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Michiko came to Tokyo to visit Hiromi, but is instead found murdered. The renter of Michiko's place is missing. The police is having a hard time finding clues and solving the case. There are not any clues and a connection between the dead and absent is not forthcoming. The only hint is an item found near the corpse, but it complicated the matters because it makes the file personal to one of the detectives assigned to the murder. (imdb)
In August 1945, the Soviet Union invaded the area around Sakhalin Island. Ezure Tetsu escaped with her two sons from Sakhalin Island and arrived in Abashiri City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. What awaited them was extremely cold weather and famine. They worked very hard. In 1971, Tetsu's second son Shujiro returns to Japan after finding success in the United States. He visits Abashiri for the first time in 15 years. His mother Tetsu lives alone there. (imdb)
Taking place in the Tang Dynasty, a demon cat appears and breaks the peace of Chang'an City, causing a series of strange events. Poet Bai Letian and Monk Kukai join hands to investigate the death of Concubine Yang by following the trial left by the cat, unveiling a buried fact. (imdb)
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)
A photographer who finds a camera supposedly belonging to George Mallory, a mountaineer who went missing after possibly having been the first man to scale Mount Everest.
Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again. (imdb)
This time the five bizarre tales are the work compilation of famous manga artists including Oda Eiichiro. In the story "Gomu Gomu no Otoko", Monkey D. Luffy makes a special appearance. 1) Omote 2) Jishibarimono 3) Gomu Gomu no Otoko 4) Mushitachi no Ie 5) Jibun o Shinjita Otoko
Downtown Rocket (2015) - TV Mini-Series
Tsukuda Kohei was once a researcher with the Aerospace and Science Exploration Agency and now runs Tsukuda Industries, a small factory which was left by his father. (imdb)
A story set in a café situated along a small cape and run by an elderly woman named Etsuko and aided her nephew Koji (IMDB).
Trade company employee Shinichi recommends to Naoko and Jiro to go to a beautiful place abroad. There, Naoko and Jiro meets tribal shaman and sees through her tricks. The shaman has refused to leave her place. (imdb)
A sequel to the comedy Thermae Romae, an adaptation of Yamazaki Mari's popular comic. A Roman Empire bathhouse architect discovers he is able to travel through time when in need of inspiration. Things get messy, however, when he finds himself wrapped up in a conflict that could divide the Roman Empire. (imdb)
Matsuoi (Hiroshi Abe) and his wife Tsuya moved to Oshima City because of her unpredictable character. Even though Tsuya continues to have affairs, Matsuoi loves her and is a devoted husband. Tsuya is then diagnosed with a cancer and later goes into a coma. Matsuoi then thinks of his wife's lovers. Matsui goes to those men and informs them of Tatsuya's condition. The other women in the lives of those men are shocked and begin to re-examine their views of their men. (asianwiki.com)
An architect from ancient Rome is propelled into a modern-day Tokyo bath house in this kooky time-travelling comedy based on Mari Yamazaki's award-winning manga series. (tiff.net)
A man's body is found under the statue of a winged kirin in the Nihombashi area of Tokyo. A suspect named Yashima has a car accident and falls unconscious while he is attempting to run away. Yashima's lover Kaori comes from Fukushima and tells detectives that he is absolutely not a criminal. Meanwhile, Detective Kyoichiro Kaga's investigates and uncovers a point of contact between the dead body and Yashima. A hidden fact of the victim is revealed which even his children did not know about... (en.wikipedia.org)
A young Japanese man works to raise money and then build an elementary school in Cambodia. (imdb)
Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.
Suteki na Kakushidori (2011) - TV Movie
A comedy about a concierge at a plush hotel who deals with a series of unusual guests (imdb)
A young lawyer is tasked with defending a client from a murder charge and has to rely on the testimony of a 500-year-old ghost.
