TBS Program Catalog

KAPPEI

KAPPEI カッペイ

118min

July 1999. The world is in turmoil. Nostradamus prophecies are on everybody’s lips. Chaos, violence and fear rule the day. In crazy times, a band of special men prepare to rise to the challenge and rescue mankind from the coming Armageddon.
Flash forward to 2022. Well, the end of the world did not come. And there are no signs that it will. With no opportunity to test their highly lethal fists, the downtrodden band of specially-trained men break off their ascetic training as their master gathers them to forlornly announce: “You are dismissed.”
A slightly different kind of coming-of-age tale unfolds about would-be world saviors rendered irrelevant by the times.

99.9 Criminal Lawyer THE MOVIE

99.9-刑事専門弁護士-THE MOVIE

119 min

A stickler for the facts, criminal case specialist lawyer Miyama has piled up an impressive case record winning those deemed 99.9% impossible working at the Madarame Law Office with rookie lawyer Honoka under newly promoted office chief Sada.
His biggest challenge comes with a new case involving a Tenka Village wine poisoning incident from 15 years ago involving an enigmatic lawyer, Nagumo and his daughter Eri. Unsure whether the seemingly virtuous Nagumo is friend or foe, Miyama’s team recruits the aid of a local youth named Mamoru and uncovers critical evidence for a miraculous decision reversal. But this turns out to be a carefully laid trap. Miyama is manipulated into making false charges that plunges the Madarame Law Office into a major crisis.

I Am a Swan

私は白鳥

104 min

Film adaptation of Award-winning TV documentary

Storyline:
A tiny life takes on a life or death challenge amid the majestic grandeur of the Tateyama mountain range. Can a swan muster the courage to survive if it is unable to fly? A story sure to deepen your appreciation of life’s power and wonder.
In late autumn, over 800 swans from Siberia soar in to Toyama Prefecture in Japan’s Hokuriku region to wait out the winter months before heading back home again. In the spring of 2018, however, one particular swan with a broken wing was left behind unable to fly. It was spotted by bird watcher, Hirokazu Sawae (then 57), who has long been captivated by the grace and beauty of the swan and spends his time capturing their exploits with his video camera. Feeling for the injured swan, Sawae takes to feeding and monitoring its recovery, saying: “I want the bird to be able to rejoin his flock come next winter.” But nature is unforgiving and the law of the jungle still hold sway. Sawae had never seen a wild swan survive the sweltering heat of Toyama before. This will challenge every ounce of resourcefulness he and the swan can muster. In the process of the struggle, Sawae began to view the swan as a projection of himself. “It was as if the swan filled a hole in my heart.” “I am human, but I began to feel myself becoming a swan - one swan taking care of another.” Perhaps this allayed some of the hesitation Sawae felt about interfering with nature. Will the injured swan be reunited with his flock? Or will it take a miracle?

Awards: (TV documentary)
US International Film & Video Festival – Gold Camera
New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards - Finalist

What Happened to Our Nest Egg!?

老後の資金がありません!

115 min

The 2015 best-seller novel by Miu Kakiya has been adapted to film by director Tetsu Maeda (“A Banana? At This Time of Night?”). As of April, 2020, the book has sold over 260,000 copies.
In Japan, it is said you need 20 million yen saved up for retirement. Though everyone has their worries about the future, not many openly talk about it. This film comically depicts this problem through the eyes of a respectable-looking family that’s actually a bit dysfunctional.

The main character, Atsuko, is your average housewife who believes in frugality. She has a husband, Akira, who’s quite clueless about the family budget, a daughter who works part-time, and a son in college. Though Atsuko had been saving up for retirement, she gets in an argument with her sister-in-law and her husband one day, and she ends up having to pay 4 million yen for her father-in-law’s funeral. As if that’s not enough, her husband’s company goes bankrupt, she gets fired from her part-time job, her daughter wishes for a lavish wedding with her fiancé who’s in a heavy metal band, and her big-spending mother-in-law moves in. The family’s savings dwindle by the day.
Problems between husband and wife, parent and child, wife and mother-in-law, a child’s marriage, a child moving out, caring for a parent, and funerals… These are all problems that everyone faces. As the family is hit by one dilemma after another, they struggle and torment themselves in order to overcome adversity.

