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Speak Low

Speak Low (2018)

Director
YAMAMOTO Akira
Cast
OBA Minami, IIDA Kaoru, YAMAZAKI Yohei

Romance helmed by Yamamoto Akira, the assistant director of Our House, an official selection at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. Depicts the emotional distance between a couple visiting the Atami hot springs. Nominated for the First Film ...

Release Date
Mar, 16th, 2019
SHINKALION The Movie (working title)

SHINKALION The Movie (working title) (2019)

Director
IKEZOE Takahiro
Cast
SAKURA Ayane, NUMAKURA Emi, MURAKAEWA Rie

This is the first theatrical film of the popular television anime 'Shinkasen Henkei Robot SHINKALION'. It is directed by Ikezoe Takahiro and the screenplay is by Shimoyama Kento. The JR East Japan prototype train "Alfa-X" debuts as the new Shinkalion...

Release Date
Dec, 27th, 2019
Violence Voyager

Violence Voyager (2018)

Director
Ujicha
Cast
YUKI Aoi, ONO Daisuke

Visual artist Ujicha writes, directs, shoots, and edits this animation in which he also constructed the character figures and drew every image. Winner of the Bronze Audience Award at the 22nd Fantasia International Film Festival, it has been screened...

Release Date
May, 24th, 2019
Ninkyo Gakuen

Ninkyo Gakuen (2019)

Director
KIMURA Hisashi
Cast
NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi, NISHIDA Toshiyuki

Film adaptation of Konno Bin's popular novelized series "Ninkyo" about the hardships experienced by do-gooder yakuza. Helmed by TV drama-veteran Kimura Hisashi, who counts Miike Takashi and Tsutsumi Yukihiko as mentors. The Akimoto-gumi yakuza take...

Release Date
Sep, 27th, 2019
Stolen Identity 2 (working title)

Stolen Identity 2 (working title) (2020)

Director
NAKATA Hideo
Cast
CHIBA Yudai, SHIRAISHI Mai, NARITA Ryo

The follow-up to the hit thriller which ended up earning 1.9 billion yen at the box office. Both director Nakata Hideo and screenwriter Oishi Tetsuya return for this sequel. Based on the second book 'Smartphone wo Otoshita dake nanoni Toraware no Sat...

Release Date
Feb, 21st, 2020
Fortuna's Eye

Fortuna's Eye (2019)

Director
MIKI Takahiro
Cast
KAMIKI Ryunosuke, ARIMURA Kasumi, SHISON Jun

This film adaptation of best-selling author Hyakuta Naoki's novel depicts a young man with a supernatural sight as he defies the fated death of his girlfriend. At the helm is a master of the youth film, Miki Takahiro. Kiyama Shinichiro (Kamiki Ryuno...

Release Date
Feb, 15th, 2019
The Woman Who Keeps A Murderer

The Woman Who Keeps A Murderer (2019)

Director
NAKATA Hideo
Cast
ASUKA Rin, MIZUHASHI Kenji, NEGISHI Toshie

Nakata Hideo, director of the quintessential J-Horror film Ring, adapts the erotic-thriller novel of the same name by Oishi Kei. Four actresses depict with uninhibited eroticism the four personalities of the heroine. Kyoko (Asuka Rin) works at a bis...

Release Date
Apr, 12th, 2019
The World’s “Top” Theater

The World’s “Top” Theater (2017)

Director
SATO Koichi
Cast
INOUE Keiichi, TSUCHII Toshinobu, SATO Yoshihiro

Sato Koichi who served as cinematographer on Silent Revolution and YUKIGUNI coordinated, directed, and shot this documentary. Narration is by actor Osugi Ren who passed away suddenly in 2018. Green House, a cinema in the city of Sakata in Yamagata P...

Release Date
Jan, 5th, 2019

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Living Together

Living Together (1973)

Director
YAMANE Shigeyuki
Cast
YUMI Kaoru, NAKA Masami, OSHIDA Reiko

Kyoko, works for a leading advertising agency, while Jiro is an illustrator. They meet in the street, are attracted to each other and decide to live together. They do not intend to marry; they just want to live together while they are in love. Kamij...

Release Date
Apr, 14th, 1973
Volcano Wind

Volcano Wind (1960)

Director
YAMAZAKI Tokujiro
Cast
KOBAYASHI Akira, ASAOKA Ruriko, SHISHIDO Joe

When a plane crashes near Kagoshima, mystery surrounds the incident when it is found that the remains of the pilot Mitsuhiko are not among the wreckage, nor the sum of fifty million yen which was on board, and the authorities believe that the pilot m...

Release Date
May, 28th, 1960
Forward, Ever Forward

Forward, Ever Forward (1969)

Director
MORIKAWA Tokihisa
Cast
TANAKA Kunie, HASHIMOTO Isao, YAMAMOTO Kei

This is a world of shifting loyalties and conceptions. There is a glaring generation gap, no communication in one's own family, let alone understanding among nations. The days of closely-knit and loving families are gone. The Sato family could be ca...

Release Date
May, 10th, 1969
Their Legacy

Their Legacy (1962)

Director
YOSHIMURA Kozaburo
Cast
YAMAMURA So, WAKAO Ayako, KANO Junko

Heitaro, who had served his firm loyally for 30 years, reaches the retirement age. He has four unmarried daughters and decides to split his retirement allowance he has received from his firm into 500,000 yen for each daughter as a wedding dowry. He c...

Release Date
Jan, 3rd, 1962