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)
Naoko Yamada (Yukie Nakama), a female magician, and Jiro Ueda (Hiroshi Abe), a genius physicist, are back again to solve the mystery of supernatural happenings. In a village where people are cured, a battle royale is held to find the successor for shamen Kamahaeri. Naoko attempts to gain big money by participating in the battle royale, while Jiro is invited to the village to stop this custom. Naoko and Ueda then challenges this amazing trick .. (The Movie Database)
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)
A year after the celebrated cracking of "The Glorious Team Batista" case, the talented medical staff at Tojo University Hospital once again finds itself embroiled in a web of intrigue and scandal. The scandal occurs this time in the ER when a mysterious letter arrives for Dr. Kimiko Taguichi.. The letter reads: "Chief Surgeon Hayami of the Emergency Center has a collusive relationship with a medical supplies maker. And the head nurse is in on it with him." An unimaginab (http://asianmediawiki.com/The_Triumphant_Return_of_General_Rouge)
Tenchijin (2009) - TV Series
The story centers on Naoe Kanetsugu, a loyal and devoted samurai in Echigo Province in the 16th century. Kanetsugu was trained in his early childhood by Uesugi Kenshin and after his death, served Kenshin's adopted son Kagekatsu and is known for his extreme loyalty to the Uesugi family. He also made every effort to protect the people of Echigo with a strong sense of justice and genuine sympathy toward commoners. (imdb)
A yearly reunion of a dysfunctional family.
Ever since Tojo University Hospital established Team Batista-a group of doctors specializing in the Batista procedure, an alternative therapy to heart transplant-the team had scored one success after another. But suddenly three consecutive operations conducted by the team end up with the death of the patients. The hospital launches an in-house investigation and sends in Kohei Taguchi, perennial professor of neurological medicine and head of the Unspecific Complaints clinic. (AsianMediaWiki)
An autistic woman with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money. (imdb)
In the Sengoku period, the Yamana Army searches for treasure and more at Akizuki castle. But when treasure hunter Musashi and woodsman Shinpachi find the treasure by chance only to get held up by a man named Rokurota Makabe, they find themselves embroilled in a plot. Rokurota has a plan to bring the treasure to Hayakawa (alliance partner of Akizuki) so Musashi claims a share of the treasure instead of staging a plan to get it back. (sensasian.com)
Last of the Shin Kyuuseishu Densetsu pentalogy. A prequel set between Kenshiro's defeat at the hands of Shin and the beginning of the manga. (wiki)
Higashigaoka Junior High School is in turmoil as one of the pupils, Noguchi, who had been bullied, attempted suicide last term. On the first day of the new term, a substitute teacher arrives to take the second year class. When the teacher, Murauchi, introduces himself, the pupils are surprised by his stutter. Unable to speak eloquently, Murauchi faces his pupils with 'words of truth'... (AsianMediaWiki)
Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Toki (2008) - Direct-to-Video
The fourth part of the new Hokuto no Ken pentalogy (3 movies, 2 OVAs). (myanimelist.net)
Free-spirited wandering swordsman Yorozu Genkuro easily towers over everyone with his tall, lanky stature and all-mighty "Sword of Alexander". His larger-than-life sword is one of three sacred objects carved from orichalcum, an otherworldly metal that brings its owner superhuman powers. He who possess all three objects will rule the world, and Genkuro is on a quest to find the other two items. On the road, he rescues and befriends the lovely Princess Mai, who is on the run from the Tokugawa. (yesasia.com)
A thriller centered on an urban legend about a song that fatally affects its listeners. (imdb)
Hokuto no Ken: Yuria-den (2007) - Direct-to-Video
In the main story, the series "Hokutou no Ken", Yuria is fiance of Kenshirou, who is kidnapped by Shin. The story of this movie is about unmentioned details of the Yuria side story. (ann)
Inventor Mariko Tanaka who works for Hitachi appliances accidentally re-engineers a washing machine for time travel, the Japanese government then convinces her to go back in time to prevent the collapse of the Japanese economy. However, when contact is lost after she goes back in time, the government then sends Isao Shimokawaji, who works for the Finance Ministry's Emergency Response Bureau to convince Mariko's estranged daughter Mayumi, to go back in time to investigate. (wikipedia.org)
A woman that loves the man whatever happens, and a man that can't exactly express his feelings and just turns over the table - out of irritation, short temper, and sometimes love. Would being together become a nightmare, or a love that will sustain them to live with happiness and hope for a better tomorrow? (AsianMediaWiki)
The third chapter of the pentalogy (3 Movies + 2 OVAs). A retelling of Kenshiro's final battle with Raoh. (wikipedia)
Ueda employes Yamada to go a mysterious island in search of a girl (played by Maki Horikita) that disappeared 10 years ago. They discover the island is run by Kobako Sachiko, who can appear and disappear via boxes, among other strange powers. (The Movie Database)
Based on the true story of the Bandō prisoner-of-war camp in World War I. It depicts the friendship of the German POWs with the director of the camp and local residents at the stage of Naruto, Tokushima Prefecture in Japan.
