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  • 忍びの国

    MUMON (2017)

    Directed by: NAKAMURA Yoshihiro    Casts: OHNO Satoshi, ISHIHARA Satomi, ISEYA Yusuke

    The bloodthirsty 16th-century Japanese warlord Nobunaga Oda fears no one, except for the ninja warriors of Iga. The greatest of these stealth warriors is Mumon, who is also the laziest. His wife Okuni is constantly upbraiding him over their lack of m...

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  • 超高速!参勤交代 リターンズ

    SAMURAI HUSTLE RETURNS (2016)

    Directed by: MOTOKI Katsuhide    Casts: SASAKI Kuranosuke, FUKADA Kyoko, IHARA Tsuyoshi

    The sequel to Samurai Hustle which depicts the struggle of a minor fiefdom suddenly ordered by the shogunate to fulfill the "sankin kotai" journey to Edo. Director Motoki Katsuhide and screenwriter Tsuchihashi Akihiro once again resume their roles fo...

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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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  • 殿、利息でござる!

    The Magnificent Nine (2016)

    Directed by: NAKAMURA Yoshihiro    Casts: ABE Sadawo, Eita, TSUMABUKI Satoshi

    A film adaptation of Isoda Michifumi's original novel which is based on a true story from the middle Edo Period. It comically depicts the efforts of Yoshiokajuku, an inn town in Sendai fief, to save themselves from impoverishment by running a moneyle...

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  • 老兵挽歌 異郷に生きる

    Rohei banka Ikyo ni ikiru (2011)

    Directed by: HAYASHI Masayuki    Casts:

    Soldiers of the Chinese Nationalist Party, who fled to Taiwan after being defeated in the Chinese civil war in 1949, are the focus of this documentary which carefully captures the thoughts of the aging soldiers living out their remaining years on for...

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  • 信長協奏曲

    NOBUNAGA CONCERTO (2016)

    Directed by: MATSUYAMA Hiroaki    Casts: OGURI Shun, SHIBASAKI Ko, MUKAI Osamu

    Live-action adaptation of Ishii Ayumi's same-titled SF period drama comic, which has already been turned into an anime and TV drama. Oguri Shun plays a modern-day high school student as well as the Sengoku Period samurai warlord Oda Nobunaga, and oth...

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  • 新しき民

    Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn (2014)

    Directed by: YAMASAKI Juichiro    Casts: NAKAGAKI Naohisa, KAJIWARA Kano, HONDA Shoichi

    Using as a backdrop the civil uprising which occurred approximately 280 years ago in the mountains of the Tsuyama fiefdom in what is now Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture, this period film expresses "the start of life after accepting weakness". Directo...

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  • 陽光桜-YOKO THE CHERRY BLOSSOM-

    Yoko the Cherry Blossom (2015)

    Directed by: TAKAHASHI Gen    Casts: SASANO Takashi, MATOBA Koji, MIYAMOTO Maki

    The life of Takaoka Masaaki, an overlooked prominent figure who dedicated his life to the development of a new variety of sakura (cherry blossom), is depicted in this drama directed by Takahashi Gen, the author of the book on which the story is based...

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  • 五つ星ツーリスト THE MOVIE ~究極の京都旅、ご案内します!!~

    FIVE STAR TOURIST THE MOVIE - We bring you to the Ultimate (2015)

    Directed by: SHIMAZAKI Toshiki    Casts: WATANABE Naomi, YAMAMOTO Yusuke, ARIMORI Narimi

    Film adaptation of the TV drama that used mockumentary techniques to portray travel company employees struggling with unreasonable client demands. Screened at the Kyoto International Film and Art Festival in 2015. Documentary director Hans (Lee Star...

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  • 未来シャッター

    Mirai Shutter (2015)

    Directed by: TAKAHASHI Kazuyuki    Casts: HASEGAWA Yo, MIDORIKAWA Kenji, MASAGO Takeshi

    Drama probing deeply into diversity and identity with a focus on the ability to "draw the line" emotionally, which is said to be at the root of social problems. Open innovation from the NPO Wupfilm. Miki (Hasegawa Yo) quits her job and shuts down em...

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  • ソ満国境 15歳の夏

    Summer on the Frontline (2015)

    Directed by: MATSUSHIMA Tetsuya    Casts: TANAKA Min, NATSUYAGI Isao, OTANI Eiko

    Drama based on Tawara Kazuo's notebooks by the same title. Delves into the tragic fate of student draftees who were left behind at the border between the Soviet Union and Manchu at the close of World War II. The film bolsters its social advocacy by h...

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  • サムライ・ロック

    Samurai Rock (2015)

    Directed by: NAKAJIMA Ryo    Casts: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, MIZUNO Masaru, HONDA Takafumi

    Military commanders from the warring states period who time travel to the present day form an idol group and take aim at winning a contest in this sci-fi, young-adult drama. Members of the local idol group, "Boys and Men," comprising of talent and ac...

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  • 母と暮せば

    NAGASAKI: MEMORIES OF MY SON (2015)

    Directed by: YAMADA Yoji    Casts: YOSHINAGA Sayuri, NINOMIYA Kazunari, KUROKI Haru

    A fantasy film from director Yamada Yoji, based on an unfulfilled story idea by the late playwright Inoue Hisashi. Set in Nagasaki directly after World War II, it depicts the relationship between a son, who should be dead, and his mother. Yoshinaga S...

