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  • The Flowers of Evil

    The Flowers of Evil (2019)

    Director
    IGUCHI Noboru
    Cast
    ITO Kentaro, TAMASHIRO Tina, AKITA Shiori

    Iguchi Noboru, the prolific creator of The Machine Girl and other cult and fantastic films, was charmed by Oshimi Shuzo's comic of the same name and personally endeavored toward achieving this live-action, startling teen film. Kasuga Takao (Ito Kent...

  • To the Ends of the Earth

    To the Ends of the Earth (2019)

    Director
    KUROSAWA Kiyoshi
    Cast
    MAEDA Atsuko, KASE Ryo, SOMETANI Shota

    Kurosawa Kiyoshi who has won numerous awards at home and abroad including Best Director in the Un Certain Regard at Cannes for Journey to the Shore, writes and directs this original road movie which was shot in Uzbekistan over the course of one month...

  • Sleep in the Shadows

    Sleep in the Shadows (2019)

    Director
    IZUMI Seiji
    Cast
    KATO Masaya, NAKAMURA Yuri, YO Kimiko

    Film adaptation of the hard-boiled detective novel "Hoei" by popular author Kitakata Kenzo, who has had numerous works adapted for film. Director Izumi Seiji has helmed the TV series and feature films for the "Aibo" franchise. Fuyuki (Kato Masaya) r...

  • ERICA 38

    ERICA 38 (2018)

    Director
    HIBI Yuichi
    Cast
    ASADA Miyoko, KIKI Kilin

    This is the only film Kiki Kilin, of Shoplifters fame among many others, conceived in her lifetime. Based on a true story, it depicts a woman turning to a life of fraud because of her desires. In the director's chair is Hibi Yuichi whose Ken San won ...

  • Minori, on the Brink

    Minori, on the Brink (2019)

    Director
    NINOMIYA Ryutaro
    Cast
    HAGIWARA Minori

    ENBU Seminar, the film school which brought One Cut of the Dead in to the world, produced this drama through the 8th session of its Cinema Project workshop. At the helm is Ninomiya Ryutaro whose Sweating the Small Stuff was screened at the 70th Locar...

  • Show Me the Way to the Station

    Show Me the Way to the Station (2019)

    Director
    HASHIMOTO Naoki
    Cast
    NIITSU Chise

    Film adaptation of a short story by Naoki Prize-winning author Ijuin Shizuka. Direction and adaptation by acclaimed filmmaker Hashimoto Naoki, whose Birthright has been screened at domestic and international film festivals and won the Special Jury Aw...

  • Handling Method for Grumpy Woman

    Handling Method for Grumpy Woman (2019)

    Director
    ARITA Shunsuke
    Cast
    HAYAMI Akari, HIRAOKA Yuta

    Comedy that uses neuroscience to resolve conflicts between men and women at a wedding hall, based on the same-named work penned by Kurokawa Ihoko. Feature film directorial debut for Arita Shunsuke. College student Majima Ai (Hayami Akari) gets a par...

  • A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad's an Alcoholic

    A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad's an Alcoholic (2019)

    Director
    KATAGIRI Kenji
    Cast
    MATSUMOTO Honoka, SHIBUKAWA Kiyohiko

    Drama that adapts for film Kikuchi Mariko's manga-style essay based on her real-life experiences. Directed and scripted by Katagiri Kenji, whose debut film Room Laundering was screened at the 22nd Fantasia International Film Festival. Tadokoro Saki ...

  • Little Miss Period

    Little Miss Period (2019)

    Director
    SHINADA Shunsuke
    Cast
    NIKAIDO Fumi, ITOH Sairi

    Film adaptation of Koyama Ken's same-named comic that anthropomorphizes menstruation as a pop character and won the Short Work Prize for the 23rd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. Helmed by Shinada Shunsuke, who has directed numerous TV shows. Yoneda Aok...

  • My Sweet Grappa Remedies

    My Sweet Grappa Remedies (2019)

    Director
    OOKU Akiko
    Cast
    MATSUYUKI Yasuko, KUROKI Haru, SHIMIZU Hiroya

    Jiro of the stand-up duo Shison contributes to the screenplay adapting his own novel written as if the diary of a middle-aged woman. At the helm is Ooku Akiko whose Tremble All You Want won the Audience Award at the 30th Tokyo International Film Fest...

  • Turquoise Skies

    Turquoise Skies (2019)

    Director
    KENTARO
    Cast
    YAGIRA Yuya, Arma BALJINNYAM, Tsetsgee BYAMBAA

    Takeshi, a rich and spoiled young Japanese man with no direction in life, is sent by his grandfather, a business mogul, on a quest to the steppes of Outer Mongolia in search of his long-lost daughter. Guided by Amaraa, a Mongolian horse thief, the m...

  • Words Bubble Up Like Cider (W/T)

    Words Bubble Up Like Cider (W/T) (2020)

    Director
    ISHIGURO Kyohei
    Cast

    This is an original animated theatrical movie commemorating the 10th anniversary of Flying Dog which is known for anime productions such as "Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova-". The director is Ishiguro Kyohei of "Your Lie in April" and Sato Dai who w...

  • SHIROBAKO(W/T)

    SHIROBAKO(W/T) (2020)

    Director
    MIZUSHIMA Tsutomu
    Cast

    SHIROBAKO are video tapes that come in white boxes, that are given to producers in the video industry when they first finish a project. Compared to a commercial package, with its beautifully decorated illustrations and photographs, plain white boxes ...

