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Chiwawa

Chiwawa (2019)

Director: NINOMIYA Ken
Cast: KADOWAKI Mugi, NARITA Ryo, Kanichiro

When a dead girl found in Tokyo Bay is identified as Yoshiko Chiwaki—a 20-year-old nursing student—Miki is unaware that it's her friend Chiwawa. After all their time together, Miki didn't even know Chiwawa's real name. Miki first met Chiwawa when sh...

Release Date: Jan, 18th, 2019

GHOST SQUAD

GHOST SQUAD (2017)

Director: IGUCHI Noboru
Cast: MIKADO Minori, HON Yuni, UENO Sumire

A quirky horror film depicting the escapades of the ghost revenge group, "Ghost Squad", by the gifted director of The Machine Girl, Iguchi Noboru. Rika (Yanagi Anna) is a young girl thinking of committing suicide who is possessed by the ghosts of th...

Release Date: Mar, 3rd, 2018

SUNNY: Our Hearts Beat Together

SUNNY: Our Hearts Beat Together (2018)

Director: ONE Hitoshi
Cast: SHINOHARA Ryoko, HIROSE Suzu, ITAYA Yuka

One Hitoshi of Love Strikes! and BAKUMAN remakes the 2011 Korean film Sunny with the setting in Japan. Depicts the friendships of high school girls in the late 90s who were known as "kogals," interspersed with J-POP tunes from the era. Nami (Shinohar...

Release Date: Aug, 31st, 2018

KIDS ON THE SLOPE

KIDS ON THE SLOPE (2018)

Director: MIKI Takahiro
Cast: 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 ...

Release Date: Mar, 10th, 2018

Anoko no Toriko

Anoko no Toriko (2018)

Director: MIYAWAKI Ryo
Cast: YOSHIZAWA Ryo, ARAKI Yuko, SUGINO Yosuke

Live-action adaptation of Shiraishi Yuki's romance comic. A love triangle spells trouble for two guys and a girl who are childhood friends and have always dreamed of becoming stars. Feature film debut for Miyawaki Ryo, who has directed numerous TV dr...

Release Date: Oct, 5th, 2018

THE BLOOD OF WOLVES

THE BLOOD OF WOLVES (2018)

Director: SHIRAISHI Kazuya
Cast: YAKUSHO Koji, MATSUZAKA Tori, MAKI Yoko

Shiraishi Kazuya of THE DEVIL'S PATH and Twisted Justice directs the feature film adaptation of Yuzuki Yuko's novel of the same title. Cops go up against yakuza gangs and the gangs engage in violent in-fighting, set in Hiroshima in the days before th...

Release Date: May, 12th, 2018

Gifted Furimun to chichiuri onna

Gifted Furimun to chichiuri onna (2017)

Director: IZUMA Yasunari
Cast: HARASHIMA Motohisa, MAMIYA Yuki

Okinawa include Mabui no tabi, Zanpa and Obaa ha kigeki no jo-ou. Graphically depicts a man and woman living in the after-hours world of Matsuyama, Okinawa's red-light district. Etsuko (Mamiya Yuki) works as a hostess at a topless bar and Hayato (Ha...

Release Date: May, 19th, 2018

I GO GAGA, MY DEAR

I GO GAGA, MY DEAR (2018)

Director: NOBUTOMO Naoko
Cast:

Feature-film directorial debut by Nobutomo Naoko, who has made numerous TV documentaries based on her personal experiences, including her own struggles with breast cancer. The film patiently captures her 95-year-old father caring for her senile mothe...

Release Date: Nov, 3rd, 2018

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Danger Paws

Danger Paws (1962)

Director: NAKAHIRA Ko

Cast: SHISHIDO Joe, ASAOKA Ruriko, NAGATO Hiroyuki

Joe, Okita, and Serizawa hear of the armed robbery of a truck carrying one billion eighty million yen's worth of Mint paper. Knowing that the thugs will now need a counterfeiter to make the bogus bills, they each decide to cash in on it by selling th...

Release Date:Dec, 1st, 1962

Killer Whale

Killer Whale (1962)

Director: TANAKA Tokuzo

Cast: KATSU Shintaro, HONGO Kojiro, FUJIMURA Shiho

Once a year, the quiet fishing village of Wadaura in Southern Japan is in a turmoil. The whalers have always concentrated their efforts to try and catch a Killer Whale which is easily twice as large as an ordinary leviathan, and passes by in the offi...

Release Date:Jul, 15th, 1962

Incidental Murders

Incidental Murders (1961)

Director: INOUE Kazuo

Cast: TSUGAWA Masahiko, KUWANO Miyuki, SUGIURA Naoki

The daughter of the wealthy Soga family is kidnapped and her fiance is murdered. But the kidnappers, Tatsu and Sanko are unaware that Tatsuko is the heiress to a fortune. Two strong-arm brothers, Kosaka and Takeshi, learn of her identity and join the...

Release Date:Jan, 22nd, 1961

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