のとばしり

    Yumeji: A Spurt of Love (2015)

    Directed by: MIYANO Keiji    Casts: SURUGA Taro, KOMIYA Arisa, KATO Masaya

    A drama portraying the life of Takehisa Yumeji, a painter who proclaimed himself "Japan's first pop-art artist". It details the love-hate relationship and ultimate separation from his wife, a "Bijin-ga" (paintings of beautiful women) model, as well a...

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  • 海すずめ

    THE BOOK PEDDLER (2016)

    Directed by: OMORI Kenichi    Casts: TAKEDA Rina, KOBAYASHI Yutaka, YOSHIYUKI Kazuko

    Set in Ehime Prefecture's Uwajima City, the film portrays the efforts by a novelist, who bicycles around town delivering books for the library courier department, to find a book crucial to a festival on the island. In the director's chair is Omori Ke...

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  • あさのはなし

    Asa no hanashi (2016)

    Directed by: TOYOSHIMA Keisuke    Casts: AKIYAMA Yoshihiro, NAKAMURA Eriko, HANADA Yurika

    Short film in the four-part mystery omnibus Tokyo Thrilling. A single 19-minute-long cut depicts a bizarre shadow cast on the morning of a family of three. Directed by Toyoshima Keisuke of Hero Mania - Seikatsu and Moriyamachu kyoshujo. Cheerful sun...

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  • シンドバッド

    SINBAD (2016)

    Directed by: MIYASHITA Shinpei    Casts: MURANAKA Tomo, TANABE Momoko, NAGASAWA Nao

    Complete feature film version of the original animation produced to commemorate animation production company Nippon Animation's 40th anniversary. Stand by me Doraemon's Shirogumi handled the animation production with character design and chief animat...

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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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  • はなくじらちち

    Hana Kujira Chichi (2016)

    Directed by: HORIE Takahiro    Casts: MORISHITA Yoshiyuki, KUROKAWA Mei, SYUKUGAWA Atom

    One completed film of the 2015 ndjc: Young Filmmaker Development Project, an Agency of Cultural Affairs venture aimed at discovering and cultivating young filmmakers. The director is Horie Takahiro, whose graduate thesis film, Itakutemo itakutemo, wo...

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  • 父の結婚

    Dad's Wedding (2016)

    Directed by: FUKUDA Momoko    Casts: Sonim, ITAO Itsuji, YAMANAKA Takashi

    One completed film of the 2015 ndjc: Young Filmmaker Development Project, an Agency of Cultural Affairs venture aimed at discovering and cultivating young filmmakers. The film is directed by Fukuda Momoko whose Goodbye Mother was selected to compete ...

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  • good-bye

    good-bye (2015)

    Directed by: HANYU Toshihiro    Casts: ANDO Tamae, TAKENAKA Suzuno, YAZAKI Yusa

    One completed film of the 2014 ndjc: Young Filmmaker Development Project, an Agency of Cultural Affairs venture aimed at discovering and cultivating young filmmakers. It was written and directed by Hanyu Toshihiro, who has worked as a director on com...

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  • もちつきラプソディ

    Rice Cake Rhapsody (2015)

    Directed by: KASE Satoshi    Casts: HOSHINO Mari, YUI Masayuki, TOYOSHIMA Hana

    One completed film of the 2014 ndjc: Young Filmmaker Development Project, an Agency of Cultural Affairs venture aimed at discovering and cultivating young filmmakers. The film is directed by Kase Satoshi, whose debut feature, SPINNING KITE, was also ...

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  • 映画プリキュアオールスターズ みんなで歌う♪奇跡の魔法!

    Pretty Cure All Stars: Sing Together♪ Miracle Magic! (2016)

    Directed by: TSUCHIDA Yutaka    Casts: TAKAHASHI Rie, HORIE Yui, SHIMAMURA Yu

    Twentieth feature film in the Pretty Cure series. Produced as the first-ever authentic musical in the series with composer and lyricist Mori Yukinojo in charge of music production. Mirai (voice: Takahashi Rie) and Riko (voice: Horie Yui) visit a tow...

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