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  • 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...

  • Seven girls

    Seven girls (2018)

    Director
    David MIYAHARA
    Cast
    SAKAZAKI Ai, HORIKAWA Hatena, ADACHI Kaho

    2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the theatre troupe Zenpo Koenfun. This drama is a film adaptation with the original stage cast of their popular work which was first performed in 2004 and has had over four repeat performances since. In the directo...

  • SAMURAI SHIFTERS

    SAMURAI SHIFTERS (2019)

    Director
    INUDO Isshin
    Cast
    HOSHINO Gen, TAKAHASHI Issey, TAKAHATA Mitsuki

    The Floating Castle director Inudo Isshin adapts to film the novel by Tsuchihashi Akihiro, 'Hikkoshi Daimyo' which is based on an anecdote about the true-life feudal lord, Matsudaira Naonori. One day, Matsudaira Naonori, the lord of Himeji fiefdom, ...

  • SAMURAI MARATHON

    SAMURAI MARATHON (2019)

    Director
    Bernard Rose
    Cast
    SATOH Takeru, KOMATSU Nana, MORIYAMA Mirai

    Historical drama directed by Bernard Rose of Immortal Beloved and produced by Jeremy Thomas of The Last Emperor. Based on Dobashi Akihiro's novel 'Bakumatsu Marathon Samurai' about the Ansei Tooashi, known as Japan's first marathon. Annaka feudal lo...

  • Tengu Rider ~Emperor's inspector~

    Tengu Rider ~Emperor's inspector~ (2017)

    Director
    KUNO Tsutomu
    Cast
    KASAHARA Shinji, NAKAMURA Seijiro, NOGUCHI Mao

    Action-packed samurai drama set at the end of the Tokugawa era, produced as a regional development project for Otaki Village in Kiso District, Nagano Prefecture. Kyoto in 1961, the first year in the Bunkyu Era. As part of the policy for shogunate-im...

  • Archimedes no taisen(tentative title)

    Archimedes no taisen(tentative title) (2019)

    Director
    YAMAZAKI Takashi
    Cast
    SUDA Masaki, TACHI Hiroshi, HAMABE Minami

    Mita Norifusa's popular comic is adapted to live-action. Set in 1930s Japan, the film depicts a brilliant mathematician's attempt to stop the construction program of the battleship Yamato. Yamazaki Takashi of The Eternal Zero directs. The headquarte...

  • ORGAN

    ORGAN (2019)

    Director
    HIRAMATSU Emiko
    Cast
    TODA Erika, OHARA Sakurako, SAKUMA Yui

    Film adaptation of the true story of young nursery school caretakers who evacuated the children in their care to protect them from air strikes at the end of the Pacific War. Togoshi nursery teachers in Tokyo scramble to find a place to evacuate and ...

  • This Old Road -KONOMICHI-

    This Old Road -KONOMICHI- (2019)

    Director
    SASABE Kiyoshi
    Cast
    OMORI Nao, AKIRA, KANJIYA Shihori

    Poet Kitahara Hakushu and musician Yamada Kosaku created numerous acclaimed nursery rhymes. This biographical drama warmly depicts anecdotes about the birth of their collaborations, starting with the song 'Konomichi' in the film's title. Director Sas...

  • Henkankoshonin Itsuka Okinawa o torikaesu

    Henkankoshonin Itsuka Okinawa o torikaesu (2018)

    Director
    YANAGAWA Tsuyoshi
    Cast
    IURA Arata, TODA Naho, OMI Toshinori

    Feature film that incorporates new footage into the NHK drama based on Miyagawa Tetsuji's non-fiction film 'Boku wa Okinawa wo torimodoshitai.' Depicts legendary diplomat Chiba Kazuo's battle for his very soul. Diplomat Chiba (Iura Arata) was on the...

  • Yassa Daruman

    Yassa Daruman (2018)

    Director
    OMORI Kenichi
    Cast
    SATO Hisanori, SUDO Maasa, TAKETATSU Ayana

    Youthful drama inspired by the official mascot for Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Young employees at city hall scramble to boost the mascot's popularity. Reunites the cast from Fun way to write the light novel, along with director Omori Kenichi. ...

  • SAMURAI'S PROMISE

    SAMURAI'S PROMISE (2018)

    Director
    KIMURA Daisaku
    Cast
    OKADA Junichi, NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi, KUROKI Haru

    Naoki Prize-winning author Hamuro Rin's period novel is brought to life on film. It nobly portrays the bond between an upright samurai and his deceased wife amid the backdrop of internal intrigue entangling a fief. At the helm is Kimura Daisaku who i...

  • Legend of the Demon Cat

    Legend of the Demon Cat (2018)

    Director
    Chen Kaige
    Cast
    SOMETANI Shota, Huang Xuan, ABE Hiroshi

    Japan-China co-production about monk Kukai and poet Hakurakuten as they tackle a tremendous mystery that shakes Chang'an, based on author Yumemakura Baku‘s "Samon kukai tou no kuni nite oni to utagesu". Directed by Farewell My Concubine's Chen Kaige....

