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Code Blue: The Movie 

(劇場版コード・ブルー -ドクターヘリ緊急救命-)

 
Synopsis:

All the favorite cast members in the favorite TV rescue team “Code Blue” return in the theatrical version - heading the cast is Tomohisa Yamashita (“Terra Formars”, 2016) as Kosaku Aizawa. Also on board are Yui Aragaki (“Sky of Love”, 2007), Erika Toda (“Death Note”, 2006), Manami Higa (“My Teacher”, 2017) and Yosuke Asari (“Be With You”, 2004), actors who have been with the series from the very start. Joining them are Shiina Kippei (“Outrage”, 2010) from Season Two and Daiki Arioka (of “Hey! Say! Jump”) (“Scrap Teacher”, 2008) from Season Three. The movie has now become the highest-grossing film of 2018 in Japan after earning over USD 78,700,000!
 

Three months after rescuing those caught up in a subway tunnel collapse, disaster response medic Dr Aizawa (Yamashita) plans to take up a new position.  His impending departure induces many unspoken feelings of respect from colleagues who have worked with him for ten years.  Before he leaves however, the talented doctor and his elite rescue team are put to one last test – a large scale incident which challenges each and every one of them with unprecedented difficulties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Tomohisa Yamashita, Yui Aragaki

Director: Masaki Nishiura
Duration (min) :

128min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Drama

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Samurai's Promise 

(散り椿)
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:
2018 Hawaii International Film Festival- Official Selection
Awards:
2018 (42nd) Montreal World Film Festival- Special Grand Jury Prize
Nominations:
2018 (43rd) Hochi Film Award- Best Picture, Best Actor
2019 (73rd) Mainichi Film Awards- Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Recording

 

 

 

 
Synopsis:

Award-winning veteran filmmaker Daisaku Kimura, having worked with legendary director Akira Kurosawa on Yojimboand Sanjuro, directs his first samurai drama in Samurai’s Promise, about brotherhood, greed and corruption in the 18thcentury Japan.

1731. Samurai Shinbei (Okada) is exiled from his clan after denouncing a high-ranking officer corrupt. That officer is later murdered and suspicion falls on Shinbei. Both Shinbei and his friend Uneme (Nishijima) had been courting Shino (Aso), but when her family denies Uneme permission to wed their daughter, Shino marries Shinbei instead. The harsh conditions in exile place a toll on Shino’s health and on her deathbed she makes her husband promise to return to their village and reconcile with Uneme. After Shino’s passing he starts on this journey, but is soon embroiled in clan politics….

 

 


 

 

 
Cast:

Junichi Okada, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Kumiko Aso

Director: Daisaku Kimura
Duration (min) : 112 min(tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Period
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

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Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 

 
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My Teacher, My Love

(センセイ君主)

 
Synopsis:

Based on manga series “Sensei Kunshu” by Momoko Koda, director Sho Tsukikawa, from 2017’s smash hit “Let Me Eat Your Pancreas”, brings another hit romantic comedy to the big screen. Teen idol Minami Hamabe (Ajin:Demi-Human) plays a high school student who has a crush with her substitute teacher played by Ryoma Takeuchi (Kamen Rider Drive).

16-year old Ayuha (Minami Hamabe)is an honest and hardworking high school student, who doesn’t have much luck in love. One day, she encounters a tall and handsome guy (Ryoma Takeuchi) in a restaurant when she is short of cash. The guy willingly settles the bill for her. The next day, she comes across the guy at school and finds out that he is her new substitute teacher named Yoshitaka.Ayuhanow believes thatYoshitakais her soulmate and fate has brought him to her. She keeps expressing her feelings to him again and againwithout any success. Heshrugs it off with a laugh.

Yoshitakamay be a brilliant mathematician, but heis definitelyan idiot.Will Ayuha’slove reach his mindat the end?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Ryoma Takeuchi, Minami Hamabe

Director: Sho Tsukikawa
Duration (min) :

104min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG
Genre:

Romance, Comedy

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cafe Funiculi Funicula

(コーヒーが冷めないうちに)

 
Synopsis:

Based on a pair of best-selling novels by playwright-turned-author Toshikazu Kawaguchi,Café Funiculi Funicula stars teen idols Kasumi Arimura (I Am a Hero) and Kentaro Ito (My Teacher) in a fantastical story about a coffee shop that can let customers travel back in time of their choice.

Café Funiculi Funicula is a coffee shop where Kazu Tokita (Kasumi Arimura) works. There is a mysterious urban legend about this shop.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 rulesthat the customers must follow.

As usual, the coffee shop is visited by its regular customers and new ones drawn there by their curiosity about the mysterious rumor. Fumiko Kiyokawa(Haru), a businesswoman in her late 20s who is skeptical about the rumor but goes anyway. Kayo Takateand Yasunori Fusaki, regulars who seem to have some secrets. Yaeko Hirai, who evades her little sister for some reason. The mysterious woman, the customer who is always seated first at the table that takes you back in time.An then there is Ryosuke Shintani(Kentaro Ito), who starts falling for Kazu Tokita. Kazu, the only person who can brew the coffee that takes you back in time, is prompted by Ryosuke to face her own secret past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Kasumi Arimura, Haru, Kentaro Ito

Director: Ayuko Tsukahara
Duration (min) :

116min (tbc), Th

Version: Theatrical
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Drama, Fantasy

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

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Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Killing for the Prosecution

(検察側の罪人)

 
Synopsis:

This powerful legal drama, which is an adaptation of a 2013 novel by Shusuke Shizukui, probes deeply the perennial question of exactly ‘What is justice?’. Directed and written by Masato Harada (The Emperor in August), who is known to international audiences for acting appearances in The Last Samuraiand Fearless,the film stars two of Japan’s most talented leading men, Takuya Kimura (Hero) and Kazunari Ninomiya (Letters from Iwo Jima).

Two public prosecutors, one a veteran named Mogami (Kimura) and the other a young talent, Okino (Ninomiya), are both assigned to a murder case involving a suspect that Mogami once let get away. As Mogami relentlessly pursues a conviction of the suspect, a rift gradually opens between him and Okino, who harbours doubts about the case, before leading eventually to a full rupture in their relationship over their respective ideas of justice.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Takuya Kimura, Kazunari Ninomiya

Director: Masato Harada
Duration (min) :

122min (tbc), Th/ Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Drama, Mystery

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018