This is a list of Japanese fantasy films that will be released in 2019. And in this category there are 23 films that you can watch this year. Starting from Tao Genkyo Labyrinth, Touken Ranbu, Gekijouban Youjo Senki, Code Geass, DanMachi, Tonde Saitama, Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku, Grisaia, etc. Before watching, you need to read the summary of the story first!

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato

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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato is Japanese Anime Action Adventure Fantasy Horror movie as a sequel of the 2016’s anime television series, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress written by Ichiro Okouchi. The film will focuses on the character Mumei, and the events take place half a year after the story of the original television anime series.

The story takes place on the Hinomoto island, where humans hide themselves in fortresses called stations against the threat of zombie-like beings with steel hearts known as “Kabane.” Only armored locomotives known as “Hayajiro” go between the stations.

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato is produced by WIT STUDIO, and distributed by Shochiku Media Division. Directed by Tetsuro Araki, with Ichiro Okouchi and Tetsuro Araki was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Tasuku Hatanaka, Sayaka Senbongi, Maaya Uchida, Toshiki Masuda, Yuki Kaji, and Kanae Oki. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo)

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Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo)

Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) is Japanese Anime Fantasy Horror movie based on the Hiroshi Watanabe’s anime series of the same name directed by Takahiro Omori and produced by Studio Deen. This film focuses on the existence of a supernatural system that allows people to take revenge on people who have tortured and intimidated them by sending them to Hell.

The services can be accessed through of the mysterious title character which run by a Hell Girl who implement this system. Revenge, injustice, hatred, and the nature of human emotions are common themes of this film. But it has a price, that the person must join their torturer in damnation.

Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) is produced by Hell Girl Movie Production Committee, and distributed by Gaga. Directed by Kôji Shiraishi, with Double Field as producer. Meanwhile, Kôji Shiraishi was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Tina Tamashiro, Manami Hashimoto, Raiku, Akaji Maro, Hyun Bin, and Bae Doona. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

KonoSuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!: Crimson Legend

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KonoSuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!: Crimson Legend

KonoSuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!: Crimson Legend is Japanese Anime Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy movie based on the Natsume Akatsuki’s light novel series Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! which was published from 2012 to 2013 by Shousetsuka ni Narou. The story follows a boy who is sent to a fantasy world following his death, forming a dysfunctional cluster with a goddess, a wizard, and a crusader to fight against monsters.

After a traffic accident, Kazuma Sato’s brief, disappointingly brief life was supposed to be over, but for some reason he could live again and see a beautiful girl in front of him. She claims to be a goddess named Aqua, and asked Sato he would like to go to another world and bring only one thing with him.

Kazuma decides to bring the goddess herself, and they are transported to a fantasy world filled with adventure which were occupied by the demon king. Now Kazuma only wants to live in peace, but Aqua wants to solve many of this world’s problems, and the demon king will only turn a blind eye for so long.

KonoSuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!: Crimson Legend is produced by J.C. Staff. Directed by Takaomi Kanasaki, with Natsume Akatsuki and Makoto Uezu was applies as writers. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Fukushima, Sora Amamiya, Rie Takahashi, Ai Kayano, Mariko Honda, and Mai Aizawa. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.

Tezuka’s Barbara

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Tezuka’s Barbara

Tezuka’s Barbara is Japanese British German Fantasy Mystery movie based on a Osamu Tezuka’s manga series Barbara published from 1973 to 1974 by Big Comic. This is an adult-orientated fantasy tale filled with love and the occult from Osamu Tezuka’s reimagining of “The Tales of Hoffmann”. Its story deals with the erotic and bizarre experiences of a famous novelist called Yosuke Mikura whose life is tossed upside down by a mysterious girl named “Barbara”.

Yosuke Mikura, a famous author, wandering the packed tunnels of Shinjuku Station, where he makes a strange discovery: a drunk woman, her rags caked in mud, who can quote French poetry. Her name is Barbara. He takes her home for a bath and a drink, and before long Barbara has made herself into Mikura’s shadow, saving him from egotistical delusions and jealous enemies. But just as Mikura is no saint, Barbara is no benevolent guardian angel, and Mikura grows obsessed with discovering her secrets, tangling with thugs, sadists, magical curses and mythical beings – all the while wondering whether he himself is still sane.

