In the list of Japanese live action films, there are 28 best movies that you must watch in 2019. The films in question include Diner, Kuubo Ibuki, The Great War of Archimedes, Long Journey, Love’s Twisting Path, The Stupidity of Good and Evil, Touken Ranbu, Back Street Girls, Tonde Saitama, Samurai Marathon 1855, Bond of Justice, Prince of Legend, Boys, Kingdom, Inemuri Iwane, The Fable, Tokyo Ghoul 2, etc. Please read the storyline of each of these films and don’t forget the schedule can change at any time!

MUSASHI

Japanese Live Action Movies of 2019

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)

Japanese Live Action Movies of 2019

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.

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.

Diner (Diner Dina)

Japanese Live Action Movies of 2019

Diner (Diner Dina)

Diner is Japanese Action Comedy Mystery movie based on the Yumeaki Hirayama’s novel of the same name published in 2012 by Poplar Publishing. The film tells about Kanako Oba who made a mistake by using a mysterious site to apply for part-time work. Consequently, her life is soon in jeopardy. She is then forced to work at the restaurant well-known as Diner as a waitress or she will be killed. Worse yet, this restaurant only has employees and customers who are contract killers – and the owner of this restaurant is Bombero (Tatsuya Fujiwara).

Diner is distributed by Warner Bros.. Written and directed by Mika Ninagawa. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Tatsuya Fujiwara. 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.

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)

Japanese Live Action Movies of 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

Build New World: Kamen Rider Cross-Z (Birudo Nyu Warudo Kamen Raida Kurozu)

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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.

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.

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.

Tonde Saitama

Japanese Live Action Movies of 2019

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.

Samurai Marathon 1855 (Samurai Marason)

Japanese Live Action Movies of 2019

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.

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.

Ultraman R/B the Movie (Gekijo-ban Urutoraman Rubu Serekuto! Kizuna no Kurisutaru)

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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.

Prince of Legend

Japanese Live Action Movies of 2019

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.

Eiga Shonen Tachi (Boys)

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Eiga Shonen Tachi (Boys)

Eiga Shonen Tachi (Boys/Juveniles) is Japanese Action Musical movie depicted with a story depicting the resistance, trouble, conflict born due to the youth of boys and the original songs. Revolves around boys who have deep wounds in their hearts and are held in juvenile prisons with each circumstance – they can only refuel themselves by fighting, they will have their clubs in each of the red, green and blue teams A pair, I was repeating a fight.

One day, a newcomer arrives in prison. He did not openly open to anyone without being distracted, he will meet friends who can believe for the first time here and nurture friendship. However, an incident occurred as a result of a ruthless president’s appointment.

Eiga Shonen Tachi (Boys/Juveniles) is directed by Katsuhide Motoki, with Johnny Kitagawa as producer. Meanwhile, Katsumi Ishikawa was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: jeshi, Kyomoto taiga, Yugo Kochi, Matsumura hokuto, morimoto shintaro, tanaka itsuki, iwamoto akira, fukasawa tatsuya, watanabe shota, abe ryohei, miya dateryota, sakuma daisuke, Nishihata Daigo, Mukai koji, seimon Yoshiki, kojima ken, muro ryuta. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 29, 2019.

A Gambler’s Odyssey 2020 (Mahjong Horoki 2020)

Japanese Live Action Movies of 2019

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.

Kingdom (Kingudamu)

Japanese Live Action Movies of 2019

Kingdom (Kingudamu)

Kingdom is Japanese Action History War movie adapted from 2006’s manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara. The film tells the story of a war orphan young boy named Shin (Kento Yamazaki), who had a dream to become the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom. Set in the Qin Dynasty during the Warring States Period in ancient China, Shin met the young King Eisei Ryo Yoshizawa who had a goal to unify all of China. The encounter will determine Shin’s subsequent fate, and the history of the Qin Dynasty.

Kingdom is produced by Pathé, Square Enix Co., Ltd., Constantin Film, and distributed by Toho (Japan). Directed by Shinsuke Sato, with Yasuhisa Hara, Tsutomu Kuroiwa, and Shinsuke Sato was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Kento Yamazaki, Ryo Yoshizawa, Masami Nagasawa, Kanna Hashimoto, Tony Jaa, and Hayden Christensen. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on April 19, 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.

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.

The Fable

Japanese Live Action Movies of 2019

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.

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.

Lupinranger vs. Patranger vs. Kyuranger

Japanese Live Action Movies of 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.

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