A film by a new upcoming filmmaker Takuya Kato, which depicts the fragile and crumbling daily life, the process of becoming a woman from a girl, the bittersweetness and frustration of sweet and sad love, and the conflicts that can only be contained within oneself, in a life-sized romantic film that pierces the heart.
Yumi is studying design at university. One day, she realizes that she is pregnant. She has a boyfriend, Naoya, whom she met when she made a flyer for a theater club she knows, but she is not confident that he is the father of her baby. Yumi feels troubled.
On the other hand, the more Naoya tries to accept the reality, the more his thoughts and feelings towards Yumi diverge...
2022 New York Asian Film Festival, Vanguards Section
12th Beijing International Film Festival, FORWARD FUTURE Section
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.
A graduate student Aiko always had a low self-esteem because of a birthmark on her face.
When her story was cinematised she fell for the director who accepted her as she is.
Story is about a single mother and daughter who is just diagnosed with early- stage breast cancer.
The girl’s wavering and confused mind begins to create cracks in her relationship with her mother, along with the uncertainty of her first love.
High school student, Yo (Sara Shida), lived with her father, Nao (Arata Iura), after her mother, Sachiyo (Hikari Ishida), left the family when she was very young.
However, their life together came to an end and they started a new life as a family of four with her father's second marriage partner, Miko (Akiko Kikuchi), and her stepdaughter, four-year-old Hinata.
She confides in Riku (Oji Suzuka), who belongs to the same art club as Yo, about her confusion about this new life. Yo, who has been developing curiosity for her biological mother, Sachiyo, promises to go with Riku to Sachiyo's art exhibition.
Summer when I was 17 years old, I loved someone till my heart is torn off.
Umi is a high school girl who is grew up without parental love. Mysterious phone calls lead her to a naughty student Harukawa, and they rapidly fall in love.
When the truth of the calls is revealed, Umi and Harukawa’s love came to a shocking end.
幼児虐待、親族殺し、若者の恋愛離れ、愛の形が見えにくい現代社会に“ 本当の愛“ を問いかける青春恋愛ミステリー
"I sincerely hope that only the image of that young me will always be with you."
Satsuki lost her boyfriend, Hitoshi, in a car accident. Unable to face up to his death, she spends her days unable to sleep properly. At some point, Satsuki began to jog at dawn as part of her daily routine, and on a bridge she always passes, she meets a mysterious woman named Urara.
Hitoshi had a younger brother named Hiiragi. Hiiragi had also lost his lgirlfriend named Yumiko. Hitoshi's car was involved in an accident with Yumiko on board. Hiiragi has been wearing the uniform of the dead Yumiko ever since.
Satsuki has been meeting Hiiragi often to make sure they are both alive. And then, on the banks of the river where Urara led her, she witnessed the "Moonlight Phenomenon", which is said to be caused by a miraculous coincidence.
“All of a sudden it would appear - the number 3 In the middle of their back. Whether they were lovers, friends, family or even strangers, I knew what it meant when I saw it - It meant I would only meet that person three more times in my life.”
In an era where life is often rushed, this pair of dramas explores the preciousness of the time we spend with those we love. Kaede works for a small production company and has grown tired of men who vanish after a few dates. Mysterious and handsome, Seishiro has never settled and works part time at a restaurant. When Kaede goes there to film an interview, her encounter with Seishiro sparks a heartwarming romance between the pair.
Two boys met and fell in love with each other in their high school days.
It has been 13 years since they first met…
The two live in different places. Nagisa has left for Australia after breaking up with Shun. Nagisa got married with a woman and has a child, but they have difficulties to continue their marriage. He is still in love with Shun then he goes back to Japan with his little girl to see him 8 years later after their breakup. This is the purest love story of two men and how they can survive from the discrimination and prejudice.
Mitsuko (Non), who is now 31 years old, is getting used to living a single life. The reason why she enjoys her single life is because of a counselor “A” in her mind (inner conscience). Mitsuko always talks to “A” when she can’t make up her mind for human relationships, nor what to do with herself. “A” always gives her the right answer.
One day, she falls in love with a young man, Tada(Kento Hayashi) although she believes that she has no objection to live alone with “A” peacefully.
Believing that they have mutual feelings, she takes one step forward though confused that she cannot be as daring as she was in her 20’s.
Kuzumichi Tsuji is a “Good man” who has a good reputation for his work. He has casual relations with two women in his workplace, however, he feels kind of bore for dull days without excitement. He has never fallen in love with someone from the bottom of his heart.
One day, he meets a mysterious woman named Ukiyo (means “transitory world”) and saves her life who was about to die in a railroad crossing because of her car’s engine problem. Ukiyo is beautiful, but her off-guard attitude causes lots of problems for other people including Tsuji. Though he notices her troublesome nature, he unconsciously gets involved with her. Gradually Tsuji comes to have a dangerous relationship with underworld figures. Even he loses usual life style, he is willing to save Ukiyo, but that leads him to an even worse situation.
映画 中二病でも恋がしたい! -Take On Me-
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.
「18살, 고교 마지막 해. 그런데 릿카는… 아직 중2병이었다」
대학입시를 치를 고교3학년을 눈앞에 둔 봄방학. 여전히 도가시 유타는 다카나시 릿카와 공동생활을 하고 있었다. 하지만 여지껏 상위계약도 맺지 않은 상태였다.
그런 어느날, 언니 도카가 릿카를 이탈리아에 데리고 가겠다고 선언한다.
