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  • Horimiya

    Horimiya (2021)

    Director
    MATSUMOTO Hana
    Cast
    SUZUKA Oji, KUBOTA Sayu

    Film adaptation of the same-named manga with total sales exceeding 6 million copies and a TV anime series adaptation. Dadadada Seventeen director Matsumoto Hana depicts the lives of high school students bonded by certain secrets. Miyamura (Suzuka Oj...

  • Parasite in Love

    Parasite in Love (2021)

    Director
    KAKIMOTO Kensaku
    Cast
    HAYASHI Kento, KOMATSU Nana

    A young man named Kengo Kosaka (Kento Hayashi) suffers from extreme mysophobia. Due to his compulsive disorder, he is unable to maintain a relationship with anyone. Kengo Kosaka is also a lonely young man. Meanwhile, high school student Hijiri Sanagi...

  • Honey Lemon Soda

    Honey Lemon Soda (2021)

    Director
    SHINTOKU Koji
    Cast
    Raul, YOSHIKAWA Ai

    His hair is yellow like lemon, his personality, fizzy like soda. Meeting him has changed my world. The "real me" is taking flight… In middle school, the shy and reserved Uka Ishimori was bullied and nicknamed "Stone." Determined to reinvent herself,...

  • Suitable for You

    Suitable for You (2018)

    Director
    TAKARA Shunya
    Cast
    YAMAMOTO Mayumi, HASHIMOTO Ichiro, SHIMA Yuko

    The relationships between two married couples staying at a summer villa is the focus of this grown-up romantic film. At the helm is Takara Shunya who makes his feature film debut with this film. Miki (Yamamoto Mayumi), a housewife, is discontent wit...

  • NO CALL NO LIFE

    NO CALL NO LIFE (2021)

    Director
    IGASHI Aya
    Cast
    YUKI Mio, INOUE Yuki

    Kabei Yukako's same-named novel arrives on the silver screen to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the talent agency Horipro. Igashi Aya grabbed the spotlight with her feature film debut A Crimson Star, and she scripted and helmed this story about t...

  • Happy-Go-Lucky Days

    Happy-Go-Lucky Days (2020)

    Director
    SATO Takuya
    Cast
    HANAZAWA Kana, KOMATSU Mikako, SAKURAI Takahiro

    The anthology manga depicting various forms of love by Shimura Takako, a master of youth ensemble fiction, is adapted to this animated film. In the director's chair is Sato Takuya who has shown a gift for poetic imagery and music direction in Kase-sa...

  • Dancing in her Dreams

    Dancing in her Dreams (2019)

    Director
    TOKIGAWA Hideyuki
    Cast
    KATO Masaya, INUKAI Atsuhiro, OKAMURA Izumi

    Drama about a real-life strip club in Hiroshima that has survived numerous threatened closures. Direction, script and editing by Tokigawa Hideyuki of Cinema Angel. Won the Jury Award at the 2020 Madrid International Film Festival. Hiroshima Theater ...

  • Threads - Our Tapestry of Love

    Threads - Our Tapestry of Love (2020)

    Director
    ZEZE Takahisa
    Cast
    SUDA Masaki, KOMATSU Nana

    Inspired by Nakajima Miyuki's famous song "Ito", this film portrays eighteen years in the lives of a couple alongside the changes of the Heisei Era. At the helm is Zeze Takahisa of Heaven's Story. Ren (Suda Masaki) and Aoi (Komatsu Nana) first met a...

  • The Modern Lovers

    The Modern Lovers (2019)

    Director
    SHIMOYASHIRO Atsuro
    Cast
    MORIOKA Ryu, KAWAKAMI Nanami

    Romance that uses bold eroticism to portray a guy who meets his ex-girlfriend and makes a clean break with his youth. Won multiple awards at MOOSIC LAB 2019. Feature film directorial debut for Shimoyashiro Atsuro, who did the soundtrack for Imaoka Sh...

  • A Man in Love

    A Man in Love (2019)

    Director
    MURATA Nobuo
    Cast
    OGI Shigemitsu, SASAKI Kokone, DEGUCHI Arisa

    Mature comedy about the love life of a middle-aged guy at the half-way point in life. Distribution company Mermaid Films' head Murata Nobuo makes his directorial debut at age 56. The Polish cinema maestro Jerzy Skolimowski serves as supervising edito...

  • Living in the Sky

    Living in the Sky (2020)

    Director
    AOYAMA Shinji
    Cast
    TABE Mikako, KISHII Yukino, MIMURA Rie

    The first feature-length film in seven years by Aoyama Shinji, who gained international acclaim for Eureka, renders the emotional subtleties of modern-day women making every effort at living without ruining their pride. Naomi (Tabe Mikako) works at ...

  • Sad Angels

    Sad Angels (2020)

    Director
    MORIOKA Toshiyuki
    Cast
    WADA Hitomi, MIZUNO Masaru

    Portrayed with audacious sensuality, this drama tells the story of a sorrowfully pure love between a prostitute and a young man who drifted into the red light district. The film is written and directed by Morioka Toshiyuki who has delved into the sex...