The story is about a catastrophic future in which most of the World, resources of Earth are destroyed after a nuclear war. Kenshiro, the next successor of the fighting style Hokutou Shinken, is fighting against one of the new World tyrants Souther, along with his friend Shu. This movie summarizes and originates from some part of the series Hokutou no Ken. (ann)
A writer moves to a remote island with his daughter and young son. After settling into their new home, a neighbor arrives to welcome them and give them a breakdown of the local rules; most important: do not go outside when the island's siren starts wailing. (imdb)
A quirky and perplexing police thriller centered around two murderess who thrive on slicing up schoolgirls. calculated serial psycho Yasunaga (Toyokawa) and Chinatsu (Aso), his sweet female sidekick, find themselves being questioned as witnesses to a murder (Amazon)
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)
When two best friends develop a crush on the same boy, they develop a plan to trick him into dating them. (imdb)
A man continually trying and failing to get his wife to stay dead; a self-absorbed ad agency creative director who comes up with one unworkably inane idea after another; a Brittish hitman who only wants to know everyone's function in life; and an unfortunate office worker and father whose brain is left scrambled after a stage hypnotist is murdered in mid-performance. Starting off as unrelated plot lines, they intertwine with each other as they continue on their respective ways. (IMDB)
When snipers begin to hold the entire population hostage, the government must recruit a criminal for assistance. The criminal is a sniper who was once the love interest of a female police officer.
Musashi (2003) - TV Series
Based on the famous biography written by Yoshikawa Eiji, this year's drama boasts a list of stars that reads like a Who's Who of screen and television. Among them: Fujita Makoto, Emori Toru, Nakamura Kankuro, Nakamura Tamao, Miyazawa Rie, Watase Tsunehiko, Takashima Masanobu, Tsutsumi Shin'ichi, and Katase Rino. The younger generation is well represented too, with stars like Matsuoka Masahiro, Yonekura Ryoko, Nakama Yukie, Uchiyama Rina, and Masuda Takahisa. (mydramalist.com)
Disaster befalls a village's inhabitants every 300 years. A popular self-styled magician named Naoko (Yukie Nakama) is summoned as a deity to rid the people of their anxiety. But there are many would-be deities there, each posing as a god. When a series of bizarre incidents occur, Naoko is cornered with a genius physicist (Hiroshi Abe) and Detective Yabe (Katsuhisa Namase). Do deities actually exist, or are they charlatans? (imdb)
On her seventeenth birthday Aoi is raped by her friends. Her family rejects her and she runs away from home. Because money and materialistic wealth is now all she cares for, she ends up working in the sex industry. (imdb)
A woman is abducted by scientists taking part in a secret project to crossbreed humans with aliens. (eofftv.com)
This film tells of a boy who disappears after becoming the prime suspect in the killing of a junior high school girl. And a desperate attempt to find the boy and the real killer, the boy's mother and his two sisters enlist the help of a female psychic. But the psychic has some unsettling methods to crack this case, like summoning the headless ghost of the murder victim (IMDB)
After Ken misses his wedding in Las Vegas, his angry girlfriend returns to Hong Kong to find him, but instead finds their interior designer and a bunch of Yazuka thugs. What's happened to her fiancée?
Godzilla faces a formidable new foe in Orga (a.k.a. Giant Alien Millennian), a gigantic and lethal creature which is slowly transmuted from a UFO believed to be dormant for 6,000 years. (Columbia Tristar)
A retired warrior comes to see his former lord and learns that someone is making indestructible swords from some unknown metal. He is sent together with a swordsman to investigate the ... (imdb)
Based on the popular Manga/Animated Film Series, Sanctuary: The Movie is the live action version of Sanctuary telling the story of two boys who survived the Khmer genocide in Cambodia and now try to create their own sanctuary in Japan. Asami is going into politics to become a national leader, seeking to create a new and better Japan, whereas Hojo wants to improve Japan by "infiltrating" and changing the other side of Japanese society, the Yakuza... (imdb)
After killing his brother, Prince Yamato is banished from his father's kingdom until he can bring his dangerous powers under control. On his journey, he meets and joins with the magical ... (imdb)
A sacred girl of Hell enjoys some time on Earth when she fiddles with some sacred Buddhist artifacts and unleashes some evil stuff. The girl has some muppet friend who falls down a pit into Hell and she and her guardians go in to save it. She upsets the gods and is sentenced to live a life in a sacred statue with no chance of sunlight. She refuses to go and instead opts to die but is granted seven last days on Earth. The queen of Hell plots to steal her life force to destroy all humanity. (hkcinemagic.com)