일도 안정이 되었으니 가족모두가 이주한다는 것이었다.
마음이 급한 유타였지만 대학진학도 위태로운 릿카를 이대로 둘 수 없다는 도카의 의견도 맞는 말이었다.
이대로라면 두사람은 헤어지게 된다. 걱정이 된 니부타니등의 멤버들은 유타에게 “사랑의 도피”를 제안하고….
그리하여 일본전국을 무대로한 두사람의 도주극이 지금 시작된다.
Daisuke works as a tour guide in Hawaii, has difficulties having commitment issues in relationship. One day, he meets Rui at a café and instantly falls in love with her. Daisuke goes back to meet Rui at the same place following day, but she doesn't seem to remember him. It turns out Rui suffers from a short-term memory after a tragic car accident and her memory can last only for a day. Knowing the truth, Daisuke asks Rui to go out on a date every day...
Real love is not always sweet.
Marmalade Boy, a best-selling comic series with 10 million copies in print, will be made into a live-action movie. Loved by numerous fans around the world for many years, it was adapted into a TV anime series (76 episodes) in 1994 and a theatrical anime movie in 1995, as well as a live-action Taiwanese drama series in 2001.
The new film will be directed by Ryuichi Hiroki of movies Strobe Edge (2015), Wolf Girl and Black Prince (2016), and Policeman and Me (2017).
Out of the blue one day, schoolgirl Miki Koishikawa's parents announce that they are getting a divorce. During their trip to Hawaii, they met another married couple, the Matsuuras, and Miki's mom fell in love with the other husband, and Miki's dad, with the other wife, and hence the two couples are swapping partners and getting remarried. They also propose that the two families, including the Matsuura's son, Yu, who is the same age as Miki, move in together.
As such Miki and Yu start living under the same roof with their unconventional parents. In contrast to Miki, who wants to maintain a certain distance from her off-the-wall parents, Yu seems unfazed by the whole situation. Miki starts falling for Yu, who she discovers has a kind heart under a cool exterior. Then one day, Ginta, Miki's former crush who rejected her while in middle school, confesses that he'd always had feelings for her. And Arimi, who claims to be Yu's ex-girlfriend, also enters the scene...
The Beauty falls in love with Otaku Boy!?
Two teens who live in completely different worlds - a pretty girl who "has a life" and an anime-loving otaku with no romantic experience - fall in love. What will happen to their sincere, true love?
Iroha Igarashi, the prettiest girl in high school, is mistaken for a shoplifter at a bookstore but is rescued by Hikari Tsutsui, a hardcore otaku who loves 2D anime. The next day suddenly asks him to be her boyfriend. Although he is wary and wonders if he is being bullied in a novel way by someone who "has a life," he reluctantly agrees and the relationship between two completely different people begins.
Based on “3D KANOJO REAL GIRL” written by Mao Nanami (KODANSHA, DESSERT)
Directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa
Screenplay by Minato Takano Tsutomu Hanabusa
Music by Masaru Yokoyama
Setoka is a high-school student who got dumped by twelve boys. Her big brother, Haruka looks like a delinquent youth, but he cares for Setoka so much. Setoka doesn't know that they are not blood-related.
One day, Setoka starts to get guys' attention, but her big brother Haruka tries to interfere every time...!
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.
고교2학년 히비키는 조금은 서투르고 아직 사랑을 모르는 17살.
그런 히비키가 태어나 처음으로 진짜 사랑을 한다.
그 상대는 말주변이 없지만 학생들을 소중히 생각하는 세계사 선생님 이토였다.
「너의 그 마음에는 답할 수 없어」
첫사랑은 간단하게 막을 내렸다. 하지만….
「지금은 가장 좋아하는 사람을 좋아하고 싶어!」
히비키의 순수한 마음은 조금씩 이토의 마음을 움직이게 한다.
Finally, a real romance appears in her life full of secret, unrequited love. Wavering between two “boyfriends”,
she tackles her ruthless reality in this non-stop romantic comedy.
Romantic comedy film adaptation of the same-named novel by author Risa WATAYA tells the story of a heroine who is terrified of love as she rediscovers her true self directed by Ooku Akiko.
24-year-old office employee Yoshika (Mayu MATSUOKA) has a secret crush on her former junior high school classmate Ichi (“No.1”played by Takumi KITAMURA), but then her colleague Ni (“No.2” played by Daichi WATANABE) asks her to be his girlfriend.
She is excited but ambivalent about being asked out by a guy for the first time in her life, and she decides to throw a reunion party so she can see Ichi again.
Yoshika anguishes over her feelings about Ichi versus Ni and ideals versus reality.
Original story by Maha Harada "Fantastic Girls, Okayama, 1980" (Shodensha). In 1980, Ayuko (Mio Yuki) is a new transfer student in Okayama from Tokyo. She doesn't have any friends. She can only rely on her boyfriend Hideho who is a college student. Ayuko secretly draws a romance manga about herself and her boyfriend Hideho. Ayuko's classmate, Takemi (Rika Adachi), becomes a big fan of Ayuko's manga and they become close friends. Due to an incident, they drift apart.
30 years later, Ayuko (Yuri Shirahane) becomes a manga artist and comes back to Okayama to give a lecture at her former high school. Ayuko happens to meet Takemi (Kei Aran) who becomes a teacher. Both of them had secrets that they couldn't tell each other at that time …