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I'm crazy

I'm crazy (2019)

Director
KUDO Masaaki
Cast
FURUTACHI Yutaro, SAKURAI Yuki, SOKABE Keiichi

The feature-length debut by Kudo Masaaki, who was an assistant director on films by Yukisada Isao and Shiraishi Kazuya, is a coming-of-age tale about a young man passionate for music. It won the NETPAC Award (the award for best Asian film) at the 201...

Release Date
Aug, 24th, 2019
Dance, Mita

Dance, Mita (2020)

Director
IIZUKA Toshimitsu
Cast
OKAYAMA Amane, KATO Konatsu, TAKEDA Rena

Town revitalization and dance videos are the themes depicted in this drama. At the helm is Iizuka Toshimitsu of "Dictator, Koga" and "Poetry Angel". Mita (Okayama Amane), who once dreamt of becoming a filmmaker in Tokyo, works in the city production...

Release Date
Mar, 7th, 2020
Last Ninja - Blue Shadow

Last Ninja - Blue Shadow (2019)

Director
YAMAGUCHI Yoshitaka
Cast
Kanichiro, YUKI Kosei

The second of a two-part ninja action series depicting the elaborate espionage campaign occurring behind the scenes of the 'Toba-Fushimi Battle'. Serving as action director is actor Sakaguchi Taku, who has performed action director duties on many fil...

Release Date
Nov, 15th, 2019
The Asadas!

The Asadas! (2020)

Director
NAKANO Ryota
Cast
NINOMIYA Kazunari, TSUMABUKI Satoshi

Masashi Asada is the youngest son of a four-member family, which includes his father, his mother, and his older brother. From an early age, he loves taking photos of things that entertain and excite him. His family is somewhat eccentric and laid-back...

Release Date
Oct, 2nd, 2020
Fukushima 50

Fukushima 50 (2020)

Director
WAKAMATSU Setsuro
Cast
SATO Koichi, WATANABE Ken

50 workers at the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant are depicted in this drama as they face a critical situation due to the Great East Japan Earthquake. At the helm is Wakamatsu Setsuro who is known for The Unbroken among others. The Fukushima No.1...

Release Date
Mar, 6th, 2020
NOT QUITE DEAD YET

NOT QUITE DEAD YET (2020)

Director
HAMASAKI Shinji
Cast
HIROSE Suzu, YOSHIZAWA Ryo, TSUTSUMI Shinichi

Comedy about the ruckus caused by a rebellious daughter who is always upset with her dad and the father who randomly ends up as a ghost. College student Nanase (Hirose Suzu) can't stand her father Hakaru (Tsutsumi Shinichi), who is the president of ...

Release Date
Mar, 20th, 2020
M: Toru Muranishi - Wild Passionate Days

M: Toru Muranishi - Wild Passionate Days (2019)

Director
KATASHIMA Ikki
Cast
MURANISHI Toru

A documentary detailing the glories and failures, creation and destruction of Muranishi Toru, known as the "King of Porn". The summer of 1996 in Hokkaido, Muranishi dares to carry out the simultaneous filming of a straight-to-video movie for the wor...

Release Date
Nov, 30th, 2019
PARADISE NEXT

PARADISE NEXT (2019)

Director
HANNO Yoshihiro
Cast
TSUMABUKI Satoshi, TOYOKAWA Etsushi, Nikki HSIEH

Noir suspense shot entirely in Taiwan by Hanno Yoshihiro, who has scored soundtracks for films by Hou Hsaio-Hsien and Jia Zhangke. Co-stars Tsumabuki Satoshi and Toyokawa Etsushi with theme song by Sakamoto Ryuichi. Wisecracking Makino (Tsumabuki) s...

Release Date
Jul, 27th, 2019

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The Hoodlum Soldier Deserts Again

The Hoodlum Soldier Deserts Again (1966)

Director
TANAKA Tokuzo
Cast
KATSU Shintaro, SAGA Michiko, TAMURA Takahiro

This film is a sequel to Yasuzo Masumura's popular "Hoodlum Soldier". In this the two soldiers desert in Manchuria, steal an army truck, and end up in the hands of the military police. They also become involved with a brothel-keeper and eventually st...

Release Date
Jan, 3rd, 1966
Winged Romance

Winged Romance (1966)

Director
SAITO Buichi
Cast
YOSHINAGA Sayuri, IZUMI Masako, HAMADA Mitsuo

A girl gets a job as an airline stewardess and leaves her sweetheart. On the plane she helps a young man who becomes ill and his grandfather invites her and her friends to a house which turns out to be that of a rich industrialist. It is hoped that s...

Release Date
Feb, 25th, 1966
The Precipice

The Precipice (1958)

Director
MASUMURA Yasuzo
Cast
SUGAWARA Kenji, YAMAMOTO Fujiko, NOZOE Hitomi

Set in the magnificent scenery of the Japan Alps the story opens with Uotsu and Kosaka inching their way up the northern side of Mount Maehodaka in the midst of a snow storm. Thirty feet from a good foothold a strong gust blows up, the nylon rope giv...

Release Date
Mar, 18th, 1958
The Lovable Tramp

The Lovable Tramp (1966)

Director
YAMADA Yoji
Cast
HANA Hajime, BAISHO Chieko, ARISHIMA Ichiro

Tramps are usually treated with contempt. But the tramp that a middle-aged white collar worker meets on the train is quite different. Things happen when he is around and brighten up. Among the incidents are trouble over a dog, a would-be suicide, and...

Release Date
Nov, 12th, 1966