In the list of Japanese drama films to be released in 2019 there are 84 films – including anime – that you can watch later. For example, Kessan! Chushingura (The Chushingura Settlements!), No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku), Nakuna Akaoni (Don’t Cry, Mr. Red Demon), To The Ends of the Earth (Tabi no Owari, Sekai no Hajimari), Newspaper Reporter (Shinbun Kisha), Startup Girls, 37 Seconds, etc. Please read the summary of the story before you decide which film is your priority at this time.

Paradise (Rakuen)

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Paradise (Rakuen)

Paradise (Rakuen) is Japanese Crime Drama Mystery Thriller movie based on short stories Aota Y Jiro and Yorozuya Zenjiro from short story collection, A Collection of Crime Stories by Shuichi Yoshida published in 2016 by Shogakukan. The film revolves around a little girl is kidnapped along a Y-shaped road, but the kidnapper is not caught. Tsumugi (Hana Sugisaki), who was with the girl right before the kidnapping, is deeply hurt from the event.

12 years later, a girl goes missing along the same Y-shaped road. Takeshi (Gou Ayano) is a lonely young man and sells recyclable products with his mother. He is a suspect in the recent kidnapping case. He panics when he realizes he is a suspect and runs away to another city.

1 year later, Zenjiro (Koichi Sato) lives with his pet dog near the Y-shaped road where the two kidnapping cases took place. He carries out business to revitalize the village, but somehow he is blamed by the people there. He falls into madness and that leads to a horrific case.

Paradise (Rakuen) is distributed by Kadokawa Pictures. Directed by Takahisa Zeze, with Shuichi Yoshida and Takahisa Zeze was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Go Ayano, Hana Sugisaki, and Koichi Sato. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Korosanai kare to shinanai kanojo (The Boyfriend Who Can’t Kill and the Girlfriend Who Won’t Die)

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Korosanai kare to shinanai kanojo (The Boyfriend Who Can’t Kill and the Girlfriend Who Won’t Die)

Korosanai kare to shinanai kanojo is Japanese Comedy Drama Romance movie based on the Seikimatsu’s manga of the same name published in 2017 by Kadokawa. The film revolves around a 3rd grade high school student named Rei Kosaka (Shotaro Mamiya). He is not interested in anything and lives a boring existence, and always says, “Just die already.”

One day, Rei Kosaka sees his classmate Nana Kano (Hinako Sakurai) burying a dead bee. They have very opposite personalities. But Rei takes an interest in Nano Kato, who carefully deals with a bee’s life, but the problem was Nano always says, “I want to die.”

Korosanai kare to shinanai kanojo is distributed by Kadokawa Pictures and Pony Canyon. Directed by Keiichi Kobayashi, with Seikimatsu and Keiichi Kobayashi was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Shotaro Mamiya and Hinako Sakurai. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

MUSASHI

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MUSASHI

Musashi is Japanese Action Drama History Romance movie based on historical facts, follows the life and battles of 2 legendary swordsmen Musashi Miyamoto (Yoshihiko Hosoda) and Kojiro Sasaki (Ken Matsudaira). In this film we will find an apprentice, an instructor and the account of a famous battle in Japan of the Middle Ages where many questions will be answered.

Musashi is produced by Yasuo Masashi Office, and distributed by Ark Entertainment (Japan) and Toei. Written and directed by Yasuo Mikami. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Yoshihiko Hosoda, Ken Matsudaira, Koji Shimizu, Ryuji Harada, Ryo Kinomoto, and Yuki Meguro. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Love’s Twisting Path (Tajuro Jun Aiki)

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Love’s Twisting Path (Tajuro Jun Aiki)

Love’s Twisting Path (Tajuro Jun Aiki) is Japanese Action Drama Historical movie that tells about sword fighting, called “Chambara.” The film centered on a penniless samurai named Tajuro Kiyokawa, who has left the world of violence behind and only wants to practice painting while leading a life of peace and quiet. But the battling factions loyal to the Shogun and the deposed Emperor, including his brother, force him to pick up his sword again. This leads up to a climatic sword fight in a bamboo forest.

Love’s Twisting Path (Tajuro Jun Aiki) is produced by Teruro Momo Aiki Production Committee, and distributed by Toei. Directed by Sadao Nakajima, with Keiko Tani and Sadao Nakajima was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Ryô Kimura, Kengo Kôra, and Mikako Tabe. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

10 Manbun no 1 (1/100,000)

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10 Manbun no 1 (1/100,000)

10 Manbun no 1 (1/100,000) is Japanese Drama Romance movie based on the Kaho Miyasaka’s manga series of the same name, first published in 2016 by Shogakukan. The film centered on a high school student named Rino Sakuragi (Yuna Taira). She is good friends with Ren Kiritani (Alan Shirahama) who is in the same high school. They have been close since their middle school days.

Rino holds special feelings for Ren Kiritani, but she is unable to tell him how she feels because he is popular. One day, Ren confesses to Rino that he likes her. They begin to date and enjoy their time together, but Rino is diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

10 Manbun no 1 (1/100,000) is distributed by High Brow Cinema. Directed by Koichiro Miki, with Kaho Miyasaka and Chieko Nakagawa was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Alan Shirahama and Yuna Taira. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Kaiko

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Kaiko

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Kaiko is Japanese Anime Action Drama Sci-fi Space movie based on the Yoshiki Tanaka’s science fiction novels Ginga Eiyu Densetsu published from 1982 to 1987 by Tokuma Shoten. The story focuses on the exploits of rivals Reinhard von Müsel and Yang Wen Li as they rise to power and fame in the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance.

A thousand years from now, humanity has advanced into outer space and is divided into two states: the monarchic Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance. The war between those two has lasted over 150 years and spread through the whole galaxy without boundaries. It is a long war.

The Galactic Empire is corrupted by its own aristocracy while the Free Planets Alliance is ruled by politics of evil. Both countries are shaken by the appearance of two Invincible people. And they are Reinhard von Lohengramm who was known as the ‘Invincible Genius’ and Yang Wen Li who was known as the ‘Invincible Magician’.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Kaiko is produced by DMM Pictures, Sochiku, Production I.G.. Directed by Shunsuke Tada, with Yoshiki Tanaka was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include:Mamoru Miyano, Amber Lee Connors, Ian Sinclair, Aaron Dismuke, Clifford Chapin, Yuichiro Umehara, Ken’ichi Suzumura, Yoshimitsu Shimoyama, and Aaron Campbell. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Ghost Mask: Scar (Gosuto Masuku)

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Ghost Mask: Scar (Gosuto Masuku)

Ghost Mask: Scar (Gosuto Masuku) is Japanese Drama Mystery Thriller movie that tell the story of Miyu, who went to Seoul, Korea to study and look for her older sister who went missing two years ago. One day Miyu got to know Hana who was a famous plastic surgeon and she reminded of her missing sister. Hana lives with her lover Hyoshin, but she got attracted by Miyu. And Nyoshin felt jealous of Miyu.

Miyu thought that Hana is actually her older sister and asked her to tell the truth. Hyoshin saw two of them talking and killed Hana because of jealous. Hyoshin tried to kill Miyu next and Miyu realized Hyoshin is her sister who had plastic surgery and changed her face. Finally Hana stuck a knife into herself because she knew Miyu always values her sister. Miyu survived, but lost her precious sister.

Ghost Mask: Scar (Gosuto Masuku) is produced by J Season Pictures and Lilyfilm. Directed by Takeshi Sone, with Minami Hikiko as producer. Meanwhile, Etsuo Hiratani was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Yurika Akane, Sô Hirosawa, Sayuri Itô, Kim Jerok, Ryô Katayama, Sumi Kokoro, Eun-woo Lee, Yuha Lee, Miya Sakimoto, Donghoon Seo, Ahn Sori, and Choi Yona. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku)

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No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku)

No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) is Japanese Drama movie as a new version of the other Ningen Shikkaku film, adapted of Osamu Dazai’s novel of the same name published in 1948. Based on the true story of novelist Osamu Dazai, the film tells a young man who has felt since childhood utterly alien from others around him. Since that time he has learned to put on a face to hide his alienation. He feels incapable of belonging to the human society, especially so by society’s refusal to take him seriously.

Osamu Dazai (Shun Oguri) is the one of the most popular author in Japan, but he is absorbed in alcohol and love. He is married and has two lovers.

No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) is distributed by Shochiku and Asmik Ace Entertainment. Directed by Mika Ninagawa, with Osamu Dazai and Kaeko Hayafune was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Shun Oguri. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Kessan! Chushingura (The Chushingura Settlements!)

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Kessan! Chushingura (The Chushingura Settlements!)

Kessan! Chushingura is Japanese Action Drama Historical movie based on the Hirofumi Yamamoto’s nonfiction novel, Chushingura no Kessansho published in 2012 by Shinchosha. The film tells the story of Takuminokami Asano, a lord who is ordered commit harakiri (suicide) due to a scheme by Kozukenosuke Kira.

Having no time to mourn his lord’s death, Kuranosuke Oishi decides to take revenge on Kozukenosuke Kira. He plans an attack with the help of accountant Chosuke Yato, but they don’t have enough in their budget.

Kessan! Chushingura is distributed by Shochiku. Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura, with Hirofumi Yamamoto and Yoshihiro Nakamura was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Shinichi Tsutsumi and Takashi Okamura. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Hatsukoi: Otosan, Chibi ga Inaku Narimashita (Dad, Chibi is Gone)

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Hatsukoi: Otosan, Chibi ga Inaku Narimashita (Dad, Chibi is Gone)

Hatsukoi: Otosan, Chibi ga Inaku Narimashita is Japanese Comedy Drama Family movie based on the Keiko Nishi’s manga series Otosan, Chibi ga Inaku Narimashita published from 2013 to 2015 in magazine Zoukan Flowers. The film follows Masaru (Tatsuya Fuji) and Yukiko (Chieko Baisho) who have been married 44 years. They have three children who live independently from them. Masaru and Yukiko enjoy their peaceful days, but, one day, Yukiko tells her daughter Naoko (Mikako Ichikawa) that she wants to divorce Masaru.

Hatsukoi: Otosan, Chibi ga Inaku Narimashita is distributed by Klock Worx. Directed by Shotaro Kobayashi, with Kazumi Fukase and Kazushi Miki as producers. Meanwhile, Keiko Nishi and Yuka Honcho was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Chieko Baisho, Tatsuya Fuji, Mikako Ichikawa, Ryuji Sato, Katsuya Kobayashi, and Mio Yuki. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Dance with Me (Dansu Wizu Mi)

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Dance with Me (Dansu Wizu Mi)

Dance with Me (Dansu Wizu Mi) is Japanese Comedy drama Musical movie centered on Shizuka Suzuki (Ayaka Miyoshi) who works at a big trading company. One day, she is hypnotized by someone, and the consequently, every time she hears music, even if it’s a ringtone from a cellphone, he can’t help but sing even dance. After realizing the ridiculousness, Shizuka Suzuki went to meet the person who had hypnotized her to stop the spell attached to her, but he was not there.

