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  Investigative journalist Takeshi Tanaka (Satoshi Tsumabaki, Rage) is going through a difficult time. Charged with child neglect, his younger sister Mitsuko (Hikari Mitsushima, Life and Death on the Shore) is in custody awaiting trail while her infant daughter remains in a critical condition in hospital. To take his mind...
  Unlike his deceased yakuza dad, Keisuke Ninomiya (Yu Yokoyama of pop group Kanjani∞) doesn’t have what it takes to be a mafia man. Instead, he works as a small-fry loanshark for his dad’s best friends, boss-man Shimizu (Jun Kunimura; Chihayafuru, The Wailing) and his angry henchman Kuwahara (Kuranosuke Sasaki; Samurai Hustle,...
  Single mother Futaba (Rie Miyazawa, Pale Moon) grapples with the challenge of raising an adolescent daughter who’s severely bullied at school. Despite their ups and downs, life at home is generally peaceful. However their situation takes a complicated turn when Futaba collapses at work and is diagnosed with terminal...
  Mami rarely leaves home since she dropped out from middle school. Cooped up in her room full of books and comics, she has been escaping reality by immersing herself in copying her favourite manga (comic book) illustrations. Her father, Eisuke, worries a lot about her ever since he divorced...
  From a young age, Natsuki knew she was a girl despite her biological sex. Against the backdrop of conservative Japanese society, this poignant docudrama tells her remarkable story of gender transition. Reflecting on her high school years, Natsuki interviews the supportive friends and family who supported her choices – and also confronts...
    In a distant future, humans make the switch to android life. They abolish 'flaws' such as complicated human needs and traits such as the ability to possess and express emotion. However, a system glitch causes 'desire' to resurface in some, including Kai (Rinko Kikuchi; Pacific Rim, Babel), an android...
  Mai Mai Miracle director, Katabuchi Sunao, adapts Kono Fumiyo's comic to an animated feature film. It depicts a young girl who married into a family in Hiroshima during the war resolutely living amid the escalating intensity of wartime destruction. In 1944, 18-year-old Suzu goes to Kure City in Hiroshima Prefecture...
  Kiseki is an uplifting true story of the band GReeeeN—dentists by day and anonymous chart-topping music artists by night. GReeeeN started out recording songs in their producer Jin’s closet and went on to dominate music charts. Dubbed as the “Japanese Daft Punk” of J-pop, their musical success is nothing...
  This picturesque war romance unfolds against the stunning backdrop of Kakeromajima in the Amami Islands during the tail end of World War II. Manila has fallen and Tokyo is burning, but life in Kakeromajima continues undisturbed. However, the Imperial Japanese Navy continue to arrive, concealing Shinyo suicide boats within...
  To say that Ai Shima has had a tough life is an understatement. Trapped in a series of cults and gangs throughout her formative years, Ai has never found her place in life. Throughout her many phases, the only person who understood her is another social outcast, Ryota (Kenta...
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