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Town without Sea

Town without Sea (2020)

Director
IKEDA Elaiza
Cast
KURA Yuki, ISHIUCHI Roi, SAITO Nari

Coming-of-age drama that marks the directorial debut for actress Ikeda Elaiza. Depicts the preciousness of everyday life and the importance of relationships through the lives of young people in Tagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Selected for the 21st J...

Release Date
Dec, 4th, 2020
HOTEL ROYAL

HOTEL ROYAL (2020)

Director
TAKE Masaharu
Cast
Haru, MATSUYAMA Kenichi, YASUDA Ken

This drama adapts a series of novels set within a love hotel into a single story interconnecting the present and the past. At the helm is Take Masaharu who has directed 100 Yen Love and the We Make Antiques series. Masayo (Haru) failed her art schoo...

Release Date
Nov, 13th, 2020
Woderful Paradise

Woderful Paradise (2020)

Director
YAMAMOTO Masashi
Cast
MINAMI Kaho, EMOTO Akira, ITO Seiko

Yamamoto Masashi, who has helmed Robinson's Garden among other imaginative films, directs this black comedy. It depicts a family rapidly getting caught up in unexpected circumstances all because of one post to social media. A bankrupt Sasaya family ...

Release Date
Nov, 20th, 2020
Sad Angels

Sad Angels (2020)

Director
MORIOKA Toshiyuki
Cast
WADA Hitomi, MIZUNO Masaru

Portrayed with audacious sensuality, this drama tells the story of a sorrowfully pure love between a prostitute and a young man who drifted into the red light district. The film is written and directed by Morioka Toshiyuki who has delved into the sex...

Release Date
Aug, 7th, 2020
Tokyo Dragon Chef

Tokyo Dragon Chef (2020)

Director
NISHIMURA Yoshihiro
Cast
MOTOMIYA Yasukaze, YAMAGUCHI Yoshiyuki, OZAWA Kazuyoshi

Unique action film about battling ramen restaurant owners starring actors from the direct-to-video film industry. Directed by Nishimura Yoshihiro, a leading special effects artist for films including Shin Godzilla. Ex-gang members Ryu (Motomiya Yas...

Release Date
Aug, 1st, 2020
KONTORA

KONTORA (2019)

Director
Anshul CHAUHAN
Cast
MARUI Wan, MASE Hidemasa, YAMADA Taichi

The odd meeting between a young girl in search of a mysterious treasure and a homeless man unfolds in monochromatic imagery in this drama. At the helm is Anshul Chauhan, an Indian director presently residing in Japan who garnered attention at domesti...

Release Date
Mar, 20th, 2021
The Cinderella Addiction

The Cinderella Addiction (2021)

Director
WATANABE Ryohei
Cast
TSUCHIYA Tao, TANAKA Kei

Watanabe Ryohei of Shady directed and scripted his project that won the Grand Prix in the Tsutaya Creators' Program Films 2016. This suspense film delves into the mind of a woman who commits a heinous crime that horrifies society. Fukuura Koharu (Ts...

Release Date
Feb, 5th, 2021
Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle (2020)

Director
YAJIMA Tetsuo
Cast
MATSUMOTO Rika, OTANI Ikue

The 23rd release in the "Pocket Monster" film franchise tells a tale of Pokémon and human families. In the director's chair is Yajima Tetsuo. A strict rule has been imposed in the deep jungle of Okoya Forest where Zarude (voice: Nakamura Kankuro) dw...

Release Date
Dec, 25th, 2020

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Strange Triangle

Strange Triangle (1965)

Director
TANAKA Shigeo
Cast
WAKAO Ayako, KAWASAKI Keizo, ENAMI Kyoko

A young man is determined to have as many affairs as possible but not to get married. One of his conquests is of a different mind however. For she is pregnant and so he agrees to live with her. But he misses very much the other younger girl whom he s...

Release Date
Jul, 31st, 1965
Tora-san’s Grand Scheme

Tora-san’s Grand Scheme (1970)

Director
KOBAYASHI Shunichi
Cast
ATSUMI Kiyoshi, BAISHO Chieko, MORIKAWA Shin

Torajiro (Kiyoshi Atsumi), born and raised in a poor family, is racketeer with a wild and untamed nature. After long absence, he returns to his hometown with a lot of money which he has won on the turf. With this money, he wishes to repay his uncle ...

Release Date
Feb, 27th, 1970
Okinawa Interlude

Okinawa Interlude (1959)

Director
HORIUCHI Manao
Cast
OKI Minoru, OKADA Mariko, NAMBARA Shinji

For the first time since the end of the war, a Japanese motion picture group went on location to Okinawa to film "Kairyu", based on a popular magazine serial. The result is a charming landscape of exotic Okinawa in a beautiful widescreen film. The p...

Release Date
Aug, 30th, 1959
A HOUSE OF GEISHA

A HOUSE OF GEISHA (1956)

Director
NARUSE Mikio
Cast
TANAKA Kinuyo, YAMADA Isuzu, TAKAMINE Hideko

Naruse Mikio helmed this adaptation of Koda Aya's same-named novel. Repast and Late Chrysanthemums screenplay writer Tanaka Sumie coauthored the script with Ide Toshiro. Depicts the tragicomedy of women gathered in the Yanagibashi entertainment distr...

Release Date
Nov, 20th, 1956