In the list of school movies released in 2019, there are 14 best films that you have to watch. The films are: The Flowers of Evil, Korosanai kare to shinanai kanojo, 10 Manbun no 1, Murder at Shijinso, Nakuna Akaoni, Mitsubachi to Enrai, Demolition Girl, Gakko Gurashi!, Tonde Saitama, Rin, Makuko, Prince of Legend, After-School Starlight, and Cheer Boys!!. Please read the storylines of each of these films and don’t forget the schedule can change at any time!
The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana)
The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana) is Japanese Drama Mystery Romance movie based on the Shuzo Oshimi’s manga series of the same name published from 2009 to 2014 in Japanese monthly manga magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. The film revolves around a high school student named Takao Kasuga (Kentaro Ito). One day, he sees his popular classmate Aya Tokiwa (Marie Iitoyo) reading Charles Pierre Baudelaire’s “The Flowers of Evil” at a bookstore. When Takao Kasuga was in middle school, he admired the poetry collection “The Flowers of Evil.”
As a 2nd grade middle school student, Takao Kasuga found the gym clothes of popular classmate Nanako Saeki (Shiori Akita) in a classroom. He had a huge crush on her at the time. At that time, Takao Kasuga sensed someone’s presence near him and, without thought, he took off with Nanako Saeki’s gym clothes. The person who saw Takao Kasuga in the classroom was Sawa Nakamura (Tina Tamashiro).
The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana) is distributed by Phantom Film. Directed by Noboru Iguchi, with Shuzo Oshimi and Mari Okada was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Kentaro Ito, Tina Tamashiro, Shiori Akita, and Marie Iitoyo. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.
Korosanai kare to shinanai kanojo (The Boyfriend Who Can’t Kill and the Girlfriend Who Won’t Die)
Korosanai kare to shinanai kanojo is Japanese Comedy Drama Romance movie based on the Seikimatsu’s manga of the same name published in 2017 by Kadokawa. The film revolves around a 3rd grade high school student named Rei Kosaka (Shotaro Mamiya). He is not interested in anything and lives a boring existence, and always says, “Just die already.”
One day, Rei Kosaka sees his classmate Nana Kano (Hinako Sakurai) burying a dead bee. They have very opposite personalities. But Rei takes an interest in Nano Kato, who carefully deals with a bee’s life, but the problem was Nano always says, “I want to die.”
Korosanai kare to shinanai kanojo is distributed by Kadokawa Pictures and Pony Canyon. Directed by Keiichi Kobayashi, with Seikimatsu and Keiichi Kobayashi was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Shotaro Mamiya and Hinako Sakurai. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.
10 Manbun no 1 (1/100,000)
10 Manbun no 1 (1/100,000) is Japanese Drama Romance movie based on the Kaho Miyasaka’s manga series of the same name, first published in 2016 by Shogakukan. The film centered on a high school student named Rino Sakuragi (Yuna Taira). She is good friends with Ren Kiritani (Alan Shirahama) who is in the same high school. They have been close since their middle school days.
Rino holds special feelings for Ren Kiritani, but she is unable to tell him how she feels because he is popular. One day, Ren confesses to Rino that he likes her. They begin to date and enjoy their time together, but Rino is diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
10 Manbun no 1 (1/100,000) is distributed by High Brow Cinema. Directed by Koichiro Miki, with Kaho Miyasaka and Chieko Nakagawa was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Alan Shirahama and Yuna Taira. 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.
Nakuna Akaoni (Don’t Cry, Mr. Red Demon)
Nakuna Akaoni (Don’t Cry, Mr. Red Demon) is Japanese Drama Comedy movie based on short story of the same name by Kiyoshi Shigematsu published in 2011 by Shinchosha. The story centered on Takashi Obuchi (Shinichi Tsutsumi) who was once a high school baseball coach. He was called “Red Demon Teacher” because of his tan red face and energetic instructions, but now he just a tired middle-aged man.
One day, Takashi Obuchi meets his Tomoyuki Saito (Yuya Yagira). Tomoyuki Saito played on Takashi Obuchi’s high school baseball team. He was talented, but did not have patience and eventually dropped out of school. Tomoyuki Saito is now a responsible adult and married to Yukino (Rina Kawaei). Takashi Obuchi learns that his former student only has only 6 months left to live due to having terminal cancer. Takashi Obuchi regrets that he was so strict to his students. He plans something for Tomoyuki Saito.