  • "Parade" de Satie

    "Parade" de Satie (2016)

    Director
    YAMAMURA Koji
    Cast

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Recreates surrealistic ballet images as animation with text from French composer Erik Satie's essays and mus...

  • Water Dream

    Water Dream (2017)

    Director
    YAMAMURA Koji
    Cast

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Produced for the stage at the behest of French pianist Catherine Verhelst and stage designer Herv? Tougeron...

  • Begon Bell Care

    Begon Bell Care (2014)

    Director
    YAMAMURA Koji
    Cast

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Produced using an excerpt from Norman McLaren's Begone Dull Care through a partnership between Quartier des...

  • Zodiac One Third

    Zodiac One Third (2016)

    Director
    YAMAMURA Koji
    Cast

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Produced with "twenty" as the concept to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Toronto Reel Asia Internat...

  • KOJIKI at Hyuga

    KOJIKI at Hyuga (2013)

    Director
    YAMAMURA Koji
    Cast

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Animated rendition of "The Cleansing," "Sun Goddess Amaterasu," "Flowering Trees" and "Umisachi and Yamasac...

  • Anthology with Cranes

    Anthology with Cranes (2011)

    Director
    YAMAMURA Koji
    Cast

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Inspired by Edo period artist Tawaraya Sotatsu's unique 17th century "Anthology with Cranes" scroll that e...

  • The Salt of the Earth, Gunpei Yamamuro

    The Salt of the Earth, Gunpei Yamamuro (2016)

    Director
    TOJO Masatoshi
    Cast
    MORIOKA Ryu, WAGATSUMA Miwako, TATSUMI Takuro

    Historical drama set in the tumultuous Meiji period about Yamamuro Gunpei, who devoted his life to saving others, and his comrades. Directed by Tojo Masatoshi of 9/10. Born into a poor farming family in Okayama, Gunpei (Morioka Ryu) was adopted by ...

  • Pelican: 74 Years of Japanease Tradition

    Pelican: 74 Years of Japanease Tradition (2017)

    Director
    UCHIDA Shuntaro
    Cast
    WATANABE Kazuo, WATANABE Riku, NAGI HIoriki

    Documentary about the venerable Pelican bakery that was founded 74 years ago. Directed by Uchida Shuntaro of Portrait. Tokyo is crowded with bakeries that sell bread of all varieties imaginable. Located in Tokyo's old-style downtown district of Asa...

  • ERNESTO

    ERNESTO (2017)

    Director
    SAKAMOTO Junji
    Cast
    ODAGIRI Joe, NAGAYAMA Kento, Juan Miguel VALERO ACOSTA

    In this drama, Sakamoto Junji, director of Human Trust and The Projects, portrays the life of a man of Japanese descent who fought alongside Che Guevara and from whom he was given his first name. Odagiri Joe plays Freddy Maemura Hurtado, who was in l...

  • FLOWER AND SWORD

    FLOWER AND SWORD (2017)

    Director
    SHINOHARA Tetsuo
    Cast
    NOMURA Mansai, ICHIKAWA Ennosuke, NAKAI Kiichi

    A film adaptation using Onitsuka Tadashi's novel relating episodes about Ikenobo Senko, a master of flower arrangement during the end of the Warring States Period, as a motif. In the director's chair is Shinohara Tetsuo of TERMINAL. Ikenobo Senko (N...

  • TATARA SAMURAI

    TATARA SAMURAI (2017)

    Director
    NISHIKORI Yoshinari
    Cast
    AOYAGI Sho, KOBAYASHI Naoki, TABATA Tomoko

    First film produced by Hiro of Exile. Directed by Nishikori Yoshinari of Railways. It is the end of the Sengoku period. In Tatara Village deep in the mountains of Izumo, Tatara blowing is secret method for making high-quality iron that is touted to ...

  • MUMON

    MUMON (2017)

    Director
    NAKAMURA Yoshihiro
    Cast
    OHNO Satoshi, ISHIHARA Satomi, ISEYA Yusuke

    Film adaptation of the period novel by Wada Ryo. Based on the Tensho Iga War during the Sengoku period, the film depicts the come-from-behind drama of Iga ninjas who stand up to Oda's military might. Directed by Nakamura Yoshihiro of Prophecy and The...

  • Great Mother Takiji Kobayashi's Mother

    Great Mother Takiji Kobayashi's Mother (2017)

    Director
    YAMADA Hisako
    Cast
    TERAJIMA Shinobu, SHIOYA Shun, WATANABE Ikkei

    Drama about the life of the mother of Hayashi Takiji, known for the proletarian novel {The Crab Cannery Ship}. Directed by Yamada Hisako of Bokyo no kane Manmo kaitakudan no rakujitsu. Seki (Terajima Shinobu) was born into an impoverished family in ...