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GREEN BULLET

GREEN BULLET (2022)

Director
SAKAMOTO Yugo
Cast
IZUMI Karen, YAMAOKA Miyabi, AMANO Kiki

Six girls participates in the boot camp for assassins as an apprentice. The instructor of the boot camp is the legendary hitman, Kunioka. At first, they repel each other but the girls gradually develop friendship while enduring the hard trainings. ...

Release Date
Aug, 26th, 2022
GHOST BOOK

GHOST BOOK (2022)

Director
YAMAZAKI Takashi
Cast
ARAGAKI Yui, KAMIKI Ryunosuke

Sixth grade elementary school students Kazuki, Taichi, and Sunny have a "wish" they really want to make it come true. The boys pray earnestly with their hands at the shrine. Then, suddenly, the wish-granting "Ghost Book" resonates with them and gives...

Release Date
Jul, 22nd, 2022
Akira and Akira

Akira and Akira (2022)

Director
MIKI Takahiro
Cast
TAKEUCHI Ryoma, YOKOHAMA Ryusei

Akira Yamazaki is a man who has never given up on his ideals despite being tossed about by "fate" such as his father's company going bankrupt and running away at night. As the son of a prominent family, he is promised the position of next president. ...

Release Date
Aug, 26th, 2022
JAKUCHO: An Extraordinary Life of a Japanese Nun (TBC)

JAKUCHO: An Extraordinary Life of a Japanese Nun (TBC) (2022)

Director
NAKAMURA Yu
Cast
SETOUCHI Jakucho

Chronicle of the life of a Japanese Buddhist Jakucho Setouchi also known as award winning novelist, and activist, who passed away in 2021 with 99 years old. Full of touching moments with her treasured words shot and kept for 17 years by her closed TV...

Release Date
May, 27th, 2022
BELLE

BELLE (2021)

Director
HOSODA Mamoru
Cast
NAKAMURA Kaho, SATOH Takeru

Animation director Hosoda Mamoru tells a story of courage and hope set in both the virtual world and reality. High school girl Suzu (Nakamura Kaho) lives in the verdant countryside. She lost her mother in an accident when she was young and lost the ...

Release Date
Jul, 16th, 2021
A Hundred Flowers

A Hundred Flowers (2022)

Director
KAWAMURA Genki
Cast
SUDA Masaki, HARADA Mieko, NAGASAWA Masami

New Year's Eve. Izumi finds his mother Yuriko wandering in a park in the freezing cold. Diagnosed with dementia, her mind quickly begins to fade. Yet, for her son, memories of the mother who raised him on her own feel as vivid as when he lived them. ...

Release Date
Sep, 9th, 2022
KISARAGI STATION

KISARAGI STATION (2022)

Director
NAGAE Jiro
Cast
TSUNEMATSU Yuri, HONDA Miyu

What is Kisaragi Station? Kisaragi Station is a ghost story that first appeared on the internet message board "2channel" in 2004, in the form of a first-person story narrated by the person experiencing it. The storyteller, a girl named "Hasumi", te...

Release Date
Jun, 3rd, 2022
And So The Baton Is Passed

And So The Baton Is Passed (2021)

Director
MAEDA Tetsu
Cast
NAGANO Mei, TANAKA Kei, ISHIHARA Satomi

Director Maeda Tetsu of A Banana? At This Time of Night? adapts to film the identically titled novel which won the Bookstore Grand Prize in 2019. Raised by parents unrelated to her and having changed her last name four times, Yuko (Nagano Mei) lives...

Release Date
Oct, 29th, 2021

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Mission Iron Castle

Mission Iron Castle (1970)

Director
MORI Kazuo
Cast
MATSUKATA Hiroki, MINEGISHI Ryunosuke, HONGO Kojiro

During an era of civil wars when powerful rival war lords competed to rule the land, magician-spies, who came and went swiftly and silently like dark shadows, were used by them to ferret out information about the enemy or to carry out difficult missi...

Release Date
Feb, 7th, 1970
Beauty the Enemy

Beauty the Enemy (1959)

Director
MASUMURA Yasuzo
Cast
SUGIMURA Haruko, YAMAMOTO Fujiko, WAKAO Ayako

Fusa Yoshino's only ambition in life is to care for her ancestral estate on the outskirts of Tokyo. By her first husband she has a lovely daughter name Kikue, while from her deceased second husband she has another daughter, named Keiko, who is just a...

Release Date
Aug, 12th, 1959
The High-Flying Bride

The High-Flying Bride (1959)

Director
BANSHO Yoshiaki
Cast
ARIMA Ineko, TAKAHASHI Teiji, KOYAMA Akiko

Shichibei, proprietor of a dry-goods firm, thrifty and diligent, has one weak spot in his heart…his only granddaughter, Marume, in whose hands he is like putty. Marume wins a scholarship for three-years of study in France. This is, however, rather ...

Release Date
Jan, 1st, 1959
With Beauty and Sorrow

With Beauty and Sorrow (1965)

Director
SHINODA Masahiro
Cast
KAGA Mariko, YAMAMURA So, YACHIGUSA Kaoru

This film by the director of Pale Flower and Assassin is the strange story of a young girl and her love affairs with two older people: a well-known married writer, and a famous lady-artist who'd had an affair with him twenty years before. Then the gi...

Release Date
Feb, 28th, 1965