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Seven Days War

Seven Days War (2019)

Director
MURANO Yuta
Cast
KITAMURA Takumi, YOSHINE Kyoko

Feature film animation adaptation of Souda Osamu's same-named novel, which has also been turned into a live-action film starring Miyazawa Rie. Script handled by Ohkouchi Ichirou of the popular series CODE GEASS Lelouch of the Re;surrection and helmed...

Release Date
Dec, 13th, 2019
SOMETHING

SOMETHING (2018)

Director
SHIBATA Keisuke
Cast
OGAWA An, TAKAHASHI Yusuke

Coming-of-age drama helmed by Shibata Keisuke, who garnered numerous honors at domestic film festivals for his short film Hitomazu Susume. Set in a provincial seaside town, the film depicts the halcyon days of an overseas exchange student girl and hi...

Release Date
Jun, 22nd, 2019
BARAGAKI UNBROKEN SAMURAI

BARAGAKI UNBROKEN SAMURAI (2019)

Director
HARADA Masato
Cast
OKADA Junichi, SHIBASAKI Ko, SUZUKI Ryohei

Epic period drama based on Shiba Ryotaro's historical novel, helmed and scripted by Harada Masato of Sekigahara and KAKEKOMI. Vividly depicts Shinsengumi vice commander Hijikata Toshizo's life spanning the final days of the Edo period into the Meiji ...

Release Date
May, 22nd, 2020
The Journalist

The Journalist (2019)

Director
FUJII Michihito
Cast
SHIM Eun-kyung, MATSUZAKA Tori

Inspired by the non-fiction book of the same name by Tokyo Newspaper journalist Mochizuki Isoko, this film is an original story depicting how state authority clashes with news media. Toto Newspaper journalist Yoshioka (Shim Eun-kyung) obtains anonym...

Release Date
Jun, 28th, 2019
BENTO HARASSMENT

BENTO HARASSMENT (2019)

Director
TSUKAMOTO Rempei
Cast
SHINOHARA Ryoko, YOSHINE Kyoko

Heartwarming drama based on an essay by the same title that adapted a popular blog into book format. Directed by Tsukamoto Rempei of 700 Days of Battle: Us vs. the Police. Single mother Mochimaru Kaoru (Shinohara Ryoko) and her daughter Futaba (Yosh...

Release Date
Jun, 28th, 2019
Weathering With You

Weathering With You (2019)

Director
SHINKAI Makoto
Cast
DAIGO Kotaro, MORI Nana

Director Shinkai Makoto's first feature-length animation in three years following your name., the huge hit that topped 25 billion yen in box-office receipts. Set in an era when the weather has gone awry, the lush visuals depict a boy and girl who mak...

Release Date
Jul, 19th, 2019
NINJA DRONES?

NINJA DRONES? (2019)

Director
MOTOKI Katsuhide
Cast
SixTONES, Snow Man, NANIWADANSHI

Film adaptation of the stage play that was conceived and planned with overall direction by Johnny H. Kitagawa, president of the Johnny & Associates talent agency. Musical about the friendships and struggles of kids in juvenile detention. Several fac...

Release Date
Mar, 29th, 2019
LITTLE LOVE SONG

LITTLE LOVE SONG (2019)

Director
HASHIMOTO Kojiro
Cast
SANO Hayato, MORINAGA Yuki, YAMADA Anna

The song "Chiisana Koi no Uta" by the band MONGOL800 becomes the motif for this teen film. At the helm is Hashimoto Kojiro, a student of Somai Shinji and Takita Yojiro, who made his feature-length debut with Orange. In a small town on Okinawa where ...

Release Date
May, 24th, 2019

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Naked Island

Naked Island (1958)

Director
NOMURA Hiromasa
Cast
NAKAYAMA Shoji, KUBOTA Nahoko, NUMATA Yoichi

On board the ship in which Goro lnada a pro-boxer is returning to Japan he falls in love with Ayame, a popular singer. But their happiness is of short durations as the vessel is wrecked. When lnada awakens from the nightmare of shipwreck, he finds h...

Release Date
Jun, 8th, 1958
The Gaijin

The Gaijin (1959)

Director
KATO Bin
Cast
HASEGAWA Kazuo, NAKADA Yasuko, NEGAMI Jun

In 1625 a great Burmese army invaded Siam. At the same time Cambodian forces are also planning an invasion. With his country in dire peril the Siamese king approaches the Japanese settlers in his country and asks for their help. A young Japanese name...

Release Date
May, 1st, 1959
Showdown at Nagasaki

Showdown at Nagasaki (1969)

Director
NOMURA Takashi
Cast
WATARI Tetsuya, MASUDA Hiroko, AOKI Yoshiro

When Keiji Takama (Tetsuya Watari) returns to Nagasaki, he finds many changes. The rights of the entertainment field that had been held by his family have been taken over by the Matsui Group, a new gangster setup. So he becomes head of the Takama Gro...

Release Date
Oct, 18th, 1969
Last-Ditch Glory

Last-Ditch Glory (1961)

Director
INOUE Umetsugu
Cast
HONGO Kojiro, KAWAGUCHI Hiroshi, FUJIMAKI Jun

This is a dynamic story of five young soldiers from diverse walks of life who are thrown together in the final stages of the lmphal Operation in Burma. It is the vivid account of the fears, rivalries, and hates of ordinary men whose love of self is f...

Release Date
Apr, 26th, 1961