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  • 米軍(アメリカ)が最も恐れた男 その名は、カメジロー

    Kamejiro: The U.S. Military's Most Feared Man (2017)

    Directed by: SAKO Tadahiko    Casts: SENAGA Kamejiro

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  • 三里塚のイカロス

    The Fall of Icarus:Narita Stories (2017)

    Directed by: DAISHIMA Haruhiko    Casts: KASE Tsutomu, AKIBA Emiko, HIRATA Seigo

    Documentary that serves as a companion to The Wages of Resistance: Narita Stories, which dealt with the protests against the construction of Narita Airport. Depicts the lives of youth who fought alongside farmers against the nation state. Farmers la...

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  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA

    Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA (2017)

    Directed by: Stephen Nomura Schible    Casts: SAKAMOTO Ryuichi

    A documentary which captures the music of world-renown composer Sakamoto Ryuichi as he goes on a meditative journey. Making his theatrical film directing debut, Stephen Nomura Schible fulfills a five year long thorough coverage of Sakamoto which bega...

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  • 夜間もやってる保育園

    Yakan mo yatteru hoikuen (2017)

    Directed by: OMIYA Koichi    Casts:

    Documentary from director Omiya Koichi of TADAIMA I'm home, a place for everyone and The Voyage of Bunyo Ishikawa about the challenges facing childcare workers and parents who are raising kids in a wide range of circumstances, based on the real-life ...

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  • ちかくてとおい

    Close but Distant (2017)

    Directed by: OKUBO Yui    Casts:

    Documentary from Okubo Yui, who came out with Tsuchioto in 2011, focusing on his hometown of Otsuchi in Iwate Prefecture, which was devastated by the tsunami in the Great East Japan Earthquake. Screenings include the Cinema With Us program at the Yam...

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  • 劇場版 BiS誕生の詩

    Gekijoban BiS tanjo no uta (2017)

    Directed by: Company MATSUO    Casts: BiS, WATANABE Junnosuke, SHIMIZU Hiromitsu

    Documentary about auditions to recruit new members for the reboot of idol group BiS, which broke up in July 2014, directed by Company Matsuo of The Sex Cannon Ball Run 2013, The Movie. The final overnight-stay auditions for BiS new members were held...

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  • 人生フルーツ

    LIFE IS FRUITY (2016)

    Directed by: FUSHIHARA Kenshi    Casts: TSUBATA Shuichi, TSUBATA Hideko

    Documentary produced by Tokai TV and directed by Fushihara Kenshi of Journey with the Gods: The Rebuilding of Ise Jingu Shrine that follows the lives of an architect and his wife. Narrated by Kiki Kirin of An. Architect Tsubata Shuichi and his wife ...

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  • くぴぽ SOS!

    KUPIPO SOS! –The Dreamers from Underground (2017)

    Directed by: YANAGIMOTO Satsuki    Casts: HATTORI Maki, BIBIT Aina, Mecro

    Documentary about the idol group Kupipo, which was formed in 2014 with Hattori Maki as the leader. Maki is a man who wishes to act like a cute gal and dresses up in woman's clothes. Follows the group from early summer 2016 through the end of the year...

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  • VESSEL

    VESSEL (2017)

    Directed by: INO Hidetaka    Casts:

    Damien Jalet has travelled the world, infusing his dance with images of the myths, religions, and rituals of each country that he visits, and reflecting the conflict between body and mind in the dance. Kohei Nawa explores materials and techniques thr...

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  • 動乱のベトナム

    Vietnam in Turmoil (1965)

    Directed by: AKASA Masaharu    Casts: OZAWA Eitaro

    A documentary about Vietnam, its history and the present war. Here are scenes of the countryside, of Saigon, and many details of actual battles. The on-the-spot scenes show not only the actual fighting, but also incidents of alleged torture. The brut...

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  • 新女・女・女物語

    It’s a Woman’s World (1964)

    Directed by: KURATA Takeo, AKUTAGAWA Kazutoshi    Casts:

    This is the sequel to Women...Oh, Women!...... - and like its predecessor it is a documentary film devoted to women, what they are like, who they are, what they do. In the maternity ward another baby girl is born - and what will her life be like? The...

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  • 日本の夜 女・女・女物語

    Women… Oh, Women! (1963)

    Directed by: TAKECHI Tetsuji    Casts:

    This is an epoch-making feature length documentary, of Japan at night...with a sharp focus on women, whose beauty, charm, energy, sadness and mysterious eroticism are vividly portrayed. The colorful scenes photographed with a highly polished touch i...

