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  • Dance, Mita

    Dance, Mita (2020)

    Director
    IIZUKA Toshimitsu
    Cast
    OKAYAMA Amane, KATO Konatsu, TAKEDA Rena

    Town revitalization and dance videos are the themes depicted in this drama. At the helm is Iizuka Toshimitsu of "Dictator, Koga" and "Poetry Angel". Mita (Okayama Amane), who once dreamt of becoming a filmmaker in Tokyo, works in the city production...

  • DON'T FORGET THE KIDS

    DON'T FORGET THE KIDS (2019)

    Director
    SUMITA Yasushi
    Cast
    KAMATAKI Eri, SUGITA Rairu, TSUBAKI Sango

    Drama that portrays the emotionally devastating "screams of children." Direction and script from Sumita Yasushi, who made his directorial debut with Waruboro and helms for the first time in 12 years. Yukina (Kamataki Eri), who works as a call girl i...

  • BAD POETRY TOKYO

    BAD POETRY TOKYO (2018)

    Director
    Anshul CHAUHAN
    Cast
    IIJIMA Shuna, MOCHIZUKI Orson, KAWAGUCHI Takashi

    Drama that uses hallucinatory visuals to depict the hope and despair of a woman whose spirit is broken. Anshul Chauhan from India makes his feature film directorial debut. Thirty-year-old Jun (Iijima Shuna), an aspiring actress working at a nightclu...

  • The Other Home

    The Other Home (2018)

    Director
    NISHIKAWA Tatsuro
    Cast
    MOCHIZUKI Ayumu, OTANI Mai, KIZU Toru

    Studying film production as a graduate student at the Tokyo University of the Arts under Kurosawa Kiyoshi and Suwa Nobuhiko, director Nishikawa Tatsuro makes his feature-length debut with this film. It depicts people at the mercy of "inevitable" thin...

  • Sacrifice

    Sacrifice (2019)

    Director
    TSUBOI Taku
    Cast
    AOKI Yuzu, HANDA Miki, GOMI Michiko

    Drama depicting a "tale of death" for young adults nine years after the Great Tohoku Earthquake. Feature film debut by Tsuboi Takuo, who has worked on films by Shinozaki Makoto and Kurosawa Kiyoshi. Midori (Gomi Michiko), who previously predicted th...

  • The Grapes of Joy

    The Grapes of Joy (2020)

    Director
    YOSHIDA Akio
    Cast
    FUKUMOTO Riko, TAKENAKA Naoto

    Haruna's dream is making confectionaries who bring happiness to people who eat them. After graduating high school, she started to work at Minamoto Kitchoan, a company that makes Japanese style confectionaries. She is sent out to assist at one of the ...

  • KANEMASA

    KANEMASA (2020)

    Director
    UENISHI Yudai
    Cast
    UENISHI Yudai, KOMINAMI Kirari, FURUKAWA Ai

    Uenishi Yudai, the head of the theatre troupe "10ANTS" writes, directs, edits and stars in this drama about child abuse. It depicts a criminal who was the victim of abuse and his interaction with a mother and her daughter whom he meets by chance. Ka...

  • Beautiful Escape

    Beautiful Escape (2020)

    Director
    MORITA Kazuki
    Cast
    KASAMATSU Show, INORI Kirara, KUROSAWA Asuka

    Akihito Kobe, a high school freshman suffering from stuttering, had been bullied in a class and had to spend depressed days. Although he was pretending nothing was going on, he was daydreaming about killing God everyday. One day, Akihito happens to ...

  • Mother

    Mother (2020)

    Director
    OMORI Tatsushi
    Cast
    NAGASAWA Masami, ABE Sadawo

    Shuhei (10) is leading a tough life. His alcoholic mother Akiko can only hook up with bad guys and order Shuhei to go get money from his disapproving grandparents instead of going to school. Except raising the little half-sister, his rock-bottom life...

  • MYSTIC SHRINE MAIDEN

    MYSTIC SHRINE MAIDEN (2019)

    Director
    SONE Takeshi
    Cast
    YOSHIMOTO Miyu, SHIRAISHI Yua, HARANISHI Takayuki

    Toko works as a shrine maiden. Her days are full of joy as she would be called out by the village people to play or sometimes simply savor time with nothing spectacular to do. One day, Toko finds out that the village festival which she has been waiti...

  • ME & MY BROTHER’S MISTRESS

    ME & MY BROTHER’S MISTRESS (2019)

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

    Yoko, a high school student, lives with her brother, Kenji. Since they lost their parents early, they have been supported each other. One night, Yoko witnesses Kenji, who is planning to get married, having an affair with Misa. Kenji's cheating mak...

  • PAINLESS WAY TO DIE

    PAINLESS WAY TO DIE (2020)

    Director
    TAKAHASHI Banmei
    Cast
    EMOTO Tasuku

    Kawada, who is a home medical doctor, sees patients, have terminal illness, with visiting their houses. He gets phone calls from family of patients on a 24/7 basis and does what he needs to do. He visits Toshio Inoue, a terminal lung cancer patient...

  • DAMSHIE NO KIBA (original title)

    DAMSHIE NO KIBA (original title) (2020)

    Director
    YOSHIDA Daihachi
    Cast
    OIZUMI Yo, MATSUOKA Mayu, SATO Koichi

    Based on a best-seller novel which was written as the main character to be Yo OIZUMI (I am a Hero, Tokyo Ghoul). The story is about a chief editor (Yo OIZUMI) for a magazine at publishing company whose magazine is in the brink of termination. With ...

