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  • Engawa lovers 2

    Engawa lovers 2 (2020)

    Director
    KONNO Yasumasa
    Cast

    This follow-up to the warm-hearted comedy set on the porch of an old-fashioned Japanese home, Engawa Lovers 2 is also helmed by the first film's director, Konno Yasumasa. Hagiwara Daisuke (Higano Sho), a novice film director pressed to write a scrip...

  • Engawa lovers

    Engawa lovers (2020)

    Director
    KONNO Yasumasa
    Cast
    MATSUDA Gaku, MIYAMA Ryoki, SASA Tsubasa

    Set on the porch of an old-fashioned Japanese home, this warm-hearted comedy depicts a group of men's joys and sorrows. In the director's chair is Konno Yasumasa whose Shinmashi was the first film produced through the Japan-China Young Filmmakers Joi...

  • Horimiya

    Horimiya (2021)

    Director
    MATSUMOTO Hana
    Cast
    SUZUKA Oji, KUBOTA Sayu

    Film adaptation of the same-named manga with total sales exceeding 6 million copies and a TV anime series adaptation. Dadadada Seventeen director Matsumoto Hana depicts the lives of high school students bonded by certain secrets. Miyamura (Suzuka Oj...

  • Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro

    Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro (2020)

    Director
    NINOMIYA Ken
    Cast
    KITAMURA Takumi, YAMAMOTO Maika, ITO Kentaro

    Based on the popular slapstick manga depicting the growth of young man aiming to be a "tonkatsu DJ", which was also adapted into an anime television series, this adolescent comedy was directed by Ninomiya Ken whose independent film Slum-polis was pra...

  • THE CONFIDENCE MAN JP -EPISODE OF THE PRINCESS-

    THE CONFIDENCE MAN JP -EPISODE OF THE PRINCESS- (2020)

    Director
    TANAKA Akira
    Cast
    NAGASAWA Masami, HIGASHIDE Masahiro, KOTE Shinya

    This is the second film in the theatrical film series based on the hit television show depicting con-men duping one another. Set on the "legendary island" of Langkawi, a con game unfolds with a multimillionaire's supposed 10-trillion-yen inheritance ...

  • From Today, It's My Turn!!: The Movie

    From Today, It's My Turn!!: The Movie (2020)

    Director
    FUKUDA Yuichi
    Cast
    KAKU Kento, ITO Kentaro, SEINO Nana

    The manga "From Today, It's My Turn!!" was serialized in the 80s and turned into a TV drama in 2018. Yuichi Fukuda who has directed many manga based movies such as GINTAMA continues from TV series as a director and screenwriter. Mitsuhashi (Kaku Ken...

  • I Never Shot Anyone

    I Never Shot Anyone (2019)

    Director
    SAKAMOTO Junji
    Cast
    ISHIBASHI Renji, OKUSU Michiyo, KISHIBE Ittoku

    Quirky comedy helmed by Another World director Sakamoto Junji, with original script by Maruyama Shoichi of "Detective Story" fame. Rumor has it that Ichikawa Susumu (Ishibashi Renji) is a legendary hitman. However, in truth he's a struggling writer ...

  • A Man in Love

    A Man in Love (2019)

    Director
    MURATA Nobuo
    Cast
    OGI Shigemitsu, SASAKI Kokone, DEGUCHI Arisa

    Mature comedy about the love life of a middle-aged guy at the half-way point in life. Distribution company Mermaid Films' head Murata Nobuo makes his directorial debut at age 56. The Polish cinema maestro Jerzy Skolimowski serves as supervising edito...

  • Grand Blue Dreaming

    Grand Blue Dreaming (2020)

    Director
    HANABUSA Tsutomu
    Cast
    RYUSEI Ryo, INUKAI Atsuhiro

    Film adaptation of the same-named comic that boasts total sales topping 5 million copies. Helmed by Hanabusa Tsutomu, the teen comedy maestro behind No Longer Heroine. Depicts college life like you've never seen before, set in a scuba diving club. I...

  • Around the Edge of the Stand

    Around the Edge of the Stand (2020)

    Director
    JOJO Hideo
    Cast
    ONO Rina, HIRAI Amon, NISHIMOTO Marin

    A National High School Drama Competition award-winning play is adapted to film by Jojo Hideo, who has directed direct-to-video and Pink films. The drama portrays the adolescent makeup of sullen high schoolers seated in the stands of a high school bas...

  • LIAR x LIAR

    LIAR x LIAR (2021)

    Director
    YAKUMO Saiji
    Cast
    MATSUMURA Hokuto, MORI Nana

    The comic of the same name which has surpassed over 1.9 million total copies published is adapted to live-action by Mars director Yakumo Saiji. The unusual love story depicts a "love triangle" between only two people which began with a lie. Minato (...

  • Crayon Shinchan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga-Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes

    Crayon Shinchan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga-Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes (2020)

    Director
    KYOGOKU Takahiko
    Cast
    KOBAYASHI Yumiko, NARAHASHI Miki, MORIKAWA Tomoyuki

    Twenty-eighth feature film for the popular TV anime series. "Love Live!" anime series director Kyogoku Takahiko helms this adventure featuring doodles. The floating "Doodle Kingdom" is powered by doodles, and it attacks Kasukabe to secure an energy ...

