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  • Girls Don't Cry (2018)

    Directed by: SHINDO Takehiro    Casts: YOSHIDA Rinne, KUMADA Rinka, NAKAYAMA Satsuki

    With Harajuku's Takeshita Street as a backdrop, this coming-of-age drama depicts the maturing of two young girls, once inseparable friends, at odds over the gap between their dreams and realities. Artist Yoshida Rinne and model Kumada Rinka co-star. ...

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  • JESUS (2018)

    Directed by: OKUYAMA Hiroshi    Casts: SATO Yura, OKUMA Riki, Chad Mullane

    The first feature length film by 22-year-old promising new director, Okuyama Hiroshi who also wrote, shot, and edited the film. It screened at the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival where it won the New Directors Award. Yura (Sato Yura) ...

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  • Another World (2018)

    Directed by: SAKAMOTO Junji    Casts: INAGAKI Goro, HASEGAWA Hiroki, IKEWAKI Chizuru

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  • Amber Light (2019)

    Directed by: YOKOO Hatsuki    Casts: IURA Arata, OHASHI Akira

    Yokoo Hatsuki, who made his directorial debut with Last Night Rewind, makes his hometown of Nagasaki the backdrop of this drama. In the lead role is Iura Arata of Dare to Stop Us. Hironaga Ryota (Iura) was a child when he was separated from his fath...

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  • His Lost Name (2019)

    Directed by: HIROSE Nanako    Casts: YAGIRA Yuya, YOUNG DAIS, KOBAYASHI Kaoru

    A young man is found almost unconscious on a river bank. A middle-aged widower Tetsuro shelters the man who tells nothing but his name "Shin-ichi." Though baffled by the old man's eagerness who treats Shin-ichi like his own son by providing a place t...

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  • JUNCTION 29 (tentative title) (2019)

    Directed by: YAMADA Akihisa, UEDA Atsushi    Casts: TANAKA Shunsuke, MIZUNO Masaru, HONDA Takafumi

    Story 1: "The Night of the Tsuchinoko" Kenichi Yoshida, 29 years old, is at his high school reunion. He sits in the corner with his only friend Kato. Being that kid who went about unnoticed back in the day, he is feeling uncomfortable being there. T...

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  • Archimedes no taisen(tentative title) (2019)

    Directed by: YAMAZAKI Takashi    Casts: SUDA Masaki, TACHI Hiroshi, HAMABE Minami

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  • Fortuna's Eye (2019)

    Directed by: MIKI Takahiro    Casts: KAMIKI Ryunosuke, ARIMURA Kasumi, SHISON Jun

    "Fortuna" – goddess of fate. Those who are "gifted" with Fortuna's Eye have the unenviable power to see through people who are about to die. The film is based on the novel "Fortuna's Eye" by Naoki Hyakuta, author of the blockbusters "The Eternal Z...

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  • Chiwawa (2019)

    Directed by: NINOMIYA Ken    Casts: KADOWAKI Mugi, NARITA Ryo, Kanichiro

    When a dead girl found in Tokyo Bay is identified as Yoshiko Chiwaki—a 20-year-old nursing student—Miki is unaware that it's her friend Chiwawa. After all their time together, Miki didn't even know Chiwawa's real name. Miki first met Chiwawa when sh...

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  • Born Bone Born (2018)

    Directed by: TERUYA Toshiyuki    Casts: OKUDA Eiji, TSUTSUI Michitaka, MISAKI Ayame

    Heartwarming drama directed by Teruya Toshiyuki, the comedian who goes by the stage name of Gori. This humorous portrayal of the relationships within a family centers on the メbone washingモ custom of cleaning and reinterring the bones of the deceased....

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  • GODZILLA: The Planet Eater (2018)

    Directed by: SHIZUNO Kobun, SESHITA Hiroyuki    Casts: MIYANO Mamoru, SAKURAI Takahiro, HANAZAWA Kana

    The final chapter in the feature-length animated trilogy of the globally popular "Godzilla" franchise. It depicts the showdown between the ultimate lifeform and supreme ruler on earth, Godzilla Earth, and the higher order monster Ghidorah. Haruo (Mi...

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  • Killing (2018)

    Directed by: TSUKAMOTO Shinya    Casts: IKEMATSU Sosuke, AOI Yu, NAKAMURA Tatsuya

    The first samurai period film from Tsukamoto Shinya who has captured international attention with Tetsuo The Iron Man and Fires on the Plain among others. Questions about life and death are brought into the open through ronin earnestly living in a fa...

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  • Under One Umbrella (2018)

    Directed by: TAKUMA Takayuki    Casts: KURASHINA Kana, ICHIHARA Hayato, IRIYAMA Anna

    Heartwarming story about five days overflowing with love between a father and daughter reunited after 25 years apart. Direction and screenplay by playwright-cum-actor Takuma Takayuki, who adapts for film the same-named theatrical production that he a...

