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PARADISE NEXT

PARADISE NEXT (2019)

Director
HANNO Yoshihiro
Cast
TSUMABUKI Satoshi, TOYOKAWA Etsushi, Nikki HSIEH

Noir suspense shot entirely in Taiwan by Hanno Yoshihiro, who has scored soundtracks for films by Hou Hsaio-Hsien and Jia Zhangke. Co-stars Tsumabuki Satoshi and Toyokawa Etsushi with theme song by Sakamoto Ryuichi. Wisecracking Makino (Tsumabuki) s...

Release Date
Jul, 27th, 2019
The Garden Apartment

The Garden Apartment (2017)

Director
ISHIHARA Umi
Cast
SHINOMIYA Yukari, SUZUMURA Yu, TAKESHITA Kaori

Feature film debut for Ishihara Umi, who makes video works in Japan and abroad using the name UMMMI. Depicts a night in Tokyo as experienced by a young couple and a single middle-aged woman. Official selection for the Bright Future Main Programme in ...

Release Date
Jun, 7th, 2019
SAINT☆YOUNG MEN 2nd Century

SAINT☆YOUNG MEN 2nd Century (2019)

Director
FUKUDA Yuichi
Cast
MATSUYAMA Kenichi, SOMETANI Shota

Sequel in the live-action series based on Nakamura Hikaru's gag manga, directed by Fukuda Yuichi of the "HK: Forbidden Super Hero" and "Gintama" series. Yamada Takayuki is a familiar face in Fukuda's films and reprises his role as producer, with Mats...

Release Date
Jun, 6th, 2019
Black Maiden - Chapter A

Black Maiden - Chapter A (2019)

Director
SATO Sakichi
Cast
ASAKAWA Nana, KITA Kana, MITSUYA Yoko

Sato Sakichi, a screenwriter known for Mahjong Hourouki 2020 among others, directs his own original script for a two-part horror story. This final installment reveals the answer to the riddle depicted in Black Maiden - Chapter Q. Spurred on by Rana ...

Release Date
Aug, 16th, 2019
Black Maiden - Chapter Q

Black Maiden - Chapter Q (2019)

Director
SATO Sakichi
Cast
ASAKAWA Nana, KITA Kana, MITSUYA Yoko

Sato Sakichi, a screenwriter known for Mahjong Hourouki 2020 among others, directs his own original script for a two-part horror story. This first installment depicts the terror encircling girls who are both orphans. Mei (Asakawa Nana), who was rais...

Release Date
May, 31st, 2019
MUGEN FOUNDATION

MUGEN FOUNDATION (2018)

Director
OSAKI Akira
Cast
MINAMI Sara, NISHIYAMA Cosame, HARA Nanoka

Coming-of-age film about teenage girls created with improvised performances and inspired by singer/songwriter Nishiyama Cosame's song "Mirai e." Won two awards at MOOSIC LAB 2018, the film festival where cutting-edge filmmakers collaborate with music...

Release Date
Aug, 24th, 2019
Lust in a Karaoke Box

Lust in a Karaoke Box (2018)

Director
TAMADA Shinya
Cast
YAMASHINA Keita, KONDO Tsuyoshi, KINOSHITA Takahiro

Playwright-cum-theater director Tamada Shinya adapts his same-named stage production for film. Features guest performances by Taiga of Pumpkin and Mayonnaise and Murakami Nijiro of MUKOKU alongside the cast from the theatrical production. Captures th...

Release Date
Apr, 27th, 2019
SPECIAL ACTORS

SPECIAL ACTORS (2019)

Director
UEDA Shinichiro
Cast
OSAWA Kazuto, KONO Hiroki, FUJI Takuya

One Cut of the Dead director Ueda Shinichiro takes a concept he has been incubating for many years and casts 15 unknown actors through auditions for this multiple protagonist film resulting from his original script. It was the seventh project produce...

Release Date
Oct, 18th, 2019

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Dawn of Judo

Dawn of Judo (1970)

Director
WATANABE Kunio
Cast
TAKEWAKI Muga, TAKAHASHI Koji, OZAKI Nana

Shogoro Yano (Koji Takahashi) attempts to reform Jujitsu, the traditional martial art, by harmonizing technique with theory. So he opens Kodokan, an exercise-hall, where he teaches his followers Judo of his own doctrine and forbids them to fight thos...

Release Date
Jul, 25th, 1970
Mata au hi made

Mata au hi made (1950)

Director
IMAI Tadashi
Cast
KUGA Yoshiko, OKADA Eiji, TAKIZAWA Osamu

Release Date
Mar, 21st, 1950
The Echo of Love

The Echo of Love (1959)

Director
USHIHARA Yoichi
Cast
ISHIHARA Yujiro, KITAHARA Miye, KANEKO Nobuo

This is the first melodrama for popular action star Yujiro Ishihara. Mountain photographer Jiro Makito narrowly escapes death in an avalanche. When Tsuzuko with whom Jiro's brother lchiro is in love visits him in hospital she asks him whether she sh...

Release Date
May, 31st, 1959
The Return of the Filthy Seven

The Return of the Filthy Seven (1967)

Director
EZAKI Mio
Cast
TANBA Tetsuro, SHISHIDO Joe, OKADA Masumi

The Filthy Seven - Kido, Katayama, Henmi, Serizawa, Tetsu, Naojiro, Joe -- get together again after being sprung from jail and their first job is to rob a big gang boss, Oguro, when he picks up the enormous sum he plans to rob from the local horse-ra...

Release Date
Oct, 21st, 1967