Tezuka’s Barbara is produced by Thefool, Third Window Films, Rapid Eye Movies. Directed by Makoto Tezuka, with Shunsuke Koga and Adam Torel as producers. Meanwhile, Hisako Kurosawa and Osamu Tezuka was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Fumi Nikaido, Goro Inagaki, Shizuka Ishibashi, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Minami Hinase, and Eri Watanabe. 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.

Made in Abyss the Movie

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Made in Abyss the Movie

Made in Abyss the Movie is Japanese Anime Adventure fantasy sci-fi movie based on the Akihito Tsukushi’s manga “Meido in Abisu” published from 2012 by Takeshobo. An anime television series adaptation by Kinema Citrus aired its first season from July 7 to September 29, 2017, and reportedly a sequel to the television series is in production.

As for the anime film series, it will be divided into two compilation films, titled Made in Abyss: Horo Suru Tasogare (Journey’s Dawn) and Made in Abyss: Horo Suru Tasogare (Wandering Twilight). This film revolves around a young girl who finds and befriends a humanoid robot and descends with him into the titular Abyss in search of her mother.

An orphan girl named Rico who lives in a city on the edge of the Abyss, a large hole and an unexplored underground maze. It is full of hidden relics and possessions that have not yet been found by humans, but also carries harsh dangers.

The further people travel into the abyss, the more likely they will succumb to the terrible disease called “Curse of the Abyss” on their way back. This curse can be anything, from nausea in the upper levels, madness, to the loss of humanity or even death. That is, very few people can come back to tell their adventures.

On the way down the Abyss she meets half a boy, a half-robot named Reg and he decides to go with her on her journey. Encouraged by the record left by her mother to meet her at the bottom of the Abyss, Rico decided to plunge without caring about the danger that awaited her, even though she would most likely never return.

Made in Abyss the Movie is produced by Sentai Filmworks. Directed by Masayuki Kojima, with Hideyuki Kurata and Akihito Tsukushi was applies as writers. Reportedly Tabidachi no Yoake (Part 1) aired in Japan on January 4, 2019, and Horo Suru Tasogare (Part 2) aired on January 18, 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.

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.

The Saga of Tanya the Evil (Gekijouban Youjo Senki)

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The Saga of Tanya the Evil (Gekijouban Youjo Senki)

Saga of Tanya the Evil is Japanese Anime Action Fantasy Sci-fi movie based on the Carlo Zen’s light novel series of the same name illustrated by Shinobu Shinotsuki, first aired in 2013 by Enterbrain. The film will focuses on a Japanese salaryman who is reincarnated as a magic-wielding child soldier in a parallel world.

The Japanese salaryman sentenced to be reborn in a world that is similar to World War I Europe, mixed with early aspects of World War II and magic, in an empire torn apart by countless wars with all nearby countries. Exactly in 1923, he reborn as a young girl with blond hair and blue eyes named Tanya Degurechaff. “Being X” who condemns her said, if she’s not able to die a natural death, or she refuses to have faith in Him, her soul will leave the circle and be sent to hell for the countless sins that Tanya has committed in her previous life.

In search for an escape, Tanya decides to enter into the Empire’s Mages Division and fight in the world war, hoping to reach a high enough rank as fast as possible to remain far from the battlefield, and in this way avoid the risk of being killed. Even if she’s now forced to speak with a young girl’s lisp, Tanya soon turns into a ruthless soldier who prioritizes efficiency and her own career over anything else, even the lives of those beneath her, especially those that get on her bad side. but all that did not go as expected, all obstacles changed unexpectedly.

Saga of Tanya the Evil is produced by NUT, and distributed by Kadokawa Anime. Directed by Yutaka Uemura, with Kenta Ihara was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Aoi Yuki, Saori Hayami, Shin-ichiro Miki, Tessho Genda, Hochu Otsuka, and Kenyuu Horiuchi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 8, 2019.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Code Geass: Fukkatsu No Lelouch)

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Code Geass: Fukkatsu No Lelouch)

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection is Japanese Anime Action Fantasy Sci-Fi movie based on the Sunrise’s anime television series, Code Geass, directed by Goro Taniguchi and written by Ichiro Okouchi, first aired in 2006. The story will take place several years after the Zero Requiem.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection is produced by Sunrise, and distributed by Funimation. Directed by Goro Taniguchi, with Ichiro Okouchi was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Jun Fukuyama, Takahiro Sakurai, Yukana, Ami Koshimizu, Kaori Nazuka, and Fumiko Orikasa. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 9, 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.

