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Saigo no Chûshingura

Saigo no Chûshingura

Saigo no Chûshingura

IMDb: 8.1
2010
133min

An army of loyal samurai plot to revenge their unjustly executed lord

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Raiâ gêmu: Saisei

Raiâ gêmu: Saisei

Raiâ gêmu: Saisei

IMDb: 7.3
2012
131min

To exact revenge, the Liar Game office is revived. The target is only one person – Shinichi Akiyama (Shota Matsuda). Because of new heroine Shinomiya (Mikako Tabe), Shinichi, who kept refusing to take part in the game, finds himself in the game. Along with Akiyama, there’s 19 other players competing for the prize of 2 billion yen. Omega (Makiko Esumi), who revived the game, plays the game at the Liar Game office with Alice (Mana Ashida). Alice sets up the game, chooses the players and sets the traps.

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Lupin III: Princess of the Breeze

Lupin III: Princess of the Breeze

Lupin III: Princess of the Breeze

IMDb: 6.9
2013
90min

The story is set in Shahalta, a tiny European city-state floating in the air with practically no contact with the outside world for years. The government is transitioning from a monarchy to a republic, and to celebrate the occasion, a national treasure exhibition is being held. Lupin infiltrates the exhibition for the secret royal treasures, but not before sky pirates snatch them first.

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Sora no otoshimono Final: Etânaru mai masutâ

Sora no otoshimono Final: Etânaru mai masutâ

Sora no otoshimono Final: Etânaru mai masutâ

IMDb: 7.2
2014
49min

Ikaros is an Angeloid and falls out of the sky. Tomoki Sakurai is a boy who believes the most important thing is to live a peaceful life. The two live tougher. Tomoki Sakurai has never seen Ikaros smile. Tomoki Sakurai sees Nymph and Astraea laugh after they got free from the master’s rule. He hopes Ikaros can laugh like an ordinary girl. This movie wraps up the story of Tomoki Sakurai and his relationship with the Angeloid from the sky, Ikaros.

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Sêrâ-fuku mokushiroku

Sêrâ-fuku mokushiroku

Sêrâ-fuku mokushiroku

IMDb: 5.9
2011
86min

Japanese schoolgirl Sakura (Higarino) has her idyllic small-town life turned inside-out when the local males start savagely killing the females. Armed with only her kyudo bow for protection and an English textbook for comfort, Sakura journeys through an apocalyptic world of mayhem. As trauma from witnessing the violent deaths of friends and family drives her toward madness, Sakura takes refuge in an animated dreamworld where she meets Billy (Mackenzie), a character from her English text! Billy helps her survive murderous zombies, as well as an even more formidable foe in Aoi (Tsujimoto), as she races to find real-world Billy and answers to the questions: Why is all this happening? And who or what is behind it?

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Dalpaengee eui byeol

Dalpaengee eui byeol

Dalpaengee eui byeol

IMDb: 7.2
2011
88min

Young-Chan comes from planet of snail where deaf blind people live slow and quiet lives. When Young-Chan came to Earth, nobody understood his language and he was desperate. Then an angel walked into his life. Soon-Ho knows how it is to be lonely and soon becomes an inseparable part of his life. Young-Chan also discovers an amazing world under his fingers as he learned to read books with braille. Hopes began to grow and he dreams of writing a book. However, Soon-Ho cannot always be there for him because of her own problem of spine disability. The couple now should learn to survive alone. While Soon-Ho uneasily spends her first day waiting for his return, Young-Chan goes out for the biggest adventure of his life.

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Bushidou shikkusutîn

Bushidou shikkusutîn

Bushidou shikkusutîn

IMDb: 6.6
2010
109min

Kaori (Riko Narumi) is a intense kendo fighter who has been training since she was young. Sanae (Kie Kitano) is a girl who has only participated in kendo casually, but somehow manages to beat Kaori in the final tournament of junior high school. Although Sanae doesn’t particularly care about it, Kaori holds a grudge, setting up a rivalry that bleeds over into high school.

