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THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES

THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES (2018)

Director
MIKI Koichiro
Cast
FUKUSHI Sota

Road movie adaptation of the bestselling novel by author Arikawa Hiro, whose works "Library Wars" and "Evergreen Love" have already been turned into movies. Evergreen Love and Anonymous Noise director Miki Koichiro depicts the journey of a boy and ca...

Release Date
Oct, 26th, 2018
The Gun

The Gun (2018)

Director
TAKE Masaharu
Cast
MURAKAMI Nijiro, HIROSE Alice, Lily Franky

A film adapting Akutagawa Prize-winning author Nakamura Fuminori's debut work. A young man's life is turned upside down by a dangerous fascination for the handgun he obtains by chance. The top-notch monochromatic visuals effectively render the protag...

Release Date
Nov, 17th, 2018
Show Me the Way to the Station

Show Me the Way to the Station (2019)

Director
HASHIMOTO Naoki
Cast
NIITSU Chise

Film adaptation of a short story by Naoki Prize-winning author Ijuin Shizuka. Direction and adaptation by acclaimed filmmaker Hashimoto Naoki, whose Birthright has been screened at domestic and international film festivals and won the Special Jury Aw...

Release Date
Oct, 18th, 2019
Love At Least

Love At Least (2018)

Director
SEKINE Kosai
Cast
Shuri, SUDA Masaki, NAKA Riisa

Romance film adaptation of the novel from Akutagawa Prizewinning author Motoya Yukiko. Moving depiction of the growing distance between a woman dealing with isolation and a vacuous guy. Feature film debut from video director Sekine Kosai. Yasuko's (...

Release Date
Nov, 9th, 2018
Sadako

Sadako (2019)

Director
NAKATA Hideo
Cast
IKEDA Elaiza, TSUKAMOTO Takashi, SHIMIZU Hiroya

J-Horror's influential "Ring" series returns to its origins. Nakata Hideo spearheads an original team for this film focusing on the black haired vengeful ghost Sadako. Mayu (Ikeda Elaiza) is a counselor who tends to a young girl recently admitted to...

Release Date
May, 24th, 2019
Whale-shaped Dream

Whale-shaped Dream (2018)

Director
FUJIWARA Tomoyuki
Cast
YANO Masato, TAKEDA Rina, OKAMOTO Rei

Blue Gateway of Happiness director Fujiwara Tomoyuki helms this drama. Kujirai Taichi (Yano Masato) has been selected to be the leader of the staff at the Taiji Municipal Whale Museum. Despite enlisting the aid of Shiraishi Yui (Takeda Rina) who cam...

Release Date
Nov, 3rd, 2018
Okko’s Inn

Okko’s Inn (2018)

Director
KOSAKA Kitaro
Cast
KOBAYASHI Seiran, MATSUDA Satsumi, MIZUKI Nana

Theatrical film anime adaptation of a popular piece of children's literature that has sold over 3 million copies in total. Directed by Kosaka Kitaro of NASU: SUMMER IN ANDALUSIA with script by Yoshida Reiko of Lu over the wall. Sixth-grader Okko (K...

Release Date
Sep, 21st, 2018
Heart Treasure

Heart Treasure (2017)

Director
ENOMOTO Sakura
Cast
ENOMOTO Sakura, NAGAYAMA Hiromi, SAKAGAWA Shion

Enomoto Sakura, who appeared in The Good-for-Nothings and The Manga Master, stars in this film adapted from his own original story which also marks his feature-length directorial debut. Playwright and theatre director Murakami Hideki wrote the screen...

Release Date
Sep, 22nd, 2018

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Tokyo Bath Harem

Tokyo Bath Harem (1968)

Director
IDA Motomu
Cast
HAYAMA Ryoji, OKAZAKI Jiro, NIHONYANAGI Toshie

During the eighteenth century one of the many amenities of Japanese life was the public bath. It was a place of conversation and gaiety during the daytime. But at night the scene was different. Many of the bath attendants were girls who had been sold...

Release Date
Jul, 10th, 1968
The Romance Express

The Romance Express (1970)

Director
SEGAWA Masaharu
Cast
Frankie SAKAI, KANAI Katsuko, BAISHO Chieko

Genta Akagaki (Frankie Sakai) works as agent at the Ako City railway station, cared for by Tamako (Chiho Yuki), his younger sister, and Keizo (Kon Omura), her husband. But they can't openly enjoy their married life in front of Genta and want him to m...

Release Date
Jan, 31st, 1970
Internees of Kampili

Internees of Kampili (1960)

Director
HORIUCHI Manao
Cast
OKI Minoru, SUGIURA Naoki, RYU Chishu

In the autumn of 1945, Petty Officer Tadashi Yamaji is among the numerous war crimes suspects facing death on the gallows for maltreatment of Allied women and children interned in camp Kampili. Kampili is located some ten kilometers outside Macassar...

Release Date
Sep, 29th, 1960
Devil’s Temple

Devil’s Temple (1969)

Director
MISUMI Kenji
Cast
KATSU Shintaro, TAKAMINE Hideko, ARATAMA Michiyo

Adapted from the original drama by Junichiro Tanizaki, this is the story of the loves and hates of two men and two women, their strange involvement with one another, and how their searing lust affected their lives. Mumyo Taro (Shintaro Katsu) is a n...

Release Date
May, 31st, 1969