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Akira Emoto

Akira Emoto

Date of Birth: 03 Nov 1948

Country: Japan

Total Credits at Criticker: 93 (Actor)

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    The Hunter and the Hunted
    This film follows the cat-and-mouse game between the two loners, a small-town police detective and a seasoned cat burglar. (Asian Cinevision)
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    The Eel
    White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her... (imdb)
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    Maborosi
    A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant... (imdb)
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    KT
    A speculative reconstruction of a never fully explained incident from 1973: the five-day disappearance in Japan of Kim Dae-Jung. Kim (codenamed 'KT') was on a secret fund-raising visit to Tokyo when he was snatched from a hotel room; the film says the kidnappers were Korean CIA men abetted by Japan's army-in-all-but-name, the Jieitai, both working with the tacit approval of the USA. (asianwiki.com)
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    Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla
    Godzilla is threatened by two new forces: Mogera - another UN built machine; and Space Godzilla - a beast spawned from Godzilla's particles in space. (imdb)
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    The Go Master
    This film is based on the true-to-life story of the world's most renowned master of the ancient game of Go, Wu Qingyuan. (Fortissimo Films)
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    Shiko funjatta
    Yet another tradition in the tradition of "ragtag misfits" in Japanese comedy...Sumo Do, Sumo Don't tells the story of a university sumo club in Japan. In today's Japan, the younger generation is more interested in "Western" sports like baseball and basketball. Professor Anayama, a former university sumo champion, blackmails graduating (and slim) student Shuhei into joining the decimated university team, or he doesn't graduate. (imdb)
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    Doppelganger
    Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not going well and he is stressed out and on the verge of being fired from the research division of his company. His doppelganger appears to help him out of the rut he has created for himself. (imdb)
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    Kanzo sensei
    Dr. Akagi, a rural physician in Japan during WWII, wages a one-man crusade against hepetitis, earning him a reputation as "Dr. Liver." But his fanatic campaign brings him into disfavor with the Japanese army, and as the war seems more and more hopeless for the Japanese, Dr. Akagi finds himself increasingly a scapegoat. (imdb)
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    Scrap Heaven
    One night, three strangers find themselves taken hostage by a depressed and drunk salaryman on the bus home. Afterwards, the trauma of the incident brings them together in a strange series of co-incidences that eventually lead to an underground job in the revenge business. But once they start, how can they be sure they will be able to stop? (heroic-cinema.com)
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    Yawarakai seikatsu
    Yuko is 35 years old, single, out of work, and on medication from her psychiatrist to combat her manic depression. Living in Kamata Town, Yuko divides her time between a variety of men friends, each with his own peculiarities. (imdb)
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    Shindô
    Laconic thirteen-year-old piano prodigy Uta has been in a detached slump ever since her father disappeared. With her mother struggling to make ends meet, Uta was forced to leave her old house and piano behind - ..the only piano she wants to play. Much to her mother's dismay, she keeps skipping her piano lessons, distancing herself even more from the people and places around her. She starts to open up when she meets 19-year-old aspiring pianist Wao, with whom she develops an unlikely friend (avistaz.com)
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    Gururi no koto
    Wise and deliciously witty, Ryosuke Hashiguchi's film chronicles eight years of a marriage: the easy-going husband becomes a courtroom artist, while his high-strung wife nearly has a breakdown. (sensasian.com)
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    Drugstore Girl
    Pharmaceutical student, Keiko, witnesses her boyfriend having an affair. Shocked and disappointed, she jumps on a train ("destination anywhere, east or west, she don't care") and ends up in a town named Masao in Tokyo's remote suburbs. There, she gets a part-time job at a newly opened drugstore. What do ya know.. The local shopping district's middle-aged men all fall for the young girl's charms, and they start practicing lacrosse once they have found out that that's her favorite sport. (youtube.com)
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    Ichi
    Ayase plays a blind woman who roams about town with her shamisen (a three-stringed Japanese guitar), but she has exceptional sword skills with which she fights off yakuza and other villains. (imdb)
