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Written and Directed by: Yuichi Fukuda
Starring: Shun Oguri
Based on the best-selling Science Ficion action-comedy comic with over 50 million copies sold worldwide,
Directed by YOSHIDA Daihachi
Original novel “Utsukushii Hoshi” by Yukio MISHIMA
An adaptation of a tragicomedy by Yukio MISHIMA, a Japanese literature giant.
Directed by Toshimasa Kobayashi *first feature film
ALMOST COMING, ALMOST DYING (Japan...
Cast: Haruka Kinami
Crew: Mitsuhito Shiraha
A young woman Tae finds a memory box of cooking recipes written by their mother who died long ago. By tracing back her mother's past, Tae discovers her mother's struggling life she didn't know along the way.
Based on the essays by Tae Hitoto who was born and grew up in Taiwan and moved to Japan while a teenager, it is about discovering a loving memory of Mother and family ties served with tasty dishes.
Written & Directed by: Minoru MIZOGUCHI
Having sold over 35 million copies and TV-dramatized in various territories, the comic "ITAZURA NA KISS" is finally coming to the big screen for the first time. Including a new episode that has never been revealed in comics before, this romantic comedy is?played by rising stars Kanta SATO as Naoki and Reina VISA as Kotoko.
Director: Keishi Otomo
Cast: Shun Oguri, Machiko Ono
Based on the Japanese cult comic MUSEUM by Ryousuke Tomoe, it is the shivering story of a detective against a serial killer in a frog mask claiming himself as an artist. The Frogman kills the victims only on rainy days with different, somewhat artistic styles and presents the bodies as though to be found..
Nana Komatsu “Silence” (2016) “The World of Kanako” (2014)
Masaki Suda “The Light Shines Only There” (2014) “Backwater” (2013)
Director / Screenplay by: Ū-ki Yamato “Count Five To Dream of You” (2014) “Like a Fairy Tale” (short, 2013)
DROWNING LOVE (OBORERU KNIFE)Introductio...
Director & Writer: KORE-EDA Hirokazu
Cast: ABE Hiroshi, MAKI Yoko, KOBAYASHI Satomi, KIKI Kilin
Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.
Director: Margaret Brown "The Order of Myths" "Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt"
Co-production company: Participant Media "An Inconvenient Truth" "Food, Inc." "Citizen Four"
THE GREAT INVISIBLE (Documentary) S...
Written and Directed by: Makoto Nakamura
From the director of "Cheburashka" (2010) comes an adventure story of a lone girl Chieri and her only friend Cherry - a stuffed animal - for the big screen!
Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Hideaki Ito
Slum-dwelling Shokichi takes responsibility for the crime of murder to protect Nanao, the girl he has grown up with and cares for.
Director: Tomoaki Akune
Cast: Ryoko Hirosue, Kenichi Takito
Chie, a young girl out of college, is diagnosed with cancer soon after becoming engaged.Undeterred, and with an understanding that the cancer treatment will leave her unable to bear children, her marriage begins on a happy note.
Director and Writer: Sono Sion
Cast: Shota Sometani, Elaiza Ikeda, Erina Mano
I am psychic! You are psychic! Everyone is psychic... but still virgin!
Director : KORE-EDA Hirokazu
Cast: AYASE Haruka
Three sisters - Sachi (29), Yoshino (25) and Chika (21) - live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father - absent from the family home for the last 15 years - dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral, and meet their shy teenage half-sister for the first time. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu (14), they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings...
Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita
Cast: Subaru Shibutani, Fumi Nikaido
Shigeo, who gets beaten into amnesia, goes through a struggle with the help of a lone teenager Kasumi to remember, but all that comes back is his dark past ...
Director : Hiroyuki Itaya
Cast : Taihei Hayashiya, Nayuta Fukuzaki
A story of a master and his apprentice who find their confidence in life through the lessons of RAKUGO, a traditional comic story telling in Japan.
Director & Screenplay: Keishi Otomo
Two years after the prologue, the story of Kenshin Himura, once a legendary assassin but now a wonderer protecting the people he cares, has come back to the big screen with the two-part sequel, "Kyoto Inferno" and "The Legend Ends" at last!
