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  • Godai - The Wunderkind

    Godai - The Wunderkind (2020)

    Director
    TANAKA Mitsutoshi
    Cast
    MIURA Haruma, MIURA Shohei, NISHIKAWA Takanori

    Godai Tomoatsu, a samurai who prospered between the end of the Edo Era and the early Meiji Era, is depicted in this ensemble youth drama. The original story is brought to life by the 125 Years Memory duo of screenwriter Komatsu Eriko, and director Ta...

  • To Die Ordinary - Independent Life

    To Die Ordinary - Independent Life (2020)

    Director
    SADASUE Mayako
    Cast
    SAKAGUCHI Emiko, SHIMIZU Akihiko, RI KUNIMOTO Syuji

    This is a sequel to the film Living an Ordinary Life which documented for five years the parents who created a social welfare facility in Shizuoka Prefecture's Fuji City under the ideal living normally in the region even with severe disabilities". T...

  • Skeleton Flowers

    Skeleton Flowers (2020)

    Director
    IMAIZUMI Rikiya
    Cast
    SHIDA Sara, SUZUKA Oji, IURA Arata

    Yo lives with her father, after her mother left them when she was 3 years old. When Yo's friend Riku, who has feelings for her, asked her what's her oldest memory, she remembers that her mother talked to her trying to show a flower "umbrella leaf", ...

  • Cornflakes

    Cornflakes (2020)

    Director
    ISOBE Teppei
    Cast
    GON, TAKADA Reiko, HINO Hinami

    Yuya, who can't let go of his dream of becoming a musician, has been living with Miho, an insurance salesperson, for almost six years now, and Miho wonders if living with Yuya is good for her future. One day, Miho sees text messages between Yuya and...

  • All Aboard!

    All Aboard! (2020)

    Director
    HISHIKAWA Seiichi
    Cast
    MURAKAMI Yukino, FUJII Soma, SHIMAMOTO Katsuhiro

    This is the movie "All aboard!". In Komatsushima, a port town in Tokushima, Shikoku, Haruka Asakura (played by Yukino Murakami) lives with her effeminate father Goro Asakura (Katsuhiro Shimamoto), her uncle Kentaro Asakura (Jun Suzuki) who is in love...

  • Day of Destruction

    Day of Destruction (2020)

    Director
    TOYODA Toshiaki
    Cast
    SHIBUKAWA Kiyohiko, MahiToThePeople, Issey OGATA

    In January of 2020, director Toyoda Toshiaki developed this ambitious film about the state of society with the Tokyo Olympics approaching. He used crowdfunding to produce the film as the spreading COVID-19 infections raised questions about the very m...

  • PLANETIST

    PLANETIST (2020)

    Director
    TOYODA Toshiaki
    Cast
    MIYAGAWA Noritsugu, GOMA, KUBOZUKA Yosuke

    Documentary selected for the Special Screenings program at the 19th TOKYO FILMeX. Director Toyoda Toshiaki fell in love with the natural splendor of the World Heritage Ogasawara Islands after visiting in 2014, and he moved to the islands and spent fo...

  • RESONANCE

    RESONANCE (2020)

    Director
    TANAKA Toshinori
    Cast
    AOYAGI Takuji

    Tokyo-born Takuji was raised by his mother and guitarist grandfather. He becomes a musician himself and father of two daughters. He leaves the ever-changing modern metropolis where people are divorced from nature and relocates to Okinawa. There, an i...

  • Forever  By  Your  Side

    Forever By Your Side (2020)

    Director
    UEDA Tokitaka
    Cast
    SEON Min-Gyeong, ONO Hiroshi, NONAKA Tomoko

    Kansai-based film production studio Theater Café Nyan assembles a cast and crew of Japanese and Koreans for this co-production. Set both in Japan and Korea, the film depicts a trio of themes: two forms of love, friendship, and a way of living. Mamor...

  • Tank Sit-In Protest:Japanese Citizen VS.U.S. Military

    Tank Sit-In Protest:Japanese Citizen VS.U.S. Military (2020)

    Director
    TSUJI Toyofumi
    Cast

    In 1972 toward the final stages of the Vietnam War, a protest movement arose against the U.S. military's repair of tanks at the Sagami General Supply Depot in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture and their transport to the Yokohama north docks. This ...

  • HERO 2020

    HERO 2020 (2020)

    Director
    SAIJO Mitsutoshi
    Cast
    HIROSE Tomoki, KITAHARA Rie, KOMATSU Junya

    Saijo Mitsutoshi, a playwright and theatre director who wrote the screenplay for the film blank13, adapts to film the debut play of the theatre company he supervises, Taiyo Magic Film. It depicts the mayhem revolving around a "two year limit on love"...

  • I quit, being "friends"

    I quit, being "friends" (2020)

    Director
    IMAMURA Ayako
    Cast

    Film director Imamura Ayako who filmed herself wrestling with communication barriers in Start Line points the camera at her relationship with her friend in this documentary. Full of discontent "me" (Imamura), the film director, and my friend "Ma-cha...

  • Closet

    Closet (2020)

    Director
    SHINDO Takehiro
    Cast
    MINOGAWA Yosuke, KURIBAYASHI Aino, ARAI Iku

    Drama about the "spiritual loneliness" lurking within contemporary society. Helmed by Shindo Takehiro, who cut his chops assistant directing films by Park Chan-wook and others. Selected for some thirty film festivals worldwide, including the Cineques...

