Tag: Mitsuru Fukikoshi

Ballad (2009) 5.6

Ballad (2009)

Shinichi runs away from his problems and the people he fears. When Shinichi prays to the great Kawakami oak tree for courage, he is plunged into ancient feudal Japan. He awakens in the province of Kasuga, in the midst of...

We Make Antiques 2 (2020) 5.1

We Make Antiques 2 (2020)

The central Kansai region of Japan is the setting for the historic cities of Sakai and Kyoto. Noda and Koike from We Make Antiques are back and together for the tea ceremony by Furuta Shigenari who is the master of the c...

Heaven’s Story (2010) 7.2

Heaven’s Story (2010)

(Japanese with English subtitles) Part revenge story, part existential meditation, Heaven's Story is 100% modern epic, gracefully threading together multiple suburban tales of lost souls seeking retribution and redemptio...

A Girl Missing (2019) 6.4

A Girl Missing (2019)

Ichiko is a care-giver and a nurse. She provide home-care to the Oishos' elderly woman and is almost considered part of the family as she visits and performs her tasks routinely. What is more, Ichiko is helping Oisho Mot...

The Letters (2006) 6.9

The Letters (2006)

How have you been? Takeshi's letter is delivered one each month to his younger brother, Naoki. Takeshi is serving a life term in prison for the crime that he had committed to save his brother. But the crime's aftereffect...

Lesson of the Evil (2012) 6.6

Lesson of the Evil (2012)

A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.::Anonymous...

Themis (2011) 7.1

Themis (2011)

After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty....

Cold Fish-2010 7.1

Cold Fish-2010

When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their fish store. Syamoto soon discove...

The Twilight Samurai-2002 8.1

The Twilight Samurai-2002

Seibei Iguchi, a low-ranking samurai, leads a life without glory as a bureaucrat in the mid-XIX century Japan. A widower, he has charge of two daughters (whom he adores) and a senile mother; he must therefore work in the...

Year One in the North-2005 6.5

Year One in the North-2005

In 1868, after the fall of the Shogun-dominated Japan, the new government orders people from Awaji, near Kobe, to re-locate to the northern part of Hokkaido. These people once supported the now displaced Samurais of the ...

Love & Pop-1998 7.3

Love & Pop-1998

It is the '90s and the tradition of 'compensated dating' is well underway in Japan. Four high school girls are engaged in enjo kosai in order to satisfy their desire for different things. You can usually find them in Shi...

The Land of Hope-2012 6.6

The Land of Hope-2012

An earth-quake causes a nuclear crisis in a fictive Japanese prefecture. In wake of the disaster, the members of the Ono family who reside just outside the border of the mandatory evacuation zone face uncertainty....