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  • 笑う101歳×2 笹本恒子 むのたけじ

    Two Journalists: One Century (2017)

    Directed by: KAWAMURA Atsunori    Casts: SASAMOTO Tsuneko, MUNO Takeji

    Documentary about the lives of Japan's first female photojournalist and a legendary newspaper reporter who still are on the job at age 101. Directed by Kawamura Atsunori, who has won numerous awards as a director of NHK programs including "The Tibeta...

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  • 息の跡

    Trace of Breath (2016)

    Directed by: KOMORI Haruka    Casts: SATO Teiichi, SATO Kinue

    Documentary about Sato Teiichi's daily life spent doing everything by hand at his seed shop in Rikuzentakada City, which was devastated by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Filmmaker Komori Haruka handles directing, camera and editing in her feature...

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  • チョコレートケーキと法隆寺

    CHOCOLATE CAKE AND HORYUJI TEMPLE (2016)

    Directed by: MUKAI Keita    Casts: Seiya, Yusuke, Tomomi

    Autobiographical documentary by director Mukai Keita, who was raised in an orphanage after his mother died when he was a child. The director's interior life comes into view through his interviews of friends from the orphanage, his rebellion against h...

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  • 映画 日本刀~刀剣の世界~

    Nihonto The Movie (2016)

    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...

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  • ざ・鬼太鼓座デジタルリマスター

    The Ondekoza Digitally Remastered Version (1981)

    Directed by: KATO Tai    Casts: KAWAUCHI Toshio, HAYASHI Eitetsu, OI Yoshiaki

    Kato Tai's posthumous documentary The Ondekoza is remastered in 2K from a 4K scan of the 35mm film negative. It depicts young members of the performance troupe, The Ondekoza, which continues to perform taiko drumming on Sado Island. Young people tra...

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  • 柳川掘割物語

    The Story of Yanagawa Waterways (1987)

    Directed by: TAKAHATA Isao    Casts: KAGAMI Sachiko, KUNII Masahiko

    Feature-length documentary by "Grave of the Fireflies" director Takahata Isao. The film's eleven chapters interweave actual footage with animation of the canals that crisscross Yanagawa City in Fukuoka Prefecture, showing how they work, the history, ...

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  • WHO KiLLED IDOL? SiS消滅の詩

    WHO KiLLED IDOL? poetry of SiS annihilation (2017)

    Directed by: Elizabeth MIYAJI    Casts: BiS, SiS, GANG PARADE

    In-depth documentary that goes behind the scenes to show the dissolution of SiS, which was expected to be the rival to the idol group BiS. Serves as a sequel to The BiS Cannon Ball Run 2014, The Movie, which turned the camera on BiS. Directed by Eliz...

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  • 時代劇は死なず ちゃんばら美学考

    Chambara:The Art of Japanese Swordplay (2015)

    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...

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  • 刀 ~温故創新~ 4K Katana Project

    Katana –Respecting tradition, creating something new- (2016)

    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...

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  • Beyond the Landscape of Japan

    Beyond the Landscape of Japan (2016)

    Directed by: INDO Maki    Casts: MATSUI Tomie, SAISHO Iori, MORIYA Kouichi

    A feature-length documentary by Tokyo based video production company, augment5 Inc., which shows the brand new appeal of time-honored Japan through the work and statements of a river fisherman, a sake brewer, a cattleman, and a cook. It was screened ...

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  • 抱く{HUG}

    A Lullaby Under the Nuclear Sky (2014)

    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...

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  • 俺たち文化系プロレスDDT

    DDT: Dramatic Dream Team!! -We are Japanese Wrestlers!- (2016)

    Directed by: Muscle SAKAI, MATSUE Tetsuaki    Casts: OHKA Ken, HARASHIMA, DANSHOKU DIENO

    Documentary about the DTT professional wrestling federation that advocates "cultural pro wrestling." Directed by wrestler Muscle Sakai of Gekijoban Proresu Kyanonboru 2014 and Matsue Tetsuaki of Flashback Memories 3D. Fall 2015. Matches are held bet...

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  • 大地を受け継ぐ

    Inheritance (2015)

    Directed by: INOUE Junichi    Casts: TARUKAWA Kazuya, TARUKAWA Mitsuyo

    Documentary about the dialogue between students from Tokyo who visit Fukushima Prefecture's Sukagawa City in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident and a family struggling to keep their farm in operation. Directed by Inou...

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