Saturday, October 15 - Sunday, October 16 2022
YOSHIMOTO GION KAGETSU
Tatsuya Morino, a manga artist who trained under the master Shigeru Mizuki and made his debut in 1994 with Jigoku Doji (original story by Masumi Kaneda), has since been drawing mainly yokai monsters, a genre he acquired from his mentor. His work Kaiki Taxi" (published by Ichijinsha's REX Comics) has been adapted into a live-action film. This is a feature-length horror film with comedic elements that depicts various bizarre phenomena involving cars, including a "faceless driver's license" and a "car which loses weight" from the original story, as well as an original film story, "Niguchi Onna" (a woman with two mouths).
The star-studded cast transcends genres and includes comedians Naoki Inada and Dancho Yasuda, professional actors Taiyo Sugiura and Tomoka Kurotani, and variety show personalities Yoko Kumada and Kuniko Yamada, as well as idol Rin Kaname, artists Diamond Yukai and Nanami Akatsuki, and others.
Dir. TAICHIRO NATSUME
Cast. Naoki Inada Masaru Mizuno Danchoyasuda Yoko Kumada Taiyo Sugiura Tomoka Kurotani Nanami Akatsuki NansySee More
HULIC HALL KYOTO
A surf documentary that reveals the surf culture that has taken root in various parts of the world.
Following the first installment which was set in Hawaii, this film is set on the island nation of Japan.
Taro Suruga takes a journey to Shimanto in Shikoku.
Dir. Masataka Kiyono
Cast. Taro Suruga Kota Yokoyama Kensaku HamaguchiSee More
YOSHIMOTO GION KAGETSU
A complete version of the nine-episode minidrama series Soreyuke! Omiya Seven, the signature program of Omiya Seven, which is broadcast on TV Saitama and BS Yoshimoto. Dr. Morinomiya, a genius scientist, and Nanata, an android weapon, fight a fierce battle against the unknown evil organization Gruizen and manage to win. Dr. Morinomiya and Nanata were enjoying a comfortable life in a peaceful world, but then....
Starring: Shuntaro Fukui (GAG), Kamithi (Gerrardon)
Dir. Episode 1 Director ,TETSU HAYAHI Episode 2 Director ,HANATARO Episode 3 Director ,NOZOMI MATSUNO Episode 4 & 6 Director ,TSUKIE KIYONARI Episode 5 Director ,RIN SATOZAKI Episode 7 Director ,KOSEI MISAKI Episode 8 Director ,SHOKO OTA Episode 9 Director ,YUTA KUROYANAGI
Cast. FUKUI SHUNTARO KAMITHISee More
HULIC HALL KYOTO
A documentary about the Volunteer Probation Officer "HOGOSHI" experience of comedian Masaki Sata (Bad Boys). Also known as a popular YouTuber in recent years, Sata was a former naughty man who was indebted to Volunteer Probation Officers. After more than 20 years, he received an unexpected offer from The Ministry of Justice as "One Month Volunteer Probation Officer". "It's still too early for me..." Sata hesitates, but he accepts the offer because "I’m learning it as that I will be a Volunteer Probation Officer when I’m 60 years old."This is a record of Sata's experience as a new Volunteer Probation Officer in the summer of 2022, along with the feelings he sensed at that time.
Dir. LEO ENDO
Cast. Masaki Sata (Bad boys)See More
This is Anna Nagasaki's first full-fledged film as director, scriptwriter, and lead actress. It has action, romance, and a crazy idea that turns jealousy into energy that turns into nuclear power, which is something only Anna Nagasaki could have dreamed up. We hope you enjoy the unexpected ending.
Dir. ANNA NAGASAKI
Cast. ANNA NAGASAKI YU KAWAKAMI CIMA YUMI TERADA YASUCHIKA KASAHARA TAMOTSU MORINAKA SHION TOSHIO KUROSAWASee More
Iriomote Island was registered as a World Natural Heritage site in the summer of 2021. The documentary film, Seiseiruten, which portrays the abundant nature as represented by the Iriomote cat and the people who live with it over a period of three years, continues to attract a quiet buzz even after a year has passed since its release. This special edition is a re-edited version with new scenes focusing on the life of Kinsei Ishigaki, a local historian of Iriomote Island, who was the main character of Seiseiruten and passed away suddenly in June 2022. The story of Kinsei, who loved the island where he was born and raised and lived like the sea, mountains, and water, makes those of us living today question what it means for people to live a natural life.
Dir. Nakahodo Choji
Cast. Kinsei Ishigaki Akiko Ishigaki Staff of Kuuru-Koubou Everyone in Sonai VillageSee More
The Shuri Gekijo is the oldest surviving traditional movie theater in Okinawa. Since its opening in 1950, when the devastation of the ground war of WWII was still fresh in Okinawa, the theater has been in business for 72 years with almost no change in its appearance. In the beginning, in addition to showing movies, it was an indispensable community institution where people gathered for things such as shows of Okinawan performing arts and neighborhood school events, but as the times changed, it became a movie theater specializing in adult movies.
Although the theater was relaunched as a theater showing classic films in May 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic, the third director, Masanori Kaneshiro, passed away suddenly in April 2022. The theater was tragically closed. Currently, a group of volunteers is conducting an investigation and considering the theater's future survival. This short documentary takes a look at the history, current state, and future of the Shuri Gekijo.
Dir. Ryuji Taira
Cast. Masanori KinjoSee More
YouTube animation ENTANIME features comedians performing material written for animation or existing material.
This is a digest of Iza-chan Koza-chan, which depicts rather silly romance-themed tangle, Ningen Kansatsu, in which common human stories are performed from an animal's point of view, as well as the original comedy Osaka no Obachan de Rekishi ga Ugoita. Shirankedo....
Dir. WATANABE AYUMUSee More