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  • Godai - The Wunderkind

    Godai - The Wunderkind (2020)

    Director
    TANAKA Mitsutoshi
    Cast
    MIURA Haruma, MIURA Shohei, NISHIKAWA Takanori

    Godai Tomoatsu, a samurai who prospered between the end of the Edo Era and the early Meiji Era, is depicted in this ensemble youth drama. The original story is brought to life by the 125 Years Memory duo of screenwriter Komatsu Eriko, and director Ta...

  • Independence of Japan

    Independence of Japan (2020)

    Director
    ITO Shunya
    Cast
    ASANO Tadanobu, MIYAZAWA Rie, KOBAYASHI Kaoru

    Set after the war in occupied Japan, this drama depicts Yoshida Shigeru and Shirasu Jiro, who were an equally matched opponent for the Allied Forces General Headquarters (GHQ) as it rushed to immediately restore Japan's autonomy. The film is written ...

  • SHINIGAMI AND THE DEATH HANDLER

    SHINIGAMI AND THE DEATH HANDLER (2020)

    Director
    SHIBAZAKI Takayuki
    Cast
    SUZUKI Hiroki, YASUI Kentaro, SAKIYAMA Tsubasa

    Second production in the Toei Movie x Stage project that connects the big screen with theater. The last of the death handlers investigates serial killings in Edo for this innovative historical drama. Original story and script by Suto Yasushi of Detec...

  • INU-OH

    INU-OH (2021)

    Director
    YUASA Masaaki
    Cast

    Yuasa Masaaki directs this musical animated film adaptation of the novel 'Tale of Heike: Inu-Oh' which is based on the true story of Noh master Inu-Oh who performed between the Nanboku-cho Period and Muromachi Era. Manga artist Matsumoto Taiyo, who w...

  • THE PASS: LAST DAYS OF THE SAMURAI

    THE PASS: LAST DAYS OF THE SAMURAI (2020)

    Director
    KOIZUMI Takashi
    Cast
    YAKUSHO Koji, MATSU Takako, NAKADAI Tatsuya

    First film adaptation of Shiba Ryotaro's famed work "Touge" about the heroic Kawai Tsugunosuke, known as the "last samurai." Direction and screenplay by Koizumi Takashi, who worked as assistant director on numerous Kurosawa Akira films. In 1867 as t...

  • HOKUSAI

    HOKUSAI (2020)

    Director
    HASHIMOTO Hajime
    Cast
    YAGIRA Yuya, TANAKA Min, NAGAYAMA Eita

    Life in the Edo Period was oppressive under the shogunate. The artist Katsushika Hokusai practiced his craft during this time and is the focus of this biographical drama directed by Hashimoto Hajime of the Detective in the Bar series. The film depic...

  • TALKING THE PICTURES

    TALKING THE PICTURES (2019)

    Director
    SUO Masayuki
    Cast
    NARITA Ryo, KUROSHIMA Yuina

    The first comedy in five years since Lady Maiko by Suo Masayuki whose Shall we Dance? was remade by Hollywood. It deals with the uniquely Japanese art of "Katsudo Benshi" or "movie narrator" during the Japanese silent film era. Shuntaro (Narita Ryo)...

  • BARAGAKI UNBROKEN SAMURAI

    BARAGAKI UNBROKEN SAMURAI (2019)

    Director
    HARADA Masato
    Cast
    OKADA Junichi, SHIBASAKI Ko, SUZUKI Ryohei

    Epic period drama based on Shiba Ryotaro's historical novel, helmed and scripted by Harada Masato of Sekigahara and KAKEKOMI. Vividly depicts Shinsengumi vice commander Hijikata Toshizo's life spanning the final days of the Edo period into the Meiji ...

  • ITOSATO A Kyoto Coutesan at the End of Samurai Era

    ITOSATO A Kyoto Coutesan at the End of Samurai Era (2018)

    Director
    KASHIMA Mikiya
    Cast
    FUJINO Ryoko, MIZOBATA Junpei, MATSUI Rena

    A geisha's tragic love story is told in this period film which was an official selection of the 38th Hawaii International Film Festival. The film is written and directed by Kashima Mikiya, a veteran of many period television series. Fujino Ryoko, who...

  • Seven girls

    Seven girls (2018)

    Director
    David MIYAHARA
    Cast
    SAKAZAKI Ai, HORIKAWA Hatena, ADACHI Kaho

    2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the theatre troupe Zenpo Koenfun. This drama is a film adaptation with the original stage cast of their popular work which was first performed in 2004 and has had over four repeat performances since. In the directo...

  • SAMURAI SHIFTERS

    SAMURAI SHIFTERS (2019)

    Director
    INUDO Isshin
    Cast
    HOSHINO Gen, TAKAHASHI Issey, TAKAHATA Mitsuki

    The Floating Castle director Inudo Isshin adapts to film the novel "Hikkoshi Daimyo" by Dobashi Akihiro, which is based on an anecdote about the true-life feudal lord, Matsudaira Naonori. One day, Matsudaira Naonori (Oikawa Mitsuhiro), the lord of H...

