A middle-aged salaryman with a typical family, living quietly in a provincial city (Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture) Read More »
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Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife Read More »
Renko, a girl in the sixth grade, is at first unperturbed by her parents’ decision to separate. Read More »
As the great military commander Nobunaga Oda was consolidating his power across Japan, one of his actions was to wipe out a clan of assassins Read More »
A high school baseball team had to quit before the final because of the fact that one player was envolved in a student pregnancy and abortion. After twenty eight years, the daughter of the dismissed player found the old players of the team and persuaded them to play the baseball again.
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Dororo (2007) Akihiko Shiota, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ko Shibasaki, Kiichi Nakai, Action, Fantasy, Horror
In the year 3048, the wounded Lord Kagemitsu Daigo proposes a deal to rule the whole world to forty-eight demons in their sealed temple. In return, the demons ask forty-eight parts of the body of his unborn son. When the mutilated baby is born, his mother puts him in a basket in the river flow to save his life. The baby survives and becomes the demon slayer Hyakkimaru that slash demons to retrieve his body parts. During his journey, he meets the female thief Dororo, who was raised as a boy after the death of her parents by the evil Lord Daigo, in a small town and she befriends Hyakkimaru and joins him in his quest seeking revenge against the Daigo’s clan.
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Kinema no Tenchi / Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies (1986) Yôji Yamada, Kiyoshi Atsumi, Kiichi Nakai, Narimi Arimori
The environment and the movie stars at a Japanese film studio in the early ’30s are recreated in this drama that looks back on a distinctive period in cinematic history. Using celebrated director Yasujiro Ozu as a model, fictional director Ogata (Ittoku Kishibe) discovers a new female star quite by accident. Koharu Tanaka (Narimi Arimori) works selling candy at a studio theater when she is given a part as a bit player. After the studio’s top leading lady is embroiled in a scandal, Koharu is suddenly thrust into the limelight when she replaces her in a film and gains instant fame and fortune. But the going is not always easy, and she soon seeks help from unexpected quarters.
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