Dance with Me (Dansu Wizu Mi) is produced by Altamira Pictures, and distributed by Warner Bros.. Written and directed by Shinobu Yaguchi. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Ayaka Miyoshi, Yu Yashiro, Chay, Takahiro Miura, Tsuyoshi Muro, and Akira Takarada. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Nakuna Akaoni (Don’t Cry, Mr. Red Demon)

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Nakuna Akaoni (Don’t Cry, Mr. Red Demon)

Nakuna Akaoni (Don’t Cry, Mr. Red Demon) is Japanese Drama Comedy movie based on short story of the same name by Kiyoshi Shigematsu published in 2011 by Shinchosha. The story centered on Takashi Obuchi (Shinichi Tsutsumi) who was once a high school baseball coach. He was called “Red Demon Teacher” because of his tan red face and energetic instructions, but now he just a tired middle-aged man.

One day, Takashi Obuchi meets his Tomoyuki Saito (Yuya Yagira). Tomoyuki Saito played on Takashi Obuchi’s high school baseball team. He was talented, but did not have patience and eventually dropped out of school. Tomoyuki Saito is now a responsible adult and married to Yukino (Rina Kawaei). Takashi Obuchi learns that his former student only has only 6 months left to live due to having terminal cancer. Takashi Obuchi regrets that he was so strict to his students. He plans something for Tomoyuki Saito.

Nakuna Akaoni (Don’t Cry, Mr. Red Demon) is distributed by Kadokawa Pictures. Directed by Atsushi Kaneshige, with Kiyoshi Shigematsu was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Shinichi Tsutsumi, Yuya Yagira, and Rina Kawaei. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Aine Kuraine Nahatomujiku)

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Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Aine Kuraine Nahatomujiku)

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Aine Kuraine Nahatomujiku) is Japanese Drama Romance movie based on the Kotaro Isaka’s short stories of the same name published in 2014 by Gentosha. The film tells a 27-year-old single man called Sato (Haruma Miura). He is waiting for a dramatic moment in his life that will lead to love. He works at a market research company.

One day, he asks random passersby in front of Sendai Station to fill out a questionnaire. He has a hard time finding willing participants. A woman in a black suit agrees to answer the questionnaire. Sato sees the letter “shampu” on her hand.

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Aine Kuraine Nahatomujiku) is produced by Dub, Inc., GAGA, and distributed by GAGA (Japan). Directed by Rikiya Imaizumi, with Kotaro Isaka was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Haruma Miura, Mikako Tabe, Yuma Yamoto, Erika Mori, Yuri Tsunematsu, and Riku Hagiwara. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

At the End of the Matinee (Machine no Owari ni)

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At the End of the Matinee (Machine no Owari ni)

At the End of the Matinee (Machine no Owari ni) is Japanese Drama Romance movie based on the Keiichiro Hirano’s novelof the same name, published from 2015 to 2016 in major newspaper Mainichi Shimbun. The story centered on Satoshi Makino (Masaharu Fukuyama), a genius classical guitarist. One day he meets journalist Yoko Komine (Yuriko Ishida). They become attracted to each other, but Yoko Komine already has a fiance.

At the End of the Matinee (Machine no Owari ni) is produced by Fuji Television, Amuse, Toho, Cork, and distributed by Toho. Directed by Hiroshi Nishitani, with Yumiko Inoue and Keiichiro Hirano was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Masaharu Fukuyama and Yuriko Ishida. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

To The Ends of the Earth (Tabi no Owari, Sekai no Hajimari)

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To The Ends of the Earth (Tabi no Owari, Sekai no Hajimari)

To The Ends of the Earth (Tabi no Owari, Sekai no Hajimari) is Japanese Uzbekistan Drama movie that aims to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The film is centered on a reporter for a TV variety show program named Yoko (Atsuko Maeda). She visits the country of Uzbekistan, and opens a new world and grows with the local coordinator and cross-cultural people.

To The Ends of the Earth (Tabi no Owari, Sekai no Hajimari) is distributed by Tokyo Theatres. Written and directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Atsuko Maeda, Shota Sometani, Tokio Emoto, Addis Rajabov, and Ryo Kase. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana)

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The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana)

The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana) is Japanese Drama Mystery Romance movie based on the Shuzo Oshimi’s manga series of the same name published from 2009 to 2014 in Japanese monthly manga magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. The film revolves around a high school student named Takao Kasuga (Kentaro Ito). One day, he sees his popular classmate Aya Tokiwa (Marie Iitoyo) reading Charles Pierre Baudelaire’s “The Flowers of Evil” at a bookstore. When Takao Kasuga was in middle school, he admired the poetry collection “The Flowers of Evil.”

As a 2nd grade middle school student, Takao Kasuga found the gym clothes of popular classmate Nanako Saeki (Shiori Akita) in a classroom. He had a huge crush on her at the time. At that time, Takao Kasuga sensed someone’s presence near him and, without thought, he took off with Nanako Saeki’s gym clothes. The person who saw Takao Kasuga in the classroom was Sawa Nakamura (Tina Tamashiro).

The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana) is distributed by Phantom Film. Directed by Noboru Iguchi, with Shuzo Oshimi and Mari Okada was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Kentaro Ito, Tina Tamashiro, Shiori Akita, and Marie Iitoyo. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Ibuki 192 (Kuubo Ibuki)

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Ibuki 192 (Kuubo Ibuki)

Ibuki 192 (Kuubo Ibuki) is Japanese Action Drama movie based on the Kaiji Kawaguchi’s manga series of the same name first published 2014 in seinen manga magazine Big Comic. The Story takes place over a 24 hour period. Starting from 20 fishing boats of an unknown nationality suddenly fire upon and occupy parts of the Hateruma archipelago, in the southernmost part of Japan. Then members of the Japan Coast Guard are detained.

Under the extremely tense situation, the Japanese government sends Aircraft Carrier Ibuki and an escort fleet to the area. Ryota Akitsu (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is the captain of the Aircraft Carrier Ibuki and Toshiya Niinami (Kuranosuke Sasaki) is second-in-command. It is now 6:23 am. and Japan faces one day which they never have before.

Ibuki 192 (Kuubo Ibuki) is distributed by Kino Films. Directed by Setsuro Wakamatsu, with Kaiji Kawaguchi, Yasuo Hasegawa, and Kazunori Ito was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Tatsuya Fuji, Jun Murakami, Hoshi Ishida, and Shigeyuki Totsugi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Honeybees and Distant Thunder (Mitsubachi to Enrai)

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Honeybees and Distant Thunder (Mitsubachi to Enrai)

Honeybees and Distant Thunder (Mitsubachi to Enrai) is Japanese Drama Musical Romance movie based on the Riku Onda’s novel of the same name published in 2016 by Gentosha. The story revolves around 4 young pianists: Aya Eiden (Mayu Matsuoka), Akashi Takashima (Tori Matsuzaka), Masaru C Revy Anatoru (Win Morisaki) and Jin Kazama (Oji Suzuka) who compete in the preliminary round of an international piano competition with all the shortcoming and encouragement they have.

Aya Eiden was known as a child prodigy for playing the piano, but her mother, who understood her the most, passed away. Aya Eiden then stopped playing the piano at the age of 13. Now, at the age of 20, Aya Eiden decides to take part in the international piano competition.

Akashi Takashima (Tori Matsuzaka) graduated from a music university, but he now works at a musical instrument store. He enrolls in the international piano competition as a last challenge due to his age.

Masaru C Revy Anatoru (Win Morisaki) attends the Juilliard School. He is favored to win the preliminary round. 16-year-old Jin Kazama (Oji Suzuka) is unknown and appears in the competition. He has a recommendation letter from a late pianist who was recognized as the best in the world.

Honeybees and Distant Thunder (Mitsubachi to Enrai) is distributed by Toho. Directed by Kei Ishikawa, with Riku Onda and Kei Ishikawa was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Mayu Matsuoka, Tori Matsuzaka, Win Morisaki, and Suzuka Oji. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

The Great War of Archimedes (Arukimedesu no taisen)

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The Great War of Archimedes (Arukimedesu no taisen)

The Great War of Archimedes (Archimedes no Taisen) is Japanese Action Drama Historical Mystery War movie based on the Norifusa Mita’s manga series of the same name, first published in 2015 in manga magazine Weekly Young Magazine. The story is set in the 1930’s, when the headquarters of the Imperial Japanese Navy sets out to build the world’s biggest battleship Yamato.

Rear Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is opposed to that plan. Then he attracts Tadashi Kai (Masaki Suda) who is a genius mathematician. Tadashi Kai discovers discrepancies related to the estimated cost to build the battleship. He tries to uncover a conspiracy in the military.

The Great War of Archimedes (Archimedes no Taisen) is distributed by Toho. Directed by Takashi Yamazaki, with Norifusa Mita and Takashi Yamazaki was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Masaki Suda, Isao Hashizume, Min Tanaka, Minami Hamabe, Hiroshi Tachi, and Tasuku Emoto. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Long Journey (Hikkoshi Daimyo)

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Long Journey (Hikkoshi Daimyo)

Long Journey (Hikkoshi Daimyo) is Japanese Action Drama Historical Samurai movie adaptation of the Akihiro Dobashi’s novel, Hikkoshi Daimyo Sanzenri published in 2016 by Haruki Bunko. The film is centered on Harunosuke Katagiri (Gen Hoshino), a samurai and a bookworm. He receives a mission to help a daimyo move. With the assistance of Genemon Takamura (Issey Takahashi) and Oran (Mitsuki Takahata), Harunosuke Katagiri carries out his mission.

Long Journey (Hikkoshi Daimyo) is produced by Shochiku. Directed by Isshin Inudo, with Akihiro Dobashi was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Gen Hoshino, Issei Takahashi, and Mitsuki Takahata. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Yuri!!! On Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence (Yuri!!! on Ice Gekijo-ban: Ice Adolescence)

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Yuri!!! On Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence (Yuri!!! on Ice Gekijo-ban: Ice Adolescence)

Yuri!!! On Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence is Japanese Anime Comedy Drama Romance Sport movie based on the 2016’s anime television series, Yuri!!! on Ice written by Mitsuro Kubo. Tells the story of Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki, Russian figure-skating champion Victor Nikiforov, and up-and-coming Russian skater Yuri Plisetsky. They will compete in the Grand Prix that has never existed in the world.

