Love And Lies

Love and LiesThe Japanese government carries out a program to increase the birth rate in the country. Their program analyzes gene information from its residents and selects a marriage partner for them.
Aoi Nisaka (Aoi Morikawa) is a high school student. She is in a love triangle with childhood friend Yuto Shiba (Takumi Kitamura) and Sosuke Takachiho (Kanta Sato). Sosuke Takachiho is appointed by the government to become her husband.

Wilderness: Part One

Wilderness: Part OneSet in the year 2021 around Shinjuku, Tokyo, when youth unemployment, suicides and a broken social welfare system plague the public.
Shinji (Masaki Suda) is released from a youth detention center. Kenji (Yang Ik-June) suffers from a speech impediment and extreme shyness.

Miura Haruma Stars In Takahashi Yu's Pv For 'reportage'

Miura Haruma stars in Takahashi Yu's PV for 'Reportage'

The short PV for Takahashi Yu's new song "Reportage" has been uploaded onto YouTube.

"Reportage" is the title track to Takahashi's new single that's slated for release on November 22. It's the theme song to TV Asahi's drama 'Otona Koukou' starring Miura Haruma. In the PV, Takahashi and Miura, both wearing the same outfit, take turns appearing on screen. It was directed by Yanai Michihiko. Its full version will be included in the Complete Production Edition DVD.

 

Outrage Coda

Outrage CodaWhile Hanada (Pierre Taki) is in South Korea on a business trip, he kills CEO Jang’s subordinate. CEO Jang holds tremendous power in South Korea. A highly volatile situation between CEO Jang and Hanada's yakuza group Hanabishi kai. Meanwhile, internal conflict breaks out in Hanabishi kai. Otomo (Takeshi Kitano), as an employee of CEO Jang, travels back to Japan.

Moon And Thunder

Moon and ThunderWhen Yasuko (Eriko Hatsune) was a child, her mother left their home. She grew up not knowing what an ordinary family is.
Satoshi's (Kengo Kora) mother was the girlfriend of Yasuko's late father. One day, Satoshi appears in front of Yasuko. Since that moment, Yasuko's monotonous life begins to change.

Superfly Provides 2 Songs For Latest 'doctor X' Drama Series

Superfly provides 2 songs for latest 'Doctor X' drama series

Superfly will be in charge of the theme songs for the fifth season of TV Asahi's drama 'Doctor X ~Gekai・Daimon Michiko~" premiering on October 12.

Superfly has provided the theme song for the drama series for all five seasons. This time, she will be providing two songs. The first song, titled "Force -Orchestra Ver.-," is a different arrangement of "Force," which was used in the first season. The second is titled "Unison," and it was written just for the upcoming season.

Tales Of Chigasaki: My Little Hometown

Tales of Chigasaki: My Little HometownChigasaki is a land of entertainment, which produces many entertainers. Junichi Miyaji is a record collector and promoter of western pop music. Shinichi Nakazawa is an anthropologist. They search for the secret of reason why Chigasaki produces so many entertainers.

Dream Of Illumination

Dream of IlluminationNoboru (Yuya Takagawa) runs a real estate agency in a provincial city. He is cold-blooded when it comes to make a sale. His daughter is high school senior Nana (Sara Shida). Nana has continuously changed schools due to her father's work. She has lived in the same city for the past 4 years, which has been the longest span for her. Nano hopes to stay there, but her father wants her to go to Tokyo.

Japan Auteur Kawase Exploring How Film Ties The Past And Future

Japan auteur Kawase exploring how film ties the past and future

A sense of loss and the fear of death are recurring themes in the movies by Japanese director Naomi Kawase, whose earliest works were hand-held camera shots of the woman who raised her.

The lens would blur then focus on everyday objects--a view from a small window, water dropping from a faucet, a close-up of the woman's wrinkled face, peas picked from a backyard garden.

Japanese Documentary Aims To Show Reality Of Nighttime Nurseries

Japanese documentary aims to show reality of nighttime nurseries

A Japanese documentary film that attempts to dispel negative perceptions about nighttime nursery schools is being released in Tokyo as a curtain raiser for a nationwide run.

The film titled "Yakan mo Yatteru Hoikuen" (Nurseries Open Even at Night) tries to spotlight the plain truth about struggling working and single mothers or single-parent families faced with few options but to leave their children in nurseries at night.

Gore's Climate Change Sequel Among Highlights Of Tokyo Film Fest

Gore's climate change sequel among highlights of Tokyo film fest

A sequel to former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's climate change documentary and a Japan-China collaboration by renowned Chinese director Chen Kaige are among the highlights of the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival, organizers said Tuesday.

This year's festival, from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3, will open in the Japanese capital with the film "Fullmetal Alchemist," directed by Fumihiko Sori and based on a best-selling Japanese comic series about two brothers' journey.

Foreign "rakugo" Comic Eyes Big Apple With Push From Investors

Foreign

Katsura Sunshine has come quite a way from his days listening to Japanese "rakugo" comic tales at a local yakitori skewered chicken restaurant where he was introduced to the ancient traditional art form almost 20 years ago.

One might never guess that the 47-year-old Canadian from Toronto is poised to introduce Americans to Japanese culture by performing the craft at an off-Broadway theater in New York City in mid-November, as the first foreign rakugo storyteller in post-war Japan.

A Boy Who Wished To Be Okuda Tamio And A Girl Who Drove All Men Crazy

A Boy Who Wished to be Okuda Tamio And A Girl Who Drove All Men CrazyYuji Koroki (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is 35-years-old and admires singer-songwriter Tamio Okuda. He gets transferred to the editing division of a lifestyle magazine. There, he has a difficult time dealing with strange conversations with his coworkers. Yuji Koroki then meets Akari Amami (Kiko Mizuhara) at work. She works as fashion press. He falls in love with her at first sight, but soon hell begins for Yuji Koroki.