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  • おとめ桜

    Otome Sakura (2016)

    Directed by: YOKOYAMA Hiroyuki    Casts: TAKENAKA Naoto, TAKAKI Mio, ENOKI Sarina

    Period drama based on a legend about human sacrifice for the construction of Komine Castle in Fukushima Prefecture, starring Shall We Dance? star Takenaka Naoto. Produced as the first film in the "it JAPAN" project promoting Japanese culture within J...

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  • おっさんのケーフェイ

    Dynamyte Wolf (2017)

    Directed by: TANIGUCHI Kohei    Casts: KAWASE Yohta, MATSUDA Yusuke, KOBAYASHI Haruto

    Taniguchi Kohei, who comes from a documentary and horror background, directs his first entertainment film. A real wrestling match was shot with the full cooperation of the Osaka-based Dotombori Pro Wrestling organization. The film is a 13th Cineastes...

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  • 蹄

    Hizume (2017)

    Directed by: KIMURA Asagi    Casts: KIMURA Tomoki, ISHIDUKA Yu, KIMURA Masaaki

    A fantasy shot on director Kimura Asagi's birthplace of Okinawa and the Yaeyama Islands. The film is a 13th Cineastes Organization Osaka (CO2) grant-recipient production. Flower shop owner, Yu (Kimura Tomoki), chases the meaning of the words, "I am ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 美しい星

    A Beautiful Star (2017)

    Directed by: YOSHIDA Daihachi    Casts: Lily FRANKY, KAMENASHI Kazuya, HASHIMOTO Ai

    Unique science fiction film based on Mishima Yukio's 1963 novel. With the substitution of the social issues from that era like the Cold War and nuclear weapons to the contemporary themes of energy and climate change, it is an epic tragicomedy directe...

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  • 愚行録

    GUKOROKU - TRACES OF SIN (2017)

    Directed by: ISHIKAWA Kei    Casts: TSUMABUKI Satoshi, MITSUSHIMA Hikari

    Ishikawa Kei makes his feature film directorial debut with this mystery that delves into the "true nature of human beings." A year has gone by without any progress on the Tako family's murder, in which an elite businessman, his beautiful and perfect...

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  • 惑う After the Rain

    Blossoming Into A Family (2016)

    Directed by: HAYASHI Hiroki    Casts: SATO Hitomi, NAKANISHI Miho, MIYAZAKI Yoshiko

    Drama about a family on the eve of the eldest daughter's wedding, when memories of their deceased father bring home the intensity of their familial bonds. Directed by Hayashi Hiroki, who has served as assistant director for Kitano Takeshi and Kurosaw...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 君と100回目の恋

    The 100th Love with You (2017)

    Directed by: TSUKIKAWA Sho    Casts: miwa, SAKAGUCHI Kentaro, RYUSEI Ryo

    Musically lavish portrayal of the romance between a woman who dies in an accident and her childhood friend who repeatedly goes back in time to save her. Singer-songwriter miwa plays the heroine and wrote the love song at the center of the story. Up-a...

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  • キセキ ―あの日のソビト―

    Kiseki: Sobito of That Day (2017)

    Directed by: KANESHIGE Atsushi    Casts: MATSUZAKA Tori, SUDA Masaki, KUTSUNA Shioli

    Teen film based on a true story about the creation of the song "Kiseki" by the popular vocal group GReeeeN. Matsuzaka Tori plays band producer JIN, and bandleader HIDE, who is JIN's younger brother in real life, is played by Suda Masaki. GReeeeN is ...

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  • 僕らのごはんは明日で待ってる

    Our Meal for Tomorrow (2017)

    Directed by: ICHII Masahide    Casts: NAKAJIMA Yuto, ARAKI Yuko, MIYAMA Karen

    A love story of the seven year destined romance of a young man and woman framed within the motif of "meals". Based on Seo Maiko's identically titled novel, it is written and directed by Ichii Masahide, the once comedian who received high praise for N...

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  • 東京ウィンドオーケストラ

    Any Way the Wind Blows (2016)

    Directed by: SAKASHITA Yuichiro    Casts: NAKANISHI Miho, KOICHI Mantaro, MATSUKI Daisuke

    Third original film production from Shochiku Broadcasting, which also produced Three Stories of Love. Deploys comedy skit humor to depict the chaos of a group of amateur musicians who are mistaken for a famous orchestra. Director Sakashita Yuichiro m...

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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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  • 海ガメの約束

    UMIGAME ~A Turtle's Promise~ (2016)

    Directed by: KURATANI Yoshio    Casts: SASAKI Yuta

    Fantasy based on a true story about a boy who comes of age and the sea turtle legend passed down at Kajima Harbor in Ibaraki Prefecture. Selected for the 3rd Ibaraki Short Film Award in conjunction with the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia. Kajima...

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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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  • うつくしいひと

    The Gift of Memory (2016)

    Directed by: YUKISADA Isao    Casts: HASHIMOTO Ai, KANG Sang-Jung, KORA Kengo

    Assembling staff and cast hailing from Kumamoto Prefecture, director Yukisada Isao, himself a Kumamoto native, shot this drama prior to the April 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake. Appearing are Hashimoto Ai of The Kirishima Thing, Kora Kengo of The Mourner, ...

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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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  • 東の狼

    THE WOLVES OF THE EAST (2016)

    Directed by: Carlos M. Quintela    Casts: FUJI Tatsuya, ONISHI Shima, KOBORI Masahiro

    Drama shot in Nara Prefecture's Higashi Yoshino village, said to be the last habitation of the now-extinct Japanese wolf, directed by Cuban-born Carlos M. Quintela. Produced by Kawase Naomi, known as the director of films including Suzaku. Japan, Swi...

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  • 溶ける

    TOKERU (2016)

    Directed by: IGASHI Aya    Casts: MICHITA Riu, UTO Yuma, KOYAMA Rina

    Up-and-coming director, Igashi Aya, depicts the interplay between a high school girl in a rural town and her male cousin visiting from Tokyo. The film won the Runner-up Prize at the 28th Togaku-sai Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize at the 2016 PF...

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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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  • 仮面ライダー1号

    Kamen Rider 1 (2016)

    Directed by: KANEDA Osamu    Casts: FUJIOKA Hiroshi, OHSUGI Ren, NISHIME Shun

    Commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Masked Rider series, the very first actor to play the Masked Rider, Fujioka Hiroshi, returns to the role after 44 years. He is joined by other Masked Riders such as Masked Rider Ghost. 45 years ago Hongo Tak...

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