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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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Directed by: MIYAHARA Naoki Casts: SETO Asami, IZAWA Shiori, TANEZAKI Atsumi
Young girls stand up to face a global crisis in this fantasy anime commemorating the sixteenth anniversary of Toei Animation. Miyahara Naoki, who has worked on the "Pretty Cure" series among others, directs. Third year middle-schooler, Isumi (voice...
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...
Directed by: Michael DUDOK DE WIT Casts:
THE RED TURTLE is the first animated feature film coproduced by Studio Ghibli with an overseas studio. Michael Dudok de Wit, whose FATHER AND DAUGHTER won the Best Animated Short Film at the 73rd Academy Awards, directs this tale depicting the life ...
Directed by: HOSONO Tatsuoki Casts: KUSANO Kota, YAMADA Kinuo, SATO Miyuki
Hosono Tatsuoki of Shabu Gokudo directs this ambitious film about the cutting of Hasegawa Kazuo's face, a major scandal in Japanese film history. The film uses multiple layers that bring together film, theater and reality. The year is 1937. Japan i...
Directed by: SHIOTA Akihiko Casts: MAMIYA Yuki, NAGAOKA Tasuku, TEI Ryushin
A romantic drama wittily depicting a man and a woman who go through life obeying their instincts. DORORO director Shiota Akihiko helms this film commemorating the forty-fifth anniversary of Nikkatsu Roman Porno. It won a Junior Jury Award at the 69th...
Directed by: KATABUCHI Sunao Casts: Non, HOSOYA Yoshimasa, OMI Minori
Mai Mai Miracle director, Katabuchi Sunao, adapts Kouno Fumiyo's comic to an animated feature film. It depicts a young girl who married into a family in Hiroshima during the war resolutely living amid the escalating intensity of wartime destruction. ...
Directed by: MIURA Daisuke Casts: IKEMATSU Sosuke, TERAJIMA Shinobu, HIRATA Mitsuru
Playwright and theater director Miura Daisuke, who has also earned acclaim as a film director for Ai no uzu and Someone, adapts his own play as a film drama. Sugawara Yuichi (Ikematsu Sosuke) is a job-hopping slacker who freeloads off his live-in gi...
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...
Directed by: MOMEN Tatsushi Casts: YAMASHITA Akira, ifMasaka, OKAMOTO Hiromitsu
3DCG animation inspired by foreign media bashing of the Japanese government in the "Sushi Police Incident." This feature film version compiles the 13-episode TV series. An unprecedented sushi boom sweeps the globe as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approach...
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...
Directed by: ANZAI Hajime Casts: MAENO Kenta, TSUKIFUNE Sarara, SHIRAISHI Marina
"Rock'n porn" coming-of-age movie about an average guy without any particular talent who works as a musician. Directorial debut from art director Anzai Hajime, who adapts Miura Jun's short story. A guy (Maeno Kenta) spends an extra year studying for...
Directed by: TEZKA Macoto Casts: MIURA Ryosuke, TAKEDA Kohei, ARAKAWA Chika
A drama remaking the 80s cult-classic musical film, Legend of the Stardust Brothers, with a brand new story. Tezka Macoto, director of the original, also assumes the director's chair for this film. In the near future, Tokyo is a cyber-metropolis whe...
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...
Directed by: WATANABE Hirobumi Casts: IMAMURA Gaku, WATANABE Hirobumi, HIRAYAMA Misao
Drama about an incident precipitated by a swimming pool lifeguard, set in a small suburban town. Brothers Watanabe Hirobumi and Yuji, who have had two films selected for the Tokyo International Film Festival including And the Mud Ship Sails Away, exp...
Directed by: KIKUCHI Takeo Casts: HAGIWARA Minori, KUBOTA Sayu, MOTAI Masako
Director, Kikuchi Takeo, whose feature-length debut film Dear Deer officially screened at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival, conscientiously depicts the wavering of delicate, pubescent hearts in this story of two high school girls' maturation. H...
Directed by: NAKAMURA Yutaro Casts: YOSHIMURA Kaito, ASAKA Kodai, KISHII Yukino
With music as its theme, this ensemble film depicts the everyday life of young people living in a metropolis. At the helm is Nakamura Yutaro, who directed King of Fools and ANKOMAN. Yat (Yoshimura Kaito), a musician, is taking in the audience's che...
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...
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...
Directed by: YAMAUCHI Kenji Casts: ISHIBASHI Kei, HIRAIWA Kami, FURUYA Ryuta
Director Yamauchi Kenji adapts his play "Trois Groteques" for film. At a party held at a fancy mansion, masks and social niceties fall away to reveal desire and jealousy. Official selection at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival in the Japanes...
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...
Directed by: TSUCHIYA Tetsuhiko Casts: AOKI Tsunenori, MEGUMI, TOMITE Ami
Third film in the "Yamiki Dogs" series about the lives of people in the under world, set in the black market steeped in greed and desire. Directed by Tsuchiya Tetsuhiko, who also helmed the previous two films in the series. Former male cabaret host ...