Kaguya-sama Final: Love Is War

かぐや様は告らせたい ~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~ ファイナル

112 min

Love is war… especially when victory goes to the one who gets the other to confess their love first through a psychological battle of attrition. At the elite Shuchiin academy, as students vie for top positions in the school pecking order, another much more heated battle is being waged between its leading members, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya. When a (charming) new student council accountant, Miko Iino, enters the sacred space of the student council room, it becomes an arena for a “force a confession” game. But even this stalls in deadlock, leaving the fate of Miyuki and Kaguya’s confrontational romance to the two biggest events of the schoolyear - the sports and culture festivals.

Revue Starlight The Movie

劇場版 少女☆歌劇 レヴュースタァライト

120 min

Revue Starlight is a new form of entertainment that fuses musicals with anime. Ever since the project was announced, there have been a wide variety of installments from a musical, anime, comic, smartphone game, to a music group by the nine main cast members: Starlight Kukugumi. And now, a long-awaited new anime movie is coming to theaters.
The new movie will depict a completely original story that continues from the TV anime Revue Starlight that aired in July, 2018, and the reproduction compilation Revue Starlight RONDE RONDE RONDE, which was released in August, 2020.

JUMP!!:The Heroes Behind the GOLD

ヒノマルソウル

115 min

The 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. Carrying the hopes of a nation, Japan’s was seeking its first ever gold medal in the Men’s Large Hill Team event. On the sidelines stood one man who harbored particularly strong emotions toward team ace, Masahiko Harada. That man was former Japan ski jumper, Jinya Nishikata.

In the previous Winter Olympic games at Lillehammer, Norway, Nishikata had appeared alongside Harada as a teammate. He had just made the team’s longest jump of 135 meters. Japan looked like it had the gold medal in the bag. But then Harada flubbed his jump. And they had to settle for second place, a silver medal. Vowing to erase that humiliation at the next winter games in Nagano four years later, Nishikata threw himself into training. But then he injured his back and was dropped from the team. His hopes crushed, Nishikata was, however, asked to participate in the Nagano games as a test jumper.

A test jumper’s job is check for any hazards on the hill prior to the event, and to make numerous jumps should it start to snow during the event to pack down the snow. Despite being resigned to a humiliating behind-the-scenes role, Nishikata gathered the other test jumpers, all with back stories of their own, and began preparing for the event.

And then it came. In the first round, Harada again made a poor showing. Team Japan fell to fourth place. But then a fierce blizzard blew in, stopping the action. If the event were to be called now, the first round results would stand.

Just then, the event judges called together all 25 of the test jumpers and said, “If you can all jump, we’ll resume the event.” Miraculously, Japan’s path to a gold medal lay open again, and in the hands of Nishikata and his 24 test jumpers.

We Made a Beautiful Bouquet

花束みたいな恋をした

124 min

Missing the last train of the day on Tokyo’s Keio Line at Meidaimae Station, college student Mugi Yamane (Masaki Suda) encounters Kinu Hachiya (Kasumi Arimura). Finding they have near identical tastes in music and movies, the couple quickly hit it off and embark on a romance that has them move in together when they graduate from college. They work temp jobs as they interview for full-time employment. They pick up a stray cat. Even as the iconic Shibuya Parco store closes and the mainstay TV show, SMAP×SMAP, airs its last show, Mugi and Kinu seek a status quo. They are inseparable and spend “the best 5 years ever!” hoping they’ll always be together. The many seasons they spend together will rekindle your memories of a halcyon time when the world was full of love.

The Voice of Sin

罪の声 죄의 목소리   罪之聲

142 min

35 years have elapsed since the greatest unsolved crime in the postwar era, an incident that involved a threatening phone call captured on tape that featured the “voice of a child.” So where is that child today?
The story follows one man who accidentally stumbles upon an old tape recording and discovers that the child’s voice belonged to him. But how? Both he and a newspaper reporter separately go in search of answers, gradually uncovering a human drama that plunges them inescapably into a deep, dark mystery.
Fate can’t be ignored. People can only face it, seek to overcome its challenges and then cling to that which they hold most dear. This film depicts how tragedy and destiny can waylay one’s best laid plans for life, until salvation is found.

