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The Asadas

The Asadas (2020)

Director
NAKANO Ryota
Cast
NINOMIYA Kazunari, TSUMABUKI Satoshi

Family drama based on the true story of photographer Asada Masashi, who garnered attention for his unique "Asada Family!" photo compilation featuring his own family cosplaying. Directed and scripted by Nakano Ryota of Her Love Boils Bathwater. Masas...

Release Date
Oct, 2nd, 2020
Labyrinth of Cinema

Labyrinth of Cinema (2020)

Director
OBAYASHI Nobuhiko
Cast
ATSUGI Takuro, HOSOYAMADA Takahito, HOSODA Yoshihiko

The posthumously released final film directed by Obayashi Nobuhiko, known for I Are you, You Am Me who passed away in 2020. Set in Obayashi's hometown of Onomichi, the film uses multiple genres, from silent movies and talkies, to action and musicals ...

Release Date
Jul, 31st, 2020
Mrs. Noisy

Mrs. Noisy (2019)

Director
AMANO Chihiro
Cast
SHINOHARA Yukiko, OOTAKA Yoko, NAGAO Takuma

In this taut drama, a small argument ignites a confrontation between neighbors whose lives are upturned when they become entangled with social media and the news. This original story by Amano Chihiro was selected to screen in the Japanese Cinema Spla...

Release Date
Dec, 4th, 2020
Hold Me Back

Hold Me Back (2020)

Director
OHKU Akiko
Cast
Non, HAYASHI Kento

Romance about the clumsy love life of a thirty-something woman who thoroughly enjoys being single. Director Ohku Akiko won the Audience Award at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival for Tremble All You Want. Thirty-one year old Mitsuko (Non) l...

Release Date
Dec, 18th, 2020
House of Seasons

House of Seasons (2020)

Director
SAKAMOTO Yoshihiro
Cast
MINAMI Sara, OGATA Naoto, TANAKA Misato

A girl who has stopped attending school gradually blossoms at a support center in this drama directed by Sakamoto Yoshihiro of Pure White. The film stars Minami Sara who won numerous best newcomer awards for Shino Can't Say Her Name. 16-year-old (M...

Release Date
Mar, 20th, 2020
Hagure Idol: Jigoku-hen

Hagure Idol: Jigoku-hen (2020)

Director
SHOJI Tsuyoshi
Cast
HASHIMOTO Rina

An erotic-comedy showcasing the struggles of a pin-up model to survive in the entertainment industry. In the director's chair is Shoji Tsuyoshi who won Best Film at the Shanghai Queer Film Festival 2018 for Old Narcissus. One day, Okinawa native pin...

Release Date
Sep, 12th, 2020
ABOUT AZAMI

ABOUT AZAMI (2020)

Director
KOSHIKAWA Michio
Cast
KOSHINO Ena, OKUNO Eita, MINE Goichi

Koshikawa Michio, who has consistently depicted the sexual affairs between men and women, directs this tender drama about the change of heart experienced by a woman who tries to compensate for her loneliness. Azami (Koshino Ena) ran away from her tr...

Release Date
Oct, 10th, 2020
A Beast in Love

A Beast in Love (2020)

Director
SHIRAISHI Koji
Cast
TANAKA Shunsuke, UNO Shohei

A violent romantic-comedy set in a rural town that is the subject of urban legend. Director Shiraishi Koji, who Impossibility Defense was screened at the 8th Beijing International Film Festival, reboots his previously directed short film into this fe...

Release Date
Nov, 21st, 2020

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Mini-Skirt Lynchers

Mini-Skirt Lynchers (1969)

Director
TANNO Yuji
Cast
OTA Masako, HASEGAWA Teruko, MARI Annu

Teruko's group from Yokohama is in conflict with Rosa's crowd from Hayama who extort money and intimidate young couples. One day Teruko (Teruko Hasegawa) and her girls are arrested for one of Rosa's deeds, but Toshie (Masako Ota), a runaway girl, bea...

Release Date
Jun, 28th, 1969
The Saga of Tanegashima

The Saga of Tanegashima (1968)

Director
MORI Kazuo
Cast
Rick JASON, WAKAO Ayako, FUJIMURA Shiho

In the middle of the 16th-century, a storm drives a large Portuguese sailing ship ashore at Tanegashima, an island in the south ofJapan. There the local lord, Tokiaki meets Captain Pinto and his crew and sees foreign firearms for the first time. Imp...

Release Date
May, 18th, 1968
The Hunter’s Diary

The Hunter’s Diary (1964)

Director
NAKAHIRA Ko
Cast
NAKATANI Noboru, TOGAWA Masako, KITAMURA Kazuo

Honda has a tremendous sex drive but is married to a frigid wife whom he sees only on weekends. During his free time Honda hunts women, and keeps a record of his sexual conquests in a notebook he has entitled - The Hunter's Diary. Suddenly each one o...

Release Date
Apr, 19th, 1964
Under the Roof of Young Tokyo

Under the Roof of Young Tokyo (1963)

Director
SAITO Buichi
Cast
YOSHINAGA Sayuri, YAMAUCHI Ken, HAMADA Mitsuo

The ordinary, middle-class family comprises an aging father, mother, and five brothers and sisters. 19-year-old Michiko and her youngest brother are living with their parents, but two brothers and the elder sister are married and living separately. ...

Release Date
Jul, 14th, 1963