Marika Matsumoto (松本 まりか, Matsumoto Marika, born September 12, 1984) is a Japanese actress. From 2001 and 2003, she was known as "Mini Stop-chan", acting as the mascot for the Ministop convenience store chain commercials in Japan. She is the owner of a unique voice and has held a recital with upcoming star Satoshi Tsumabuki. Since November 2005, she has been on the A&G Radio Show: Anisupa! segment Anisupa Kōnin Akujo Queen. Her major roles in anime include Maya Tōmi in Fafner in the Azure, Chocolat Meilleure in Sugar Sugar Rune, Miwako Sakurada in Paradise Kiss, Kazamori Sasa in Un-Go and Diancie in Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. In video games, she provides the voice of Rikku in Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, and Kingdom Hearts II. In live-action films, she portrayed herself in the Kōji Shiraishi-directed horror film The Curse, and Yuka Morita in the Takashi Shimizu film Reincarnation.
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Monsters Share House
Mio Meguro (Fuka Koshiba) is a timid person. She is afraid of being hated by others and this causes her to refrain from saying what she really wants to say. She doesn't have any specific things she wa...
Throw It Away, Adachi
The chief editor of a woman’s magazine talks to Yumi Adachi (Yumi Adachi) about a new idea for the magazine. Their plan revolves around a person who disposes of stuff and lives more comfortably. Accor...
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One night, Amemura Shinsuke, a bartender at a Nishi Azabu bar in Tokyo, is attacked by a male stranger and loses a part of his memories. However, he soon learns that he caused the death of a woman cal...
The first people to visit the death office are those who have just died. The destinations of the deceased who died for a variety of reasons are decided there. The death office has someone working ther...
A female duo band "Haruleo" hires a handsome roadie Shima. Contrary to their success, adding a male leads them to the love-triangle. They set out on their final tour after deciding the break-up.
Rikon na Futari
Noda Ryusuke is a popular scriptwriter specialising in stories about the perfect married couple but is shocked when his wife of 23 years suddenly wants to get a divorce.
Life Finds A Way
Born out of every artist’s creative crisis, the search for the next topic, Hirobumi WATANABE presents his latest film, dealing with the question of what his film should be about. The director stages h...
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Nisekoi: False Love
Raku Ichijo is a high school student. The leader of the Shuei-gumi is his father. Raku Ichijo studies hard and doesn't like fighting. He wants to become a public official. He passes the entrance gate ...
Iwakiri is a third year university student who is a member of a film studies group on the campus but has yet to shoot a film. At the welcome party for new students, there is a ghost that appears once ...
Azu Takamori is 30-years-old and married to Junpei. They have a 5-year-old daughter. She runs a nail shop out of her house. Azu Takamori has a happy life, but she is not satisfied with her marriage. H...
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My High School Business
Rosuke Narumi works at a trading company and he is pretty good at his job. He dates Satoko Matsubara. The trading company has a business relationship with a private high school experiencing some diffi...
Traces of Sin
Tanaka is going through a tough time trying to support his younger sister Mitsuko, recently arrested and hold up in jail. As an investigative reporter, he immerses himself into a story about a shockin...
Memoirs of a Murderer
The movie begins with 5 strange murder cases. The murderer would get someone close to the victim to witness how he would kill the victim with a rope, but he would let the witnesses speak to the media ...
Aspiring child actress Nanoka (Nanoka Hara) hopes to follow in her late mother's footsteps and become an actress. She is more talented and pretty than her rivals, but she finds it difficult to land pa...
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A work that spun a story inspired by the world view of the song "You Named Me Blue" by jazz singer Yurifa Matsumoto. A short film that you want to see with your right brain, like watching a painting i...
A Girl & Three Sweethearts
Sakurai Misaki hasn't dated in a long time. She wants to run her own business after working as a ptissier. She was let go from her job. She met her first love at high school. Misaki is employed at Chi...
Same Old, Same Old
Focusing on the lives (and a few deaths) of three filmmakers, Rikiya Imaizumi (Their Distance, Sad Tea) tackles weighty themes in this new ensemble drama set in Tokyo and Fukushima. Director Kajiwara,...
What Happens Before War?
Short anti-war animation adapting the picture book Sensou no Tsukurikata. It was created by the group NOddIN.
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2 150 A.D. The battle with the Festum, the life-forms from outer space, had reached a new level of complexity. There were fragments all over the world that were destroyed during the First Azure operat...
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
The Holy Diamond has been in the Diamond Ore Country for hundreds of years and has served as the kingdom's source of energy. The creator of the Heart Diamond is a Melecie who lives in the Diamond Ore ...
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The murder of a young girl leaves the inhabitants of a small Japanese village in shock. The body of Emili is found by four classmates with whom she was playing. The murder is never solved. Emili's mot...
Penance, known in Japanese as Shokuzai, is a Japanese television drama miniseries that started airing on WOWOW on January 2012. It is based on a novel of the same name by Kanae Minato and directed by ...
Industrial Hitachi City is the location for this post-3.11 drama. Still recovering from the tsunami, Shiori receives news of her husband’s accidental death, which marks the start of a personal recover...
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In a near-future Japan, Un-Go is set in a war-torn Tokyo. Terrorists launched multiple attacks on Japan, killing many people and destroying much of its cityscapes, in response to Japan sending their m...
The Legend of Siren XXX
In a rural port town, Kenji Ishikawa runs a barber shop with his new wife, who speaks very little and has mysterious eyes. The shop is hard to run as hardly any customers come. Kenji exits his shop as...
Space Battleship Yamato
The planet has been ravaged by bombs since the aliens invaded five years ago. The remnants of humanity have fled underground because of the irradiated surface. One day, a capsule sent from the planet ...
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J-Horror Anthology: Underworld
Six short stories. • Chain Mail • Left Behind • Tattoo • Viewfinder's Memory • Guardian Angel • Mortuary
Yukari is a typical high-school student who listens to her parents and attends school everyday. As she starts to question her way of life, she encounters a group of fashion design students who has a c...
Noroi: The Curse
The legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba" is the subject of a documentary.
After landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago, a Japanese actress begins to have strange visions and experiences.
Sugar Sugar Rune
Chocolat Meilleure is a happy-going and optimistic girl. Together with her friend-cum-rival, Vanilla Mieux, they are potential candidates to become Queen of the magic world. After obtaining their ma...
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Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor
In a sleepy backwater of the Japanese isles, the central island of Tatsumiyajima is located. The island's young people go to school knowing that their lives are likely to remain peaceful and undisturb...
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The first episode of Taiyo no Kisetsu was aired on July 7, 2002. It had Hideaki Takizawa in it and was directed by Nobuhiro Doi. The program was a remake of a movie that was released in the 60's.
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