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Hankyu densha

Hankyu densha

Hankyu densha

IMDb: 7.1
2011
119min

“Hankyu Densha” follows the lives of various people who commute on Hankyu Railway’s Imazu Line – connecting the cities of Nishinomiya and Takarazuka in Hyogo prefecture. One of the commuters is Shoko (Miki Nakatani), an office worker in her 30s who lost her boyfriend to a younger colleague. There’s also a college student (Erika Toda) who is so easily persuaded by her no good boyfriend. Other commuters include a grandmother & granddaughter, a house wife, a female high school student, and a female otaku college student. Although the train ride takes only 15 minutes between two stations, the lives of these commuters are changed as they interact with each other…

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Meitantei Conan: Ijigen no sunaipâ

Meitantei Conan: Ijigen no sunaipâ

Meitantei Conan: Ijigen no sunaipâ

IMDb: 6.6
2014
110min

A vicious sniper has appeared in Tokyo, rendering the people too scared to go outside, once again it’s up to Conan to figure out the meaning behind the killings and capture the mysterious sniper before more lives are lost.

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Satsujin Douga Site

Satsujin Douga Site

Satsujin Douga Site

IMDb: 5.7
2010
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Dog × Police: Junpaku no kizuna

Dog × Police: Junpaku no kizuna

Dog × Police: Junpaku no kizuna

IMDb: 6.1
2011
104min

Yusaku Hayakawa dreams of becoming a detective, but works as a trainer for police dogs. When Yusaku gets an albino shepherd named Shiro, he forms a special bond with him. Everyone says that Shiro does not have the abilities to become a police dog, but Yusaku believes in him and trains him. When a terrorist act occurs, Shiro gets the chance to show what he has learned.

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Hotarubi no mori e

Hotarubi no mori e

Hotarubi no mori e

IMDb: 7.6
2011
45min

One hot summer day a little girl gets lost in an enchanted forest of the mountain god where spirits reside. A young boy appears before her, but she cannot touch him for fear of making him disappear. And so a wondrous adventure awaits…

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Ranbô to taiki

Ranbô to taiki

Ranbô to taiki

IMDb: 7.5
2010
97min

Director Tominaga Masanori (Pandora’s Box) brings Motoya Yukiko’s offbeat play Ranbo to Taiki to the big screen in a juicy, neurotic tangle of love, hate and voyeurism. Hidenori (Asano Tadanobu) and Nanase (Minami) have lived together for ten years in a tense, platonic relationship. The wheels of change are set in motion when married couple Takao (Yamada Takayuki) and Azusa (Koike Eiko) move in next door. After Hidenori catches Nanase and Takao having an affair, he becomes obsessed with watching Nanase through a peephole, and planning his cruel revenge.

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Ai no kotodama: sekai no hatemade

Ai no kotodama: sekai no hatemade

Ai no kotodama: sekai no hatemade

IMDb: 5.8
2010
89min

Hirofumi and Shinji are colleagues at the same advertising agency. Hirofumi works in IT, and Shinji is on the company’s elite fast track. The two start off completely on the wrong feet, but as time passes they find themselves falling for each other.

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Otôto

Otôto

Otôto

IMDb: 7.5
2010
126min

Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending death marks the beginning of love and toleration.

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Inu to anata no monogatari: Inu no eiga

Inu to anata no monogatari: Inu no eiga

Inu to anata no monogatari: Inu no eiga

IMDb: 6.7
2011
87min

A series of short stories explore the connection of love between dogs and people.

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Tantei wa bar ni iru 2: Susukino daikousaten

Tantei wa bar ni iru 2: Susukino daikousaten

Tantei wa bar ni iru 2: Susukino daikousaten

IMDb: 6.3
2013
119min

A friend of the detective has been is murdered. During the investigation, he comes across a source which tells him that his friend was murdered for involvement with the dark side of the political world. On top of that, a woman approaches the detective with a request.

