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  • YOU ARE BRILLIANT LIKE A SPICA

    YOU ARE BRILLIANT LIKE A SPICA (2019)

    Director
    OTANI Kentaro
    Cast
    FUKUHARA Haruka, SATO Taiki, SUZUKI Jin

    A high school girl, Sei Saotome, unexpectedly is transferred to an elite high school in Nagano prefecture due to her parents' house-moving. One day, she meets Mizuki and Taiyo, and is invited to join astronomy club with them. The personalities of two...

  • Siblings of the Cape

    Siblings of the Cape (2018)

    Director
    KATAYAMA Shinzo
    Cast
    MATSUURA Yuya, WADA Misa, KITAYAMA Masayasu

    The debut film by Katayama Shinzo, who has served as assistant director on the films of Bong Joon-ho and Yamashita Nobuhiro, which he wrote, directed and produced. It depicts a brother and sister with disabilities dirtying their hands with prostituti...

  • NO LONGER HUMAN

    NO LONGER HUMAN (2019)

    Director
    NINAGAWA Mika
    Cast
    OGURI Shun, MIYAZAWA Rie, SAWAJIRI Erika

    Osamu Dazai is a genius best-selling author. He has a pregnant wife Michiko and two children, but his life is a total mess. He has affairs with women and attempts suicides repeatedly. His pupil Shizuko and a widow Tomie step into his life, and he com...

  • A LONG GOODBYE

    A LONG GOODBYE (2019)

    Director
    NAKANO Ryota
    Cast
    AOI Yu, TAKEUCHI Yuko, MATSUBARA Chieko

    A party was held for the 70th birthday of their father, Shohei. What was told to his daughters, who haven't all gathered together for a long time, is the fact that their strict father had contracted dementia. While being confused about the situation ...

  • SMILES LEADING TO HAPPINESS

    SMILES LEADING TO HAPPINESS (2019)

    Director
    ENOMOTO Jiro
    Cast
    TAKASUGI Mahiro, YASUDA Seia

    A coming-of-age drama which was awarded the Angel Trophy Award at the 16th Monaco International Film Festival. Playing the lead role of dental technician Daichi is Takasugi Mahiro of Gangoose and Rainbow Days. Daichi (Takasugi) is a highly skilled a...

  • Wolf na sissi

    Wolf na sissi (2017)

    Director
    ONO Daisuke
    Cast
    NEYA Ryoka, ONO Daisuke, MAYANAGI Minae

    Debut feature film release from cutting-edge director Ono Daisuke, who works with the filmmaking team Tanoshii Jidai (Fun Era). Ono himself plays the boyfriend Tatsuo in this cynical depiction of a couple's love spat. Ayako (Neya Ryoka) belongs to a...

  • Toukuen Ranbu

    Toukuen Ranbu (2019)

    Director
    YAKUMO Saiji
    Cast
    SUZUKI Hiroki, ARAMAKI Yoshihiko, KITAMURA Ryo

    Samurai action drama featuring 'swordsmen' warriors personifying Japanese swords as they confront evil influences scheming to revise history. The first live-action film adaptation of the training simulation game that has also been turned into an anim...

  • Heart Treasure

    Heart Treasure (2017)

    Director
    ENOMOTO Sakura
    Cast
    ENOMOTO Sakura, NAGAYAMA Hiromi, SAKAGAWA Shion

    Enomoto Sakura, who appeared in The Good-for-Nothings and The Manga Master, stars in this film adapted from his own original story which also marks his feature-length directorial debut. Playwright and theatre director Murakami Hideki wrote the screen...

  • Things to know before you become a cancer patient

    Things to know before you become a cancer patient (2018)

    Director
    MIYAKE Nagaru
    Cast
    WAKAO Fumihiko, KATSUMATA Noriyuki, YAMAUCHI Hideko

    Miyake Nagaru of "Ultimate land - a year of Iwasaki Onikenbai" and "Traveling by Leaps and Bounds: Portrait of Noh Actor Reijiro Tsumura" directs, shoots, and edits this documentary examining in a variety of angles the subject of cancer which is said...

  • DOCUMENTARY FILM TARO OKAMOTO’S OKINAWA WHAT HE FOUND

    DOCUMENTARY FILM TARO OKAMOTO’S OKINAWA WHAT HE FOUND (2018)

    Director
    KATSURAYAMA Yoshihisa
    Cast
    OKAMOTO Taro

    The mindset of one of Japan's prominent artists, Okamoto Taro, on his two journeys to Okinawa is closely examined in this documentary. Artist Okamoto Taro arrives on Okinawa seeking the answer to the questions: "What is a Japanese person?" and "What...

  • Astral abnormal Suzukisan

    Astral abnormal Suzukisan (2018)

    Director
    ONO Daisuke
    Cast
    MATSUMOTO Honoka, NISHIYAMA Mayuko, TANAKA Taketo

    Director's cut that revamps for film the 17 episodes of a YouTube drama series with {In This Corner of the World} TV drama heroine Matsumoto Honoka as the protagonist. Rara (Matsumoto) makes her living as a YouTuber while cursing her life in a backw...

  • The World’s “Top” Theater

    The World’s “Top” Theater (2017)

    Director
    SATO Koichi
    Cast
    INOUE Keiichi, TSUCHII Toshinobu, SATO Yoshihiro

    Sato Koichi who served as cinematographer on Silent Revolution and YUKIGUNI coordinated, directed, and shot this documentary. Narration is by actor Osugi Ren who passed away suddenly in 2018. Green House, a cinema in the city of Sakata in Yamagata P...

