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  • Love's Stoppage Time

    Love's Stoppage Time (2019)

    Director
    KAWAI Hayato
    Cast
    ITAGAKI Mizuki, KIRYU Sakura

    Nishina Yuuki's novel of the same name comes to the big screen starring Itagaki Mizuki whose performance in Solomon's Perjury won rave reviews. In the director's chair is Kawai Hayato who has directed many quality teen films including the "Inside Mr....

  • M: Toru Muranishi - Wild Passionate Days

    M: Toru Muranishi - Wild Passionate Days (2019)

    Director
    KATASHIMA Ikki
    Cast
    MURANISHI Toru

    A documentary detailing the glories and failures, creation and destruction of Muranishi Toru, known as the "King of Porn". The summer of 1996 in Hokkaido, Muranishi dares to carry out the simultaneous filming of a straight-to-video movie for the wor...

  • TAGATAMENIKENPOUHAARU

    TAGATAMENIKENPOUHAARU (2019)

    Director
    INOUE Junichi
    Cast
    WATANABE Misako

    Documentary that examines the Constitution of Japan. Follows actress Watanabe Misako as she performs the "Mr. Constitution" monologue presented by TV talent Matsumoto Hiro for twenty-plus years and read-aloud theater about atomic bombs by Watanabe an...

  • DON'T FORGET THE KIDS

    DON'T FORGET THE KIDS (2019)

    Director
    SUMITA Yasushi
    Cast
    KAMATAKI Eri, SUGITA Rairu, TSUBAKI Sango

    Drama that portrays the emotionally devastating "screams of children." Direction and script from Sumita Yasushi, who made his directorial debut with Waruboro and helms for the first time in 12 years. Yukina (Kamataki Eri), who works as a call girl i...

  • Kampai! Sake Sisters

    Kampai! Sake Sisters (2019)

    Director
    KONISHI Mirai
    Cast
    IMADA Miho, CHIBA Marie, Rebekah WILSON-LYE

    Sequel to the documentary Kampai! For the Love of Sake! about Japanese sake. Konishi Mirai helms once again and focuses on women in the world of sake, which was once off-limits to females. Women contribute to all aspects of the Japanese sake industr...

  • Tribe Called Discord: Documentary of GEZAN

    Tribe Called Discord: Documentary of GEZAN (2019)

    Director
    KANDANI Ryosuke
    Cast
    GEZAN, KANDANI Ryosuke

    First-ever documentary film about the youth band GEZAN, a major force in the underground music scene. Since forming in 2009, this high-octane band has put together outdoor festivals and recording labels, and they crowdfunded their way to a tour and r...

  • Beside the Deathbed

    Beside the Deathbed (2019)

    Director
    SHIMOMURA Sachiko
    Cast

    How and where can people take their final breath in happiness? Film adaptation of the TV documentary about dying at home. Director Shimomura Sachiko got behind the camera to capture the subtle emotional changes of people awaiting the end of life. In...

  • Catch me on the shore

    Catch me on the shore (2019)

    Director
    AKAISHI Tomoyuki
    Cast
    SEKIGUCHI Tomohiro, UZAKI Ryudo

    Deals with "regional development" and "work reform", buzzword issues confronting contemporary Japan, in depicting the thrilling revitalization of a depopulated area. Direction and script by Akashi Tomoyuki, known for Kiriko no Fukei and Menkyo ga nai...

  • Prison Circle

    Prison Circle (2019)

    Director
    SAKAGAMI Kaori
    Cast

    This documentary spent six years getting permission to do the first-ever extended shoot in a Japanese prison. Directed by Sakagami Kaori, who shot US prisoners in Talk Back Out Loud and Lifers. Shimane Asahi Rehabilitation Program Center is a joint...

  • Me and Him

    Me and Him (2019)

    Director
    Shikai brothers
    Cast

    A minority couple living in Japan is the subject of this documentary. It captures the daily life of a young, second generation Vietnamese refugee and a Japanese young man leading up to their wedding. The people around them are also represented. At th...

  • Nunchaku and Soul

    Nunchaku and Soul (2019)

    Director
    KOBA Akiyoshi
    Cast
    KUROKI Masahiro, TAKAHASHI Atsushi

    A heartwarming musical born out of workshops by film distribution and production company Gachinko Film. In the director's chair is Koba Akiyoshi who has previously won awards at film festivals in Japan and abroad. Restaurant manager Numata (Kuroki M...

  • Family Bond

    Family Bond (2019)

    Director
    GONNO Hajime
    Cast
    NAGABUCHI Tsuyoshi, IIJIMA Naoko, YAMAGUCHI Mayu

    Musician Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi returns to the screen after twenty years in this drama. At the helm is Gonno Hajime who has worked numerous television series and films, in addition to putting his skills to use in the "Partners" series. Master carpenter ...

