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  • IF BLESSED

    IF BLESSED (2009)

    Director
    OKACHIMACHI Kite
    Cast
    ONO Machiko, KUBOTA Masashi, Terry ITO

    Poet Okachimachi Kaito makes his directing debut. Featuring lead actress Ono Machiko, who starred in The Mourning Forest (Mogari no Mori) and is also a regular in director Kawase Naomi's other works, this film portrays the pure love between a prisone...

  • Wig

    Wig (2009)

    Director
    TSUKAMOTO Rempei
    Cast
    MIMURA Masakazu, OTAKE Kazuki, ASHINA Sei

    A slapstick comedy based on writer/sports journalist Kobayashi Shinya's autobiographical book. The comedy duo Summers take on the leading roles in a film for the first time. Self conscious about his receding hairline, office worker Moriyama Shigeru (...

  • Lost Paradise in Tokyo

    Lost Paradise in Tokyo (2009)

    Director
    SHIRAISHI Kazuya
    Cast
    KOBAYASHI Katsuya, UCHIDA Chika, UDA Takaki

    This road movie was the winner of the SKIP CITY AWARD at the SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL, a festival exclusive to films shot and produced in digital format. Former assistant director to Wakamatsu Koji and Yukisada Isao, Shiraishi Kazuya...

  • Kotsunagi--Iriai, the Commons in Japan

    Kotsunagi--Iriai, the Commons in Japan (2009)

    Director
    NAKAMURA Kazuo
    Cast

    This documentary was the winner of a Bunka-cho Film Award in 2010. In the mountains of Kotsunagi in the northern region of Iwate prefecture, a long legal battle was fought over the right of commons (the right to enter the mountains to collect firewoo...

  • Rail Truck

    Rail Truck (2009)

    Director
    KAWAGUCHI Hirofumi
    Cast
    ONO Machiko, HARADA Kento, OMAE Kyoichi

    A bold adaptation of Akutagawa Ryunosuke's novel of the same title. Kawaguchi Hirofumi makes his feature film debut. A coming-of-age story depicting one boy's summer in Taiwan. Beautiful cinematography by Mark Lee Ping-Bing, known for his work with H...

  • Sawako Decides

    Sawako Decides (2009)

    Director
    ISHII Yuya
    Cast
    MITSUSHIMA Hikari, ENDO Masashi, AIHARA Kira

    The first commercial work by director Ishii Yuya, who gained great recognition at film festivals all over the country for Bare-assed Japan (Mukidashi Nippon), winner of the 2007 Pia Film Festival Grand Prize. Highly appraised for her eye-opening perf...

  • Accidental Kidnapper

    Accidental Kidnapper (2009)

    Director
    SAKAKI Hideo
    Cast
    TAKAHASHI Katsunori, HAYASHI Roi, YOU

    A crime thriller based on the book by the same title by Ogiwara Hiroshi. A good-for-nothing kidnaps the son of a Yakuza clan boss but finds himself just frantically trying to get away. The director, Sakaki Hideo, is also an actor and appears for the ...

  • A Piece of Our Life -Kakera-

    A Piece of Our Life -Kakera- (2009)

    Director
    ANDO Momoko
    Cast
    MITSUSHIMA Hikari, NAKAMURA Eriko, NAGAOKA Tasuku

    A film adaptation of the comic "Love Vibes" by popular manga artist, Sakurazawa Erika, starring Mitsushima Hikari, from the multi-award winning film Love Exposure (Ai no mukidashi), in the lead. Actor-turned-director Okuda Eiji's eldest daughter Ando...

  • Looking Up at the Half Moon

    Looking Up at the Half Moon (2009)

    Director
    FUKAGAWA Yoshihiro
    Cast
    IKEMATSU Sosuke, KUTSUNA Shioli, OIZUMI Yo

    Based on Hashimoto Tsumugu's light novel which has been adapted into manga, anime, and TV drama series. The story revolves around a pure-hearted boy and a girl with a terminal disease. The film is directed by Fukagawa Yoshihiro, whose independent fil...

  • SWEET LITTLE LIES

    SWEET LITTLE LIES (2009)

    Director
    YAZAKI Hitoshi
    Cast
    NAKATANI Miki, OMORI Nao, IKEWAKI Chizuru

    Based on the novel of the same title by bestselling novelist Ekuni Kaori. Directed by Strawberry Shortcakes director Yazaki Hitoshi. Nakatani Miki from Memories of Matsuko (Kiraware Matsuko no Issho) and Omori Nao from THE VULTURE (Hagetaka) appear t...

  • Snowfall in Taipei 

    Snowfall in Taipei  (2009)

    Director
    HOU Jian-qi
    Cast
    CHEN Bolin, Tanya, YANG Yuning

    From Hou Jian-qi, the director of Postmen in the Mountains, a smash hit in Japan. A China/Japan/Hong Kong/Taipei co-production, Snowfall in Taipei is a romantic film starring popular Taiwanese actor, Chen Bo-Lin. Set in a small town on the outskirts ...

  • Yuki & Nina

    Yuki & Nina (2009)

    Director
    SUWA Nobuhiro, Hippolyte GIRARDOT
    Cast
    Hippolyte GIRARDOT, Noe SAMPY, Arielle MOUTEL

    A Japanese-French co-production directed by domestically and internationally acclaimed director Suwa Nobuhiro and actor Hippolyte Girardot. Using a script without dialogue, Suwa employs his signature improvisational style to present a fresh portrayal...

