In the list of Japanese live crime movies, there are 9 best films released in 2019. The films are: Rakuen, Murder at Shijinso, Zenaku no Kuzu, Divine Justice, Demolition Girl, Chiwawa, Day and Night, Kakegurui The Movie, and The Confidence Man JP. Please read the storylines of each of these films and don’t forget the schedule can change at any time!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.