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  • Extro

    Extro (2019)

    Director
    MURAHASHI Naoki
    Cast
    HAGINOYA Kozo

    In this mokumentary, the joys and pains of townspeople extras are portrayed with an actual film studio as its backdrop. It is directed by Murahashi Naoki who works in television, and is written by playwright Goto Hirohito who is known for writing the...

  • Tenzo

    Tenzo (2019)

    Director
    TOMITA Katsuya
    Cast
    KAWAGUCHI Chiken, KONDO Shinko, KURASHIMA Ryugyo

    Two young monks, Chiken and Ryûgyô, return to their temples - one to Yamanashi and the other to Fukushima - after completing their training apprenticeship at the dojo of the Sôtô Buddhist school. Ten years later, facing the post-Fukushima socio-econo...

  • We Don't Wanna...

    We Don't Wanna... (2019)

    Director
    KATSUMATA Yu
    Cast
    TAKEUCHI Shino, Koko, HIROHASHI Kanae

    The first half introduces 5 aspiring teenage actresses and follows them as they work to achieve their dreams. The camera captures the reality of their triumphs and struggles in their day-to-day lives as they learn the art of acting. Their friendship...

  • NEW CINEMA KABUKI 『Yotsuya Kaidan』

    NEW CINEMA KABUKI 『Yotsuya Kaidan』 (2017)

    Director
    KUSHIDA Kazuyoshi
    Cast
    NAKAMURA Shido, NAKAMURA Kankuro, NAKAMURA Shichinosuke

    Twenty-eighth Cinema Kabuki digital theatrical screening of kabuki shot with HD cameras. Classic kabuki repertoire performed with a modern twist by Cocoon Kabuki is turned into film while preserving the immediacy of a playhouse. Iemon (Nakamura Shid...

  • A Woman of the Butcher Shop

    A Woman of the Butcher Shop (2016)

    Director
    YAMASHIRO Chikako
    Cast
    Natsuko, YAMAZAKI Akiko

    Documentary by artist Yamashiro Chikako, who jumps between reality and fiction to trigger multifaceted interpretations from viewers through the use of allegories. Screened in the New Asian Currents section at the Yamagata International Documentary Fi...

  • The Beginning of Creation: Abduction / A Child

    The Beginning of Creation: Abduction / A Child (2015)

    Director
    YAMASHIRO Chikako
    Cast
    KAWAGUCHI Takao

    Short film by artist Yamashiro Chikako, who confronts the complex circumstances of Okinawa including US military bases and the problem of passing down memories and records from the Battle of Okinawa. Delves into the process of dancer and former artis...

  • Stray Nightingale

    Stray Nightingale (2017)

    Director
    INOUE Hidenori, IZUMI Takuji
    Cast
    FURUTA Arata, INAMORI Izumi, DAITOH Shunsuke

    Fifteenth film in the GEKI X CINE series that creates digital movie adaptations of theatrical performances by Gekidan Shinkansen, led by Inoue Hidenori. In this action period drama, a Chivalrous thief abandons his corrupt ways and lends a hand to hel...

  • SUPER KABUKI II 「ONE PIECE」

    SUPER KABUKI II 「ONE PIECE」 (2016)

    Director
    WATANABE Takehiko
    Cast
    ICHIKAWA Ennosuke, ICHIKAWA Ukon, BANDO Tatsunosuke

    Opening performance (in 2015 at the Shinbashi Enbujo Theatre) of the miraculous mash-up between Ichikawa Ennosuke IV's "Super Kabuki II" and the internationally popular "ONE PIECE" manga. Packs in the excitement of the stage performance while incorpo...

  • shinshin

    shinshin (2015)

    Director
    INADA Kyohei
    Cast
    HAMADA Teruki, MAKIGUCHI Naoya

    One film from the Sapporo Movie Sketch, short films made by Sapporo directors who, under the concept of "places have stories", delve into episodes associated with overlooked places in Sapporo, Hokkaido. This film weaves a poignant drama revolving aro...

  • My little guidebook

    My little guidebook (2015)

    Director
    OSAKA Yoshiro
    Cast
    WU Xinti, YANAGITANI Kazunari

    The citizens of Tokachi, Hokkaido crowdfunded the capital to produce this short film intended to communicate the charm of city to people abroad. At the helm is Osaka Yoshiro, a native of the town of Makubetsu, Hokkaido. The film was awarded the Amino...

  • Asura

    Asura (2015)

    Director
    INOUE Hidenori
    Cast
    ICHIKAWA Somegoro, AMAMI Yuki, IHARA Tsuyoshi

    The GEKI X CINE series screens works by the popular theater group Gekidan Shinkansen, known for furious on-stage combat and flashy concert-style direction. This digitally remaster edition was produced to commemorate the theater troupe's 35th year ann...

  • Legacy of Soma-Aonoran

    Legacy of Soma-Aonoran (2015)

    Director
    INOUE Hidenori
    Cast
    AMAMI Yuki, MATSUYAMA Kenichi, SAOTOME Taichi

    Thirteenth work in the GEKI X CINE series, which screens works by the popular theater group Gekidan Shinkansen known for furious on-stage combat and flashy concert-style direction. Shinkansen troupe regular Amami Yuki plays a protagonist at the mercy...

  • Zipang Punk-Goemon Rock III

    Zipang Punk-Goemon Rock III (2014)

    Director
    INOUE Hidenori
    Cast
    FURUTA Arata, MIURA Haruma, AOI Yu

    Twelfth work in the GEKI X CINE series, which screens works by the popular theater group Gekidan Shinkansen known for furious on-stage combat and flashy concert-style direction. Headlining star Furuta Arata portrays Ishikawa Goemon's frenzied antics....

