Movies & TV shows
When Yuko Takeuchi’s unnamed novelist receives a letter from Kubo, her interest is piqued by the strange sweeping sounds that the latter hears in the dead of night. On further investigation, the amate...
Akako, a shape-shifting goldfish in the form of a coquettish nymphet clad in diaphanous red dresses, naively plays the role of erotic muse and beloved pet for an aging writer. Things quickly get compl...
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125 Years Memory
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 ...
Marginal Village Inc.
In a small village in the Kanto regioin, which is surrounded by mountains, residents and a management consultant (Shosuke Tanihara) struggle to rebuild the village through its only industry, farming.
This Country’s Sky
The end of World War II took place in Tokyo. Satoko lives with her mother and aunt. The war is getting worse. Satoko can't think of marriage because of the unstable situation. Satoko begins to communi...
By Rule of Crow's Thumb
Constantly on the run from a vicious loan shark, two small-time con artists, Take and Tetsu, plan their biggest and most complex con yet in order to get revenge and retire from a life of crime. Things...
Jazz G Men
In a bid to bring back life to their town after seeing its population dwindle in recent years, the manager of a shopping mall in northern Saitama Prefecture and the executive director of the Honjo Cha...
Wasao, an Akita dog in Aomori Prefecture, became famous as an ugly-yet-cute dog from a traveller's blog. Wasao turned part of the life of this stray into an original story. The owner of a grilled-squi...
Ayako (Akazawa), a housewife who spends her days nursing her father-in-law and taking care of her husband, bumps into her former lover Keisuke (Ueda Koichi), who is now married and has became a cleane...
Box: Hakamada Case - What is the Life
Based on the true story of former professional boxer Iwao Hakamada who has spent over 40 years incarcerated on death row. Iwao Hakamada was arrested for the June 10, 1966 murder of a family in Shizuok...
A rock band wrote a song called "Fish Story" based on a sentence from a badly translated novel. The song ties people and their stories together. Thirty-seven years later, the song strikes a comet and ...
On Next Sunday
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...
The Glorious Team Batista
The Toho university hospital has established an outstanding coronary surgery team. The "Batista" procedure to shrink the size of enlarged hearts is performed by a trained surgeon. When 3 patients die ...
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Crossing of Heat Haze
The ronin spends his days in Edo. He was a promising son and heir to a powerful family. He came back to Edo, where he lived for a while for swordplay training with his two best friends, after one of t...
Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers!
Traumatic incidents, conflicts, and bloody quarrels awaiting the Wago family members who return home to bury their parents. A one-horse town in central Japan does not look like the kind of place where...
Minako starts her day running up and down the hills of her hometown delivering milk door to door. She heads to her day job as a supermarket cashier after that. Minako is single. She has been secretly ...
Beat Takeshi is a celebrity who lives a strange life. He met Kitano, a shy convenience store cashier who is waiting for his big break, but he is still an unknown actor. After their paths crossed, Kita...
A woman as the main character, love and friendship, and one of the
Godzilla: Final Wars
In-prisoning him in an icy tomb at the South Pole, humanity finally rids themselves of the monster. All is peaceful until monsters show up in the form of waste. The world seems to have been saved by b...
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
Forty-two years after her first visit to Tokyo, Mothra warns that the dead must not be disturbed if they are to return to the sea. dire consequences will follow if not Japan's only defense is Mechagod...
Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla
Akane had an encounter with a new monster in Tateyama. A countermeasure is constructed from the remains of the original. Akane must learn to find value in her own life as the machine harbors the restl...
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
The destruction of a US submarine raises alarm in Japan, which has become a distant memory. The legend of the guardian monsters who must rise to protect Japan against the spirits that seek to destroy ...
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
In an alternate version of the movie, the original movie is defeated and reborn to feed on Japan's energy sources. The intent of the new weapon is to eliminate the monster. The new weapon may serve as...
Junko has an ESP that she can use to destroy anyone. A man who works for Junko is in love with her. The police don't arrest the boy who is suspected of killing his sister. Junko talked to Kazuki about...
School Day of the Dead
Some students decide to set up a play written by one of their classmates, who has commited suicide. The play is based on a tragic and mysterious legend about a love affair between two teachers at the ...
Godzilla 2000: Millennium
There is an independent group of researchers called the GPN. There is a giant meteor discovered in the Ibaragi Prefecture. The rock begins to levitate as it's true intentions are revealed.
A gas leak explosion at a yakuza hideout gives a nurse and a rental car clerk the chance to take a briefcase full of money. A chase ensues.
Demon Fighter Kocho 2: School of Evil Spirits
The second live action movie is Demon Fighter Kocho.
Lie Lie Lie
Hatano is living as an insomniac freelance typesetter alone in his bayside apartment. One day, Aikawa, a high school classmate he hasn’t seen in over ten years, shows up on his doorstep bearing a bag ...
Yamashita discovered that his wife had a lover when he was away. After eight years in prison, he opens a barber shop in a small village. The unconscious body of Keiko was found and reminded him of his...
Demon Fighter Kocho
Demon Fighter Kocho is the first live action adaptation.
The film begins with the kidnapping of a corporate executive in order to get a large amount of money from another company, and the media documenting his every move. The first old man almost dies from ...
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新 木曜の怪談 Cyborg
Village of Dreams
Tells of the childhood of two nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly landlord...
Shall We Dance?
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...
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A Japanese comedy film directed by Yôichi Sai.
