15 Best Japanese Comedy Movies of 2018 – Including “Anoko no Toriko” Ryo Yoshizawa, Yuko Araki, and Yosuke Sugino

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12.01.2018-JP| Itô kun A to E

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Itô kun A to E

Itô kun A to E (2018) is a Japanese drama comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Asako Yuzuki, is about Seijiro Ito (Masaki Okada) who possesses good looks, but also has an overinflated ego. He gets involved with five different women. Rio Yazaki (Fumino Kimura) is one of the women involved with Seijiro Ito. She wants to revive her career as a screenwriter, by using other people’s unhappiness.

Itô kun A to E (2018) is distributed by Showgate, directed by Ryuichi Hiroki, with Kei Haruna as producer. Meanwhile, Asako Yuzuki and Kôhei Kiyasu was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Masaki Okada, Fumino Kimura, Nozomi Sasaki, Mirai Shida, Elaiza Ikeda, Kaho, Kei Tanaka, and Tomoya Nakamura. The film premiere(d) in Japan on January 12, 2018.

*.2.2018-JP| River’s Edge (Ribazu Ejji)

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Ribazu Ejji

River’s Edge (2018) is a Japanese comedy film based on the manga series of the same title by Kyoko Okazaki, tells about Haruna Wakagusa (Fumi Nikaido), a high school student who lives with her mother. Ichiro Yamada (Ryo Yoshizawa) is “gay” and Haruna’s classmate. He is bullied at school, but Haruna sticks up for Ichiro. They become intimate and Ichiro tells Haruna his secret. He found a dead body along the riverside. A new body is soon found.

River’s Edge (2018) is produced by Kinoshita Group, and distributed by Kino Films (Japan); Kinoshita Group (Japan). Directed by Isao Yukisada, with Kyôko Okazaki and Misaki Setoyama was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Fumi Nikaido, Ryo Yoshizawa, Aoi Morikawa, Shuhei Uesugi, Sumire, and Shiori Doi. The film premiere(d) in Japan on February, 2018.

03.03.2018-JP| Principal: Am I a Heroine Who Is In Love

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Principal: Am I a Heroine Who Is In Love

Principal: Am I a Heroine Who Is In Love (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama romance film based on the manga series “Principal” by Ryo Ikuemi, about Shima Sumitomo (Yuina Kuroshima) lived with mother, after her parents divorced. She felt uncomfortable living with her stepfather and she was unable to hang out with people at her high school. Shima Sumitomo decides to move to Hokkaido where her father lives. At her new high school in Hokkaido, she meets classmate Gen Tatebayashi (Nozomu Kotaki) and Wao Sakurai (Mahiro Takasugi). They are the two most popular boys at her school. A principle of her school is that “Gen and Wao are for everyone.” If anyone breaks the rule, that person will be ostracized. Shima Sumitomo gets closer to Gen and Wao.

Principal: Am I a Heroine Who Is In Love (2018) is directed by Tetsuo Shinohara, with Ryo Ikuemi and Yukiko Mochiji was applies as writer(s). Cast for the main characters in the film include(s): Yuina Kuroshima, Nozomu Kotaki, Mahiro Takasugi, Rina Kawaei, Mizuki Tanimura, Tomohiro Ichikawa, Mashiro Ayano, Shiori Ishikawa, Sawa Suzuki, Miho Shiraishi, Kumi Nakamura, and Hiroyuki Morisaki. The film premiere(d) in Japan on March 3, 2018.

17.03.2018-JP| Chihayafuru Part 3 (Chihayafuru Conclusion)

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Chihayafuru Conclusion

Chihayafuru Part 3 (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama romance sports film based on the manga series Chihayafuru by Yuki Suetsugu, as the third and final installment in Chihayafuru trilogy. Story takes place 2 years after “Chihayafuru Part 2” and Chihaya (Suzu Hirose) is now a high school senior. Chihayafuru has won 2 Manga Taishō (annual Japanese manga award) in 2009.

Chihayafuru Part 3 (2018) is produced by Robot, and distributed by Toho. Directed by Norihiro Koizumi, with Yuki Suetsugu and Norihiro Koizumi was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Suzu Hirose, Shūhei Nomura, Mackenyu Arata, Mone Kamishiraishi, Yūma Yamoto, Yūki Morinaga, Hiroya Shimizu, Mayu Matsuoka, Miyuki Matsuda, and Jun Kunimura. The film premiere(d) in Japan on March 17, 2018.

31.03.2018-JP| Honey

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Honey

Honey (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama romance film based on the manga series “Honey” by Amu Meguro, tells Nao Kogure (Yuna Taira), a shy and cute high school student. One day, Taiga Onise (Sho Hirano) asks her “would you like to date with me on the promise that we will get married?” Nao Kogure is unable to turn down his proposal, because she is scared of him. Taiga has red hair and piercing eyes. His appearance gives off the impression that he is a bad boy, but he is actually considerate to others and good at cooking. After getting to know Taiga Onise, Nao Kogure begins to have feelings for him.

