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  • Leaving Home

    Leaving Home (2019)

    Director
    HAYAKAWA Daisuke
    Cast
    NAGAOKA Tasuku, KOZONO Yu, YANAGI Elisa

    This drama about a family is set in a small community along the natural splendor of the Uwa Sea dotted by islands large and small. In the director's chair is Hayakawa Daisuke who is making his feature directing debut with this film. Ten years ago Ke...

  • A Girl Under a Tree

    A Girl Under a Tree (2019)

    Director
    MORIYA Fumio
    Cast
    YANAGI Elisa

    This uncommon film simply showing matter-of-factly a girl sleeping beneath the shade of a tree is directed by Moriya Fumio who made his directorial debut with Manga-jima: The Island of Cartoon. He is also an actor as well as a screenwriter who wrote ...

  • Dangerous Drugs of Sex

    Dangerous Drugs of Sex (2019)

    Director
    JOJO Hideo
    Cast
    KITADAI Takashi, WATANABE Sho

    The live-action adaptation of Mizuta Yuki's boy's love comic of the same name incorporates extreme sexual portrayals as it renders a story of rebirth though finding the meaning of "sex" and "life". In the director's chair is Jojo Hideo, who is known ...

  • Reiko and the Dolphin

    Reiko and the Dolphin (2019)

    Director
    IMAOKA Shinji
    Cast
    TAKEDA Aki, KAWAYA Hidetoshi

    This drama portrays twenty-three years in the life of a husband and wife who lost their only daughter in the Great Hanshin Earthquake. Director Imaoka Shinji depicts among the streets of Kobe the restoration of the couple's relationship after the dea...

  • PARADISE LOST

    PARADISE LOST (2019)

    Director
    FUKUMA Kenji
    Cast
    WADA Misa, AZUMA Tengo, ETO Shuhei

    Drama marking the 6th feature film from poet-cum-director Fukuma Kenji. The film uses both fantasy and realism in exploring how to live after your dreams have been lost, through the life of a woman who has been widowed. In a lonely spot in the Tokyo...

  • ALL ABOUT "CHIAKI MAYUMURA" (PROVISIONAL)

    ALL ABOUT "CHIAKI MAYUMURA" (PROVISIONAL) (2019)

    Director
    MATSUURA Hajime
    Cast
    MAYUMURA Chiaki, TOKUNAGA Eri, SHINADA Makoto

    Documentary that uses a plethora of fictional elements to disentangle the life of "self-produced idol" Mayamura Chiaki, who plunges ahead on her unique path in life as head of the company Janaimon. Helmed by Matsuuura Hajime, who directs her music vi...

  • The Modern Lovers

    The Modern Lovers (2019)

    Director
    SHIMOYASHIRO Atsuro
    Cast
    MORIOKA Ryu, KAWAKAMI Nanami

    Romance that uses bold eroticism to portray a guy who meets his ex-girlfriend and makes a clean break with his youth. Won multiple awards at MOOSIC LAB 2019. Feature film directorial debut for Shimoyashiro Atsuro, who did the soundtrack for Imaoka Sh...

  • TOBISHIMA

    TOBISHIMA (2019)

    Director
    OMIYA Koichi, TANAKA Kei
    Cast

    Out in the Sea of Japan rises the populated island of Tobishima. This documentary chronicles the day-to-day life of the people living there. It is co-directed by Omiya Koichi of TAIDAMA–I'm home, a place for everyone and Tanaka Kei of Under the Cher...

  • A Man in Love

    A Man in Love (2019)

    Director
    MURATA Nobuo
    Cast
    OGI Shigemitsu, SASAKI Kokone, DEGUCHI Arisa

    Mature comedy about the love life of a middle-aged guy at the half-way point in life. Distribution company Mermaid Films' head Murata Nobuo makes his directorial debut at age 56. The Polish cinema maestro Jerzy Skolimowski serves as supervising edito...

  • The Past is Always New, The Future is Always Nostalgic Photographer Daido Moriyama

    The Past is Always New, The Future is Always Nostalgic Photographer Daido Moriyama (2019)

    Director
    IWAMA Gen
    Cast
    MORIYAMA Daido, KANBAYASHI Yutaka, MACHIGUCHI Satoshi

    Daido Moriyama, age 81, is still active as an artist. He is probably the most prominent and the last charismatic figure in the world of photography. He received numerous awards worldwide including the Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement from the ...

  • KONTORA

    KONTORA (2019)

    Director
    Anshul CHAUHAN
    Cast
    MARUI Wan, MASE Hidemasa, YAMADA Taichi

    After her grandfather dies, Sora retraces the diary written by him during World War II and has begun to search for a mysterious treasure buried in the local woods. Meantime, a homeless man who wordlessly walks backwards appears in the town. One night...

  • Mentai-piriri

    Mentai-piriri (2019)

    Director
    EGUCHI Kan
    Cast
    HAKATA Hanamaru, TOMITA Yasuko

    The life of a businessman who broadened the popularity of mentaiko (spicy cod roe) in Japan serves is the basis for this biographical drama directed by Eguchi Kan who won the Best Action Film award at the 23rd Fantasia International Film Festival for...

