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  • BEING NATURAL

    BEING NATURAL (2018)

    Director
    NAGAYAMA Tadashi
    Cast
    KAWASE Yohta, TSUDA Kanji, TANIGAWA Shoichiro

    Kawase Yota of Bangkok Nights stars in this drama directed by Nagayama Tadashi whose Journey of the Tortoise won the grand prize in the Off Theater section of the 27th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. Takashi (Kawase) is a 50-year-old b...

  • The Cat Café

    The Cat Café (2018)

    Director
    OKITA Hikaru
    Cast
    KUBO Yurika, ARAI Manami, OGURA Yuka

    Set in a cat cafe in Akihabara, Tokyo, the story interweaves the relationships between the woman who runs the cafe and the people who gather to be soothed by the cats. Four-part omnibus film. Shiho (Arai Manami) is an idol searching for a place wher...

  • The Voice of OBO

    The Voice of OBO (2018)

    Director
    SAITO Takashi
    Cast
    YUKI Takashi, SUGATA Shun, MIZUNO Miki

    Drama with script and direction by Saito Takashi of Buildings and the Zoo. Depicts the struggles of being left behind by contemporary society through a man dealing with anxiety about the future. Shuta (Yuki Takashi) returns to his hometown for the ...

  • You Are Not Me(Salome’s Daughter / Deconstruction)

    You Are Not Me(Salome’s Daughter / Deconstruction) (2018)

    Director
    SHICHIRI Kei
    Cast
    AOYAGI Izumi, CHOSOKABE Yoko, KURODA Ikuyo

    Film from director Shichiri Kei's 'Movies from Sound' project, which produces films starting with the soundtrack. Features Aoyagi Izumi, who works in Japan and abroad, and reunites Kuroda Ikuyo and Chosokabe Yoko from salome's daughter_anotherside_in...

  • Lovers on Borders

    Lovers on Borders (2018)

    Director
    FUNAHASHI Atsushi
    Cast
    EMOTO Tasuku, Ana Moreira, NAKANO Yuta

    A romantic mystery set in 18th-century Portugal and 21stcentury Japan produced jointly by Japan, America, and Portugal. In the director's chair is Funahashi Atsushi who won international acclaim with Nuclear Nation. In eighteenth-century Portugal, S...

  • Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2018: Journey

    Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2018: Journey (2018)

    Director
    Degena YUN, MATSUNAGA Daishi, Edwin
    Cast
    Jin Chen, HASEGAWA Hiroki, Agni Pratistha

    Second installment in the Asian Three-Fold Mirror coproduction omnibus project featuring films by three cuttingedge Asian directors on a single concept. The Sea by director Degena Yun from Inner Mongolia probes the meaning of family. Matsunaga Daish...

  • I GO GAGA, MY DEAR

    I GO GAGA, MY DEAR (2018)

    Director
    NOBUTOMO Naoko
    Cast

    Feature-film directorial debut by Nobutomo Naoko, who has made numerous TV documentaries based on her personal experiences, including her own struggles with breast cancer. The film patiently captures her 95-year-old father caring for her senile mothe...

  • Girls Don't Cry

    Girls Don't Cry (2018)

    Director
    SHINDO Takehiro
    Cast
    YOSHIDA Rinne, KUMADA Rinka, NAKAYAMA Satsuki

    With Harajuku's Takeshita Street as a backdrop, this coming-of-age drama depicts the maturing of two young girls, once inseparable friends, at odds over the gap between their dreams and realities. Artist Yoshida Rinne and model Kumada Rinka co-star. ...

  • Clingy Girlfriend

    Clingy Girlfriend (2018)

    Director
    KIMURA Satoshi
    Cast
    Hiraku, SHINADA Makoto, YAMAYA Takeshi

    Ensemble film that brings a humorous touch to depicting the love lives of the characters revolving around a certain novel. Directorial debut for Kimura Satoshi, an ENBU seminar alumnus. 'Woman Addicted to Love' stage play heroine Niko (Hiraku) has a...

  • The Usuke Boys

    The Usuke Boys (2018)

    Director
    KAKIZAKI Yuji
    Cast
    WATANABE Dai, DEAI Masayuki, UCHINO Kenta

    Film adaptation of a nonfiction book published in 2009. Depicts the excitement of young people striving to create the best Japanese wine with inspiration from winemaker Asai Usuke, who brought the quality of Japan's wine to new levels. Yamanashi Uni...

  • If You Live in This Town

    If You Live in This Town (2018)

    Director
    TAKAHASHI Hidetsuna
    Cast
    KASAMATSU Show, IMO Haruka, FUJIMOTO Kikuko

  • No Gender! The Queer Life of an Intersex Manga Artist

    No Gender! The Queer Life of an Intersex Manga Artist (2018)

    Director
    WATANABE Shogo
    Cast
    ARAI Sho

    A documentary about manga artist Arai Sho who lives life as neither a man nor woman but an intersex. Born and raised female, and also having been married, Arai undertook chromosome testing at the age of 30. That is when Arai was informed of being int...

  • IMAGINATION GAME

    IMAGINATION GAME (2018)

    Director
    HATA Taisuke
    Cast
    HISAMOTO Masami, ITANO Tomomi, TANAKA Koutaro

    The two-faced nature of human beings is explored in this thriller depicting the dark side of web society's anonymity through the two heroines' online alter egos. Music director on Hirugao -Love Affairs in the Afternoon-, Kanno Yugo, takes on the role...

