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2014
Gunshi Kanbei
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TV ShowJan 5, 2014

Gunshi Kanbei

Gunshi Kanbei (軍師官兵衛, Strategist Kanbei) is the 53rd …
Gunshi Kanbei (軍師官兵衛, Strategist Kanbei) is the 53rd NHK Taiga drama. Broadcast of the series began on January 5, 2014. It features Junichi Okada as the main character and depicts the life of Kanbei, a retainer of Kodera Masamoto, daimyo of Harima Province, and a strategist for Toyotomi Hideyoshi. It will continued with Kirin ga Kuru, which premieres on January 5, 2020, six years later since having the initial letter "G" and "K" on their shows.
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2013
The Girl in the Sun
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MovieOct 12, 2013

The Girl in the Sun

A salesman named Kosuke Okuda happens to meet Mao …
A salesman named Kosuke Okuda happens to meet Mao Watarai,a friend from his middle school days. Back then, Mao was bullied, but now she is an attractive woman. Kosuke and Mao fall in love and decide to marry, but Mao has a secret.
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Midsummer's Equation
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MovieJun 23, 2013

Midsummer's Equation

An adaptation of Higashino Keigo's sixth novel in the popular …
An adaptation of Higashino Keigo's sixth novel in the popular Galileo series. Professor Yukawa Manabu must solve the mysteries of seemingly accidental death of another guest at the countryside motel he was spending his vacation in.
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Amachan
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TV ShowApr 1, 2013

Amachan

Amachan (あまちゃん) is a Japanese television drama …
Amachan (あまちゃん) is a Japanese television drama series. It debuted on April 1, 2013, and was broadcast until September 28, 2013. It was scripted by Kankurō Kudō and starred Rena Nōnen as Aki Amano, a high-school girl from Tokyo who moves to the Sanriku Coast in the Tohoku region to become a female diver. She becomes a local idol, then returns to Tokyo to try to become a real idol, and finally returns to Tohoku to help revitalize the area after the Great East Japan earthquake. It is the 88th NHK Asadora. Amachan was not only a ratings success, but brought economic benefits to the Tohoku region and was considered a social phenomenon. It also won the Galaxy Award for best television program of 2013.
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2012
A Chorus of Angels
MovieNov 3, 2012

A Chorus of Angels

20 years ago, an elementary school student falls on an island in …
20 years ago, an elementary school student falls on an island in the northern tip of Hokkaido. A teacher and 6 students makes contact through songs. What happened to the student who fell? The teacher returns 20 years later to meet with her former students.
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Beyond Outrage
MovieSep 2, 2012

Beyond Outrage

As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized …
As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West.
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Space Brothers
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MovieMay 5, 2012

Space Brothers

As children, two Japanese brothers promise to one day be …
As children, two Japanese brothers promise to one day be astronauts and meet each other in space. Years later, the older one has recently lost his job when he remembers that childhood's dream his younger brother is so close to fulfilling.
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2011
Star Watching Dog
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MovieJun 10, 2011

Star Watching Dog

A middle-aged divorcee (Toshiyuki Nishida) embarks on a …
A middle-aged divorcee (Toshiyuki Nishida) embarks on a journey across Japan with his dog Happy. Along the way, they have to overcome health issues and financial difficulties.
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2010
Flowers
MovieJun 12, 2010

Flowers

A story of six women from three different generations. In the …
A story of six women from three different generations. In the 1930s, Rin is worried about her arranged marriage that her parents set up. Rin has three daughters: Kaoru - who tragically loses her husband in a car accident, Midori - a career woman who becomes shaken by a marriage proposal, and youngest child Sato. In the 1960s, Sato gives birth to Kana and Kei. In the present day, Kana is worried about becoming a single mother.
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2009
Shikisoku zenereishon
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MovieAug 15, 2009

Shikisoku zenereishon

A sheltered high school boy, …
A sheltered high school boy, obsessed with Bob Dylan and girls, has high hopes for the summer on the Oki Islands.
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Rasshu raifu
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MovieApr 4, 2009

