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Umi yori mo mada fukaku


Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support.

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Fukigen na kako


Kako is a female high school student. She lives at a restaurant run by her family in Kitashinagawa, Tokyo. Unexpectedly, Kako's aunt, Mikiko, suddenly appears.

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Kagi-dorobô no mesoddo

comedy, drama, romance

A failed actor switches identities with a stranger at a bath house -- only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin.

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Sakura Shorts


A short animated films program

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Kyô, koi o hajimemasu


Tsubaki Hibino is a shy young teenage girl. One day, popular male student Kyota Tsubaki targets Tsubaki for teasing.

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Enoshima purizumu

comedy, sci-fi

Shuta, Saku and Michiru have been best friends since they were kids.

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Ryûkyû Battle Royale

comedy, action

In pursuit of his love of extreme dance, Ken wanders the globe and makes his to Okinawa, Japan. There, Ken meets Iwao Shinjo who is a master of the Ryukyu Classical Dance.

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Dakishimetai: Shinjitsu no monogatari


Tsukasa got into a severe car accident when she was a high school student.

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Tamako rabu sutôrî


Tamako's life changes when her best childhood friend, Mochizou suddenly confessed his love.

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Jiro has come home. His tiny farming village is now deserted because it lies in the badly contaminated Fukushima zone.

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NHK WORLD TV presents: Five Years, Five Stories


NHK brings you five such life journeys of children... who are struggling to deal with the past and searching for ways to move forward.

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Wonderful World End


Seventeen-year-old Shiori's Gothic Lolita garb attracts a lot of fans to her interactive video blog. One day she meets Ayumi, a 13-year old who is in awe of her and her wardrobe.

50th Japanese Film Festival

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