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Stardust Over the Town

Stardust Over the Town (2020)

Director
SUGIYAMA Taiichi
Cast
TAIHEI Saburo, Lasalle ISHII, KOMIYA Takayasu

A film adaptation of the 25 year long-running, identically titled stage production performed by theatre troupe Hoshikuzu no Kai which was formed by playwright and stage director Mizutani Ryuji. The story depicts the sorrows of an obscure ballad choru...

Release Date
Mar, 6th, 2020
Murders at the House of Death

Murders at the House of Death (2019)

Director
KIMURA Hisashi
Cast
KAMIKI Ryunosuke, HAMABE Minami, NAKAMURA Tomoya

Film adaptation of the debut novel from Imamura Masahiro, renowned as winner of the Honkaku Mystery for Best Fiction. Directed by Kimura Hisashi, a veteran TV drama director. University student Hamura (Kamiki Ryunosuke) gets roped into investigating...

Release Date
Dec, 13th, 2019
Last Ninja - Blue Shadow

Last Ninja - Blue Shadow (2019)

Director
YAMAGUCHI Yoshitaka
Cast
Kanichiro, YUKI Kosei

The second of a two-part ninja action series depicting the elaborate espionage campaign occurring behind the scenes of the 'Toba-Fushimi Battle'. Serving as action director is actor Sakaguchi Taku, who has performed action director duties on many fil...

Release Date
Nov, 15th, 2019
Mishima: The Last Debate

Mishima: The Last Debate (2020)

Director
TOYOSHIMA Keisuke
Cast
MISHIMA Yukio

This documentary captures the full story of the open forum at the University of Tokyo All-Campus Joint Struggle Conference which the uncommon novelist Mishima Yukio took part a year prior to his death. The director is Toyoshima Keisuke, a graduate of...

Release Date
Mar, 20th, 2020
Little Miss Period

Little Miss Period (2019)

Director
SHINADA Shunsuke
Cast
NIKAIDO Fumi, ITOH Sairi

Film adaptation of Koyama Ken's same-named comic that anthropomorphizes menstruation as a pop character and won the Short Work Prize for the 23rd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. Helmed by Shinada Shunsuke, who has directed numerous TV shows. Yoneda Aok...

Release Date
Nov, 8th, 2019
The 47 Rōnin in Debt

The 47 Rōnin in Debt (2019)

Director
NAKAMURA Yoshihiro
Cast
TSUTSUMI Shinichi, OKAMURA Takashi, TSUMABUKI Satoshi

Comedy based on Yamamoto Hirofumi's "Chushingura's Financial Statements" that closely examined Edo-period samurai Oishi Kuranosuke's records of the attack on Kira Kozunosuke. Directed by Nakamura Yoshihiro, who has helmed numerous period works includ...

Release Date
Nov, 22nd, 2019
Runway

Runway (2020)

Director
OBA Norichika
Cast
MIZUKAWA Asami, ASAKA Kodai, YORIKAWA Uta

'Kashu Kassoro', a collection of poetry by the poet Haghihara Shinichiro who died at the age of 32, serves as the basis for this drama. At the helm is Oba Norichika whose Cyclops won the 2018 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival's Cinegar Awa...

Release Date
Nov, 20th, 2020
One Night

One Night (2019)

Director
SHIRAISHI Kazuya
Cast
SATOH Takeru, SUZUKI Ryohei, MATSUOKA Mayu

Feature-film adaptation of the best-known work from the theatre group KAKUTA headed by playwright Kuwabara Yuko, reuniting The Devil's Path scriptwriter Takahashi Izumi with The Blood of Wolves and Sea of Revival director Shiraishi Kazuya. Brings tog...

Release Date
Nov, 8th, 2019

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A Modern Samurai Village

A Modern Samurai Village (1963)

Director
WAKASUGI Mitsuo
Cast
HAMADA Mitsuo, TASHIRO Mirdori, MATSUO Kayo

Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost main island, delights the eyes with its ever-changing scenic beauty......the deep snows of winter, the sudden unfolding of the buds in spring, the fields and cities alive with vivid flowers in summer, and the scarlet ti...

Release Date
Feb, 24th, 1963
Kill the Night Rose

Kill the Night Rose (1966)

Director
MASUDA Toshio
Cast
ISHIHARA Yujiro, ASHIKAWA Izumi, YUMI Kaoru

A young man (Ishihara Yujiro) is employed by a supposedly liberal politician who is anxious for reform. He believes the politician, works hard and helps expose the various schemes of rival politicians. Becoming suspicious, however the young man decid...

Release Date
Jul, 9th, 1966
The Sexploiters

The Sexploiters (1968)

Director
WATANABE Yusuke
Cast
ATSUMI Kiyoshi, NISHIMURA Ko, OSAKA Shiro

Four man, Seki, Yamaguchi, Tsuyuki, and Sakura, are all out for a fast dollar and can think of no better way than putting on a strip-show using the charms and talents of glamorous Mary Harlow. Deciding to take her on one-night stands around the small...

Release Date
May, 15th, 1968
The Long Nose

The Long Nose (1958)

Director
IMAMURA Sadao
Cast

This is the story of Indian elephants; a bull, the leader of a herd of twenty, a cow and a cub. The cub lives happily with its parents, and every morning they go to a river to bathe and return to their jungle for food. But all the leaves and twigs o...

Release Date
May, 14th, 1958