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The Lightning Tree 雷桜   라이오우   雷櫻

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The Lightning Tree,雷桜,라이오우,雷櫻
(c) 2010 "The Lightning Tree" Production Committee

The Edo Period, the world of the samurai. The youth Narimichi, the son of a Shogun, who has thus always lived a very restricted life, and the wild girl Yu, spirited away from her mountain village as a baby and raised living free in the mountains. These two, whose circumstances are such that they should never meet, come together before the miraculous ‘lightning tree’, and embark upon a doomed love affair. Knowing they will never be together, they seek all the more to go deep into each other’s hearts. Since neither has ever been in love before, their encounter with it brings spiritual growth. For those of the modern age, far more free than that in which Narimichi and Yu lived, the film will express the value and wonder of love from the heart, without fear of being hurt. This is the story of a miracle of love, between two people who should never have met.
에도시대, 무사의 세계. 장군의 혈통을 이어받아 행동을 구속받는 세계에서 살아온 청년・나리 미치. 어릴적 누군가에 의해 유괴되어 마을에서 떨어진 산속에서 자유롭게 살아 온 야성적인 여성・유. 결코 만날 일이 없었던 두사람이 기묘한 나무「라이오우」앞에서 만나 운명적인 사 랑에 빠진다. 이루어지지 않는 사랑임을 알면서도 서로에게 깊이 빠져드는 나리미치와 유. 두 사람은 처음으로 타인을 사랑하고 사랑을 하면서 성장한다. 나리미치와 유가 살았던 시대보다 자유로운 현시대를 살아가는 사람들에게 상처받는 것을 두려워하지 않고 진심으로 사랑하는 것, 사랑의 소중함과 아름다움을 표현했다. 만날 일이 없었던 남녀의 기적적인 사랑이야기.
江戶時代。這是武士的世界。出身將軍世家,活在傳統身分階級社會裡的青年齊道和自幼就被人誘拐生活在人煙稀少的深山中、悠然自在帶有野性的女子遊。絕對不可能交集也有著不同境遇的兩個人,在一柱奇妙的樹-「雷櫻」前相遇,並且墜入了命運之戀。雖然心知這是一段不會有結果的愛情,兩人還是互相尋求彼此的真心。對於他們來說,都是第一次的愛情、第一次的相愛,兩人相知相惜。齊道和遊似乎都忘了自己生活的年代,追求著現代式的自由。描寫兩人不顧一切代價, 全心全意相愛的勇氣和尊嚴。本劇闡述不可能相遇的男女,一段奇蹟式的愛情故事。

Alternative Love

2択恋愛   양자택일 연애   浪漫情三角

A lighthearted game of love featuring a continuous romantic triangle. Three strangers spend a day together and one of them is eliminated that evening. If the two remaining do not wish to become a couple, a new person is introduced into the triangle the next morning.

Beyond the Boundary-I'LL BE HERE- Future

境界の彼方-I'LL BE HERE-未来編   경계의 저편 I’LL BE HERE 미래편   《境界的彼方》(I’ll be here 未來編)

89 min.

Akihito Kanbara has lived his life as a half youmu, being possessed by the most evil youmu, known as “Beyond the Boundary.” Mirai Kuriyama is a Spirit World Warrior with the cursed blood and is the only one who can defeat Beyond the Boundary. After a fateful encounter, they start to get attracted to each other.
The battle is over, and they can go about their normal lives now… Or so they thought. With no time to rejoice after miraculously saving Mirai from Beyond the Boundary, Mirai lost all her memories. Akihito, now a high school senior, starts to avoid Mirai thinking it’s for the better. Not aware of Akihito’s feelings, Mirai tries to get closer to Akihito. Then, someone who knows of Mirai appears in front of the two. With Akihito’s troubles in vain, Mirai once again sets forth on a battle that forces her to look within.

Beyond the Boundary-I'LL BE HERE- Past

境界の彼方-I'LL BE HERE-過去編   경계의 저편 I’LL BE HERE 과거편   《境界的彼方》(I’ll be here 過去編)

89 min.