Honey (2018) is distributed by Toei; Showgate, and directed by Koji Shintoku, with Amu Meguro was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Sho Hirano, Yuna Taira, Ryusei Yokohama, Kaho Mizutani, Nana Asakawa, Gaku Sano, Asami Usuda, Shinobu Nakayama, Yu Takahashi, and Tadashi Sakata. The film premiere(d) in Japan on March 31, 2018.

*.04.2018-JP| Crayon Shin-chan: Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~ (Kureyon Shinchan: Bakumori! Kanfū Bōizu ~Rāmen Tairan~)

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Kureyon Shinchan: Bakumori! Kanfū Bōizu ~Rāmen Tairan~

Crayon Shin-chan: Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~ (2018) is a Japanese action comedy drama Sci-fi film based on the manga series Crayon Shin-chan written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui, depictured Shin-chan all set to challenge Kung Fu in the Chinatown of Kasukabe city, known as “Aiyā Town”. Shinnosuke and Kasukabe Defence Group are going to put up a totally no-stunt Kung Fu challenge on the stage. It is the 26th film of the popular comedy manga and anime series Crayon Shin-chan.

Crayon Shin-chan: Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~ (2018) is produced by Shin-Ei Animation; TV Asahi; ADK; Futabasha, and distributed by Toho. Directed by Wataru Takahashi, with Kimiko Ueno and Yoshito Usui was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Akiko Yajima and Miki Narahashi. The film premiere(d) in Japan on April 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Marmalade Boy (Mamaredo Boi)

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Mamaredo Boi

Marmalade Boy (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama romantic film based on the manga series of the same name by Wataru Yoshizumi about Miki (Hinako Sakurai), a high school student. One day, her parents tell her that they are going to divorce and swap partners with the Matsuuras, a couple they met on a trip to Hawaii. Miki’s parents also tell her that the Matsuura couple have a son named Yuu (Ryo Yoshizawa). They will all live together in the same house. After that, the two families begin to live together and Miki becomes attracted to Yuu. He does not talk much, but is kind person.

Marmalade Boy (2018) is produced by Plus D, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Directed by Ryūichi Hiroki, with Wataru Yoshizumi and Taeko Asano was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Hinako Sakurai and Ryô Yoshizawa. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| My Little Monster (Tonari no kaibutsu kun)

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Tonari no kaibutsu kun

My Little Monster (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama romance film based on the manga series of the same name by Robico, tells Haru Yoshida is a high school student who viewed as a problem child with an unpredictable behavior. He also doesn’t have any friends. Shizuku Mizutani is a high school student who studies too much. She is cold and also doesn’t have any friends. Haru Yoshida and Shizuku Mizutani sit next to each other in a classroom. A small thing causes Haru Yoshida to have feelings for Shizuku Mizutani. He confesses to her about how he feels.

My Little Monster (2018) is produced by Toho Pictures, and distributed by Toho Company. Directed by Shô Tsukikawa, with Robico and Arisa Kaneko was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Masaki Suda and Tao Tsuchiya. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Rainbow Days (Nijiiro Deizu)

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Nijiiro Deizu

Rainbow Days (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama musical romance film based on the manga series of the same name by Minami Mizuno, tells a group of high school students. They are very close friends, even though they have different personalities and hobbies. Their days are spent happily and vibrantly. Natsuki Hashiba gets a crush on female high school student Anna Kobayakawa and their daily lives begin to change. They are Natsuki Hashiba (Reo Sano), Tomoya Matsunaga (Taishi Nakagawa), Tsuyoshi Naoe (Mahiro Takasugi) and Keiichi Katakura (Ryusei Yokohama).

Rainbow Days (2018) is produced by Shochiku Company, and distributed by Shochiku Company (Japan). Directed by Ken Iizuka, with Minami Mizuno, Rika Nezu, and Ken Iizuka was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Reo Sano, Taishi Nakagawa, Mahiro Takasugi, and Ryusei Yokohama. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Sunny: Strong Mind Strong Love (Sunny: Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai)

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Sunny: Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai

Sunny: Strong Mind Strong Love (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama romance film as remake of the 2011 film directed by Kang Hyeong-cheol Sunny, tells a 40-year-old housewife, Nami (Ryoko Shinohara) meets her high school friend Serika (Yoko Maki) for the first time in many years, but Serika now has terminal cancer. Serika tells Nami that she wants to meet her old friends from the “Sunny” club before she dies. Nami attempts to round up their friends for a reunion. The film alternates between two timelines: the present day where the women are middle-aged, and the 1980s when they were in high school.

