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  • Sweetheart Chocolate

    Sweetheart Chocolate (2012)

    Director
    SHINOHARA Tetsuo
    Cast
    LIN Chiling, IKEUCHI Hiroyuki, FUKUCHI Yusuke

    Japan-China co-production romance starring Lin Chiling, the Taiwanese actress from the "Red Cliff" series. Directed by Terminal's Shinohara Tetsuo. Lin Yue (Lin Chiling) comes to Japan to study painting and falls in love with rescue squad member Mam...

  • Watanabe Mamoru jidenteki documentary Dai 2 bu tsuwamono domo ga asobi no ato Watanabe Mamoru ga kataru pink eigashi kohen

    Watanabe Mamoru jidenteki documentary Dai 2 bu tsuwamono domo ga asobi no ato Watanabe Mamoru ga kataru pink eigashi kohen (2012)

    Director
    IKAWA Koichiro
    Cast
    WATANABE Mamoru

    Watanabe Mamoru has shot over 200 pink films, dedicating the entirety of his directing career to the genre. In this final installment of a four-part documentary series, Watanabe talks about his own life. The director, Ikawa Koichiro, served as the sc...

  • Watanabe Mamoru jidenteki documentary Dai 1 bu ito no kireta tako Watanabe Mamoru ga kataru Watanabe Mamoru kohen

    Watanabe Mamoru jidenteki documentary Dai 1 bu ito no kireta tako Watanabe Mamoru ga kataru Watanabe Mamoru kohen (2012)

    Director
    IKAWA Koichiro
    Cast
    WATANABE Mamoru

    Watanabe Mamoru jidenteki documentary Dai 1 bu ito no kireta tako Watanabe Mamoru ga kataru Watanabe Mamoru kohen Watanabe Mamoru has shot over 200 pink films, dedicating the entirety of his directing career to the genre. In this second installment ...

  • Watanabe Mamoru jidenteki documentary dai 2 bu tsuwamono domo ga asobi no ato Watanabe Mamoru ga kataru pink eigashi zenpen

    Watanabe Mamoru jidenteki documentary dai 2 bu tsuwamono domo ga asobi no ato Watanabe Mamoru ga kataru pink eigashi zenpen (2012)

    Director
    IKAWA Koichiro
    Cast
    WATANABE Mamoru

    Watanabe Mamoru has shot over 200 pink films, dedicating the entirety of his directing career to the genre. In this third installment of a four-part documentary series, Watanabe talks about his own life. The director, Ikawa Koichiro, served as the sc...

  • Watanabe Mamoru jidenteki documentary Dai 1 bu ito no kireta tako Watanabe Mamoru ga kataru Watanabe Mamoru zenpen

    Watanabe Mamoru jidenteki documentary Dai 1 bu ito no kireta tako Watanabe Mamoru ga kataru Watanabe Mamoru zenpen (2012)

    Director
    IKAWA Koichiro
    Cast
    WATANABE Mamoru

    Watanabe Mamoru has shot over 200 pink films, dedicating the entirety of his directing career to the genre. In this first installment of a four-part documentary series, Watanabe talks about his own life. The director, Ikawa Koichiro, served as the sc...

  • OSAKA VIOLENCE

    OSAKA VIOLENCE (2012)

    Director
    ISHIHARA Takahiro
    Cast
    OMIYA Masashi, HORI Masamune, MAENO Tomoya

    The realistic portrayal of violence dazzles in this acton film depicting the life and death struggle of two outlaws who scare even the yakuza as told from a 12-year-old juvenile delinquent's perspective. Winner of the Grand Prize in the Off Theater s...

  • The Last Will

    The Last Will (2012)

    Director
    KIBE Kosuke
    Cast
    NAKASHIMA Naho, OBATA Makoto, SHIRAISHI Naoya

    Unique drama depicting a wife conflicted about caring for her zombie husband in a world facing a zombie apocalypse. Directed by the upcoming Kibe Kosuke, who also helmed the direct-to-video movie Tokarev 2010, The Destined Trigger. Wife Kyoko (Nakas...