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  • Every Day a Good Day (2018)

    Directed by: OMORI Tatsushi    Casts: KUROKI Haru, KIKI Kilin, TABE Mikako

    Nearing the end of university, Noriko is not having much luck finding either herself or a job when her mother suddenly suggests she study tea ceremony. Noriko is cool to the idea, but her cousin Michiko likes it and suggests they both go. Nearby live...

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  • Ten Years Japan (2018)

    Directed by: HAYAKAWA Chie, KINOSHITA Yusuke, TSUNO Megumi    Casts: SUGISAKI Hana, KUNIMURA Jun, Taiga

    An international collaborative project overseen by Shoplifters director Kore-eda Hirokazu. Using as its basis the omnibus film Ten Years which imagined Hong Kong 10 years into its future, five promising visual creators depict through their unique vis...

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  • The Gun (2018)

    Directed by: TAKE Masaharu    Casts: MURAKAMI Nijiro, HIROSE Alice, Lily FRANKY

    A film adapting Akutagawa Prize-winning author Nakamura Fuminori's debut work. A young man's life is turned upside down by a dangerous fascination for the handgun he obtains by chance. The top-notch monochromatic visuals effectively render the protag...

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  • EATING WOMEN (2018)

    Directed by: SHONO Jiro    Casts: KOIZUMI Kyoko, SAWAJIRI Erika, MAEDA Atsuko

    The film adaptation of Tsutsui Tomomi's writings 'Taberu Onna Ketteiban'. Depicting the lives of eight women under the theme of "food" and "sex", the film throws into relief the importance of celebrating life. It stars a splendid cast of actresses in...

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  • Lenses on Her Heart (2018)

    Directed by: INUDO Kazutoshi    Casts: KANAI Hiroto, IKEWAKI Chizuru, FURUHATA Seika

    Film adaptation of author Morisawa Akio's same-named novel featuring newcomer Kanai Hiroto and the versatile actress Ikewaki Chizuru from The Light Shines Only There in the lead. Warmly depicts people doing their best in the face of losing someone wh...

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  • And Your Bird Can Sing (2018)

    Directed by: MIYAKE Sho    Casts: EMOTO Tasuku, ISHIBASHI Shizuka, SOMETANI Shota

    Film adaptation of solitary author Sato Yasushi's coming-of-age novel. With the setting moved from Tokyo to Hakodate, young talented actors including Emoto Tasuku, Ishibashi Shizuka and Sometani Shota deliver vivid performances. Directed by the cutti...

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  • SUNNY: Our Hearts Beat Together (2018)

    Directed by: ONE Hitoshi    Casts: SHINOHARA Ryoko, HIROSE Suzu, KOIKE Eiko

    One Hitoshi of Love Strikes! and BAKUMAN remakes the 2011 Korean film Sunny with the setting in Japan. Depicts the friendships of high school girls in the late 90s who were known as 'kogals,' interspersed with J-POP tunes from the era. Nami (Shinoha...

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  • Killing for the Prosecution (2018)

    Directed by: HARADA Masato    Casts: KIMURA Takuya, NINOMIYA Kazunari, YOSHITAKA Yuriko

    The film adaptation of Shizukui Shusuke's judicial mystery novel depicting the confrontation between two prosecutors over the investigation of a murder case. Harada Masato, who has worked on many socially relevant films, writes and directs. An elder...

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  • The Forest of Wool and Steel (2018)

    Directed by: HASHIMOTO Kojiro    Casts: YAMAZAKI Kento, SUZUKI Ryohei, KAMISHIRAISHI Mone

    Live-action adaptation of Miyashita Natsu's same-named novel, which won the Japan Booksellers' Award. Sensitive and gentle portrayal of a boy who grows up after falling in love with piano tuning. Under Hashimoto Kojiro's brilliant direction, the mono...

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  • OVER DRIVE (2018)

    Directed by: HASUMI Eiichiro    Casts: HIGASHIDE Masahiro, ARATA Mackenyu, MORIKAWA Aoi

    A public road rally competition is the subject of this motorsports drama. Incorporating realistic racing scenes, it intensely depicts the struggle of siblings aiming for the World Rally Championship. Many actual race drivers and automobile companies ...

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  • FLEA-PICKING SAMURAI (2018)

    Directed by: TSURUHASHI Yasuo    Casts: ABE Hiroshi, TERAJIMA Shinobu, TOYOKAWA Etsushi

    Samurai comedy based on Komatsu Shigeo's short story collection. An elite samurai runs into trouble when he is ordered to provide questionable services to women after getting on the bad side with his lord. Director Tsuruhashi Yasuo also penned the sc...

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  • Sweating the Small Stuff (2017)

    Directed by: NINOMIYA Ryutaro    Casts: NINOMIYA Ryutaro, YASHIMA Yasumi, MATSUMOTO Daiki

    Pia Film Festival alum Ninomiya Ryutaro writes, directs, and stars in his theatrical debut film. The semi-autobiographical film weaves truth and fiction together in depicting the impatience of a young man living a gloomy life. Ryutaro (Ninomiya), wh...

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