Takashi Sasano

Before We Vanish

Before We Vanish

Before We Vanish
IMDb: 6.1
129 min

Narumi is on bad terms with her husband Shinji when one day, Shinji goes missing. He comes back a couple of days later, but seems like a totally different person,…

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Tatara Samurai

Tatara Samurai

Tatara Samurai
IMDb: 6.0
135 min

When the Amago samurai withdraw their protection of the village of Tatara, famous for their manufacture of the legendary swords, the younger generation – erroneously – believe that guns will…

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Golden Orchestra!

Golden Orchestra!

Golden Orchestra!
IMDb: 6.5
119 min

Chizuru (Anne Watanabe) is the new teacher at Umega High School. Since her school days, she has played violin in an orchestra. One day, she listens to an amateur orchestra…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
What a Wonderful Family!

What a Wonderful Family!

What a Wonderful Family!
IMDb: 6.9
108 min

A husband (Isao Hashizume) and wife (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) have been married for 50 years. For her birthday, the husband asks the wife what she wants for her birthday present. She…

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Genre: Comedy, Family
125 Years Memory

125 Years Memory

125 Years Memory
IMDb: 7.3
132 min

125 Years Memory (海難1890 Kainan ) is a 2015 drama film directed by Mitsutoshi Tanaka (ja) and written by Eriko Komatsu (ja).A Japanese-Turkish co-production, the film was released in Japan…

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Greatful Dead

Greatful Dead

Greatful Dead
IMDb: 6.3
97 min

Nami is a young woman with numerous hangups sprouting from a dysfunctional childhood. She inherits a small fortune that allows her to pursue various interests, many of which are abnormal.

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Fushigi na misaki no monogatari

Fushigi na misaki no monogatari

Fushigi na misaki no monogatari
IMDb: 6.2
117 min

Etsuko’s café in her peaceful little seaside town is where everyone gathers to gossip and taste her famous brew. But the winds of change are beginning to blow.

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The Little House

The Little House

The Little House
IMDb: 7.2
136 min

Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her…

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A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story

A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story

A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story
IMDb: 6.8
122 min

Set within the Kaga Domain in the Edo Period. Oharu is an excellent cook and recognized for her skills. Due to her cooking talents, she marries Yasunobu, who is an…

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Genre: Drama, History
Otôto

Otôto

Otôto
IMDb: 7.0
126 min

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…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Departures

Departures

Departures
IMDb: 8.1
130 min

Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job…

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Kamisama no pazuru

Kamisama no pazuru

Kamisama no pazuru
IMDb: 5.9
134 min

A set of twins — one a hard-working student and the other a drifter — team up with a dropout to unlock the secrets of the universe and to build…

Bushi no ichibun

Bushi no ichibun

Bushi no ichibun
IMDb: 7.7
121 min

A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband’s honor.

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Genre: Drama, Romance