Sunny: Strong Mind Strong Love (2018) is produced by CJ E&M; Office Crescendo, and distributed by Toho Company (Japan). Directed by Hitoshi Ône, with Genki Kawamura as producer. Meanwhile, Hyeong-Cheol Kang and Hitoshi Ône was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Ryôko Shinohara, Suzu Hirose, Yôko Maki, Eiko Koike, Rie Tomosaka, and Naomi Watanabe. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| 3D Kanojo Real Girl (3D Kanojo Riaru Garu)

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3D Kanojo Riaru Garu

3D Kanojo Real Girl (2018) is a Japanese drama comedy romance film based on the manga series of the same name by Mao Nanami, tells Hikaru Tsutsui (Hayato Sano), a high school student, who enjoys animation and video games in the virtual world, but he doesn’t enjoy his real life. People at his school don’t even know he exists. One day, he cleans up the pool at his school with beautiful Iroha Ikarashi (Ayami Nakajo). Iroha Ikarashi approaches Hikaru Tsutsui and confesses that she likes him.

3D Kanojo Real Girl (2018) is distributed by Warner Bros.. Directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa, with Mao Nanami was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Ayami Nakajo and Hayato Sano. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Forest of Sheep and Steel (Hitsuji to Hagane no Mori)

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Hitsuji to Hagane no Mori

Forest of Sheep and Steel (2018) is a Japanese comedy drama musical film based on the novel of the same name by Natsu Miyashita, tells the story about a high school student who lives in Hokkaido, Naoki Tomura (Kento Yamazaki), meets piano tuner Soichiro Itadori (Tomokazu Miura) at his school. Naoki could smell the forest from the piano tuned by Soichiro. Naoki is touched by his work and begins to work at the musical instruments store where Soichiro works. Naoki develops relationships with many people related with the piano and he meets Kazune and Yuni. They are sister pianists and high school students.

Forest of Sheep and Steel (2018) is directed by Kôjirô Hashimoto, with Natsu Miyashita was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Kento Yamazaki, Macaulay Callard, and Tomokazu Miura. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Anoko no Toriko

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Anoko no Toriko

Anoko no Toriko (2018) is a Japanese drama comedy film based on the manga series of the same name by Yuki Shiraishi, about Yori Suzuki (Ryo Yoshizawa), Shizuku Tachibana (Yuko Araki) and Subaru Tojo (Yosuke Sugino) who had been friends when they were children. They promised that they would all become stars, but they moved away.

Now, Yori Suzuki is a high school student. He looks rather plain with glasses, but Shizuku Tachibana is a popular model and Subaru Tojo is a popular actor. Yori Suzuki decides to pursue his dream. He also has feelings for Shizuku Tachibana and transfers to the high school where she attends. Yori and Shizuku meet again. Yori becomes an assistant for Shizuku on her CM shootings. He happens to appear in a CM and gains popularity as the “mysterious boy.”

Meanwhile, Shizuku Tachibana and Subaru Tojo are cast for a stage performance. When the curtain drops after their successful first performance, Subaru Tojo confesses his feelings to Shizuku Tachibana. Yori Suzuki also overhears his words.

Anoko no Toriko (2018) is distributed by Showgate, and directed by Ryô Miyawaki, with Yuki Shiraishi and Taeko Asano was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include(s): Ryo Yoshizawa, Yuko Araki, and Yosuke Sugino. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Call Boy (Shônen)

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Shônen

Call Boy (2018) is a Japanese drama comedy based on the novel of the same name by Ira Ishida that tells about Ryo Morinaka (Tori Matsuzaka), a university student who works part-time at a bar. He is bored with his daily life and exists in a state of torpor. One day, his friend Shinya Tajima brings the owner of a host bar over to the place where Ryo Morinaka works. Shizuka Mido is the owner of the host bar. Soon, Ryo Morinaka begins to work for Shizuka Mido at the members only host bar. He feels embarrassment initially, but he fulfills the desires of women and develops a sense of purpose.

Call Boy (2018) is produced by Fuji Television Network; Kyodo Television, and distributed by Toho Company (Japan). Directed by Daisuke Miura, with Ira Ishida and Tsutomu Kuroiwa was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Tori Matsuzaka. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

*.*.2018-JP| Love X Doc (2018)

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Love X Doc

Love X Doc (2018) is a Japanese drama comedy film that tells about lives a 40-year-old pastry chef who runs a sweets store named Asuka Goda (Yo Yoshida). She works with pastry chef Seiya Hanada (Shuhei Nomura), who is younger than her, and Kenichi Gonda (Atsushi Shinohara), who wants to become a pastry chef. One day, Seiya Hanada confesses to Asuka Goda about his feelings for her. Her situation brings back bad memories to what happened 5 years earlier. At that time, Asuka Goda was in an affair with store owner Junji Awai (Kotaro Yoshida) and also in a relationship with gym trainer Shunsuke Nomura (Hiroshi Tamaki).

Love X Doc (2018) is directed by Osamu Suzuki, with Masako Yamada as producer. Meanwhile, Osamu Suzuki was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Yo Yoshida, Shuhei Nomura, Atsushi Shinohara, Kotaro Yoshida, and Hiroshi Tamaki. The film premiere(d) in Japan on 2018.

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