  • ABOUT AZAMI

    ABOUT AZAMI (2020)

    Director
    KOSHIKAWA Michio
    Cast
    KOSHINO Ena, OKUNO Eita, MINE Goichi

    Koshikawa Michio, who has consistently depicted the sexual affairs between men and women, directs this tender drama about the change of heart experienced by a woman who tries to compensate for her loneliness. Azami (Koshino Ena) ran away from her tr...

  • Over the Sky

    Over the Sky (2020)

    Director
    SENA Yoshinobu
    Cast
    MATSUMOTO Honoka, SETO Toshiki

    Feature-film fantasy animation set in subculture center Ikebukuro, which makes numerous appearances in the film. Original story and script from Sena Yoshinobu, whose short animation Kushimitama Samurai was an official selection in the Annecy Internat...

  • ARIA THE CREPUSCOLO

    ARIA THE CREPUSCOLO (2020)

    Director
    SATO Junichi, NATORI Takahiro
    Cast
    HIROHASHI Ryo, SATO Rina, KAYANO Ai

    Feature film based on Amano Kozue's comic that has total sales exceeding 4.6 million copies and was first adapted as a TV anime series in 2005. Something is bothering Anya (voice: Kayano Ai), who spends her days in training at the upstart water-gui...

  • PORNOGRAPHER: PLAYBACK

    PORNOGRAPHER: PLAYBACK (2021)

    Director
    MIKI Koichiro
    Cast
    TAKEZAI Terunosuke, IZUKA Kenta

    The "Pornographer" manga series about the dictation of erotic literature hits the silver screen after being adapted as a live-action TV drama. Sensitive depiction of the tension and affection between two people who care about each other but fail to c...

  • LIAR x LIAR

    LIAR x LIAR (2021)

    Director
    YAKUMO Saiji
    Cast
    MATSUMURA Hokuto, MORI Nana

    The comic of the same name which has surpassed over 1.9 million total copies published is adapted to live-action by Mars director Yakumo Saiji. The unusual love story depicts a "love triangle" between only two people which began with a lie. Minato (...

  • It's a Summer Film!

    It's a Summer Film! (2020)

    Director
    MATSUMOTO Soushi
    Cast
    ITO Marika, KANEKO Daichi, KAWAI Yumi

    Barefoot (Marika Ito) is a high-school girl who adores samurai movies and Japanese costume drama. She doesn't have a chance to make samurai movies in the school film club, however, as the other members prefer romantic movies. One day Barefoot meets R...

  • Dancing Mary

    Dancing Mary (2019)

    Director
    SABU
    Cast
    EXILE NAOTO, YAMADA Aina, ISHIBASHI Ryo

    The efforts of a man and woman struggling to fulfill the wish of a ghost unfold in this fantasy drama directed by SABU whose Mr. Long was screened in the competition section of the 76th Berlin International Film Festival. This film was awarded the Ju...

  • Kiss Cam!

    Kiss Cam! (2020)

    Director
    MATSUMOTO Hana
    Cast
    HAYAMA Shono, HOTTA Akane, YAGI Arisa

    The inspiration for this romantic film is the "Kiss Cam" carried out at sporting events in which a couple selected from the crowd by a TV camera must kiss for all to see. At the helm is Matsumoto Hana whose A Midsummer Dream was screened at the Yubar...

  • Hold Me Back

    Hold Me Back (2020)

    Director
    OHKU Akiko
    Cast
    Non, HAYASHI Kento

    Romance about the clumsy love life of a thirty-something woman who thoroughly enjoys being single. Director Ohku Akiko won the Audience Award at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival for Tremble All You Want. Thirty-one year old Mitsuko (Non) l...

  • The Hardness of Avocado

    The Hardness of Avocado (2019)

    Director
    JO Masaya
    Cast
    MAEHARA Mizuki, TAGA Asami

    Jo Masaya's feature-length directorial debut has picked up awards at PFF Award 2019 and other local independent film competitions. The film stars Maehara Mizuki, a member of theatre troupe Seinendan, in the lead role of Maehara and unspools a realist...

  • You're Not Normal, Either!

    You're Not Normal, Either! (2020)

    Director
    MAEDA Koji
    Cast
    NARITA Ryo, KIYOHARA Kaya

    Love story about a romantically challenged cram school teacher and one of his students. Directed by Maeda Koji, whose Till Death Do Us What? was screened in the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival Panorama section. Ono Yasuomi (Narita Ryo) is ...

  • COMING HOME

    COMING HOME (2020)

    Director
    INOUE Ryuta
    Cast
    FURUKAWA Yuki, RYUSEI Ryo

    Romance about the innocent love between a young man dishearten by city life and the guy who accepts him. Directorial debut from Inoue Ryuta, who produced Parade that won the FIPRESCI award at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. Mitsuomi (Fu...

  • The Real Thing

    The Real Thing (2020)

    Director
    FUKADA Koji
    Cast
    MORISAKI Win, TSUCHIMURA Kaho, UNO Shohei

    Story about a couple's messy fall from grace. Helmed by Fukada Koji, who won the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 69th Cannes Film Festival for Harmonium. Tsuji Kazumichi (Morisaki Win) is a bored office worker in questionable rela...