Yuri!!! On Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence is produced by Mappa, and distributed by Avex Pictures (Japan). Directed by Sayo Yamamoto. Meanwhile, Mitsurô Kubo was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Junichi Suwabe, Koki Uchiyama, Soryu Konno, Mariya Ise, and Yuka Komatsu. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Last Letter

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Last Letter

Last Letter is Japanese Drama Romance movie which tells the story of a housewife named Yuri Kishibeno (Takako Matsu). She lives with her husband (Hideaki Anno) and their two children. Yuri Kishibeno then attends her sister Misaki Tono’s funeral. There, she meets her niece Ayumi (Suzu Hirose) for the first time in many years. Ayumi is still unable to accept her mother’s death and, because of this, she can’t open a letter left behind by her mother.

Yuri Kishibeno attends her sister’s reunion to inform them about her sister’s death. A misunderstanding occurs at the reunion and Yuri Kishibeno is mistaken for her late sister Misaki Tono. Yuri Kishibeno meets her first love Kyoshiro Otosaka (Masaharu Fukuyama) who mistakenly believes she is Misaki Tono. Kyoshiro Otosaka is now a novelist. They exchange contact information. One day, Yuri receives a message from Kyoshiro that says “can you believe that I am still in love with you?”

Last Letter is distributed by Toho (Japan). Written and directed by Shunji Iwai. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Takako Matsu, Suzu Hirose, Masaharu Fukuyama, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Nana Mori, Hideaki Anno, Hitoshi Komuro, and Keiko Mizukoshi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Kioku ni Gozaimasen (It’s NOT in MEMORY, Mr. President!)

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Kioku ni Gozaimasen (It’s NOT in MEMORY, Mr. President!)

Kioku ni Gozaimasen is Japanese Comedy Drama movie which tells the story of Keisuke Kuroda (Kiichi Nakai) who wakes up in a hospital bed and he is unable to remember who he is. He sneaks out of the hospital and happens to see the news on TV. He becomes shocked. Keisuke Kuroda realizes he is the prime minister of Japan, but his approval rating is the lowest in history. During a recent speech, he was hit by a rock thrown by a citizen. This caused Keisuke Kuroda to lose his memory.

A man, who seems like Keisuke Kuroda’s subordinate, takes him to the official residence of the prime minister. The only people aware that Keisuke Kuroda lost his memory are his three secretaries, one of whom is Isaka (Dean Fujioka). Keisuke Kuroda hides his memory loss from everyone else including his wife Satoko (Yuriko Ishida). He thinks about making changes to the country.

Kioku ni Gozaimasen is distributed by Toho (Japan). Written and directed by Kôki Mitani. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Kiichi Nakai, Dean Fujioka, Yuriko Ishida, Masao Kusakari, and Koichi Sato. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Ichigo no Uta

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Ichigo no Uta

Ichigo no Uta is Japanese Drama Romance movie based on a novel of the same name by Yoshikazu Okada and Kazunobu Mineta, published in 2018 by Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.. The novel is based on 7 songs by Kazunobu Mineta’s band Ging Nang Boyz: Hyoryu Kyoshitsu, Tokyo, Aishiterutte Yutteyone, Poadamu, Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru, Moshimo Kimi ga Naku Nara ba, and Koi wa Eien.

The story centers on Kota Sasazawa (Yutaro Furutachi) who works at a frozen foods manufacturing plant. When he was middle school student, he was friends with a boy named Shinji. They loved and admired Sennichi Amano (Shizuka Ishibashi). One day, Shinji died in an car accident, protecting Sennichi Amano from the accident. 10 years later, Kota Sasazawa happens to meet Sennichi Amano again.

Ichigo no Uta is distributed by Phantom Film. Directed by Shintaro Sugawara, with PPPROOODUUUUUUCERRRRRR as producer. Meanwhile, Yoshikazu Okada and Kazunobu Mineta was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Yutaro Furutachi, Shizuka Ishibashi, and Kazunobu Mineta. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Nagi Machi

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Nagi Machi

Nagi Machi is Japanese Drama Family movie centers on a man (Shingo Katori) who works at a printing plant, but he gets fired from his job. The man, his female partner and her daughter move to her hometown of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture. There, the woman opens up a beauty salon. They enjoy peaceful days, but small problems occur which leads to an irrevocable situation.

Nagi Machi is distributed by Kino Films. Directed by Kazuya Shiraishi, with Masato Kato was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Shingo Katori. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Newspaper Reporter (Shinbun Kisha)

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Newspaper Reporter (Shinbun Kisha)

Newspaper Reporter (Shinbun Kisha) is Japanese Drama movie based on Reporter Isoko Mochizuki’s book of the same name published in 2017 by Kadokawa Shoten. The story follows a female reporter (Shim Eun-Kyung) who approaches a dark side of a government coverup. And an idealist young elite bureaucrat (Tori Matsuzaka) . The reporter and the bureaucrat have conflict.

Newspaper Reporter (Shinbun Kisha) is directed by Michihito Fujii, with Mitsunobu Kawamura as producer. Meanwhile, Isoko Mochizuki was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Shim Eun-Kyung and Tori Matsuzaka. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Startup Girls

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Startup Girls

Startup Girls is Japanese Comedy drama movie based on a television series which tells the story of a young female founder runs in to societal barriers during her drive to create startup projects, in a Japanese society that hasn’t traditionally accepted entrepreneurs. She finds herself, and maturity along the way.

Hikari is a university student who lives freely, purely in her way. She’s hungry to create new startups. Nozomi is a Corporate VC at a big Japanese company. She has always followed the “correct” path, giving up on many things to make a stable life. Nozomi dislikes Hikari’s way of living. She doesn’t understand her values.

But when Nozomi needs to work with Hikari’s start-up because it became an investment, things begin to happen. It’s a light-heartedly, serious look about two girls colliding in to each other. Intense problems occur, but in the end, the audience learns there are many choices you can take in a traditional Japanese work society to develop your own life and career.

Startup Girls is produced by KM-WWORKS, and distributed by Presidio (Japan). Directed by Chihiro Ikeda, with Izumi Takahashi was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Mone Kamishiraishi and Hirona Yamazaki. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

37 Seconds

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37 Seconds

37 Seconds is Japanese Drama movie which revolves around Yuma, a young Japanese woman who has cerebral palsy. Cut off between his obligations to his family and his dream of becoming a manga artist, he struggled to live a life of his own.

37 Seconds is produced by Knockonwood and Kamma Pictures. Directed by HIKARI , with Peter Maez, Shin Yamaguchi, and HIKARI as producers. Meanwhile, HIKARI was also applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Makiko Watanabe Shunsuke Daitô, Misuzu Kanno, Yuka Itaya, and Mei Kayama. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Tao Genkyo Labyrinth

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Tao Genkyo Labyrinth

Tao Genkyo Labyrinth is Japanese Drama comedy Fantasy Romance movie based on the Hiromi Oka’s novel of the same name, tells about the owner and guard of the old Oshike family’s cafe, “Tao Genkyo” in Okaichi named Momotaro Kibi. Due to the good quality of possession and attractive natural atmosphere, the guests with various conditions come today under Momotaro. Everyone gathered there, all of the friends who had worked outside the city for a long time, also joined to restore the old memories together with Momotaro. But then, a suspicious person appeared in the cafe?

Tao Genkyo Labyrinth is directed by Jun Yoriko, with Hiromi Oka was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Yuki Torigoe, Kensuke Takahashi, Taishi Sugie, Kosuke Asuma, and Ikkei Yamamoto. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Amber Light (Kohaku)

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Amber Light (Kohaku)

Amber Light (Kohaku) is Japanese Drama Family movie The centers on Ryota Hironaga’s (Arata Iura), when he was a child his parents divorced. Ryota and his older brother were raised by their mother. He carried a wounded heart from his parents’ divorce. As an adult, Ryota Hironaga and his older brother begin to look for their father.

Amber Light (Kohaku) is directed by Hatsuki Yokoo, with Yusuke Moriguchi was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Arata Iura. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Walking Man

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Walking Man

Walking Man is Japanese Drama Musical movie based on real life experiences of rapper Anarchy. The film is centered on Atomu (Shuhei Nomura) who was raised by his mother in a poor environment. He is now a young adult, but he stutters and has timid personality. To support himself, Atomu works part-time for a used junk collecting company. Until Atomu finds inspiration in rap music and his life changes.

Walking Man is distributed by Avex Pictures. Directed by Anarchy, with Mitsuru Uda as producer. Meanwhile, Aki Kajiwara was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Shuhei Nomura. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Ossan’s Love: The Movie (Gekijoban Ossan zu Rabu)

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Ossan’s Love: The Movie (Gekijoban Ossan zu Rabu)

Ossan’s Love: The Movie (Gekijoban Ossan zu Rabu) is Japanese Comedy Drama Romance movie as a sequel of the television series, Ossan’s Love aired in 2016 and 2018 in TV Asahi. The basic storyline is about the time after Haruta goes to Shanghai and how he’s gonna propose to Maki after the chief keeps pushing him to do it.

Ossan’s Love: The Movie (Gekijoban Ossan zu Rabu) is distributed by Toho. Directed by Toichiro Ruto, with Koji Tokuo was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Kei Tanaka, Kento Hayashi, Rio Uchida, Daichi Kaneko, Shuko Ito, and Kazuya Kojima. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Zenaku no Kuzu (The Stupidity of Good and Evil)

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Zenaku no Kuzu (The Stupidity of Good and Evil)

Zenaku no Kuzu is Japanese Action Crime Drama Thriller movie based on the Watanabe Daisuke’s manga of the same name, published from 2014 to 2016 by Shonen Gahosha in Young King magazine. It is a story of two man, Takeshi Kamonome (Kamo) who runs an old book store and Toranobu Shimada (Tora) taking charge of revenge under the crime victim’s request, to criminals who do not receive adequate judgment and reflect on crime even though they are hands-on hands. The cases appearing in the play have been adapted to motifs in the majority of cases that actually occurred.

Zenaku no Kuzu is directed by Koji Shiraishi, with Hideo Jojo and Watanabe Daisuke was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Hirofumi Arai, Kento Hayashi, and Fumika Baba. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru 2

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Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru 2

Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru 2 is Drama Mystery movie as sequel of the 2017’s film Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru directed by Shintaro Sakurai. Centered on Reiji Benii (Tomoki Hirose), one day, the leader of a strolling players troupe asks her to look into a missing sword that was used at their performance. Renji Benii infiltrates the strolling players troupe to investigate

Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru 2 is distributed by United Entertainment, and directed by Yasutaka Mori. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Tomoki Hirose. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Damashie no Kiba

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Damashie no Kiba

Damashie no Kiba is Japanese Drama movie based on the Takeshi Shiota’s novel of the same name published from 2016 to 2016 in magazine Da Vinci. The story revolves around Teruya Hayami (Yo Oizumi]) who works as the chief editor of a magazine. He is an attractive man who talks wittily. One night, his boss gives him a hint that the magazine will be discontinued. Teruya Hayami struggles to save the magazine.

