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  • Love's Stoppage Time

    Love's Stoppage Time (2019)

    Director
    KAWAI Hayato
    Cast
    ITAGAKI Mizuki, KIRYU Sakura

    Nishina Yuuki's novel of the same name comes to the big screen starring Itagaki Mizuki whose performance in Solomon's Perjury won rave reviews. In the director's chair is Kawai Hayato who has directed many quality teen films including the "Inside Mr....

  • In a World Without You Tomorrow

    In a World Without You Tomorrow (2020)

    Director
    HiROKi
    Cast
    Soraci, MITO Natsume, Tetsuya

    Teen film depicting a "sweet summer" of third year high school students. The production brings together popular YouTubers Soraci (leader of "Avntis"), Tetsuya (leader of "Tokai On Air"), among others including director HiROKi. Third year high school...

  • Dance, Mita

    Dance, Mita (2020)

    Director
    IIZUKA Toshimitsu
    Cast
    OKAYAMA Amane, KATO Konatsu, TAKEDA Rena

    Town revitalization and dance videos are the themes depicted in this drama. At the helm is Iizuka Toshimitsu of "Dictator, Koga" and "Poetry Angel". Mita (Okayama Amane), who once dreamt of becoming a filmmaker in Tokyo, works in the city production...

  • 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...

  • TAGATAMENIKENPOUHAARU

    TAGATAMENIKENPOUHAARU (2019)

    Director
    INOUE Junichi
    Cast
    WATANABE Misako

    Documentary that examines the Constitution of Japan. Follows actress Watanabe Misako as she performs the "Mr. Constitution" monologue presented by TV talent Matsumoto Hiro for twenty-plus years and read-aloud theater about atomic bombs by Watanabe an...

  • DON'T FORGET THE KIDS

    DON'T FORGET THE KIDS (2019)

    Director
    SUMITA Yasushi
    Cast
    KAMATAKI Eri, SUGITA Rairu, TSUBAKI Sango

    Drama that portrays the emotionally devastating "screams of children." Direction and script from Sumita Yasushi, who made his directorial debut with Waruboro and helms for the first time in 12 years. Yukina (Kamataki Eri), who works as a call girl i...

  • BAD POETRY TOKYO

    BAD POETRY TOKYO (2018)

    Director
    Anshul CHAUHAN
    Cast
    IIJIMA Shuna, MOCHIZUKI Orson, KAWAGUCHI Takashi

    Drama that uses hallucinatory visuals to depict the hope and despair of a woman whose spirit is broken. Anshul Chauhan from India makes his feature film directorial debut. Thirty-year-old Jun (Iijima Shuna), an aspiring actress working at a nightclu...

  • Kampai! Sake Sisters

    Kampai! Sake Sisters (2019)

    Director
    KONISHI Mirai
    Cast
    IMADA Miho, CHIBA Marie, Rebekah WILSON-LYE

    Sequel to the documentary Kampai! For the Love of Sake! about Japanese sake. Konishi Mirai helms once again and focuses on women in the world of sake, which was once off-limits to females. Women contribute to all aspects of the Japanese sake industr...

  • The beginning of the song

    The beginning of the song (2020)

    Director
    KAWAI Hiroki
    Cast
    SAITO Harumichi

    Documentary about deaf photographer Saito Harumichi directed by Kawai Hiroki, who excels at making films about artists including musicians and performers. Captures Saito encountering his dreaded "songs" through caring for his newborn son. When Saito...

  • Tribe Called Discord: Documentary of GEZAN

    Tribe Called Discord: Documentary of GEZAN (2019)

    Director
    KANDANI Ryosuke
    Cast
    GEZAN, KANDANI Ryosuke

    First-ever documentary film about the youth band GEZAN, a major force in the underground music scene. Since forming in 2009, this high-octane band has put together outdoor festivals and recording labels, and they crowdfunded their way to a tour and r...

  • WORLD IS NORMAL

    WORLD IS NORMAL (2018)

    Director
    SHIODE Taishi
    Cast
    OKADA Agasa

    Film adaptation of the one-person show "Watashigatari" created and directed by Okada Ogasa in 2007. Okada performs the lead from start to finish. Director Shiode Taishi's debut feature film Death and Tanya was selected for the Japanese Cinema Splash ...

  • Beside the Deathbed

    Beside the Deathbed (2019)

    Director
    SHIMOMURA Sachiko
    Cast

    How and where can people take their final breath in happiness? Film adaptation of the TV documentary about dying at home. Director Shimomura Sachiko got behind the camera to capture the subtle emotional changes of people awaiting the end of life. In...