Threads - Our Tapestry of Love

糸 실   線

130 min

This is a love story inspired by the song “Threads” by Miyuki Nakajima.
Nakajima’s song is about the miracle of meeting a loved one and the ties of love that bind them. The song, which imagines these ties as threads woven through life, was released in 1998 as a dedication at her friends’ wedding. Ever since, this song has been loved by millions and been covered by over 120 artists in Japan.

In 2019, the Heisei period has come to a close after 31 years. A boy and a girl, who were born in the 1st year of Heisei, meet each other in childhood, eventually fall in love, but become separated along life’s path. They live in totally different circumstances, but continue to keep each other in their thoughts.

Though life brings them together from time to time, it is difficult for them to re-establish their ties. Even so, they don’t forget to live their lives to the fullest and love those around them with everything they can. This film tells the story of thirty years in the lives of two people connected by a thread of destiny, and is sure to awaken in those who view it a new appreciation for meeting people.

Stolen Identity 2

스마트폰을 떨어뜨렸을 뿐인데:붙잡힌 살인귀 雖然只是弄丟了手機2   スマホを落としただけなのに 囚われの殺人鬼

118 min

In the first movie, Stolen Identity, the loss of a smartphone by a lover leads to the horror of a heroine’s life being targeted, followed by the exposure of a hidden past for a double mystery that resonated deeply with the smartphone generation. Depicting an ever-present danger that could befall anyone in contemporary society, the movie depicts the potential horrors of our social media age where a small detail in our networked society can potentially wreak havoc with people’s daily lives. This sequel ups the ante over its predecessor in scale as it sets the police on a massive cybercriminal hunt.StoryIt’s been several months since the police closed the case on a serial killer who preyed on women with long jet black hair. But then a new unidentified body is discovered at the same crime scene. Police detective Manabu Kagaya hurries to interrogate Yoshiharu Urano, a serial murderer whom he had caught. “Did you do it?” he queries. But the imprisoned Urano will only reveal the existence of a “M”, a dark web mystery man whom he refers to as his master. Meanwhile, Kagaya’s lover, Minori, is being targeted by a mystery man, and Kagaya must make a tough decision to recruit Urano’s assistance.

SHINKALION The Movie

映画 「劇場版『新幹線変形ロボ シンカリオン 未来からきた神速のALFA-X』」 극장판 『신칸센 변형 로봇 신카리온 미래에서 온 신속의 ALFA-X』   劇場版《新幹線變形機器人 SHINKALION從未來而來的神速ALFA-X》

79 min

Feature film adaptation of the popular TV anime, Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion. JR East Japan’s prototype bullet train ALFA-X, the most advanced model to date, transforms on screen into superhero robot, Shinkalion, introducing new characters and answering such questions as “How did the ALFA-X became Shinkalion?” And “Who’s the new kid?”

Story behind TV Anime Shinkansen Henkei Robot Shinkalion
The Shinkansen Super Advancement Research Institute has developed the “Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion” in an effort to save Japan from a threatening and monstrous entity that has produced a menacing “Jet Black Shinkansen“. Meanwhile, the Shinkalion transformer can only be piloted by children with a high degree of compatibility to it, but the institute’s researchers are determined to pool their strengths and vanquish this giant enemy. What however is the true purpose of the Jet Black Shinkasen? “Change! Shinkalion!”

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

かぐや様は告らせたい~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~ 카구야님은 고백받고 싶어 -천재들의 연애 두뇌전-   輝夜姬想讓人告白 ~天才們的戀愛頭腦戰~

112 min

Shuchiin Academy is the collecting ground for the nation’s most promising elite. There, a bright and sagacious school president and top score-getter on mock college entrance exams, Miyuki Shirogane (Sho Hirano) meets Kaguya Shinomiya, (Kanna Hashimoto) class vice-president, possessor of brains, brawn and beauty and daughter of a major conglomerate CEO. The attraction is obvious, but their excessive pride and lack of humility get in the way of their confessing their mutual feelings. Six months pass, and it becomes increasingly difficult for them to be honest with each other, imbuing a confession of love with a curse of “defeat.” Brilliant minds spawn brilliant means as the two scheme to get the other to make the confession first, exposing their clumsiness in love where pure feelings drive an ultra-crafty romance (full of life-threatening risk). Can there be a clear winner and loser? Or will the two find love and make peace?

