Naoto Takenaka

Naoto Takenaka

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1956-03-20 (65 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

182 Movies · 50 TV shows

Also Known As: Takenaka Naoto · 타케나카 나오토 · 竹中 直人

Biography

Naoto Takenaka (竹中 直人, Takenaka Naoto, born March 20, 1956) is a Japanese actor, comedian, singer, and director from Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, affiliated with From First Production. He is married to idol singer and actress Midori Kinouchi. He is also known as the voice of Samuel L. Jackson in the dubbed version of the Avengers, as Nicholas "Nick" Fury.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Zokki

Zokki

2021
Three of Japan's leading actors and creators directed a comedy based on Hiroyuki Ohashi's "ZOKKI A" and "ZOKKI B"
TV
Tokyo Houchi Shokudou

Tokyo Houchi Shokudou

2021
Mano Hideko is a former judge who left Tokyo after getting tired of judging people. She traveled 120km south to an island called Oshima. There, she met Komiyama Nagisa, a young girl who was born and r...
TV
Koeharu!

Koeharu!

2021
Set in a voice acting school, it depicts the growth of girls chasing dreams.

2020.

6 Movies · 2 TV shows
Perfect Education: étude

Perfect Education: étude

2020
Aoi, a young attractive actor was auditioning for a film when he met a middle-aged female director. The auditioning went far beyond the moral in Aoi.
TV
The Way of the Househusband

The Way of the Househusband

2020
An infamous yakuza sets out to master the Way of the Househusband! “The Immortal Dragon”—an infamous and feared yakuza who has left behind countless legends in the underworld—has decided to wash his h...
Not Quite Dead Yet

Not Quite Dead Yet

2020
After her father died of a drug that causes death for 2 days, she was named the president of his company. She tries to prevent her father's enemies from cremating his body before the drug wears off an...
TV
Zannenna Ikimono Jiten

Zannenna Ikimono Jiten

2020
A show based on a popular children's book introduces the surprising characteristics of animals that are funny and cute.
The Blue Danube

The Blue Danube

2020
The soldiers no longer know why they are at war, and when it even started. Daily and dutifully they march to the river and shoot at the opposite village from 9 to 5 – orders are orders after all. They...
On-Gaku: Our Sound

On-Gaku: Our Sound

10
2020
Sometimes the only thing you can do when you're bored is rock 'n roll. Having no skill, money, or even a full set of drums, a feared trio of high school delinquents nevertheless decide they are destin...
You Are Beyond

You Are Beyond

2020
She can't convey her feelings for Arata. The two fight over something trivial as they continue their relationship. Mio goes to make up with him in the pouring rain. She got into a traffic accident whi...
Enter the Fat Dragon

Enter the Fat Dragon

2020
A police officer in Hong Kong gained over 200 pounds after being dumped by his fiancée. He was demoted to the job of escorting convicts. When a convict dies in his custody, he needs to team up with a ...

2019.

7 Movies · 4 TV shows
A Gambler's Odyssey 2020

A Gambler's Odyssey 2020

2019
Boyatetsu travels to the year 2020 in Tokyo from the year 1945. Tokyo is now plagued by a decreasing population and an increase in unemployment.
Dosukoi! Sukehira

Dosukoi! Sukehira

2019
The overweight woman loves chocolate. She moved to Italy because it is famous for its chocolates. There, a woman passes out after getting involved in an accident. Her appearance has changed when she w...
Toshimaen: Haunted Park

Toshimaen: Haunted Park

2019
For the first time in a long time, all of them are together. The five of them excitedly decide to go to Toshimaen Amusement Park, a place that was very important to them when they were younger. They a...
TV
Your Turn To Kill

Your Turn To Kill

2019
Shota is 15 years older than Nana, who is a newlywed couple. Shota is a gym trainer and Nana is a designer. They both enjoy mysteries. The newlywed couple attend a resident's meeting after moving to a...
SHANAŌ: Les Garçons-Bonbons 3

SHANAŌ: Les Garçons-Bonbons 3

2019
The third movie in Léona Hirota's 'Candy Boys' series.
Talking the Pictures

Talking the Pictures

2019
Around 100 years ago, there was a movie theater in a small village. There are silent films at the theater. A young man aspires to become a benshi, a performer that provides live narration to silent fi...
Fly Me to the Saitama

Fly Me to the Saitama

2019
Because of persecution, people from Saitama Prefecture hide the fact that they are from there. The son of the Tokyo governor is a male high school student. Momomi Hakuhodo looks like a girl. He meets ...
TV
Yaji x Kita Ganzo Tokaidochu Hizakurige

Yaji x Kita Ganzo Tokaidochu Hizakurige

2019
The most popular novel of the Edo era is Yaji x Kita, a comedy that follows two women on their journey to find themselves in several comical situations.
Samurai Marathon

Samurai Marathon

2019
When feudal lord Itakura Katsuakira decides to prepare his samurai troops for the onslaught of modernization by having them compete in a marathon, his daughter secretly joins the race.

2018.