Rasshu raifu

In an omnibus film that is adopted from a novel, four individuals' …
In an omnibus film that is adopted from a novel, four individuals' lives come into focus. One is thief. One is a boy who believes in god. Yet another is a a woman councilor who not only is planning to kill her husband as she is having an affair, but is also involved in a plan to kill off her lover's wife. Then there is the former company employee who has lost both his job and family. The four lives and situations meander and cross paths.
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2008
Asahiyama Zoo Story: Penguins in the Sky
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MovieOct 20, 2008

Asahiyama Zoo Story: Penguins in the Sky

Asahiyama Zoo Story: Penguins in the Sky released.
Ikigami
MovieSep 27, 2008

Ikigami

Ikigami takes place in a dystopian society where the …
Ikigami takes place in a dystopian society where the government has implemented the "Prosperity Law". This law dictates 1 in 1000 random citizens ages 18~24 will die for the state in a mandatory lottery. Death occurs at a preset date and time, which is when an injected nano-capsule, received at an early age, explodes. The law is meant to create appreciation for life by instilling fear in order to make people live the best possible lives.
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Kodomo no Kodomo
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MovieSep 27, 2008

Kodomo no Kodomo

An elementary school girl becomes pregnant to one of her …
An elementary school girl becomes pregnant to one of her classmates. The other students keep the secret and follow the pregnancy with interest. Eventually it is the students who deliver the baby.
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Tounan kadobeya nikai no onna
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MovieSep 20, 2008

Tounan kadobeya nikai no onna

When a man's father dies the …
When a man's father dies the son is confronted with a lot of debt. The son's grandfather has land though, which could be sold and the proceeds used to pay off the debt, but the property is not for sale it seems. The grandfather has built an apartment on it. There are people living there one of whom is dating the grandson because she is destitute.
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Kanki no uta
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MovieFeb 2, 2008

Kanki no uta

It is somewhere in the middle of nowhere, Japan and the …
It is somewhere in the middle of nowhere, Japan and the local community theatre has managed to double-book its facility. One group is comprised of local housewives. The other group is comprised of local housewives. They both want to sing for the New Year. The manager needs to figure something out.
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2007
Crows Zero
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MovieOct 27, 2007

Crows Zero

A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high …
A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power.
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Sukiyaki Western Django
MovieAug 31, 2007

Sukiyaki Western Django

A revolver-wielding stranger …
A revolver-wielding stranger crosses paths with two warring clans who are both on the hunt for a hidden treasure in a remote western town. Knowing his services are valuable to either side, he offers himself to the clan who will offer up the largest share of the wealth.
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Hôtai kurabu
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MovieMay 17, 2007

Hôtai kurabu

A high school girl, Wara, looks cheerful, but she conceals …
A high school girl, Wara, looks cheerful, but she conceals darkness deep in her mind. On a sudden impulse, she nearly climbs over a fence on the hospital roof, when an unacquainted boy, called Dino, persuades her otherwise. Concerned about troubled Wara, Dino puts a bandage on the fence. Wara feels comforted by his act, and comes up with an idea to form "Hotai Club" (Bandage Club). The Club asks people to post their bruising experiences on the site, then the Club applies a bandage to the damaged part or the place, and a digital photograph is sent back to the original poster. Wara started the Club with Dino and other friends. Club members each have their own problems, but they are gradually freed from their worries through the activities of the Club.
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Like a Dragon
MovieMar 3, 2007