Original Comic:
Aka Akasaka "Kaguya-sama : Love Is War"
赤坂アカ「かぐや様は告らせたい~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~」

Whistleblower

七つの会議 일곱개의 회의   七個會議

119 min

Harashima, the #2 section chief was shocked to learn he would be replacing the #1 sales section chief Sakado, who was charged with abuse of powers on Yasumi, a known slacker by the entire section. . This however, was the entrance to the unimaginable dark secret of the company…

Original Novel: Jun Ikeido "Nanatsu No Kaigi"

Nisekoi: False Love

ニセコイ 니세코이   偽戀

116 min.

Raku, a peace-loving guy with a strong sense of justice and the son of a mafia boss and Chitoge, a daughter of a gangster. girly girl at heart, are forced by their parents to “pretend to be boyfriend and girlfriend” in order to stop a feud between their families. Raku and Chitoge are extremely reluctant, but have no choice, and so begins their high school life of false love.

Original Comic: Naoshi Komi ”Nisekoi"

Stolen Identity

スマホを落としただけなのに 스마트폰을 떨어뜨렸을 뿐인데   雖然只是弄丟了手機

116 min

One day, Asami calls her boyfriend and hears unfamiliar male voice on the other end. The man informs her that he found the lost smartphone and makes arrangements to return it to Asami. It safely reaches her, and she gives it back to her boyfriend. But she has no idea that the man, a serial killer, has hacked the smartphone and stolen all its data.

Original Novel: Akira Shiga ”Stolen Identity"

Café Funiculi Funicula

コーヒーが冷めないうちに 푸니쿨리 푸니쿨라   咖啡未冷前

117 min.

Café Funiculi Funicula is a coffee shop where Kazu Tokita works. There is a mysterious urban legend about this shope. When you sit at a certain table here, you can go back in time to any point you choose in the past, but there are also some uncompromising rules.

Ao-Natsu

青夏 きみに恋した30日 푸른 여름   青夏 愛上你的30天

113 min.

Rio, a modern city schoolgirl dreams of making a fateful encounter and falling in love. She goes to a rural town to spend the summer and meets Ginzo, a local schoolboy. He is aloof and slightly surly but actually has a kind heart, and Rio immediately falls for him. Rio wonders if Ginzo is “the one” but he rejects her without hesitation, saying “We're from two different worlds.” The summer is coming to an end. Their feelings intensify. What will become of their “summer only” romance?

TOMICA Hyper Rescue Police DRIVE HEAD The Movie

映画ドライブヘッド~トミカハイパーレスキュー 機動救急警察~ 드라이브 헤드 ~ 토미카 하이퍼 레스큐 기동구급경찰 ~   多美卡超救援 DRIVEHEAD 機動救急警察

57 min.

The Hyper Rescue Police team are under attack by an enigmatic youth named Tera, who, as it turns out, has been possessed by an evil artificial intelligence. It is an android wielding a powerful energy force capable of rendering Drivehead inoperable by Go and his team members. Tera grows to enormous size, threatening the world by swallowing up all in its path. An emergency response team springs to action at an unprecedented level to reactivate Drivehead. Can Go and his fellow heroes save the world and loved ones from an existential threat?

Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Take On Me-

映画 中二病でも恋がしたい! -Take On Me- 중2병이라도 사랑이 하고 싶어!   中二病也要談戀愛! Take On Me

93 min.

Rikka is 18 and in the last year of high school. But she still acts like she’s in puberty.
It’s spring break and high school seniors are looking ahead to their college entrance exams. Rikka Takanashi and her boyfriend, Yuta Togashi, have been an item for a long time and live together, but their relationship seems frozen in time, unable to mature to the next level. Then one day, Rikka’s elder sister, Tohka, declares she’s taking her sister and the family to Italy where she’s landed a stable job.
Yuta panics despite agreeing with Tohka that Rikka can’t be left alone in Japan, and her chances of getting into college are slim. Still, the two lament the idea of being torn from each other. So at the suggestion of his friends, Yuta decides the two will elope, and a dramatic chase across Japan begins.