  • HACHIOJI ZOMBIES -JOUBUTSU-

    HACHIOJI ZOMBIES -JOUBUTSU- (2020)

    Director
    SUZUKI Osamu
    Cast
    YAMASHITA Kenjiro

    Film adaptation of the same-named stage play from 2018 that was a huge hit for the far-out plot. Theater production director Suzuki Osamu helms this dance battle for nirvana pitting a novice monk against zombies. Habuki (Yamashita Kenjiro) abandons ...

  • Woderful Paradise

    Woderful Paradise (2020)

    Director
    YAMAMOTO Masashi
    Cast
    MINAMI Kaho, EMOTO Akira, ITO Seiko

    Yamamoto Masashi, who has helmed Robinson's Garden among other imaginative films, directs this black comedy. It depicts a family rapidly getting caught up in unexpected circumstances all because of one post to social media. A bankrupt Sasaya family ...

  • Yes, No, or Maybe Half?

    Yes, No, or Maybe Half? (2020)

    Director
    TAKATA Masahiro
    Cast
    ABE Atsushi, KAWAHAEA Yoshihisa

    Ichiho Michi's identically titled "boys love" novel is the basis for this anime love story. The adaptation is written and directed by Takata Masahiro who worked on Tobidasu Ehon 3D. Young reporter Kunieda Kei (voice: Abe Atsushi) has vastly differen...

  • Red Post on Escher Street

    Red Post on Escher Street (2020)

    Director
    SONO Sion
    Cast
    FUJIMARU Sen, KOHIRA Matsuri, MORGAN Maara

    Sono Sion, who has been lauded in Japan and abroad for films such as Love Exposure and Himizu writes, directs, and edits this ensemble drama. It depicts the varied intertwining relationships between people on a film production set. Well-known and un...

  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

    Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (2020)

    Director
    FUKUDA Yuichi
    Cast
    TAKAHATA Mitsuki, YAMAZAKI Kento

    An innocent love story between a closeted "boys' love" comics fan and a hardcore gamer is depicted in this live-action adaptation of the identically titled web manga. At the helm is Fukuda Yuichi, director of hits such as Gintama. 26-year-old office...

  • FIRST LOVE

    FIRST LOVE (2019)

    Director
    MIIKE Takashi
    Cast
    KUBOTA Masataka, UCHINO Seiyo, OMORI Nao

    Director Miike Takashi depicts the events of a single intense night in this original story. Selected for Directors' Fortnight at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. Kabukicho, Shinjuku's red-light district. Katsuragi Leo (Kubota Masataka) is a destitute ...

  • School Meals Time Final Battle

    School Meals Time Final Battle (2020)

    Director
    AYABE Shinya
    Cast
    ICHIHARA Hayato, TAKEDA Rena, SATO Taishi

    Feature film adaptation of the comedy about the "quiet battle" between a teacher and student who are obsessed with school lunches. The year is 1984. Teacher Amarida (Ichihara Hayato) is crazy about school lunches, and he gets the shock of his life w...

  • Miporin

    Miporin (2019)

    Director
    MATSUMOTO Daiki
    Cast
    KAKIO Asami, TSUDA Haruka

    Low budget horror-comedy produced, written, and directed by visual creator Matsumoto Daiki who makes his first foray into independent feature film production. It depicts the fate of an idol held captive by a frightening voice trainer. Kanda Yuka (Ts...

  • ME & MY BROTHER’S MISTRESS

    ME & MY BROTHER’S MISTRESS (2019)

    Director
    HAGA Takashi, SUZUKI Sho
    Cast
    KASAMATSU Nanami, MURATA Yui, IWAGO Satoshi

    Directors Haga Takashi and Suzuki Sho deliver this female-driven drama which was screened at Nippon Connection 2020. It has won numerous awards in Japan including the 16th SKIP City International D-CINEMA Festival's Japanese Film Competition Audience...

  • THE FABLE

    THE FABLE (2019)

    Director
    EGUCHI Kan
    Cast
    OKADA Junichi, KIMURA Fumino, YAMAMOTO Mizuki

    Okada Junichi stars along with a splendid cast of actors in this entertaining action film. The Fable (Okada) is a master assassin who is referred to as a "legend" by the underworld. Overworked, he is given a mission by his boss (Sato Koichi), to liv...

  • Ossan's Love The Movie: Love or Dead

    Ossan's Love The Movie: Love or Dead (2019)

    Director
    RUTO Toichiro
    Cast
    TANAKA Kei, HAYASHI Kento, SHISON Jun

    Feature film version of the 2018 TV drama that became a social phenomenon as the number-one Twitter trend and a top-ten buzzword. The story humorously portrays an all-guy "love-pentagon." Haruta Soichi (Tanaka Kei) returns to Japan after stints work...

  • The Stormy Family

    The Stormy Family (2019)

    Director
    ICHII Masahide
    Cast
    KUSANAGI Tsuyoshi, MEGUMI, NAKAMURA Tomoya

    Blindly In Love director Ichii Masahide tackles a family film from a twelve-year-long developed original script intimated from his emotions toward his parents. The elderly husband and wife of the Suzuki family went missing after robbing twenty milli...

  • The Kamagasaki Cauldron War

    The Kamagasaki Cauldron War (2017)

    Director
    SATO Leo
    Cast
    OTA Naori, KAWASE Yohta, MONKO Tsumugi

    A warm-hearted comedy set in Kamagasaki, Osaka which is recognized as Japan's largest neighborhood of day laborers. Sato Leo of Nagai Park Elegy photographs the atmosphere of the actual area, shooting on 16mm film entirely on location in Kamagasaki. ...