Like a Dragon

Cult Japanese director Takashi Miike draws inspiration from …
Cult Japanese director Takashi Miike draws inspiration from the popular Playstation 2 title Yakuza for this unhinged tale of underworld violence in Tokyo starring Goro Kishitani and Kazuki Kitamura. It's summertime in Tokyo, and as the temperature rises, two undercover cops stake out a high-profile bank robbery while complaining about the air conditioning. When the masked gunmen make their way into the vault only to find that the Tojo gang's ten-million-yen deposit has mysteriously vanished, an already complicated situation gradually starts to spiral out of control. Meanwhile, in another part of town, psychotic yakuza Goro Majima (Kishitani) strikes out on his own to pay a visit to rival gang leader Kazuma Kiryu (Kitamura) and track down the missing mother of adorable youngster Haruka (Natsuo). It seems that Haruka's mother has some valuable information, and Majima is determined to find her at any cost. Now, as Majima makes his way through the neon-lit streets of Tokyo, Satoru (Shun Shioya) and his girlfriend, Yui (Saeko), embark on a bold robbery spree, and South Korean hitman Park (Yoo Gong) prepares to locate and terminate the thieves who absconded with the Toho gang's money. Later, after Majima and Kiryu engage in a series of fights all across the city, a confrontation at the top of Tokyo's Millennium Tower finds the true criminal mastermind finally stepping out of the shadows.
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The Battery
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MovieMar 3, 2007

The Battery

Takumi Harada and his family moves to Okayama during …
Takumi Harada and his family moves to Okayama during spring break before his entry to Junior High School. On the baseball field, Takumi has enormous confidence in his ability as a pitcher, but socially he is a loner.
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Akuma ga kitarite fue wo fuku
MovieJan 5, 2007

Akuma ga kitarite fue wo fuku

Akuma ga kitarite fue wo fuku released.
2006
San-nen migomoru
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MovieJan 28, 2006

San-nen migomoru

Fuyuko (Tomoko Nakajima), begins the film nine months …
Fuyuko (Tomoko Nakajima), begins the film nine months pregnant, but doesn't deliver until her third year, to the bafflement of all around her. Fuyuko, however, is in bliss about her unusual state, despite her size.
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2005
Furai, dadi, furai
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MovieJul 9, 2005

Furai, dadi, furai

Suzuki's world is shattered when his teenage daughter is …
Suzuki's world is shattered when his teenage daughter is brutally attacked. The assailant, Ishihara, son of a politician, brazenly mocks Suzuki as he throws him cover-up money. Angry, Suzuki finds he has no answer to Ishihara and in venting his anger, loses his daughter's trust too. A sleep-deprived, crazed Suzuki goes to Ishihara's school wielding a knife. He does not find Ishihara, but instead forms an alliance with an odd group of school misfits called the Zombies. The group's elusive leader, Pak Sun Shin, decides to train Suzuki, who quits his job and embarks on a punishing programme to win back freedom for his daughter.
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2004
Blood and Bones
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MovieOct 9, 2004

Blood and Bones

In 1923, the Korean teenager Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju …
In 1923, the Korean teenager Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island, in South Korea, to Osaka, in Japan. Along the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of kamaboko, processed seafood products, in his poor Korean-Japanese community exploiting his employees. He makes fortune, abuses and destroys the lives of his wife and family, having many mistresses and children and showing no respect to anybody. Later he closes the factory, lending the money with high interests and becoming a loan shark. His hatred behavior remains until his last breath, alone in North Korea.
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Ki no umi
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MovieOct 1, 2004

Ki no umi

There lies a thickly wooded area in Eastern Japan, near the …
There lies a thickly wooded area in Eastern Japan, near the slopes of Mount Fuji, which is termed, suicide forest. It is infamous for being a destination for those who for various reasons want to commit suicide. We see them here; the old and the young, the man and the woman who for various reasons want to end it.
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Chicken Is Barefoot
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MovieMay 14, 2004

Chicken Is Barefoot

Chicken Is Barefoot is a 2003 film directed by Morisaki Azuma.
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Ren'ai-shousetsu
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MovieMar 14, 2004

Ren'ai-shousetsu

Ren'ai-shousetsu released.
2003
Hard Luck Hero
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MovieOct 3, 2003

