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  • ERICA 38

    ERICA 38 (2018)

    Director
    HIBI Yuichi
    Cast
    ASADA Miyoko, KIKI Kilin

    Kiki Kilin's last film inspired by a true story.. Satoko is over 60-year-old, and makes her living as a cheap con artist. One day a mysterious lady approaches her saying that she is someone special and introduces her a man who gives her a job. She s...

  • Michikusa

    Michikusa (2018)

    Director
    SHISHIDO Daisuke
    Cast

    This documentary follows the daily life of people with severe autism living by themselves. Most individuals with severe developmental disabilities are limited in the places they can reside such as those who live with their parents, and at institution...

  • Siblings of the Cape

    Siblings of the Cape (2018)

    Director
    KATAYAMA Shinzo
    Cast
    MATSUURA Yuya, WADA Misa, KITAYAMA Masayasu

    The debut film by Katayama Shinzo, who has served as assistant director on the films of Bong Joon-ho and Yamashita Nobuhiro, which he wrote, directed and produced. It depicts a brother and sister with disabilities dirtying their hands with prostituti...

  • Things to know before you become a cancer patient

    Things to know before you become a cancer patient (2018)

    Director
    MIYAKE Nagaru
    Cast
    WAKAO Fumihiko, KATSUMATA Noriyuki, YAMAUCHI Hideko

    Miyake Nagaru of "Ultimate land - a year of Iwasaki Onikenbai" and "Traveling by Leaps and Bounds: Portrait of Noh Actor Reijiro Tsumura" directs, shoots, and edits this documentary examining in a variety of angles the subject of cancer which is said...

  • DOCUMENTARY FILM TARO OKAMOTO’S OKINAWA WHAT HE FOUND

    DOCUMENTARY FILM TARO OKAMOTO’S OKINAWA WHAT HE FOUND (2018)

    Director
    KATSURAYAMA Yoshihisa
    Cast
    OKAMOTO Taro

    The mindset of one of Japan's prominent artists, Okamoto Taro, on his two journeys to Okinawa is closely examined in this documentary. Artist Okamoto Taro arrives on Okinawa seeking the answer to the questions: "What is a Japanese person?" and "What...

  • Astral abnormal Suzukisan

    Astral abnormal Suzukisan (2018)

    Director
    ONO Daisuke
    Cast
    MATSUMOTO Honoka, NISHIYAMA Mayuko, TANAKA Taketo

    Director's cut that revamps for film the 17 episodes of a YouTube drama series with {In This Corner of the World} TV drama heroine Matsumoto Honoka as the protagonist. Rara (Matsumoto) makes her living as a YouTuber while cursing her life in a backw...

  • Whale-shaped Dream

    Whale-shaped Dream (2018)

    Director
    FUJIWARA Tomoyuki
    Cast
    YANO Masato, TAKEDA Rina, OKAMOTO Rei

    Blue Gateway of Happiness director Fujiwara Tomoyuki helms this drama. Kujirai Taichi (Yano Masato) has been selected to be the leader of the staff at the Taiji Municipal Whale Museum. Despite enlisting the aid of Shiraishi Yui (Takeda Rina) who cam...

  • KUMA ELOHIM

    KUMA ELOHIM (2018)

    Director
    SAKATA Takahiro
    Cast
    MURAKAMI Yukino, FURUYA Konosuke, TAKAMI Aya

    The loneliness and discord between a man and woman living on another planet similar to Earth is depicted in this literary science fiction film set in the near future. Sakata Takahiro, a graduate of the Nihon University Fine Arts Department's Film Stu...

  • ITOSATO A Kyoto Coutesan at the End of Samurai Era

    ITOSATO A Kyoto Coutesan at the End of Samurai Era (2018)

    Director
    KASHIMA Mikiya
    Cast
    FUJINO Ryoko, MIZOBATA Junpei, MATSUI Rena

    A geisha's tragic love story is told in this period film which was an official selection of the 38th Hawaii International Film Festival. The film is written and directed by Kashima Mikiya, a veteran of many period television series. Fujino Ryoko, who...

  • FROM ALL CORNERS

    FROM ALL CORNERS (2018)

    Director
    OKAJIMA Ryusuke
    Cast
    SHIMAZU Fuyuki

    Los Angeles based video director Okajima Ryusuke directs his first feature-length documentary about "cardboard artist" Shimazu Fuyuki who creates wallets from cardboard boxes discarded on the street or in front of stores. Calling himself "the cardbo...

  • JIZOLIBIDO

    JIZOLIBIDO (2018)

    Director
    KASATANI Yoshiaki
    Cast
    KOIDE Yukiko, Edward M. Gómez, MUKAI Shutoku

    Kasatani Yoshiaki of A Short Film About DISTORTION follows up his previous film with this documentary which turns the camera on Atelier Yamanami, the facility for handicapped persons who produce imaginative art work. Artists with developmental disabi...

  • My Train Diary

    My Train Diary (2018)

    Director
    KODAMA Nobuhisa
    Cast
    YOKOZAWA Natsuko, HAGIWARA Minori, YAMAZAKI Ginnojo

    Kodama Nobuhisa of Wife's Lover writes and directs this drama based on a true story of a shut down railway and the citizens who revive it as the Echizen Railway. It depicts a woman's recovery and her bond with her family. Izumi (Yokozawa Natsuko) we...