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
After being on the verge of collapse, a monster emerged to lay siege to Hong Kong. There are new organisms discovered in Japan. These crustacean-like beings are believed to have been created by the Ox...
Yukihiko's first film.
The Files of Young Kindaichi
A young man who showed little promise while a high school student becomes a master detective, just like his grandfather.
A Last Note
A woman who has recently died visits her summer home. There are old friends and acquaintances who bring various stories and news of death and the past.
The Yakuza clan Inoshika decides to help a small family business, Taxi Tanaka, lured by the clan Jinryûkaï and deeply in debt.
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
A strange alien is rapidly approaching Earth. The monster is going to challenge the King of the monsters.
The Wicked Reporter 2: The Rebirth of Horserace Betting
The continuing adventures of Matsuzaki (Eiji Okuda), a racing tipster for a sports paper. In this sequel to 1993's The Wicked Reporter, Matsuzaki befriends a mysterious old bettor at the track named ...
Mainichi ga natsuyasumi
The Rinkaiji family is a well-to-do Japanese family. The father works in an elite corporation and his wife is in the suburb. The daughter has stopped going to school because she is being bullied. One ...
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
The U.N.G.C.C is part of the UN. The remains of King Ghidorah were recovered by the United Nations Countermeasure Center. A new monster called Rodan is discovered along with a giant egg. The egg is fo...
The Last Dance
A successful Japanese movie director in his 60s becomes increasingly ill while working on his latest film. His family, friends, and doctor try to keep the secret of his terminal cancer from him, but i...
Godzilla vs. Mothra
On behalf of the Earth, Battra emerges to eliminate humanity. Two fairies called the Cosmos are willing to help fight the creature. As a three way battle for the Earth begins, a meteorite has awoken a...
The Strange Tale of Oyuki
Based on the writings of Kafu Nagai.
About Love, Tokyo
There are Chinese people in Japan.
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
The Futurians, time-travelers from the 23rd century, arrive in Japan to warn of the nation's destruction. They offer to prevent the creation of the monster. As the Futurians' true intentions are revea...
The Gentle 12
Shun Nakahara directs this comic take on Sidney Lumet's 1957 classic Twelve Angry Men. Just as in that earlier work, this film takes place in a jury room and takes place in real time. The film opens a...
A detective is investigating a colleague.
The film tells of a friendship that is undone by love.
Godzilla vs. Biollante
After the previous attack, an arms race ensues to collect his cells. The cells are used by the Japanese government to create a new bio-weapon. Genshiro Shiragami is a geneticist who's experiments resu...
Ichi, the blind masseur, is looking for a peaceful life in a rural village. When he's caught in the middle of a power struggle between two rival Yakuza clans, his reputation as a deadly defender of th...
Cats in Park Avenue
A story about dancers who want to create a musical about stray cats.
Yakuza Ladies 3
After the passing of the Sakanishi Clan's boss, the battle broke out between Hazuki and Terada. Is Hazuki able to assume her husband's position as head of the established yakuza clan?
Deluxe Salon Car Engagement Tour Murders
Fukami, a secretary engaged to company president Kaido, her employer, is invited by his close friends, the Nogis, to a three-day-two-night tour. The tour group is traveling in a luxurious coach to Lak...
Murder on Raicho 9
Haneda, the president of a company dealing in gold, is shot to death on the Raicho 9 limited express from Osaka to Kanazawa. Detective Kamei begins an investigation in cooperation with the Fukui Prefe...
A Taxing Woman
Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent. Her first task is to catch Hideki Gondo. In Japan tax evasion is an art and Gondo is, in effect, Rembrandt.
The Goodbye Girls
When 22-year-old Ikuko gets fired from her editing internship right before her college graduation instead of getting hired, she turns to her schoolteacher father for advice. Instead, he tells her, "I'...
Captured Mother and Daughter: She Beast
The girl witnessed the suicide of her friend. After meeting a guy hiding his true intentions, she ends up in a world of sex traffickers. She falls for him before realizing the magnitude of the situati...
Mischievous Lolita Attacking the Virgin from Behind
Toru was an ordinary businessman. One day he found a doll in the trash, and he took it home. In the next morning, he heard strange noises in the house, although he was supposed to be living alone. He ...
Time Adventure: 5 Seconds Til Climax
A young woman who is prone to romantic dreams involving her supervisor time-travels from 1986 to 2001 and becomes involved with a private investigator who is working on a divorce case and is having hi...
Hitozuma bōkō manshon
Roman Porno from 1985. Koichi and Mariko are a married couple. Both husband and wife have their own careers. Koichi is a civil servant that returns home on time, while Mariko returns home late at nigh...
Office Love: Behind Closed Doors
Reiko is a high class call girl employed by a large corporation. She’ll do anything necessary to help her employer land new business, including kinky sex and humiliation, to please her high class clie...
Two young women, Minako and Naomi, have been friends and lovers since their school days, and are now living as roommates in the city, working together for a large company. Although she cares for Minak...
Flight Attendant: Scandal
Some air hostesses go to a single company party to have fun with pilots, while the charming Misako goes on a solo adventure after meeting a good-adventure dissident.
Sukyanti dōru: nugitate no kaori
Roman Porno from 1984.
Woman with Wet Fingers
Real-Life stripper Madoka Mika plays the fictional ROSE RED, a former striptease queen who is now doing roadshow engagements while trying to raise her kid and balance her love affairs.
Panic in High School
The suicide of a high school student and its aftermath at his school is a parable about the inefficiency and anachronism of the Japanese educational system. When one of his classmates becomes frustrat...