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  • Rise of the Machine Girls

    Rise of the Machine Girls (2019)

    Director
    KOBAYASHI Yuki
    Cast
    TSUKIMIYA Himena, HANAKAGE Kanon, SAKAGUCHI Taku (TAK∴)

    Up-and-coming director Kobayashi Yuki directs this shocking reboot of The Machine Girl by Iguchi Noboru who enjoys a cult following even in North America. Chiba Yoshinori and Nishimura Yoshihiro, who produced Kobayashi's commercial debut film Death R...

  • Stardust Over the Town

    Stardust Over the Town (2020)

    Director
    SUGIYAMA Taiichi
    Cast
    TAIHEI Saburo, Lasalle ISHII, KOMIYA Takayasu

    A film adaptation of the 25 year long-running, identically titled stage production performed by theatre troupe Hoshikuzu no Kai which was formed by playwright and stage director Mizutani Ryuji. The story depicts the sorrows of an obscure ballad choru...

  • Prison 13

    Prison 13 (2019)

    Director
    WATANABE Kensaku
    Cast
    HOTTA Mayu, ITANO Tomomi, MAENO Tomoya

    Derived from the "Stanford Prison Experiment", this closed room thriller depicts the violent game between 12 men and women who are the test subjects of a public experiment. Writer and director Watanabe Kensaku, the screenwriter of The Great Passage, ...

  • GHOST MASTER

    GHOST MASTER (2019)

    Director
    YOUNG Paul
    Cast
    MIURA Takahiro, NARUMI Rico

    Horror comedy officially selected for numerous film festivals including the 52nd SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia. Feature film directorial debut by Paul Young, who studied under director Kurosawa Kiyoshi and has an America...

  • It Feels So Good

    It Feels So Good (2019)

    Director
    ARAI Haruhiko
    Cast
    EMOTO Tasuku, TAKIUCHI Kumi

    Arai Haruhiko, one of Japan's best-known screenplay writers, reprises his dual roles as director and writer from Body and Soul and When I Was Most Beautiful. First film adaptation of a work by Naoki Prize-winning author Shiraishi Kazufumi depicting t...

  • Stolen Identity 2 (working title)

    Stolen Identity 2 (working title) (2020)

    Director
    NAKATA Hideo
    Cast
    CHIBA Yudai, SHIRAISHI Mai, NARITA Ryo

    The follow-up to the hit thriller which ended up earning 1.9 billion yen at the box office. Both director Nakata Hideo and screenwriter Oishi Tetsuya return for this sequel. Based on the second book 'Smartphone wo Otoshita dake nanoni Toraware no Sat...

  • The Flowers of Evil

    The Flowers of Evil (2019)

    Director
    IGUCHI Noboru
    Cast
    ITO Kentaro, TAMASHIRO Tina, AKITA Shiori

    Iguchi Noboru, the prolific creator of The Machine Girl and other cult and fantastic films, was charmed by Oshimi Shuzo's comic of the same name and personally endeavored toward achieving this live-action, startling teen film. Kasuga Takao (Ito Kent...

  • One Cut of the Dead Spin-Off: In Hollywood

    One Cut of the Dead Spin-Off: In Hollywood (2019)

    Director
    NAKAIZUMI Yuya
    Cast
    Mao, HAMATSU Takayuki, SHUHAMA Harumi

    This is a spin-off film of the public phenomenon One Cut of the Dead which opened in two theaters in Tokyo and became a smash hit through word of mouth. Director Ueda Shinichiro serves as executive producer and screenwriter while Nakaizumi Yuya, assi...

  • Romance Doll (Tentative)

    Romance Doll (Tentative) (2019)

    Director
    TANADA Yuki
    Cast
    TAKAHASHI Issey, AOI Yu, Kitaro

    Director Tanada Yuki writes the screenplay to this live-action adaptation of her own 2008 debut novel of the same name. In the leading roles of the married couple are Takahashi Issey and Aoi Yu who co-star for the first time in 18 years since All Abo...

  • He Won't Kill, She Won't Die

    He Won't Kill, She Won't Die (2019)

    Director
    KOBAYASHI Keiichi
    Cast
    MAMIYA Shotaro, SAKURAI Hinako

    Live-action film adaptation of the tear-jerker 4-frame manga that was a sensation on Twitter. Director Kobayashi Keiichi depicted the highs and lows of teenage years with About the Pink Sky, which won the Japanese Eyes Best Picture Award at the 24th ...

  • The Woman Who Keeps A Murderer

    The Woman Who Keeps A Murderer (2019)

    Director
    NAKATA Hideo
    Cast
    ASUKA Rin, MIZUHASHI Kenji, NEGISHI Toshie

    Nakata Hideo, director of the quintessential J-Horror film Ring, adapts the erotic-thriller novel of the same name by Oishi Kei. Four actresses depict with uninhibited eroticism the four personalities of the heroine. Kyoko (Asuka Rin) works at a bis...

  • It Stopped Raining

    It Stopped Raining (2019)

    Director
    NAKAGAWA Ryutaro
    Cast
    NAKANO Taiga, ETO Misa

    Film adaptation of the 2004 debut novel from Miyashita Natsu, who made a splash when "The Forest of Wool and Steel" was adapted for film in 2018. Helmed by Nakagawa Ryutaro, whose accolades include the FIPRESCI Award at the 39th Moscow International ...