Nakuna Akaoni (Don’t Cry, Mr. Red Demon) is distributed by Kadokawa Pictures. Directed by Atsushi Kaneshige, with Kiyoshi Shigematsu was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Shinichi Tsutsumi, Yuya Yagira, and Rina Kawaei. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 2019.
Honeybees and Distant Thunder (Mitsubachi to Enrai)
Honeybees and Distant Thunder (Mitsubachi to Enrai) is Japanese Drama Musical Romance movie based on the Riku Onda’s novel of the same name published in 2016 by Gentosha. The story revolves around 4 young pianists: Aya Eiden (Mayu Matsuoka), Akashi Takashima (Tori Matsuzaka), Masaru C Revy Anatoru (Win Morisaki) and Jin Kazama (Oji Suzuka) who compete in the preliminary round of an international piano competition with all the shortcoming and encouragement they have.
Aya Eiden was known as a child prodigy for playing the piano, but her mother, who understood her the most, passed away. Aya Eiden then stopped playing the piano at the age of 13. Now, at the age of 20, Aya Eiden decides to take part in the international piano competition.
Akashi Takashima (Tori Matsuzaka) graduated from a music university, but he now works at a musical instrument store. He enrolls in the international piano competition as a last challenge due to his age.
Masaru C Revy Anatoru (Win Morisaki) attends the Juilliard School. He is favored to win the preliminary round. 16-year-old Jin Kazama (Oji Suzuka) is unknown and appears in the competition. He has a recommendation letter from a late pianist who was recognized as the best in the world.
Honeybees and Distant Thunder (Mitsubachi to Enrai) is distributed by Toho. Directed by Kei Ishikawa, with Riku Onda and Kei Ishikawa was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Mayu Matsuoka, Tori Matsuzaka, Win Morisaki, and Suzuka Oji. Reportedly this film aired in Japan in 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.
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.
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.
Rin is Japanese Drama Mystery movie which follows a legend in a village about a child who disappears from the village once in 100 years. The story will leads to a mysterious transfer student and a village legend, the secret of a hidden person, and a kidnapper.
A high school group try to friends with a seasonal transfer student from Tokyo. Now is the second winter of middle school. Youth ‘s days spent playing together with silly things. Until one day, one friend of the group disappeared. The existence of the legend crosses they minds. And then one more person disappeared.
Rin is directed by Katsuhiko Ikeda, with Naoki Matayoshi and Mako Watanabe was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Hayato Sano, Kanata Hongo, Kenta Suga, Yuki Kameda, Keisuke Sakurai, Hikaru Osawa, Yuna Taira, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Kunihiro Suda, Satoshi Kanada, Masao Yoshii, Jin Katagiri, Keisuke Horibe, Masanobu Katsumura, Hikari Ishida, and Sayaka Yamaguchi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 22, 2019.
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.
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.
You’re on April, Spica (After-School Starlight) (4-gatsu no Kimi, Supica)
You’re on April, Spica (4-gatsu no Kimi, Supica) is Japanese Drama comedy Romance movie based on the Miwako Sugiyama’s manga series of the same name published from 2015 to 2017 by Shogakukan in manga magazine Shojo Comic. The story centers on a first grade high school student named Sei Saotome (Haruka Fukuhara). She had Fifteen-year-old, and she does not get along with the other students. She tends to fail at the most crucial times and her school life sucks in general.
But things changed when she meets 2 male students: Mizuki (Koji Kominami) and Taiyo (Taiki Sato). Mizuki doesn’t talk much, but he likes astronomy. Taiyo has a sharp tongue and he is smart. They both plan to join the astronomy club which leads Sei to join the club as well.
You’re on April, Spica (4-gatsu no Kimi, Supica) is directed by Kentaro Otani, with Akihiko Takaishi as producer. Meanwhile, Miwako Sugiyama and Natsuko Ikeda was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Fukuhara haruka, sato daiki, Suzuki Jin, Igeta Hiroe, Natsume Kana, Nanzan Azusa, and Ohara yuno. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on April 2019.