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Step

Step (2020)

Director
IIZUKA Ken
Cast
YAMADA Takayuki, HIROSUE Ryoko, YO Kimiko

Based on the novel by Shigematsu Kiyoshi, who has continued to deal with the subject of family restoration, this drama depicts the ten years over a widowers life as he struggles to raise his young daughter. Iizuka Ken, who works in both film and tele...

Release Date
Jul, 17th, 2020
PORNOGRAPHER: PLAYBACK

PORNOGRAPHER: PLAYBACK (2021)

Director
MIKI Koichiro
Cast
TAKEZAI Terunosuke, IZUKA Kenta

The "Pornographer" manga series about the dictation of erotic literature hits the silver screen after being adapted as a live-action TV drama. Sensitive depiction of the tension and affection between two people who care about each other but fail to c...

Release Date
Feb, 26th, 2021
TAKE OVER ZONE

TAKE OVER ZONE (2019)

Director
YAMASAKI Shimpei
Cast
YOSHINA Ruri, UCHIDA Chika, KAWASE Yohta

Coming-of-age drama with a script that won the 2nd Juvenile Scenario Award. Selected for the Japan Cinema Splash program in the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival, where it won the Tokyo Gemstone Award. Three years ago Sari's (Yoshina Riru) moth...

Release Date
Jul, 31st, 2020
Looking for Magical Doremi

Looking for Magical Doremi (2020)

Director
SATO Junichi, KAMATANI Haruka
Cast
MORIKAWA Aoi, MATSUI Rena, MOMOTA Kanako

Feature film celebrating the 20th anniversary of the girls' anime "Ojamajo Doremi". Cutting-edge director Kamatani Haruka delivers a completely original story with members of the original production, including director Sato Junichi, scriptwriter Kuri...

Release Date
Nov, 13th, 2020
ZERO AS YOU ARE

ZERO AS YOU ARE (2019)

Director
TOKOI Miyuki
Cast
KOBAYASHI Takamasa, YASHIRO Miyuki, NAKAJIMA Jun

A young man, though born as a female, who has constantly felt uncomfortable with his gender is the subject of this documentary which captures over a nine year period his transformation and maturing. In the director's chair is Tokoi Miyuki, who has pr...

Release Date
Jul, 24th, 2020
Around the Edge of the Stand

Around the Edge of the Stand (2020)

Director
JOJO Hideo
Cast
ONO Rina, HIRAI Amon, NISHIMOTO Marin

A National High School Drama Competition award-winning play is adapted to film by Jojo Hideo, who has directed direct-to-video and Pink films. The drama portrays the adolescent makeup of sullen high schoolers seated in the stands of a high school bas...

Release Date
Jul, 24th, 2020
Leaving Home

Leaving Home (2019)

Director
HAYAKAWA Daisuke
Cast
NAGAOKA Tasuku, KOZONO Yu, YANAGI Elisa

This drama about a family is set in a small community along the natural splendor of the Uwa Sea dotted by islands large and small. In the director's chair is Hayakawa Daisuke who is making his feature directing debut with this film. Ten years ago Ke...

Release Date
Jun, 8th, 2020
Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] Ⅲ. spring song

Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] Ⅲ. spring song (2020)

Director
SUDO Tomonori
Cast
SUGIYAMA Noriaki, SHITAYA Noriko, KAWASUMI Ayako

This is the story of an omnipotent container able to grant the wish of anyone who claims it—the Holy Grail. The third as well as the last part of the anime movie series adapted from visual novel game "Fate/stay night". The "Heaven's Feel" series has ...

Release Date
Aug, 15th, 2020

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The Path I Remember

The Path I Remember (1959)

Director
SHIMA Koji
Cast
YAMAMOTO Fujiko, WANAMI Takayoshi, KUROIWA Kaoru

When Saya's parents died several years before she was left with her blind younger brother and sister. Assisted by his sister blind Minoru acquires confidence in himself and shows great talent as a violinist. Minoru has a pen friend named Johan in Vi...

Release Date
May, 27th, 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
The Eagle of Kodokan

The Eagle of Kodokan (1964)

Director
MIZUHO Shunkai
Cast
HONGO Kojiro, TAKADA Miwa, TSUBOUCHI Mikiko

Sanshiro Sugata rescues Shinobu Echigoya from the hands of Jujitsu-men who are employed by a money-lender named Ryosaku Horii, and falls in love with her. Tetsugen Onimaru of the Tanshinkan School finds in Gonzo Sakaki a mysterious martial artist, a...

Release Date
Feb, 1st, 1964
Rebellion of Japan

Rebellion of Japan (1967)

Director
GOSHO Heinosuke
Cast
IWASHITA Shima, NAKAYAMA Jin, KAWABE Kyuzo

In 1936, in the midst of political anxiety and an economic depression, a group of young Army officers attempt a coup d'etat, which misfires but changes the situation in Asia. Believing that unless corrupt military leaders and politicians are wiped ou...

Release Date
Jan, 14th, 1967