  • BD~AKECHI DETECTIVE OFFICE~

    BD~AKECHI DETECTIVE OFFICE~ (2018)

    Director
    NAGURA Ryosuke
    Cast
    OZAWA Ren, TERASAKA Raiga, MAEDA Nozomi

    Mystery novel superstar Edogawa Rampo's "juvenile detective duo" series is the basis for this teen mystery. A famed detective's assistants follow the mystery of the inexplicable kidnapping of a high school girl in an unspecific time period of Japan. ...

  • GOOD-BYE SILENCE

    GOOD-BYE SILENCE (2018)

    Director
    UGANA Kenichi
    Cast
    YOSHIMURA Kaito, SUMIRE, WAKABA Ryuya

    Dystopian film set in in a world that has outlawed entertainment. Depicts the shock and yearning of kids who experience music for the first time. Directed by Screeeem's Ugana Kenichi and stars Saitoh Takumi of HIRUGAO -Love Affairs in the Afternoon-....

  • Living the idol life –SKE48 Behind the Scenes

    Living the idol life –SKE48 Behind the Scenes (2018)

    Director
    TAKENAKA Yusuke, SUZUKI Masahiko
    Cast
    SKE48

    This is the second documentary on the Nagoya-based female idol group SKE48. Formed in 2008, SKE48 is the forerunner sister group to predecessor AKB48. 2018 marked the group's 10th anniversary. Endeavoring in idol undertakings with renewed resolve, th...

  • JESUS

    JESUS (2018)

    Director
    OKUYAMA Hiroshi
    Cast
    SATO Yura, OKUMA Riki, Chad Mullane

    The first feature-length film by 22-year-old promising new director, Okuyama Hiroshi, who also wrote, shot, and edited the film. It screened at the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival where it won the New Directors Award. Yura (Sato Yura)...

  • Another World

    Another World (2018)

    Director
    SAKAMOTO Junji
    Cast
    INAGAKI Goro, HASEGAWA Hiroki, IKEWAKI Chizuru

    Drama starring Thirteen Assassins's Inagaki Goro, SHIN GODZILLA's Hasegawa Hiroki, and Enokida Trading Post's Shibukawa Kiyohiko with director Sakamoto Junji of The Projects and ERNESTO handling the script. Ko (Inagaki) makes a living as a charcoal ...

  • Donten ni warau Gaiden Shukumei Soto no fuma

    Donten ni warau Gaiden Shukumei Soto no fuma (2018)

    Director
    WAKANO Tetsuya
    Cast
    SAKURAI Takahiro, YUSA Koji, TSUDA Kenjiro

    Second of three theatrical film anime adaptations of Karakara Kemuriユs popular comic メLaughing Under the Clouds Gaiden.モ Depicts the mysterious fate of the best friend of Tenka, the eldest of the three Kumo brothers. Tenkaユs (voice: Nakamura Yuichi)...

  • I'm Not Here

    I'm Not Here (2018)

    Director
    HIHARA Shintaro
    Cast
    MINE Goichi, YASHIBA Toshihiro, IWAYA Kenji

    Drama that wrestles with the question, "Is school about education or profit?" Real-life teacher Hihara Shintaro directs this authentic depiction of education on the front lines by having his students play themselves. Film school instructor Tahara (M...

  • Restaurant From The Sky

    Restaurant From The Sky (2018)

    Director
    FUKAGAWA Yoshihiro
    Cast
    OIZUMI Yo, HONJO Manami, OKADA Masaki

    Third film in the series about Hokkaido, following up on Bread of Happiness and A Drop of the Grapevine. Depicts intensely personal connections among family and friends, inspired by the Mountain Association agricultural group that lives in harmony wi...

  • RIN

    RIN (2018)

    Director
    IKEDA Katsuhiko
    Cast
    SANO Hayato, HONGO Kanata, SUGA Kenta

    The play by comedian and Akutagawa Prize-winning author Matayoshi Naoki is adapted to screen. It depicts a disappearance that occurs in a village with a mysterious tradition. It stars Sano Hayato of Real Girl and Hongo Kanata of Attack on Titan. Nod...

  • Born Bone Born

    Born Bone Born (2018)

    Director
    TERUYA Toshiyuki
    Cast
    OKUDA Eiji, TSUTSUI Michitaka, MISAKI Ayame

    Heartwarming drama directed by Teruya Toshiyuki, the comedian who goes by the stage name of Gori. This humorous portrayal of the relationships within a family centers on the メbone washingモ custom of cleaning and reinterring the bones of the deceased....

  • single mom -a sweet family-

    single mom -a sweet family- (2018)

    Director
    MATSUMOTO Kazumi
    Cast
    UCHIYAMA Rina, KIMURA Yuichi, HASEGAWA Hanon

    A family drama set in the town of Niseko, a famous resort area of Hokkaido, warmly weaving a tale with true story elements about an exhausted single mother finding hope. At the helm is former politician Matsumoto Kazumi who is making his directorial...

  • For Love's SAKE

    For Love's SAKE (2018)

    Director
    SEGI Naoki
    Cast
    KAWAEI Rina, ONOZUKA Hayato, MIYAJI Mao

    Ramen Samurai's Segi Naoki helms this coming-of-age drama about a female college student majoring in science who struggles with love and sake brewing in Higashi Hiroshima's Saijo, one of Japan's top three sake brewery locales. Features the late Osugi...