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  • Tremorings of Hope (2017)

    Directed by: AGATSUMA Kazuki    Casts:

    Depicts the aftermath to disaster as a sequel to The People Living in Hadenya, which followed daily life in the Hadenya fishing village in Miyagi Prefecture's Sanriku Town during the three years prior to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Depicts the...

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  • THE HOUSE WHERE THE MERMAID SLEEPS (tentative title) (2018)

    Directed by: TSUTSUMI Yukihiko    Casts: SHINOHARA Ryoko, NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi

    In this mystery based on the novel by "Into the White Night" and "Suspect X" author, Higashino Keigo, a couple is confronted by a tragedy involving their beloved child and ultimately must make a difficult choice. Tsutsumi Yukihiko of Sanada 10 Braves...

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  • THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES (2018)

    Directed by: MIKI Koichiro    Casts: FUKUSHI Sota

    Road movie adaptation of the bestselling novel by author Arikawa Hiro, whose works "Library Wars" and "Evergreen Love" have already been turned into movies. Evergreen Love and Anonymous Noise director Miki Koichiro depicts the journey of a boy and ca...

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  • PERFECT WORLD (2018)

    Directed by: SHIBAYAMA Kenji    Casts: IWATA Takanori, SUGISAKI Hana

    The live-action adaptation of Aruga Rie's similarly titled manga depicting the romance between a protagonist left handicapped by an accident and the heroine who cares deeply for him. In the director's chair is Shibayama Kenji of Nagareboshi ga Kienai...

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  • WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY! 3: MY WIFE, MY LIFE (2018)

    Directed by: YAMADA Yoji    Casts: HASHIZUME Isao, YOSHIYUKI Kazuko, TSUMABUKI Satoshi

    Third film in the "What a Wonderful Family!" series from director Yamada Yoji. This paean to homemakers depicts a family's plunge into chaos when faced with an emergency situation. The Hirata family have a lively household with three generations liv...

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  • KIDS ON THE SLOPE (2018)

    Directed by: MIKI Takahiro    Casts: CHINEN Yuri, NAKAGAWA Taishi, KOMATSU Nana

    Miki Takahiro of My Teacher directs the film adaptation of the same-named comic from manga artist Kodama Yuki. It is summer 10 years ago. Kaoru (Chinen Yuri) transfers to a new school and has a fateful encounter with the school's terrifying bad-boy ...

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  • MAQUIA: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)

    Directed by: OKADA Mari    Casts: ISHIMI Manaka, IRINO Miyu, KAYANO Mei

    Animation that marks the directorial debut for Okada Mari, the scriptwriter of works including The Anthem of the Heart. Depicts the "eternal moment" of a boy and girl who meet amidst the passage of time. Maquia (voice: Ishimi Manaka) is a girl from ...

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  • RAINBOW DAYS (2018)

    Directed by: IIZUKA Ken    Casts: SANO Reo, NAKAGAWA Taishi, TAKASUGI Mahiro

    Live-action adaptation of the girl's comic by manga artist Mizuno Minami. Directed by Iizuka Ken of Drops in Your Hand and Laughing Lucky Cats. Natchan (Sano Reo), Mattsun (Nakagawa Taishi), Tsuyopon (Takasugi Mahiro) and Keichan (Yokohama Ryusei) a...

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  • GARO GOD'S FANG (2017)

    Directed by: AMEMIYA Keita    Casts: KURIYAMA Wataru, IKEDA Junya, AOKI Tsunenori

    The three demon knights from the TV and film SFX action series "Garo" assemble for this film written and directed by Amemiya Keita, the creator of the series. Gold Knight Dougai Ryuga (Kuriyama Wataru) has overcome many fierce battles and has furthe...

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  • MY FRIEND "A" (2018)

    Directed by: ZEZE Takahisa    Casts: IKUTA Toma, Eita

    A film adaptation from a novel of the "Yuzai" helmed by Six Four director, Zeze Takahisa. It depicts a grown up juvenile criminal who had once shocked the world. Masuda (Ikuta Toma), who had his dreams of being a journalist dashed, begins working at...

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  • THICKER THAN WATER (2017)

    Directed by: YOSHIDA Keisuke    Casts: KUBOTA Masataka, ARAI Hirofumi, ENOUE Keiko

    Drama about the love-hate relationship between two pairs of siblings penned by Himeanole director Yoshida Keisuke. Kazunari (Kubota Masataka) is the half-assed younger brother who appears to be thoughtful and diligent, and his older brother Takuji (...

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  • Saimon & Tada Takashi (2017)

    Directed by: ODA Manabu    Casts: SAKAMOTO Itsuki, SUGA Kenta

    Teenage film produced with scholarship funding from the 24th Pia Film Festival. Up-and-coming Oda Manabu scripts and directs this lighthearted romance about two high school boys. High school senior Saimon (Sakamoto Itsuki) is headed for college, and...

