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  • Play!

    Play! (2024)

    Director
    FURUMAYA Tomoyuki
    Cast
    OKUDAIRA Daiken, SUZUKA Oji

    Japan's first theatrical release about e-sports was inspired by the real-life experiences of a boy in Tokushima Prefecture. Directed by Furumaya Tomoyuki of The Homeless Student. Shota's (Okudaira Daiken) interest is piqued by a poster at school rec...

  • Motherhood

    Motherhood (2022)

    Director
    HIROKI Ryuichi
    Cast
    TODA Erika, NAGANO Mei

    Hiroki Ryuichi adapts the same-named novel by Confession author Minato Kanae. The truth behind a mystery is laid bare through the eyes of a mother unable to love her daughter and the daughter who desires maternal affection. A high school girl is fou...

  • MENTAI PIRIRI ~PANSY FLOWER~

    MENTAI PIRIRI ~PANSY FLOWER~ (2023)

    Director
    EGUCHI Kan
    Cast
    HAKATA Hanamaru, TOMITA Yasuko

    This is the second theatrical film outing for the TV drama series ‘Mentai Piriiri', which won the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association Award for two consecutive years. As per the previous film, Eguchi Kan (The Fable) directs. At Fukunoya, a gro...

  • Baian the Assassin, M.D. 2

    Baian the Assassin, M.D. 2 (2023)

    Director
    KAWAKE Shunsaku
    Cast
    TOYOKAWA Etsushi, KATAOKA Ainosuke, KANNO Miho

    Two films starring Toyokawa Etsushi adapt Ikenami Shotaro's series that rivals his "Onihei Hankacho" and "Kenkyaku Shobai" in popularity. Produced to commemorate the centennial of the great historical novelist's birth. Fujieda Baian (Toyokawa) is a ...

  • Nintama Rantarō The Fierce Strategist of the Dokutake Ninjas (working title)

    Nintama Rantarō The Fierce Strategist of the Dokutake Ninjas (working title) (2024)

    Director
    FUJIMORI Masaya
    Cast
    TANAKA Mayumi, TAKAYAMA Minami, ICHIRYUSAI Teiyu

    - Introduction - The loyal fanbase of Nintama Rantarō has long awaited a film adaptation of a popular novel, which will now come to fruition. This is an action-packed, tear-jerker story, never-before-seen on TV. Nintama Rantarō is a long-running an...

  • Promised Land

    Promised Land (2023)

    Director
    IIJIMA Masashi
    Cast
    SUGITA Rairu, Kanichiro

    The year is 1983 in the village of Hibara, located deep within the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture in northern Japan. In this place, the traditions of the matagi, bear hunters since ancient times, remain strong. When the snow begins to thaw, the men...

  • Voice

    Voice (2023)

    Director
    MISHIMA Yukiko
    Cast
    MAEDA Atsuko, CARROUSEL Maki, AIKAWA Show

    Drama dealing with sexual assault and emotional scars from director Mishima Yukiko. Portrays three people as they live on the islands of Lake Toya in Hokkaido, Hachijojima in Tokyo, and Dojima in Osaka. Maki (Carrousel Maki) lives near Lake Toya, an...

  • The Pearl Legacy

    The Pearl Legacy (2022)

    Director
    TANAKA Mitsutoshi
    Cast
    HIGA Manami, MIURA Shohei, MIURA Tomokazu

    Ryunosuke (Shohei Miura), a property management lawyer and adult guardian, goes to visit the Daiki family, who have just lost their mother, Mitsuyo (Mako Ishino). The discovery that their father's wealth, particularly the "Legendary Pearl," valued at...

  • During the Rains

    During the Rains (2024)

    Director
    YAMASAKI Shimpei
    Cast
    TAKAHASHI Yukino, NISHINO Nagisa, YOSHIDA Ryoka

    Kotone (20) is a former cabaret club hostess who lost her job due to corona. She meets a man at a dating café and survives off using him as a sugar daddy. Kotone gets in a lot of trouble, including being the subject of an internet slander campaign th...

  • Worlds Apart

    Worlds Apart (2024)

    Director
    SETA Natsuki
    Cast
    ARAGAKI Yui, HAYASE Ikoi, Kaho

    The story of two women who find themselves living together: a shy writer named Makio Kodai (Age 35), and her niece, Asa Takumi (Age 15). It all starts at the funeral for Asa's parents, who died in a car accident. When Makio hears her relatives ca...

  • OSHORIN

    OSHORIN (2023)

    Director
    KODAMA Yoshihisa
    Cast
    KITANO Kie, KOIZUMI Kotaro, MORISAKI Win

    Human drama adapted from Fujioka Yoko's novel of the same name. The film focuses on two brothers "spirit of craftsmanship" and the family love that supported them as they laid the business foundations in Fukui Prefecture, which accounts for 95% of do...

  • 6 Lying University Students

    6 Lying University Students (2024)

    Director
    Cast

    The six university students were given a task at their final exam for a recruitment examination for an IT company, where only one of them will be chosen to receive a job offer. When the existence of an "envelope" accusing them revealed, they start t...

  • HIMURO RENJI

    HIMURO RENJI (2024)

    Director
    TSUJI Hiroyuki
    Cast
    MOTOMIYA Yasukaze, KUROBA Mario, LIU Shadow

    A message arrives on Himuro's smartphone from his son Yuta, who is now a high school student. Himuro stares at the message with a startled expression. The message is a single word - Revenge. Then, there is a picture of Yuta, gagged and staring resent...

