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Ora, Ora Be Goin' Alone

Ora, Ora Be Goin' Alone (2020)

Director
OKITA Shuichi
Cast
TANAKA Yuko, AOI Yu

Feature film adaptation of Wakatake Chisako's same-named novel, which won both the Akutagawa and Bungei Prizes. Director Okita Shuichi has garnered numerous festival honors for films including The Chef of South Polar and Mori, The Artist's Habitat. ...

Release Date
Nov, 6th, 2020
Hope

Hope (2020)

Director
TSUTSUMI Yukihiko
Cast
TSUTSUMI Shinichi, ISHIDA Yuriko, OKADA Kenshi

An adaptation of popular writer Shizukui Shuusuke's novel of the same name scripted by Okudera Satoko of Rebirth. The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps director, Tsutsumi Yukihiko, explores the theme of a family's extreme love in this suspense-thriller....

Release Date
Oct, 9th, 2020
Mrs. Noisy

Mrs. Noisy (2019)

Director
AMANO Chihiro
Cast
SHINOHARA Yukiko, OOTAKA Yoko, NAGAO Takuma

In this taut drama, a small argument ignites a confrontation between neighbors whose lives are upturned when they become entangled with social media and the news. This original story by Amano Chihiro was selected to screen in the Japanese Cinema Spla...

Release Date
Dec, 4th, 2020
CUBE

CUBE (2021)

Director
SHIMIZU Yasuhiko
Cast
SUDA Masaki, Anne WATANABE

They awake to find themselves within a mysterious structure: the Cube... Six men and women have been abruptly trapped inside: an engineer, an NPO employee, a part-time worker, a junior high student, a mechanic, and a company director. They share no ...

Release Date
Oct, 22nd, 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
100 Nichikan Ikita Wani (TBD)

100 Nichikan Ikita Wani (TBD) (2021)

Director
UEDA Shinichiro, FUKUDA Miyuki
Cast
KAMIKI Ryunosuke, NAKAMURA Tomoya, KIMURA Subaru

In March, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, a crocodile, Wani, is nowhere to be found at the cherry blossom viewing that everyone had promised to attend. On the way to pick him up on a motorcycle, his best friend, Nezumi sends a photo of th...

Release Date
May, 28th, 2021
Ura Aka: L'Aventure

Ura Aka: L'Aventure (2020)

Director
KATO Takuya
Cast
TAKIUCHI Kumi, Fūju Kamio

Feature film directorial debut for Kato Takuya, who worked as assistant director for Kimura Daisaku and Furuhata Yasuo. Uses the topic of secret social media accounts to deal with the desires and frustrations of people today. Fashion boutique manage...

Release Date
Apr, 2nd, 2021
Beautiful dreamer

Beautiful dreamer (2020)

Director
MOTOHIRO Katsuyuki
Cast
OGAWA Sara, FUJITANI Riko, KAMIO Fuju

The first work from Cinema Lab, an experimental film label touting the stature of the film director. Motohiro Katsuyuki, who has been involved with many hit films, adapts to live-action Oshii Mamoru's original concept for "Yume Miruhito". The film de...

Release Date
Nov, 6th, 2020

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The Magoichi Saga

The Magoichi Saga (1969)

Director
MISUMI Kenji
Cast
NAKAMURA Kinnosuke, KURIHARA Komaki, HONGO Kojiro

During the civil wars Lord Nobunaga Oda (Shintaro Katsu) finally gains control over almost the entire country. But there are still many watching for a chance to overthrow him. So Magoichi Saika (Kinnosuke Nakamura) and his 3000 gunners are made much...

Release Date
Nov, 1st, 1969
Quiet Dawn in the Front

Quiet Dawn in the Front (1960)

Director
KOMORI Kiyoshi
Cast
AMACHI Shigeru, Elise RICHTER, S. P. Ghandi

Release Date
Sep, 5th, 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
Castle of Sand

Castle of Sand (1974)

Director
NOMURA Yoshitaro
Cast
TANBA Tetsuro, KATO Go, MORITA Kensaku

A man of about 60 is found murdered in the yard of a railway station in Tokyo. Two detectives are assigned: Imanishi and Yoshimura. The victim is Miki, a retired policeman in Shimane Prefecture near the Japan Sea. Miki had been a model policeman for...

Release Date
Oct, 19th, 1974