  • SAMURAI MARATHON

    SAMURAI MARATHON (2019)

    Director
    Bernard Rose
    Cast
    SATOH Takeru, KOMATSU Nana, MORIYAMA Mirai

    Historical drama directed by Bernard Rose of Immortal Beloved and produced by Jeremy Thomas of The Last Emperor. Based on Dobashi Akihiro's novel 'Bakumatsu Marathon Samurai' about the Ansei Tooashi, known as Japan's first marathon. Annaka feudal lo...

  • Tengu Rider ~Emperor's inspector~

    Tengu Rider ~Emperor's inspector~ (2017)

    Director
    KUNO Tsutomu
    Cast
    KASAHARA Shinji, NAKAMURA Seijiro, NOGUCHI Mao

    Action-packed samurai drama set at the end of the Tokugawa era, produced as a regional development project for Otaki Village in Kiso District, Nagano Prefecture. Kyoto in 1961, the first year in the Bunkyu Era. As part of the policy for shogunate-im...

  • The Great War of Archimedes

    The Great War of Archimedes (2019)

    Director
    YAMAZAKI Takashi
    Cast
    SUDA Masaki, EMOTO Tasuku, HAMABE Minami

    Mita Norifusa's popular comic is adapted to live action. Set in 1930s Japan, the film depicts a brilliant mathematician's attempt to stop the construction program of the battleship Yamato. Yamazaki Takashi of The Eternal Zero directs. The headquarte...

  • ORGAN

    ORGAN (2019)

    Director
    HIRAMATSU Emiko
    Cast
    TODA Erika, OHARA Sakurako, SAKUMA Yui

    Film adaptation of the true story of young nursery school caretakers who evacuated the children in their care to protect them from air strikes at the end of the Pacific War. Togoshi nursery teachers in Tokyo scramble to find a place to evacuate and ...

  • This Old Road -KONOMICHI-

    This Old Road -KONOMICHI- (2019)

    Director
    SASABE Kiyoshi
    Cast
    OMORI Nao, AKIRA, KANJIYA Shihori

    Poet Kitahara Hakushu and musician Yamada Kosaku created numerous acclaimed nursery rhymes. This biographical drama warmly depicts anecdotes about the birth of their collaborations, starting with the song 'Konomichi' in the film's title. Director Sas...

  • Henkankoshonin Itsuka Okinawa o torikaesu

    Henkankoshonin Itsuka Okinawa o torikaesu (2018)

    Director
    YANAGAWA Tsuyoshi
    Cast
    IURA Arata, TODA Naho, OMI Toshinori

    Feature film that incorporates new footage into the NHK drama based on Miyagawa Tetsuji's non-fiction film 'Boku wa Okinawa wo torimodoshitai.' Depicts legendary diplomat Chiba Kazuo's battle for his very soul. Diplomat Chiba (Iura Arata) was on the...

  • Yassa Daruman

    Yassa Daruman (2018)

    Director
    OMORI Kenichi
    Cast
    SATO Hisanori, SUDO Maasa, TAKETATSU Ayana

    Youthful drama inspired by the official mascot for Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Young employees at city hall scramble to boost the mascot's popularity. Reunites the cast from Fun way to write the light novel, along with director Omori Kenichi. ...

  • SAMURAI'S PROMISE

    SAMURAI'S PROMISE (2018)

    Director
    KIMURA Daisaku
    Cast
    OKADA Junichi, NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi, KUROKI Haru

    Naoki Prize-winning author Hamuro Rin's period novel is brought to life on film. It nobly portrays the bond between an upright samurai and his deceased wife amid the backdrop of internal intrigue entangling a fief. At the helm is Kimura Daisaku who i...

  • Legend of the Demon Cat

    Legend of the Demon Cat (2018)

    Director
    Chen Kaige
    Cast
    SOMETANI Shota, Huang Xuan, ABE Hiroshi

    Japan-China co-production about monk Kukai and poet Hakurakuten as they tackle a tremendous mystery that shakes Chang'an, based on author Yumemakura Baku‘s "Samon kukai tou no kuni nite oni to utagesu". Directed by Farewell My Concubine's Chen Kaige....

  • "Parade" de Satie

    "Parade" de Satie (2016)

    Director
    YAMAMURA Koji
    Cast

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Recreates surrealistic ballet images as animation with text from French composer Erik Satie's essays and mus...

  • Water Dream

    Water Dream (2017)

    Director
    YAMAMURA Koji
    Cast

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Produced for the stage at the behest of French pianist Catherine Verhelst and stage designer Herv? Tougeron...

  • Begon Bell Care

    Begon Bell Care (2014)

    Director
    YAMAMURA Koji
    Cast

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Produced using an excerpt from Norman McLaren's Begone Dull Care through a partnership between Quartier des...

  • Zodiac One Third

    Zodiac One Third (2016)

    Director
    YAMAMURA Koji
    Cast

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Produced with "twenty" as the concept to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Toronto Reel Asia Internat...

  • KOJIKI at Hyuga

    KOJIKI at Hyuga (2013)

    Director
    YAMAMURA Koji
    Cast

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Animated rendition of "The Cleansing," "Sun Goddess Amaterasu," "Flowering Trees" and "Umisachi and Yamasac...