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M: Toru Muranishi - Wild Passionate Days

M: Toru Muranishi - Wild Passionate Days (2019)

Director
KATASHIMA Ikki
Cast
MURANISHI Toru

A documentary detailing the glories and failures, creation and destruction of Muranishi Toru, known as the "King of Porn". The summer of 1996 in Hokkaido, Muranishi dares to carry out the simultaneous filming of a straight-to-video movie for the wor...

Release Date
Nov, 30th, 2019
The Manga Master

The Manga Master (2018)

Director
OKI Moe
Cast
Issey OGATA, SHINOHARA Tomoe

Biopic about the life of Kitazawa Rakuten, who laid the foundation for the Japanese manga industry. Stars Issey Ogata, known for his role in Silence. In 1943, the elderly Rakuten (Ogata) was called to the censorship bureau in the Home Ministry. When...

Release Date
Nov, 30th, 2019
Family Bond

Family Bond (2019)

Director
GONNO Hajime
Cast
NAGABUCHI Tsuyoshi, IIJIMA Naoko, YAMAGUCHI Mayu

Musician Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi returns to the screen after twenty years in this drama. At the helm is Gonno Hajime who has worked numerous television series and films, in addition to putting his skills to use in the "Partners" series. Master carpenter ...

Release Date
Jan, 17th, 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
THE WITNESS

THE WITNESS (2019)

Director
MORI Junichi
Cast
YOSHIOKA Riho, TAKASUGI Mahiro

A thriller remaking the 2011 Korean film Blind to also take into account the nature of Japanese society. Mori Junichi of the "Little Forest" series directs. Once an outstanding policewoman, Hamanaka Natsume (Yoshioka Riho) is in the pit of despair a...

Release Date
Sep, 20th, 2019
Violet Evergarden : the Movie

Violet Evergarden : the Movie (2020)

Director
ISHIDATE Taichi
Cast
ISHIKAWA Yui, NAMIKAWA Daisuke

Akatsuki Kana's novel is adapted to screen by Kyoto Animation. The animated film delicately portrays a young girl without emotions who, through a proxy letter writing service, comes to understand the true meaning of the words told to her by someone s...

Release Date
Sep, 18th, 2020
HOWLING VILLAGE

HOWLING VILLAGE (2020)

Director
SHIMIZU Takashi
Cast
MIYOSHI Ayaka

Horror film about the bloodcurdling terror of Inunaki Village, which is said to lie beyond the haunted Old Inunaki Tunnel. Directed by Shimizu Takashi of Ju-on The Grudge. Bizarre events transpire around clinical psychologist Morita Kanade (Miyoshi ...

Release Date
Feb, 7th, 2020
One Piece: Stampede

One Piece: Stampede (2019)

Director
OOTSUKA Takashi
Cast
TANAKA Mayumi, NAKAI Kazuya, OKAMURA Akemi

The fourteenth "One Piece" theatrical film commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the television anime series. The original author, Oda Eiichiro, supervises while Ootsuka Takashi of the "Pretty Cure All Stars DX" series writes and directs. Luffy ...

Release Date
Aug, 9th, 2019

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Farewell, My Beloved

Farewell, My Beloved (1969)

Director
OBA Hideo
Cast
FUNAKI Kazuo, OZORA Mayumi, OGATA Ken

During the early days of the war a young student, Makito (Kazuo Funaki), falls in love with Yuko (Mayumi Ozora), the widow of a naval officer. She, however, is living with the memories of her husband and it is her younger sister, Yumiko (Nana Ozaki),...

Release Date
Feb, 21st, 1969
The Black Challenger

The Black Challenger (1965)

Director
NAKAHIRA Ko
Cast
KOBAYASHI Akira, SUZUKI Yasushi, HIROSE Misa

Two bodies are found in Bangkok. One is an American Interpol agent; the other an unknown Japanese. The Japanese Interpol agent goes to Tokyo and there meets a beautiful stripteaser who seems to be involved in the Bangkok affair. He discovers that the...

Release Date
Nov, 13th, 1965
Tora-san’s Runaway

Tora-san’s Runaway (1970)

Director
YAMADA Yoji
Cast
ATSUMI Kiyoshi, BAISHO Chieko, MORIKAWA Shin

Tora-san (Kiyoshi Atsumi), a good-natured street vendor, dreams that his uncle (Shin Morikawa) is seriously ill and hurries back to his native town. He is shocked to find his uncle in bed with a doctor (Tatsuo Matsumoto) at his side and calls for the...

Release Date
Aug, 26th, 1970
The Endless Desire

The Endless Desire (1958)

Director
IMAMURA Shohei
Cast
NAGATO Hiroyuki, NAKAHARA Sanae, WATANABE Misako

During the last days of the war, a certain Lieutenant Hashimoto buried morphia, valued at 60 million yen. On August 15th 1957, five persons met to discuss the recovery of the drug, but there was one more than the three with whom the lieutenant agree...

Release Date
Nov, 18th, 1958