Damashie no Kiba is wrtitten by Takeshi Shiota. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Yo Oizumi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Divine Justice

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Divine Justice

Divine Justice is Japanese Comedy Crime Drama movie that tells of a black comedy about a man who works out a plan to change his life. This is the 4th directorial effort of a well known playwright and director of stage productions from his own screenplay.

Divine Justice is produced by Soul Age Co., and distributed by High Brow Cinema (Japan). Directed by Takayuki Takuma, with Hiroyuki Aiba as producer. Meanwhile, Takayuki Takuma was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Hiroshi Mikami, Kazuki Namioka, Rie Shibata, Tsuyoshi Abe, Wakana Sakai, Moe Miura, Kazusada Higuchi, and Takashi Itô. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 2019.

Demolition Girl

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Demolition Girl

Demolition Girl is Japanese Crime Drama movie which tells of a high-school girl who lives in a rural town in Japan struggles to define her own way in life. To help her impoverished family she works as a video fetish performer which leads to problems for her and her family with a criminal underworld.

Demolition Girl is directed by Genta Matsugami, with Yoshitaka Kasui and Genta Matsugami was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Aya Kitai, Hiroki Ino, Haruka Imo, Yura Komuro, Yota Kawase, Ko Maehara, Ryohei Abe, and Nobu Morimoto. Reportedly this film aired in USA on January 2019.

Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over The Rainbow

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Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over The Rainbow

Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over The Rainbow is Japanese Anime Drama Comedy Musical Sci-fi Idol Youth movie as a spin-off of Love Live! which was launched in April 2015 with music CDs and anime music videos, followed by a manga version in 2016. This anime revolves around a group of nine schoolgirls who become idols in order to save their school from shutting down, just like the idol group from the original series.

Love Live Sunshine!! is set in Uchiura, Numazu, Shizuoka where one of its schools, the seaside Uranohoshi Girls’ Academy, is planned to be shut down and merged with another high school in Numazu. Chika Takami, a girl who lacks desires, is inspired by µ’s to gather friends and form her own school idol group called Aqours. To prevent their school from shutting down, Aqours enters the “Love Live” school idol contest which has become more competitive since µ’s won. When Kanan and Dia disappear while visiting Mari on Italy, Chika and the rest of the Aqours have no choice but to reach the “Belpaese” themselves and search for them.

Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over The Rainbow is produced by Sunrise, and directed by Kazuo Sakai, with Jukki Hanada was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Arisa Komiya, Rikako Aida, Anju Inami, Nanaka Suwa, Ai Furihata, Shuka Saito, Kanako Takatsuki, Aina Suzuki, and Aika Kobayashi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 4, 2019.

Astral Abnormal Suzuki-san (Asutoraru•Abunomaru Suzuki-san)

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Astral Abnormal Suzuki-san (Asutoraru•Abunomaru Suzuki-san)

Astral Abnormal Suzuki-san is Japanese Comedy Drama movie follows Rara Suzuki (Honoka Matsumoto) who is left behind in the countryside. She becomes a youtuber and she goes crazy.

Astral Abnormal Suzuki-san is distributed by Spotted Productions. Directed by Daisuke Ono, with Ryohei Ueno as producer. Meanwhile, Daisuke Ono was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Honoka Matsumoto, Mayuko Nishiyama, Taketo Tanaka, Kotoha Hiroyama, Tomokoi Kimura, Tani Nobara, and Kei Kato. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 5, 2019.

This Old Road – Konomichi

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This Old Road – Konomichi

This Old Road – Konomichi is Japanese Historical, Fantasy, Drama, Action, Romance movie based on a children’s novel, This is a New Year’s Eve (Coming of Age Day) film. This film tells the story of Hakushu Kitahara is a genius poet and lives his life with reckless abandon. He often drinks excessively and has affairs with married women. Meanwhile, Kosaku Yamada is a hard working musician.

They are asked by Miekichi Suzuki, who runs a magazine on children literature, to write children’s songs together. Even though these two men have totally different personalities and argue frequently, they are able to make lots of songs to cheer up the children. They are then ordered to write a war song to send children into the battlefield.

This Old Road – Konomichi is directed by Kiyoshi Sasabe, with Riko Sakaguchi was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Nao Omori, Akira, Shihori Kanjiya, Wakana Matsumoto, Fujiko Kojima, and Saori Yuki. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 11, 2019.

Masquerade Hotel

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Masquerade Hotel

Masquerade Hotel is Japanese Fantasy Drama Adventure Mystery movie based on by Keigo Higashino’s novel with the same title. Tells the story about Three murder cases take place in Tokyo. Numbers are left at the murder scenes, possibly hinting at where the next murder will take place. An investigation begins of the serial killer and Detective Kosuke Nitta (Takuya Kimura) works on the case. He believes the next murder will take place at Hotel Koruteshia Tokyo. To catch the killer, Kosuke Nitta goes undercover and begins working at the front desk of the hotel.

Naomi Yamagishi (Masami Nagasawa) also works at the front desk of Hotel Koruteshia Tokyo. She is selected to train Kosuke Nitta for his front desk job, but they can’t get along. Kosuke Nitta is focused on catching the killer, but Naomi Yamagishi prioritizes the safety of the guests. As they begin to understand each others differences, they also begin to build a trust between each other.

Masquerade Hotel is produced by Cine Bazar, Fuji Television Network, and distributed by Toho Company (Japan). Directed by Masayuki Suzuki, with Juichi Uehara as producer. Meanwhile, Keigo Higashino (novel) and Michitaka Okada (screenplay) was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Takuya Kimura, Masami Nagasawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Zen Kajiwara, Yuki Izumisawa, and Toshihide Tonesaku. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 18, 2019.

Touken Ranbu: The Movie

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Touken Ranbu: The Movie

Touken Ranbu: The Movie is Japanese Fantasy, Drama, Action, Spy, History film based on a video game series of the same name published by DMM Games and Nitroplus. The cast from Stage: Touken Ranbu will be reprising their roles in this movie. Tells a story of A sage travels to the past and collects a set of legendary swords, which he brings to life as a gang of talented but dysfunctional young men, to fight a battle against evil.

They came from 8 great swords morph that turned into 8 handsome warriors including Munechika Mikazuki (Hiroki Suzuki). The warriors know that Nobunaga Oda was supposed to die at the Honno-ji incident in 1582, but he did not die. To revert back to the original history, they go back in time to assassinate Nobunaga Oda and protect the history.

Touken Ranbu: The Movie is produced by Tohokushinsha Film, BBC Films, Working Title Films, and distributed by Toho (Japan) and Universal Pictures. Directed by Saiji Yakumo, with Yoshihiro Furusawa and Takeshi Date as producers. Meanwhile, Yasuko Kobayashi was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Hiroki Suzuki, Yoshihiko Aramaki, Ryo Kitamura, Masanari Wada, Hiroaki Iwanaga, and Sadamoto Fuma. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 18, 2019.

Chiwawa

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Chiwawa

Chiwawa is Japanese Youth Romance Crime Drama Mystery movie based on a Kyoko Okazaki’s Chiwawa-chan manga series published 1996 by Kadokawa Shoten. The film tells a story about Chiwawa (Shiori Yoshida), one of the girls who is quite popular in Tokyo. But one day, her dead body is found in Tokyo Bay. Her body are in pieces. Chiwawa’s friends gather to remember her, but they realize they do not know anything about her like her real name or her background. What really happened to him?

Chiwawa is produced by Geek Sight, Toei Video Company, and distributed by Kadokawa Pictures (Japan). Directed by Ken Ninomiya, with Ken Ninomiya and Kyôko Okazaki was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Chiaki Kuriyama, Tadanobu Asano, Nijirô Murakami, Mugi Kadowaki, Tina Tamashiro, Ryô Narita, Shiori Yoshida, Kan’ichirô Satô, and Kotone Furukawa. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 18, 2019.

His Lost Name (Yoake)

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His Lost Name (Yoake)

His Lost Name (Yoake) is Japanese Drama Mystery movie centers on Tetsuro (Kaoru Kobayashi), when he walks along the riverside and finds a collapsed young man. Tetsuro takes the young man to his home, where he lives alone, and takes care of him. The young man tells him that his name is Shinichi (Yuya Yagira).

Tetsuro takes Shinichi to the woodworking shop that he runs. Tetsuro teaches him skills and the people around Tetsuro accept Shinichi, but Shinichi isn’t his real name and he has a secret about his real name. Meanwhile, Tetsuro has a secret that he has never forgotten.

His Lost Name (Yoake) is distributed by Magic Hour Inc.. Directed by Nanako Hirose, with Asako Nishikawa and Taichi Ito as producers. Meanwhile, Nanako Hirose was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Kaoru Kobayashi, Yuya Yagira, Young Dais, Tsunekichi Suzuki, and Keiko Horiuchi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 18, 2019.

The Nikaidos’ Fall (Nikaido Family Story)

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The Nikaidos’ Fall (Nikaido Family Story)

The Nikaidos’ Fall (Nikaido-ke Monogatari) is Japanese Historical Drama Comedy Romance movie based on a children’s novel. Tells the story of Tatsuya Nikaido, a middle-aged divorcee who runs an agricultural company and lives in a suburb with his daughter and mother. After his only son’s death, he has been pressured by his fate to save his family name and ancestral line as a only male in the family. Tatsuya’s daughter Yuko can’t help feeling responsible for her family’s survival despite her resistance against the traditional mind.

The film is centers in Sasazawa City (Yutaro Furutachi) who works in a frozen food factory. When he was a middle school student, he became friends with a boy named Shinji. They love and admire Sennichi Amano (Shizuka Ishibashi). One day, Shinji died in a car accident, protecting Sennichi Amano from the accident. 10 years later, Sasazawa City met Sennichi Amano again.

The Nikaidos’ Fall (Nikaido-ke Monogatari) is produced by Wild Bunch, and distributed by High Brow Cinema. Directed by Ida Panahandeh, with Arsalan Amiri and Ida Panahandeh was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Masaya Kato, Shizuka Ishibashi, Keita Machida, Yoji Tanaka, Kazuko Shirakawa, and Hana Hizuki. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 25, 2019.

