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  • FLOWER AND SNAKE: ZERO

    FLOWER AND SNAKE: ZERO (2014)

    Director
    HASHIMOTO Hajime
    Cast
    AMANO Maiko, HAMADA Noriko, SAKURAGI Rina

    Fourth feature film in the "Flower and Snake" series based on erotic author Dan Oniroku's original stories. Director Hashimoto Hajime, whose wide-ranging oeuvre encompasses contemporary dramas, period pieces, and yakuza films, interweaves the powerfu...

  • Seven Weeks

    Seven Weeks (2014)

    Director
    OBAYASHI Nobuhiko
    Cast
    SHINAGAWA Toru, TOKIWA Takako, MURATA Takehiro

    Family drama set in Ashibetsu City, Hokkaido directed by Obayashi Nobuhiko. Building on his previous film Casting Blossoms to the Sky, Obayashi focuses on the border between life and death and brings to light an untold war story that was hidden withi...

  • AIBOU: THE MOVIE 3

    AIBOU: THE MOVIE 3 (2014)

    Director
    IZUMI Seiji
    Cast
    MIZUTANI Yutaka, NARIMIYA Hiroki, IHARA Tsuyoshi

    Third film adaptation of "Aibou," the popular TV drama series. Suspense dealing with conspiracy on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean where a fatal accident takes place. Director Izumi Seiji, who also directed the previous film, maintains the unive...

  • Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper

    Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper (2014)

    Director
    SHIZUNO Kobun
    Cast
    TAKAYAMA Minami, YAMAZAKI Wakana, KOYAMA Rikiya

    The eighteenth installment in a film series based on the popular animated television series "Detective Conan", created by Aoyama Gosho. It was made to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the source manga's serialization. Shizuno Kobun returns as...

  • BRIGHT AUDITION

    BRIGHT AUDITION (2014)

    Director
    YUSA Kazutoshi
    Cast
    SASAKI Yoshihide, SATO Hisanori, AKUTSU Shintaro

  • Real Werewolf Game -crash room-

    Real Werewolf Game -crash room- (2014)

    Director
    KAJITA Seisoku
    Cast
    NAGAO Mariya, KAJIMA Hiroyuki, TOKORO Risako

    Second suspense film set in a confined space based on the psychological "werewolf" game. Reboots the drama about paranoia with an all-new cast and crew. Direction, script and editing by Kajita Seisoku, who won the 2002 Sundance/NHK Award with The Man...

  • The Snow White Murder Case

    The Snow White Murder Case (2014)

    Director
    NAKAMURA Yoshihiro
    Cast
    INOUE Mao, AYANO Go, Nanao

    A live-action adaptation of bestselling author Minato Kanae's suspense novel, depicting individuals threatened by irresponsible rumors and reporting regarding a brutal murder. Employing the assistance of modern communication tools such as Twitter, it...

  • TEAM BATISTA THE MOVIE -The Portrait of Kerberos

    TEAM BATISTA THE MOVIE -The Portrait of Kerberos (2014)

    Director
    HOSHINO Kazunari
    Cast
    ITO Atsushi, NAKAMURA Toru

    A live-action adaptation of the conclusion to a series of mystery novels by real-life doctor Kaido Takeru. An unlikely duo of a doctor and a bureaucrat attempt to solve a baffling incident that begins with a mysterious threatening letter. While utili...

  • Bilocation

    Bilocation (2013)

    Director
    ASATO Mari
    Cast
    MIZUKAWA Asami, SENGA Kento, TAKADA Sho

    Horror film that exploits visual effects to depict the terror of a girl whose life is targeted by a "bilocation," her own alter ego. Based on Hojo Haruka's same-named novel, recipient of the 17th Horror Novel Grand Prize. Presents "original" and "B" ...

  • Black Butler

    Black Butler (2014)

    Director
    OTANI Kentaro, SATO Keiichi
    Cast
    MIZUSHIMA Hiro, GORIKI Ayame, Yuka

    An action mystery based on the manga of the same title by Toboso Yana that has also gained an international following. It depicts the adventures of a butler who enters into a contract with the descendant of an aristocratic family, and features stylis...

  • Trick The Movie: Last Stage

    Trick The Movie: Last Stage (2014)

    Director
    TSUTSUMI Yukihiko
    Cast
    NAKAMA Yukie, ABE Hiroshi, NAMASE Katsuhisa

    The fourth feature film from a popular franchise that began with a late-night television series. Set in Malaysia, it follows a magician and physicist who become embroiled in a chain of unforeseen events. As the final film in the franchise, it is a cu...

  • Nazotokinema MADAM MARMALADE NO IJYO NA NAZO KAITOHEN

    Nazotokinema MADAM MARMALADE NO IJYO NA NAZO KAITOHEN (2013)

    Director
    NAKAMURA Yoshihiro, TSURUTA Norio, UEDA Taiki
    Cast
    KAWAGUCHI Haruna, TAKAHATA Atsuko, YAMAZAKI Hajime

    The latter part of a new style of interactive movie in which viewers try to solve a mystery together with the characters as they are watching. The mystery hidden within the chapters of the first film that viewers were challenged to solve is revealed ...

  • For You

    For You (2013)

    Director
    TSUKINOKI Takashi
    Cast
    HANAGAMAE Koichi, AOYAGI Takaya, MASAKI Sawa

    Work from the short film omnibus project Father, which heartwarmingly depicts parent-child relationships, and was produced through crowdfunding from individuals and corporations. Directed by Tsukinoki Takashi, who was mentored by Imamura Shohei and i...