7 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Caligula

Caligula

2018
"Caligula" is a psychological phenomenon in which you want to do things that are forbidden. There are many pitches rejected by TV stations. There are some things buried among them. There were proposal...
Reon

Reon

2018
TV
Ashita e no Chikai

Ashita e no Chikai

2018
There is a human drama about a former detective pastor. An ex-murderer who served his time for interrogation as a detective is confronted by a man who quit his job as a detective to become a pastor. S...
The Hungry Lion

The Hungry Lion

2018
A high-school teacher is arrested for having sexual relations with a minor. Young Hiromi finds herself in the eye of the storm when she is suspected of featuring in her teacher’s leaked sex video and ...
Penguin Highway

Penguin Highway

2018
A young woman working at a dental clinic is believed to be behind the sudden appearance of penguins in a village.
Colors of Wind

Colors of Wind

2018
Ryo was left with mysterious words. Ryo goes to Hokkaido to find his doppelganger magician. Ryo learns magic after realizing he was also a lover of the magician. The story is about illusion and magic....
Run! T High School Basketball Club

Run! T High School Basketball Club

2018
Yoichi plays basketball at his junior high and is capable. He is granted a scholarship and attends a high school with a superlative basket team. Instead of welcoming the boy the students there decide ...
Kuinige Killer

Kuinige Killer

2018
A family restaurant faces hard times due to customers running out on their bills. In his past, Shogo Kawatani was a premiere athlete. Now, Shogo Kawatani works for the family restaurant. His job is to...

2017.

4 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Orphan Black – 7 GENES

Orphan Black – 7 GENES

10
2017
Sara Aoyama, a broke and desperate single mother who wishes to live with her daughter in peace, witnessed the suicide of a woman who looked just like her. She unlocked a world of secrets when she stol...
Cinema Capriccio

Cinema Capriccio

2017
Documentary about the crazy cinephile Atsushi Tsuboi, vice president of the Nagoya art theatre "cinemaskhole".
Temple

Temple

2017
Three Americans are looking for an ancient temple in the jungles of Japan. Their adventure becomes a nightmare when spirits trap them.
Les Garçons-Bonbons 2: l'Oiseau du paradis

Les Garçons-Bonbons 2: l'Oiseau du paradis

2017
Kitazawa Haku had watched a movie and dreamed he was in a parallel universe. Meanwhile, Ryū, the older brother of Haku's friend Takeru, is facing down boys' bar owner Rokujō. Then Ryū becomes fascinat...
Manhunt

Manhunt

2017
A prosecutor is going to clear his name after being accused of a murder he didn't commit.
TV
Samurai Gourmet

Samurai Gourmet

2017
Takeshi, a recent retiree, rediscovers his passion for food and life by getting in touch with his inner warrior and eating what he truly desires.

2016.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Wife of Soseki Natsume

Wife of Soseki Natsume

2016
Nakane Kyoko was raised by her father who did not see learning as a necessity. Kyoko was introduced to Natsume Soseki as a potential marriage partner. They got married and were drawn to each other. Th...
One Piece Film: GOLD

One Piece Film: GOLD

4.25
2016
Gild Tesoro is one of the richest men in the world.
Gold Medal Man

Gold Medal Man

2016
When the nation was excited about the Tokyo Olympics, Senichi was born in 1964. Senichi got a taste of winning when he was an elementary student. Senichi has participated in various drawing and winnin...
TV
Cain and Abel

Cain and Abel

2016
Takada Yu works for a development firm. His father has been indifferent to Yu since he was young. Yu wants his father's love and recognition. Yu encounters a woman. He started to have romantic feeling...

2015.

6 Movies · 2 TV shows
Bittare!!!

Bittare!!!

2015
A single father and judicial clerk named Tsutomu's violent past in organized crime threatens to catch up to him when his daughter is taken hostage.
125 Years Memory

125 Years Memory

2015
The sinking of the Turkish ship Erturul off the Japanese coast in 1890 and the relocation of Japanese nationals from Iran in 1985 are related to friendship and compassion. The 39th Japan Academy Film ...
Honto Ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Natsu Hen 2015

Honto Ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Natsu Hen 2015

2015
For this 16th Anniversary Special, Inagaki Goro is our host once again for 6 spooky tales based on tales from real people and performed here by an all-star cast. A young man who returns to his family'...
TV
Age Harassment

Age Harassment

2015
The general trading company has a new employee. Due to her family's failure in business, she had to give up her dream of earning a degree in America. She wants to become an executive of a company. The...
Candy Boys

Candy Boys

2015
The most beautiful courtesan is in EDO, where only men exist. His apprenticeship's suicide made him desolate, and he finds love when he meets the most popular and sexy candy boy, Furimatsu, at the "Ca...
The Big Bee

The Big Bee

2015
In 1995 there was a set. There is a helicopter in the sky. The power company, the government, and the media all get a fax. If the nuclear power plant is not taken offline, the helicopter will be dropp...
Gonin Saga

Gonin Saga

2015
A third generation "Gosei kai" gang member is named Seiji. He works to make the group stronger. A case that happened 19 years ago is being investigated. He met a lot of people.

2014.

5 Movies · 5 TV shows
TV
Onna wa Sore o Yurusanai

Onna wa Sore o Yurusanai

2014
31-year-old Urara Iwasaki (Kyoko Fukada) makes an error during her first trial as an attorney which hurts her client. Urara Iwasaki thinks law isn't right for her and she quits her job. She now has a ...
TV
A Sinner's Lie

A Sinner's Lie

2014
Hideaki Ito is the star of a legal thriller that depicts the glory and darkness of a highly paid lawyer.
Hibi Rock

Hibi Rock

2014
Good-for-nothing rocker Takur Hibinuma has no money, bath, or girlfriend in the film. He formed The Rock 'n' Roll Brothers with his friends. A woman looks like a typhoon as they perform live. Her name...
TV
Strategist Kanbe

Strategist Kanbe

2014
In July of 1590, Odawara. The Odawara Castle had been surrounded by Hideyoshi's army for over 3 months, trying to conquer the last obstacle to his dream of country's unification. A man standing at the...
25

25

2014
Shintarou Sakurai and Koichi Hikage are partners. They are corrupt and often take money from criminal groups. The Chief of Police learns that 2.5 million of seized money is missing. He wants Shintarou...
Judge!