DanMachi: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? – Arrow of the Orion

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DanMachi: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? – Arrow of the Orion

DanMachi: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion is Japanese Anime Action Adventure Fantasy Romance movie based on the Fujino Omori’s light novel series, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda. The story takes place in the fictional city of Orario whose main feature place is the Dungeon which contains an assortment of monsters from goblins to dragons. The story follows the exploits of Bell Cranel, a 14-year-old solo adventurer under the goddess Hestia, who works hard every day in the dungeon to make ends meet while seeking to improve himself, as the only member of the Hestia Familia. Adventurers visit the dungeon to defeat monsters and take their crystal shards, which are used to craft magic items, among other treasures; however, they can also be exchanged for the world’s currency.

As a second season of the anime and an original film adaptation, in this new story by the original writer, Fujino Omori, Bell’s latest quest takes him beyond the dungeon. Adventurers may come from far and wide to test their mettle within the dungeon beneath Orario, although that’s not the only location to experience. The gang may be familiar with the dark depths, but are Hestia, Bell, Liliruca and others with the goddess Artemis able to survive in their new, far more dangerous adventure?

DanMachi: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion is produced by J.C.Staff, and distributed by Sentai Filmworks. Directed by Katsushi Sakurabi, with Fujino Omori was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Inori Minase, Saori Onishi, Maaya Uchida, Yoshimasa Hosoya, and Soma Saito. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 15, 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.

Laidbackers

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Laidbackers

Laidbackers is Japanese Anime comedy fantasy movie based on a video game series by Jiro Suzuki. The story follows Kumi Honamanuma, a young woman who moves to Kyoto to manage her grandmother’s candy store and to study art at college. The shop that was supposed to be empty, but Kumi finds strange people living there, and they turn out to a group of heroes that have reincarnated from a magical world into modern Japan without their previous powers and with no memory of their earlier mission.

Three girls called Harami, K, and Mai, and their dog, explain that they are actually heroes who were reincarnated in this world from another world where they would fight demons with swords and magic. Since they have been reborn, they don’t have any of their powers anymore and are regular girls.

Their leader, Princess Arnelia, was reborn in the form of a dog. Since the strange girls in her house don’t have a grain of common sense and no relatives to turn to if she were to throw them out, Kumi has no other choice but to live with them for now. After some time living together, the former demon king, Ran now re-born as a powerless elementary school student. Ran asks them to help her to gather all the fragments of the demon king. What an unreasonable request!

Laidbackers is produced by Studio Gokumi, and distributed by Clockworks. Directed by Hiroyuki Hashimoto, with Makoto Uezu was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Rina Hidaka, Himika Akaneya, Yo Taichi, Yumi Uchiyama, Maria Naganawa, and Hisako Kanemoto. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 1, 2019.

Until I Meet September’s Love

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Until I Meet September’s Love

Until I Meet September’s Love is Japanese Fantasy Romance movie based on Yumi Matsuo’s novel Kugatsu no Koi to Deau Made published in 2007 by Shinchosha. This story follows Shiori Kitamura who just moved to a new apartment. She works at a company. Susumu Hirano lives next door to her. He aspires to become a novelist.

One evening, Shiori Kitamura hears a man’s voice coming through her wall saying “I am in the future 1 year later.” The voices asks to trail Susumu Hirano. She is unable to hear the man’s voice anymore. To solve the mystery, Shiori Kitamura begins to follow Susumu Hirano and she gets attracted to him.

Until I Meet September’s Love is distributed by Warner Bros. (Japan). Directed by Toru Yamamoto, with Yumi Matsuo was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Issey Takahashi, Haruna Kawaguchi, Kenta Hamano, Yuko Nakamura, Rina Kawaei, and Yutaro Furutachi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 1, 2019.

Grisaia: Phantom Trigger

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Grisaia: Phantom Trigger

Grisaia: Phantom Trigger is Japanese Anime Action Fantasy movie based on the Front Wing’s adult visual novel, The Fruit of Grisaia released from 2011. The film story follows the Heath Oslo incident, the existence of the US-Japanese anti-terror organization CIRS who has become a matter of public knowledge. CIRS has been rebuilt from the ground up, and its most covert functions spun off to a new agency: SORD (Social Ops, Research & Development).