  • We Make Antiques! Kyoto Rendezvous

    We Make Antiques! Kyoto Rendezvous (2019)

    Director
    TAKE Masaharu
    Cast
    NAKAI Kiichi, SASAKI Kuranosuke, HIROSUE Ryoko

    Original comedy that reunites director Take Masaharu with scriptwriters Imai Masako and Adachi Shin from the previous film. Hirosue Ryoko plays the bewitching heroine who tricks the protagonists as portrayed by Nakai Kiichi and Sasaki Kuranosuke. An...

  • SPECIAL ACTORS

    SPECIAL ACTORS (2019)

    Director
    UEDA Shinichiro
    Cast
    OSAWA Kazuto, KONO Hiroki, FUJI Takuya

    One Cut of the Dead director Ueda Shinichiro takes a concept he has been incubating for many years and casts 15 unknown actors through auditions for this multiple protagonist film resulting from his original script. It was the seventh project produce...

  • Under Your Bed

    Under Your Bed (2019)

    Director
    ASATO Mari
    Cast
    KORA Kengo, NISHIKAWA Kanako, ABE Kenichi

    Film adaptation of Ohishi Kei's same-named horror novel about a lonely man's warped feelings of love. Helmed by Bilocation's Asato Mari, who served as assistant director on films by Kurosawa Kiyoshi and Shiota Akihiko. Ignored by even his parents, M...

  • His Bad Blood

    His Bad Blood (2019)

    Director
    OYAMA Koichiro
    Cast
    WATANABE Ikkei, TOYAMA Yu, ENOMOTO Sakura

    Drama marking the feature film debut for Oyama Koichiro, who has worked as assistant director for Nakata Hideo and Wakamatsu Setsuro. Shot entirely in Nagano Prefecture's Iida City. Screened at the 23rd Fantasia International Film Festival. Raised b...

  • To the Ends of the Earth

    To the Ends of the Earth (2019)

    Director
    KUROSAWA Kiyoshi
    Cast
    MAEDA Atsuko, KASE Ryo, SOMETANI Shota

    Kurosawa Kiyoshi who has won numerous awards at home and abroad including Best Director in the Un Certain Regard at Cannes for Journey to the Shore, writes and directs this original road movie which was shot in Uzbekistan over the course of one month...

  • Sleep in the Shadows

    Sleep in the Shadows (2019)

    Director
    IZUMI Seiji
    Cast
    KATO Masaya, NAKAMURA Yuri, YO Kimiko

    Film adaptation of the hard-boiled detective novel "Hoei" by popular author Kitakata Kenzo, who has had numerous works adapted for film. Director Izumi Seiji has helmed the TV series and feature films for the "Aibo" franchise. Fuyuki (Kato Masaya) r...

  • ERICA 38

    ERICA 38 (2018)

    Director
    HIBI Yuichi
    Cast
    ASADA Miyoko, KIKI Kilin

    This is the only film Kiki Kilin, of Shoplifters fame among many others, conceived in her lifetime. Based on a true story, it depicts a woman turning to a life of fraud because of her desires. In the director's chair is Hibi Yuichi whose Ken San won ...

  • Minori, on the Brink

    Minori, on the Brink (2019)

    Director
    NINOMIYA Ryutaro
    Cast
    HAGIWARA Minori

    ENBU Seminar, the film school which brought One Cut of the Dead in to the world, produced this drama through the 8th session of its Cinema Project workshop. At the helm is Ninomiya Ryutaro whose Sweating the Small Stuff was screened at the 70th Locar...

  • Show Me the Way to the Station

    Show Me the Way to the Station (2019)

    Director
    HASHIMOTO Naoki
    Cast
    NIITSU Chise

    Film adaptation of a short story by Naoki Prize-winning author Ijuin Shizuka. Direction and adaptation by acclaimed filmmaker Hashimoto Naoki, whose Birthright has been screened at domestic and international film festivals and won the Special Jury Aw...

  • Handling Method for Grumpy Woman

    Handling Method for Grumpy Woman (2019)

    Director
    ARITA Shunsuke
    Cast
    HAYAMI Akari, HIRAOKA Yuta

    Comedy that uses neuroscience to resolve conflicts between men and women at a wedding hall, based on the same-named work penned by Kurokawa Ihoko. Feature film directorial debut for Arita Shunsuke. College student Majima Ai (Hayami Akari) gets a par...

  • A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad's an Alcoholic

    A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad's an Alcoholic (2019)

    Director
    KATAGIRI Kenji
    Cast
    MATSUMOTO Honoka, SHIBUKAWA Kiyohiko

    Drama that adapts for film Kikuchi Mariko's manga-style essay based on her real-life experiences. Directed and scripted by Katagiri Kenji, whose debut film Room Laundering was screened at the 22nd Fantasia International Film Festival. Tadokoro Saki ...

  • Little Miss Period

    Little Miss Period (2019)

    Director
    SHINADA Shunsuke
    Cast
    NIKAIDO Fumi, ITOH Sairi

    Film adaptation of Koyama Ken's same-named comic that anthropomorphizes menstruation as a pop character and won the Short Work Prize for the 23rd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. Helmed by Shinada Shunsuke, who has directed numerous TV shows. Yoneda Aok...

  • My Sweet Grappa Remedies

    My Sweet Grappa Remedies (2019)

    Director
    OOKU Akiko
    Cast
    MATSUYUKI Yasuko, KUROKI Haru, SHIMIZU Hiroya

    Jiro of the stand-up duo Shison contributes to the screenplay adapting his own novel written as if the diary of a middle-aged woman. At the helm is Ooku Akiko whose Tremble All You Want won the Audience Award at the 30th Tokyo International Film Fest...