Judge!

2014
The best television commercial in the world is determined each year at a major advertising festival. An ad man at a big advertising company was selected to be a judge on the festival jury. A coworker ...
Miracle classroom

Miracle classroom

2014
Yanagi Shuji is terrible at being a monk, as he just wants to have fun all the time. His father is the Chief Monk of the Yagira Temple, and Shuji is expected to take over the role eventually.Unfortuna...
TV
Black Suit Story

Black Suit Story

2014
The brother who became a criminal and the brother who became a police officer were both related to each other. The younger brother was arrested because he was the same as the suspect in the attempted ...
TV
Heartbroken Chocolatier

Heartbroken Chocolatier

2014
Jun Matsumoto studied bakery after graduating from high school. He fell in love with Saeko in high school. Sota was able to have a romantic relationship with Saeko before Christmas. Saeko told Sota th...
Lady Maiko

Lady Maiko

2014
A linguistics professor is teaching a woman how to become a maiko.

2013.

13 Movies · 1 TV show
TAP: Perfect Education

TAP: Perfect Education

2013
In Okinawa, a down-and-out middle-aged yakuza underling named Shidara kidnaps and confines a high school girl named Yui, the daughter of a fellow yakuza’s mistress.
Tenshin

Tenshin

2013
Tenshin Okakura left the great achievement to the Japanese modern art. This is a story of Tenshin's life and conflict and teacher-student love between Tenshin, who rediscovered art of Japan and tried ...
Angel Home

Angel Home

2013
The "Himawari So" is a group home for mentally underdeveloped adults. The "Himawari So" is where Manga artist Itpon Aijo begins to work. He moved into the home with his daughter. The group home has a ...
Self-Bondage: All Tied Up with My Own Rope

Self-Bondage: All Tied Up with My Own Rope

2013
Yuria discovered the pleasure of tying herself up in her university days, and resumes the pursuit in order to relieve work stress. She starts a blog to describe the sensation of rope on her skin, and...
Ken and Mary: The Asian Truck Express

Ken and Mary: The Asian Truck Express

2013
Ken Katakura (Naoto Takenaka) has worked as a salaryman for the past 25 years. He's on his way to Malaysia to stop his daughter's wedding. Unfortunately for Ken, the plane makes an emergency landing i...
Pecoross' Mother and Her Days

Pecoross' Mother and Her Days

2013
Laid-back baby boomer Yuichi (Ryo Iwamatsu) is a middle-aged manga artist and singer-songwriter when he isn't at his salaryman day job or watching out for his elderly mother. Suffering from increasing...
Jikenya Kagyou 事件屋稼業

Jikenya Kagyou 事件屋稼業

2013
Jotaro Fukamachi (Akira Terao) is a poor middle-aged detective who separated with wife and children. He rent the office in second floor of the building owned by beautiful dentist Reiko Sugimoto (Eriko...
Sweet Whip

Sweet Whip

2013
When Naoko was a freshman in high school she was kidnapped and imprisoned by a man who lived next door. For one month, she went through hell. Finally, she killed the man and escaped. Now as an adult, ...
009-1: The End of the Beginning

009-1: The End of the Beginning

2013
For the first time ever, a live-action motion picture has been made out of a classic spy novel.
The Intermission

The Intermission

2013
A unique black comedy set in Ginza Cinepathos, a long-established movie theater that closes at the end of March, while being familiar to movie fans with its retro appearance and unique lineup. Guests ...
The After-Dinner Mysteries

The After-Dinner Mysteries

2013
Kageyama is the butler for Reiko Hosho. Reiko lacks certain skills needed by detectives. Kageyamaa helps Reiko solve cases. Kageyama isn't afraid to speak his mind and often calls out Reiko.
TV
xxxHOLiC

xxxHOLiC

2013
Yuko Ichihara is the sexy owner of a strange store, which offers to make any wishes come true for a price. Kimihiro Watanuki has a special type of blood that attracts spirits and ghosts. He went to th...
Hello, My Dolly Girlfriend

Hello, My Dolly Girlfriend

2013
A lonely otaku is fired from his job. He is rescued in a ruined building by a strange girl in a sailor suit. When he wakes up, the girl becomes a figure. The young man and the pretty figure begin to l...
Oyari Haishaku

Oyari Haishaku

2013
The shabby, middle aged samurai of small stature is called Kotoji Akame. He misses sending his lord off as he leaves Edo for Kuju. Akame was released from service for this mistake. He stole lances fro...

2012.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
I Love Tokyo Legend - Kawaii Detective -

I Love Tokyo Legend - Kawaii Detective -

2012
Tsukiko Otonashi is a fashionista who is too beautiful to be a detective. She is also intrigued by urban legends so much so that she believes all crimes are somehow linked to these legends. She even ...
Robo-G

Robo-G

2012
Engineers Hiroki, Koji, and Shinya are working on a robot. The robot is destroyed in a freak accident. With little time left, the three are forced to build a robot suit and put a human in it. Suzuki, ...
Eight Ranger

Eight Ranger

2012
The Eight Rangers protect the city of Eight City from the evil Dark Kuruseido.
Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress

Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress

6
2012
The Satomi clan had eight samurai. The samurai are reincarnations of spirits. The female hunter is with her brother. The Satomi family started a cycle of revenge many years ago. Dogs and humans were p...
Kazoku Kashimasu ~ Family Complex

Kazoku Kashimasu ~ Family Complex

2012
Yamamura Shuji runs a company that rents out people to act like their client's family members for occasions like weddings, funerals and meeting with teachers. One day a customer comes to the " Family ...
I Don't Want to Kidnap Anyone Anymore

I Don't Want to Kidnap Anyone Anymore

2012
Tarui Shotaro is an ordinary guy who dreamed of becoming a hero when he was a child, but now gets by as a part-time worker. One day, the daughter of a yakuza boss asks a man to plan a kidnapping. Shot...