  • Songs of Triumph

    Songs of Triumph (2020)

    Director
    SAKAGUCHI Katsumi
    Cast
    YAMAUCHI Kimie, YAMAUCHI Sadamu, NAKAMURA Kenichi

    Documentary capturing nine years in the lives of ex-Hansen's disease patients. Sakaguchi Katsumi has helmed seven feature films to date including Walking with My Mother, which won the 2015 Agency for Cultural Affairs Film Award. Yamauchi Kimie was p...

  • epok's Atelier

    epok's Atelier (2020)

    Director
    NAMBU Michitoshi
    Cast
    SUGAYA Shinichi, THE CRO-MAGNONS, OKAMOTO'S

    Documentary delving into the production process of designer Sugaya Shinichi, who creates record jackets for famous Japanese musicians. Sugaya's quirky resume includes studying architecture in college and working at a family-run factory after graduat...

  • MO-RUERANI

    MO-RUERANI (2020)

    Director
    TSUBOKAWA Takushi
    Cast
    OSUGI Ren, OHTSUKA Nene, KAGAWA Kyoko

    Filmmaker Tsubokawa Takushi moved from Tokyo to Muroran City in Hokkaido. He has written a series of scripts for seven stories based on anecdotes he heard from Muroran residents and turned them into this film of somewhat connected episodes. (Osugi ...

  • LOVE STAGE!!

    LOVE STAGE!! (2020)

    Director
    INOUE Hiroki
    Cast
    SGUYAMA Mahiro, NAKADA Hiroki, WAGO Shinichi

    With foreign language versions of the manga as well as anime winning popularity abroad, the "boys love" manga of the same name is adapted to film by original author Eiki Eiki and illustrator Zao Taishi. The protagonists are a star-studded assembly of...

  • Engawa lovers 2

    Engawa lovers 2 (2020)

    Director
    KONNO Yasumasa
    Cast

    This follow-up to the warm-hearted comedy set on the porch of an old-fashioned Japanese home, Engawa Lovers 2 is also helmed by the first film's director, Konno Yasumasa. Hagiwara Daisuke (Higano Sho), a novice film director pressed to write a scrip...

  • Engawa lovers

    Engawa lovers (2020)

    Director
    KONNO Yasumasa
    Cast
    MATSUDA Gaku, MIYAMA Ryoki, SASA Tsubasa

    Set on the porch of an old-fashioned Japanese home, this warm-hearted comedy depicts a group of men's joys and sorrows. In the director's chair is Konno Yasumasa whose Shinmashi was the first film produced through the Japan-China Young Filmmakers Joi...

  • Care Nin 2 The Flower in Your Heart

    Care Nin 2 The Flower in Your Heart (2020)

    Director
    SUZUKI Kosuke
    Cast
    TOZUKA Junki, SHIMA Kaori, WATABIKI Katsuhiko

    This is the sequel to the film dealing with nursing care, Care Nin: Thank God You're Here. Director Suzuki Kosuke and lead actor Tozuka Junki who plays the care worker both continue on from the first film. Omori Kei (Tozuka) has come to work for a l...

  • In Those Days

    In Those Days (2020)

    Director
    IMAIZUMI Rikiya
    Cast
    MATSUZAKA Tori, NAKANO Taiga, YAMANAKA Takashi

    The everyday highs and lows of friends enamored by the idol group Hello! Project is entertainingly told in this revival-of-youth film. Imaizumi Rikiya of Just Only Love directs from a script by Tominaga Masanori of Pumpkin and Mayonnaise. Tsurugi (M...

  • Tidying Up With Love and Thanks

    Tidying Up With Love and Thanks (2020)

    Director
    ONUMA Yuichi
    Cast
    BITO Isao, NAKAO Mie

    A husband termed the liquidation of his wife's estate "kanshari" (throwing away with thanks). This film adapts the identically titled essay in which are written his feelings for his wife. Kenzo's (Bito Isao) wife Kazuko (Nakao Mie) had lived with hi...

  • The Samejima Incident

    The Samejima Incident (2020)

    Director
    NAGAE Jiro
    Cast
    TAKEDA Rena, SHUHAMA Harumi, SANO Gaku

    Nagae Jiro, who's known for the "Tomodachi Game" series, undertakes this horror film based on his own, original script. It depicts the dread surrounding an incident which people say, "if you know the truth, you'll disappear," or "if you hear about it...

  • Fictitious girl's diary The Movie

    Fictitious girl's diary The Movie (2020)

    Director
    SUMIDA Takashi
    Cast
    Bakarhythm, Kaho, USUDA Asami

    Multitalented TV personality Bakarhythm blogged about his pretend life as an "office lady", which became the basis for a TV drama and now comes to the silver screen. Bakarhythm stars in the film and penned the script to deliver a keenly observed and ...

  • The Craft of Memories

    The Craft of Memories (2020)

    Director
    IKEDA Chihiro
    Cast
    ISHII Anna, KURIHARA Goro, EMOTO Tokio

    Suspense film that brings a title from manga artist Yoshino Sakumi, who died suddenly in 2016, to the big screen for the first time. Tells the story of a high school girl who confronts shocking facts and goes on a journey to find herself. Karen (Ish...