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    Ikigami
    A place, somewhere, that bears a strong resemblance in history and environment to Japan. Its return to prosperity after defeat in war is due to a certain law, a pillar of the state. This is the Special Law for the Maintenance of National Prosperity. 24 hours before this capsule is to bring about death, an official of the Ministry of Health and Welfare brings a letter announcing impending death, an ikigami. (AsianMediaWiki)
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    Riaru onigokko
    An odd death case that only targets persons whose last name is SATO is happening in Japan. Meanwhile, high school student SATO Tsubasa winds up in a parallel world during a fight with gangsters. Everything seems the same, but his friends, classmates are somehow different. Tsubasa cannot comprehend what is happening around him, but when he sees a girl getting killed in front of him by a persuer, he finds out that he is now in a world where the Lord of the land plays a fatal game of "tag". (AsianMediaWiki)
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    John Rabe
    A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38. (imdb)
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    Rain Fall
    A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins. (imdb)
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    Kaizokuban Bootleg Film
    ..Tatsuo is a retiring Yakuza, while Kiyoshi is a cop, and the two are on a minor road trip in order to attend the funeral of their mutual beloved, Fumiko. But while remembering her, the two begin a simmering resentment towards the other - which boils over when the two meet a young couple who discover a dead body in the back of Tatsuo and Kiyoshi's car! Even worse, the body is Tatsuo's brother... (yesasia.com)
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    Battle Heater: Kotatsu
    A heater is possessed and out for revenge. (imdb User Comments)
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    Kaza-hana
    Alcoholic hi-flyer civil servant, his career falling apart, wakes in a Tokyo park aside hostess with whom he's impulsively made a suicide pact. Tho he's secretly now reconsidered, he will go with her to Hokkaido, where she wants to end it all - her birthplace, fled to Tokyo for independence & making a happy family. Hubby died in accident & she too loses it all. Tho similarly crushed by life the 2 are like oil & water on the surface - can they mix to redeem each other?
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    Golden Slumber
    When easy-going Aoyagi meets an old friend for a fishing trip, he ends up drugged, framed for the Prime Minister's assassination, and on the run from corrupt cops. It's only the beginning of what quickly becomes the worst, weirdest day of his life. But he'll get by with a little help from his friends, who include a famous pop diva, a rockabilly deliveryman, a crippled old gangster, and the world's most cheerful serial killer. (Los Angeles Film Festival)
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    Moon and Cherry
    Naive boy Tadokoro (Tasuku Nagaoka), a virginal university student and new member of an erotic creative writing club, meets too-smart-for-her-own-good pretty girl Mayama (Noriko Eguchi) who uses their liaison as fodder for her fiction. (Japan Society)
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    Karate-Robo Zaborgar
    Daimon and his robot Zaborger fight evil forces trying to destroy the world.
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    Akunin
    An aimless young laborer has trouble getting his life together and spends his time seducing women over the internet, but when one ends up dead suspicions abound.
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    A Crowd of Three
    "Kenta to Jun to Kayo-chan no Kuni" tells the story of two men, Kenta & Jun, who grew up as almost brothers at a children's facility. Kenta & Jun now works as part of a demolition crew but become fed up with their jobs. The friends then decide to take a road trip up north to visit Kenta's brother at the Abashiri prison. (Asian Media Wiki)
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    Elevator to the Gallows
    Actress Michiko Kichise plays Meiko, the wife of a medical company chairman. She is having an affair with Tokito, a doctor played by Hiroshi Abe. Meiko and Tokito plot to kill the chairman at his office with plans to make it look like a suicide. When Tokito returns to the building in an attempt to destroy evidence, however, he becomes trapped in an elevator. (The Mainichi Daily News (http)
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    Lakeside Murder Case
    Three couples are staying at a lakeside cottage with their children. They want them to prepare intensely for a prestigious high school's entrance exam with the help of a private tutor. One night, one of the wives confesses to her husband that she has killed his mistress... (imdb)
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    Starfish Hotel
    A huge fan of mystery novels, office drone Yuichi Arisu (Koichi Sato) finds himself entangled in his own peculiar puzzle when his wife goes missing. Has she been kidnapped or decided to leave him? And who's the guy in the rabbit suit?
