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Brave: Gunjyou senki

Brave: Gunjyou senki (2021)

Director
MOTOHIRO Katsuyuki
Cast
ARATA Mackenyu, MIURA Haruma, YAMAZAKI Hirona

Live-action feature film adaptation of Kasahara Maki's popular comic about high school teens who time travel to the Sengoku Period with their school building in tow. Helmed by Motohiro Katsuyuki of the "Bayside Shakedown" series, which hit a box offi...

Release Date
Mar, 12th, 2021
Closet

Closet (2020)

Director
SHINDO Takehiro
Cast
MINOGAWA Yosuke, KURIBAYASHI Aino, ARAI Iku

Drama about the "spiritual loneliness" lurking within contemporary society. Helmed by Shindo Takehiro, who cut his chops assistant directing films by Park Chan-wook and others. Selected for some thirty film festivals worldwide, including the Cineques...

Release Date
Oct, 30th, 2020
One in a Hundred Thousand

One in a Hundred Thousand (2020)

Director
MIKI Koichiro
Cast
SHIRAHAMA Alan (EXILE / GENERATIONS), TAIRA Yuna, YUKI Mio

Miyasaka Kaho's popular comic about the love of a high school couple confronting an incurable illness which strikes only one in hundred thousand people is adapted to live-acton by director Miki Koichiro who has delivered many hit teen films such as Y...

Release Date
Nov, 27th, 2020
Wiseguy

Wiseguy (2020)

Director
IZUTSU Kazuyuki
Cast
MATSUMOTO Toshio, YANAGI Yurina

This ensemble drama depicting yakuza who exist in the Showa Era underworld as it undergoes changes, from the upheavals immediately after the war to the rise and crash of the bubble economy, is directed by Izutsu Kazuyuki, who has worked on numerous f...

Release Date
Dec, 12th, 2020
UNDER THE TURQUOISE SKY

UNDER THE TURQUOISE SKY (2020)

Director
KENTARO
Cast
YAGIRA Yuya, Arma BALJINNYAM, Tsetsgee BYAMBAA

This road movie is a French/Mongol co-production shot on location in outer Mongolia, and is the feature-length directorial debut of Kentaro. Takeshi (Yagira Yuya) grew up spoiled in an affluent family. One day his businessman grandfather Saburo (Mar...

Release Date
Feb, 26th, 2021
Werewolf Game - Master of Death Game

Werewolf Game - Master of Death Game (2020)

Director
KAWAKAMI Ryo
Cast
OGOE Yuki, NAKAJIMA Ken, Uchikuri UCHIKURA

The eighth film in the series is the first to set a male figure in the lead role, and also depict the game from the game master's point of view. Series creator Kawakami Ryo, writes and directs this outing while Kodama Takeshi, a central figure in the...

Release Date
Nov, 13th, 2020
THE MASTER

THE MASTER (2021)

Director
YOKOO Hatsuki
Cast
OHASHI Akira, ABE Megumi, MIYAMOTO Maki

Shizuko, the heiress of the wealthy Makita family, has closed her heart since her parents died in an accident. She lives with her housekeeper, Natsu, in the mansion left to her by her grandfather. One day, Natsu drops a plant pot from the window and ...

Release Date
Sep, 10th, 2021
Runway

Runway (2020)

Director
OBA Norichika
Cast
MIZUKAWA Asami, ASAKA Kodai, YORIKAWA Uta

"Kashu Kassoro", a collection of poetry by the poet Hagihara Shinichiro, who died at the age of thirty-two, serves as the basis for this drama. At the helm is Oba Norichika, whose Cyclops won the 2018 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival's Ci...

Release Date
Nov, 20th, 2020

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A Story From Chikamatsu

A Story From Chikamatsu (1954)

Director
MIZOGUCHI Kenji
Cast
HASEGAWA Kazuo, KAGAWA Kyoko

Osan is married to an imperial paperer, but when she is accused of having an affair with her husband's earnest employee, they flee the town. Their intense but sorrowful love intensifies....

Release Date
Nov, 23rd, 1954
Sexy Line

Sexy Line (1961)

Director
ISHII Teruo
Cast
MIHARA Yoko, YOSHIDA Teruo, SANJO Mako

This is an intriguing story about "Call Girls" produced under the direction of Teruo Ishii, responsible for such sensational films as "Yellow Line," "Black Line" etc. A business girl, Reiko Takigawa, works at the Tokyo Trading Company as a typist in...

Release Date
Jan, 9th, 1961
The Stream of Youth

The Stream of Youth (1959)

Director
TASAKA Tomotaka
Cast
ISHIHARA Yujiro, KITAHARA Mie, ASHIKAWA Izumi

Kensuke Sone, a young employee of the K. Co., is chosen as the bridegroom-to-be for Fusako the daughter of Kawasaki, managing director of the firm. Misako Kitaoka loves Kensuke, but is resigned to her marriage with Kensuke. However, when Fusako mee...

Release Date
Jan, 15th, 1959
Swirling Butterflies

Swirling Butterflies (1970)

Director
OZAWA Keiichi
Cast
KOBAYASHI Akira, AOE Mina, MIZUNO Kumi

Aboard a night ferry in the Inland Sea, Masaaki Kagari (Akira Kobayashi), a young tough, who supplies hostesses to night spots, encounters Yuko (Kumi Mizuno), his ex- sweetheart. He considers himself a private underworld sort of policeman-in the com-...

Release Date
Jul, 11th, 1970