It all began quite suddenly. Akihito, who appears human but is actually half yomu with the power to quickly heal himself, sees a freshman girl who appears ready to jump from the school rooftop. The girl, Mirai, who has the ability to manipulate blood, which is unique even among members of the spirit world, continues to fight her isolation. Akihito decides at that moment to save Mirai, but disturbing events soon begin to unfold.

Flying Colors: How a Teen Girl Went from Academic Absurdity to an Elite University in One Amazing Year

ビリギャル~学年ビリのギャルが1年で偏差値を40上げて慶應大学に現役合格した話   비리갸루, 학년꼴치인 갸루가 1년만에 편사치를 40올리고 게이오대학에 현역합격한 이야기   後段班辣妹應屆考上第一志願慶應大學的故事

117 min.

Dyed-blonde student failure Sayaka mistakes a historical figure for a schoolyard insult, doesn't know north from south, or even that the earth is round. In her second year of high school, her academic ability is equivalent to that of a fourth-year elementary student. Then a meeting with a certain teacher, Tsubota leads to her taking on the seemingly impossible goal of gaining entrance to prestigious Keio University.
Although she once dabbled in delinquency, Sayaka begins to concentrate single-mindedly on her studies, which changes the people around her, including her family. All she needed was a teacher who she could trust wholeheartedly, and his unique approach to education. Sayaka and her mentor take on a challenge that seems utterly impossible, supported by her friends and family.

It's not that I can't marry. I don't marry.

私結婚できないんじゃなくて、しないんです   전 결혼을 못하는게 아니라 안하는 겁니다   我不是無法結婚,我是不婚

75 min × 1eps / 60 min × 9eps|10 episodes

People are increasingly choosing to marry later in life, or not at all. In Japan today, one in five men and women over 39 remain single. Miyabi is a beautiful, successful dermatologist leading a fulfilling life as a single, free and powerful woman. Although 39, she believes she can marry anytime, if so inclined. That is, until she learns from a straight talking tavern owner and romance specialist that her looks, career and age actually put her at the bottom of the marrying totem. Incensed by his claim, Miyabi sets out to prove him wrong, only to discover to her horror that he's right. If she wants to find a life partner, she's going to have to swallow her pride and play by some crazy rules.
Modern romance and the plight of the working woman are scrutinized in this stylish yet real romantic comedy.

LIBRARY WARS: BOOK OF MEMORIES

図書館戦争BOOK OF MEMORIES   도서관 전쟁 BOOK OF MEMORIES   圖書館戰爭SP

120 min × 1 ep|Ep 1

Iku Kasahara joins the ‘Task Force’, the special unit of the Kanto Area Library Defense Force, in search of her ‘prince’, a Task Force member who once rescued a book about to be seized from her by the ‘Betterment Squad’, the paramilitary arm of the Censorship Enforcement Agency. She does not remember what this man looks like, and is attached to the Dojo Squad, where she is trained to within an inch of her life by its martinet of an instructor, Atsushi Dojo.
She meets a Deaf woman, Marie Nakazawa, a childhood friend of an older member of the Task Force, Mikihisa Komaki, who is advising Marie on books she should read. Iku senses that Marie is in love with Komaki. Meanwhile, the librarian Asako Shibasaki is meeting frequently with a curator who has introduced himself as Shuji Asahina. Hikaru Tezuka, also of the Task Force, is fond of Asako, and is not sure what to think about all this.
Now Komaki is arrested by the Betterment Squad. A book he recommended to Marie had not been approved. Komaki is taken away, leaving the other members of the Task Force enraged at his detention on these dubious grounds.
To make matters even worse, Iku’s parents show up. They were strongly opposed to her joining Library Defense, and now her secret—the fact that much of her job involves armed combat—is revealed.
Will Komaki and Marie be torn apart? What fateful decision will Dojo make as confusion engulfs his unit? And how will Iku get through this?

