Umi yori mo mada fukaku (2016)


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.

Kagi-dorobô no mesoddo (2012)

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.

Sakura Shorts


A short animated films program

Kyô, koi o hajimemasu (2012)


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

Enoshima purizumu (2013)

comedy, sci-fi

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

Ryûkyû Battle Royale (2013)

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.

Dakishimetai: Shinjitsu no monogatari (2014)


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

Tamako rabu sutôrî (2014)


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

Ieji (2014)


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

NHK WORLD TV presents: Five Years, Five Stories (2016)


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

Wonderful World End (2015)


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