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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • SUMODO ~The Successors of Samurai~

    SUMODO ~The Successors of Samurai~ (2020)

    Director
    SAKATA Eiji
    Cast
    SAKAIGAWA Hideaki, TAKADAGAWA Katsumi, GOEIDO Gotaro

    This documentary puts on display the allure of Japan's national sport of sumo wrestling. Closely shadowing for nearly half a year the training halls of the Sakaigawa and Takadagawa dojos, the film describes the unknown world of sumo wrestling which h...

  • A DownTown Doctor

    A DownTown Doctor (2020)

    Director
    MORI Yasunori
    Cast
    NAGAO Kazuhiro

    Documentary about the everyday experiences of town physician Nagao Kazuhiro, who provided the inspiration for Peaceful Death (dir. Takahashi Banmei). In 1995 Dr. Nagao Kazuhiro opened his clinic in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, and he sees patie...

  • A Janitor

    A Janitor (2020)

    Director
    SAKAMOTO Hugo
    Cast
    FUKUSHI Seiji, IMOU Haruka, MAENO Tomoya

    Suspense gangster film about the dramatic rescue that happens at a school ripped apart by gang warfare. Helmed by Sakamoto Yugo, who excels at action, suspense and violence. Fukumi (Fukushi Seiji) is a high school janitor whose father was a gangster...

  • Lost Baby Lost

    Lost Baby Lost (2020)

    Director
    TSUGE Yuto
    Cast
    MATSUO Shohei, MURAKAMI Yukino

    This feature-length film was directed by Tsuge Yuto, a graduate of the film department at the Kyoto University of the Arts (formerly known as Kyoto University of Art and Design) who passed away after filming was completed. Cinematographer Yonekura Sh...

  • Mottainai Kitchen - Don’t waste it, cook it!

    Mottainai Kitchen - Don’t waste it, cook it! (2020)

    Director
    David GROSS
    Cast
    David GROSS, TSUKAMOTO Nikki, IDE Rumi

    Australia-born David Gross who produced Wastecooking among others, travels the world as a film director and food activist. In this documentary, he searches for hints to solve "food waste" as he travels through various areas in Japan, one the countrie...

  • YOKOSUKA STRANGE INCIDENT

    YOKOSUKA STRANGE INCIDENT (2020)

    Director
    OTSUKA Shinichi
    Cast
    KOBAYASHI Ryuju, Shijimi, KAWASE Yohta

    This road movie closely delves into the emotions of a man who travels to Yokosuka in an attempt to confirm the whereabouts of his former lover who was thought to have been a victim of the Great East Japan Earthquake. It is written and directed by Ots...

  • Woman of the Photographs

    Woman of the Photographs (2020)

    Director
    KUSHIDA Takeshi
    Cast
    NAGAI Hideki, OTAKI Itsuki

    Kushida Takeshi's feature film debut premiered at the 15th Osaka Asian Film Festival and has since been selected by over 70 international film festivals. Kai (Nagai Hideki) runs a photo studio that he inherited from his father and meets Kyoko (Otaki...

  • THE CONFIDENCE MAN JP -EPISODE OF THE PRINCESS-

    THE CONFIDENCE MAN JP -EPISODE OF THE PRINCESS- (2020)

    Director
    TANAKA Akira
    Cast
    NAGASAWA Masami, HIGASHIDE Masahiro, KOTE Shinya

    This is the second film in the theatrical film series based on the hit television show depicting con-men duping one another. Set on the "legendary island" of Langkawi, a con game unfolds with a multimillionaire's supposed 10-trillion-yen inheritance ...