LIBRARY WARS: THE LAST MISSION

図書館戦争 THE LAST MISSION   도서관 전쟁 THE LAST MISSION   圖書館戰争 THE LAST MISSION

120 min.

The near future in Japan, in the age officially known as ‘Change for the Better’.
It is a time in which the expression of thought is censored, and the media is tightly controlled. Bearing up under a harsh regimen of instruction under the terrifying Atsushi Dojo, Iku Kasahara is now a full-fledged member of the Library Defense ‘Task Force’, and divides her time between hard physical training and regular library work. Dojo and the rest of the Task Force are ordered to guard a public exhibition featuring ‘The Handbook of Library Law’, a book widely seen as the symbol of freedom, of which there is only one existing copy. The assignment seems easy enough, but this is in fact a trap designed to wipe out and thus disband the Task Force and restore a twisted society to the correct moral path. Can Dojo and his unit defend both an invaluable book and themselves? The members of the Task Force must put their lives on the line in the greatest battle they have ever faced: The Last Mission.

Tamako Love Story

たまこラブストーリー   타마코 러브스토리   玉子市場之純愛物語

84 min.

INTRODUCTION
Reiko Yoshida pens an all-new coming-of-age story about the passion and purity of youth that will tickle and squeeze your heart. Yukiko Horiguchi’s renders exquisitely distinctive teen characters emerging from the throes of puberty into adulthood. Naoko Yamada directs a story replete with inexhaustible appeal and freshness. Three masters of the anime genre, forming a harmonious unit to cut one gemstone of a love story.

STORY
Spring. The start of senior year. Dusk. On the way home from school. Tamako, Midori and two friends discuss their futures with shades of trepidation and earnestness. Tamako responds with a casual air. She’s going to take over the family business. Meanwhile, her long time neighbor across the street, Mochizo, has come to a momentous decision. It augurs the start of many changes around them. Gradually, Tamako begins to feel a change of heart.

The Full-Time Wife Escapist

逃げるは恥だが役に立つ   도망치는건 부끄럽지만 도움이 된다   逃避虽可耻但有用

75 min × 3 eps / 60 min × 8 eps|11 episodes

Mikuri is a young woman with a graduate degree. But when no offers of employment come her way, she’s forced into taking on temp work and confronting “the painful realization that nobody needs her.” That’s when Mikuri lands a job as a professional homemaker for a strait-laced bachelor named Hiramasa. Mikuri’s perfectionist work ethic wins over Hiramasa’s complete trust, but unfortunate circumstances result in the loss of this job, too. Feeling anxious about the future, Mikuri makes Hiramasa a strange offer. “Would you consider employing me through marriage?” He agrees, and a nuptial agreement is signed, making the two legally betrothed in a somewhat falsified life as husband/employer and wife/employee.
Can the couple function in a strictly professional relationship like this without the truth becoming known? Is there any chance of a chemical reaction between a pure company man and a dreamer woman thrown together for mere convenience?

TOKYO PR WOMAN

東京PRウーマン   도쿄PR우먼   東京PR女人

83 min.

Reina Misaki is bank worker plagued by self-doubt for constantly bumbling her job. And then one night she attends a social mixer that leads to an interview with a public relations firm and a new job thanks to a whimsical president, despite her having given a very lackluster interview. On her first day at the new job, she is shocked to learn that her direct superior is Kusakabe, the very man who was so exasperated by her at the interview. Still, Reina also immediately earns the jealousy and enmity of fellow female workers who all pine after Kusakabe. But Kusakabe makes life a living hell for Reina, subjecting her to a daily barrage of work place abuse and criticism… until one day at a product meeting where she casually expresses an idea that much to her surprise gets adopted and becomes a major PR coup, drawing enormous media attention. Having transformed into the hottest person in the business, Reina is ecstatic when the company president names her to head up the next big account. It’s all smooth sailing until the day of the big campaign announcement when a host of trouble suddenly threaten to bring the world crashing down upon her. But someone steps in at the last minute with a helping hand: Kusakabe.