In the list of Japanese war films released in 2019, there are 6 best films recommended for you. The films are: The Great War of Archimedes, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, This Old Road, Gekijouban Youjo Senki, The Day’s Organ, and Kingdom. Please read the storylines of each of these films and don’t forget the schedule can change at any time!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Day’s Organ (Ano Hi no Orugan)
The Day’s Organ (Ano Hi no Orugan) is Japanese Drama Family Historical War movie inspired by a true occurrence and set at the end of World War II, the American military is bombing Japan and its cities at a frightening pace leading to many civilian and innocent casualties.
Revolves around Kaede Itakura (Erika Toda) who leads kindergartners, and Mitsue Nonomiya (Sakurako Ohara) together persuades the parents at the school to take their children out of Tokyo. They seek shelter at an abandoned temple in Saitama while Tokyo is bombed.
The Day’s Organ (Ano Hi no Orugan) is produced by Asahi Shimbun, Chuo Eigaboeki Co., Cinema Tohoku, Japn Slow-Cinema Network (JSN), Mancy’s Entertainment, and distributed by Mancy’s Entertainment (Japan) and Shochiku Co. (Japan). Directed by Emiko Hiramatsu, with Harue Miyake as producer. Meanwhile, Emiko Hiramatsu was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Erika Toda, Sakurako Ohara, Yui Sakuma, Toko Miura, Mayu Hotta, and Momoko Fukuchi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on February 22, 2019.
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.