This is a list of Japanese movies that will be released in March 2019 which maybe some of you have been waiting for until now. No need to worry if you haven’t found what you are looking for, you can consider 14 films in this list. These films are: (1) Bond of Justice: Kizuna, (2) Laidbackers, (3) Until I Meet September’s Love, (4) Doraemon: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration, (5) Ultraman R/B the Movie (Gekijo-ban Urutoraman Rubu Serekuto! Kizuna no Kurisutaru), (6) You Shine in the Moonlit Night (Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku), (7) Mr. Osomatsu the Movie, (8) Grisaia: Phantom Trigger, (9) Makuko, (10) Prince of Legend, (11) L-DK 2: Two Loves, Under One Roof, (12) Bijin ga KonKatsu Shite Mitara, (13) Trinity Seven the Movie 2 (Gekijouban Trinity Seven 2), and (14) Eiga Shonen Tachi (Boys). Make sure you read the summary of the story!
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.
Laidbackers is Japanese Anime comedy fantasy movie based on a video game series by Jiro Suzuki. The story follows Kumi Honamanuma, a young woman who moves to Kyoto to manage her grandmother’s candy store and to study art at college. The shop that was supposed to be empty, but Kumi finds strange people living there, and they turn out to a group of heroes that have reincarnated from a magical world into modern Japan without their previous powers and with no memory of their earlier mission.
Three girls called Harami, K, and Mai, and their dog, explain that they are actually heroes who were reincarnated in this world from another world where they would fight demons with swords and magic. Since they have been reborn, they don’t have any of their powers anymore and are regular girls.
Their leader, Princess Arnelia, was reborn in the form of a dog. Since the strange girls in her house don’t have a grain of common sense and no relatives to turn to if she were to throw them out, Kumi has no other choice but to live with them for now. After some time living together, the former demon king, Ran now re-born as a powerless elementary school student. Ran asks them to help her to gather all the fragments of the demon king. What an unreasonable request!
Laidbackers is produced by Studio Gokumi, and distributed by Clockworks. Directed by Hiroyuki Hashimoto, with Makoto Uezu was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Rina Hidaka, Himika Akaneya, Yo Taichi, Yumi Uchiyama, Maria Naganawa, and Hisako Kanemoto. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 1, 2019.
Until I Meet September’s Love
Until I Meet September’s Love is Japanese Fantasy Romance movie based on Yumi Matsuo’s novel Kugatsu no Koi to Deau Made published in 2007 by Shinchosha. This story follows Shiori Kitamura who just moved to a new apartment. She works at a company. Susumu Hirano lives next door to her. He aspires to become a novelist.
One evening, Shiori Kitamura hears a man’s voice coming through her wall saying “I am in the future 1 year later.” The voices asks to trail Susumu Hirano. She is unable to hear the man’s voice anymore. To solve the mystery, Shiori Kitamura begins to follow Susumu Hirano and she gets attracted to him.
Until I Meet September’s Love is distributed by Warner Bros. (Japan). Directed by Toru Yamamoto, with Yumi Matsuo was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Issey Takahashi, Haruna Kawaguchi, Kenta Hamano, Yuko Nakamura, Rina Kawaei, and Yutaro Furutachi. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 1, 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.
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger is Japanese Anime Action Fantasy movie based on the Front Wing’s adult visual novel, The Fruit of Grisaia released from 2011. The film story follows the Heath Oslo incident, the existence of the US-Japanese anti-terror organization CIRS who has become a matter of public knowledge. CIRS has been rebuilt from the ground up, and its most covert functions spun off to a new agency: SORD (Social Ops, Research & Development).
The goal of SORD is to train a new generation of operatives to defend the country against future threats. To that end, the organization has established a series of schools up and down the country. Mihama Academy, more-or-less left to rot after its abrupt closure, has been given new purpose as one such ‘specialist training school’.
This new incarnation of Mihama Academy is home to a diverse group of students, who every day work to polish their unusual skills – sometimes on the job. Mihama now entrusts the misfit girls who attend it with guns and live ammunition. Paying their own safety no heed, these students are again and again plunged into dangerous extrajudicial missions – all for the good of the realm.
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger is produced by Bibury Anime Studio. Directed by Tensho, with Ryuichiro Yamakawa as producer. Meanwhile, Front Wing was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Maaya Uchida, Ayane Sakura, Kaori Nazuka, Atsumi Tanezaki as Murasaki, Yoshino Nanjo, and Mikako Izawa. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 15, 2019.
You Shine in the Moonlit Night (Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku)
You Shine in the Moonlit Night (Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku) is Japanese Drama Fantasy Romance School Youth movie based on Tetsuya Sano’s novel Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku published 2017 by Kadokawa. This film follows Takuya Okada (Takumi Kitamura), a high school student. He had a classmate named Mamizu Watarase (Mei Nagano) who is lying weakly in a hospital due to a mysterious illness “Luminescence disease.” People who have the disease show a faint sparkle under the moonlight and the sparkle gets brighter as their death gets closer.
