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BELOVED NORA

BELOVED NORA (2017)

Director: TAJIRI Yuji
Cast: MIZUSAWA Shingo, OSHIMA Hako, MORIYA Fumio

Inspired by novelist Uchida Hyakken's 'Noraya', this drama depicts the connection between cats and humans. Veteran director, Tajiri Yuji of Broken Pieces helms. Tsukumo Sakumi (Mizusawa Shingo) is an undistinguished screenwriter who discovers a stra...

Release Date: Nov, 18th, 2017

THE LIES SHE LOVED

THE LIES SHE LOVED (2018)

Director: NAKAE Kazuhito
Cast: NAGASAWA Masami, TAKAHASHI Issey

A love story realized from a grand prize-winning treatment at the Tsutaya Creator's Program 2015 which is held to uncover new talent. It is directed by Nakae Kazuhito, the project presenter and also a commercial creator. Yukari (Nagasawa Masami) has...

Release Date: Jan, 20th, 2018

Punksamurai Slash Down

Punksamurai Slash Down (2018)

Director: ISHII Gakuryu
Cast: AYANO Go, KITAGAWA Keiko, HIGASHIDE Masahiro

Live-action film adaption Akutagawa Prize-winning author Machida Kouユs same-named period novel with direction by BITTER HONEY's Ishii Gakuryu. Screenplay by Kudo Kankuro of TOO YOUNG TO DIE!. It's a random day on a random thoroughfare, and masterles...

Release Date: Jun, 30th, 2018

OVER DRIVE

OVER DRIVE (2018)

Director: HASUMI Eiichiro
Cast: HIGASHIDE Masahiro, ARATA Mackenyu, MORIKAWA Aoi

The SCRS (Seiko Cup Rally Series), a top-category domestic race fiercely competed by young drivers, is the stepping stone to the WRC (World Rally Champion), the world's most prestigious competition. The rivalry between Spica Racing Factory and Sigma ...

Release Date: Jun, 1st, 2018

GHOST SQUAD

GHOST SQUAD (2017)

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

The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine

The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine (2017)

Director: ZEZE Takahisa
Cast: KIRYU Mai, HIGASHIDE Masahiro, Kanichiro

Ensemble production about commoners living through the chaos of the post-war crash and Great Kanto Earthquake as they search for meaning in their lives. Directed by the brilliant Zeza Takahisa of Heaven's Story. The story takes place in the outskirt...

Release Date: Jul, 7th, 2018

Reon

Reon (2018)

Director: TSUKAMOTO Rempei
Cast: JIYOUNG, TAKENAKA Naoto, OMASA Aya

Comedy film adaptation of the same-named comic by Okura Kaori and Kiyoshi Tomohide. Directed by Tsukamoto Rempei of 700 Days of Battle: Us vs. the Police. Script by Yoshida Erika of No Longer Heroine. Feature film acting debut for Jiyoung, who is fro...

Release Date: Feb, 24th, 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

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Scorching Sand

Scorching Sand (1960)

Director: MIZUHO Shunkai

Cast: MITAMURA Hajime, FUJIMAKI Jun, ISHII Ryuichi

The main streets of Tokyo are crowded with zigzagging leftist demonstrators shouting "Resistance to Rearmament," "Down with the Government" etc. One night, four young men, total strangers to each other, and living an insecure adolescence, like the ...

Release Date:Jul, 24th, 1960

Tora-san’s Love Call

Tora-san’s Love Call (1971)

Director: YAMADA Yoji

Cast: ATSUMI Kiyoshi, BAISHO Chieko, IKEUCHI Junko

There is still a corner of Tokyo, where the sky seems bluer, the air purer and the streets quieter. This is Shibamata, the home of Torajiro Kuruma (Kiyoshi Atsumi), known as Tora-san, an itinerant street vendor. Tora-san has been wandering since he ...

Release Date:Dec, 29th, 1971

The Gun Like Lightning

The Gun Like Lightning (1960)

Director: NOGUCHI Hiroshi

Cast: AKAGI Keiichiro, ASAOKA Ruriko, NITANI Hideaki

Sadao, is saved from death at the hands of Goro, a killer belonging to a rival gang by Joji just released from prison who has resolved to turn over a new leaf. He has returned, however, because of Keiko, his sweetheart, who he now finds is engaged to...

Release Date:May, 14th, 1960

Zatoichi and the Doomed Man

Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965)

Director: MORI Kazuo

Cast: KATSU Shintaro, FUJIYAMA Kambi, TAKI Eiko

This continues the extremely popular series of pictures about the blind masseur, Zatoichi, who is also one of the most skillful swordsmen in Japan. Here he is again helping the poor and weak and punishing the rich and powerful. While in prison-for be...

Release Date:Sep, 18th, 1965