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Noise (2017)

Director: MATSUMOTO Yusaku
Cast: SHINOZAKI Kokoro, ANJO Urara, SUZUKI Kosuke

In this ensemble drama inspired by the Akihabara Massacre which occurred in 2008, people discover a glimmer of hope amid despair and attempt to go on with life. In the director's chair is up-and-comer, Matsumoto Yusaku, who makes his feature film deb...

Release Date: Jun 2018

Ice Cream and the Sound of Raindrops

Ice Cream and the Sound of Raindrops (2017)

Director: MATSUI Daigo
Cast: MORITA Kokoro, TANAKA Reiko, TANAKA Taketo

Coming-of-age story consisting of a single 74-minute take covering one month in the lives of youths floundering in the gap between reality and fiction, based on a true story. Directed by Matsui Daigo of Japanese Girls Never Die. The rap group MOROHA ...

Release Date: Mar, 3rd, 2018



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

Lost in Ramen

Lost in Ramen (2018)

Director: KUMAGAI Yuki
Cast: NAKAMURA Yurika, AOI Wakana, TAKUMA Takayuki

A high school girl who is betrayed by a friend and tries to commit suicide, a gastronomist who has an accident in western China and is lost in the desert, and a ramen restaurant owner whose wife has passed away: all were feeling devastated until they...

Release Date: Mar, 3rd, 2018

Music Of My Life

Music Of My Life (2017)

Director: OKAMOTO Yusaku
Cast: TABATA Tomoko, YAMANAKA Takashi, TAKANO Shiho

A musical drama depicting a true story based on the music of the band, Sing Like Talking, and a letter to them from a fan. At the helm is Okamoto Yusaku who, beyond films, has directed commercials and music videos. Kaori (Tabata Tomoko) and Yoichi (...

Release Date: Oct, 21st, 2017

Haikara-san ga Toru The Movie 1

Haikara-san ga Toru The Movie 1 (2017)

Director: FURUHASHI Kazuhiro
Cast: HAYAMI Saori, MIYANO Mamoru, SAKURAI Takahiro

Part one of the two-part feature film anime adaptation of manga artist Yamato Waki's hit comic "Haikara-san ga tooru." Direction and script by Furuhashi Kazuhiro, known for works including "Mobile Suit Gundam UC". It is the 1920s during the Taisho p...

Release Date: Nov, 11th, 2017

The Man From the Sea

The Man From the Sea (2018)

Director: FUKADA Koji
Cast: Dean FUJIOKA, Taiga, ABE Junko

Drama addressing the themes of humanity and nature through Indonesia's beautiful ocean and the friendships among youths whose origins transcend nationality and religion. Directed by Fukada Koji, who won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize with Harmonium...

Release Date: May, 26th, 2018

Fuzjko: A Pianist of Silence & Solitude

Fuzjko: A Pianist of Silence & Solitude (2018)

Director: KOMATSU Soichiro
Cast: Fuzjko HEMMING

In-depth documentary about pianist Fuzjko Hemming, who achieved worldwide acclaim while in her 60s. Elucidates the present-day and future of a woman who pursues her dreams irrespective of age. The emotional dynamism of Fuzjko's performances capture...

Release Date: Jun, 16th, 2018

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Tenchu! (1969)

Director: GOSHA Hideo

Cast: KATSU Shintaro, NAKADAI Tatsuya, BAISHO Mitsuko

It is 1862. For hundreds of years under the irontight rule of the Tokugawas, Japan's door has been virtually closed to the world. But it was no longer possible to continue a policy of isolation and under pressure, the Tokugawa Shogunate concludes tr...

Release Date:Aug, 9th, 1969

Temptation of Collara

Temptation of Collara (1971)

Director: KONUMA Masaru

Cast: MAKI Keiko, MITAMURA Hajime, SUZUKI Rie

Masako Yano (Keiko Maki), a woman reporter for the weekly magazine " Modern Women," loses her memory as she falls victim to a group of rapists while in pursuit of her last scoop just prior to her marriage with Takashi Togawa (Tatsuya Hamaguchi). Mas...

Release Date:Dec, 18th, 1971

The Ladder of Success

The Ladder of Success (1958)

Director: YOSHIMURA Kozaburo

Cast: KYO Machiko, WAKAO Ayako, NEGAMI Jun

Directed by Kozaburo Yoshimura, one of Japan's greatest directors, with a fine cast, including the fabulous Machiko Kyo, this spectacular film treats of the Japanese dance, and the life and loves of Akemi, a dancer. In 1942, during an air-raid on a ...

Release Date:Oct, 15th, 1958

Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo

Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)

Director: OKAMOTO Kihachi

Cast: KATSU Shintaro, MIFUNE Toshiro, KISHIDA Shin

lchi (Shintaro Katsu) is blind. Outwardly, a masseur, he is called Zatoichi who, handicapped by lack of sight, has honed his remaining senses until they are as sharp as a razor's blade. His constant companion is his sword. This looks like an innocent...

Release Date:Jan, 15th, 1970