Mamizu Watarase is not allowed out of the hospital and she will not live long enough to become an adult. Takuya Okada offers to help her carry out her wishes before she passes away. He also tells her how he feels about her, but Mamizu Watarase’s death is approaching.
You Shine in the Moonlit Night (Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku) is distributed by Toho. Directed by Sho Tsukikawa, with Tetsuya Sano was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Mei Nagano, Takumi Kitamura, Shouma Kai, Honoka Matsumoto, Mio Imada, and Yuka. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 15, 2019.
Mr. Osomatsu the Movie
Mr. Osomatsu the Movie is Japanese Anime Comedy Parody movie based on Fujio Akatsuka’s 1962 manga series, Osomatsu-kun. The film centers on the sextuplets at a high school class reunion. There, they see all their former classmates who have become “proper” adults with company jobs. The sextuplets sulk about this, and go home, and drink until they fall asleep. But when they wake up, a certain scene awaits them.
Mr. Osomatsu the Movie is produced by Studio Pierrot, and distributed by Shochiku Company (Japan). Directed by Yôichi Fujita, with Fujio Akatsuka and Shû Matsubara was applies as writers. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Takahiro Sakurai, Yuichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiya, Daisuke Ono, Jun Fukuyama, and Miyu Irino. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 15, 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.
L-DK 2: Two Loves, Under One Roof
L-DK 2: Two Loves, Under One Roof is Japanese Comedy Drama Romance School Youth movie as a sequel to the 2014 film “L-DK” which was also directed by Yasuhiro Kawamura, based on Ayu Watanabe’s manga series, L•DK published by Kodansha started from 2009 to 2017. The story revolves around Aoi Nishimori (Mone Kamishiraishi) and Shusei Kugayama (Yosuke Sugino) who are in love and begin to live together secretly. Suddenly, Shusei’s cousin Reon Kugayama (Ryusei Yokohama) comes to them. Their secret is discovered by Reon. Now, Aoi, Shusei and Reon begin to live together.
L-DK 2: Two Loves, Under One Roof is distributed by Toei (Japan). Directed by Yasuhiro Kawamura, with Michiru Egashira was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Mone Kamishiraishi, Yosuke Sugino, and Ryusei Yokohama. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 21, 2019.
Bijin ga KonKatsu Shite Mitara
Bijin ga KonKatsu Shite Mitara is Japanese Comedy Romance movie based on Arako Toaru’s manga series of the same name published in 2017 by Shogakukan Creative INC.. The film tells the story of Takako (Mei Kurokawa,) a beautiful woman in her 30’s and she works as a designer. Takako has only had relationships with married men. She decides to change herself with the help of her manga artist friend Keiko (Asami Usuda). Takako signs up at a matchmaking site. Soon. Takako meets two men and she takes an interest in the two men. Meanwhile, Takako has an argument with her friend Keiko.
Bijin ga KonKatsu Shite Mitara is produced by Yoshimoto Kogyo Company, and distributed by Katsu-do. Directed by Akiko Ohku, with Akira Hayasaka, Ujikatsu Omori, Miyuki Tanaka, and Kasumi Yao as producers. Meanwhile, Arako Toaru and Jiro was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film include: Mei Kurokawa, Asami Usuda, Tomoya Nakamura, Kei Tanaka, Seminosuke Murasugi, Masaki Sumitani, Shinpei Ichikawa, Taro Yabe, Atsuko Hirata, and Songha. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 23, 2019.
Trinity Seven the Movie 2 (Gekijouban Trinity Seven 2)
Trinity Seven the Movie 2 (Gekijouban Trinity Seven 2) is Japanese Action Comedy Fantasy Romance movie as a sequel and a second film adaptation from 2017’s anime film Trinity Seven the Movie: The Eternal Library and the Alchemist Girl, based on the Kenji Saito’s manga series, Trinity Seven published from 2010 by Fujimi Shobo. The film follows Arata Kasuga who has ‘Devil’ factor to collapse the world. Together with Asirimiririsu who is one of the Trinity Seven, they was investigating a certain remains. Then suddenly light shines more blazing than the sky.
The man who appeared was a mysterious figure that looked exactly like Arata. He said that he would regain his power as a demon king and aim to return the world to nothingness. The truth of the shock told from him – Lilith was the strongest devil’s daughter …!
Trinity Seven the Movie 2 (Gekijouban Trinity Seven 2) is produced by Seven Arcs Pictures, and distributed by Avex Pictures (Japan). Directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori, with Kenji Saito was applies as writer. Voices for the main characters in the film include: Yumi Hara, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Aya Uchida, Ayane Sakura, Yoko Hikasa, and Ryoka Yuzuki. Reportedly this film aired in Japan on March 29, 2019.
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.