Sky’s Restaurant (Restaurant in the Sky)

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Sky’s Restaurant (Restaurant in the Sky)

Sky’s Restaurant (Restaurant in the Sky) is Japanese Drama Comedy Family Science fantasy movie based on a children’s novel. The film revolves around Wataru (Yo Oizumi) who lives with his wife Kotoe (Manami Honjou) and his daughter Shiori on a cattle ranch in Setana, Hokkidao. He is a visiting chef cooks an unforgettable meal with his ingredients, which prompts the family to open their own restaurant and reproduce the magic.

Wataru inherited the cattle ranch from his father and he also runs a cheese workshop. He isn’t as a skilled in making cheese and he is scolded often by his strict teacher. Yet, he has a good time with his colleagues including Kanbe (Masaki Okada) who was moved to the area from Tokyo and does sheep farming.

One day, a chef from a famous restaurant in Sapporo arrives and makes a meal with materials from their ranch. The chef gives high praise to the food ingredients. Watau then comes up with an idea. He wants to open a restaurant for only 1 day to let people know about the food ingredients from Setana. They struggle to open the restaurant, but suddenly Otani (Fumiyo Kohinata) collapses.

Sky’s Restaurant (Restaurant in the Sky) is produced by Atmovie, and distributed by Tokyo Theatres (Japan). Directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa, with Atsumi Tsuchi was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Yo Oizumi, Manami Honjo, Masaki Okada, Makita Sports, Tsutomu Takahashi, and Huwie Ishizaki. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 25, 2019.

Ai Uta: Yakusoku no Nakuhito (My Promise To Nakuhito)

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Ai Uta: Yakusoku no Nakuhito (My Promise To Nakuhito)

Ai Uta: Yakusoku no Nakuhito is Japanese Comedy Drama Romance Musical Idol Youth movie based on the song Ai Uta by pop rock group GReeeeN. Tells the story of Toru Norimiya who became an adult without having the courage to love, which changed after he was reunited with Takuya Sato and a poetry.

He meets his old friend Tatsuya (Hiroki Iijima) and he happens to find a poem which changes his fate. Due to these two things, Toru gains the courage to face love. He meets a girl Nagi (Kaya Kiyohara) who is part of his fate. In fact Nagi also has a secret.

Ai Uta: Yakusoku no Nakuhito is produced by Happinet, and distributed by Toei (Japan). Directed by Yasuhiro Kawamura, with Kentaro Koike as producer. Meanwhile, GReeeeN and Masashi Shimizu was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Ryusei Yokohama, Kaya Kiyohara, Hiroki Iijima, Yuri Nakamura, Tony Nomaguchi, and Riko Narumi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 25, 2019.

Day and Night

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Day and Night

Day and Night is Japanese Drama Crime Action Mystery Thriller Youth movie based on a television series of the same name. The film tells the story of Koji Akashi’s family who is now facing ruin. Due to Koji Akashi’s father (Shinnosuke Abe) who was a whistleblower, involving a large corporation, had committed suicide. On the other hand, Kitamura who works in an orphanage tries to approach Koji Akashi. To protect the children, Kitamura does not mind committing crimes. Due to Kitamura, Koji Akashi thinks of taking revenge.

Day and Night is produced by And Pictures, and distributed by Nikkatsu (Japan). Directed by Michihito Fujii, with Takayuki Yamada as producer. Meanwhile, Shinnosuke Abe, Kazuhisa Kodera, Michihito Fujii, and Takayuki Yamada was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Shinnosuke Abe, Masanobu Ando, Kaya Kiyohara, Tetsushi Tanaka, Manami Konishi, and Aimi Satsukawa. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 26, 2019.

Snow Flower (Yuki no Hana)

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Snow Flower (Yuki no Hana)

Snow Flower (Yuki no Hana) is Japanese Drama Romance movie motivated by Mika Nakashima’s song Yuki no Hana released October 1, 2003. This film tells the story of Miyuki Hirai (Ayami Nakajo) who has a weak physique and it has happened since he was a child. She then receives the diagnosis that she only has a little time left to live. But Miyuki Hirai still had a dream to go to Finland and see the Northern Lights.

One day, Miyuki Hirai was kidnapped. She can’t make a sound and drops down to the floor. At that time, Yusuke Watabiki (Hiroomi Tosaka) appears in front of her. Yusuke Watabiki is a honest young man, and blunt, and he has a desire to become a glass craftsman.

Snow Flower (Yuki no Hana) is distributed by Warner Bros. (Japan). Directed by Kôjirô Hashimoto, with Toshihisa Watarai, Ikumi Taguchi as producers. Meanwhile, Yoshikazu Okada was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Erika Toda, Ayami Nakajo, Saki Takaoka, Kenta Hamano, Yanai Yumena, and Seiichi Tanabe. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 1, 2019.

Whistleblower (Nanatsu no kaigi)

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Whistleblower (Nanatsu no kaigi)

Whistleblower (Nanatsu no kaigi) is Japanese Drama Action Spy Sci-fi movie based on Jun Ikeido’s novel Nanatsu no Kaigi published November 5, 2012 by Nikkei Publishing Inc.. Previously this novel had been adapted into a television drama entitled The Seven Conferences in 2013. The film tells the story of Tamio Yasumi (Mansai Nomura) who works as a subsection chief for a company.

Yasumi has not received a promotion in a long time. Other members including Makoto Kitagawa (Teruyuki Kagawa) as the manager of the same department work very hard. One day, Banji Harashima (Mitsuhiro Oikawa) is assigned to work as the new vice manager in the department. It seems like there is a secret that is kept tight enough in the company.

Whistleblower (Nanatsu no kaigi) is produced by MacLotus, Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS), and distributed by Toho (Japan). Directed by Katsuo Fukuzawa, with Hidenori Iyoda as producer. Meanwhile, Jun Ikeido, Jeong-mi Lee, and Kentarô Ushio was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Mansai Nomura, Teruyuki Kagawa, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Ainosuke Kataoka, Takuma Otoo, and Danshun Tatekawa. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 1, 2019.

Back Street Girls: Gokudoruzu

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Back Street Girls: Gokudoruzu

Back Street Girls: Gokudoruzu is Japanese Drama Action Comedy movie based on Jasmine Gyuh’s manga series Back Street Girls published on 2015 to 2018 in Weekly Young Magazine. The film tells about Kentaro Yamamoto, Ryo Tachibana and Kazuhiko Sugihara who are members of a young gangster. They made a mistake that made their boss angry, and then these young men begged for their lives.

Their boss heard that idol groups can bring in a lot of money. He forces these three young men to undergo sex change operations and receive plastic surgery. After the operation, three men, who have now become women, made their debut as a female idol group “Gokudoruzu.”

Back Street Girls: Gokudoruzu is distributed by Toei (Japan). Directed by Keinosuke Hara, with Shôichirô Masumoto was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Akira Kamiya, Kazue Ikura, Yoko Asagami, Tessho Genda, and Mami Koyama. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 8, 2019.

Fortuna’s Eye

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Fortuna’s Eye

Fortuna’s Eye is Japanese Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi movie This film tells the story of Shinichiro Kiyama (Ryunosuke Kamiki) who is lonely for two reasons. When Kiyama was little, his family died in a plane accident. Since then, he has not made any friends and he has lived a lonely existence. One day, he acquires a special ability.

His special ability is to see through the body of people who are about to die. Shinichiro Kiyama’s life changes because of this. Then Shinichiro Kiyama meets Aoi Kiryu (Kasumi Arimura) at a cellphone shop. He becomes attracted to her with her bright personality and Aoi Kiryu is also attracted to Shinichiro Kiyama. They enjoy happy days together, but, all of a sudden, Shinichiro Kiyama is able to see through Aoi Kiryu’s body.

Fortuna’s Eye is produced by Tohoo, and distributed by Toho Co. (Japan). Directed by Takahiro Miki, with Naoki Hyakuta and Riko Sakaguchi was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Kasumi Arimura, Jun Shison, DAIGO, Airi Matsui, and Yukiya Kitamura. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 15, 2019.

Tora-san

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Tora-san

Tora-san is Japanese Drama Comedy movie based on Mina Itaba’s manga series of the same name published in 2014 in You magazine. The film revolves around Suzuo Takahata who works as an unpopular manga writer. He (Hiromitsu Kitayama) is married to Natsuko (Mikako Tabe) and they have one daughter Miyu (Kokoro Hirasawa).

Suzuo spends his days drinking and gambling. One day, he dies in a traffic accident. Suzuo Takahata believes he is going to Hell, but he is given one month to reflect on his life and his family. He then returned to the world and lived as a cat.

Tora-san is distributed by Showgate (Japan). Directed by Masaya Kakehi, with Mina Itaba was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Hiromitsu Kitayama, Mikako Tabe, Kokoro Hirasawa, Marie Iitoyo, Eriko Tomiyama, and Jun Kaname. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 15, 2019.

Another World or Half World (Hansekai)

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Another World or Half World (Hansekai)

Another World or Half World (Hansekai) is Japanese Drama Family movie that tells the story of Hiroshi (Goro Inagaki) ‘s daily life, a man who makes makes high-grade charcoals at a charcoal kiln that he inherited from his father. He has a wife (Chizuru Ikewaki) and a son going through a rebellious phase. Hiroshi is indifferent to his family. One day, Hiroshi’s ex-friend Eisuke (Hiroki Hasegawa) comes back to his hometown. Eisuke is a former self-defense official. After Hiroshi learns about Eisuke’s past, he decides to take his job and family more seriously.

Another World or Half World (Hansekai) is produced and distributed by Kino Films. Directed by Junji Sakamoto, with Yukiko Shii as producer. Meanwhile, Junji Sakamoto was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Goro Inagaki, Hiroki Hasegawa, Chizuru Ikewaki, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Miyako Takeuchi, and Sugita Rairu. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 15, 2019.

The Day’s Organ (Ano Hi no Orugan)

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The Day’s Organ (Ano Hi no Orugan)

The Day’s Organ (Ano Hi no Orugan) is Japanese Drama Family Historical War movie inspired by a true occurrence and set at the end of World War II, the American military is bombing Japan and its cities at a frightening pace leading to many civilian and innocent casualties.

Revolves around Kaede Itakura (Erika Toda) who leads kindergartners, and Mitsue Nonomiya (Sakurako Ohara) together persuades the parents at the school to take their children out of Tokyo. They seek shelter at an abandoned temple in Saitama while Tokyo is bombed.

