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My Small Land

My Small Land (2022)

Director
KAWAWADA Emma
Cast
ARASHI Lina

For Sarya (17), a Kurdish refugee girl in Japan, life seems to be looking up; her grades at school are enough to pursue college, she's surrounded with good friends and her relationship with Sota is becoming special. Sarya's life becomes upside down, ...

Release Date
May, 6th, 2022
Tomorrow's Dinner Table

Tomorrow's Dinner Table (2021)

Director
ZEZE Takahisa
Cast
KANNO Miho, TAKAHATA Mitsuki, ONO Machiko

Drama maestro Zeze Takehisa helms this adaptation of the same-named novel by Yazuki Michiko, winner of prestigious literary awards in Japan. Depicts the epic tale of three mothers whose children share the name "You." Rumiko (Kanno Miho), Kana (Takah...

Release Date
May, 28th, 2021
ANIME SUPREMACY!

ANIME SUPREMACY! (2022)

Director
YOSHINO Kohei
Cast
YOSHIOKA Riho, NAKAMURA Tomoya, EMOTO Tasuku

Hitomi Saito works for a major animation production company. She gave up a stable career as a public servant to join the anime industry, and has at last been given her first chance to direct with a series called "Soundback: The Kanade Stone." Despit...

Release Date
May, 20th, 2022
Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko (2021)

Director
WATANABE Ayumu
Cast
OTAKE Shinobu, Cocomi, HANAE Natsuki

Popular comedian Akashiya Sanma produces his first animated feature film with this adaptation of Nishi Kanako's same-named novel. Official selection for the 45th Annecy International Animation Film Festival Nikuko (Otake Shinobu) and her fifth-grade...

Release Date
Jun, 11th, 2021
HONEY LEMONSODA

HONEY LEMONSODA (2021)

Director
SHINTOKU Koji
Cast
Raul, YOSHIKAWA Ai

His hair is yellow like lemon, his personality, fizzy like soda. Meeting him has changed my world. The "real me" is taking flight… In middle school, the shy and reserved Uka Ishimori was bullied and nicknamed "Stone." Determined to reinvent herself,...

Release Date
Jul, 9th, 2021
I'll never forget Cowra

I'll never forget Cowra (2021)

Director
MITSUDA Yasuhiro
Cast

The Rainbow Over The River Kwai director Mitsuda Yasuhiro uncovers the truth about the group of Japanese war prisoners who tried to escape from a POW camp in Australia. During World War II the Cowra 12th Prisoner of War Camp granted the POWs a certa...

Release Date
Aug, 7th, 2021
Tears of Persephone

Tears of Persephone (2021)

Director
ISOBE Teppei, GENDA Yasuaki
Cast
WATANABE Shu, GORIKI Ayame, HASHIMOTO Manami

Futa is a young man who has moved from the city to the countryside, working diligently in the fields without any luck. He is unable to earn enough money to pay off his debt to Okura, the boss of a loan shark. Futa's partner Minori, senses that he ...

Release Date
Nov, 26th, 2021
The World For The Two of Us

The World For The Two of Us (2021)

Director
IIZUKA Kasho
Cast
KATAYAMA Yuki, BANDO Ryota

One day, Yui Konno, who works at a nursery school, and Shinya Kobori, who runs a lunch box shop, fell in love. They started dating and promised to get married in the future. However, Shinya had a secret he couldn't tell her. He was a transgender (use...

Release Date
Jan, 14th, 2022

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Invitation to the Enchanted Town

Invitation to the Enchanted Town (1961)

Director
MAGATANI Morihei
Cast
SUGAWARA Bunta, OZORA Mayumi, NUMATA Yoichi

This is an amusing comedy-film with bright, humorous and satirical touches, in the telling of a modern weak-hearted young man who fails to commit suicide by drowning and then goes astray into a dreamland. Here, in turn various exotic and romantic, s...

Release Date
Feb, 8th, 1961
Samurai Gold Seekers

Samurai Gold Seekers (1965)

Director
GOSHA Hideo
Cast
HIRA Mikijiro, KATO Go, IWASHITA Shima

In this story a young man runs into trouble when he tries to reform his clan's governmental system. The time is 1857 and the feudal government is near collapse from the onslaught of the Imperialist forces. He and his friends flee and find refuge to d...

Release Date
Sep, 18th, 1965
Secret Rendezvous

Secret Rendezvous (1972)

Director
NISHIMURA Shogoro
Cast
SHIRAKAWA Kazuko, HAMAGUCHI Tatsuya, ASAKA Haruhiko

Shuichi (Tatsuya Hamaguchi) and Nobuko (Kazuko Shirakawa) are an ordinary, young couple, a promising company employee and his pretty wife. They think nothing can mar their peaceful life but nothing is permanent in this world and Shuichi 's company g...

Release Date
Apr, 29th, 1972
Emperor Meiji and General Nogi

Emperor Meiji and General Nogi (1959)

Director
KOMORI Kiyoshi
Cast
ARASHI Kanjuro, TAKAKURA Miyuki, HAYASHI Hiroshi

In January 1 904, the situation between Japan and Russia had grown tense. The Emperor Meiji is deeply concerned, for Russia has started to build an invincible fortress at Port Arthur, and the relations between two countries have become strained to br...

Release Date
Nov, 1st, 1959