This is a list of Japanese horror films that will be released in 2019, and here are 6 films that will air this year. The films are: Shijinso no Satsujin, DetectParty: Shijinso no Satsujin, DetectParty: The Great House Murder Case, The Battle of Unato, Jigoku Shoujo, Gakko Gurashi!, Toshimaen, and Tokyo Ghoul 2. Please read the summary of the story to get the core of the films.
Murder at Shijinso (Shijinso no Satsujin, DetectParty: The Great House Murder Case)
Murder at Shijinso (Shijinso no Satsujin) is Japanese Crime Horror Mystery Thriller Zombies movie based on the Masahiro Imamura ‘s novel of the same name published in 2017 by Tokyo Sogensha. The film tells the story about a university student and a fan of mystery novels named Yuzuru Hamura (Ryunosuke Kamiki). Against his will, he was forced to join the school’s mystery club. The club is led by Kyosuke Akechi (Tomoya Nakamura).
Meanwhile, Hiruko Kenzaki (Minami Hamabe) appears in front of them. She attends the same university and she is also a private detective. These 3 people attend a summer camp and stay at Shijinso pension in the mountains. On their first day there, they must barricade themselves in the pension. The next morning, they discover a murder has taken place there.
Murder at Shijinso (Shijinso no Satsujin) is distributed by Toho. Directed by Hisashi Kimura, with Mitsuharu Makita and Masahiro Imamura was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Tomoya Nakamura, Hyun Bin, and Daniel Brühl. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.
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)
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.
School-Live! (Gakko Gurashi!)
School-Live! is Japanese Horror movie based on the Kaihou Norimitsu’s manga of the same name, illustrated by Chiba Sadoru which was published from 2012 by Houbunsha. The film focuses on Yuki Takeya (Midori Nagatsuki), a cheerful high school girl who lives at Megurigaoka Private High School and spends time with the School Living Club alongside other fellow members: Kurumi Ebisuzawa, Yuri Wakasa, and Miki Naoki. When a plague attacks residents in the city, they are the only survivors of the zombie apocalypse.
School-Live! is directed by Issei Shibata, with Norimitsu Kaiho was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Midori Nagatsuki, Nanami Abe, Wakana Majima, Rio Kiyohara, and Nonoka Ono. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 25, 2019.
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.
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.