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  • 杉原千畝 スギハラチウネ

    PERSONA NON GRATA (2015)

    Directed by: Cellin GLUCK    Casts: KARASAWA Toshiaki, Koyuki, Borys SZYC

    Biopic about the Showa-era diplomat Sugihara Chiune, known as Japan's Schindler. Japan-born American director Cellin Gluck delivers a heavy-hitting portrayal of Chiune's life. The cast features talented actors from Japan and Poland. In the midst of...

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  • 野火

    Fires on the Plain (2014)

    Directed by: TSUKAMOTO Shinya    Casts: TSUKAMOTO Shinya, Lily FRANKY, NAKAMURA Tatsuya

    Live adaption of Ooka Shohei‘s same-named seminal novel about war, produced after two decades in germination. Although an indie film with Tetsuo: The Iron Man director Tsukamoto Shinya handling six roles including director, lead actor and cinematogra...

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  • 百日紅~Miss HOKUSAI~

    Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai (2015)

    Directed by: HARA Keiichi    Casts: Anne, MATSUSHIGE Yutaka, HAMADA Gaku

    Based on the original story by manga artist and Edo period lifestyles researcher Sugiura Hinako, and directed by COLORFUL's Hara Keiichi, Sarusuberi:Miss Hokusai depicts the complex relationship between world-renowned artist Katsushika Hokusai and hi...

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  • 映画クレヨンしんちゃん オラの引越し物語 ~サボテン大襲撃~

    Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! (2015)

    Directed by: HASHIMOTO Masakazu    Casts: YAJIMA Akiko, NARAHASHI Miki, FUJIWARA Keiji

    The twenty-third entry in the popular animated film series about the raucous misadventures of kindergarten kid Shinnosuke. This time it follows the Nohara family to their new home in Mexico, where they come face-to-face with mysterious man-eating cac...

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  • 山本慈昭 望郷の鐘 満蒙開拓団の落日

    Yamamoto Jisho bokyo no kane Manmo kaitakudan no rakujitsu (2014)

    Directed by: YAMADA Hisako    Casts: NAITO Takashi, WATANABE Azusa, TOKIWA Takako

    Drama about the life of Yamamoto Jisho, known as "father figure to orphans left behind in China" for his devotion to repatriating Japanese orphans. Director Yamada Hisako handled the live-action adaptation of Barefoot Gen and Fudeko and the Angel's P...

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  • 柘榴坂の仇討

    Snow On The Blades (2014)

    Directed by: WAKAMATSU Setsuro    Casts: NAKAI Kiichi, ABE Hiroshi, HIROSUE Ryoko

    Director Wakamatsu Setsuro, who won Best Film at the 33rd Japanese Academy Awards for The Unbroken, adapts Asada Jiro's short story about a samurai at the mercy of changing times. The splendid cast includes Nakai Kiichi, Abe Hiroshi, Hirosue Ryoko an...

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  • 坑道の記憶 ~炭坑絵師・山本作兵衛~

    kodo no kioku tanko-eshi YAMAMOTO SAKUBEI (2013)

    Directed by: OMURA Yukiko    Casts: YAMAMOTO Sakubei

    A documentary about Yamamoto Sakubei, an artist whose paintings and diaries regarding mines and miners have been added to UNESCO's Memory of the World register. As well as introducing Yamamoto's vast body of work, it also features interviews with peo...

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  • シュトルム・ウント・ドランクッ

    Strum und drang (2013)

    Directed by: YAMADA Isao    Casts: NAKAMURA Emiko, JITSUNASHI Satoru, HIROKAWA Takeshi

    Coming-of-age ensemble drama about the Guillotine Society, an anarchist association in the Taisho period. Vividly depicts the youths involved in the Guillotine Society with richly colored images. Directed by artist and painter Yamada Isao, the film b...

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  • 超高速!参勤交代

    Samurai Hustle (2014)

    Directed by: MOTOKI Katsuhide    Casts: SASAKI Kuranosuke, FUKADA Kyoko, IHARA Tsuyoshi

    Samurai drama that adapts newcomer Tsuchihashi Akihiro's script, helmed by Kamogawa Horumo director Motoki Katsuhide. Humorously depicts a minor feudal domain lord who uses his wits to get himself out of hot water when the Shogunate gives him an impo...

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  • 瀬戸内海賊物語

    Samurai Pirates (2014)

    Directed by: OMORI Kenichi    Casts: SHIBATA Kyoka, IZAWA Masaki, AOI Wakana

    Refreshing adventure about kids searching for treasure from the Murakami pirates, set against the natural beauty of the Seto Inland Sea. Director Omori Kenichi also penned the script, which won the Angel Road Screenplay Contest Grand Prize at the 201...

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  • ジョバンニの島

    Giovanni's Island (2014)

    Directed by: NISHIKUBO Mizuho    Casts: ICHIMURA Masachika, NAKAMA Yukie, YANAGIHARA Kanako

    An animated film from Production I.G, the studio behind the "Ghost in the Shell" franchise. Based on true events, it depicts bonds between children timidly growing in the aftermath of a tragedy caused by adults. In 1945, the tiny island of Shikotan ...

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