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Currently featuring the official details of more than 6,200 Japanese films in both English and Japanese.

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A Janitor

A Janitor (2020)

Director
SAKAMOTO Yugo
Cast
FUKUSHI Seiji, IMOU Haruka, MAENO Tomoya

Suspense gangster film about the dramatic rescue that happens at a school ripped apart by gang warfare. Helmed by Sakamoto Yugo, who excels at action, suspense and violence. Fukumi (Fukushi Seiji) is a high school janitor whose father was a gangster...

Release Date
Jan, 29th, 2021
Baby Assasins

Baby Assasins (2021)

Director
SAKAMOTO Yugo
Cast
TAKAISHI Akari, IZAWA Saori, MIMOTO Masanori

Chisato and Mahiro, a pair of high school girls who are assassins, have to become "members of society" to disguise their true identities from tomorrow. They are tangled up in society's official business, human relationships, and unreasonable days. On...

Release Date
Jul, 31st, 2021
What She Likes...

What She Likes... (2021)

Director
KUSANO Shogo
Cast
KAMIO Fuju, YAMADA Anna, MAEDA Ohshiro

Jun Ando is a high school boy concealing his homosexuality when he meets Sae Miura, a female classmate and closet Boys' Love (gay) comic book fan. When Jun witnesses her buying a comic book, Sae makes him promise to keep it their little secret. The t...

Release Date
Dec, 3rd, 2021
Brave: Gunjyou senki

Brave: Gunjyou senki (2021)

Director
MOTOHIRO Katsuyuki
Cast
ARATA Mackenyu, MIURA Haruma, YAMAZAKI Hirona

Live-action feature film adaptation of Kasahara Maki's popular comic about high school teens who time travel to the Sengoku Period with their school building in tow. Helmed by Motohiro Katsuyuki of the "Bayside Shakedown" series, which hit a box offi...

Release Date
Mar, 12th, 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
THE MASTER

THE MASTER (2021)

Director
YOKOO Hatsuki
Cast
OHASHI Akira, ABE Megumi, MIYAMOTO Maki

Shizuko, the heiress of the wealthy Makita family, has closed her heart since her parents died in an accident. She lives with her housekeeper, Natsu, in the mansion left to her by her grandfather. One day, Natsu drops a plant pot from the window and ...

Release Date
Sep, 10th, 2021
BARAGAKI UNBROKEN SAMURAI

BARAGAKI UNBROKEN SAMURAI (2019)

Director
HARADA Masato
Cast
OKADA Junichi, SHIBASAKI Ko, SUZUKI Ryohei

Epic period drama based on Shiba Ryotaro's historical novel, helmed and scripted by Harada Masato of Sekigahara and KAKEKOMI. Vividly depicts Shinsengumi vice commander Hijikata Toshizo's life spanning the final days of the Edo period into the Meiji ...

Release Date
Oct, 15th, 2021
Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning

Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning (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. Based on the Tsu...

Release Date
Jun, 4th, 2021

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Emperor Meiji and General Nogi

Emperor Meiji and General Nogi (1959)

Director
KOMORI Kiyoshi
Cast
ARASHI Kanjuro, TAKAKURA Miyuki, HAYASHI Hiroshi

In January 1 904, the situation between Japan and Russia had grown tense. The Emperor Meiji is deeply concerned, for Russia has started to build an invincible fortress at Port Arthur, and the relations between two countries have become strained to br...

Release Date
Nov, 1st, 1959
"Outlaw" Kill!

"Outlaw" Kill! (1969)

Director
OZAWA Keiichi
Cast
WATARI Tetsuya, MATSUBARA Chieko, WADA Koji

Boss Matsunaga (Michitare Mizushima) controls the territory in an industrial city. One day, he is attacked by hoodlums, fights them in self- defense but gets a 7-year prison rap for killing them. He does not know it is a trap set by the Toyukai gang ...

Release Date
Mar, 8th, 1969
Yukionna

Yukionna (1968)

Director
TANAKA Tokuzo
Cast
FUJIMURA Shiho, ISHIHAMA Akira, HASEGAWA Machiko

One of Japan's most beautiful and mysterious legends is that about the Yukionna or snow spirit, a lovely woman, dressed in white, who appears before snowbound travellers and leads them to destruction. This new version of the old story takes place in ...

Release Date
Apr, 20th, 1968
The Reformer

The Reformer (1960)

Director
MATSUO Akinori
Cast
ISHIHARA Yujiro, KITAHARA Mie, KITABAYASHI Tanie

Nitta returns to the Airin Private Reform School where he spent his orphaned and delinquent childhood, as a counsellor. He finds about 30 boys in the school, headed by the rebellious Koji, the pickpocket, Charisuke, Yukiko, a half-black, and Fujio, w...

Release Date
Sep, 21st, 1960