2011.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Bartender

Bartender

2011
Upon return from Paris, Sasakura Ryu spends some time wandering amiss, but after some time he decides to start anew by becoming a bartender. On a daily basis as a bartender, he helps solve the various...
Ninja Kids!!!

Ninja Kids!!!

2011
The film is about a ninja who is sent to a school by his parents. During the summer, their teacher is invaded by a group of rival ninjas and they have to ring a bell on top of a mountain.
Karate-Robo Zaborgar

Karate-Robo Zaborgar

2011
Business leaders can be saved if they are kidnapped by an evil criminal organisation.
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

4
2011
A tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty- stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a f...

2010.

7 Movies · 2 TV shows
One Piece: Strong World Episode 0

One Piece: Strong World Episode 0

2010
The events surrounding Gold Roger's execution are depicted in the introductory chapter of Strong World.
Mutant Girls Squad

Mutant Girls Squad

2010
Rin is a young high school student who gets bullied. Rin was surprised on her 16th birthday that she was on her father's side.
Perfect Education: A Maid for You

Perfect Education: A Maid for You

2010
The seventh film of “The Perfect Education” series tells the tale of a man and a girl who pursue love to the point of madness. With erotic dances and love scenes shot in 3D, the film dpicts a “pure lo...
Nodame Cantabile: The Movie II

Nodame Cantabile: The Movie II

2010
Nodame and Chiaki decided that it would be best if they parted ways for a while so Nodame could practice for an upcoming competition. She gets impatient and depressed when things don't go her way. Whi...
TV
Freeter, Ie wo Kau

Freeter, Ie wo Kau

2010
Freeter, Ie wo Kau is a Japanese television drama series that aired on Fuji Television and on Kyodo Television in 2010. The story revolves around Take Seiji, who quits his job after three months. With...
TV
Moon Lovers

Moon Lovers

2010
Tsuki no Koibito Moon Lovers is a Japanese television drama. The drama is called Getsukoi in Japan.
A Night in Nude: Salvation

A Night in Nude: Salvation

2010
A mother and her two daughters run a bar. They want to become rich, reform the building, and live as celebrities. With no chance of their dream coming true with just their everyday earnings, they had ...
BECK

BECK

6
2010
Yukio is the average high school student. Ryusuke was a guitar genius. BECK is made up of Taira, Chiba, and Saku. As their popularity increases, Ryusuke's past catches up with him.
Surely Someday

Surely Someday

2010
Four high school students form a band and practice for their school's upcoming festival by drawing inspiration from the street musicians of Miyagi. They come up with a plan to get the principal to cha...

2009.

8 Movies · 1 TV show
Yamagata Scream

Yamagata Scream

2009
Mikayo, Chuko and Kei need to join a historical research club in order to graduate. Mr was their teacher. The remnants of an ancient clan of warriors who displayed legendary cowardice in battle will b...
Shinjuku Incident

Shinjuku Incident

2009
A Chinese man named Steelhead is hoping for a better life in Japan. Unable to find honest work and bullied into the shadows with his fellow Chinese illegal immigrants, he eventually finds himself asce...
On Next Sunday

On Next Sunday

2009
After her boyfriend leaves Korea to study in Japan, So-ra decides to do the same. When she finally arrives in Japan So-ra discovers that her boyfriend has already quit school and gone back to Korea. S...
One Piece Film: Strong World

One Piece Film: Strong World

4.85
2009
The legendary pirate Shiki, the Golden Lion, reappeared 20 years after his escape from Impel Down. He came up with a plan to bring the World Government to its knees. Shiki crosses paths with the Straw...
TV
Kami no Shizuku

Kami no Shizuku

2009
The television comedy series Kami no Shizuku is based on the comic book series Les Gouttes de Dieu. On January 13, 2009, the first broadcast was made.
Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I

Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I

2009
NODAME CANTABILE: THE MOVIE is a sequel to the popular Japanese romantic comedy film. Chiaki is an aspiring conductor who faces the challenge of leading an orchestra which is made up of substitute con...
20th Century Boys 3: Redemption

20th Century Boys 3: Redemption

2009
There is a final reveal. How can he be stopped?
RoboGeisha

RoboGeisha

2009
Two geisha are kidnapped by an organization that will turn them into assassins.

2008.

8 Movies · 1 TV show
Where The Legend Lives

Where The Legend Lives

2008
A former railroad worker has become obsessed with discovering the ancient country of Yamataikoku. He discovered ancient ceramics while repairing railroad tracks. Now completely blind, Kohei relies on ...
TV
4 Shimai Tantei Dan

4 Shimai Tantei Dan

2008
The sisters are part of the story.
The Sky Crawlers

The Sky Crawlers

3.5
2008
Youngsters called Kildren are destined to live forever. The Kildren are aware that every day could be the last because of the war they are fighting. They live their day-to-day lives to the full as the...
Happy Flight

Happy Flight

2008
The co-pilot is up for promotion, but before he can get his captain's wings, he has to get through a flight evaluation. His friendly examiner has been replaced by the tough-as-nails Harada after he cr...
Nodame Cantabile in Europe

Nodame Cantabile in Europe

2008
This 2 night special takes off during their graduation, where Chiaki-senpai & Nodame left for Europe. The first special centered on Chiaki's story, the story tells about Chiaki's dream to be a conduct...
Cyborg She

Cyborg She

2008
The romance between an ordinary college student and his love interest is followed by She. A beautiful girl shows up in front of a boring student. The boy has no choice but to say goodbye. He doesn't h...
Tokyo!