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    Postcard
    Towards the end of the war, one hundred middle-aged soldiers were sent to the frontline according to lots drawn by their superior officer. On the night of the lottery, a soldier, expecting to be killed in action, leaves a postcard from his wife with Keita Matsuyama. The card tells, "It is the festival today, but the air feels empty without your presence." The soldier asks Keita to let his wife know that he had read the postcard. (mubi.com)
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    Nintama Rantarô
    About the adventures of Rantaro and other ninja apprentices at an elite ninjutsu academy. (imdb)
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    Gyakuten saiban
    Phoenix Wright, a novice lawyer, defends expert prosecutor and childhood friend Miles Edgeworth, who is charged with murder, facing off against the best prosecutor of all time, as well as Miles' mentor, Manfred Von Karma, who has not lost a case in forty years. The court system of the time dictates that the trial can only convene for a total of three days before a verdict must be reached. In order to resolve this case, Phoenix must search for clues on a 15 years old case. (imdb)
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    Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet
    Japan, 1941: With war raging in Europe, Japan's imperial command sees an opportunity to advance their nation's standing in the world. The plan to attack Pearl Harbor was drawn up, and one man was tasked with it's implementation: Admiral Yamamoto. Opposed to the plan, Yamamoto must nevertheless carry out his orders and commit one of the biggest military mistakes in history. The Admiral is a masterpiece that explores one man's, and by reflection one nation's, turmoil. (amazon.co.uk)
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    Gigantor 28
    The movie centers on Shotaro, who is living in the modern age with his widowed mother. Tetsujin 28 is accidentally discovered, and Shotaro's mother explains that it was left for Shotaro. He, with the help of Chief Otsuka and an older female classmate, learns to control Tetsujin. In the meantime, a Dr. Reiji Takumi activates Black Ox and plans to attack Tetsujin. (Wikipedia)
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    Free and Easy 8
    One of Hama-chan's shy pupils falls in love with the daughter of Su-san's friend, and the young lovers eventually get married. After the wedding Hama-chan and Su-san go fishing, but when Su-san slips and injures his leg, concerned company employees rush to their cabin and finally learn of their surprising friendship.
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    Suspicion
    When her husband dies in an accident, a rough-mouthed former bar hostess is suspected of murder and insurance fraud. In this courtroom drama she is defended by a lawyer who is a cool and elegant business woman.
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    Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san
    During his travels, Tora-san gets drunk with an old man in Kyoto. Though Tora-san never fully comprehends his importance, the old man is a Living National Treasure ceramist. At his home, Tora-san makes a good impression on the old man's maid, who apparently falls in love with Tora-san.
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    Haru\
    Old fisherman takes a journey so he'll no longer burden his granddaughter Haru. Together they visit family in search of a new home.
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    Tora-San Goes to Vienna
    During his wandering throughout Japan, Tora-san meets a suicidal man. He travels with the man to Vienna, but winds up homesick for Japan.
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    Kiiroi zô
    Married couple Aiko Tsumari (Aoi Miyazaki) and Ayumu Muko (Osamu Mukai) live a happy and peaceful life. Aiko is bit naive, while Ayumu works as a not so popular novelist. One day, a letter arrives for Ayumu. Because of this letter, the couple become estranged . (asianwiki.com)
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    The Friends
    A delightful and moving coming-of-age story. One summer, three young boys take an increasing interest in an eccentric old man who lives alone in a house surrounded by an overgrown garden. (mubi)
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    The Life of Guskou Budori
    Budori lives in the woods with his family, until an endless winter separates him from everyone. All alone, the young cat sets out to save his homeland from the punishing cold. (Google)
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    The Last Frankenstein
    This 1991 Japanese film tells the story of a scientist who sets out to create the new "super Adam and Eve", humans who cannot be controlled by their emotions. Of course, the end result it not exactly what the good doctor expects. (Leo Urbina)
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    Shin Godzilla
    It's a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different - something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. (wikipedia)
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    April Bride
    A young woman is diagnosed with breast cancer but keeps the information from her boyfriend. When he finds out, he decides to plan a wedding even though she only has one month to live. (imdb)
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    A Living Promise
    After receiving news about the death of his estranged friend, a workaholic IT company executive heads to his hometown to fulfill a promise he made. (imdb)
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    Owl
    A mother and her daughter discover an unusual way to make money.
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    Shippu rondo
    An illegal biological weapon K-55 is stolen from a university lab. The university lab can't even call the police because the secret nature of the weapon. The school lab then receives a message stating that the entire country is now being held hostage and they must pay a ransom of 300 million yen. Kazuyuki Kuribayashi (Hiroshi Abe), a senior researcher at the university lab, is selected got a mission to take back the stolen biological weapon. (AsianWiki)
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    Evil and the Mask
    Kuki Fumihiro is a son from a wealthy zaibatsu (conglomerate) family. His father raises him to become pure evil. Kuki kills his father to protect his adopted sister Kaori. Afterward, Kuki disappears. He undergoes plastic surgery and takes the identity of Koichi Shintani. He watches Kaori and faces the great evil that exists within the Kuki family.
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    Mukoku
    Kengo Yatabe's mother dies and his father is in a coma. He, like his father, was good at kendo. Those days are long gone and he now lofts around as a security guard and generally wastes time. Meeting the young Tooru Kengo is inspired and decides to shape up. (imdb)
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    Color Me True
    2017. An old man being treated in a hospital is always clinging to what appears to be a screenplay for a film. When a young nurse, Amane, asks him, "What's it about?" he bashfully begins to tell the story. "It's a magical tale of a young man..." 1960. Makino Kenji is an Assistant Director at a film studio. He dreams of one day becoming a director, but all he does now is run errands.