The Day’s Organ (Ano Hi no Orugan) is produced by Asahi Shimbun, Chuo Eigaboeki Co., Cinema Tohoku, Japn Slow-Cinema Network (JSN), Mancy’s Entertainment, and distributed by Mancy’s Entertainment (Japan) and Shochiku Co. (Japan). Directed by Emiko Hiramatsu, with Harue Miyake as producer. Meanwhile, Emiko Hiramatsu was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Erika Toda, Sakurako Ohara, Yui Sakuma, Toko Miura, Mayu Hotta, and Momoko Fukuchi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 22, 2019.

The Island of Cats (Neko to Jiichan)

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The Island of Cats (Neko to Jiichan)

The Island of Cats (Neko to Jiichan) is Japanese Drama Comedy movie Based on Nekomaki’s manga series Neko to Jiichan published in 2015 by Kadokawa. The story revolves around Daikichi (Shinosuke Tatekawa), a 70-year-old man and lives on a small island. Since his wife died, he has lived with his cat Tama. Daikichi was born and raised on the small island and enjoys his relaxing days with his childhood friends including Iwao (Kaoru Kobayashi) and his cat Tama.

Daikichi has a son Tsuyoshi (Takashi Yamanaka) who lives in Tokyo. Tsuyoshi little worried about his father living alone on the island, but Daikichi is content with his life. After his close friend passes away, Daikichi worries about his physical condition. His daily life begins to change.

The Island of Cats (Neko to Jiichan) is distributed by The Klockworx (Japan). Directed by Mitsuaki Iwagô, with Kazumi Fukase as producer. Meanwhile, Fumi Tsubota was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Tatekawa Shinosuke, Ko Shibasaki, Tasuku Emoto, Ginpuncho, Takashi Yamanaka, and Shono Hayama. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 22, 2019.

Tonde Saitama

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Tonde Saitama

Tonde Saitama is Japanese Action Comedy Drama Fantasy Romance Spy movie based on the Mineo Maya manga series, Saitama Tonde which was published in 1982 to 1983 in Japanese shojo manga magazine, Hana to Yume. The film tells a world where people are discriminated based on their birthplace, Saitama Prefecture is particularly criticized by the people in Tokyo.

One day, a mysterious male student named Rei Asami transfers to Hakuhoudou Academy, a prestigious high school in Tokyo, from America. Momomi Hakuhoudou, the president of the school’s student council and the grandson of the director of the school, is gradually attracted by him.

However, Rei’s secret origin that he was born in Saitama is accidentally revealed. He returns to Saitama to join resistance movement to eliminate discrimination against Saitama citizens. When Momomi learns that a powerful politician tries to destroy Rei’s resistance group, he decides to go to Saitama to inform Rei of the danger.

Tonde Saitama is distributed by Toei. Directed by Hideki Takeuchi, with Mineo Maya and Tomokazu Tokunaga was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Fumi Nikaido, Gackt, Ryo Kato, Brother Tom, Kumiko Aso, and Shah Rukh Khan. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 22, 2019.

When Mother Died, I Thought That I Wanted to Eat Remains

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When Mother Died, I Thought That I Wanted to Eat Remains

When Mother Died, I Thought That I Wanted to Eat Remains is Japanese Drama Comedy Mystery movie based on Satoshi Miyagawa manga series Haha o Nakushita Toki, Boku wa Ikotsu o Tabetai to Omotta published 2014 by Shinchosha. The film tells the story of Satoshi’s life when he was little, and his mother, Akiko, always takes care of him. She was gentle, but strong mentally. Two years ago, Akiko was diagnosed with cancer. Now, it is Satoshi’s turn to takes care of his mother, while Satoshi’s girlfriend Mari gives him support. But then his mother could not be saved and passes away.

One year later, Satoshi, his father Toshiaki and his older brother Yuichi start new lives. Around that time, Satoshi receives a present from his mother. And that becomes a mystery.

When Mother Died, I Thought That I Wanted to Eat Remains is distributed by Asmik Ace Entertainment (Japan). Directed by Tatsushi Ohmori, with Gaku Kawasaki and Tomohiro Kobayashi as producers. Meanwhile, Satoshi Miyagawa and Tatsushi Omori was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Ken Yasuda, Mitsuko Baisho, Nao Matsushita, Jun Murakami, and Renji Ishibashi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 22, 2019.

Samurai Marathon 1855 (Samurai Marason)

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Samurai Marathon 1855 (Samurai Marason)

Samurai Marathon 1855 (Samurai Marason) is Japanese Action Drama Historical movie based on Akihiro Dobashi’s novel Bakumatsu Marason Samurai published 2014 by Kadokawa Haruki Corporation. This film is set at the end of Edo period. Annaka lord’s Katsuaki Itakura predicts the potential attacks from foreign invaders, and decides to train the samurais by traveling through ten Gosato (about 58 km) along the mountain road.

However, this movement is mistaken for treason by the shogunate, and decide to assassinate Katsuaki staying in the castle during the absence of samurais. Then assassins are sent to the hanshu’s castle.

Jinnai Karasawa also came to the castle which was sent as a spy. But he realizes that assassins are sent to the hanshu castle. To stop the assassins and clear up the misunderstanding, he is in order to stop the plan. But it won’t be easy, he starts running.

Samurai Marathon 1855 (Samurai Marason) is produced by Sedic International, Recorded Picture Company (RPC), Sedic Deux, and distributed by GAGA (Japan). Directed by Bernard Rose, with Takashi Iguchi, Tsutakasa Ikegami, Toshiaki Nakazawa, Takahiro Ohno, Motoi Sasaki, Jeremy Thomas, Seiji Yagi, and Kensuke Zushi as producers. Meanwhile, Akihiro Dobashi, Bernard Rose, Hiroshi Saitô, and Kikumi Yamagishi was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Takeru Satoh, Nana Komatsu, Mirai Moriyama, Shota Sometani, Munetaka Aoki, and Ryu Kohata. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 22, 2019.

Rin

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Rin

Rin is Japanese Drama Mystery movie which follows a legend in a village about a child who disappears from the village once in 100 years. The story will leads to a mysterious transfer student and a village legend, the secret of a hidden person, and a kidnapper.

A high school group try to friends with a seasonal transfer student from Tokyo. Now is the second winter of middle school. Youth ‘s days spent playing together with silly things. Until one day, one friend of the group disappeared. The existence of the legend crosses they minds. And then one more person disappeared.

Rin is directed by Katsuhiko Ikeda, with Naoki Matayoshi and Mako Watanabe was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Hayato Sano, Kanata Hongo, Kenta Suga, Yuki Kameda, Keisuke Sakurai, Hikaru Osawa, Yuna Taira, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Kunihiro Suda, Satoshi Kanada, Masao Yoshii, Jin Katagiri, Keisuke Horibe, Masanobu Katsumura, Hikari Ishida, and Sayaka Yamaguchi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 22, 2019.

Bond of Justice: Kizuna

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Bond of Justice: Kizuna

Bond of Justice: Kizuna is Japanese English Chinese Action Drama Thriller movie centered on Kate, a rookie detective who happens to make mistakes in ongoing work and sees the murderers. One of them was Gen, assigned to kill him so that no witnesses saw the incident, but he takes pity on her and makes her swear that she will never reveal their identities.

Another day, as Kate’s best friend is murdered by Japanese mafia (Gondo’s), Kate finds out Gen to ask her friend’s revenge, but she is denied for poor compensation she brings.

Gen and other assassins accepted his desire to join as an assassin in the same conditions as them. She became a murderer and detective at one time. It is connected like a bond of justice that comes from friendship and love among the murderers.

Bond of Justice: Kizuna is produced by IKI Company. Directed by Ryu Yamakita, with Ivory Broome as producer. Meanwhile, Anna Andersen and Ryu Yamakita was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Sola Aoi, Sonny Chiba, Cortney Palm, John Blyth Barrymore, Nina Fujii, Matt William Knowles, and Chloe Farnworth. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 1, 2019.

Doraemon: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration

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Doraemon: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration

Doraemon: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration is Japanese Anime Action Adventure Drama Sci-fi movie as the 39th film in the franchise, based Fujiko F. Fujio’s manga series Doraemon published from 1969 to 1996 by Shogakukan. The story follows Nobita Nobi, a young boy who suffers from poor grades, frequent bullying and negative emotions like sadness and jealousy. Then one of his descendants in the future sends the robotic cat called Doraemon – who has four-dimensional pouch, back in time to protect and guide Nobita.

One time Nobita saw a moon turned yellow last night and told his class about it but they think it’s funny. Doraemon gives him the “Opposite-Direction Badge” and discovers there’s life on the other side of the moon. Until a new student changed him forever.

Doraemon: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration is produced by Fujiko Pro, ShoPro, TV Asahi, Shin-Ei Anime, ADK, and distributed by Toho (Japan). Directed by Shinnosuke Yakuwa, with Fujiko F. Fujio was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Wasabi Mizuta, Megumi Ohara, Yumi Kakazu, Subaru Kimura, Tomokazu Seki, and Chiaki. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 1, 2019.

You Shine in the Moonlit Night (Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku)

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You Shine in the Moonlit Night (Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku)

You Shine in the Moonlit Night (Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku) is Japanese Drama Fantasy Romance School Youth movie based on Tetsuya Sano’s novel Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku published 2017 by Kadokawa. This film follows Takuya Okada (Takumi Kitamura), a high school student. He had a classmate named Mamizu Watarase (Mei Nagano) who is lying weakly in a hospital due to a mysterious illness “Luminescence disease.” People who have the disease show a faint sparkle under the moonlight and the sparkle gets brighter as their death gets closer.

Mamizu Watarase is not allowed out of the hospital and she will not live long enough to become an adult. Takuya Okada offers to help her carry out her wishes before she passes away. He also tells her how he feels about her, but Mamizu Watarase’s death is approaching.

You Shine in the Moonlit Night (Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku) is distributed by Toho. Directed by Sho Tsukikawa, with Tetsuya Sano was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Mei Nagano, Takumi Kitamura, Shouma Kai, Honoka Matsumoto, Mio Imada, and Yuka. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 15, 2019.

Makuko

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Makuko

Makuko is Japanese Drama Fantasy Mystery movie based on the Kanako Nishi’s novel of the same name published February 25, 2016 by Fukuinkan Shoten. The story follows Satoshi (Hikaru Yamazaki), a 5th grade elementary school student. One day, he meets a beautiful transfer student Kozue (Ninon). At first Satoshi kept his distance, but Satoshi slowly began to get interested in her and started talking. She has a mysterious charm about her. And then Kozue revealed a secret that was very mysterious to him. Satoshi then learns the big secret.