Tokyo!

2008
There are three short films in Tokyo that show the Tokyo Megapolis.

2007.

5 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
First Kiss

First Kiss

2007
First Kiss aired on Fuji TV in 2007. A comedy about a young girl and her brother. For the past ten years, Mio has been living away from her brother to treat her illness. After learning that she has on...
The Longest Night In Shanghai

The Longest Night In Shanghai

2007
A successful Japanese make-up artist collides with a tough-talking Shanghai taxi driver in a romantic dramedy that twists traditional roles by making the beauty expert a male and the cab driver a feis...
Sword of the Stranger

Sword of the Stranger

3.67
2007
Young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase after they were Pursued by Chinese assassins. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving the dog fr...
I Just Didn't Do It

I Just Didn't Do It

1
2007
A man is fighting for his freedom after being accused of molesting a girl.
The Brutal Hopelessness of Love

The Brutal Hopelessness of Love

2007
Famous movie actress Nami is being interviewed by a magazine reporter about her new film in which the plot resembles her real life. Her actor husband Yosuke has an affair with a young actress Junko wh...
TV
Hotelier

Hotelier

2007
An incident in the past causes Ogata Kouhei to step down from his position and leave the country in shame. At the hotel's 30th anniversary, the hotel is facing a crisis, the president has just been su...
26 Years Diary

26 Years Diary

2007
Based on a true story, high and mighty color's lead singer, Maakii, is the lead singer of the band. While dealing with language and racial barriers, both share similar interests in music and sports.

2006.

4 Movies · 3 TV shows
Crab Goalkeeper

Crab Goalkeeper

2006
From Minoru Kawasaki, the director of "The Calamari Wrestler," "Executive Koala," "The Entire World Sinks Except Japan," and "The Rug Cop," comes the epic story of a giant crab who washes ashore, befr...
Cat-Eyed Boy

Cat-Eyed Boy

2006
A film adaption of the manga Cat Eyed Boy by famous horror manga artist Kazuo Umezu. The film follows a strange boy with cat like features.
Catch a Wave

Catch a Wave

2006
Three high school students are at the beach.
TV
A Song to the Sun

A Song to the Sun

2006
Amane Kaoru lives a night life because she has a disease that affects the skin. The sun's rays can cause damage. She dreams of becoming a singer even though she can't expose her body to the sun. One n...
TV
Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

2006
The relationship between two aspiring classical musicians, Megumi "Nodame" Noda and Shinichi Chiaki, is depicted in the series.
Princess in an Iron Helmet

Princess in an Iron Helmet

2006
Shindo Kaze is the female director of Love/Juice and Princess in an Iron Helmet. A quirky young woman's reluctant coming-of-age journey is the subject of a bright and colorful youth film. Tamako is 20...

2005.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
GARO

GARO

2005
"Where there is light, shadows lurk and fear reigns. But by the blade of Knights, Mankind was given hope." The Makai fight a secret war against the demon forces known as Horrors, evil creatures that ...
The Great Yokai War

The Great Yokai War

2005
A young boy with a troubled home life becomes "chosen" and stumbles into the middle of a great spirit war, where he meets a group of friendly spirits who become his companions through his journey. The...
TV
Aikurushii

Aikurushii

2005
The mother of the Mashiba family is responsible for the grease that keeps this machine running. The rest of the family have to make compromises in order to make ends meet when Yuki is hospitalized.
Sayonara Color

Sayonara Color

2005
Shohei works as a doctor in a seaside hospital. One day, a new patient is admitted to the hospital with ovarian cancer. Shohei is surprised to recognize Michiko, his first love from high school. Shohe...

2004.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Perfect Education 5: Amazing Story

Perfect Education 5: Amazing Story

2004
Because of the desolate landscape, Kobayashi chose snow-covered Hokkaido (the most northern island of Japan) as the setting for Amazing Story, a light-erotic drama about a lonely man, Kenji, who kidna...
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

5.68
2004
Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and animation with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following Batou as he tries to uncover the reasons for a robot...
Prayer Beads

Prayer Beads

2004
This horror anthology is featuring nine independent episodes, each 30 minutes long, that are revolving around bad karma and terror.
Swing Girls

Swing Girls

6
2004
There is a story about girls who are delinquent. The summer math class was cut.

2003.

3 Movies · 5 TV shows
Teacher's suitcase

Teacher's suitcase

2003
Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, 'Sensei', in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she pres...
TV
Good Luck!!

Good Luck!!

2003
Good luck is a 2003 Japanese television drama starring Takuya Kimura. The story revolves around an up-and-coming pilot, Hajime Shinkai, and depicts his interactions with others as he progresses along ...
TV
Water Boys

Water Boys

2003
Water Boys was aired in Japan. The number of team members makes the cast large. None of the swimmers did synchronized swimming.
The Blue Light

The Blue Light

2003
A 17 year old high school student lives happily with his mother and stepsister. His estranged stepfather comes home from a long absence one day. He started abusing his ex-wife and daughter after falli...
Perfect Education 4: Secret Basement

Perfect Education 4: Secret Basement

2003
A shy, nerdy man, Takeru finds a schoolgirl hooker Lily is unconscious in a Tokyo park, so he decides to bring her home and lock her up in a secret basement. Although Lily is afraid of him, in fact, T...