Directed and Screenplay by Tetsuya Nakashima
Screenplay by Nobuhiro Monma Miako Tadano
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Joe Odagiri, Miki Nakatani
A visual wizard Tetsuya NAKASHIMA, best known for his mega-hit Japanese Academy winning title "Confessions" (2010), brings another film that keeps audience on the edge of seats.
Directed by Kentaro Otani and Keiichi Sato
Starring Hiro Mizushima, Ayame Goriki, Yuka, Mizuki Yamamoto
The Black Butler, Highly Skilled and Most Evil
Directed by Yuzo Asahara
Starring Aya Ueto, Kengo Kora, Kimiko Yo, Toshiyuki Nishida
A Tale of Samurai Cooking - A True Love ...
Directed by Yuki Tanada
Starring: Hiromi Nagasaku, Renji Ishibashi, Masaki Okada, Fumi Nikaido
MOURNING RECIPE Official website: http:/...
Director, Writer, and Editor: KORE-EDA Hirokazu
Starring: FUKUYAMA Masaharu, ONO Machiko, MAKI Yoko, Lily Franky
Would you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours after spending 6 years together? Kore-eda Hirokazu, the globally acclaimed director of "Nobody Knows" (2004), "Still Walking" (2008) and "I Wish" (2011), returns to the big screen with another family - a family thrown into torment after a phone call from the hospital where the son was born...
Directed by Hiroyuki Nakao
Starring: Jun Kaname, Kaho, Anne, Saburo Tokito
TIME SCOOP HUNTER Official Website: http...
Voice Cast: Rie Nakagawa, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mako Morino
Director: Kazumi Nonaka
Author & Original Artwork: Tadashi Akiyama
General Editor: Tetsuo Yasumi
From the popular TV animation series broadcasted on NHK since 2010, our HANAKAPPA comes to the big screen at last!
Directed by Keishi Otomo
Starring: Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Koji Kikkawa, Yu Aoi, Yosuke Eguchi, Teruyuki Kagawa
Set in the beginning of the Meiji era, this epic action film tells a story of a legendary assassin Kenshin HIMURA, who later became a wanderer protecting the common people.
Director / Writer: Sono Sion
Starring Shota Sometani Fumi Nikaidou
A teenager aspires to be "ordinary" and "normal" in this world of chaos. But after an incident that can never be erased from his life, his wish becomes something impossible to achieve, turning him into a person obsessed to sanction evil people in the society...
Director: Yusuke Iseya
Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima Mirai Moriyama
A college student goes on a trip by bike for summer without setting any destination. On his way to a mountain, he is run over by a car and gets his bike broken. A driver in the car takes him to the drive-in bar called HOUSE 475. There, he meets a shop manager named Seiji and decides to stay at the house for the rest of summer. But things begin to change when a murder occurs in the town...
Director: Yuki Iwata
Cast: Takayuki Yamada Manami Konishi Yoko Maki Chizuru Ikewaki
A man struggles to find out who he was supposed to make the marriage proposal among his three girlfriends after he loses its memory by falling to the ice on a skating rink.
Director, Writer and Editor: KORE-EDA Hirokazu
Starring MAEDA Koki, MAEDA Ohshiro
It tells the story of young brothers Koichi (12) and Ryunosuke (10) who live in different cities due to their parents' divorce. They set out on a journey to make their miracle - to live together as family once again - come true.
Director and Writer by Yoshihiro Fukagawa
Starring Maki Horikita, Kengo Kora, and Eiichiro Funakoshi
From the original author of "The Secret" and "Suspect X"
Original Novel by Keigo Higashino
Starring Kyoko Fukada, Takashi Tsukamoto, Kyohei Shibata
Based on anticipated novel "Genya" by Keigo Higashino, which is often rumored to be the sequel of his famous title "BYAKUYAKOU." A man and a woman who met in the chaos of great earthquake--he commits a crime and she knows it and uses it to make her dreams come true...