  • Nazotokinema MADAM MARMALADE NO IJYO NA NAZO SYUTUDAIHEN

    Nazotokinema MADAM MARMALADE NO IJYO NA NAZO SYUTUDAIHEN (2013)

    Director
    NAKAMURA Yoshihiro, TSURUTA Norio, UEDA Taiki
    Cast
    KAWAGUCHI Haruna, TAKAHATA Atsuko, YAMAZAKI Hajime

    The first part of a new style of interactive movie in which viewers try to solve a mystery together with the characters as they are watching. Its three riddle-laden chapters were directed respectively by Nakamura Yoshihiro, Tsuruta Norio, and Ueda Ta...

  • The Human Trust

    The Human Trust (2013)

    Director
    SAKAMOTO Junji
    Cast
    SATO Koichi, KATORI Shingo, MORIYAMA Mirai

    Suspense film with a social message that constructs a tale based on the "M Fund," a stash hidden by the former Japanese army, reuniting Aegis director Sakamoto Junji with Fukui Harutoshi for the original story. A conman gets wrapped up in a fight rev...

  • Shining Besides Funny Moon

    Shining Besides Funny Moon (2013)

    Director
    SHIMADA Kakuei
    Cast
    KUROKAWA Mei, SAWADA Yuki, HAMAO Kyousuke

    Director Shimada Kakuei, a veteran of the independent film scene, presents this unconventional mystery that boldly attempts to unite punk and S&M. It revolves around a dominatrix with highly-developed powers of deduction, and a police detective who g...

  • WORK SHOP

    WORK SHOP (2013)

    Director
    CHIBA Seiji
    Cast
    FURUKAWA Yuta, TOTANI Kimito, TAKIGUCHI Yukihiro

    A suspenseful chamber piece following the fates of young people forced to participate in a life-threatening workshop. Writer and director Chiba Seiji specializes in suspense and action, and his previous film AVN : ALIEN VS. NINJA is set for a Hollywo...

  • ADA re:vengeance PART1

    ADA re:vengeance PART1 (2013)

    Director
    SHIRAISHI Koji
    Cast
    SENGOKU Minami, SATO Ayano, SAGARA Itsuki

    The first half of a horror-suspense duology written and directed by Shiraishi Koji, one of Japan's leading horror filmmakers whose works include The Slit-Mouthed Woman. Pop idols from Tower Records label T-Palette Records engage in bloody and highly ...

  • SHIN・S to M

    SHIN・S to M (2013)

    Director
    SHUN
    Cast
    MIYAUCHI Tomomi, KADENA Reon, IDA Kunihiko

    The second feature film based on Murao Mio's erotic suspense manga. It presents a richly sensuous depiction of a fierce love-and-hate battle between a woman with an abnormal lust for revenge and a deadbeat man in her sights. Makoto (Ida Kunihiko) ba...

  • The Ravine Of Goodbye

    The Ravine Of Goodbye (2013)

    Director
    OMORI Tatsushi
    Cast
    MAKI Yoko, ONISHI Shima, SUZUKI Anne

    Drama that depicts a sensual world under the sway of a peculiar worldview, based on author Yoshida Shuichi's novel of the same name. Director Omori Tatsushi has received high acclaim abroad for works including The Whispering of the Gods. Awarded the ...

  • A Captivating Murder

    A Captivating Murder (2013)

    Director
    OIKAWA Takuro
    Cast
    MIURA Takahiro, Natsuna, TSUDA Shoko

    A live-action mystery adapted from author Abiko Takemaru's manga by Oikawa Takurou, a dynamic director who also helms television drama series and plays. This chamber piece follows a young man who may or may not have committed murder as he attempts to...

  • REAL

    REAL (2013)

    Director
    KUROSAWA Kiyoshi
    Cast
    SATOH Takeru, AYASE Haruka

    A sci-fi mystery boldly adapted from Inui Rokurou's bestselling novel. In order to save his comatose girlfriend, a young man uses a special apparatus to enter her subconscious mind. Kurosawa Kiyoshi, who built his reputation in the horror genre, trie...

  • Night people

    Night people (2012)

    Director
    KADOI Hajime
    Cast
    SATO Eriko, KITAMURA Kazuki, WAKAMURA Mayumi

    A crime suspense film based on the short story Tokai no Yaju (beast of the city) by Naoki Prize-winning author Osaka Go. It depicts a tense game of deception played by two men and women over 200 million yen in stolen money. Its director is Kadoi Haji...

  • Good-bye Debussy

    Good-bye Debussy (2012)

    Director
    RIJU Go
    Cast
    HASHIMOTO Ai, KIYOZUKA Shinya, Mickey CURTIS

    A film adaptation of the novel of the same name by 8th Konomys Award winner Shichiri Nakayama. Sixteen-year-old Haruka (Hashimoto Ai) lives happily with her parents, grandfather and cousin. One day, a fire breaks out in the annex of their house. Her...

  • The Brain Man

    The Brain Man (2013)

    Director
    TAKIMOTO Tomoyuki
    Cast
    IKUTA Toma, MATSUYUKI Yasuko, EGUCHI Yosuke

    Violence mystery about an enigmatic "brain man," who has outstanding intelligence and strength, but utterly lacks human emotions. Directed by Takimoto Tomoyuki, renowned for dramas like The Investigation Game and IKIGAMI: The Ultimate Limit, screenpl...