  • Yowamushi Pedal (tentative title)

    Yowamushi Pedal (tentative title) (2020)

    Director
    MIKI Koichiro
    Cast
    NAGASE Ren, ITO Kentaro, HASHIMOTO Kanna

    The story revolves around Sakamichi Onoda, a high school boy who loves loves loves anime. He's not much of an athlete and doesn't have any friends. One day, he joins the cycle racing club at school, where he unexpectedly displays talent as a bicycle ...

  • JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH

    JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH (2020)

    Director
    TAMURA Kotaro
    Cast

    A short story written by Seiko Tanabe, which was adapted into live-action film in 2003, will come back to theaters as a full-length animation film. Studio Bones and the talented staff will deliver an impressive character portrayal using animation exp...

  • Whisper of the Heart (tentative title)

    Whisper of the Heart (tentative title) (2020)

    Director
    HIRAKAWA Yuichiro
    Cast
    SEINO Nana, MATSUZAKA Tori

    When Shizuku Tsukishima, a third-year middle school student who loves to read, meets her classmate, Seiji Amasawa, her impression of him couldn't be worse. But as she watches him pursue his dream, she's gradually drawn to him. Seiji also gives his he...

  • TOUGE: THE LAST SAMURAI (tentative title)

    TOUGE: THE LAST SAMURAI (tentative title) (2020)

    Director
    KOIZUMI Takashi
    Cast
    YAKUSHO Koji, MATSU Takako, NAKADAI Tatsuya

    A beautiful samurai film from Takashi KOIZUMI (Assistant to Akira Kurosawa, "After the Rain") about a samurai who lead his country to fight against the new regime with honor and dignity. The film may provide some answers to the question, "What is a ...

  • The Master of Funerals

    The Master of Funerals (2019)

    Director
    HIGUCHI Naofumi
    Cast
    MAEDA Atsuko, KORA Kengo

    Film inspired by Nobel Prize-winning author Kawabata Yasunari's "Diary of My Sixteenth Year" and "Carrying My Teacher's Coffin on My Shoulder." Helmed by film critic Higuchi Naofumi, who made a splash with his 2013 directorial debut Intermission. Y...

  • Iwane: Sword of Serenity

    Iwane: Sword of Serenity (2019)

    Director
    MOTOKI Katsuhide
    Cast
    MATSUZAKA Tori, KIMURA Fumino, YOSHINE Kyoko

    The film adaptation of Saeki Yasuhide's samurai period novel series which in total has surpassed 20 million copies printed. Joining Matsuzaka Tori in his first leading role in a period film are Kimura Fumino, Yoshine Kyoko, Emoto Tasuku, Sugino Yosuk...

  • Miyamoto

    Miyamoto (2019)

    Director
    MARIKO Tetsuya
    Cast
    IKEMATSU Sosuke, AOI Yu

    The maturing of a high-spirited salesman is depicted in this youthful drama directed by Mariko Tetsuya who won the Best Emerging Director Prize at the 69th Locarno Film Festival for Destruction Babies. Miyamoto Hiroshi (Ikematsu Sosuke), an employee...

  • ROJIN FARM

    ROJIN FARM (2019)

    Director
    MINO Ryuichi
    Cast
    HANDA Shuhei, ASO Eiko

    The Audience Award winner at the 2018 Kanazawa Film Festival, this drama depicts a young man who is at odds with his work at a senior citizens' home. Directed by Mino Ryuichi and written by his younger brother Mino Kazuhiko, the Mino brothers make th...

  • KASURIKO

    KASURIKO (2018)

    Director
    TAKASE Masatsugu
    Cast
    ISHIBASHI Tamotsu, TAKUMA Shin

    Set in the underworld of 1960s Tosa in Kochi Prefecture, this drama depicts a man destroying himself through gambling. The script was written by Kochi resident Kuniyoshi Takuji, and in the director's chair is Takase Masatsugu who choreographed fights...

  • Love's Twisting Path

    Love's Twisting Path (2018)

    Director
    NAKAJIMA Sadao
    Cast
    KORA Kengo, TABE Mikako

    Veteran director Nakajima Sadao, known for the 'Kogarashi Monjiro' series and A Savage Beast Goes Mad, helms this samurai period film set at the end of the Edo era. Kumakiri Kazuyoshi, director of My Man, serves as assistant director. In order to ev...

  • Taro the Fool

    Taro the Fool (2019)

    Director
    OMORI Tatsushi
    Cast
    YOSHI, SUDA Masaki, NAKANO Taiga

    Director Omori Tatsuhi, whose Ravine of Goodbye received the Special Jury Prize at the 35th Moscow International Film Festival, adapts his own script written before his feature-length debut The Whispering of the Gods. It vividly portrays the radical ...

  • Horse Thieves

    Horse Thieves (2019)

    Director
    TAKEBA Lisa, Yerlan NURMUKHAMBETOV
    Cast
    MORIYAMA Mirai, Samal YESLYAMOVA, Madi MINAIDAROV

    Drama portaraying the bond between parent and child, produced as a Japan-Kazakhstan international co-production shot entirely in Kazakhstan. Starring Samal Yeslyamova, who won the Best Actress Award at 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and Moriyama Mirai. ...