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    Yesterdays
    Satoshi Yanagita (Takashi Tsukamoto) travels through time on a quest to find his dying dad's former lover.
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    Mr. Dilemman: shikijo-garu
    The main character gets no respect from his wife, kids, boss, and sexy coworkers. Inspired by superman he decides to don a cape and mask and go out to dole out justice to his sexually deviant boss. Things start to go awry when a cross-dressing coworker steals his costume, begins abusing his superhero powers, and eventually captures the main character's family.
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    Shoplifters
    A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street. (imdb)
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    Oz Land
    Kurumi is hired at a high-end hotel, but is instead dispatched to work at fun fair that is connected to the business network. The new work is out in the country and there is not much else to do or places to go. The go-to employee is one Yoshiko. Kurumi wants to be successful and valued and is eager to learn from Yoshiko. All is not as it seems on the surface however. (imdb)
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    Turn
    Maki is a young nursery teacher and talented copper plate printing artist. One day she's in a collision with a truck and awakes on a deck chair in her house. She seems to have died and experiences the same day every 24 hours, but a strange thing about the completely familiar surroundings is.... Many, many days into her experience the phone rings. Is there a way..... (imdb)
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    Kimurake no hitobito
    Comedy about a family and their obsession for making money.
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    The Great Yokai War
    A young boy becomes an unlikely hero when he is chosen as the "Kirin Rider" and must lead Japan's ancient Yokai spirits in their apocalyptic war against the evil monsters. A lavish remake of the 1968 film "Yokai Daisenso" from acclaimed director Takashi Miike. (Media Blasters)
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    Ishiuchi jinjô kôtô shôgakkô: Hana wa chiredomo
    The 95-year-old director shot the film in his hometown of Ishiuchi, Hiroshima. The story is based on a teacher he had when he was a child. (letterboxd)
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    Capone Cries a Lot
    Umiemon is a naniwa-bushi singer who travels with his wife to the United States in hopes of achieving fame and fortune. (imdb)
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    Ikitai
    A modern adaptation of Narayamabushi-ko, The Ballad of Narayama. (imdb)
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    It Feels so Good
    When it rains it pours. Kenji divorced his wife, lost his job and his old squeeze Naoko is getting married back home in the north of Japan, specifically in Akita. He returns there in order to attend her wedding. Naoko surprises him by proposing that they have sex again. The one night stand is the new beginning.
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    Disciples of Hippocrates
    A medical student wonders if he's really cut out to be a doctor. (imdb)
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    They Say Nothing Stays the Same
    A man meets a young girl on a day when everything was supposed to go like any other day.
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    Sayonara, Kuro
    The life of Kuro, a dog who had lived in a high school in Nagano prefecture since 1960. (filmaffinity.com)
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    Tonbi
    Tonbi (2013) - TV Mini-Series
    Ichikawa Yasuo, who goes by the nickname Yasu, is a 'dumb' man unequal anywhere in the world. He has not had schooling, is boorish and would immediately let his fists fly if he loses his cool. But Yasu is different from the ordinary fool in that he is a "doting parent". He grew up without parents and does not knows what it is like to be close, but he and his wife love each other and live happily as they watch their son Akira grow up. (imdb)
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    Umami
    France's leading chef throws himself into a quest seeking the flavor that has confounded his life since he was defeated by a Japanese chef's bowl of noodles as a young man.
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    The Second Is a Christian
    The story of a Christian nun, Kyoko who is the object of affection for two very different men - one the happy-go-lucky yakuza gangster, Haruhiko who is the next-in-line to takeover the ragtag “Tenryu Gumi” gang and the other bumbling police detective Kumashiro. The Tenryu Gumi is a collection of misfits and other troublemakers but are relatively peaceful due to their Christian beliefs. Their bitter rivals are the more traditional “Kuroiwa Gumi”, a much more sadistic and violent group led by god
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    Bedtime Eyes
    Based on a polemic novel by Amy Yamada, Bedtime Eyes is about the intense love relationship between a second rate Japanese jazz singer and a black American GI on the margins of the law.
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    Sailor Suit and Machine Gun
    A satirical take on yakuza films, the storyline of the film involves a teenage delinquent schoolgirl named Izumi Hoshi who inherits her father's clan. (Wikipedia)
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    Tenshi no harawata: Akai memai
    Nami, a dreamy nurse, is raped, cheated on by her photographer boyfriend, struck by a car and molested by the driver, a pathetic loser who is on the run from businessmen he ripped off. This unlikely duo discover a twisted shade of love.