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Daijôbu 3 kumi

Daijôbu 3 kumi

Daijôbu 3 kumi

IMDb: 6.6
2013
118min

“Daijobu 3 Kumi” depicts the interactions between new teacher Shinnosuke Akao, who was born without arms and legs, and the 28 students in his 5th grade class, told from the vantage point of school board member Yusaku Shiraishi

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PressPausePlay

PressPausePlay

PressPausePlay

IMDb: 7.7
2011
88min

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunites. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.

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Sû-chan, Mai-chan, Sawako-san

Sû-chan, Mai-chan, Sawako-san

Sû-chan, Mai-chan, Sawako-san

IMDb: 6.7
2012
106min

Su-chan, Mai-chan, Sawako-san follows the lives of three women who are former co-workers. 34-year-old Su-chan works at a coffee shop and has feelings for the manager there. 34-year-old Mai-chan works at an OA machine maker. She is in a relationship with a married man. 39-year-old Sawako works as a web designer and also takes care of her grandmother. -san and her mother take care of her grandmother.

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Sanbun no ichi

Sanbun no ichi

Sanbun no ichi

IMDb: 6.2
2014
119min

The manger of cabaret club “Hanibani” named Shuu, a worker at the club named Koji and one of the patrons named Ken succeed in robbing a bank. They agree to divide the stolen money equally into 3, but they become consumed by greed and try to get more than their share. In addition, a renowned figure is after their money.

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Dakishimetai: Shinjitsu no monogatari

Dakishimetai: Shinjitsu no monogatari

Dakishimetai: Shinjitsu no monogatari

IMDb: 7.3
2014
122min

Tsukasa got into a severe car accident when she was a high school student. She still suffers from the effects of that accident, with memory impairment and needing to use a wheelchair. Tsukasa falls in love with taxi driver Masaki. Even though they have difficulties, they try to make a happy family together, but they encounter another serious situation.

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Wara no tate

Wara no tate

Wara no tate

IMDb: 6.6
2013
125min

Ninagawa is a powerful man in Japanese politics and with top economic connections.His granddaughter is then murdered. The suspect is Kunihide Kiyomaru (Tatsuya Fujiwara). Kunihide Kiyomaru has a prior conviction for assaulting and killing a girl 8 years ago. The police could never apprehend the suspect in the prior killing.

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Sensô to hitori no onna

Sensô to hitori no onna

Sensô to hitori no onna

IMDb: 6.5
2013
98min

Set towards the end of World War II, Nomura (Masatoshi Nagase) is a writer who is in despair. A woman works in bar and is a former prostitute. Many years ago, her father sold her to a brothel due to the family’s severe financial hardships. The writer and the woman then agree to live as husband and wife until the war ends. The woman doesn’t feel sexual pleasures due to her past, while the man lusts for the woman’s body. Meanwhile, Ohira (Jun Murakami) fought for Japan in China. He participated in unconscionable acts against civilians in the name of war. He returns to Japan with only one arm. Ohira then begins to prey on innocent women.

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The 50 Year Argument

The 50 Year Argument

The 50 Year Argument

IMDb: 7.7
2014
95min

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese and his longtime documentary collaborator David Tedeschi, A 50 Year Argument rides the waves of literary, political, and cultural history as charted by the The New York Review of Books, America’s leading journal of ideas for over 50 years. Provocative, idiosyncratic and incendiary, the film weaves rarely seen archival material, contributor interviews, excerpts from writings by such icons as James Baldwin, Gore Vidal, and Joan Didion along with original verité footage filmed in the Review’s West Village offices. Confrontation and original argument are in the Review’s DNA – the magazine seems as vital now as when it was run by its indefatigable founding editors, Robert Silvers and the late Barbara Epstein. Co-produced with the BBC’s award-winning Arena and shaped by Scorcese’s vivid filmmaking style, The Fifty Year Argument captures the power of ideas in influencing history.