  • Tarinae

    Tarinae (2018)

    Director
    OKAWA Shiori
    Cast
    SATO Tsutomu

    The son of a Japanese imperial soldier who died on the Marshall Islands during the Pacific War retraces his fathers footsteps in this documentary. Toward the end of the Pacific War, a Japanese imperial soldier dies of starvation on the Marshall Isla...

  • Kodomoshokudo nite

    Kodomoshokudo nite (2018)

    Director
    SANO Shoon
    Cast
    MOTOSHITA Hano, KITAHARA Sawako, KAWAKAMI Maiko

    Drama about a community-run cafeteria for children that depicts people trying to cope with child abuse and neglect. Directed by Sano Shion, who has dealt with the current reality and background of social services for children. Also depicts foster par...

  • Thre 3 Sisters

    Thre 3 Sisters (2018)

    Director
    IGURO Hideaki
    Cast
    NAKAMURA Ayari, IKENAGA Aimi, TSUJIMURA Yurina

    Ensemble mystery starring Nakamura Ayari, Minami Niko, Tsujimura Yurina and Ikenaga Aimi, who do modeling, voice acting and TV performances. College freshman Mami (Nakamura) goes to a girls-only pajama party for non-athletic school club, but a bunch...

  • Gekijoban honto ni atta kowai hanashi 2018

    Gekijoban honto ni atta kowai hanashi 2018 (2018)

    Director
    KANEDA, HOSONUMA Takayuki
    Cast
    MITO Natsume, OWADA Nana, SUGIMOTO Mariri

    The ghost story television series which dramatizes fearful personal accounts submitted by viewers makes its way to theaters. Model Sugimoto Mariri, actress Owada Nana, and model/singer Mito Natsume play the heroines in each of the episodes. "Ongaku"...

  • Journey of the Sky Goddess

    Journey of the Sky Goddess (2018)

    Director
    TAKE Masaharu
    Cast
    Kaho, Taiga, OKAYAMA Amane

    Drama from director Take Masaharu and scriptwriter Adachi Shin, who also teamed up for 100 Yen Love and We Make Antiques. Popular television announcer Takako (Kaho) is demoted to director/reporter due to her own adultery scandal. She goes about her ...

  • 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...

  • A Step Forward

    A Step Forward (2018)

    Director
    KASEZAWA Atsushi
    Cast
    FUJIYABU Yoichi

    In-depth documentary about suicidal individuals and pastor Fujiyabu's efforts to save them. Feature-length documentary debut by Kasezawa Atsushi, who has directed numerous TV documentary programs. The Sandanbeki Cliffs are located in Shirahama Town,...

  • The Rice Granary of One Hundred Years

    The Rice Granary of One Hundred Years (2018)

    Director
    JIN Akira
    Cast

    This documentary deals with the origin of the rice riots affair which spread all over Japan in 1918. Due to displeasure with the steep rise in the price of rice, the people revolted against the government and finally made the Terauchi Cabinet resigne...

  • RED BLADE

    RED BLADE (2018)

    Director
    ISHIHARA Takahiro
    Cast
    OGURA Yuka, TSUKIMIYA Himena, HANAKAGE Kanon

    Cold Fish and Himizu director Sono Sion was involved with the original concept for this ninja action film. Sakaguchi Tak who worked as the action director on Tokyo Tribe among others serves as the line producer and in the director's chair is Ishihara...

  • SLEEPING VILLAGE

    SLEEPING VILLAGE (2018)

    Director
    SAITO Junichi, KAMATA Reika
    Cast

    Tokai Television, producer of Life is Fruity, spends nearly 40 years investigating the truth behind the Nabari Poison Wine incident for this documentary. The Nabari Poison Wine incident occurred in 1961 in Mie Prefecture's Nabari City. Wine at a vil...

  • Stay With Me Till The Dawn

    Stay With Me Till The Dawn (2018)

    Director
    MORIOKA Toshiyuki
    Cast
    MIYAJI Mao, MAIGUMA Katsuya, YAMADA Naho

    Morioka Toshiyuki of Think Again, Junpei directs this love story adapting a screenplay by Shishido Hideki who won a Kido Award for Cross. Playing the role of the hitman mutually drawn to the heroine is Maiguma Katsuya of Ken and Kazu and Shoplifters....

  • Shinjuku panchi

    Shinjuku panchi (2018)

    Director
    JOJO Hideo
    Cast
    OZAWA Ren, YOSHIKURA Aoi, MAIGUMA Katsuya

    Jojo Hideo who worked on A Creche in a Downtown writes and directs this drama realistically depicting the true-to-life situations of recruiters in Shinjuku's Kabukicho district. Dojo Hosei (Ozawa Ren) has come to Shinjuku's Kabukicho district with a...

  • Nomark bakuhaito

    Nomark bakuhaito (2018)

    Director
    TOMIZAWA Akifumi
    Cast
    ISHIDA Akira, YAMOTO Yuma, NAGASAWA Marina

    The identically titled comic by Katayama Masayuki of "Gyuwanbura Jiko Chushinha" and "Super Zugan" is adapted to film. Tomizawa Akifumi, who worked as an assistant director on Bridge Over Troubled Water 1989 No Omoide makes his feature length directo...

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