This is a list of Japanese sci-fi films released in 2019, and in this category there are 14 films that will be screened in theaters. The films are: Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Kaiko, Promare, Love Live! Sunshine !! The School Idol Movie Over The Rainbow, Made in Abyss the Movie, Even if the World Will End Tomorrow, Build New World: Kamen Rider Cross-Z, Gekijô-ban : Rike-koi – rikei koi ni ochita no de shômei shite mita, Whistleblower, The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re; surrection, Fortuna’s Eye, Doraemon: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration, Ultraman R / B the Movie, and Lupineranger vs. Patranger vs. Kyuranger. Below is the summary of the story, please read!
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.
Promare is Japanese Anime Adventure Sci-Fi movie which tells the story of a futuristic firefighting mecha service created to protect the world. Galo and the Burning Rescure Fire Department face off against BURNISH, a group of mutants who are able to control and wield flames. They are a group that raises a fire disaster on Earth.
Promare is produced by Sanzigen Anime Studio, Studio Trigger, Xflag, and distributed by Toho. Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, with Kazuki Nakashima was applies as writer. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.
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.
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.
Even if the World Will End Tomorrow (Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Toshitemo)
Even if the World Will End Tomorrow is Japanese Anime Sci-Fi movie based on the Japanese CG web Anime series which aired in 2017, planned and produced by Craftar. The film will follow a slightly altered plot with the staff and most of the main cast of the ONA will returning to reprise their roles.
The film centers on Shin Hazama and his childhood friend who has always watched over him, Kotori Izumi. Now they have become third grade students in a high school. Shin lost his parents when he was little, and since then he has a tendency to close himself off. One day, he encounters a version of himself who has spent a different life in another Japan, Jin. That’s when he knew that the everyday life he has starts to crack, and battle between another world and another self begins.
Even if the World Will End Tomorrow is produced by Craftar Studio, and distributed by Shochiku. Written and directed by Yuhei Sakuragi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 25, 2019.
Build New World: Kamen Rider Cross-Z (Birudo Nyu Warudo Kamen Raida Kurozu)
Build New World: Kamen Rider Cross-Z is Japanese Action Sci-fi Superhero movie based on the Toei Company’s Kamen Rider series, first aired in 2017. This film will focus on the character of Ryuga Banjo (Kamen Rider Cross-Z) as well as introducing the Muscle Galaxy Fullbottle. It takes place after the main series’ final episode. The film also features a new villain Rider named Kamen Rider Killbas (Kamen Raida Kirubasu).
Build New World: Kamen Rider Cross-Z is produced by V-Cinema. Directed by Kyohei Yamaguchi, with Muto Shogo was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Akaso Eiji, Nagao Mariya, Shindo Gaku, Inukai Atsuhiro, Takada Kaho, Taki Yukari, Takeda Kouhei, Mikami Kensei, and Yuki Ochi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on January 25, 2019.
Gekijô-ban: Rike-koi – rikei ga koi ni ochita no de shômei shite mita
Gekijô-ban: Rike-koi – rikei ga koi ni ochita no de shômei shite mita. is Japanese Comedy Romance Sci-Fi movie based on manga of the same name. The film revolves around Shinya Yukimura (Shun Nishime) and Ayame Himuro (Nana Asakawa) are two scientists that want to find out if love can be solved by a scientific theory. These two scientists also have feelings for each other and want to be able to solve their feelings through similar theoretical facts. With this perfect opportunity, these scientists will attempt to solve the theory of the love they express for each other.
Gekijô-ban: Rike-koi – rikei ga koi ni ochita no de shômei shite mita. is produced by Chiba Television broadcasting,Den (II),Excellent Film, etc., and distributed by Excellent Film (Japan) and Triple Up (Japan). Directed by Masatsugu Asahi and Toshihiro Satô, with Takeshi Yamamoto as producer. Meanwhile, Arihred Yamamoto, Hidehiro Ito, and Shûji Yuki was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Nana Asakawa, Tom Fujita, Kôichi Kasuga, Shun Nishime, Karin Ogino, Tsukushi Suzuki, and Yûka Yano. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 1, 2019.
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.
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)
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 is Japanese Drama Fantasy 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.
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.
Ultraman R/B the Movie (Gekijo-ban Urutoraman Rubu Serekuto! Kizuna no Kurisutaru)
Ultraman R/B the Movie is Japanese Action Sci-fi Superheroes movie as the sequel and adaptation of the 2018 Ultra Series television series, Ultraman R/B created by Tsuburaya Productions. This film is set to one year after the Reugosite incident. A mysterious Ultraman named Tregear appears in Ayaka City with his question on making dreams come true having Katsumi seek for “his own dream”. Then monsters suddenly reappear in Ayaka City as Katsumi and Isami are joined by their sister Asahi and Riku Asakura in fighting them and Tregear. While the brothers each went to fulfill their dreams, the Minato family’s strong bonds would result with the creation of Ultraman Groob.
Ultraman R/B the Movie is produced by Tsuburaya Productions, and distributed by Shochiku. Directed by Masayoshi Takesue, with Takao Nakano was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Yuya Hirata, Ryosuke Koike, Arisa Sonohara, Kaori Manabe, Ginnojo Yamazaki, Yukito Nishii, Ayane Kinoshita, Hideko Hara, and Tatsuomi Hamada. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 8, 2019.
Lupinranger vs. Patranger vs. Kyuranger
Lupinranger vs. Patranger vs. Kyuranger is Japanese Action Sci-Fi Tokusatsu movie based on Japanese superhero team metaseries of TV series, Super Sentai and Kamen Rider. Tells an adventure story that will begin when the PatRangers are assigned to investigate the sudden disappearance of the LupinRangers – and then encounter the KyuRangers along the way.
Lupinranger vs. Patranger vs. Kyuranger is produced by Toei Company, and distributed by V-Cinext (Japan). Directed by Hiroyuki Kato, with Naruhisa Arakawa was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Asahi Itou, Kousei Yuki, Shogo Hama, Ryo Yokoyama, Haruka Kudo, and Kazusa Okuyama. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on August 21, 2019.