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Hotori no Sakuko

Hotori no Sakuko

Hotori no Sakuko

IMDb: 6.9
2013
125min

3 years on from hospitalité, Kiki Sugino and Koji Fukada are back again with this socially-conscious film about a 18-year-old girl in-between adolescence and adulthood who spends a summer in a valley and enjoys romance. Sakuko, a 18-year-old girl studying for her university entrance exams, decides to accompany her aunt Mikie on a trip to a seaside town. There she befriends Takashi, a refugee from Fukushima who has dropped out of high school and works at a motel run by Ukichi, a friend of Mikie. In-between childhood and adulthood, Sakuko starts to understand the difficulties of becoming an adult.

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Tôkyô pureibôi kurabu

Tôkyô pureibôi kurabu

Tôkyô pureibôi kurabu

IMDb: 6.2
2011
92min

Protagonist Katsutoshi leaves town after a fight at work, and seeks refuge at a salon run by Seikichi, his Tokyo-based old friend, called “Tokyo Playboy Club.” Meanwhile Eriko, the girlfriend of a waiter at the salon, finds herself forced to work there as a hostess after he gets into a bit of trouble. Then one day Katsutoshi brawls with a lowly neighborhood gangster, beating him to a pulp. The incident causes him, Seikichi, and Eriko to become embroiled in an even graver situation….

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Shôjo wa isekai de tatakatta

Shôjo wa isekai de tatakatta

Shôjo wa isekai de tatakatta

IMDb: 6.1
2014
97min

DANGER DOLLS follows a quartet of cute idol singers who moonlight as butt-kicking action heroines. When extraterrestrial invaders threaten the safety of the Earth after an earthquake unleashes them from an alternate dimension, the Danger Dolls become humanity’s only hope for survival. The team infiltrates the evil cult behind the invasion and must use their swords and their fists to smash the invading army.

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Moteki

Moteki

Moteki

IMDb: 7.5
2011
118min

Set one year after the drama series “Moteki.” 31-year-old Yukiyo Fujimoto (Mirai Moriyama) doesn’t have money, dreams or a girlfriend. He has left his job at a staffing firm and is attempting to start a new life by working as a writer for a news site. Suddenly, Yukiyo experiences “moteki” – a period when a man becomes suddenly popular with woman. Cute magazine editor Miyuki (Masami Nagasawa), pure and naive office worker Rumiko (Kumiko Aso), beautiful shop assistant Ai (Riisa Naka) and beautiful, but tough co-worker named Motoko (Yoko Maki) all become interested in Yukiyo. He tries to calm down, but is shaken by the interests of these women.

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Momoiro sora o

Momoiro sora o

Momoiro sora o

IMDb: 6.6
2011
113min

High school student Izumi Kawashima, whose daily routine is rating newspaper articles, finds a wallet containing a large sum of cash. Instead of returning the wallet to its owner, Izumi decides to lend a substantial portion of the money to a middle-aged male acquaintance. She eventually returns the wallet to its owner, a wealthy high-school boy named Koki, who notices the missing money, and as compensation, asks Izumi to do something for his friend – to create a newspaper that brings happiness to its reader.

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Kokuhaku

Kokuhaku

Kokuhaku

IMDb: 6.6
2010
106min

A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter’s death.

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Kyô, koi o hajimemasu

Kyô, koi o hajimemasu

Kyô, koi o hajimemasu

IMDb: 6.4
2012
121min

Hibino Tsubaki (Takei Emi) is a young teenage girl with a talent for styling other people’s hair. Yet, Tsubaki suffers from low self-esteem and isn’t very comfortable styling her own hair. She also has a tendency to dress old-fashioned. She’s teased at high school because of this. One day, popular male student Tsubaki Kyota (Matsuzaka Tori) targets Tsubaki for teasing. Tsubaki Kyota holds sway over the entire classroom and is quite a playboy. Inexplicably they fall in love. Meanwhile, Tsubaki Kyota has commitment issues…

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Norageki!

