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SUICIDE FOREST VILLAGE

SUICIDE FOREST VILLAGE (2021)

Director
SHIMIZU Takashi
Cast
YAMADA Anna, YAMAGUCHI Mayu

The second horror film in the "terror village" series following Shimizu Takashi's Howling Village, it depicts under the backdrop of Mt. Fuji's dense woodlands a world of madness and chaos brought on by the terror of a cursed box. Once upon a time, a...

Release Date
Feb, 5th, 2021
Rurouni Kenshin: The Final

Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021)

Director
OTOMO Keishi
Cast
SATOH Takeru, TAKEI Emi, EGUCHI Yosuke

Film in the two-part live-action finale to the "Rurouni Kenshin" series based on Watsuki Nobuhiro's swashbuckler comic. Starring Satoh Takeru and helmed by Otomo Keishi, the series has been streamed in over 100 countries worldwide. Depicts Kenshin'...

Release Date
Apr, 23rd, 2021
Shrieking in the Rain

Shrieking in the Rain (2021)

Director
UCHIDA Eiji
Cast
MATSUMOTO Marika, OYAMA Maeko, MOTOLA Serena

At a movie studio in 1988, rookie director Hanako Hayashi is on the set of her directorial debut, the erotic "As Far as Love Will Take Us." She has dreamed of becoming a filmmaker ever since she was little, but is now under heavy pressure from her pr...

Release Date
Dec, 16th, 2021
THE NIGHT BEYOND THE TRICORNERED WINDOW

THE NIGHT BEYOND THE TRICORNERED WINDOW (2020)

Director
MORIGAKI Yukihiro
Cast
OKADA Masaki, SHISON Jun, HIRATE Yurina

Mystery featuring psychic detectives. Directed by Morigaki Yukihiro, whose film Goodbye, Grandpa! was selected for the Japanese Cinema Splash program in the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival. Bookstore employee Mikado Kosuke (Shison Jun) has be...

Release Date
Jan, 22nd, 2021
JUNK HEAD

JUNK HEAD (2021)

Director
HORI Takahide
Cast

Mankind attains longevity through gene manipulation, but finds itself on the road to extinction when the species loses the ability to reproduce. Their clones who rebelled 1,600 years ago are now known as Marigans and rule the bottomless underworld. S...

Release Date
Mar, 26th, 2021
Around the Table

Around the Table (2021)

Director
MATSUMOTO Soushi
Cast
NISHIDA Naomi, ICHIKAWA Miwako, OSHINARI Shugo

Haruko's "family" is a bit different from others. She is a single mother and lives with her son Riku, her friend Meiko and Meiko's boyfriend Sorao. One day, she gets a text from her old friend, Tomoko, asking Haruko to let stay her daughter Yuko duri...

Release Date
Jun, 18th, 2021
HOKUSAI

HOKUSAI (2020)

Director
HASHIMOTO Hajime
Cast
YAGIRA Yuya, TANAKA Min, NAGAYAMA Eita

Life in the Edo Period was oppressive under the shogunate. The artist Katsushika Hokusai practiced his craft during this time and is the focus of this biographical drama directed by Hashimoto Hajime of the Detective in the Bar series. The film depic...

Release Date
May, 28th, 2021
Junretsuger (working title)

Junretsuger (working title) (2021)

Director
BUTSUDA Hiroshi
Cast
GOGAMI Shota, SHIRAKAWA Yujiro, ODAI Ryohei

The middle-age idol group Junretsu sings at public bathhouses all around Japan. They are not just stars for middle-age ladies. They are actually heroes "Junretsuger" who secretly fight with evils to protect the peace of the bathhouse. Recently, ther...

Release Date
Sep, 10th, 2021

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The Killer

The Killer (1971)

Director
EZAKI Mio
Cast
KOBAYASHI Akira, YAMAMOTO Rinichi, GO Eiji

Three professional killers, all interested in the sudden disappearance of gangster Kawashima, go to the newly rising city of Nankai to solve the mystery. Morita (Akira Kobayashi) in a loan outlaw and former leader of a gang, strong-armed Nagai has a ...

Release Date
May, 5th, 1971
The Swishing Sword

The Swishing Sword (1958)

Director
MORI Kazuo
Cast
YAMAMOTO Fujiko, ICHIKAWA Raizo, UMEWAKA Shoji

Rokubei Kagiya, a wealthy merchant in Edo, had been executed seven years before through a false accusation brought by Magistrate Doki and the wealthy merchants Echizenya and Ryogokuya. After obtaining the wealth of Kagiya, they plan to obtain more r...

Release Date
Aug, 5th, 1958
Typhoon Reporter

Typhoon Reporter (1963)

Director
TANAKA Shigeo
Cast
UTSUI Ken, TAMIYA Jiro, KANO Junko

Tamura had been dubbed the Typhoon Reporter, for the topic is never far from his lips. And every time he sees the mammoth neon signs, blinking on and off everywhere under the night sky, each seems like a weapon, always poised to fall on people passi...

Release Date
Jul, 13th, 1963
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