The Crimes That Bind

祈りの幕が下りる時 기도의 막이 내릴때   當祈禱落幕時

119 min.

A woman is found strangled to death in an apartment in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward.
The victim is Michiko Oshitani, a resident of Shiga Prefecture who worked for a home cleaning company.
What’s more, the occupant of the apartment where the murder took place, Mutsuo Koshikawa, has gone missing.
Matsumiya (Junpei Mizobata) and his fellow detectives of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s Investigation Section 1 begin investigating, but hit a brick wall when they fail to find any links between Oshitani and Koshikawa.
Why was Oshitani, who lived in Shiga, killed in Tokyo?
Eventually, the detectives’ inquiries lead them to a theater director named Hiromi Asai (Nanako Matsushima).
They learn that Oshitani came to Tokyo to visit her former classmate Asai, but again come up with nothing when searching for connections between Asai and Koshikawa, and their investigation grinds to a halt.
Matsumiya has a hunch that a charred corpse found nearby the murder scene may have some relevance to the case, and subsequently discovers an item among the victim’s belongings with the names of Nihonbashi’s 12 bridges written on it.
When Kyoichiro Kaga (Hiroshi Abe) learns of this, he is deeply shaken.
It is somehow connected to his mother, who died alone...

My Teacher

先生!、、、好きになってもいいですか? 선생님!   老師!

113 min.

Hibiki is an awkward, 17-year-old high school sophomore who hasn't known romance.
But she's about to fall in love for the very first time. With whom?
A man who isn't great with words, but compassionate about his students.
It's her history teacher, Mr. Ito.
"Is it okay if I fall for you?" Hibiki asks.
"I'm afraid I can't return those feelings," is Ito's reply.
Hibiki's first love crashes before takeoff. But it doesn't matter.
"Still I want to cherish my crush anyway."
A teacher's heart begins to turn by a student's pure love.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 第一章 죠죠의 기묘한 모험:다이아몬드는 부서지지 않는다   JoJo的奇妙冒険 不滅鑽石

119 min.

There’s something bizarre about this town...
Morioh, a picturesque seaside town.
In this deceptively peaceful-looking locale, strange deaths and other peculiar incidents begin occurring one after another...
Morioh is home to high school student Josuke Higashikata. Although he has the outward appearance of a delinquent, he is actually kind at heart. He possesses a special power called “Stand,” and his unique ability can heal the wounds of others and fix broken objects just by touching them. When he learns that the unsettling events happening around him are the handiwork of other stand users, Josuke rises up to protect his beloved town!

Kamejiro: The U.S. Military's Most Feared Man

米軍(アメリカ)が最も恐れた男 その名は、カメジロー 미군이 가장 두려워한 남자, 그 이름은 가메지로   美軍最害怕的男人 他的名字叫龜次郎

107 min

A documentary about Kamejiro Senaga, the man who resisted America in U.S.-occupied Okinawa.
Okinawan opposition to U.S. military presence today draws its voice from him.
Following Japan’s defeat in World War II, one man fearlessly continued to stand up to U.S. military occupation of Okinawa. He was Kamejiro Senaga, a hero with an indefatigable spirit of resistance, capable of drawing tens of thousands of people to him, and firing them up with his speeches. The U.S. military feared him and looked to quiet him somehow, but Kamejiro continued the fight, first as Naha mayor, and then as a national diet assemblyman. Using actual footage and interviews with such people as Kamejiro’s daughter and former Okinawa governor, Keiichi Inamine, the untold story of Kamejiro Senaga, a man of deep conviction and passion, comes to life in this documentary film.

MUMON

忍びの国 닌자의 나라   忍者之國

124 min.

