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  • Nihon Zero-year: Wind from Fukushima II

    Nihon Zero-year: Wind from Fukushima II (2015)

    Director
    KATO Tetsu
    Cast
    TOBA Jun, SAEKI Hinako, MEGURO Maki

    A docu-drama that portrays the world two years after the Fukushima nuclear accident. Kato Tetsu directs this sequel to his documentary, Wind from Fukushima, utilizing a blend of the documentary and drama genres. On March 11, two years after the brea...

  • THE HYBRID

    THE HYBRID (2015)

    Director
    HANO Toru, KURATANI Yoshio
    Cast
    ISHIBASHI Honoka, YAMAMURA Ken, SHIBATA Kotaro

    This sci-fi fantasy tells of the love-hate relationship of a couple, and the battles of Unidentified Mysterious Animal (UMA) hunters using the enigmatic "Nue," a monster from ancient Japan, as a motif. Yamamura Ken, who appeared in Hollywood's versio...

  • The Inerasable

    The Inerasable (2016)

    Director
    NAKAMURA Yoshihiro
    Cast
    TAKEUCHI Yuko, HASHIMOTO Ai, SASAKI Kuranosuke

    An adaptation of Ono Fuyumi's documentary-style horror novel "Zang-e" by The Snow White Murder Case director Nakamura Yoshihiro. Palpably tense visuals enhance this story of two women, an author and one of her readers, who seek the truth about an apa...

  • STROBE LIGHT

    STROBE LIGHT (2013)

    Director
    KATAMOTO Ryo
    Cast
    FUKUCHI Takamitshu, MIYAO Maiko, KINOSHITA Kiyohiro

    Suspense film about a bizarre murder in a peaceful residential neighborhood. Osaka University of Arts graduate Katamoto Ryo makes his directorial debut. Preview screenings held in 2013 in Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe, with the Tokyo opening in 2015. The pr...

  • MOZU

    MOZU (2015)

    Director
    HASUMI Eiichiro
    Cast
    NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi, KAGAWA Teruyuki, MAKI Yoko

    A feature film spinoff of a television series based on the hard-boiled novel by Osaka Go. After solving the mystery of his wife's death, a Public Security Bureau agent deals with a new terrorist threat. Beat Takeshi gives an unearthly performance as ...

  • Fires on the Plain

    Fires on the Plain (2014)

    Director
    TSUKAMOTO Shinya
    Cast
    TSUKAMOTO Shinya, Lily Franky, NAKAMURA Tatsuya

    Live adaption of Ooka Shohei‘s same-named seminal novel about war, produced after two decades in germination. Although an indie film with Tetsuo: The Iron Man director Tsukamoto Shinya handling six roles including director, lead actor and cinematogra...

  • Initiation Love

    Initiation Love (2015)

    Director
    TSUTSUMI Yukihiko
    Cast
    MATSUDA Shota, MAEDA Atsuko, KIMURA Fumino

    "SPEC" series director Tsutsumi Yukihiko delivers the film adaptation of Inui Kurumi's bestselling novel, which made waves with the surprise ending. Set in the late 1980s, the Tokyo and Shizuoka parts of the story depict a love triangle between two w...

  • Solomon's PerjuryⅡ: Judgement

    Solomon's PerjuryⅡ: Judgement (2015)

    Director
    NARUSHIMA Izuru
    Cast
    FUJINO Ryoko, ITAGAKI Mizuki, SASAKI Kuranosuke

    Sequel to the film adaptation of Naoki Prize-winner Miyabe Miyuki's mystery by REBIRTH director Narushima Izuru. Immersive directorial approach tells the story of a school trial held by and for children after the death of a junior high school boy. S...

  • A Cup of Life

    A Cup of Life (2015)

    Director
    HONEKAWA Ko
    Cast
    SEKI Megumi, ICHIKAWA Yui, FUJIWARA Kaoru

    Mystery dealing with bone-marrow transplants that casts a compassionate gaze on people who have made missteps in life. Produced by Hashiguchi Kazunari, whose honors include the Grand Prix at the 29th Montreal World Film Festival 2006 for A Long Walk,...

  • Solomon's PerjuryⅠ: Suspicion

    Solomon's PerjuryⅠ: Suspicion (2015)

    Director
    NARUSHIMA Izuru
    Cast
    FUJINO Ryoko, ITAGAKI Mizuki, SASAKI Kuranosuke

    The first half of a two-part adaptation of Naoki Prize-winning author Miyabe Miyuki's mystery. Junior high students attempt to hold a mock trial after one of their classmates apparently falls from a building and dies within the school grounds. Its di...

  • THE FURTHEST END AWAITS

    THE FURTHEST END AWAITS (2014)

    Director
    CHIANG Hsiu‐Chiung
    Cast
    NAGASAKU Hiromi, SASAKI Nozomi, ASADA Miyoko

    A drama set on the Noto Peninsula. It presents a warm depiction of two women of different generations and outlooks whose lives are dependent on each other's support. Its director is Chiang Hsiu-Chung, a Taiwanese protege of master filmmaker Hou Hsiao...

  • END-end?

    END-end? (2014)

    Director
    SASAKI Tomonori
    Cast
    SASANO Ririne, KAGEYAMA Yuko, ONO Marie

    A film from the third Enbu Seminar Cinema Project. It depicts the despair and hope felt by three pairs of people of different ages, genders, and backgrounds who experience a sudden tragedy. Its writer and director is Sasaki Tomonori, whose previous w...