2002.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
Perfect Education 3

Perfect Education 3

2002
A lonely young Japanese student, Ai Narushima, goes on a field trip with her school. She decides to take a taxi at night. Bo Tony Ho, a Chinese taxi driver, decided to abduct a young student because h...
Women's Kunishû Rebellion

Women's Kunishû Rebellion

2002
Onna Kuni Shuu Ikki is a 2002 Japanese historical drama directed by Takashi Miike. It is one of three historical films included in the 2002 DVD compilation, Kumamoto Monogatari. The other two are Kiku...
Ping Pong

Ping Pong

2002
The Peco came by and chased the gang of kids away when they were young. Peco takes Smile under his wing and teaches him how to play ping pong. There is a life long best friend relationship between the...
TV
100 Tales of Horror

100 Tales of Horror

2002
There are a lot of people living in the back street tenement houses. The descendant of Onmyoji, Ashiya Dosan, made a name for himself in the Heian period. Dosan has not made much of a living off the f...
Trick: The Movie

Trick: The Movie

2002
Disaster strikes a village every 300 years. A popular self-styled magician named Naoko is summoned as a deity to rid the people of their anxiety. There are many would-be deities there. Detective Yabe ...
Muscle Heat

Muscle Heat

2002
In the year 2009, a young policeman must collapse a Yakuza family whose members make a large profit with a new drug.
The Happiness of the Katakuris

The Happiness of the Katakuris

6
2002
A guest house was opened by the Katakuri family. The first guest committed suicide and they decided to bury him in the backyard. The grave behind the house starts to fill up when their second guest, a...

2001.

8 Movies
Red Shadow

Red Shadow

2001
The Ninja were the secret warriors of feudal Japan. The Ninja were trained to work in shadows, gather information and defeat the enemy to build a world of peace. White Shadow is the mentor to Red Shad...
Last Scene

Last Scene

2001
Ken Mihara is a young film star. His rise as a celebrity is due to his onscreen counterpart, Keiko, who recently announced her retirement from acting in order to get married. Ken turned to alcohol as ...
Agitator

Agitator

2001
When a young Yakuza torments the customers in a rival crime family's nightclub, it is not long before his dead body is found. The death of a prominent crime boss is the result of inter- family retalia...
Perfect Education 2: 40 Days of Love

Perfect Education 2: 40 Days of Love

2001
A young girl, who lost her father at an early age, is kidnapped by a school teacher. He tried to rape her. She tries to escape for a few days. She gets used to the life with him. She stays even when s...
Love of a Thousand Years - Story of Genji

Love of a Thousand Years - Story of Genji

2001
Based on the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji. This film is set in 900AD and tells the story of a famous female writer of the time, Murasaki Shikibu. Her story begins from the death of her husband, a Ja...
Stereo Future

Stereo Future

2001
Keisuke, an aspiring samurai-movie actor lands a major role in a new film, but must contend with a director who has nothing but disdain for him, but who continually praises the film's obnoxious ham of...
Quartet for Two

Quartet for Two

2001
Shotaro and Minako are arguing. Minako told her husband that she intended to leave him. She no longer enjoys living with a submissive husband. Minako, who works for a construction company, loves her j...
Waterboys

Waterboys

6
2001
In a Japanese school, 5 adolescent geeks join the new sport teacher and take up the challenge to take part in the synchronised swimming competition in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

2000.

7 Movies · 2 TV shows
By Player

By Player

2000
As if she was addressing Taiji Tonoyama in a scene from the film, Nobuko Otowa addresses the camera. The film focuses on Tonoyama's alcohol dependence and his various sexual relationships, as well as ...
TV
Densetsu no Kyoshi

Densetsu no Kyoshi

2000
A man who seems to have no passion for anything is effective with troubled high school students. He showed up one day to save what's left of a class that had fallen apart completely. The teachers and ...
The Guys from Paradise

The Guys from Paradise

2000
Set in the Phillipines, "The Guys from Paradise" weaves together the stories of several real-life criminal cases. Young up-and-coming salaryman Kohei Hayakawa is sent to Paradise prison on false drug ...
Freeze Me

Freeze Me

2000
A video camera captures Chihiro being raped by three men. When one of the rapists arrives, she leaves her hometown to marry her colleague five years later. He behaves like a long lost lover. Chihiro k...
Sakuya: The Slayer of Demons

Sakuya: The Slayer of Demons

2000
The eruption of Mt. In 1707, Fuji released demons from deep inside the earth. A samurai's daughter accepted a mission to travel to Mt. The evil spirits should be defeated by Fuji. Two veteran warriors...
Chinpira

Chinpira

2000
A girl who was being chased by two punks is saved by Osamu.
Pokémon 3: The Movie - Spell of the Unown

Pokémon 3: The Movie - Spell of the Unown

5.78
2000
When Me Snowdon's sadness of her father's disappearance gets to her, she subconsciously uses the Unknown to create her own dream world along with the man she believes to be her father. The mysteries o...
School Ghost Story: Curse Special

School Ghost Story: Curse Special

2000
Japanese horror film with four segments.

1999.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Ley Lines

Ley Lines

4.29
1999
The story follows a trio of Japanese youths of Chinese descent who escape their semi-rural upbringing and relocate to Shinjuku, Tokyo, where they befriend a troubled Shanghai prostitute and fall foul ...
The Perfect Education

The Perfect Education

1999
A middle-aged man kidnapped a school girl while she was jogging. He told her that he had a failed marriage which left him a scar in his mind. He kidnapped her in order to find a perfect marriage and t...
The Accomplice

The Accomplice

1999
This hard-boiled action starring Naoto Takenaka is directed by popular manga artist Kazuhiro Kimchi. 8 years previously, one man, Brazilian Mafioso Carlos had brought the Japanese Yakuza organization ...
Amateur Singing Contest

Amateur Singing Contest

1999
Traditional Japanese pop singer Reiko (Muroi) decides to enter a well-known TV program for amateur singers along with a confused teenager (Ôtomo) and a 40-year-old father of four (Bito).
Gemini

Gemini

4
1999
A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio...