Makuko is produced by “Makuko” Production Committee, and distributed by Nikkatsu (Japan). Directed by Keiko Tsuruoka, with Takehiro Yoda, Mika Kubo, Shinichi Takahashi, Satoshi Akagi, and Suguru Kubota as producers. Meanwhile, Kanako Nishi and Keiko Tsuruoka was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Hikaru Yamazaki, Ninon, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Risa Sudo, Miho Tsumiki, Jun Murakami, Atsushi Hashimoto, Reo Uchikawa, Toshie Negishi, and Hisahiro Ogura. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 15, 2019.

Prince of Legend

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Prince of Legend

Prince of Legend is Japanese Action Drama Musical School Youth movie based on television series of the same name aired on NTV in 2018. The story revolves around a school that has a competition every three years where they choose a ‘Prince of Legend’. 14 males students including Kanade Suzaku (Ryota Katayose) take part in the competition.

Suzaku Kanade is the scion of the Suzaku Group who is a bilingual “straight A” student with good looks and great athletic abilities. He is deemed a “celebrity prince” with graceful manners. One day, through his father’s introduction, Kanade meets “bad boy prince” Kyogoku Takato who is a charismatic figure among the bad boys in the downtown area.

Kanade and Takato who live in completely different worlds and have totally opposite personality start to compete for an “important thing”.

However, Takato’s little brother Kyogoku Ryu, student-union president prince Ayanokoji Aoi, dance prince Red – Tendo Koki, teacher prince Yuki Riichi, and beautician prince Sagasawa Haru also join the competition.

Prince of Legend is distributed by Toho (Japan). Directed by Hayato Kawai and Kentarô Moriya, with Naoto Fujimura and Mio Morita as producers. Meanwhile, Yûko Matsuda was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Ryota Katayose, Hiroki Iijima, Akihisa Shiono, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Ichiuma Kawamura, and Reo Sano. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 21, 2019.

L-DK 2: Two Loves, Under One Roof

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L-DK 2: Two Loves, Under One Roof

L-DK 2: Two Loves, Under One Roof is Japanese Comedy Drama Romance School Youth movie as a sequel to the 2014 film “L-DK” which was also directed by Yasuhiro Kawamura, based on Ayu Watanabe’s manga series, L•DK published by Kodansha started from 2009 to 2017. The story revolves around Aoi Nishimori (Mone Kamishiraishi) and Shusei Kugayama (Yosuke Sugino) who are in love and begin to live together secretly. Suddenly, Shusei’s cousin Reon Kugayama (Ryusei Yokohama) comes to them. Their secret is discovered by Reon. Now, Aoi, Shusei and Reon begin to live together.

L-DK 2: Two Loves, Under One Roof is distributed by Toei (Japan). Directed by Yasuhiro Kawamura, with Michiru Egashira was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Mone Kamishiraishi, Yosuke Sugino, and Ryusei Yokohama. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 21, 2019.

Just Only Love (Ai ga Nanda)

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Just Only Love (Ai ga Nanda)

Just Only Love (Ai ga Nanda) is Japanese Drama Romance movie based on the Mitsuyo Kakuta’s novel Ai ga Nanda published March, 2003 by Media Factory. The story centered on a 28 year old Office Lady named Teruko (Yukino Kishii). Five months ago, she fell in love with Mamoru at first sight. Since that time, she has does not have the slightest care about her work or her friends. Unsurprisingly, she then loses her job and her friends start ignoring her. Yet, Teruko is happy as long as she is with Mamoru. Meanwhile, Mamoru thinks Teruko is an easy woman for him to not love. Teruko’s unrequited love grows deeper.

Just Only Love (Ai ga Nanda) is distributed by Elephant House. Directed by Rikiya Imaizumi, with Mitsuyo Kakuta was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Yukino Kishii, Ryo Narita, Mai Fukagawa, Ryuya Wakaba, Reiko Kataoka, and Mariko Tsutsui. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on April, 2019.

You’re on April, Spica (After-School Starlight) (4-gatsu no Kimi, Supica)

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You’re on April, Spica (After-School Starlight) (4-gatsu no Kimi, Supica)

You’re on April, Spica (4-gatsu no Kimi, Supica) is Japanese Drama comedy Romance movie based on the Miwako Sugiyama’s manga series of the same name published from 2015 to 2017 by Shogakukan in manga magazine Shojo Comic. The story centers on a first grade high school student named Sei Saotome (Haruka Fukuhara). She had Fifteen-year-old, and she does not get along with the other students. She tends to fail at the most crucial times and her school life sucks in general.

But things changed when she meets 2 male students: Mizuki (Koji Kominami) and Taiyo (Taiki Sato). Mizuki doesn’t talk much, but he likes astronomy. Taiyo has a sharp tongue and he is smart. They both plan to join the astronomy club which leads Sei to join the club as well.

You’re on April, Spica (4-gatsu no Kimi, Supica) is directed by Kentaro Otani, with Akihiko Takaishi as producer. Meanwhile, Miwako Sugiyama and Natsuko Ikeda was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Fukuhara haruka, sato daiki, Suzuki Jin, Igeta Hiroe, Natsume Kana, Nanzan Azusa, and Ohara yuno. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on April 2019.

A Gambler’s Odyssey 2020 (Mahjong Horoki 2020)

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A Gambler’s Odyssey 2020 (Mahjong Horoki 2020)

A Gambler’s Odyssey 2020 (Mahjong Horoki 2020) is Japanese Action Comedy Drama Sports movie based on the Takehiro Irokawa’s novel Mahjong Horoki published from 1969 to 1972 in magazine Shukan Taishu. The story follows Boyatetsu (Takumi Saito) who travels from the year 1945 to Tokyo in the year 2020.

In 2020, Tokyo is plagued by a decreasing population and an increase in unemployment. Boyatetsu is stunned by the ever worsening situation and struggles to play mahjong.

A Gambler’s Odyssey 2020 (Mahjong Horoki 2020) is distributed by Toei. Directed by Kazuya Shiraishi, with akehiro Irokawa and Sakichi Sato was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Takumi Saito, Momo, Naoto Takenaka, and Becky. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on April 5, 2019.

Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire (Meitantei Conan: Konjo no Fisuto)

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Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire (Meitantei Conan: Konjo no Fisuto)

Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire is Japanese Anime Drama Crime Mystery Thriller movie as the twenty-third installment of the Case Closed film series based on the manga series of the same name by Gosho Aoyama, following the 2018 film Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer. The film tells about the world’s greatest blue sapphire, the “blue lapis fist”, said to have sunk in a pirate ship in the late 19th century, on the coasts of Singapore. A local millionaire plots to retrieve it, and when it’s exhibited in an exhibition at the Singaporean Marina Sands hotel, a murder takes place.

Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire is produced by TMS Entertainment, and distributed by Toho Company, Ltd.. Directed by Tomoka Nagaoka, with Takahiro Okura and Gosho Aoyama was applies as writers. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Rikiya Koyama, Toru Furuya, Megumi Hayashibara, and Yukiko Iwai. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on April 12, 2019.

Sound! Euphonium Movie: The Finale of Oath (Gekijoban Hibike! Euphonium: Chikai no Finale)

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Sound! Euphonium Movie: The Finale of Oath (Gekijoban Hibike! Euphonium: Chikai no Finale)

Sound! Euphonium Movie: The Finale of Oath is Japanese Anime Drama Music movie as a sequel to the 2018 anime film Liz and the Blue Bird directed by Naoko Yamada, based on the Ayano Takeda’s novel series, Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Yufoniamu) was first published by Takarajimasha in 2013. This anime is set in Kumiko’s second year as a high school student and a member of the band club, and she will act as a mentor of sorts for a new generation of “juniors” who will be joining the club.

In a previous note Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Yufoniamu) novel has been adapted into a manga published by Takarajimasha from 2014 to 2015, the 2015 Anime television series produced by Kyoto Anime, the 2016’s Anime film “Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band” directed by Tatsuya Ishihara, 2016’s anime television series” Sound! Euphonium 2″ which consists of 13 episodes, 2017’s anime films directed by Tatsuya Ishihara and Taichi Ogawa, and 2018 Anime films” Liz and the Blue Bird” directed by Naoko Yamada.

Sound! Euphonium Movie: The Finale of Oath is produced by Kyoto Anime, and distributed by Shochiku Company (Japan). Directed by Tatsuya Ishihara, with Jukki Hanada and Ayano Takeda was applies as writers. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Atsumi Tanezaki, Nao Toyama, Konomi Fujimura, Yuri Yamaoka, Shiori Sugiura, and Tomoyo Kurosawa. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on April 19, 2019.

Eiga: Toshimaen

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Eiga: Toshimaen

Eiga: Toshimaen is Japanese Drama Horror movie, set in a popular and historic entertainment venue “Toshiman”. The film tells the story of Otaku girls who always record pictures and videos on their mobile phones. This group is led by Hiroki Tsujimoto (Kitahara Riyuhide). Under a variety of activities that show changes from happy everyday life to creating interfere conditions, with the strange feelings they experience. It also illustrates the patterns of the girls in thinking carefully, amidst pleasant memories and shocking truths that will be revealed.

Eiga: Toshimaen is produced and distributed by Toei Video Company. Directed by Hiroshi Takahashi , with Hidetomo Sugaya as producer. Meanwhile, Hiroshi Takahashi was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Rie Kitahara, Fujiko Kojima, Nana Asakawa, Ruka Matsuda, Nari Saito, and Arisa Komiya. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May 2019.

Kakegurui The Movie – Compulsive Gambler

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Kakegurui The Movie – Compulsive Gambler

Kakegurui The Movie – Compulsive Gambler is Japanese Action Crime Drama Gambling movie adaptation of a manga series of the same name by Homura Kawamoto, first published 2014 in magazine Gekkan Gangan Joker. This film will take place at Hyakkaou Private Academy, a prestigious institution for the privileged, which was first established on 122 years ago. The students there are ranked by their gambling winnings. The winners receive everything including fame and fortune. The winners also dominates the losers.

One day, female transfer student named Yumeko Jabami (Minami Hamabe) arrives there. Yumeko Jabami has a pretty appearance, but she is a gambling maniac who loves high stakes.

Kakegurui The Movie – Compulsive Gambler is produced by Summit Entertainment, Dub, Inc., EuropaCorp, TF1 Films Production, and distributed by GAGA Pictures (Japan). Directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa, with Homura Kawamoto, Toru Naomura, Minato Takano, and Tsutomu Hanabusa was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Minami Hamabe, Mahiro Takasugi, Aoi Morikawa, Ruka Matsuda, Yurika Nakamura, and Mito Natsume. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May, 2019.

Cheer Boys!! (Chia danshi!!)

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Cheer Boys!! (Chia danshi!!)