  • Whale-shaped Dream

    Whale-shaped Dream (2018)

    Director
    FUJIWARA Tomoyuki
    Cast
    YANO Masato, TAKEDA Rina, OKAMOTO Rei

    Blue Gateway of Happiness director Fujiwara Tomoyuki helms this drama. Kujirai Taichi (Yano Masato) has been selected to be the leader of the staff at the Taiji Municipal Whale Museum. Despite enlisting the aid of Shiraishi Yui (Takeda Rina) who cam...

  • KUMA ELOHIM

    KUMA ELOHIM (2018)

    Director
    SAKATA Takahiro
    Cast
    MURAKAMI Yukino, FURUYA Konosuke, TAKAMI Aya

    The loneliness and discord between a man and woman living on another planet similar to Earth is depicted in this literary science fiction film set in the near future. Sakata Takahiro, a graduate of the Nihon University Fine Arts Department's Film Stu...

  • 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...

  • FROM ALL CORNERS

    FROM ALL CORNERS (2018)

    Director
    OKAJIMA Ryusuke
    Cast
    SHIMAZU Fuyuki

    Los Angeles based video director Okajima Ryusuke directs his first feature-length documentary about "cardboard artist" Shimazu Fuyuki who creates wallets from cardboard boxes discarded on the street or in front of stores. Calling himself "the cardbo...

  • JIZOLIBIDO

    JIZOLIBIDO (2018)

    Director
    KASATANI Yoshiaki
    Cast
    KOIDE Yukiko, Edward M. Gómez, MUKAI Shutoku

    Kasatani Yoshiaki of A Short Film About DISTORTION follows up his previous film with this documentary which turns the camera on Atelier Yamanami, the facility for handicapped persons who produce imaginative art work. Artists with developmental disabi...

  • My Train Diary

    My Train Diary (2018)

    Director
    KODAMA Nobuhisa
    Cast
    YOKOZAWA Natsuko, HAGIWARA Minori, YAMAZAKI Ginnojo

    Kodama Nobuhisa of Wife's Lover writes and directs this drama based on a true story of a shut down railway and the citizens who revive it as the Echizen Railway. It depicts a woman's recovery and her bond with her family. Izumi (Yokozawa Natsuko) we...

  • Somebody's NPP

    Somebody's NPP (2017)

    Director
    KAWAGUCHI Tsutomu
    Cast

    Documentary produced, directed, shot and edited by freelance video director Kawaguchi Tsutomu. Actor-cum-singer Mikami Kan provides the theme song. Oi Town in the Oi District of Fukui Prefecture has just 8,700 residents and is surrounded by the ocea...

  • Tarinae

    Tarinae (2018)

    Director
    OKAWA Shiori
    Cast
    SATO Tsutomu

    The son of a Japanese imperial soldier who died on the Marshall Islands during the Pacific War retraces his fathers footsteps in this documentary. Toward the end of the Pacific War, a Japanese imperial soldier dies of starvation on the Marshall Isla...

  • Kodomoshokudo nite

    Kodomoshokudo nite (2018)

    Director
    SANO Shoon
    Cast
    MOTOSHITA Hano, KITAHARA Sawako, KAWAKAMI Maiko

    Drama about a community-run cafeteria for children that depicts people trying to cope with child abuse and neglect. Directed by Sano Shion, who has dealt with the current reality and background of social services for children. Also depicts foster par...

  • Thre 3 Sisters

    Thre 3 Sisters (2018)

    Director
    IGURO Hideaki
    Cast
    NAKAMURA Ayari, IKENAGA Aimi, TSUJIMURA Yurina

    Ensemble mystery starring Nakamura Ayari, Minami Niko, Tsujimura Yurina and Ikenaga Aimi, who do modeling, voice acting and TV performances. College freshman Mami (Nakamura) goes to a girls-only pajama party for non-athletic school club, but a bunch...

  • DOWNRANGE

    DOWNRANGE (2017)

    Director
    KITAMURA Ryuhei
    Cast
    Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson, Rod Hernandez-Ferella

    Kitamura Ryuhei, the director of VERSUS, Midnight Meat Train and No One Lives, has created a new type of thriller film. Maki Taro, the producer of In this Corner of the World and Tokyo Godfathers, has joined the production as the executive producer. ...

  • Gekijoban honto ni atta kowai hanashi 2018

    Gekijoban honto ni atta kowai hanashi 2018 (2018)

    Director
    KANEDA, HOSONUMA Takayuki
    Cast
    MITO Natsume, OWADA Nana, SUGIMOTO Mariri

    The ghost story television series which dramatizes fearful personal accounts submitted by viewers makes its way to theaters. Model Sugimoto Mariri, actress Owada Nana, and model/singer Mito Natsume play the heroines in each of the episodes. "Ongaku"...

  • Journey of the Sky Goddess

    Journey of the Sky Goddess (2018)

    Director
    TAKE Masaharu
    Cast
    Kaho, Taiga, OKAYAMA Amane

    Drama from director Take Masaharu and scriptwriter Adachi Shin, who also teamed up for 100 Yen Love and We Make Antiques. Popular television announcer Takako (Kaho) is demoted to director/reporter due to her own adultery scandal. She goes about her ...