  • Dancing Mary

    Dancing Mary (2019)

    Director
    SABU
    Cast
    EXILE NAOTO, YAMADA Aina, ISHIBASHI Ryo

    The efforts of a man and woman struggling to fulfill the wish of a ghost unfold in this fantasy drama directed by SABU whose Mr. Long was screened in the competition section of the 76th Berlin International Film Festival. This film was awarded the Ju...

  • Super Mikincorinista

    Super Mikincorinista (2019)

    Director
    KUSABA Naoya
    Cast
    TAKAYAMA Ruriko

    Winner of two awards at the 41st Pia Film Festival, this drama is the feature-length directorial debut of Kusaba Naoya who completed this film on the side while working for a production company on the sets of commercial film productions. Miki (Takay...

  • The Hardness of Avocado

    The Hardness of Avocado (2019)

    Director
    JO Masaya
    Cast
    MAEHARA Mizuki, TAGA Asami

    Jo Masaya's feature-length directorial debut has picked up awards at PFF Award 2019 and other local independent film competitions. The film stars Maehara Mizuki, a member of theatre troupe Seinendan, in the lead role of Maehara and unspools a realist...

  • OBAKE

    OBAKE (2019)

    Director
    NAKAO Hiromichi
    Cast
    NAKAO Hiromichi, NAKAO Sakutaro, NAKAO Misora

    A semi-autobiographical film by director Nakao Hiromichi, who has so far made films by himself, if at all possible, with the conviction to "keep doing the things he wants to his complete satisfaction". The film earned the Grand Prize at the PFF Award...

  • Japanese Doll of Terror

    Japanese Doll of Terror (2019)

    Director
    MIYAOKA Taro
    Cast
    KOSAKA Nao, HAGIWARA Riku

    The heroine, Yuri, is a university student who spends her days doing what she loves - taking photos of daily scenes with her childhood friend, Masato. One day, Yuri receives an invitation to a party from an unknown sender. Masato also receives the sa...

  • BE YOUR KING

    BE YOUR KING (2019)

    Director
    OKUI Shuji
    Cast
    OKAYAMA Amane, GOTO Yoko, OKADA Yoshinori

    Yusuke's dream is to become a photographer but he was standing on the edge of a cliff. The reality is too harsh to fulfill his dream and he was working at his uncle's ramen shop. One day, Yusuke meets Yukari at the ramen shop and gradually get att...

  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR

    WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR (2019)

    Director
    SASAKI Katsumi
    Cast
    KANEDA Ibuki, MASADA Kimika, OZEKI Toshikazu

    I hate it…I hate it…I hate it… The worthless stupid comedians, the useless psychology counselor, the fuckin' teacher who fucked me… I hate it…the dumb college student who plays around with their parents money, the meaningless nobody who can't eve...

  • VAMPIRE CLAY~DERIVATION

    VAMPIRE CLAY~DERIVATION (2019)

    Director
    UMEZAWA Soichi
    Cast
    FUJII Itsuki, AMIKO, KUROSAWA Asuka

    Karin, Kyozo Fushimi's daughter works at an art gallery in the suburbs. The police come to tell her that her father ‘s brutally murdered body was found at Aina Academy and Yuri Aina is the prime suspect of her father's killing. Karin haven't seen her...

  • WELCOME TO JAPAN

    WELCOME TO JAPAN (2019)

    Director
    NISHIMURA Yoshihiro
    Cast
    FUJITA Ena, YASHIKI Hiroko, SUZUKI Kimmy

    The year 2020, Japan is about to host The Greater East Asia World Athletic Meet. Kika was raised to be a female assassin from the ultraright-wing group. She works as a construction worker by day and loves eating Japanese foods and cooking "bento (lu...

  • LE CHOCOLAT DE H

    LE CHOCOLAT DE H (2019)

    Director
    WATANABE Takashi
    Cast
    TSUJIGUCHI Hironobu

    Hironobu Tsujiguchi, who is a world-wide famous Japanese pastry chef. This movie is about his journey from finding some ingredients to completing his new recipes of chocolate. The biggest chocolate festival has been held every year in Paris, France...

  • Tokyo Wine Party People

    Tokyo Wine Party People (2019)

    Director
    WADA Hideki
    Cast
    MATSUMURA Sayuri, ONO Ito, ONOZUKA Hayato

    Shino Sakuragi, an office worker in Tokyo, gets invited to a wine party by her boss. It's a bourgeois party, and at first she feels uncomfortable, but soon she hits it off with a male participant, Kazushi Oda. She falls for him because even though ...

  • Angel Sign

    Angel Sign (2019)

    Director
    HOJO Tsukasa, Nonzee NIMIBUTR, Kamila ANDINI
    Cast
    MATSUSHITA Nao, Dean FUJIOKA, OGATA Naoto

    The live-action movie "Angel Sign", the directorial debut of City Hunter and Cat's Eye creator Tsukasa Hojo, is a cinematic adaptation of SILENT MANGA AUDITION®'s award winning entries from Asia, Europe and South America. Selected from among 6888 man...

  • Haruka's Pottery

    Haruka's Pottery (2019)

    Director
    SUETSUGU Naruhito
    Cast
    Nao, HIRAYAMA Hiroyuki, MURAKAMI Jun

    The highly anticipated live-action adaption of the identically titled comic about the pottery arts. Incorporating footage of the fiery kiln, the film depicts the finer qualities of Bizen ware and the dreams as well as passions of the people living in...