All Films

21st Century Girl

U-ki Yamato, Yoko Yamanaka, Yuka Yasukawa, Hana Matsumoto, Momoko Fukuda, Kanae Higashi, Aimi Natsuto, Risa Takeuchi, Rin Shuto, Yukari Sakamoto, Ayaka Kato, Aya Igashi, Yuka Eda

This joyful omnibus film brings together 15 shorts from emerging female filmmakers from Japan, on the theme of love, gender and sexuality. Includes new works by Yoko Yamanaka (AMIKO), Aya Igashi (A CRIMSON...

Japan 120 mins

Almost a Miracle

Yuya Ishii

High-schooler Hajime “Jesus Christ” Machida is driven to help everyone around him, all the time — to great comedic effect. Maestro Yuya Ishii returns with an unconventional and fantastical coming-of-age, d...

Japan 120 mins

And Your Bird Can Sing

Sho Miyake

Tasuku Emoto, Shizuka Ishibashi and Shota Sometani star in Sho Miyake’s beautiful, understated coming-of-age film: a hangout movie at once breezy and languorous, capturing the strange, uncertain beauty of ...

Japan 106 mins

Brave Father Online - Our Story of Final...

Teruo Noguchi, Kiyoshi Yamamoto

Operation Dad the Warrior of Light is a go! But real life isn’t a game… The latest feature film from the gaming franchise, an inspired combination of virtual combat, animated melodrama and real-world domes...

Japan 114 mins

Cencoroll Connect

Atsuya Uki

Ten years after the anime maxi-short CENCOROLL world-premiered at Fantasia 2009, the surrealist sci-fi teen drama is back. Casually uncanny and uncommonly cool, CENCOROLL CONNECT is a true event for fans o...

Japan 75 mins

Chiwawa

Ken Ninomiya

Beautiful Chiwawa’s incessant desire for attention eventually got the better of her. From Ken Ninomiya (THE LIMIT OF SLEEPING BEAUTY), a feast for the senses that, like its title character, will surely fas...

Japan 104 mins

Dance With Me

Shinobu Yaguchi

Ambitious financier Shizuka, who despises stage musicals, has accidentally been hypnotized. Now, a ringing phone or radio jingle will set her off… A sassy send-up of musical comedies with genuinely catchy,...

Japan 103 mins

Dare To Stop Us

Kazuya Shiraishi

The surprising and utterly unexpected biopic of a legend of Japanese counterculture cinema of the ’60s and ’70s: Koji Wakamatsu! A film that takes the pulse of a transgressive cinematographic heritage in w...

Japan 118 mins

Day and Night

Michihito Fujii

When Koji, son of a whistleblower driven to suicide, steps outside the law is his quest for justice, the thin line that separates good from evil begins to fray. A suspenseful drama that offers a necessary ...

Japan 134 mins

The Death Vendor

Jeon Jinkyu

A little handful of life isn’t only thing that a couple of coins will buy you in this desolate meditation from the director of ON THE WHITE PLANET (Fantasia 2015).

Japan, South Korea 6 mins

The Fable

Kan Eguchi

Equal parts slam-bang action thriller, lurid yakuza melodrama, and off-kilter dark comedy, THE FABLE becomes a bedtime story for the hapless henchmen in a skilled assassin’s path when the situation in Osak...

Japan 123 mins

Fluffiction

Imazu Yoshiki

A cavalcade of heretofore unheard-of critters, great and small, cute and hirsute.

Japan 7 mins

Fly Me to the Saitama

Hideki Takeuchi

A young man from the megacity and a student from the U.S. develop a fierce rivalry, which turns into uncontrollable attraction. Hideki Takeuchi (THERMAE ROMAE) returns to zany, anachronistic fantasy with h...

Japan 107 mins

Gacha Gacha

Dave Jackson

A not-so-heartwarming tale about capsule toys, the nightmare of obsession, jealous rage, and a slimy, stop-frame animated tiny monster.

Japan, Australia 15 mins

Garo - Under the Moonbow

Keita Amemiya

The latest entry in Japanese science-fantasy icon Keita Amemiya’s ongoing chronicle of otherworldly conflict, resplendent with Gothic gravitas and gritty techno-punk, mystical symbolism and elegant antique...

Japan 106 mins

Ghost in the Shell: Virtual Reality Dive...

“To end the war and protect my wife, I must delete you all.” Japan, 2025. A time when cybernetic technology allows humans to connect their brains to the Network, and to replace body parts with enhanced pro...

Japan 15 mins

Gintama 2: Rules Are Made to Be Broken

Yuichi Fukuda

The silver-haired samurai Gintoki and his odd-job agency associates are back for this second manga adaptation, with no less loopy lunacy, swashbuckling swordfights, gratuitous anime references and costume ...

Japan 134 mins

The Girl from the Other Side

Yutaro Kubo, Satomi Maiya

The anime debut of innocent little Shiva and the demonic chaperone she calls Teacher, well known to the devoted readership of the manga.

Japan 10 mins

Grand Bouquet

Nao Yoshigai

A nameless woman is confronted by a mysterious dark force. As the black object attacks, the woman, unable to speak, spills her guts out in a sea of beautiful, colourful flowers.

Japan 14 mins

Hard-Core

Nobuhiro Yamashita

Ukon and Ushiyama discover a discarded robot, unaware of the extent of its potential, in this bizarre science-fiction comedy drama. If you are looking for unusual cinema that makes you laugh without knowin...

Japan 124 mins

His Bad Blood

Koichiro Oyama

Bad men hiding out, Shinichi and Hiroshi are totally clueless about their shared blood, and the Reverend sheltering them plans to keep it that way. A reflection on redemption, family and morality, extremel...

Japan 108 mins

Hottamaru Days

Nao Yoshigai

Japan 37 mins

The House Rattler

Shinobu Soejima

An inquisitive, acquisitive little imp makes itself at home in this convincing stop-motion concoction.

Japan 6 mins

Human Lost

Fuminori Kizaki

Major breakthroughs in medical science have dramatically altered Japanese society in 2036, but this bright future casts some very dark shadows. A gripping cyberpunk anime thriller, packed with political in...

Japan 109 mins