  • Eggshells(Should we break it vertically,or horizontally?)

    Eggshells(Should we break it vertically,or horizontally?) (2012)

    Director
    KAGA Kenzo
    Cast
    FUJIMIYA Aya, AOKI Nobuhito, UMEZAWA Yoshiro

    An installment from program B of an omnibus about mysterious creatures made as part of the first film project by Polar Circle, a collective founded by director Kageyama Shu who has gathered together an eclectic range of unique filmmakers. Kaga Kenzo ...

  • Ultraman Saga

    Ultraman Saga (2012)

    Director
    OKA Hideki
    Cast
    DAIGO, SUGIURA Taiyo, TSURUNO Takeshi

    The second film produced by Tsuburaya Productions to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the popular "Ultraman" tokusatsu superhero series. Three Ultra warriors are featured: Ultraman Zero, Ultraman Dyna, and Ultraman Cosmos. On a desolate and depopu...

  • RAMOTRIP

    RAMOTRIP (2012)

    Director
    MIMA Akihiro, IMAHASHI Takashi, MATSUO Kenta
    Cast
    KOJIMA Fujiko, SHIMADA Kyusaku, KATSUMURA Masanobu

    Nakajima Ramo realized his unique sense of humor in a wide range of genres, including novels, music and theater. This unique film combines the techniques of fiction and documentary to trace the steps of Nakajima, who died suddenly in 2004. The fictio...

  • GEKI x CINE (PLAY x CINEMA) ROSE & SAMURAI

    GEKI x CINE (PLAY x CINEMA) ROSE & SAMURAI (2011)

    Director
    INOUE Hidenori
    Cast
    FURUTA Arata, AMAMI Yuki, URAI Kenji

    Film adaptation of a stage performance by the enormously popular theatrical group Gekidan Shinkansen. SF historical musical action film featuring major stars like Furuta Arata and Amami Yuki, as well as superb guest performances. The highlight is the...

  • COLD SLEEP

    COLD SLEEP (2011)

    Director
    KAWAHIGASHI Shigeru
    Cast
    KAWAI Ikuko, FAROUK Ruzimatov, TAKADA Midori

    Movie version of the fall 2010 performance celebrating the tenth anniversary of violinist, composer and actress Kawai Ikuko's debut. Creates a sublime dance and music collaboration themed on "samsara," pairing her with renowned Russian ballet dancer ...

  • HAYAKUOKITAASAHA・・・ON STAGE THE MOVIE

    HAYAKUOKITAASAHA・・・ON STAGE THE MOVIE (2011)

    Director
    MIYAKE Keisuke
    Cast
    MATSUI Naomi, ISONO Kiri, MORIO Yumi

    The first movie version of the talk variety show that debuted on television in 1994 and has been performed as a stage version each year since 2000. Revisits previous performances and presents choice skits, discussions and pop music performances. Duri...

  • Livespire "Hello Kitty to Oz no maho no kuni"

    Livespire "Hello Kitty to Oz no maho no kuni" (2011)

    Director
    USUI Kenji
    Cast
    ICHIMURA Masachika, CHIAKI Shin, NAKAYAMA Noboru

    3D digital movie adaptation of the musical celebrating the thirty-fifth birthday of the world-famous character Hello Kitty. The production features Ichimura Masachika, doyen of the musical world, as a voice actor, as well as staffs from the Takarazuk...

  • The Town's Children

    The Town's Children (2010)

    Director
    INOUE Tsuyoshi
    Cast
    MORIYAMA Mirai, SATO Eriko, TSUDA Kanji

    A film adaptation of the NHK TV drama that was broadcast on 17 January 2010, the 15th Anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Upon the requests of viewers, the film has been re-edited to include all-new footage. Yuji (Moriyama Mirai) is an...

  • Close Encounters Of The Stupid~Tales of Rossy Stardust&Junior From Mars~

    Close Encounters Of The Stupid~Tales of Rossy Stardust&Junior From Mars~ (2010)

    Director
    GOUDA Takanobu
    Cast
    CHIHARA Jr., ROSSY

    A sci-fi comedy film, starring the popular TV comedian Chihara Junior and Rossy. It tells a silly and absurd story that is full of nonsense laughter. Chihara Junior (Chihara) and Rossy (Rossy) visit a little village for a filming for a TV show. It se...

  • Butterflista Subete wa ai no koi

    Butterflista Subete wa ai no koi (2010)

    Director
    KANO Kyoko
    Cast
    KANO Kyoko, KANO Mika

    The directorial debut of Kano Kyoko, the "older sister" of celebrity duo The Kano Sisters. Kano Kyoko and co-star and sister Mika show off their dazzling bodies with an air of luxuriance, as they present six short films on various expressions of love...

  • MIGAWARI ZAZEN

    MIGAWARI ZAZEN (2010)

    Director
    Cast
    NAKAMURA Kanzaburo, BANDO Mitsugoro, ICHIKAWA Somegoro

    Nakamura Kanzaburo is a major star, known not just in Japan but internationally. This film shows the comedic performance characteristic of Nakamura. This performance was shown at the same time as KUMO NO HYOSHIMAI as the 11th in the Cinema Kabuki ser...

  • OEDO LIVING DEAD

    OEDO LIVING DEAD (2010)

    Director
    Cast
    ICHIKAWA Somegoro, NAKAMURA Shichinosuke, NAKAMURA Kanzaburo

    This is the 12th production in the Cinema Kabuki series of Kabuki performances filmed using a HD camera. In this original drama by Kudo Kankuro for a Kabuki performance set in the present age, Shiriagari Kotobuki was in charge of the scenery drop cur...