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UNTITLED HIDEO NAKATA PROJECT

UNTITLED HIDEO NAKATA PROJECT (2022)

Director
NAKATA Hideo
Cast
AIBA Masaki, MATSUMOTO Honoka, EGUCHI Noriko

A next-generation horror film by the master of Japanese horror, Hideo Nakata, who brought us countless hits such as The Ring, the quintessential J-horror film that saw a remake in Hollywood, and Stigmatized Properties, the number one box office horro...

Release Date
Sep, 30th, 2022
OFFBEAT COPS

OFFBEAT COPS (2022)

Director
UCHIDA Eiji
Cast
ABE Hiroshi, SEINO Nana, ISOMURA Hayato

Naruse, a workaholic detective working on homicide cases, is strict with his subordinates and violent in his detection. As a result, he is shunted off to the brass band of the police PR department which is on the brink of closure. Though reluctant at...

Release Date
Aug, 26th, 2022
Alivehoon

Alivehoon (2022)

Director
SHIMOYAMA Ten
Cast
NOMURA Shuhei, YOSHIKAWA Ai, JINNAI Takanori

A drift team on the verge of shutting down scouts out Koichi Oba, a shy, introverted gamer who is incredibly talented at Esport driving games. Koichi demonstrates his mastery in a real car, but he is up against professional drivers who challenge him ...

Release Date
Jun, 10th, 2022
Tales of the Undeparted

Tales of the Undeparted (2021)

Director
General Director: ITOSO Kenji, YAMADA Masafumi, TORII Yasutake
Cast
OMORI Maho, OGURI Yui, GYOTEN Yurina

Scary stories offered up for entertainment by members of the AKB48 idol group. Eight AKB48 members sit in a circle and tell each other about scary happenings in a send up to unexplained events, mysterious worlds, and paranormal phenomena. The documen...

Release Date
Sep, 10th, 2021
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Collision

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Collision (2022)

Director
TADA Shunsuke
Cast
MIYANO Mamoru, SUZUMURA Kenichi

Caught in a 150-year-long war, interstellar nations reach the pinnacle of strategic combat at the hands of two genius leaders. Reinhard von Lohengramm of the Galactic Empire, and Yang Wen-li of the Free Planets Alliance lead the charge from opposing ...

Release Date
Mar, 4th, 2022
THE PASS: LAST DAYS OF THE SAMURAI

THE PASS: LAST DAYS OF THE SAMURAI (2020)

Director
KOIZUMI Takashi
Cast
YAKUSHO Koji, MATSU Takako, NAKADAI Tatsuya

First film adaptation of Shiba Ryotaro's famed work "Touge" about the heroic Kawai Tsugunosuke, known as the "last samurai." Direction and screenplay by Koizumi Takashi, who worked as assistant director on numerous Kurosawa Akira films. In 1867 as t...

Release Date
Jun, 17th, 2022
TOMBI: Father and Son

TOMBI: Father and Son (2022)

Director
ZEZE Takahisa
Cast
ABE Hiroshi, KITAMURA Takumi, Anne

Yasu and Misako are warm loving parents who savor each day watching their son, Akira grow. But the familial bliss is upended by the tragic, leaving Akira in the clumsy care of his dad.....

Release Date
Apr, 8th, 2022
Soul At Twenty

Soul At Twenty (2022)

Director
AKIYAMA Jun
Cast
KAMIO Fuju, SATO Koichi

Taigi Asano (Fuju Kamio), a member of the brass band club of Funabashi Municipal High School. His part, trombone. As a cheerful, kind and passionate young male, Taigi always uplifted the hearts of those around him. Along with his reliable club mates ...

Release Date
May, 27th, 2022

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One Hundred Gamblers

One Hundred Gamblers (1969)

Director
NOMURA Takashi
Cast
TAKAHASHI Hideki, IZUMI Masako, SHISHIDO Joe

The world of bosses is dying out but it was once a unique and powerful institution. This story is about Boss' Murai (Kanjura Arashi), the most powerful man in Wakamatsu, Northern Kyushu. When Murai retires, he divides his territory between Eta (Taka...

Release Date
May, 14th, 1969
A Man with a Dragon Tattoo

A Man with a Dragon Tattoo (1962)

Director
MASUDA Toshio
Cast
ISHIHARA Yujiro, ASAOKA Ruriko, IWASAKI Kaneko

At the turn of the century, Kyushu in Southern Japan, has begun to enjoy a wave of prosperity due to the trade with China. All sorts of people are attracted to Kyushu including Tamai Kingoro, fresh from the country who joins the Hamao group of longs...

Release Date
Dec, 26th, 1962
High Teen

High Teen (1959)

Director
INOUE Kazuo
Cast
SADA Keiji, KUWANO Miyuki, MIKAMI Shinichiro

Terasaki, the new history teacher at the Senior High School, finds encouragement in the words of his Principal. "There are no bad children in this world. Some may be hard to handle but a teacher should never lose courage … never give up." But when p...

Release Date
May, 26th, 1959
Fresh Leaves

Fresh Leaves (1962)

Director
NISHIKAWA Katsumi
Cast
ISHIHARA Yujiro, ASAOKA Ruriko, YOSHINAGA Sayuri

The small town in Southern Japan, blessed with azure skies and emerald sea, is also proud of its Girls' High School and the bright eyed girls studying there. Mr. Mazaki, the new mathematics teacher, enters this peaceful scene. Soon almost all the gi...

Release Date
Oct, 6th, 1962