1998.

3 Movies
Young Thugs: Nostalgia

Young Thugs: Nostalgia

1998
Nostalgia is the favorite film of Miike. Nostalgia centers around the home and school of a young boy, whose family mix the violent and dysfunctional with the comic and the loveable. Young Thugs - Nost...
MIND GAME

MIND GAME

1998
Japanese film directed by Hiromasa Taguchi.
Andromedia

Andromedia

1998
After his daughter Mai was killed in an auto accident, a genius programmer created a computer program to recreate her. His jealous brother-in-law sent his client to steal the technology and Mai's fath...

1997.

2 Movies
Moonlight Serenade

Moonlight Serenade

1997
After the 1995 Kobe earthquake, a writer remembers travelling with his family to bury his brother after World War II.
Tokyo Biyori

Tokyo Biyori

1997
The wife of Japan's leading photographer, Nobuyoshi Araki, is the subject of a biographical film.

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance?

1996
A bored Japanese accountant looks at a beautiful woman in a ballroom dance studio. After taking dancing lessons to be near her, he discovers how much he loves ballroom dancing. His wife hired a privat...
TV
Hideyoshi

Hideyoshi

1996
The second of Japan's three legendary leaders is the subject of a dramatized biography. Hideyoshi was under the command of Oda Nobunaga. Hideyoshi was able to expand upon Nobunaga's unification of Jap...
Gonin 2

Gonin 2

5.5
1996
There is a bad gambling debt by Masamichi Toyama. The mobsters raped his wife. He wanted to cause a lot of damage. When he meets a group of female thieves, his luck only gets worse. Women are shooting...

1995.

6 Movies
The Mystery of Rampo

The Mystery of Rampo

1995
Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts, his publi...
Sharaku

Sharaku

1995
The ukiyo-e (woodblock print) artist Sharaku is an enigmatic puzzle in the world of Japanese art. Working at an age when such masters of the trade as Hokusai and Utamaro were at their zenith, Sharaku ...
Gonin

Gonin

6
1995
Five men plan to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything doesn't go as planned, and the men are hunted down by contract killers.
Story of Four Sisters

Story of Four Sisters

1995
The director of the Japanese film is Masahiro Honda.
EAST MEETS WEST

EAST MEETS WEST

1995
The film starts off with an old man in the desert and two signs are shown; one that says East, the other says west. Japan has sent a mission to San Francisco. In San Francisco, the Japanese are surpri...
Tokyo Fist

Tokyo Fist

6
1995
Tsuda ran into Tajuki. Tajuki is a boxer. Tsuda suspected that Tajuki was having an affair with his fiancée. After an altercation, Tsuda begins training rigorously himself, leading to an extremely blo...

1994.

3 Movies
119

119

1994
In Harari-cho, a small and quiet bayside town by the sea, the firemen have not seen a fire in twenty years. Each day passes without warning. Until one day. The monotony of their daily lives is interru...
Alone in the Night

Alone in the Night

1994
After the funeral of an undercover narcotics officer, some people break into his apartment and rape his wife, while looking for drugs they claim he stole from them. After he was rescued, Nami joined t...
Like a Rolling Stone

Like a Rolling Stone

1994
The yakuza collects protection money from establishments. He found out that his boss wanted to get rid of him after he was released from jail. He travels by public transport. He has two mistresses, Ay...

1993.

3 Movies
Chibusa

Chibusa

1993
The novel of the same name was written by Shizuka Ijin. It was a double feature with Crepe.
Patlabor 2: The Movie

Patlabor 2: The Movie

4.63
1993
When a terrorist act is blamed on an Air Force jet, there is a political struggle between the civilian authorities and the military. When the military is forced to impose martial law, the team gets cl...
A Night in Nude

A Night in Nude

1993
Jiro has a stand-in service where he can do anything. A woman wants to see the sights in Tokyo. Jiro doesn't know that this woman isn't who she says she is. Jiro is going to be involved in the situati...

1992.

2 Movies
Sumo Do, Sumo Don't

Sumo Do, Sumo Don't

6
1992
A college senior is blackmailed into joining the school's sumo team. A group of misfits who must team together to defeat their rivals or face disgrace are aided by him.
Original Sin

Original Sin

1992
Based on a novel by Bo Nishimura, the film is about an extramarital affair between the wife of an estate agent and a 22 year old man.

1991.

7 Movies
Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

1991
Sukezo, a farmer, takes up the art rock business by setting up a shop in a shed by the river. He tries to be successful but his business doesn't go as well as he would like.
Heat Wave

Heat Wave

1991
Rin Jyoshima has fallen victim to her own gambling habits after losing her father to gambling.
Until the End of the World

Until the End of the World

6
1991
After surviving a car crash with some bank Robbers, who enlisted her help to take the money to a drop in Paris, her life is forever changed. She runs into a fugitive from the law. An American is being...
Chizuko's Younger Sister

Chizuko's Younger Sister

1991
Chizuko, the Kitao family's oldest daughter, was killed in a freak accident a year prior. When the other daughter Mika is in a dangerous situation, Chizuko returns as a ghost to save her, and Mika beg...
Carlos

Carlos

1991
V-cinema classic about a wanted Brazilian Japanese gangster who flees to Tokyo and fights yakuza.
Taro! Momotaro in Trouble

Taro! Momotaro in Trouble

1991
A young boy gets caught up in the machinations of a new religious order, that seeks to revive demonic beings.
Hiruko the Goblin

Hiruko the Goblin

1991
The school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, where demons await the day they will be free to roam the Earth. There is a goblin sent to Earth. He beheads students in order to put their heads on de...

