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A film which looks at the modern implications of technology and the Internet and video in particular. When a person's personal video recording leaks online and becomes widely available without authorization the person experiences a severe phobia with many repercussions. The video's dissemination sens the person into hiding and agoraphobia.
Mio (Honoka Matsumoto) is 20-years-old. Her grandmother, who raised her instead of her late parents, is hospitalized. Mio leaves her hometown and goes to Tokyo to find a new job. She has a hard time adapting to life in Tokyo. Mio takes a job at a public bathhouse in an old shopping district. While working at the bathhouse, she interacts with the people in the area and begins to enjoy her time in Tokyo. Mio hears that the shopping district will be demolished. (Asianwiki.com)
This is the story of three Japanese women in the glamourous world of adult film. There is Miho who is a house wife in her thirties and needs to do something new with herself. There is Ayako the teenage high school girl who still relies on her mother. There is Ayano who has moved to the big city of Tokyo.
Two troubled young lovers - a gambler and a stripper - run off to the tranquil Japanese countryside to marry and start a new life. But their dark past follows them in the form of a veteran loan shark. (imdb)
Teenage stepsisters Yui and Ai form a close bond as a result of the neglect and abuse from their respective parents. Fearing separation from each other when their parents plan to divorce, they run away together to Tokyo and, in order to survive steal a briefcase which they later discover belongs to the yakuza. This puts them in great danger. (letterboxd)
One day, when four young people- three men and one woman- wake up in the morning, they find themselves in a small room filled with white powder, naked. Why have they been brought here? What is this room meant to be? Who brought them to this mysterious room? And most of all, how can they escape? (imdb)
Three years after the failure of the original BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara. (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)
Another addition to the already well-populated Japanese high school genre movie. Instead of aiming for bloody carnage or ghost stories, instead it's much more of a character-driven movie, examining the dynamics of adolescent boys' power disaffection and their struggles to prove themselves as the toughest/strongest/meanest/hardest/scariest in the school. (Mandiapple.com)