The goal of SORD is to train a new generation of operatives to defend the country against future threats. To that end, the organization has established a series of schools up and down the country. Mihama Academy, more-or-less left to rot after its abrupt closure, has been given new purpose as one such ‘specialist training school’.

This new incarnation of Mihama Academy is home to a diverse group of students, who every day work to polish their unusual skills – sometimes on the job. Mihama now entrusts the misfit girls who attend it with guns and live ammunition. Paying their own safety no heed, these students are again and again plunged into dangerous extrajudicial missions – all for the good of the realm.

Grisaia: Phantom Trigger is produced by Bibury Anime Studio. Directed by Tensho, with Ryuichiro Yamakawa as producer. Meanwhile, Front Wing was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Maaya Uchida, Ayane Sakura, Kaori Nazuka, Atsumi Tanezaki as Murasaki, Yoshino Nanjo, and Mikako Izawa. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 15, 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.

Trinity Seven the Movie 2 (Gekijouban Trinity Seven 2)

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Trinity Seven the Movie 2 (Gekijouban Trinity Seven 2)

Trinity Seven the Movie 2 (Gekijouban Trinity Seven 2) is Japanese Action Comedy Fantasy Romance movie as a sequel and a second film adaptation from 2017’s anime film Trinity Seven the Movie: The Eternal Library and the Alchemist Girl, based on the Kenji Saito’s manga series, Trinity Seven published from 2010 by Fujimi Shobo. The film follows Arata Kasuga who has ‘Devil’ factor to collapse the world. Together with Asirimiririsu who is one of the Trinity Seven, they was investigating a certain remains. Then suddenly light shines more blazing than the sky.

The man who appeared was a mysterious figure that looked exactly like Arata. He said that he would regain his power as a demon king and aim to return the world to nothingness. The truth of the shock told from him – Lilith was the strongest devil’s daughter …!

Trinity Seven the Movie 2 (Gekijouban Trinity Seven 2) is produced by Seven Arcs Pictures, and distributed by Avex Pictures (Japan). Directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori, with Kenji Saito was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Yumi Hara, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Aya Uchida, Ayane Sakura, Yoko Hikasa, and Ryoka Yuzuki. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 29, 2019.

Tokyo Ghoul 2

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Tokyo Ghoul 2

Tokyo Ghoul 2 is Japanese Action fantasy Horror movie as a sequel to the previous film Tokyo Ghoul released in 2017. The film is based on the Sui Ishida’s manga series Tokyo Ghoul which was published from 2011 to 2018 in weekly Japanese magazine Weekly Young Jump. The film tells the story of a sketchy ghoul named Gourmet who invites a college student named Kaneki to dine with him at a special restaurant where the young man may find himself on the menu.

Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) is a student who is also half-ghoul and half-human. He agonizes over his situation and trying to avoid other ghouls. He shelters himself at Anteiku Cafe and spends time with Toka Kirishima (Maika Yamamoto). One day, a ghoul, Shu Tsukiyama (Shota Matsuda), appears at Anteiku Cafe and he is called the Gourmet.

Tokyo Ghoul 2 is produced by Shochiku, and distributed by Shochiku Company (Japan). Directed by Kentarô Hagiwara, with Sui Ishida was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Masataka Kubota, Maika Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Hiyori Sakurada, Yu Aoi, and Yo Oizumi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on July 19, 2019.

Weathering With You (Child of Weather, Tenki no Ko)

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Weathering With You (Child of Weather, Tenki no Ko)

Weathering With You (Child of Weather) is Japanese Anime Fantasy movie that tells the story of a young man who has a girl friend who can manipulate the weather. The film will focus on a high school student Hotaka Morishima who leaves his home on an isolated island and moves to Tokyo, but he immediately becomes broke. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds a job as a writer for a shady occult magazine.

After he starts his job, the weather has been rainy day after day. In a corner of the crowded and busy city, Hodaka meets a young girl named Akina Amano. Due to certain circumstances, Akina and her younger brother live together, but have a cheerful and sturdy life. Akina also has a certain power: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.

Weathering With You (Child of Weather) is produced by CoMix Wave Films, and distributed by Toho. Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Daigo Kotaro and Nana Mori. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on July 19, 2019.

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