Directed by Makoto Shinozaki
Starring Tae KIMURA, Yosuke KUBOZUKA, Siji FUKUSHI
Twenty-three men and a woman are left on a deserted island. Can she survive from the island full of uninhibited desires? From the best seller Natsuo Kirino comes a survival entertainment movie!
Directed by Toshi Shioya
Starring Ryohei SUZUKI, MINJI, Ichiro ZAITSU
After a half century of absence, the sound of his jazz comes back to the city...
Directed by Kazumi Nonaka
The Kappa family with a flower blooming on their heads lives in a village in deep inside a green forest. Over the flower on his head, HANAKAPPA and his friends enjoy everyday full of adventure!
Written and Directed by Yuri Kanchiku
Starring Nozomi SASAKI, Shosuke TANIHARA
"Love is waiting to be expressed..."
Because of the past, 17-year-old RIO lives her days filling emptiness in her heart with money, until one day, she meets a university instructor MITSUKI and fell in love...
Written and Directed by Masahiro Kobayashi
Starring Daisuke MAKI, Michiko KICHISE
The two met each other on the bridge in Lyon, France. It is just one-day love. This throb is just because it is momentary relationship in overseas or...?
Written and Directed by Sion Sono
Starring AKIRA, Eiji Okuda
Shiro has a secret that he cannot tell to his father, mother, or even to his fiancee... A moving story of a man who finally communicates heart to heart through the experience of caring his sick father and facing the reality of death.
Starring: Tadanobu Asano
Writer: Kankuro Kudo
Director: Hideaki Hosono
An editor pays a visit to the hometown of her missing award-nominated writer. In that small sumo village, she ends up meeting the writer's weird friends, revealed to his bizarre life and what actually really strangely happened to him...
Produced by Shunji Iwai, Takeshi Kobayashi
Written and Directed by Eriko Kitagawa
Starring Kie Kitano, Masaki Okada
A bitter-sweet love story of high school couples who need to face the reality of their lives as their graduation gets closer.
Directed by Yukio Ninagawa
Original Novel by Hitomi Kanehara
Lui is nineteen years old, beautiful, bored and unmotivated. When she meets Ama in a bar, she finds herself mesmerized by his forked tongue and moves in with him and has her own tongue pierced. Determined to push her boundaries further, she asks Ama's friend Shiba to design an exquisite tattoo for her back. But what Shiba demands as payment for the tattoo leads Lui into a brutal and explicit love triangle like no other. Then, after a violent encounter on the backstreets of Tokyo, Ama vanishes and Lui must face up to the reality of her life...
Directed by Kwak Jae Yong
Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide
A beautiful girl shows up into the life of a dull university student and spends an unforgettable day with him. One year later, the same girl comes back to him, but this time, she was a cyborg turning his life upside-down. Director Kwak Jae Yong's one of the most entertaining epic of all with full of action scenes by a cute cyborg, played by a Japan's rising star Haruka Ayase.
Directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro
Executive Produced by Stephen Chow and Chihiro Kameyama, Starring Kou Shibasaki
Rin endures the martial arts training in China but what awaits her in hometown back in Japan is her dojo that lies in tatters and students who have abandoned the true discipline of Shaolin kung-fu. While struggling to restore her grandfather's school to its former glory and spread a genuine Shaolin philosophy, Rin attends university where she becomes the star member of the lacrosse team. While Rin's exceptional physical abilities bring a string of victories to the team, her teammates in turn come to her aid by helping her reestablish the dojo. Just as fortune seems to smile upon her, a dark incident from a past Rin knew nothing about rears its ugly head and throws her into a fatalistic showdown with tremendous evil. Is the Shaolin Girl up to the challenge?
Directed by Rempei Tsukamoto
A gang of seven high school pranksters is putting their youths on the line and lost in their own brand of fun. The story plays out as they get into an absurd war of practical jokes with a local policeman! Based on the number 1 blog in Japan.
