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BD~AKECHI DETECTIVE OFFICE~

BD~AKECHI DETECTIVE OFFICE~ (2018)

Director
NAGURA Ryosuke
Cast
OZAWA Ren, TERASAKA Raiga, MAEDA Nozomi

Mystery novel superstar Edogawa Rampo's "juvenile detective duo" series is the basis for this teen mystery. A famed detective's assistants follow the mystery of the inexplicable kidnapping of a high school girl in an unspecific time period of Japan. ...

Release Date
Oct, 12th, 2018
PERFECT WORLD

PERFECT WORLD (2018)

Director
SHIBAYAMA Kenji
Cast
IWATA Takanori, SUGISAKI Hana

The live-action adaptation of Aruga Rie's similarly titled manga depicting the romance between a protagonist left handicapped by an accident and the heroine who cares deeply for him. In the director's chair is Shibayama Kenji of Nagareboshi ga Kienai...

Release Date
Oct, 5th, 2018
A SONG FROM HOME

A SONG FROM HOME (2018)

Director
NAKAE Yuji
Cast
Futaba Town in Fukushima's people, YO Kimiko, EMOTO Akira

Nakae Yuji of Nabbie's Love directs this documentary about people from Futaba Town in Fukushima Prefecture and the traditional 'bon-uta' dance that they have protected. Futaba Town was devastated by the Great East Japan Disaster, and in 2015 the town...

Release Date
Feb, 15th, 2019
AIRCRAFT CARRIER IBUKI

AIRCRAFT CARRIER IBUKI (2019)

Director
WAKAMATSU Setsuro
Cast
NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi, SASAKI Kuranosuke, SATO Koichi

Based on a best comic book by Kaiji Kawaguchi, an epic action movie has finally become a live action starring Hidetoshi Nishijima and Kuranosuke Sasaki.
In the year 20XX, sudden fire by unidentified 20 fishing boats in the southern sea has been repor...

Release Date
May, 24th, 2019
Love At Least

Love At Least (2018)

Director
SEKINE Kosai
Cast
Shuri, SUDA Masaki, NAKA Riisa

Romance film adaptation of the novel from Akutagawa Prizewinning author Motoya Yukiko. Moving depiction of the growing distance between a woman dealing with isolation and a vacuous guy. Feature film debut from video director Sekine Kosai. Yasuko's (...

Release Date
Nov, 9th, 2018
RUN! T HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CLUB

RUN! T HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CLUB (2018)

Director
FURUSAWA Takeshi
Cast
SHISON Jun, SANO Hayato, HAYAMI Akari

Teen drama live-action adaptation of the same-named novel by Matsuzaki Hiroshi. Refreshing portrayal of a frustrated high school boy who grows up and nurtures friendships through basketball and the pals at his new school. Tadokoro Yoichi (Shison Ju...

Release Date
Nov, 3rd, 2018
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us (2018)

Director
YAJIMA Tetsuo
Cast
MATSUMOTO Rika, OTANI Ikue

The 21st theatrical film for the "Pocket Monster" series. The involvement of young talent in the production team, including the director, gives birth to a completely new Pokémon film. Each year the Wind Festival is held in Fura City, where people l...

Release Date
Jul, 13th, 2018
Black Maiden - Chapter Q

Black Maiden - Chapter Q (2019)

Director
SATO Sakichi
Cast
ASAKAWA Nana, KITA Kana, MITSUYA Yoko

Sakichi Sato became a world-renowned creator after writing the script for Takashi Miike's "GOZU", which was positively received at the Cannes Film Festival. Now he is unleashing a new horror icon, "OTAFUKU SAMA". Mei has grown up in an orphanage, bu...

Release Date
May, 21st, 2019

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SEVEN SAMURAI

SEVEN SAMURAI (1954)

Director
KUROSAWA Akira
Cast
MIFUNE Toshiro, SHIMURA Takashi, KIMURA Isao

The masterpiece samurai period film by master filmmaker Kurosawa Akira. Upon painstaking research into the period, Kurosawa employed multiple cameras to simultaneously capture the unfolding true-to-life battles. The film captured the Silver Lion at t...

Release Date
Apr, 26th, 1954
I’ll Never Cry!

I’ll Never Cry! (1966)

Director
YOSHIDA Kenji
Cast
IZUMI Masako, YAMAUCHI Ken, ASHIKAWA Izumi

Sanae is released from the home for juvenile delinquents and goes to work in the home of a prominent lawyer. She hates it and does everything wrong, but what she particularly dislikes is the lawyer's sullen son, a boy crippled since infancy by polio....

Release Date
Oct, 29th, 1966
Pale Flower

Pale Flower (1964)

Director
SHINODA Masahiro
Cast
IKEBE Ryo, KAGA Mariko, FUJIKI Takashi

After three years in prison Muraki meets Saeko at a gambling den to whom he becomes attracted because of her nonchalant air and unconcern over her losses. However, Saeko shows interest in Yo, a part-Chinese killer who is also a drug addict. While Mu...

Release Date
Mar, 1st, 1964
The Night of the Honeymoon

The Night of the Honeymoon (1964)

Director
INOUE Umetsugu
Cast
WAKAO Ayako, TAKAHASHI Masaya, KAWAZU Yusuke

A young couple start on their honeymoon. There is nothing to mar the girl's happiness as she sits beside the man she loves and respects. As night falls her heart is divided between expectation and fear, for tomorrow she will really be a wife. Yet, de...

Release Date
Oct, 3rd, 1964