  • Dressing Up

    Dressing Up (2012)

    Director
    YASUKAWA Yuka
    Cast
    INORI Kirara, SUZUKI Takuji, SATO Karen

    Coming-of-age drama about the struggles of a girl who learns the secret past of her deceased mother. Yasukawa Yuka makes her feature film directorial debut with this film and handles the direction, scriptwriting and editing. Received funding from Cin...

  • The Message from Kato kun

    The Message from Kato kun (2012)

    Director
    WATAGE
    Cast
    KATO Shii

    A documentary that follows Kato Shii, a thirty-six-year-old single man who once devoted himself wholeheartedly to achieving his dream, but was unable to accomplish it. Now he is dead set on becoming a "yokai" (monster) who encourages others to realiz...

  • What we can learn when we look at how we eat

    What we can learn when we look at how we eat (2012)

    Director
    SUZUKI Naoki
    Cast
    SATO Kenichi, AKITA Inemi, MORI Michiyo

    A documentary that looks at people searching for better lifestyles through food. Conceived, planned, and directed by Suzuki Naoki, the editor in chief of Sunmark Publishing, a company known for its self-help and business books. Food culture researc...

  • Lilou's Adventure

    Lilou's Adventure (2012)

    Director
    KUMASAKA Izuru
    Cast
    Lilou DIABATE, NAKANDAKARI Saera, Lamine Youl DIABATE

    The second feature from director Kumasaka Izuru, whose Asyl won the 2008 Berlin Film Festival's Best First Feature Award. Using a cast of children with no prior acting experience, it creates a natural and vibrant depiction of friendship between girls...

  • The Black Square

    The Black Square (2012)

    Director
    OKUHARA Hiroshi
    Cast
    NAKAIZUMI Hideo, DAN Hong, CHEN Xixiu

    Japan-China collaboration about "war and the present" that depicts complex human events involving tangled eras and national borders. Directed by Okuhara Hiroshi, who was honored with the New Currents Award at the 4th Busan International Film Festival...

  • Number 10 Blues Goodbye Saigon

    Number 10 Blues Goodbye Saigon (2012)

    Director
    OSADA Norio
    Cast
    KAWAZU Yusuke, Thanh Lan, ISOMURA Kenji

    Violent action film that was shot in former South Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam War, and was completed 37 years later in 2012. International screenings include the 42nd Rotterdam International Film Festival. Directorial debut for Osada Norio, kno...

  • KURO

    KURO (2012)

    Director
    SHIMOTE Daisuke
    Cast
    KIDO Airi, SAITO Yu, NAKAIZUMI Hideo

    Ensemble coming-of-age story that gives a humorous and unembellished depiction of the emotional distance among two guys and a girl. The film uses long cuts, minimal dialogue and background music from radio and live performances only. Feature film deb...

  • KAZUYA-the world's most unsuccessful musician

    KAZUYA-the world's most unsuccessful musician (2012)

    Director
    TAMURA Hiromi
    Cast
    Kazuya, TSUJI Ryoji, TOGAWA Masahiro

    Director Tamura Hiromi, whose principle occupation is working as a hair stylist, creates an intimate portrait of KAZUYA, the 51-year-old musician who works almost exclusively in Sapporo. The film shows KAZUYA's edgy music activities to reveal the mys...

  • Wasurenagumo

    Wasurenagumo (2012)

    Director
    KAIYA Toshihisa
    Cast
    TSUCHIDA Hiroshi, SHIMODA Mami, KANEDA Tomoko

    A supernatural black comedy cleverly mixing ancient Japanese lore with contemporary visual sensibilities, from A Letter to Momo's studio Production I.G. Participating project in the Agency for Cultural Affair's Anime Mirai program. When antique book...

