Lonely and love-struck, high-school student Hiroki pursues one girl but another one mysteriously appears in his life. Read More »
Tag Archives: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Haruka, Nostalgia AKA Haruka, nosutarujii (1993) Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Hiroshi Katsuno, Hikari Ishida, Yôji Matsuda
A fantasy drama about a popular writer who returns to Otaru Read More »
To the Fields, to the Hills, to the Beaches AKA Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki (1986) Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Saburô Bôya, Izumi Hara, Yasufumi Hayashi
Summer 1937 Japan begins a war with China. Militaristic moods are growing in the country. Read More »
Based on Kazuo Dan’s 1937 novella, Director Nobuhiko Obayashi, whose surreal phenomenon ‘House (Hausu)’ Read More »
Four half-sisters share an unusually close bond during tumultuous times of post-war Japan. Read More »
Oshare (Gorgeous) is excited about spending summer vacation with her father Read More »
The film is based on true events. It centers around Shunzo, a popular greengrocer who lives in a city near Tokyo. Read More »
9th-graders Kazuo (boy) and Kazumi (girl) take a tumble at a temple in a small seacoast town in Japan. Read More »
Kare no ootobai, kanojo no shima / His Motorbike, Her Island (1986) Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Kiwako Harada, Riki Takeuchi, Noriko Watanabe, Tomokazu Miura, Drama, Romance
After being threatened by his girlfriend’s brother, Ko (Riki Takeuchi) goes on a trip on his Kawasaki to contemplate his options. He meets Miiyo (Kiwako Harada) by chance, and the two stay in touch. He later receives an invitation to her island, where he begins to teach her how to ride, and quickly falls for her. Miiyo is an extremely quick study, and the two are a well-matched pair. However, her obsession with motorbikes seems to be leading her down a dangerous path.
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Yoshiyama Kazuko is in the 3rd grade of junior high. One day, she’s cleaning in the laboratory, she notices of the smell of lavender, and fainted. Since then, she acquires a mysterious power to travel time.
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