  • Okoru Saigyo

    Okoru Saigyo (2009)

    Director
    OKISHIMA Isao
    Cast
    OKISHIMA Isao, ISHIYAMA Tomomi

    Having worked in a wide range of fields from children's TV animation scripts to 'pink' films, independent auteur Okishima Isao directs and stars in this documentary. Upon hearing that the walkway along the Tamagawa Aqueduct, one of his favorite spots...

  • Your Home

    Your Home (2009)

    Director
    YAMAKAWA Kohei
    Cast
    ITO Hiroko, OYAZATO Yoshitsugu, TAKADA Wakaba

    Screened in the section "Japanese Eyes" at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival as part of a special collaborative project with the PIA Film Festival (PFF). Still a student in the Visual Concept Planning Department at Osaka University of Arts, ...

  • Gegege no Kitaro : Kitaro no Yurei Densha 3D

    Gegege no Kitaro : Kitaro no Yurei Densha 3D (2009)

    Director
    Cast
    MATSUOKA Yoko, TANONAKA Isamu, CHIBA Shigeru

    Mizuki Shigeru's best-selling comic 'Gegege no Kitaro' has been the basis for several TV anime series and live action feature films. This film was originally produced in 1999 and was the first in the Kitaro series to be shot in full dimensional CG. S...

  • DIGIMON SAVERS 3D

    DIGIMON SAVERS 3D (2009)

    Director
    Cast
    MATSUNO Taiki, NAKAI Kazuya, Yukana

    A film that gained popularity with audiences over a 2 year period of showings at the Sanrio Puroland beginning in 2006. The popular characters Agumon, Gaomon and Raramon appear to reveal the Digital World in an adventurous tour. Will they be able to ...

  • DIGIMON ADVENTURE 3D DIGIMON GRAND PRIX

    DIGIMON ADVENTURE 3D DIGIMON GRAND PRIX (2009)

    Director
    Cast
    NODA Junko, SAKAMOTO Chika

    The Digimons are showcased as racers in this animation. This film gained popularity with audiences over 2 years of showings at the amusement park, Sanrio Puroland beginning in 2000. Accompanied by a real time commentary overflowing with realism, Biyo...

  • KIKANSHA YAEMON

    KIKANSHA YAEMON (2009)

    Director
    KAIZAWA Yukio
    Cast
    CHII Takeo, TAKEUCHI Junko, KIKUCHI Cocoro

    Originally published in 1959 and was introduced in the elementary school textbook, writer Agawa Hiroyuki and artist Okabe Fuyuhiko's classic picture book is brought to the screen in this animated version. The fate of the old steam engine train Yaemon...

  • Slackers 2

    Slackers 2 (2009)

    Director
    WATANABE Takafumi
    Cast
    MAEDA Gouki, YUGE Tomohisa, WAKI Tomohiro

    he second in the film series that comically portrays the goings on in the high school baseball team full of yankee slackers. It features a completely new cast from the previous episode in the series, Slackers, which starred Emoto Tokio, and marks the...

  • Slackers

    Slackers (2009)

    Director
    MURAMATSU Masahiro
    Cast
    EMOTO Tokio, MORIOKA Ryu, KOBAYASHI Katsuya

    From director Muramatsu Masahiro of sync., which won the grand prize in the Pia Film Festival in 1997, this film comically depicts a baseball team in a high school of yankee slackers. The leading role is played by the young and unique actor Emoto Tok...

  • A penguin's troubles THE MOVIE Shiawase no Aoi Tori de Gopennasai

    A penguin's troubles THE MOVIE Shiawase no Aoi Tori de Gopennasai (2009)

    Director
    KAMIYA Jun
    Cast
    ITO Miyako, MATSUMOTO Sachi, GOTO Saori

    A film adaptation of the comic and TV anime, which the original comic is made by Nagai Yuji. In addition to using the same main production staff as in the TV series, including director Kamiya Jun, it features a guest appearance from the immensely pop...

  • DUEL MASTERS THE MOVIE  Lunatic God Saga

    DUEL MASTERS THE MOVIE Lunatic God Saga (2009)

    Director
    HATTORI Keita
    Cast
    KOBAYASHI Yumiko, IMAI Yuka, NAKAJIMA Saki

    This is the second in the series of film adaptations of the comic and TV anime that is based on the popular children's card trading game, "DUEL MASTERS."The hero, Kirifuda Shobu (voiced by Kobayashi Yumiko) is continuing his training toward his goal ...

  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie 3

    Naruto Shippuden the Movie 3 (2009)

    Director
    MURATA Masahiko
    Cast
    TAKEUCHI Junko, INOUE Kazuhiko, NAKAMURA Chie

    The sixth in the series of film adaptations of the TV anime program that has captured high audience figures throughout the world, which follows the personal growth of the drop-out ninja, Uzumaki Naruto. It is based on Kishimoto Masashi's popular comi...

  • The Quiet Don: A New Chapter

    The Quiet Don: A New Chapter (2009)

    Director
    JOJO Hideo
    Cast
    HAKAMADA Yoshihiko, KOBAYASHI Emi, NAGAKURA Daisuke

    The film version of the popular 'Shizukanaru Don' (*Yakuza Side Story) comic, which has sold 42 million copies in Japan. The story vividly depicts the double life of the hero, who during the day is a typical office worker at an lingerie company, but ...

  • Eden of the East : Air Communication

    Eden of the East : Air Communication (2009)

    Director
    KAMIYAMA Kenji
    Cast
    KIMURA Ryohei, HAYAMI Saori, TAMAGAWA Sakiko

    A re-working of the late night TV anime featuring original characters created by the popular manga artist, Umino Chica, creator of 'HONEY & CLOVER,' with Kamiyama Kenji directing. It features the same staff and cast as the two recent film versions of...