  • Buta

    Buta (2012)

    Director
    TOMONAGA Kazuhide
    Cast
    TERASOMA Masaki, SAWASHIRO Miyuki, SAKUYA Shunsuke

    An ambitious work that combines classic animal characters with a period setting. A pig bodyguard engages in sword combat with a band of Japanese pufferfish pirates. Produced as part of the Agency for Cultural Affairs' "Anime Mirai" project that aims ...

  • Juju the Weightless Dugong

    Juju the Weightless Dugong (2012)

    Director
    KAWAMATA Hiroshi
    Cast
    KATO Emiri, UMEDA Kikumi, MIYAKE Kenta

    Fantasy produced by The Answerstudio, many of whose animators come from Walt Disney animation Studio. Brings a gentle touch to depictions of beautiful southern seas scenery. Film supported by Anime Mirai 2012, the project from the Agency of Cultural ...

  • Pretending not to See

    Pretending not to See (2012)

    Director
    MIYASHITA Shinpei
    Cast
    KOJIMA Issei, KOSHIMIZU Ami, YAJIMA Akiko

    Miyashita Shinpei, veteran director from the celebrated TV anime series "Manga Japanese Folktales," adapts the same-titled picture book about bullying. Uses straightforward images to depict a boy as he overcomes his struggles. Film supported by Anime...

  • DUBHOUSE:Experience in Material No.52

    DUBHOUSE:Experience in Material No.52 (2012)

    Director
    SHICHIRI Kei, SUZUKI Ryoji
    Cast

    An experimental short film that documents an installation by architect Suzuki Ryoji at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo in 2010. It was directed by the exceptionally talented Shichiri Kei, who has developed a cult following in Japan with feat...

  • Hello! Junichi

    Hello! Junichi (2012)

    Director
    ISHII Katsuhito, YOSHIOKA Atsushi, KAWAGUCHI Kanoko
    Cast
    MITSUSHIMA Hikari, KABE Amon, IKEWAKI Chizuru

    Romantic comedy depicting the school life an eccentric trainee teacher and a group of six elementary school students with vivid personalities. Screenplay, direction and planning by Ishii Katsuhito, known for The Taste of Tea and Smuggler. Flamboyant...

  • TAP Perfect Education

    TAP Perfect Education (2012)

    Director
    KATASHIMA Ikki
    Cast
    MAEKAWA Reisa, NISHIZAWA Jinta, ARIMORI Narimi

    Eighth film in the TAP Total Education Series depicting the twisted love between abducted women and the men who keep them in confinement. Set in the tropics, this film depicts the perverted love between a down-and-out middle-aged yakuza and the daugh...

  • WOMEN’S DREAM OF AMAKUSA~REVITALIZING GEISHA TOWN~

    WOMEN’S DREAM OF AMAKUSA~REVITALIZING GEISHA TOWN~ (2012)

    Director
    INORI Akira
    Cast
    OTAKE Shinobu, MATSUDA Miyuki, SUGITA Kaoru

    Passionate film with a social message about women venturing into community building, set in Kumamoto Prefecture's Amakusa City. Directed by Hula Girl producer Inori Akira, who brilliantly depicts the vitality of women striving to carve out a new futu...

  • The High School SAMURAI BOY –Battle of HIROMI-

    The High School SAMURAI BOY –Battle of HIROMI- (2012)

    Director
    MIYASAKA Takeshi
    Cast
    TAKEUCHI Riki, Kanna, KURAHA Saya

    A feature film adaptation of the straight-to-video movie {Hiromi-kun! Zenkoku Sobancho e no Michi}, in which an extremely mature-looking high schooler played by Takeuchi Riki gets involved in numerous brawls in order to become the toughest juvenile d...

  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2012)

    Director
    SONO Sion
    Cast
    KUNIMURA Jun, TSUTSUMI Shinichi, NIKAIDO Fumi

    A labor of love for director Sono Sion, who revised a script he wrote twenty years ago and finally brought it to the screen. It presents a frenetic and sometimes ultraviolent depiction of yakuza and amateur filmmakers working together to make a movie...