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  • When the Rain Falls

    When the Rain Falls (2022)

    Director
    KANEKO Shusuke
    Cast
    KOMIYA Kazuha, Kazumi

    Third film in the Roman Porno Now project celebrating the 50th anniversary of Nikkatsu Roman Porno. Lyrical portrayal of a new kind of romance from Kaneko Shusuke, who launched his career with a Roman Porno film and worked on the Heisei-era "Gamera" ...

  • Goodbye, Bad Magazines

    Goodbye, Bad Magazines (2022)

    Director
    YOKOYAMA Shoichi
    Cast
    Kyoka

    Ensemble indie drama about the process of creating an adult magazine. Sex Detective Hatenashi director Yokoyama Shoichi spent three-years plus writing the script with elements drawn from real life. Shiori (Kyoka) finds work at a Tokyo publishing hou...

  • Baseball Club Rhapsody

    Baseball Club Rhapsody (2022)

    Director
    IIZUKA Ken
    Cast
    DAIGO Kotaro, KUROBA Mario, TAKASHIMA Masahiro

    Coming-of-age film based on the manga by Kuromatsu Tetsuro, beloved by fans for depicting kids obsessed with baseball. Director Iizuka Ken is known for his breezy humor in JUMP!!: The Heroes Behind the GOLD. Kuroda Teppei (Daigo Kotaro) enters high ...

  • It's All My Fault

    It's All My Fault (2022)

    Director
    MATSUMOTO Yusaku
    Cast
    SHIRATORI Haruto, KAWASHIMA Ririka, ODAGIRI Joe

    Matsumoto Yusaku , the director of Noise, which has been a hot topic at film festivals both in Japan and abroad, presents a drama that depicts via vivid images the interaction between a young boy and lonely people. Thirteen-year-old Yuta (Shiratori ...

  • Winny

    Winny (2023)

    Director
    MATSUMOTO Yusaku
    Cast
    HIGASHIDE Masahiro, MIURA Takahiro

    A socially-conscious drama about the struggle surrounding the real-life genius developer who was arrested for aiding and abetting copyright infringement. Directed and written by Matsumoto Yusaku, who gained attention with his independent film Noise. ...

  • Thorns of Beauty

    Thorns of Beauty (2023)

    Director
    JOJO Hideo
    Cast
    MATSUMOTO Honoka, TAMASHIRO Tina, WATANABE Keisuke

    A romantic drama depicting a twisted relationship between a man, his ex-lover and current lover. The film was directed by Jojo Hideo, who received high acclaim for his "Alps Stand Aside" and has a string of upcoming films to direct. Momo (Matsumoto ...

  • Main Theme

    Main Theme (1984)

    Director
    MORITA Yoshimitsu
    Cast
    YAKUSHIMARU Hiroko, NOMURA Hironobu

    Coming-of-age film directed and written by Morita Yoshimitsu, who passed away at age 61 in 2011. Features Yakushimaru Hiroko, one of Kadokawa's top actresses, who also sang the theme song. Ogasawara Shibuki (Yakushimaru) meets aspiring magician Ken ...

  • The Family Game

    The Family Game (1983)

    Director
    MORITA Yoshimitsu
    Cast
    MATSUDA Yusaku

    This renowned comedy about family life demonstrates the directorial prowess of Morita Yoshimitsu, who passed away the age of 61 in 2011. Selected as the top Japanese film in Kinema Junpo's 57th Best Ten list for 1983. Everyone is on edge in the Numa...

  • Dreaming in Between

    Dreaming in Between (2022)

    Director
    NINOMIYA Ryutaro
    Cast
    MITSUISHI Ken, YOSHIMOTO Miyu, KUDO Haruka

    The commercial debut of internationally acclaimed director Ninomiya Ryutaro (Sweating the Small Stuff), who adapted the screenplay that won the 2019 FILMeX New Director Award Grand Prix into a film himself. Suenaga Shuhei (Mitsuishi Ken), head teach...

  • THE GIRLS

    THE GIRLS (2023)

    Director
    UGANA Kenichi
    Cast
    TANABE Momoko, KOIDE Kaoru, MORITA Kokoro

    Fantasy drama spun with a unique sensibility and anti-war theme by director Ugana Kenichi (Extraneous Matter - The Complete Version and Love Will Tear Us Apart), who has garnered attention at numerous international film festivals. Childhood friends...

  • Visitors -complete edition-

    Visitors -complete edition- (2023)

    Director
    UGANA Kenichi
    Cast
    Shiho, NOMURA Keisuke, HIRAI Saki

    Feature film adaptation of the short film Visitors, which was screened at more than 20 film festivals worldwide, including the Porto International Film Festival. Director Ugana Kenichi is the director of this horror action drama that pays respectful ...

  • Love Will Tear Us Apart

    Love Will Tear Us Apart (2023)

    Director
    UGANA Kenichi
    Cast
    KUBOTA Sayu, AOKI Yuzu, Riko

    An unusual ensemble drama from director Ugana Kenichi, whose diverse genre works include The Empty Flower Pot and Rolling Marbles. The film had its world premiere at the 41st Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. Ever since Mashita Wakaba ...

  • Tsugaru Lacquer Girl

    Tsugaru Lacquer Girl (2023)

    Director
    TSURUOKA Keiko
    Cast
    HOTTA Mayu, KOBAYASHI Kaoru

    A father-daughter story revolving around Tsugaru-nuri, a traditional Aomori lacquerware craft that fascinates the world. Directed by Tsuruoka Keiko, whose first feature film The Town of Whales was highly acclaimed overseas. Miyako (Hotta Mayu) lives...

