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Under One Umbrella

Under One Umbrella (2018)

Director: TAKUMA Takayuki
Cast: KURASHINA Kana, ICHIHARA Hayato, IRIYAMA Anna

Heartwarming story about five days overflowing with love between a father and daughter reunited after 25 years apart. Direction and screenplay by playwright-cum-actor Takuma Takayuki, who adapts for film the same-named theatrical production that he a...

Release Date: Oct, 26th, 2018

Eiga Precure super stars

Eiga Precure super stars (2018)

Director: IKEDA Yoko
Cast: HIKISAKA Rie, HONIZUMI Rina, OGURA Yui

Twenty-fourth film in the 'Pretty Cure' series. Features characters from the TV Series 'Hugtto! Pretty Cure' that went on air February 2018, the previous series 7KiraKira Pretty Cure A La Mode' and the series before that, 'Maho Girls Pretty Cure!' H...

Release Date: Mar, 17th, 2018

MY FRIEND "A"

MY FRIEND "A" (2018)

Director: ZEZE Takahisa
Cast: IKUTA Toma, Eita

A film adaptation from a novel of the "Yuzai" helmed by Six Four director, Zeze Takahisa. It depicts a grown up juvenile criminal who had once shocked the world. Masuda (Ikuta Toma), who had his dreams of being a journalist dashed, begins working at...

Release Date: May, 25th, 2018

SMOKIN' ON THE MOON

SMOKIN' ON THE MOON (2018)

Director: Kanata WOLF
Cast: IURA Arata, NARITA Ryo, SARA Mary

A fantastical drama depicting those who inhabit the underworld of society. It is written and directed by Kanata Wolf (who changed his name from Tanaka Yuichiro), who functions as a visual planner, director, and musician. Sota (Iura Arata) and Rakuto...

Release Date: Mar, 17th, 2018

Gekijoban Pocket monster Minna no monogatari

Gekijoban Pocket monster Minna no monogatari (2018)

Director: YAJIMA Tetsuo
Cast: MATSUMOTO Rika, OTANI Ikue

The 21st theatrical film for the 'Pocket Monster' series. The involvement of young talent in the production team, including the director, gives birth to a completely new Pokémon film. Each year the Wind Festival is held in Fura City, where people li...

Release Date: Jul, 13th, 2018

Donten ni warau Gaiden Shukumei Soto no fuma

Donten ni warau Gaiden Shukumei Soto no fuma (2018)

Director: WAKANO Tetsuya
Cast: SAKURAI Takahiro, YUSA Koji, TSUDA Kenjiro

The time is the end of Samurai era (Edo) and the new Meiji government is founded in Japan. Three young brothers, Tenka, Soramaru, Chutaro who are the guardian of Kumou shrine stand up to prevent the "Orochi" from coming back to life every 300 years t...

Release Date: Jun, 9th, 2018

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

THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES

THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES (2018)

Director: MIKI Koichiro
Cast: FUKUSHI Sota

Road movie adaptation of the bestselling novel by author Arikawa Hiro, whose works "Library Wars" and "Evergreen Love" have already been turned into movies. Evergreen Love and Anonymous Noise director Miki Koichiro depicts the journey of a boy and ca...

Release Date: Oct, 26th, 2018

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Living Together

Living Together (1973)

Director: YAMANE Shigeyuki

Cast: YUMI Kaoru, NAKA Masami, OSHIDA Reiko

Kyoko, works for a leading advertising agency, while Jiro is an illustrator. They meet in the street, are attracted to each other and decide to live together. They do not intend to marry; they just want to live together while they are in love. Kamij...

Release Date:Apr, 14th, 1973

Far Beyond the Waves

Far Beyond the Waves (1961)

Director: YAGI Mitsuo

Cast: IWASHITA Shima, TSUGAWA Masahiko, TAKAMINE Mieko

When Chiaki Ezawa returns home after graduating from a Tokyo school, she finds her father's pearl business taken over by a former clerk. Her father strongly opposes her friendship with Ryuichi Satake, a research worker at the Pearl Institute. She the...

Release Date:Apr, 16th, 1961

SANJURO

SANJURO (1961)

Director: KUROSAWA Akira

Cast: MIFUNE Toshiro, NAKADAI Tatsuya, KOBAYASHI Keiju

Release Date:Jan, 1st, 1962

Challenge for Glory

Challenge for Glory (1966)

Director: MASUDA Toshio

Cast: ISHIHARA Yujiro, KOBAYASHI Keiju, ASAOKA Ruriko

A young ex-boxer has become a successful businessman, running his various enterprises with his best friend, another boxer whom he accidentally injured in a match. When the latter is found dead, he cannot believe it is suicide and decides to investiga...

Release Date:Oct, 8th, 1966