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  • Love, Life and Goldfish

    Love, Life and Goldfish (2021)

    Director
    MAKABE Yukinori
    Cast
    ONOE Matsuya, MOMOTA Kanako, KAKIZAWA Hayato

    Acclaimed for his feature film debut I AM A MONK, Makabe Yukinori helms this live-action adaptation of Otani Noriko's same-named manga about "kingyo sukui," the goldfish catching game at summer festivals. The protagonist is a formerly high-flying ban...

  • JUMP!! : The Heroes Behind the GOLD

    JUMP!! : The Heroes Behind the GOLD (2021)

    Director
    IIZUKA Ken
    Cast
    TANAKA Kei, TSUCHIYA Tao

    Drama based on the true story of test jumpers at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, where Japan's ski jump team won its first-ever Gold Medal. Directed by Iizuka Ken of Step and Rainbow Days. Nishikata Jinya (Tanaka Kei) was on the national team for the prev...

  • Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning

    Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning (2021)

    Director
    OTOMO Keishi
    Cast
    SATOH Takeru, TAKEI Emi, EGUCHI Yosuke

    Film in the two-part live-action finale to the "Rurouni Kenshin" series based on Watsuki Nobuhiro's swashbuckler comic. Starring Satoh Takeru and helmed by Otomo Keishi, the series has been streamed in over 100 countries worldwide. Based on the Tsu...

  • Rurouni Kenshin: The Final

    Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021)

    Director
    OTOMO Keishi
    Cast
    SATOH Takeru, TAKEI Emi, EGUCHI Yosuke

    Film in the two-part live-action finale to the "Rurouni Kenshin" series based on Watsuki Nobuhiro's swashbuckler comic. Starring Satoh Takeru and helmed by Otomo Keishi, the series has been streamed in over 100 countries worldwide. Depicts Kenshin'...

  • The Sun Stands Still

    The Sun Stands Still (2021)

    Director
    HASUMI Eiichiro
    Cast
    FUJIWARA Tatsuya, TAKEUCHI Ryoma, SATO Koichi

    Suspense about a special mission under extreme circumstances based on the same-named novel by Yoshida Shuichi, whose novels "Rage" and "Villain" have also been adapted for film. Takano (Fujiwara Tatsuya) and his partner Taoka (Takeuchi Ryoma) are ag...

  • 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 (2021)

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

    This documentary is a close-up portrait of photographer Moriyama Daido who won the 2019 Hasselblad Award, referred to as the "Nobel Prize of photography", and is still active as a photographer even at over 80 years of age. Serving as director, cinema...

  • Angry Rice Wives

    Angry Rice Wives (2021)

    Director
    MOTOKI Katsuhide
    Cast
    INOUE Mao, MIURA Takahiro, NATSUKI Mari

    Entertaining film about the "rice riots" said to be the first example of citizen activism by women in Japan. Matsuura Ito (Inoue Mao) is a wife with three kids who works as a female laborer hauling bales of rice to the shore. The wives are vexed by ...

  • PORNOGRAPHER: PLAYBACK

    PORNOGRAPHER: PLAYBACK (2021)

    Director
    MIKI Koichiro
    Cast
    TAKEZAI Terunosuke, IZUKA Kenta

    The "Pornographer" manga series about the dictation of erotic literature hits the silver screen after being adapted as a live-action TV drama. Sensitive depiction of the tension and affection between two people who care about each other but fail to c...

  • LIAR x LIAR

    LIAR x LIAR (2021)

    Director
    YAKUMO Saiji
    Cast
    MATSUMURA Hokuto, MORI Nana

    The comic of the same name which has surpassed over 1.9 million total copies published is adapted to live-action by Mars director Yakumo Saiji. The unusual love story depicts a "love triangle" between only two people which began with a lie. Minato (...

  • ZOKKI

    ZOKKI (2021)

    Director
    TAKENAKA Naoto, YAMADA Takayuki, SAITOH Takumi
    Cast

    Live-action feature film adaptation of the same-named comic by manga artist Ohashi Hiroyuki, whose "On-Gaku: Our Sound" hit the big screen as an animated film. Interweaves multiple episodes. Directed by Saitoh Takumi, actor Yamada Takayuki and actor ...

  • The Master Plan

    The Master Plan (2021)

    Director
    SATOH Yuichi
    Cast
    IWATA Takanori, ARATA Mackenyu, YAMADA Anna

    Suspense featuring Iwata Takanori and Arata Mackenyu as buddies who are two sides of the same coin. The final 20 minutes features a shocking finale. Kida (Iwata) and Makoto (Arata) share a powerful bond. The former outcasts spend a decade fighting t...

  • Light of Hope

    Light of Hope (2021)

    Director
    UENISHI Yudai
    Cast
    SHIMIZU Yume, TOKUTAKE Mika, HANAMURA Asuka

    Drama about benevolent people trying to protect and assist those living with disabilities. Director Uenishi Yudai won the Best Film Award at the 6th Milan International Film Festival for Kanemasa, which he also starred in. Twenty-two year old Kurusu...

  • Brave: Gunjyou senki

    Brave: Gunjyou senki (2021)

    Director
    MOTOHIRO Katsuyuki
    Cast
    ARATA Mackenyu, MIURA Haruma, YAMAZAKI Hirona

    Live-action feature film adaptation of Kasahara Maki's popular comic about high school teens who time travel to the Sengoku Period with their school building in tow. Helmed by Motohiro Katsuyuki of the "Bayside Shakedown" series, which hit a box offi...

  • Under the Open Sky

    Under the Open Sky (2021)

    Director
    NISHIKAWA Miwa
    Cast
    YAKUSHO Koji, NAKANO Taiga, HASHIZUME Isao

    Naoki Prize-winning author Saki Ryuzo's 'Mibuncho' serves as the basis for this character-driven drama. The Long Excuse director Nishikawa Miwa transplants the book's original setting 35 years later to the present-day. Former yakuza Mikami (Yakusho ...

  • INU-OH

    INU-OH (2021)

    Director
    YUASA Masaaki
    Cast

    Yuasa Masaaki directs this musical animated film adaptation of the novel 'Tale of Heike: Inu-Oh' which is based on the true story of Noh master Inu-Oh who performed between the Nanboku-cho Period and Muromachi Era. Manga artist Matsumoto Taiyo, who w...

  • The Cinderella Addiction

    The Cinderella Addiction (2021)

    Director
    WATANABE Ryohei
    Cast
    TSUCHIYA Tao, TANAKA Kei

    Watanabe Ryohei of Shady directed and scripted his project that won the Grand Prix in the Tsutaya Creators' Program Films 2016. This suspense film delves into the mind of a woman who commits a heinous crime that horrifies society. Fukuura Koharu (Ts...

  • First Love

    First Love (2021)

    Director
    TSUTSUMI Yukihiko
    Cast
    KITAGAWA Keiko, NAKAMURA Tomoya, YOSHINE Kyoko

    Tsutsumi Yukihiko, who has helmed many hit films, directs this live-action adaptation of Naoki Prize-winning author, Shimamoto Rio's novel. The thriller depicts a certified psychologist delving into the mental state of a murderer who killed without a...

  • KINEMA NO KAMISAMA (tentative title)

    KINEMA NO KAMISAMA (tentative title) (2021)

    Director
    YAMADA Yoji
    Cast
    SAWADA Kenji, SUDA Masaki, NAGANO Mei

    Drama commemorating the centennial of Shochiku Films. Directed by maestro Yamada Yoji of the "Tora-san" series and The Little House, which won the Golden Bear at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Go (Sawada Kenji) has been spurned his wif...