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Earwig and the Witch

Earwig and the Witch (2020)

Director
MIYAZAKI Goro
Cast
TERAJIMA Shinobu, TOYOKAWA Etsushi, HAMADA Gaku

Studio Ghibli's first full 3DCG animation adapts the same-named novel by Diana Wynne Jones, known for Howl's Moving Castle. Official selection for the 73rd Cannes International Film Festival and released in North America and beyond. Ten-year-old Ea...

Release Date
Aug, 27th, 2021
Onoda:10,000 Nights in the Jungle

Onoda:10,000 Nights in the Jungle (2021)

Director
Arthur HARARI
Cast
ENDO Yuya, TSUDA Kanji

Drama about Onoda Hiroo, who didn't know the war had ended and continued his mission as an intelligence officer. In 1944 with the war's end approaching, intelligence trainee Onoda Hiroo (Endo Yuya, Tsuda Kanji) is ordered to wage a guerrilla war on ...

Release Date
Oct, 8th, 2021
1446: An Eternal Minute

1446: An Eternal Minute (2022)

Director
SONE Takeshi
Cast
Michael KEIDA, Awich, MAIGUMA Katsuya

Tokyo, July 2019. Steve is a comedy film director from the US. As fate would have it, he is sent to Japan with the task of making a documentary about 3.11(The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami). After interviewing people on the streets of ...

Release Date
Mar, 4th, 2022
JAKUCHO: An Extraordinary Life of a Japanese Nun (TBC)

JAKUCHO: An Extraordinary Life of a Japanese Nun (TBC) (2022)

Director
NAKAMURA Yu
Cast
SETOUCHI Jakucho

Chronicle of the life of a Japanese Buddhist Jakucho Setouchi also known as award winning novelist, and activist, who passed away in 2021 with 99 years old. Full of touching moments with her treasured words shot and kept for 17 years by her closed TV...

Release Date
May, 27th, 2022
The End of the Pale Hour

The End of the Pale Hour (2021)

Director
MATSUMOTO Hana
Cast
KITAMURA Takumi, KUROSHIMA Yuina, INOUE Yuki

Tokyo, March 2012. a man about to graduate from university is invited to a dull gathering of "winners" who have received job offers from well-known corporations. There he meets a woman. She leaves the party early, and sends him a text: "Drinking with...

Release Date
Dec, 31st, 2021
ITO

ITO (2021)

Director
YOKOHAMA Satoko
Cast
KOMAI Ren, TOYOKAWA Etsushi

Drama about a girl who matures through her experiences playing the Tsugaru shamisen. Directed by Yokohama Satoko, known for Bare Essence of Life. High schooler Ito (Komai Ren) is a misfit with her Tsugaru dialect accent and shy disposition, but she ...

Release Date
Jun, 25th, 2021
Eternally Younger Than Those Idiots

Eternally Younger Than Those Idiots (2020)

Director
YOSHINO Ryohei
Cast
SAKUMA Yui, Nao

The story begins in ordinary days of Horigai, a 22-year-old virgin who is about to graduate and got a job as a social worker. She is spending boring days between her school and apartment with her college graduation coming soon. She meets Inogi at the...

Release Date
Sep, 17th, 2021
The Nighthawk's First Love

The Nighthawk's First Love (2022)

Director
YASUKAWA Yuka
Cast
MATSUI Rena, NAKAJIMA Ayumu

A graduate student Aiko always had a low self-esteem because of a birthmark on her face. She had been focusing on her research without much social life. But her life changed when she got interviewed for a book about people with birthmarks and scars o...

Release Date
Sep, 16th, 2022

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Blind Woman's Curse

Blind Woman's Curse (1970)

Director
ISHII Teruo
Cast
KAJI Meiko, TOKUDA Hoki, SATO Makoto

Akemi (Meiko Kaji), maiden boss of Tokyo's Kanto Tachibana gangster family, is cele- brated for the image of an "ascending dragon" tattooed all over her back, swordsmanship, and valor. She is obligated to kill the boss of the Goda family. Gada's (Bu...

Release Date
Jun, 20th, 1970
With Beauty and Sorrow

With Beauty and Sorrow (1965)

Director
SHINODA Masahiro
Cast
KAGA Mariko, YAMAMURA So, YACHIGUSA Kaoru

This film by the director of Pale Flower and Assassin is the strange story of a young girl and her love affairs with two older people: a well-known married writer, and a famous lady-artist who'd had an affair with him twenty years before. Then the gi...

Release Date
Feb, 28th, 1965
Winged Romance

Winged Romance (1966)

Director
SAITO Buichi
Cast
YOSHINAGA Sayuri, IZUMI Masako, HAMADA Mitsuo

A girl gets a job as an airline stewardess and leaves her sweetheart. On the plane she helps a young man who becomes ill and his grandfather invites her and her friends to a house which turns out to be that of a rich industrialist. It is hoped that s...

Release Date
Feb, 25th, 1966
Blood Vendetta

Blood Vendetta (1971)

Director
NOMURA Takashi
Cast
TAKAHASHI Hideki, IZUMI Masako, NARITA Mikio

Masayoshi (Hideki Takahashi), deputy boss of the Ushio gamblers is forced by circum- stances to kill a leading member of the Ezu, a gang. Masayoshi finds himself in the same jail as Eikichi (Mikio Narita), executive of the Sawada gambling group. But ...

Release Date
Jul, 31st, 1971