  • Brothers in Brothel

    Brothers in Brothel (2019)

    Director
    SATO Jiro
    Cast
    YAMADA Takayuki, NAKA Riisa, SATO Jiro

    Set on an inaccessible island considered to be a "brothel island", the story of this film depicts the way of life of flawed people who are unable to break free from the island. An adaptation of a play performed by Chikarawaza, the stage troupe led by...

  • The Portrait of Brothers

    The Portrait of Brothers (2019)

    Director
    NISHIKAWA Nobuhiro
    Cast
    YANAGISAWA Shinichi, TAKAHASHI Choei, TSUCHIYA Takako

    Drama depicting the bonds of elderly brothers who meet for the first time in four decades. Marks the film directorial debut for theatre maestro Nishikawa Nobuhiro. Author Inui Akito wrote the original screenplay based on the director's autobiographic...

  • The Sketch of Life

    The Sketch of Life (2019)

    Director
    SEGI Naoki
    Cast
    SATO Kanta, FUJIMOTO Izumi, TAKEDA Tetsuya

    Drama set in Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture in a real-life zoo that is a rarity for its focus on animal welfare. Directed by Segi Naoki of For Love's SAKE. Tanaka Ryota (Sato Kanta) tried making it as a manga artist in Tokyo but returns to his homet...

  • The Phone of The Wind

    The Phone of The Wind (2019)

    Director
    SUWA Nobuhiro
    Cast
    MOTOLA Serina, NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi, MIURA Tomokazu

    Drama inspired by "The Phone of the Wind," a real-life phone booth that was set up to communicate with the deceased in Otsuchi Town, Iwate Prefecture, which was devastated in the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Directed by Suwa Nobuhiro, known for fil...

  • Shadowfall

    Shadowfall (2019)

    Director
    SHINOHARA Tetsuo
    Cast
    YAMAZAKI Masayoshi, ONO Machiko, KITAMURA Takumi

    Director Shinohara Tetsuo and star Yamazaki Masayoshi team up again the first time in 22 years since One More Time, One More Chance for this adaptation of the mystery novel Yokoyama Hideo who became known through Six Four. Makabe Shuichi (Yamazaki) ...

  • One Night

    One Night (2019)

    Director
    SHIRAISHI Kazuya
    Cast
    SATOH Takeru, SUZUKI Ryohei, MATSUOKA Mayu

    Feature-film adaptation of the best-known work from the theatre group KAKUTA headed by playwright Kuwabara Yuko, reuniting The Devil's Path scriptwriter Takahashi Izumi with The Blood of Wolves and Sea of Revival director Shiraishi Kazuya. Brings tog...

  • Brave Father Online – our story of FINAL FANTASY XIV

    Brave Father Online – our story of FINAL FANTASY XIV (2019)

    Director
    NOGUCHI Teruo, YAMAMOTO Kiyoshi
    Cast
    SAKAGUCHI Kentaro, YOSHIDA Kotaro

    A family drama based on the popular series of blog posts describing the real-life accounts of a man who turns to online gaming in order to reconnect with his father. It co-stars Sakaguchi Kentaro and Yoshida Kotaro who play the father and son. Iwamo...

  • Speak Low

    Speak Low (2018)

    Director
    YAMAMOTO Akira
    Cast
    OBA Minami, IIDA Kaoru, YAMAZAKI Yohei

    Romance helmed by Yamamoto Akira, the assistant director of Our House, an official selection at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. Depicts the emotional distance between a couple visiting the Atami hot springs. Nominated for the First Film ...

  • WE ARE

    WE ARE (2018)

    Director
    FUJII Michihito
    Cast
    MANO Erina, SHIMIZU Kurumi, YOKOHAMA Ryusei

    Coming-of-age ensemble drama by young director Fujii Michihito, who also helmed Oh! Father, INNOCENT BLOOD and THE JOURNALIST. Stars Mano Erina from BLEACH and Impossibility Defense. Seven teens graduate from high school in Maebashi City, Gunma Pref...

  • YOU ARE BRILLIANT LIKE A SPICA

    YOU ARE BRILLIANT LIKE A SPICA (2019)

    Director
    OTANI Kentaro
    Cast
    FUKUHARA Haruka, SATO Taiki, SUZUKI Jin

    A high school girl, Sei Saotome, unexpectedly is transferred to an elite high school in Nagano prefecture due to her parents' house-moving. One day, she meets Mizuki and Taiyo, and is invited to join astronomy club with them. The personalities of two...

  • Siblings of the Cape

    Siblings of the Cape (2018)

    Director
    KATAYAMA Shinzo
    Cast
    MATSUURA Yuya, WADA Misa, KITAYAMA Masayasu

    The debut film by Katayama Shinzo, who has served as assistant director on the films of Bong Joon-ho and Yamashita Nobuhiro, which he wrote, directed and produced. It depicts a brother and sister with disabilities dirtying their hands with prostituti...

  • NO LONGER HUMAN

    NO LONGER HUMAN (2019)

    Director
    NINAGAWA Mika
    Cast
    OGURI Shun, MIYAZAWA Rie, SAWAJIRI Erika

    Osamu Dazai is a genius best-selling author. He has a pregnant wife Michiko and two children, but his life is a total mess. He has affairs with women and attempts suicides repeatedly. His pupil Shizuko and a widow Tomie step into his life, and he com...