  • When A Tree Falls

    When A Tree Falls (2019)

    Director
    ISHII Yuya
    Cast
    TSUMABUKI Satoshi, INOUE Mao

    Novelist Nukui Tokuro's original story of the same name which was adapted as a television series by "The Great Passage" director Ishii Yuya now heads to theaters. It depicts head on social problems facing contemporary Japan with a realistic touch. H...

  • The Hikita's Are Expecting!

    The Hikita's Are Expecting! (2019)

    Director
    HOSOKAWA Toru
    Cast
    MATSUSHIGE Yutaka, KITAGAWA Keiko

    Author Hikita Kunio's essay of the same name about his personal experiences is adapted to this drama. It captures a couple as they are confronted by and overcome male infertility. In the director's chair is Hosokawa Toru of "Golden Orchestra". 49-ye...

  • Sacrifice

    Sacrifice (2019)

    Director
    TSUBOI Taku
    Cast
    AOKI Yuzu, HANDA Miki, GOMI Michiko

    Drama depicting a "tale of death" for young adults nine years after the Great Tohoku Earthquake. Feature film debut by Tsuboi Takuo, who has worked on films by Shinozaki Makoto and Kurosawa Kiyoshi. Midori (Gomi Michiko), who previously predicted th...

  • Miporin

    Miporin (2019)

    Director
    MATSUMOTO Daiki
    Cast
    KAKIO Asami, TSUDA Haruka

    Low budget horror-comedy produced, written, and directed by visual creator Matsumoto Daiki who makes his first foray into independent feature film production. It depicts the fate of an idol held captive by a frightening voice trainer. Kanda Yuka (Ts...

  • TOKYO HIGH TIDE

    TOKYO HIGH TIDE (2019)

    Director
    MURAKAMI Hiroyasu
    Cast

    Murakami Hiroyasu, director of the documentary Nagare, turns his camera on an elderly homeless man who digs for freshwater clams along the Tama River estuary. His life brings into relief numerous issues confronting Japan today, including environmenta...

  • Planet of the Crabs

    Planet of the Crabs (2019)

    Director
    MURAKAMI Hiroyasu
    Cast
    YOSHIDA Tadayoshi

    TOKYO HIGH TIDE director Murakami Hiroyasu returns to the Tama River estuary to document Yoshida Tadayoshi, who has been conducting independent observations of crabs over a 15-year period. The camera's relentless focus on crabs brings to light a wor...

  • The First Supper

    The First Supper (2019)

    Director
    TOKIWA Shiro
    Cast
    SOMETANI Shota, TODA Erika, KUBOZUKA Yosuke

    A family regaining the time with their deceased father is depicted in this drama directed by Tokiwa Shiro who spent seven years planning the script. This is his debut feature film. Rintaro (Sometani Shota) returns home for the first time in a long w...

  • True Believer

    True Believer (2019)

    Director
    KOJITANI Hideki
    Cast
    SHOJI Tetsuro, HAYASHI Yasuko, TAKEMOTO Ryo

    A documentary film about people who believe in the existence of UFOs directed by Kojitani Hideki who has compiled interviews with a variety of people who have experienced UFO encounters. Kojitani is inspired by a video on YouTube of an alien corpse ...

  • My Girlfriend is a Serial Killer

    My Girlfriend is a Serial Killer (2019)

    Director
    ASAKURA Kayoko
    Cast
    SUGINO Yosuke, FUKUHARA Haruka

    Film adaptation of the splatter romantic comedy manga "Ana Satsujin." Asakura Kayoko, who has helmed splatter horror films including It's a Beautiful Day and The Idols and the Undead, depicts love at its most extreme. Kurosu (Sugino Yosuke) despairs...

  • Katasumitachi to ikiru Kantoku Katabuchi Sunao no shigoto

    Katasumitachi to ikiru Kantoku Katabuchi Sunao no shigoto (2019)

    Director
    YAMADA Reo
    Cast
    KATABUCHI Sunao, Non, IWAI Nanase

    This documentary focuses on the director of the animated film In This Corner of the World, Katabuchi Sunao. Over the course of three years, the camera closely covered Katabuchi 100 times and recorded the director's creative process. Upon the release...

  • FANCY

    FANCY (2019)

    Director
    HIROTA Masaoki
    Cast
    NAGASE Masatoshi, KUBOTA Masataka, KONISHI Sakurako

    Live-action adaptation of the short manga by Yamamoto Naoki. Thrilling portrayal of the relationships among two guys and a girl as they waver between reality and fantasy. Stars Nagase Masatoshi of An, Kubota Masataka of First Love and Konishi Sakurak...

  • TESTIMONY

    TESTIMONY (2019)

    Director
    Cast

  • MYSTIC SHRINE MAIDEN

    MYSTIC SHRINE MAIDEN (2019)

    Director
    SONE Takeshi
    Cast
    YOSHIMOTO Miyu, SHIRAISHI Yua, HARANISHI Takayuki

    Toko works as a shrine maiden. Her days are full of joy as she would be called out by the village people to play or sometimes simply savor time with nothing spectacular to do. One day, Toko finds out that the village festival which she has been waiti...