  • Dawn

    Dawn (2014)

    Director
    KAWAMURA Kiyoto
    Cast
    TAKEDA Rina, KASAJIMA Tomo, MURAKI Yu

    A film from the third Enbu Seminar Cinema Project. It depicts the inconceivable fate of a woman and the mistress of her late husband. Takeda Rina of {The Tale of Iya} and {Attack on Titan} fame gives a fine performance as a girl who holds the key to ...

  • Misty

    Misty (2014)

    Director
    MASUI Daichi
    Cast
    KAN Yuki, TAKEKO Aya, SHINOHARA Yukiko

    Suspense film depicting the anguish of a couple whose child has been kidnapped, interweaving supernatural themes like necromancy, unexplained disappearances, and overwhelmingly deep mist. Directed by Masui Daichi, who helmed Ibara no bara in the omni...

  • Unknown Town

    Unknown Town (2013)

    Director
    Ohuchi Shingo
    Cast
    YANAGISAWA Shigeki, HOSOE Yuko, MATSUURA Yuya

    A death-themed drama. Its director is Ohuchi Shingo, whose Tama Art University graduation film Clear People was an official selection of the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2006. Screened in the Japanese Cinema Splash section of the 2014 Tok...

  • Five Minutes to Tomorrow

    Five Minutes to Tomorrow (2014)

    Director
    YUKISADA Isao
    Cast
    MIURA Haruma, LIU Shishi, CHANG Hsiao-Chuan

    Romance with an element of suspense about the fate of a Japanese guy who falls in love with Chinese twin sisters in Shanghai. Directed by Yukisada Isao of Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World. Japan-China-Taiwan co-production with cast members...

  • Embers

    Embers (2014)

    Director
    MATSUMOTO Jumpei
    Cast
    YAGIRA Yuya, YANO Masato, HIRUKAWA Yu

    Film adaptation of Akutagawa Prize winning author Nakamura Fuminori‘s same-named novel, starring Yagira Yuya from Nobody Knows. Suspense-filled portrayal of two guys burdened by a tragic childhood memory and the murder that prompts them to confront t...

  • Pale Moon

    Pale Moon (2014)

    Director
    YOSHIDA Daihachi
    Cast
    MIYAZAWA Rie, IKEMATSU Sosuke, KOBAYASHI Satomi

    An adaptation of popular author Kakuta Mitsuyo's eponymous novel by The Kirishima Thing director Yoshida Daihachi. It depicts the downfall of a housewife who falls head over heels in love and into a life of crime. Miyazawa Rie, starring in her first ...

  • FUJA

    FUJA (2013)

    Director
    HASHIMOTO Izo
    Cast
    KONISHI Manami, KUBOZUKA Yosuke, WADA Tet

    Suspense about a grand power struggle for a medicine effective against the cold virus, said to be worthy of the Nobel Prize if discovered. Stars Konishi Manami of Noriben the Recipe of Fortune, with Kubozuka Yosuke playing the genius scientist with a...

  • MOTHER

    MOTHER (2014)

    Director
    UMEZZ Kazuo
    Cast
    KATAOKA Ainosuke, MAIHANE Mimi, SHINGYOJI Kimie

    Horror film marking the directorial debut for 77-year-old manga master Umezz Kazuo. He penned the script for this autobiographical horror story dealing with memories of his deceased mother. Replete with shocking scenes featuring his signature aesthet...

  • Summmer when my wife was in love

    Summmer when my wife was in love (2014)

    Director
    IMAOKA Shinji
    Cast
    MIYAJI Mao, KANEKO Noboru, KAWAI Ryunosuke

    Fourth installation in the "Love Stories" series in which six directors explore the possibilities within different kinds of love. Imaoka Shinji, one of Japan's best-known adult film directors and The Drudgery Train scriptwriter, tells a couple's secr...

  • Z

    Z (2014)

    Director
    TSURUTA Norio
    Cast
    KAWAMOTO Mayu, KIJIMA Noriko, TANAKA Miharu

    J-Horror pioneer Tsuruta Norio directs this adaptation of Aihara Koji's horror manga. Set in a hospital surrounded by a horde of zombies, it depicts a desperate battle between the survivors and their undead assailants. Its star is Kawamoto Mayu, an u...

  • AO ONI

    AO ONI (2014)

    Director
    KOBAYASHI Daisuke
    Cast
    IRIYAMA Anna, SUGA Kenta, JINNAI Sho

    A live-action adaptation of popular role-playing video game "Ao Oni" (blue demon). Idol group AKB48's Iriyama Anna, in her first film appearance, gives an intensely terrified performance as her character tries to escape a randomly-appearing demon wit...

  • NO ZO KI A NA

    NO ZO KI A NA (2014)

    Director
    UEDA Nakaba, TSUKUDA Kensuke
    Cast
    IKEDA Chocolat, Atsumi, ITO Beni

    A live-action adaptation of Honna Wako's eponymous manga that gained popularity on a manga website for mobile phone users. It depicts the erotic romantic fortunes and growth of a man and woman who spy on each other's personal lives. Director Ueda Nak...

  • Uwakoi 2

    Uwakoi 2 (2014)

    Director
    ISHIKAWA Hitoshi
    Cast
    YANAGI Yurina, ISHIDA Tomoyuki, MOTOYAMA Nami

    The second half of a two-part adaptation of Itosugi Masahiro's manga. Its director is Ishikawa Hitoshi, the writer of the first film, who uses striking visuals to depict love-hate relationships between high schoolers caught up in a love triangle. Yu...