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Things to know before you become a cancer patient

Things to know before you become a cancer patient (2018)

Director
MIYAKE Nagaru
Cast
WAKAO Fumihiko, KATSUMATA Noriyuki, YAMAUCHI Hideko

Miyake Nagaru of "Ultimate land - a year of Iwasaki Onikenbai" and "Traveling by Leaps and Bounds: Portrait of Noh Actor Reijiro Tsumura" directs, shoots, and edits this documentary examining in a variety of angles the subject of cancer which is said...

Release Date
Feb, 2nd, 2019
Love Me, Love Me Not (Animation)

Love Me, Love Me Not (Animation) (2020)

Director
KUROYANAGI Toshimasa
Cast
SHIMAZAKI Nobunaga, SAITO Soma, HAN Megumi

Yuna, a wide-eyed dreamer who is nervous about romance, Akari, who, typical of the modern generation, approaches romance realistically, Rio, who is Akari'syounger brother and is popular with girls, and Kazuomi, a "good guy" who is Yuna'schildhood fri...

Release Date
May, 29th, 2020
NINJA DRONES?

NINJA DRONES? (2019)

Director
MOTOKI Katsuhide
Cast
SixTONES, Snow Man, NANIWADANSHI

Film adaptation of the stage play that was conceived and planned with overall direction by Johnny H. Kitagawa, president of the Johnny & Associates talent agency. Musical about the friendships and struggles of kids in juvenile detention. Several fac...

Release Date
Mar, 29th, 2019
DRAGON QUEST YOUR STORY

DRAGON QUEST YOUR STORY (2019)

Director
YAGI Ryuichi, HANAFUSA Makoto
Cast
SATOH Takeru, ARIMURA Kasumi, Haru

Yamazaki Takashi serves as chief director and screenwriter on this feature-length CG animated film based on the popular RPG video game 'Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride'. The film once again assembles the production staff of Stand By Me Dor...

Release Date
Aug, 2nd, 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
Little Miss Period

Little Miss Period (2019)

Director
SHINADA Shunsuke
Cast
NIKAIDO Fumi, ITOH Sairi

Film adaptation of Koyama Ken's same-named comic that anthropomorphizes menstruation as a pop character and won the Short Work Prize for the 23rd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. Helmed by Shinada Shunsuke, who has directed numerous TV shows. Yoneda Aok...

Release Date
Nov, 8th, 2019
A Town and a Tall Chimney

A Town and a Tall Chimney (2019)

Director
MATSUMURA Katsuya
Cast
IDE Asato, WATANABE Dai, KIKKAWA Koji

In Japan in 1905, due to the national policy of giving priority to economy, air pollution by smoke has occurred at Hitachi Mine in Ibaraki Prefecture. Sulfur Dioxide from Hitachi Mine has killed trees in the mountains and crop, which is most importan...

Release Date
Jun, 22nd, 2019
SAINT☆YOUNG MEN 2nd Century

SAINT☆YOUNG MEN 2nd Century (2019)

Director
FUKUDA Yuichi
Cast
MATSUYAMA Kenichi, SOMETANI Shota

Sequel in the live-action series based on Nakamura Hikaru's gag manga, directed by Fukuda Yuichi of the "HK: Forbidden Super Hero" and "Gintama" series. Yamada Takayuki is a familiar face in Fukuda's films and reprises his role as producer, with Mats...

Release Date
Jun, 6th, 2019

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Okinawa Interlude

Okinawa Interlude (1959)

Director
HORIUCHI Manao
Cast
OKI Minoru, OKADA Mariko, NAMBARA Shinji

For the first time since the end of the war, a Japanese motion picture group went on location to Okinawa to film "Kairyu", based on a popular magazine serial. The result is a charming landscape of exotic Okinawa in a beautiful widescreen film. The p...

Release Date
Aug, 30th, 1959
Queen of Asia

Queen of Asia (1958)

Director
NOMURA Hiromasa
Cast
TAKASHIMA Tadao, TAKAKURA Miyuki, TANBA Tetsuro

Yoshiko Kawashima was born the fourteenth princess of the Ching dynasty and adopted by a Japanese patriot, Naniwa Kawashima, unaware of her noble birth. Hoping to marry a Japanese second lieutenant she is obstructed by her father and a colonel named...

Release Date
Jan, 15th, 1958
The Grave Tells All

The Grave Tells All (1960)

Director
NOMURA Yoshitaro
Cast
SADA Keiji, KUWANO Miyuki, YOSHIMURA Mari

Tateno, who operates a drug store also introduces talent to radio and TV stations, handles black-market dollars and supplies waitresses to restaurants. One day, he sees a member of a pseudo religion buying pistols from a Korean. Masquerading as a ne...

Release Date
Sep, 20th, 1960
Love in a Small Room

Love in a Small Room (1973)

Director
KUMASHIRO Tatsumi
Cast
MIYASHITA Junko, OKA Naomi, ESUMI Eimei

At the Umegae Restaurant, the mistress is waiting for Sodeko, the geisha. Her guest is a man in his thirties. He resembles an actor in appearance and mannerisms. It is summer and there are riots over the shortage of rice but Shinsuke couldn't care le...

Release Date
Nov, 3rd, 1973