  • Beyond the Blue

    Beyond the Blue (2018)

    Director
    HIRO Kenichiro
    Cast
    IMO Haruka, NAKAYAMA Yuki

    Fantastical road movie about a pained guy and girl who head from the boonies to Tokyo. Hiro Kenichiro has directed numerous music videos and makes his feature film debut. Set in a world where people get a "blue mail" missive from their future selves...

  • Catch me on the shore

    Catch me on the shore (2019)

    Director
    AKAISHI Tomoyuki
    Cast
    SEKIGUCHI Tomohiro, UZAKI Ryudo

    Deals with "regional development" and "work reform", buzzword issues confronting contemporary Japan, in depicting the thrilling revitalization of a depopulated area. Direction and script by Akashi Tomoyuki, known for Kiriko no Fukei and Menkyo ga nai...

  • The Other Home

    The Other Home (2018)

    Director
    NISHIKAWA Tatsuro
    Cast
    MOCHIZUKI Ayumu, OTANI Mai, KIZU Toru

    Studying film production as a graduate student at the Tokyo University of the Arts under Kurosawa Kiyoshi and Suwa Nobuhiko, director Nishikawa Tatsuro makes his feature-length debut with this film. It depicts people at the mercy of "inevitable" thin...

  • Prison Circle

    Prison Circle (2019)

    Director
    SAKAGAMI Kaori
    Cast

    This documentary spent six years getting permission to do the first-ever extended shoot in a Japanese prison. Directed by Sakagami Kaori, who shot US prisoners in Talk Back Out Loud and Lifers. Shimane Asahi Rehabilitation Program Center is a joint...

  • Sayonara Television

    Sayonara Television (2020)

    Director
    HIJIKATA Hiroshi
    Cast

    Documentary introducing new scenes to "Sayonara TV," a TV program commemorating the 60th anniversary of Tokai Television Broadcasting. Directed by Hijikata Hiroshi of Homeless Rijicho and Yakuza to kempo. TV once ruled the living room. Commercial TV...

  • KING OF PRISM ALL STARS PRISMSHOW BEST10

    KING OF PRISM ALL STARS PRISMSHOW BEST10 (2020)

    Director
    Cast
    TERASHIMA Junta, SAITO Soma, HATANAKA Tasuku

    An animated film recomposing the 10 best Prism Shows (an entertainment show that mixes figure skating, song, dance and heart-stopping prism jumps) chosen by fans from the 29 songs of the theatrical "King of Prism" series which has attracted over 1.1 ...

  • Me and Him

    Me and Him (2019)

    Director
    Shikai brothers
    Cast

    A minority couple living in Japan is the subject of this documentary. It captures the daily life of a young, second generation Vietnamese refugee and a Japanese young man leading up to their wedding. The people around them are also represented. At th...

  • Nunchaku and Soul

    Nunchaku and Soul (2019)

    Director
    KOBA Akiyoshi
    Cast
    KUROKI Masahiro, TAKAHASHI Atsushi

    A heartwarming musical born out of workshops by film distribution and production company Gachinko Film. In the director's chair is Koba Akiyoshi who has previously won awards at film festivals in Japan and abroad. Restaurant manager Numata (Kuroki M...

  • 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 ...

  • his

    his (2020)

    Director
    IMAIZUMI Rikiya
    Cast
    MIYAZAWA Hio, FUJIWARA Kisetsu

    Two men who were once a couple reunite after 8 years in this romance film. It portrays the LGBTQ community's hopes for coexistence, the courtroom drama contesting parental rights, the transformation of the family structure, and the harsh conditions o...

  • When A Tree Falls

    When A Tree Falls (2019)

    Director
    ISHII Yuya
    Cast
    TSUMABUKI Satoshi, INOUE Mao

    Novelist Nukui Tokuro's original story of the same name which was adapted as a television series by "The Great Passage" director Ishii Yuya now heads to theaters. It depicts head on social problems facing contemporary Japan with a realistic touch. H...

  • The Hikita's Are Expecting!

    The Hikita's Are Expecting! (2019)

    Director
    HOSOKAWA Toru
    Cast
    MATSUSHIGE Yutaka, KITAGAWA Keiko

    Author Hikita Kunio's essay of the same name about his personal experiences is adapted to this drama. It captures a couple as they are confronted by and overcome male infertility. In the director's chair is Hosokawa Toru of "Golden Orchestra". 49-ye...

  • Sacrifice

    Sacrifice (2019)

    Director
    TSUBOI Taku
    Cast
    AOKI Yuzu, HANDA Miki, GOMI Michiko

    Drama depicting a "tale of death" for young adults nine years after the Great Tohoku Earthquake. Feature film debut by Tsuboi Takuo, who has worked on films by Shinozaki Makoto and Kurosawa Kiyoshi. Midori (Gomi Michiko), who previously predicted th...