  • You Made My Dawn

    You Made My Dawn (2023)

    Director
    SAKAI Mai
    Cast
    SHIROIWA Ruki, KUMADA Rinka

    A love story adapted from Shiomi Natsue's hit novel series, which has sold over 550,000 copies, by up-and-coming director Sakai Mai of the "My Beautiful Man" series. Niwa Akane (Kumada Rinka), is an honor student who always wears a face mask at sch...

  • Rohan at the Louvre

    Rohan at the Louvre (2023)

    Director
    WATANABE Kazutaka
    Cast
    TAKAHASHI Issey, IITOYO Marie, KIMURA Fumino

    Following a live-action TV drama adaptation on NHK in 2020, "Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe", a spin-off of Araki Hirohiko's hugely popular comic "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure", has been made into a theatrical film. Kishibe Rohan (Takahashi Issey), a manga ar...

  • Where Love Goes

    Where Love Goes (2023)

    Director
    MIYAJIMA Fuka
    Cast
    NAGASAWA Itsuki, KUBOZUKA Airu

    This drama about a lonely girl is helmed by Miyashima Fuka, who garnered attention with her directorial debut Oyashirazu. Nominated for the 18th Osaka Asian Film Festival Competition. Childhood friends Ai (Nagasawa Itsuki) and Sosuke (Kubozuka Airu)...

  • ONE LAST BLOOM

    ONE LAST BLOOM (2023)

    Director
    ZEZE Takahisa
    Cast
    SATO Koichi, YOKOHAMA Ryusei

    Zeze Takahisa adapts 'Midnight Express' author Sawaki Kotaro's same-named novel that was serialized in Asahi Shinbun. Hirooka Jinichi (Sato Koichi) retires from boxing and abruptly returns to Japan after four decades in the US. At his old gym he mee...

  • KOMADA – A WHISKY FAMILY

    KOMADA – A WHISKY FAMILY (2023)

    Director
    YOSHIHARA Masayuki
    Cast
    HAYAMI Saori, ONO Kensho, HOSOYA Yoshimasa

    Feature animation film from "Hanasaku Iroha" and "Shirobako" production company P.A. Works. Building on global interest in Japanese whiskey, this story features a young female president struggling to reboot her family's failing distillery. Komada R...

  • OUT

    OUT (2023)

    Director
    SHINAGAWA Hiroshi
    Cast
    KURA Yuki, MIZUKAMI Koshi, DAIGO Kotaro

    Shinagawa Hiroshi scripts and helms this live-action teen film based on the manga about hard-core delinquent Iguchi Tatsuya's life after Drop. Legendary delinquent Iguchi Tatsuya (Kura Yuki) is released from juvie and goes to live with his aunt, wh...

  • Undercurrent

    Undercurrent (2023)

    Director
    IMAIZUMI Rikiya
    Cast
    MAKI Yoko, IURA Arata, NAGAYAMA Eita

    Live-action adaptation of Toyoda Tetsuya's same-named manga that garnered international acclaim at the 2009 Japan Expo. Helmed by Just Only Love director Imaizumi Rikiya with music by Hosono Haruomi of Shoplifters. Public bath owner Kanae (Maki Yoko...

  • Let's Go Karaoke!

    Let's Go Karaoke! (2024)

    Director
    YAMASHITA Nobuhiro
    Cast
    AYANO Go, SAITO Jun

    A unique buddy film adaptation of Wayama Yama's comic of the same title, written by Nogi Akiko, the director of numerous hit TV dramas and films including The Voice of Sin and Inu-Oh, and directed by Yamashita Nobuhiro. Oka Satomi (Saito Jun), a cho...

  • Afterschool Anglers Club

    Afterschool Anglers Club (2023)

    Director
    JOJO Hideo
    Cast
    Toomi, Marupi, MORI Futaba

    Around the Edge of the Stand director Jojo Hideo scripts and helms this adaptation of Inoue Kaeru's teen novel "Afterschool Anglers Club for High School Girls." Oikawa Mezashi (Toomi) was the target of bullying, but she transfers to a girl's high sc...

  • KUBI

    KUBI (2023)

    Director
    KITANO Takeshi
    Cast
    KITANO Takeshi, NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi, KASE Ryo

    Kitano Takeshi spent 30 years planning this Warring States period film, which depicts the "Honno-ji Incident" on an epic scale. The film had its world premiere at the 37th Cannes Film Festival. Oda Nobunaga (Kase Ryo), who is determined to unite the...

  • ICE CREAM FEVER

    ICE CREAM FEVER (2023)

    Director
    CHIHARA Tetsuya
    Cast
    YOSHIOKA Riho, MOTOLA Serena, UTAHA (WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA)

    A young and famous novelist, Saho Hashimoto, is a regular customer of an ice cream shop. She appears in front of an ordinary girl, Natsumi Tokita, who is working as a part-timer there. Since Natsumi meats Saho, her humdrum days change. Natsumi start...

  • Believers

    Believers (2022)

    Director
    JOJO Hideo
    Cast
    ISOMURA Hayato, KITAMURA Yui, UNO Shohei

    A film adaptation of Yamamoto Naoki's manga of the same title by Jôjô Hideo, director of On the Edge of Their Seats. This is an intense human drama that looks at three foolish and lovable men and women. Belonging to a religious organization called t...