Norageki!

Norageki!

IMDb: 6.6
2011
24min

The story is set in a strangely streamlined isolated prison with unusual inmates — a seemingly honest and good young man, a sensual woman, a former military middle-aged man, a young female otaku, a mysterious old man, and a cat. One day, a sudden power outage opens the locks to all the cells, and everyone is set free. However, all of the guards are missing, and the prisoners cannot find any exits. When the old man performs a bizarre act, an unusual phenomenon befalls the prison and the prisoners within. (Source: AnimeNewsNetwork)

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Control

Control

Control

IMDb: 7.7
2007
121min

Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band’s first American tour in 1980.

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Gekijouban Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

Gekijouban Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

Gekijouban Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

IMDb: 7.5
2010
107min

Shirou Emiya finds himself an unwilling participant in a deadly competition where seven Mages summon heroic spirits as servants to duel each other to the death. They compete for the chance to make a wish from the Holy Grail, which has the power to grant any wish. Shiro is unskilled as a mage and knows nothing of the Holy Grail War, but he and his servant, Saber, enter into a temporary partnership with another Mage, Rin Tohsaka. However, problems arise between Shirou and Rin’s servant, Archer, who seems to seriously despise him.

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Monsterz

Monsterz

Monsterz

IMDb: 4.9
2014
90min

A somber paranormal thriller that offers an original, exciting variation of the tale of two men with supernatural abilities, locked in a duel to the death. A battle between a man who can control people with a stare, and the only man he cannot control. When their fate cross, the survival battle begins. The two men with inevitable fate, who will survive?

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Tsure ga utsu ni narimashite.

Tsure ga utsu ni narimashite.

Tsure ga utsu ni narimashite.

IMDb: 7.1
2011
121min

Mikio (Masato Sakai) is a married man and works hard for the company where he is employed. Then one day Mikio is diagnosed with depression. Mikio’s wife is Haruko (Aoi Miyazaki). They have been married for 5 years. Haruko draws comics for work, but they do not sell well. She mainly relied on Mikio for support. Meanwhile, Haruko did not notice any changes in her husband. She begins to blame herself for not noticing any signs. Mikio’s depression derived from his work. His company has been pressing him to quit the company. After Mikio quits his job his condition improves, but the dynamics of their relationship changes.

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Hoshi mamoru inu

Hoshi mamoru inu

Hoshi mamoru inu

IMDb: 7.2
2011
128min

An abandoned car is discovered near a camping ground and inside it is the body of an identified middle-aged man and a dog who seems to have died months later. This is the story of the life of the loving and faithful dog and his owner told from the dog’s point of view. City hall employee Kyousuke Okutsu is assigned to uncover the man’s identity for a proper funeral. As he investigates the situation, he remembers his late family and his own dog’s unfailing loyalty.

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Starmyu

Starmyu

Starmyu

IMDb: 8.1
2015
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AyanagiAcademy:homeofmusicaldreamsandinsanecompetition.NewstudentYutaHoshitanidreamsofbeinginshowbusiness,buttogettherehe’llhavetogainacceptancefromtheKaoCouncil(CherryBlossomFlowerCouncil),AyanagiAcademy’sfivehighestrankingstudents.ForYutaandhisfriendstodowellinthemusicdepartment,they’llhavetogetontoaStarTeam,leadbytheKaoCouncilmembers.Thoughthenewcomersarestruggling,theycatchtheinterestofoneoftheKaoCouncilmembers,whichjustmightsendthemonthestarlitjourneythey’vebeendreamingof!FromdirectorShunsukeTada(Kuroko’sBasketballandPrinceofTennis)comesanewshowthatwillhaveyoudreamingofstardom.

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Prison School

Prison School

Prison School

IMDb: 7.9
2015
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There was a time when the Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls’ boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo but a recent policy revision is allowing boys into the student body. On his first day, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he’s one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Completely overwhelmed by the thousands of girls on campus, the few boys find that their situation is less than ideal.

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