Cheer Boys!! is Japanese Comedy drama Musical Sports movie adaptation of the Ryo Asai’s novel of the same name published on October 5, 2010 by Shueisha. The story follows Haruki Bando (Ryusei Yokohama), a first grade university student. He has been doing judo since he was little, but an injury causes him quit the sport. His childhood friend Kazuma Hashimoto (Masaki Nakao) also quit judo and asks Haruki Bando to form cheerleading group “Breakers” with him.

Disheartened with judo, Haruki with Kazuma Hashimot finally tried to create “BREAKERS”, an unprecedented boys’ cheerleading team. Those that came to join all were very characteristic in nature: argumentative Mizoguchi, voracious Ton, frivolous Kansai boys Gen and Soichiro, and Sho, who has cheerleading experience.

Cheer Boys!! is distributed by Bandai Visual and Pony Canyon. Directed by Hiroki Kazama, with Ryo Asai and Yuichi Toyone was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Ryusei Yokohama, Masaki Nakao, Kodai Asaka, Toshiki Seto, Shogo Iwaya, and Ken Sugawara. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May, 2019.

Hikinige: Saikô no saiaku na hi

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Hikinige: Saikô no saiaku na hi

Hikinige: Saikô no saiaku na hi is Japanese Drama movie tells of Shuichi (Masei Nakayama) who is engaged to Sanae (Ryoko Kobayashi) and will marry soon. One day, Shuichi is driving a car and his friend Teru (Hoshi Ishida) sits as a passenger. He is speeding because he is late for a meeting about his upcoming wedding ceremony.

On the way there, he hits a woman and flees. The woman dies later and her parents Hikaru Tokiyama (Yutaka Mizutani) and Chizuko Tokiyama (Fumi Dan) are grief stricken. Veteran detective Kozaburo Yanagi (Ittoku Kishibe) and rookie detective Shun Maeda (Katsuya Maiguma) investigate the hit-and-run case.

Hikinige: Saikô no saiaku na hi is distributed by Toei Company (Japan). Directed and written by Yutaka Mizutani. Meanwhile, Yutaka Mizutani was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Masei Nakayama, Hoshi Ishida, Ryoko Kobayashi, Katsuya Maiguma, Yutaka Mizutani, and Fumi Dan. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May 10, 2019.

Inemuri Iwane

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Inemuri Iwane

Inemuri Iwane is Japanese Action Drama Historical movie based on Yasuhide Saeki’s novel series “Inemuri Iwane Edo Zoshi” published from 2002 to 2016 by Futaba Bunko. Previously this novel had been adapted into a TV series titled Kagero no Tsuji, consisted of 3 series series and aired from 2007 – 2009 by NHK. The story revolves around of Iwane Sakazaki (Tori Matsuzaka) who has two childhood friends: Kinpei Kobayashi (Tasuku Emoto) and Shinnosuke Kawade (Yosuke Sugino).

They received training at the same dojo. Kinpei Kobayashi’s younger sister Mai is married to Shinnosuke Kawade. Also Iwane Sakazaki will marry Nao (Kyoko Yoshine) who is the younger sister of Kinpei Kobayashi and Mai. The three friends are like brothers.

Shinnosuke Kawade then hears a rumor that his wife Mai is having an affair and he kills her. Kinpei Kobayashi becomes enraged that his younger sister is murdered and kills Shinnosuke Kawade. To punish Kinpei Kobayashi, Iwane Sakazaki is ordered to kill his friend.

Inemuri Iwane is distributed by Shochiku (Japan). Directed by Katsuhide Motoki, with Fujimoto was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Tori Matsuzaka, Fumino Kimura, Kyoko Yoshine, Tasuku Emoto, Yosuke Sugino, and Kuranosuke Sasaki. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May 17, 2019.

The Confidence Man JP: The Movie

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The Confidence Man JP: The Movie

The Confidence Man JP: The Movie is Japanese Action Comedy Crime Drama movie as a sequel of 2018’s Fuji TV television series The Confidence Man JP. The film’s story is centered on Dako (Masami Nagasawa), Boku-chan (Masahiro Higashide) and Richard (Fumiyo Kohinata) who take a huge amount of money from people who are greedy in Hong Kong.

The Confidence Man JP: The Movie is distributed by Toho. Directed by Ryo Tanaka, with Ryota Kosawa was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Masami Nagasawa, Masahiro Higashide, Shinya Kote, and Fumiyo Kohinata. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May 17, 2019.

Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa (Say What Our Butlers Said)

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Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa (Say What Our Butlers Said)

Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa is Japanese Comedy Drama Historical movie based on the Shiina Takasato’s novel series of the same name, first published on March 25, 2014 by Kadokawa Bunko. The film’s story is centered on Kaei (Ren Nagase), a successor to the prestigious Karasuma family. After studying in the U.K., he returns to Japan. But instead he had to face the strange young man called Soma Kisaragi, who is now Kaei’s new butler. With the help of Soma Kisaragi, Kaei protects his family from a conspiracy.

Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa is distributed by Toei. Directed by Shinji Kuma, with Shiina Takasato and Takeshi Aoshima was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Ren Nagase, Sho Kiyohara, Yuta Jinguji, Mio Yuki, Kamio Fuju, and Toshihiro Yashiba. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May 17, 2019.

Parallel World Love Story

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Parallel World Love Story

Parallel World Love Story is Japanese Drama Romance movie based on Keigo Higashino’s novel with the same name published 1995 by Chuokoron-Shinsha. The story revolves around the lives of Takashi Tsurug (Yuta Tamamori) and Tomohiko Miwa (Shota Sometani).

“A world” – Takashi Tsurug (Yuta Tamamori) and Tomohiko Miwa (Shota sometani) are close friends. After graduating from a university, they begin work at a company which does brain research. One day, Tomohiko introduces Mayuko Tsuno (Riho Yoshioka) as his girlfriend. Takashi is stunned. When he was a university student, Takashi saw Mayuko Tsuno everyday on the train opposite from the one he rode. He became attracted to her back then.

“B world” – When Takashi Tsurug wakes up, his girlfriend Mayuko Tsuno makes breakfast as usual at his apartment. His friend Tomohiko Miwa introduced him to Mayuko and they have lived happily as a couple. Everything seems to be going smoothly, but Takashi begins to have doubts. Tomohiko, who worked with him at the same company, disappears and he can’t discern if his memory is real or imaginary.

Parallel World Love Story is distributed by Shochiku (Jepang). Directed by Yoshitaka Mori, with Keigo Higashino and Lion Hitoshizuku was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Yuta Tamamori, Riho Yoshioka, Shota Sometani, Michitaka Tsutsui, Mimura, Hiroya Shimizu, and Ron Mizuma. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on May 31, 2019.

We Are Little Zombies (Wî â Ritoru Zonbîzu)

2019's Japanese Drama Films

We Are Little Zombies (Wî â Ritoru Zonbîzu)

We Are Little Zombies is Japanese Drama movie which tells of four Japanese orphans who formed a rock band.

We Are Little Zombies is produced by Robot Communications, Nikkatsu, Sony Music Entertainment, and distributed by Nikkatsu (Japan). Directed by Makoto Nagahisa, with Haruhiko Hasegawa, Shin’ichi Takahashi, Taihei Yamanishi, and Haruki Yokoyama as producers. Meanwhile, Makoto Nagahisa was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Keita Ninomiya, Tetsuji Mizuno, Mondo Okumura, Nakajima Sena, Kuranosuke Sasaki, and Youki Kudoh. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on June 2019.

Shiba Park (Peer, Shiba Koen)

2019's Japanese Drama Films

Shiba Park (Peer, Shiba Koen)

Shiba Park (Shiba Koen) is Japanese Drama movie that tells of 3 middle-aged men meet at the park everyday, while walking with their shiba dogs. They do not know each other’s names. They keep their distance, but chat about whatever is on their minds.

Shiba Park (Shiba Koen) is distributed by AMG Entertainment. Directed by Shinya Ayabe, with Yuji Nagamori was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Yoshihiko Hosoda, Wakana Matsumoto, Maki Mizuno, Takeshi Masu, and Toshinori Omi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on June 14, 2019.

The Fable

2019's Japanese Drama Films

The Fable

The Fable is Japanese Action Drama Spy Thriller movie based on Katsuhisa Minami’s manga series of the same name published from 2014 in Japanese manga magazine Weekly Young Magazine. Tells the story about a boy who was trained as a killer. He is now an elite contract killer and has the nickname of Fable. The man gets 1 year off from his job as a contract killer. He begin his life as an ordinary person in Osaka under the name Akira Sato.

The Fable is distributed by Shochiku (Japan). Directed by Kan Eguchi, with Katsuhisa Minami and Yusuke Watanabe was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Junichi Okada, Fumino Kimura, Mizuki Yamamoto, Sota Fukushi, Yuya Yagira, and Osamu Mukai. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on June 21, 2019.

Hot Gimmick (A Diary of a Hot Gimmick)

2019's Japanese Drama Films

Hot Gimmick (A Diary of a Hot Gimmick)

Hot Gimmick (A Diary of a Hot Gimmick) is Japanese Comedy Drama Romance movie based on the Miki Aihara’s manga series, Hot Gimmick published from 2000 to 2005 in shojo manga magazine Betsucomi. The film is centered on Hatsumi Narita (Miona Hori), an ordinary high school student. She lives with her nice older brother Shinogu (Shotaro Mamiya), bright younger sister Akane and her parents at a company apartment complex. One day, she lets Ryoki Tachibana (Hiroya Shimizu), who lives in the same apartment building as her, take advantage of her weak point. Since then, she is blackmailed by Ryoki Tachibana into abiding by his wish.

Hatsumi Narita’s childhood friend Azusa Odagiri (Mizuki Itagaki) moves back to into her neighborhood. Azusa is now a popular model and he seems to care about Hatsumi Narita just like when they were kids. Hatsumi is attracted to Azusa Odagiri. Even though Ryoki Tachibana tries to interfere, Hatsumi Narita and Azusa Odagiri begin to date. Hatsumi Narita is happy, but Azusa Odagiri has secret motives.

Hot Gimmick (A Diary of a Hot Gimmick) is directed by Yuki Yamato, with Miki Aihara and Yuki Yamato was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Miona Hori, Hiroya Shimizu, Mizuki Itagaki, and Shotaro Mamiya. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on June 28, 2019.

Katsuben!

2019's Japanese Drama Films

Katsuben!

Katsuben! is Japanese Drama movie set at a movie theater in a small village around 100 years ago. Then a silent films are play at the movie theater. A young man (Ryo Narita) wants to become a benshi (performer who provides live narration to silent films).

Katsuben! is distributed by Toei. Written and directed by Masayuki Suo. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Ryo Narita, Yuina Kuroshima, Masatoshi Nagase, Kengo Kora, Mao Inoue, and Takuma Otoo. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on December, 2019.

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