  • Tatsumi

    Tatsumi (2023)

    Director
    SHOJI Hiroshi
    Cast
    ENDO Yuya, MORITA Kokoro

    A sad revenge drama about Tatsumi and Aoi. Directed by Shoji Hiroshi of Ken and Kazu, which won the Japanece Cinema Splash Best Film Award at TIFF 2015....

  • Sin and Evil

    Sin and Evil (2024)

    Director
    SAITO Yuki
    Cast
    KORA Kengo, DAITOH Shunsuke, ISHIDA Takuya

    Mystery about the sins that burden three childhood friends and a new murder case in the making. Saito Yuki makes his directorial debut with the script that he penned. When 14-year-old Masaki is killed, his classmates Haru, Akira and Saku barge into ...

  • 18x2 Beyond Youthful Days

    18x2 Beyond Youthful Days (2024)

    Director
    FUJII Michihito
    Cast
    HSU Kuanghan, KIYOHARA Kaya, JOSEPH Chang

    Jimmy goes back to his parents' house for the first time in a long time and finds a postcard from Ami. Ami, a backpacker from Japan, showed up at the his work place 18 years ago. Jimmy's memories of his first love come back to him, and he sets off...

  • The Quiet Yakuza -Part 2-

    The Quiet Yakuza -Part 2- (2023)

    Director
    YAMAGUCHI Kento
    Cast
    ITO Kentaro

    A new live-action adaptation of the popular yakuza manga ‘The Quiet Don' by Nitta Tatsuo, comprehensively produced by Motomiya Yasukaze of the "Japan Unification" series. The second part of a two-part theatrical release whereby four chapters are divi...

  • BUZZY NOISE

    BUZZY NOISE (2024)

    Director
    KAZAMA Hiroki
    Cast
    KAWANISHI Takumi, SAKURADA Hiyori

    Ushio loves the music played by Kiyosumi, her neighbor in the same apartment. One day, she posts a video of Kiyosumi immersed in his music, which unexpectedly goes viral and changes Kiyosumi's isolated life. He discovers real joy in sessions with his...

  • SECRET: A HIDDEN SCORE

    SECRET: A HIDDEN SCORE (2024)

    Director
    KAWAI Hayato
    Cast
    KYOMOTO Taiga, FURUKAWA Kotone

    Minato, back from piano studies abroad, encounters Yukino at his music university playing an enigmatic piano in an old music room set for demolition. Mesmerized by her enchanting melodies, he asks for the piece's title, but she mischievously keeps it...

  • The Birth of Kitaro: The Mystery of GeGeGe

    The Birth of Kitaro: The Mystery of GeGeGe (2023)

    Director
    KOGA Go
    Cast
    SEKI Toshihiko, KIUCHI Hidenobu, TANEZAKI Atsumi

    This feature-length animated film, produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the original author Mizuki Shigeru, depicts the story leading up to the birth of Kitaro, which should be called "Episode 0" of the sixth season of the TV...

  • Lightning Over the Beyond

    Lightning Over the Beyond (2022)

    Director
    HANNO Yoshihiro
    Cast
    MAEDA Gordon, IKEUCHI Hiroyuki, Awich

    A black-and-white road movie following a young man tracing the remnants of war in Nagasaki and Okinawa, guided by the work of Tomatsu Shomei, one of Japan's leading post-war photographers. Directed, scripted, and featuring the original story and musi...

  • Actress Wouldn't Cry

    Actress Wouldn't Cry (2023)

    Director
    UDO Yoshifumi
    Cast
    RENBUTSU Misako, ITO Marika, KAMIKAWA Shusaku

    This comedy marks the feature film directorial debut for CM director Udo Yoshifumi, who also directs and scripts TV dramas. Set in his hometown of Arao City, Kumamoto Prefecture. When scandal leaves actress Rie (Renbutsu Misako) unemployable, she re...

  • HOYAMAN

    HOYAMAN (2023)

    Director
    SHOJI Teruaki
    Cast
    AFRO (MOROHA), KURESHIRO Kumi, KUROSAKI Kodai

    In his feature debut, director Shoji Teruaki spins a tale of family rebirth in this drama shot entirely on location on a remote island that is part of his hometown of Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. Akira (MOROHA Afro) catches "hoya" (sea squirt...

  • September 1923

    September 1923 (2023)

    Director
    MORI Tatsuya
    Cast
    IURA Arata, TANAKA Rena, NAGAYAMA Eita

    Drama about mob hysteria based on the 1923 Fukuda Village incident. Directed by Mori Tatsuya, known for the documentaries A and FAKE. The year is 1923. Sawada Tomokazu (Iura Arata) and his wife Shizuko (Tanaka Rena) leave Gyeongseong (Seoul at prese...

  • Graveyard of Youth

    Graveyard of Youth (2021)

    Director
    OKUDA Yosuke
    Cast
    KASAHARA Takashi, FURUKAWA Nae, TANAKA Atsuyuki

    Director Okuda Yosuke (Tokyo Playboy Club) returns to his roots with this ensemble piece, his first film in six years and with the same title as his debut. A man working in a Chinese restaurant in downtown Tokyo is asked by a middle-aged woman, who ...