It is a warring period in feudal Japan. The warlord, Nobunaga Oda, is rapidly vanquishing his foes on a quest to pacify and unify the country under his rule. However, there is one domain that he forbids to lay a hand on, that of the Iga ninja, whom even the great Nobunaga fears most. The Iga are known to wield extraordinary and supernatural powers as invincible weapons of war who will assassinate anyone for money, and money only. They don’t think of people as human and are dubbed “the killer clan”. But there is one Iga ninja, Mumon, who while peerless in ability is indolent and taken to task for an inability to earn much of an income. In the fall of the year Tensho 7, Nobunaga’s second son, Nobukatsu Oda, decides to ignore his father’s orders and attack the Iga country, partly encouraged by Taizen Heki, a man who had once turned on his master and was now employed as a vassal of Nobukatsu. Heibe Shimoyama, whose brother had been killed by Mumon also seeks revenge on the 12 Iga ninja core, including Sandayu Momoji and Kai Shimoyama. Amid various colliding interests and schemes, ultimately, a major bloody showdown is coming between Oda’s army and the Iga ninja.

Cosmetic Wars

コスメティックウォーズ 코스메틱 워즈   化妝品戰爭

88 min.

Her mission was to steal the formula to a top secret, best-selling cosmetics product! But then she experienced the love of people dedicated to beauty’s pursuit.
Akane Mitsusawa dreams of becoming a top-flight business consultant. But under orders of her lover and boss, Tsuyoshi Sakamoto, her first job as a rookie is to go undercover as a new employee at a venerable cosmetics company and be an industrial spy. She succeeds in earning the trust and esteem of her beauty department colleagues, and is quickly promoted to product development at headquarters, supported by Yurie Minegishi in human resources. And then one day, she gets a directive from Sakamoto to steal the secret to a long-selling, medicated skin conditioner that is slated for a model change. Fortunately, Akane is assigned to the R&D lab in charge of new skin conditioner development where she is given a cool reception by her new boss, Chika Nakanowatari. Determined to get the information she needs, Akane follows Nakanowatari to a research facility in Shirakami, but ends up getting lost in the snowy mountains. When she is at last found by Nakanowatari, Akane is surprised by the first-time display of emotion she receives from Nakanowatari, who slaps her and then embraces her. Akane begins to see the passion with which the people at this company make their cosmetic products and gradually begins to harbor doubts about her real mission. Then when she learns of Nakanowatari’s sad past, Akane feels her own life beginning to change.

Let's Go, JETS! From Small Town Girls to U.S. Champions?!

チア☆ダン~女子高生がチアダンスで全米制覇しちゃったホントの話~ 치어☆댄   高校女子啦啦隊☆

121 min.

Hikari Tomonaga has just entered high school at Central High in Fukui Prefecture and has joined the school’s cheerdancing team of instruction includes a prohibition against everything from covering your forehead to romance and anything that may distract focus and energy from the goal of winning a national championship in the U.S. Hikari watches as one member after another buckles under the pressure and drops out, but she herself, with the support of another freshman teammate, Ayano, decides to stick with it. But will this ordinary high school teen be able to help lead her team to an all American cheerdancing championship?

INTERN!

インターン! 인턴!   青春實習生

103 min.

College junior, Haruka, is invited by her best friend, Maki, to attend Works Applications (WAP) internship orientation. On her way home, Haruka is nearly hit by a car only to be saved at the last moment by WAP’s CEO Makino, who sacrifices his own life. Makino wakes up in a hospital emergency room to be greeted by a man who introduces himself as “Death”. He shows Makino’s lifeless body on the bed below and explains that Haruka was supposed to have died in the accident, but Makino has traded destinies with her. The only way that both can be saved is if Haruka can change her future. Makino believes that if Haruka can become a star intern and be hired by his company, he will return to life. So he possesses Maki’s mind in order to convince her to support Haruka as an intern.
Haruka, however, lacks confidence and is more concerned with a different passion: a “carta” (card game) club championship that she has scheduled on the last day of her internship. Haruka needs to get the club into competitive shape by then. Makino nevertheless continues to provide Haruka with advice despite the fact that she is just not cutting it as an intern.
Will Haruka be hired by the company at the end of her internship? All hinges on whether or not Makino in the form of Maki can get the carta club strong enough for the tournament.

Nihonto: The Movie~The World of "Katana"~

映画日本刀~刀剣の世界~ 일본도 ~도검의 세계~   電影 日本刀~刀劍的世界~

60 min.

A documentary that shines a spotlight on Japan’s long and vaunted tradition of sword making by introducing master sword makers and sharpeners, accompanied by tales of famous swords used by samurai generals and legendary swordsmen throughout history. The documentary explains the painstaking craftsmanship and time-honored techniques that go into making and tempering swords while providing backstories that shed light on the mind and spirit of the Japanese.