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    Waterboys
    In a Japanese school, 5 adolescent geeks join the new sport teacher and take up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen". (imdb)
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    The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
    Director Takeshi Kitano takes on Japanese cinematic legend Zatoichi. Kitano stars as the blind wanderer with a distinctive red cane and a shock of platinum blonde hair. Softly-spoken, he makes a living as a masseur and by gambling, but his humble, shuffling facade masks a lightning-fast, deadly swordsman. (Miramax)
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    Memories of Matsuko
    Shou Kawajiri is told to clean-up the apartment of his deceased aunt Matsuko. Having never known her, through his research we are brought to her bittersweet and tragic life story.
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    Heaven\
    A running time of four and a half hours, a dozen main characters, a plot spanning nine years. This film from former "King of Pink" Zeze Takahisa tells the story of a revenge by proxy in truly epic scope. (Berlinale)
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    Unforgiven
    The man who vowed never to take sword again finds himself driven by poverty to once again join battle as a bounty hunter. Together with a former comrade, he faces those convinced in their own justice. Another cycle of violence starts anew in another new era. (Wikipedia)
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    Time Trip App
    In 1868, a battle between new government forces and shogunate forces are about to take place in Edo. Katsu Kaishu (Hiroshi Tamaki) wants to avoid useless bloodshed and sends a peace envoy to Takamori Saigo, but Katsu Kaishu is unable to get a response from Takamori Saigo. One day, Katsu Kaishu meets high school teacher Mikako (Satomi Ishihara) and her student Masaya who is captivated by the shogunate. Mikako and her student Masaya tells Katsu Kaishu that they are from the future. Katsu Kaishu ta
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    Journey to the Shore
    Mizuki's husband (Yusuke) drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised. Instead, Mizuki is wondering what took him so long. She agrees to let Yusuke take her on a journey. (imdb)
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    Rage
    A grisly unsolved murder links three seemingly unrelated stories in three different Japanese cities. (imdb)
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    Lu Over the Wall
    The story centers on Kai, a gloomy middle school student whose life changes after meeting Lu, a mermaid. (imdb)
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    Good Doctor
    Good Doctor (2018) - TV Series
    Shindo Minato is an autistic young male with savant syndrome, who has always struggled to communicate well with others but is gifted with an outstanding memory and exceptional spatial abilities. Aspiring to become a doctor and help support the lives of children, he joins the hospital's pediatric department as a medical resident.
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    Legend of the Cat Monster
    A legendary actress thought to be dead is discovered living in an isolated mansion. A screenwriter is tasked with writing her comeback film, which leads the two to live under the same roof.
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    Dance till Tomorrow
    Live-action adaption of Naoki Yamamoto's romantic comedy manga series.
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    0.5 mm
    The story of Sawa Yamagishi, who volunteers as an "uninvited helper" after finding elderly people living in difficult circumstances. (2015.tiff-jp.net)
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    Pekin no suika
    The film is based on true events. It centers around Shunzo, a popular greengrocer who lives in a city near Tokyo. His life, and that of his wife, Michi and their two children, undergoes a dramatic change when he encounters Li, a poor college student from China. (imdb)
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    Shylock\
    Masahiro Nishiki is a veteran bank clerk, working at the Nagahara branch for Tokyo Daiichi Bank. One day, a cash-lost incident takes place at the Nagahara branch. Masahiro chases after the truth behind the cash-lost case with his colleagues Airi Kitagawa and Yoji Tabata. A fact behind the incident is discovered.
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    Barber\
    A S&M comedy about a masochist barber.
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    Maria no ibukuro
    A carnivorous monster lives on the island of Sipang. A group of office ladies band together to fight it.
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    The Nagaharu Yodogawa Story: A Cineaste\
    Depicts the life of Nagaharu Yodogawa.
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    The Story of Dan the Puppy
    A showcase for several Hello. Project Pop Music Idols, the story of Dan the Puppy begins when a couple of preteen schoolgirls find and end up keeping the cute and affable young dog. With problems of their own and opposition, they end up not leaving the noble creature behind simultaneously both learning and giving a lesson in supportiveness and loyalty.
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    Hard Days
    Detective Yuji Kudo drives his car to see his mother, who is hospitalized with a serious health condition. Yuji then accidentally hits a man with his car and that man dies. At the hospital, Yuji tries to cover up the death of the man. (imdb)
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