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  • BAMY (2017)

    Directed by: TANAKA Jun    Casts: YUKINAGA Hironobu, NAKAZATO Hiromi, TSUGE Misaki

    Horror film produced by the cutting-edge director Tanaka Jun on a shoestring budget of just 700,000 yen. The ability to see ghosts pushes a man and woman to their emotional limits. Official selection for the feature film competition at the 35th Torin...

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  • Mori, The Artist's Habitat (2018)

    Directed by: OKITA Shuichi    Casts: YAMAZAKI Tsutomu, KIKI Kirin, KASE Ryo

    Drama depicting the final years of painter Kumagai Morikazu, who rarely left home and spent his time studying the creatures in his garden. Directed by Okita Shuichi of The Story of Yonosuke and The Mohican Comes Home. Vegetation thrives in painter M...

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  • The Man From the Sea (2018)

    Directed by: FUKADA Koji    Casts: Dean FUJIOKA, Taiga, ABE Junko

    Drama addressing the themes of humanity and nature through Indonesia's beautiful ocean and the friendships among youths whose origins transcend nationality and religion. Directed by Fukada Koji, who won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize with Harmonium...

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  • Fuzjko: A Pianist of Silence & Solitude (2018)

    Directed by: KOMATSU Soichiro    Casts: Fuzjko HEMMING

    In-depth documentary about pianist Fuzjko Hemming, who achieved worldwide acclaim while in her 60s. Elucidates the present-day and future of a woman who pursues her dreams irrespective of age. The emotional dynamism of Fuzjko's performances capture...

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  • Recall (2018)

    Directed by: MOTOKI Katsuhide    Casts: NAGASE Tomoya, Dean FUJIOKA, TAKAHASHI Issey

    Feature film based on author Ikeido Jun's same-named bestselling novel. Directed by Motoki Katsuhide of Samurai Hustle. Transport company president Akamatsu (Nagase Tomoya) doubts that poor maintenance caused a trailer truck's wheel-separation accid...

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  • Liverleaf (2017)

    Directed by: NAITO Eisuke    Casts: YAMADA Anna, SHIMIZU Hiroya, OTANI Rinka

    Live-action suspense based on manga artist Oshikiri Rensuke's "Liverleaf." Depicts a grandiose tale of revenge fueled by the intertwining emotions of people who have endured abuse, bullying, and other forms of trauma. Nozaki Haruka (Yamada Anna) mov...

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  • ROKUROKU: The Promise of the Witch (2014)

    Directed by: YAMAGUCHI Yudai    Casts: NAKANISHI Miho, Shiho, NOMOTO Karia

    Horror film from "GARO" series creator Amemiya Keita featuring traditional yokais. The film creates new characters based on Japanese traditional demons including the long-necked "rokurokkubi," the wall-shaped "nurikabe," the umbrella-shaped "karakasa...

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  • Love Disease (2017)

    Directed by: YOSHIDA Kota    Casts: SETO Saori, OKAYAMA Amane

    Sensual suspense drama about the love-hate relationship between a man pursuing a perverse relationship and a woman thrown into turmoil by the fate of intense love. Based on the Wakayama dating website robbery and homicide from 2002. Emiko (Seto Saor...

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  • Reon (2018)

    Directed by: TSUKAMOTO Rempei    Casts: JIYOUNG, TAKENAKA Naoto, OMASA Aya

    Comedy film adaptation of the same-named comic by Okura Kaori and Kiyoshi Tomohide. Directed by Tsukamoto Rempei of 700 Days of Battle: Us vs. the Police. Script by Yoshida Erika of No Longer Heroine. Feature film acting debut for Jiyoung, who is fro...

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  • SUKITA / The Shoot Must Go On (2018)

    Directed by: AIHARA Hiromi    Casts: SUKITA Masayoshi

    Documentary about veteran photographer Sukita Masayoshi, whose photos of musicians like David Bowie and Iggy Pop have been seen around the world. Follows the trajectory of his work including behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the album cover photo sho...

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  • HOSHI MEGURI NO MACHI (2018)

    Directed by: KUROTSUCHI Mitsuo    Casts: KOBAYASHI Nenji, DAN Mitsu, TAKASHIMA Reiko

    Drama that conveys the preciousness of life through the encounter of a boy who has lost his family and an upright and old-fashioned man. Veteran actor Kobayashi Nenji plays the lead for the first time at the age of 76. Yusaku's died wife died young ...

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  • The Final Parting (2018)

    Directed by: ITO Hidehiro    Casts: TAKASHIMA Reiko, Ayane, WATANABE Shu

    Drama about a young woman's emotional growth as she overcomes the deaths of those dear to her after meeting a female mortician. Directed by accomplished screenplay writer Ito Hidehiro. Ai (Ayane) lost her parents in a traffic accident when she was a...

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  • We Make Antiques! (2018)

    Directed by: TAKE Masaharu    Casts: NAKAI Kiichi, SASAKI Kuranosuke

    Original comedy from director Take Masaharu and scriptwriter Adachi Shin, who also teamed up for 100 Yen Love. Adds a human touch to the duplicity of scammers trying to outwit each other. Antique dealer Koike Norio (Nakai Kiichi) flounders around as...

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