Hard Luck Hero

The story of three pairs of characters involved one way …
The story of three pairs of characters involved one way or the other with the yakuza and a rigged boxing match and fleeing the thugs one way or the other. Filmed as a showcase of the Japanese boy band V6 (to be followed by another by the director), Hard Luck Hero has food, drink, cars, kickboxing, debt, shooting, theft, blackmail and music.
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When the Last Sword Is Drawn
MovieJan 18, 2003

When the Last Sword Is Drawn

Kanichiro Yoshimura is a …
Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife and children on the the low pay he receives from his small town clan, he is forced by the love for his family to leave for the city in search of higher pay to support them. In his search he joins a notorious clan, known as the Shinsengumi where he does as much as possible to get money. Looked at as a money grubber,Yoshimura proves his strength physically and mentally by being loyal to his honor. During the dramatic period, with the rise of the Emperor and the fall of the Shogun. Yoshimura shows us the struggle of life in a personal way, by changing the lives of the people he meets and the way life is looked at.
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2002
Blessing Bell
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MovieOct 1, 2002

Blessing Bell

After losing his job at the factory Igarashi aimlessly wanders …
After losing his job at the factory Igarashi aimlessly wanders through Tokyo where he encounters various people and gains insight into their lives.
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Drive
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MovieAug 24, 2002

Drive

A salaryman is hijacked by bank robbers.
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2001
Hikari no ame
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MovieDec 8, 2001

Hikari no ame

Hikari no ame released.
Reisei to jônetsu no aida
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MovieOct 28, 2001

Reisei to jônetsu no aida

A man is studying abroad in …
A man is studying abroad in Italy, and while he does well, he yearns for his true love. After promising to meet her in Florence, they reconnect after not seeing one another for 10 years.
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Go
MovieOct 20, 2001

Go

Sugihara, born in Japan but with North Korean parents, falls in …
Sugihara, born in Japan but with North Korean parents, falls in love with a Japanese girl after changing from a North Korean school to a Japanese school. His boxer dad teaches him boxing - skills used a lot.
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Hanzai kôshônin Yuriko
MovieJun 10, 2001

Hanzai kôshônin Yuriko

Hanzai kôshônin Yuriko released.
2000
Monday
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MovieFeb 6, 2000

Monday

A simple funeral turns a man's world topsy turvy.
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Eureka
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MovieJan 20, 2000

Eureka

The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking …
The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.
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1998
April Story
MovieMar 14, 1998

April Story

In spring, a young girl leaves the island of Hokkaido to attend …
In spring, a young girl leaves the island of Hokkaido to attend university in Tokyo.
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1996
Kagerô II
MovieFeb 10, 1996

Kagerô II

Kagerô II released.
1995
Love Letter
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MovieMar 25, 1995

Love Letter

Hiroko Watanabe's fiancé Itsuki died two years earlier in a …
Hiroko Watanabe's fiancé Itsuki died two years earlier in a mountain climbing accident. While looking through his high school yearbook, Hiroko in a fit of grief decides to write a letter to him using his old school address. Surprisingly she receives a reply, not from the dead Itsuki, but from a woman with the same name whom had known Hiroko's fiancé in school. A relationship develops between the two women as they continue to exchange letters and share memories of the dead Itsuki.
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Heisei musekinin-ikka: Tokyo de luxe
MovieJan 28, 1995

Heisei musekinin-ikka: Tokyo de luxe

Heisei musekinin-ikka: Tokyo de luxe released.
1993
Nemuranai Machi: Shinjuku Same
MovieOct 9, 1993

Nemuranai Machi: Shinjuku Same

Nemuranai Machi: Shinjuku …
Nemuranai Machi: Shinjuku Same (眠らない街 新宿鮫), which is known in English as The City That Never Sleeps: Shinjuku Shark is a 1993 Japanese film, which was directed by Yōjirō Takita. The movie stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Tadao Nakamaru.
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1991
The Gentle Twelve
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MovieDec 14, 1991

The Gentle Twelve

The Gentle Twelve released.
1948
Sansei Shiomi
Birth1948

Sansei Shiomi

Sansei Shiomi was born.
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