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HIBIKI

HIBIKI (2018)

Director
TSUKIKAWA Sho
Cast
HIRATE Yurina, KITAGAWA Keiko, Ayaka WILSON

Drama based on Yanamoto Mitsuharu's comic, which was awarded the Manga Taisho in 2017. A high school girl with overwhelming literary talent shakes up the lives of those around her with her brilliant spontaneity. Directed by Tsukikawa Sho of LET ME EA...

Release Date
Sep, 14th, 2018
SAMURAI'S PROMISE

SAMURAI'S PROMISE (2018)

Director
KIMURA Daisaku
Cast
OKADA Junichi, NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi, KUROKI Haru

Naoki Prize-winning author Hamuro Rin's period novel is brought to life on film. It nobly portrays the bond between an upright samurai and his deceased wife amid the backdrop of internal intrigue entangling a fief. At the helm is Kimura Daisaku who i...

Release Date
Sep, 28th, 2018
Chat-lady no kiseki

Chat-lady no kiseki (2018)

Director
KAWAGUCHI Hirofumi
Cast
YOSHIKAWA Tomo, SUZUKI Hiroki, TSUNASHIMA Erika

Using the concept of a live chat, Rail Truck and Chorura no Uta director Kawaguchi Hirofumi helms this love story depicting the encounter between a man and woman that transcends space and time. The heroine is played by idol Yoshikawa Tomo. Mion (Yos...

Release Date
Aug, 18th, 2018
Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Chronicle of the Moon Exploration

Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Chronicle of the Moon Exploration (2019)

Director
YAKUWA Shinnosuke
Cast
MIZUTA Wasabi, OHARA Megumi, KAKAZU Yumi

Thirty-ninth feature film for the 'Doraemon' anime based on the original work by Fujiko F Fujio. Script by Naoki Prize-winning author Tsujimura Mizuki. Doraemon has a big adventure on the moon with Nobita and his pals. A mysterious boy named Luca (v...

Release Date
Mar, 1st, 2019
Whistleblower

Whistleblower (2019)

Director
FUKUZAWA Katsuo
Cast
NOMURA Mansai, KAGAWA Teruyuki

The masterpiece novel by Ikeido Jun, whose standout works include Rikuoh, Downtown Rocket, and the Naoki Hanzawa series, is adapted to film by I'd Rather Be a Shellfish and The Crimes That Bind director Fukuzawa Katsuo. Midsize manufacturer Tokyo Ke...

Release Date
Feb, 1st, 2019
Waiting For Spring

Waiting For Spring (2018)

Director
HIRAKAWA Yuichiro
Cast
TSUCHIYA Tao, KITAMURA Takumi, KOSEKI Yuta

A teen love story adapting Anashin's popular comic of the same name starring Tsuchiya Tao of Policeman and Me and The 8-Year Engagement. In the director's chair is Hirakawa Yuichiro of Until the Break of Dawn and Erased. Lonely Mitsuki (Tsuchiya Tao...

Release Date
Dec, 14th, 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
For Love's SAKE

For Love's SAKE (2018)

Director
SEGI Naoki
Cast
KAWAEI Rina, ONOZUKA Hayato, MIYAJI Mao

Ramen Samurai's Segi Naoki helms this coming-of-age drama about a female college student majoring in science who struggles with love and sake brewing in Higashi Hiroshima's Saijo, one of Japan's top three sake brewery locales. Features the late Osugi...

Release Date
Oct, 20th, 2018

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Way Out, Way In

Way Out, Way In (1970)

Director
OBIMORI Michihiko
Cast
NAMIKAWA Yoko, YANAMI Eiko, NARUSE Akiko

Miho Sakai (Yoko Namikawa) is a daytime student who wonders who occupies her desk during night school hours, and decides to send the student a letter of encouragement. Kenta Namiki (Kozaburo Onogawa), who works at an auto repair shop, finds Miho's l...

Release Date
May, 2nd, 1970
Tokyo Bath Harem

Tokyo Bath Harem (1968)

Director
IDA Motomu
Cast
HAYAMA Ryoji, OKAZAKI Jiro, NIHONYANAGI Toshie

During the eighteenth century one of the many amenities of Japanese life was the public bath. It was a place of conversation and gaiety during the daytime. But at night the scene was different. Many of the bath attendants were girls who had been sold...

Release Date
Jul, 10th, 1968
Burning Desire

Burning Desire (1972)

Director
OHARA Koyu
Cast
OGAWA Setsuko, MAKI Keiko, TAKAMI Yuki

Oshichi (Setsuko Ogawa), the daughter of a green grocer, is only seventeen years old but is known as one of the most beautiful girls in Edo. She is betrothed to Sakubei (Tatsuya Hamaguchi) but does not love him. One day, the whole city is flooded by...

Release Date
Mar, 1st, 1972
Live and Learn

Live and Learn (1971)

Director
YUGE Taro
Cast
YANAMI Eiko, AOYAMA Yoshihiko, HIRAIZUMI Sei

Tetsuko (Eiko Yanami), a high school student, one day, forces Tsuneo, (Kei Wakakura), the brightest boy in her school, to make love to her after school is out and they are caught by the old school janitor. Tsuneo's mother, orders Tetsuko to pay for w...

Release Date
Jan, 27th, 1971