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Thre 3 Sisters

Thre 3 Sisters (2018)

Director
IGURO Hideaki
Cast
NAKAMURA Ayari, IKENAGA Aimi, TSUJIMURA Yurina

Ensemble mystery starring Nakamura Ayari, Minami Niko, Tsujimura Yurina and Ikenaga Aimi, who do modeling, voice acting and TV performances. College freshman Mami (Nakamura) goes to a girls-only pajama party for non-athletic school club, but a bunch...

Release Date
Sep, 28th, 2018
No Gender! The Queer Life of an Intersex Manga Artist

No Gender! The Queer Life of an Intersex Manga Artist (2018)

Director
WATANABE Shogo
Cast
ARAI Sho

A documentary about manga artist Arai Sho who lives life as neither a man nor woman but an intersex. Born and raised female, and also having been married, Arai undertook chromosome testing at the age of 30. That is when Arai was informed of being int...

Release Date
Jul, 28th, 2018
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
Pretenders

Pretenders (2017)

Director
KUMAZAWA Naoto
Cast
CHIHARA Jr., Yuka, HIRAO Nanaka

A live-action adaptation by Yurigokoro director Kumazawa Naoto of the identically titled manga by Shoji Hiroyuki who died at an early age. Shiromiya (Chihara Jr.), a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) about to turn 40, and a 5-year-old...

Release Date
Oct, 20th, 2018
Hanalei Bay

Hanalei Bay (2018)

Director
MATSUNAGA Daishi
Cast
YOSHIDA Yoh, SANO Reo, MURAKAMI Nijiro

Live-action adaptation of an installment from Murakami Haruki's short-story collection "Five Strange Tales from Tokyo". Gentle portrayal of a single mother dealing with loss after her son dies. Virtuoso actress Yoshida Yoh, who got her start in indie...

Release Date
Oct, 19th, 2018
Tarinae

Tarinae (2018)

Director
OKAWA Shiori
Cast
SATO Tsutomu

The son of a Japanese imperial soldier who died on the Marshall Islands during the Pacific War retraces his fathers footsteps in this documentary. Toward the end of the Pacific War, a Japanese imperial soldier dies of starvation on the Marshall Isla...

Release Date
Sep, 29th, 2018
Handling Method for Grumpy Woman (working title)

Handling Method for Grumpy Woman (working title) (2019)

Director
ARITA Shunsuke
Cast
HAYAMI Akari, HIRAOKA Yuta

Why are you so grumpy..? Ai is a university student studying Artificial Intelligence. She is working on her paper which theme is how to make up the grumpy mood for a woman with understanding the differences of the brains between men and women. For t...

Release Date
Jun, 15th, 2019
Brave Father Online – our story of FINAL FANTASY XIV

Brave Father Online – our story of FINAL FANTASY XIV (2019)

Director
NOGUCHI Teruo, YAMAMOTO Kiyoshi
Cast
SAKAGUCHI Kentaro, YOSHIDA Kotaro

Akio wishes he had a better relationship with his reserved father Akira. One day Akira suddenly quits his job and retires without giving out any explanation to the family. Thinking it could be a good tool to be close to his father, Akio gives him s...

Release Date
Jun, 21st, 2019

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The Last Escape

The Last Escape (1966)

Director
EZAKI Mio
Cast
ISHIHARA Yujiro, ITO Yunosuke, TOAKE Yukiyo

During the last days of the Second World War, Lt. Arisaka is assigned to a small station near the Manchurian-Korean border. The place is a bedlam, under constant attack, the guerrillas have taken the guns, and one of the soldiers has deserted. Hunti...

Release Date
Dec, 24th, 1966
Secrets of a Women’s Temple

Secrets of a Women’s Temple (1969)

Director
TANAKA Tokuzo
Cast
YASUDA Michiyo, NAKAHARA Sanae, SHIMEGI Shigako

In 1785 the Hosho Temple in old Edo was burned to the ground. It was never rebuilt and an old story suggests the reason why. A nun named Shigetsuin (Shigako Shimegi) was in charge of this temple-convent, sent there as a punishment. Cousin to the Sho...

Release Date
Jan, 25th, 1969
Through Days and Months

Through Days and Months (1969)

Director
NAKAMURA Noboru
Cast
IWASHITA Shima, MORI Masayuki, KUGA Yoshiko

Young and beautiful Matsuko (Shima Iwashita) lives alone with her father (Masayuki Mori) in old Kamakura. Her mother (Yoshiko Kuga) has long deserted them in order to live with a younger man. Though Matsuko herself has experienced love - just once, w...

Release Date
Jan, 25th, 1969
The Crimson Sea

The Crimson Sea (1965)

Director
MATSUO Akinori
Cast
WATARI Tetsuya, NITANI Hideaki, MATSUBARA Chieko

A graduate from the Mercantile Marine College on his first voyage in his brother's ship discovers traffic in contraband in which his brother is implicated. At the same time he finds a beautiful stowaway. The rest of the picture explains and illustrat...

Release Date
Jul, 3rd, 1965