Narration: Kosuke Toriumi

SIX FOUR: Part 1 / SIX FOUR Part 2

64 ロクヨン - 前編/後編 64 쇼와 육십사년   64 昭和六十四年

Part 1: 121 min. Part 2: 119 min.

In 2002, a kidnapping has eerie parallels with ‘six-four’, an unsolved case from 1989 on which the Statute of Limitations looms one year hence.
The year 1989 began in Japan as ‘Showa 64’, the 64th year of the reign of the Showa Emperor Hirohito. With his death on January 8th, a new era began, and 1989 became ‘Heisei 1’.
On January 5th, a young girl is kidnapped. The kidnapper escapes with 20 million yen, but the girl is found murdered. Now, 14 years later, her father, a few aging police investigators, and the kidnapper himself still live in that week, in the case they have called ‘six-four’.
Former Detective Mikami has been moved from Investigations to the Administrative side of the Gunma Prefectural Police, where as Chief PR Officer he battles a recalcitrant press corps, Administration bureaucrats concerned only with the machinations of the National Police Agency in Tokyo, and his ex-colleagues suspicious of him and resentful of Tokyo’s attempts to assert control over the way they do their jobs. As the 15-year Statute of Limitations looms over the ‘6-4’ investigation, Tokyo is about to usurp the right to appoint Gunma’s Chief of Detectives. But now another girl has gone missing...

MOZU

劇場版 MOZU 극장판 MOZU   劇場版 MOZU

116 min.

6 months have passed since national security policeman, Kuraki, along with fellow investigators Osugi and Akeboshi started poking around into a mysterious wife and child murder case. The so-called Mozu Incident exposed part of a shadowy organization within the police department, but proved to be only the tip of the iceberg for a much larger conspiracy. Two simultaneous terrorist acts, a skyscraper occupation and bombing, and the attacking to the embassy of Penam have put Kuraki and his team on the trail of “criminal planner” Takayanagi and professional assassin, Gondo. But they both work for someone deeper behind the scenes, cryptically known as “Daruma”, a man tied to Japan’s criminal history and who has been working on some elaborately nefarious plan. Kuraki and his partners’ pursuit of the truth take them to the Republic of Penam where they find themselves embroiled in deadly confrontation with their last true enemy, Daruma.

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.

S: THE LAST POLICEMAN-Recovery of Our Future-

S 最後の警官 Recovery of Our Future S 최후의 경관 Recovery of Our Future   S 最後的警官 Recovery of Our Future

119 min.

A nation of people seemingly content to go about their business, not thinking too much, but simply trying to lead normal and peaceful lives. And then one day, a bus jacking incident occurs to rouse them from their reverie.
Ex-boxer turned cop, Ichigo Kamikura leads the NPS (National Police Safety restcue), called “S”, effort to deal with the crisis, but so far, no demands have come from the perpetrator, and a sinking feeling of impending doom sets in among the force. Sure enough, a massive tanker off the Japanese coast in the Pacific is next reported as having been seized! On board is enough nuclear fuel to blow up the entire country.
A final battle begins with the nation’s future and the lives of 120 million at stake.....!

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.

PROPHECY

予告犯 예고범   予告犯

119 min.

“Let me tell you what I will do tomorrow,” announces a man wearing a newspaper hat and posting a bizarre clip from an Internet cafe.
Meanwhile, at the cyber crime task force of the Metropolitan Police, it is the job of an elite female investigator, Erika Yoshino, to crack down on irresponsible acts committed online.
One day, her virtual dragnet snares an unsettling video. It is a man railing against an incident of food poisoning by a food company: “Those incapable of handling food will be thoroughly cooked themselves!” Moments later, a food factory is set on fire.
One after another, the newspaper man vigilante together with his cohorts, proceed to serve up their own brand of vigilante justice on the world. But in reality, they are embittered society dropouts who had degenerated to living in close quarters and doing hard labor.
The prophetic crimes eventually escalate to an alarming level with police fearing acts of organized terror. However, Yoshino begins to suspect that these are neither acts of terrorism nor crimes of pleasure but instead driven by a completely different purpose…

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.