1990.

5 Movies
Earth Defense Girl Iko-chan 3 - Edo Big Operation

Earth Defense Girl Iko-chan 3 - Edo Big Operation

1990
The story is about Iko Sugawa, who travels back in time to the Edo period and fights with a beautiful girl named Oiko (Iko's ancestor) to stop the ambitions of Hiraga Gennai (a chonmage type alien who...
Blowback: Midnight Gangsters

Blowback: Midnight Gangsters

1990
Lone wolves join forces and plunge into a reckless fight with the organization.
Peesuke: Gatapishi monogatari

Peesuke: Gatapishi monogatari

1990
Based on the comic book series by Shunji Sonoyama.
BEST GUY

BEST GUY

1990
Two pilots are competing to be the best. A female director wants a good scoop, a competition looking for their best guy, and a commander with a troublesome past.

1989.

3 Movies
Four Days of Snow and Blood

Four Days of Snow and Blood

1989
The attempted coup in Japan in 1936 was launched by radical ultra-nationalist parts of the military. The center of Tokyo was briefly held by the rebels before the coup was suppressed.
Fancy Dance

Fancy Dance

1989
Yohei became a Buddhist monk in order to inherit a mountain temple. He was rebelling against the monastic discipline. After his girlfriend showed up, he was tempted to return to his rock 'n' roll root...
Dangerous Stories

Dangerous Stories

1989
There are three stories with horror and science fiction elements. "The Curse of Tutankhamen" is the first episode. With Naoto Takenaka. Two groups of people are in a bar. Kiyoshi Kurosawa wrote "They ...

1988.

7 Movies
Psychic Vision: Jaganrei

Psychic Vision: Jaganrei

1988
Kyoko Sawai, a TV reporter, is making a report about an idol singer named Emi Kato. Emi and her staff are preparing the promotion of her next tune "Love Craft". And as spiritual accidents happen aroun...
So What

So What

1988
In a small town, high school students in their final year try to balance their studies with playing in a rock band.
The Yen Family

The Yen Family

1988
A family is obsessed with making money.
Angel Guts: Red Vertigo

Angel Guts: Red Vertigo

1988
A nurse named Nami is the unwilling object of her patients' lust. She was taken as a sexual prisoner by the driver of the car when she fled from her unfaithful boyfriend.
What's Michael? 2

What's Michael? 2

1988
There is no continuity from episode to episode of What's Michael, a series of stories about the lives of cats and their owners. Michael's owners buy him a mate. Michael, Popo and their kittens are att...
Ultimate Teacher

Ultimate Teacher

1988
At a run down school, the "Ultimate Teacher" is sent to get things back on track and prepare the delinquent students for the real world. The students don't want their boss to ruin the gang, so they fi...
Love Bites Back

Love Bites Back

1988
Yuichi Koga is an upper-class business executive, running his own adult video company, and living a successful life with his wife and daughter. Yuichi enjoys sex with everyone but his wife Chikako. He...

1987.

2 Movies
Take Me Out to the Snowland

Take Me Out to the Snowland

1987
FumioYano is a young businessman in the ski wear line. His skiing ability is close to professional level, and he helps a former world champion on the sales team. Fumio finds it hard to express his tru...

1986.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Sailor Suit Rebel Alliance

Sailor Suit Rebel Alliance

1986
The Kokuchou Academy used to be an elite school. The Sailor Suit Rebel Alliance was formed by Miho, Yumi, Ruri, and Kei in order to eliminate wrongdoers from the school premises.
Guinea Pig 4: Devil Woman Doctor

Guinea Pig 4: Devil Woman Doctor

4.33
1986
Peter is a drag queen doctor.
Gonza the Spearman

Gonza the Spearman

1986
A time in which appearences are very important is when the tragic story of Gonza, a handsome ladies man, was set. The tea ceremony is performed to celebrate the birth of an heir to the lord of their c...
Death Shadows

Death Shadows

1986
Three men sentenced to death are spared and become assassins for a group of high ranking officials. During their investigation on some illegal business, one of them, called "Yazuke the Viper", finds h...

1985.

3 Movies
Terra Warrior Ψ BOY

Terra Warrior Ψ BOY

1985
Six year old Momoko and Motoharu are turned suddenly into High school students. And more than that they have now psychic powers.
Tracked

Tracked

1985
When a fugitive begins a romance with the woman hiding him from the law, it becomes uncertain whether he will ever escape the shadow of his heinous crimes--or the detectives hot on his trail.
Monday Drama Land Gegege no Kitaro

Monday Drama Land Gegege no Kitaro

1985
It was released in 1985. A live action adaption of the original Manga series was created in 1960.

1984.

3 Movies
Location

Location

1984
There were adventures on location. The location is an illustrated 229-page document about the cameraman's experiences on the sets of several films.
The Groper Train: Search for the Black Pearl

The Groper Train: Search for the Black Pearl

1
1984
The world's largest black pearl has vanished without a trace, and it's up to Detective Ippei to track it down. His only clue is the mysterious words of a dying man, who managed to mutter "Pussy Print!...

1971.

1 TV show
TV
Kamen Rider

Kamen Rider

5.67
1971
A man becomes a bug-themed superhero in a Japanese anthology series.

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
Keiji Narusawa Ryou 刑事・鳴沢了

Keiji Narusawa Ryou 刑事・鳴沢了

Ryou Naruzawa (Kenji Sakaguchi), a detective at the Asagaya station, along with his partner Satoko Hagio (Akiko Yada) and senior detective Atsuo Ishii (Kenichi Endo), are Arrested Shigeru Majima (Kazu...
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