Directed by Isao Yukisada
Ryunosuke Kamiki, Suzuka Ohgo, Yuma Sasano
Having been brought by his father, who is the leader of the group pushing for the construction of an airport in town, Ryosuke has transferred from a school and doesn not get along with the town bully, Kohei. But unexpectedly they come to be friends because of Hiharu. Her dream is to "see the UFO that abducted her father." Ryosuke and Kohei believe her story, and the three of them solidify their friendship. But the fight between the adults grows more heated day by day, and they even crush the modest dreams of their children. The two boys take their first step into adulthood in order to help the girl and save their own village...
Original Comic by Tetsuo Hara, Nobuhiko Horie
Supervised by Buronson
The stage is set in Shanghai during the 1930s. Kenshiro, called the most wild, and yet severe man in the 1,800 year history of the Hokuto Shinken style, strides into the dog-eat-dog capital of sin. He is the 62nd successor of the Hokuto Shinken style, and the uncle of Fist of the North Star's Kenshiro.
Believing that "those who fight with true conviction can change fate," Kenshiro heads to Shanghai to sweep away evil....
Original Comic by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara
In the wake of a nuclear holocaust, violence rules the land. Into the desolate world comes Kenshiro, master of the Hokuto Shinken style of martieal art, to be the savior of mankind. King Raoh, his elder brother, is trying to conquer the world with the same martial art and power of fear. Brothers of Hokuto and fighters of other martial arts are fighting over to control their destiniy in a time of anarchy.
Directed by Jiro Shono
Takayuki Yamada, Tetsuji Tamayama, Erika Sawajiri
Twenty-year-old Naoki had always aspired to be a stand-up comedian, until the secret is exposed that he has an older brother convicted of murder. Now he must endure severe social repercussions, even after he has begun a new life with his wife and daughter. The same agony extends to the bereaved family of the victim. One day, Naoki writes a letter to his brother... A moving story about victims of society and true justice. Based on the bestselling novel by Keigo Higashino.
Directed by Yoshio Takeuchi
Story & Screenplay by Joji Iida
Naoto and Naoya are brothers that were born with supernatural power. They escape the institution where they had been confined since childhood to find out about the secrets of their birth and the mysterious organization governing ESP. Based on the popular 1990s TV series by Joji Iida.
Directed by Yoshitaka Toki
Original Story & Screenplay by Yoshikazu Okada
Hiroki, Takeshi and Kaoru were childhood friends. Takeshi proposes marriage to Kaoru, but becomes comatose from a car accident on the day of their engagement party. Kaoru's heart wavers between Takeshi and Hiroki, the one she really loves. But then, one day, Takeshi comes out of his coma with no memory regarding his marriage... A new, heartbreaking love story from the writer of Be With You.
Directed by Kozo Nagayama
An all-female group of four backup dancers suddenly find themselves on the brink of breakup when their star singer announces her retirement due to marriage. With the helpless help of their unlucky manager and a faded rock band, they struggle to prove their dance skills by developing their own stage routine. The ultimate street dance movie from Japan!
Directed by Nobuyuki Takahashi
The summer has begun! A group of high#schoolers plan to spend their vacation on the beach. Encounters with surfing and love...the summer that was expected to be so average is changed into something truly special.
Directed by Yukinari Hanawa
Aoi Miyazaki, Keisuke Koide
What really happened behind the perfect crime of the century - the "300 million yen affair"? Set in the chaotic days of the 1960s, Misuzu, a lonely high school girl from a troubled family, finds sanctuary with her nihilistic brother and his friends. They pass their days hanging around a shadowy cafe bar, indulging themselves in a life of sex, drugs and alcohol. Gradually, Misuzu gets drawn into a dangerous plot against society that was hatched by one of the youths, with whom she secretly falls in love. Based on the novel by Misuzu Nakahara.
Directed by Ryo Nishimura
Seven young men try their hand at starting up their own "host club" - a nightclub where ladies are attended to by suave male companions. With the help of the owner's granddaughter (who has a heart disorder), and despite the combination of their initial confusion, personal problems and a typhoon that almost blew the place down, they gradually find the true meaning of friendship, trust and love.