Titles You Haven't Rated (21)
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The story of Dr. Koichiro, who moves from Japan to Kenya to volunteer as a doctor for child soldiers. (imdb)
A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.
Based on a novel by Kazuhiro Kiuchi, "Wara no Tate" follows Kunihide Kiyomaru, a man suspected of killing the granddaughter of a powerful man in Japanese politics, who begins to fear for his life after an ad is placed in three big Japanese newspapers offering one billion yen to the person who can capture and kill him. (playlist.com)
Hana falls in love with a mysterious man, but he has a confession to make: he is a descendent of an ancient tribe of wolfmen, who have the ability to alternate between human and wolf form. Hana does not bat an eye, and the two begin a romance that produces two children, Yuki and Ame. A tragedy leaves Hana to care for her two children as best as she can, kids who behave more like pets than people. As Yuki and Ame grow older, they must also grapple with who they are and what they want to be. (LA Eiga Fest)
A story of six women from three different generations, each living their own journeys in their respective periods, spanning decades of dramatic changes in Japan from the 1930s to the present.
Warlord Toyotumi Hideyoshi rises to power in the late 16th century after the assassination of his lord Oda Nobunaga. In these chaotic times, chivalrous bandit Goemon rises as a hero among commoners, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. In one of his many escapades, he steals a box from a merchant, and passes it off to a street urchin. But this turns out to be no ordinary box as warlord Toyotomi's right-hand man Ishida soon sends ninja and childhood friend Saizo after Goemon. (www.yesasia.com)
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)
Minoru (Kento Hayashi) and Aki (Kie Kitano) have grown up together from a young age. Contrary to wimpish Minoru, Aki, who normally looks ladylike, is very strong at fighting, hence Aki has always protected Minoru from being bullied. Their dynamics remains the same into their high school years. Wanting to break out of this situation, Minoru starts going to a boxing gym run by Oki (Takao Osawa), whom he met by chance. However, Aki, who gets wind of it, is fascinated with boxing as well, and joins (imdb)
A strong emotional undertow runs through this Japanese tale of a daughter seeking out the father she never met. (hollywoodreporter.com)
A top secret American forces strategic bomber known as Midnight Eagle suddenly vanishes in the Northern Alps. Its payload is a specialized nuclear warhead. If it were to explode, the entire nation of Japan would be hurled into an unprecedented calamity. Prime Minister Takafumi Watarase convenes an emergency meeting of the Security Council of Japan. An elite squad from the Self-Defense Force able to operate in severe mountains conditions is formed, and heads off to try and recover the fuselage... (Strand Releasing)
Sayuri Honda (Miki Nakatani) claims she has no interests in love affairs. She refuses to take things as they are for she fancies her harbor town of Nagasaki as Lisbon, Portugal. But on Christmas, encouraged by the season of romance, she tries to materialize her once-in-a-lifetime love with the man of her dreams. (asianwiki)
Salesman Shinji (Shinichi Tsutsumi) is at the subway station on his normal daily commute when he receives words that his estranged father has been hospitalized. Shinji's strained relationship with his unscrupulous father goes back many years, and the news awakens some unhappy memories. At that moment, he sees a person resembling his brother, who passed away forty years ago, leaving the platform, and he hurriedly follows. When Shinji steps out of the station, he finds himself in 1964... (asianwiki.com)
When the governor of Tokyo is killed in his campaign for election, the former CIA agent Travis Hunter is assigned to find the responsible working together with the rookie FBI agent Sean... (imdb)
In 1980s Kyushu, two teenagers fell in love, and exchanged their secrets and thoughts by way of sending tape recordings to each other. More than a decade later, the boy (now grown-up and bittered) rediscovers the last recording of his long-dead lover's voice. Her words trigger a series of flashbacks illustrating the joyful beginning and tragic end of their relationship. (imdb)
Takayuki is a much loved teacher in Tokyo. Out of the blue he is diagnosed with Behçet's syndrome. He quits his job and goes back to the family home in Nagasaki where his mother still resides. He determines to walk the town & imprint the cherished scenery of his youth before the disease runs its full course. He is joined there by his partner Yoko.
A serial-murderer is removing his victims hearts and taking them with him. Kanzaki is a detective on the case. The day he is due to be married his fiancé, Mina, is killed displaying the same MO as the other victims. He discovers geneticist, Kudo, and Rei, his evil "secretary" to be the killers. When they have six hearts they will be able to summon demons from beyond the 'Gate of Rage' to grant any wish, but darkness will fall upon the earth... (imdb)
A raging god of battle and a master samurai duke it out in a series of sword fights in a remote temple. (imdb)
Life isn't easy for a group of high school kids growing up absurd in Japan's pervasive pop/cyber culture. As they negotiate teen badlands- school bullies, parents from another planet, lurid snapshots of sex and death- these everyday rebels without a cause seek sanctuary, even salvation, through pop star savior Lily Chou-Chou, embracing her sad, dreamy songs and sharing their fears and secrets in Lilyholic chat rooms. Immersed in the speed of everyday troubles, their lives inevitably climax in a fatal collision between real and virtual identities, a final logging-off from innocence. (imdb)
Hyaku-nen no monogatari (2001) - TV Series
Each episode of this three-part miniseries centers on the life of one of three generations of women (all played by Nanako Matsushima). The first takes place in Tokyo in the 1920's, at the time of the Great Kanto Earthquake. The second (centering on the star of the first episode's niece) takes place just after the Second World War. In the final episode, the granddaughter of the family tours through 1990's America with her husband. (imdb)
A group of disparate characters find themselves trapped overnight on a island somewhere off the coast of mainland China. The circumstances force them to overlook their preconceptions of one another, and they forge a kinship that goes to the heart their identities. (mubi.com)