The three friends Masakazu, Yamaji, and Maribu belong to “The Yutori”, a Japanese generation that is labeled as lacking in ambition, rivalry, and teamwork.
Masakazu runs a sake brewery with his wife, but their relationship is on the rocks. The brewery faces bankruptcy after their distributor is bought out by a Korean company, but Maribu comes up with a plan to save the arrangement.
Meanwhile, elementary school teacher Yamaji is still a virgin, but he realizes his tendency of being attracted to interns and transfer students' moms. However, this year’s intern is male, and the transfer students are from Thailand and America. He gets dragged into issues like helicopter parents and LGBT acceptance.
As the three friends deal with work, family, and love, their story takes an unpredictable turn!
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.
The 2015 best-seller novel by Miu Kakiya has been adapted to film by director Tetsu Maeda (“A Banana? At This Time of Night?”). As of April, 2020, the book has sold over 260,000 copies.
In Japan, it is said you need 20 million yen saved up for retirement. Though everyone has their worries about the future, not many openly talk about it. This film comically depicts this problem through the eyes of a respectable-looking family that’s actually a bit dysfunctional.
The main character, Atsuko, is your average housewife who believes in frugality. She has a husband, Akira, who’s quite clueless about the family budget, a daughter who works part-time, and a son in college. Though Atsuko had been saving up for retirement, she gets in an argument with her sister-in-law and her husband one day, and she ends up having to pay 4 million yen for her father-in-law’s funeral. As if that’s not enough, her husband’s company goes bankrupt, she gets fired from her part-time job, her daughter wishes for a lavish wedding with her fiancé who’s in a heavy metal band, and her big-spending mother-in-law moves in. The family’s savings dwindle by the day.
Problems between husband and wife, parent and child, wife and mother-in-law, a child’s marriage, a child moving out, caring for a parent, and funerals… These are all problems that everyone faces. As the family is hit by one dilemma after another, they struggle and torment themselves in order to overcome adversity.
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.
There are so many "secrets and lies" circling around the earth today. A woman is petrified by her grandfather's advice to have many secrets and keep them like a treasure. A man relies on the fact that he has no destination, and heads south on a bike. Meanwhile, a boy is in trouble because his friend told him that he likes his sister. The boy doesn't have a sister. A young man recalls a strange experience he had with his father, who has now disappeared. Then a young boy who is working part-time discovers an incident that took place in a country across the sea. This is a random collection of small stories. Will the collection of small stories eventually lead to an unexpectedly moving finale? It might make your tomorrow more exciting.
Your slightly offbeat neighbor might actually be an assassin on vacation.
As his nickname implies, the Fable is an enigmatic assassin who terrorizes the underworld.
The overworked assassin gets an order from his boss.
"Live the life of a normal man for one year. Kill anyone during your vacation and I kill you." In incognito, the Fable is given the name, "Akira Sato" and his partner is "Yoko." They start their new lives as a regular brother and sister with a pet parakeet and part-time work, etc.
The assassin begins to enjoy a normal life with no body counts but troubles come looking for him. Other assassins are after him and others need his help.
The Fable must survive a life-or-death situation without killing anyone. Can he ever get his peaceful life back...?
Based on the original comic “THE FABLE” by Katsuhisa Minami (Kodansha Ltd., Young Magazine)
Music: GRANDFUNK INC.
Japanese Theatrical Release：June 21st, 2019
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.
Yasuaki Shikano, 34. Suffering from muscular dystrophy, wheelchair user. Self-centered, talkative, overly free-spirited! But everybody loves this man who lives life to the fullest— A true story of laughter and tears.
Shikano lives in Sapporo, suffers from muscular dystrophy, wheelchair user.
The only parts of his body he can move are his neck and hands.
But he leaves the hospital and chooses an offbeat life of independence.
He recruits volunteers and has them cater to his every whim.
He demands a banana in the middle of the night.
Audacious, falls in love easily, talks a lot.
He falls in love at first sight with Misaki (Mitsuki Takahata), a new volunteer.
He constantly rags on Tanaka (Haruma Miura), a med school student.
But he isn't aware that they are a couple...
Honest with himself and interacts with everybody as equals.
He has a dream that he desperately wants to achieve.
By encountering this man, people's lives begin to shine--
This is a story based on a teenager boy’s high school life. Hironobu is a shy boy and he lacks passion in his life.
One day, he finds a unique and odd camera in his grandfather's second-hand shop.
The fact is that camera can make the longest panorama photo in the world!
Then he starts a project of making the longest panorama photo involving his friends.
After getting the camera, his colorless life gradually turns into vivid one.
Other unique characters come into this drama and will fill your heart with laughter and tears.
目標もなく、冴えない毎日を送っている主人公・宏伸。 ある日、祖父のリサイクルショップでみつけた風変わりなカメラ。 それは、世界一長いパノラマ写真が撮れる特別なカメラだった！？その日以来、宏伸のモノクロだった人生は、だんだんと鮮やかな色に変わっていくのであった。
All I want is to lead a normal life. But underneath lurks unimaginable psychic powers... It’s the start of the annual cultural festival that brings a disastrous whirlwind of love and friendship! An extravaganza that will crack you up and blow you away!
A super popular manga series which has sold a total of over 5 million copies and is currently in publication on Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, is set to be adapted to the big screen! Yuichi Fukuda, of "GINTAMA" and "The Brave 'YOSHIHIKO' And Great Satan's Castle" series, leads a star-studded cast led by Kento Yamazaki, who was convinced by Fukuda himself to partake in the project.
Kusuo Saiki is a high school student who was born with unimaginable psychic powers. However, Kusuo only hopes to be able to lead a normal life without special powers.
Contrary to his hopes, his classmates are all troublemakers! To get out of all the trouble his classmates cause, Kusuo reluctantly uses his powers in a way others won't notice.
Around comes the big day of the year -the annual cultural school festival. If something happens, the festival will be discontinued from the following year, but his eccentric classmates won't leave him alone! Kusuo is bombarded with disastrous situations, and he is forced to use his psychic powers to solve them! But with so many other students surrounding him, his situation only worsens...
Before he knows, a mere cultural festival turns into crisis that could end the world! Will Kusuo Saiki be able to manage to overcome this unprecedented crisis!?
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.
Rino believes that “the man of her destiny” is Jun who always disappears from her whenever he feels their love for each other. In their lifetime, they meet many times and Rino is 100% focused on him every time.
These encounters and separations are repeated in many circumstances.
What could be the miraculous result of her persistent love for him?
The most（notorious）househusband in history appears！！
The sinister Yakuza who left behind many legends in the underworld, “The Immortal Dragon”
He washed his hands of the Yakuza lifestyle, and the new path he chose...was “househusband”!
Up to now, in Japan ‘househusbands’ were a rare breed, but they have been increasing, and now there are over 130,000 men who work as househusbands. Especially in the younger generation, it’s a job that over one third of them have chosen-the path of ‘stay-at-home’ husband！
In the drama, Tatsu handled many things such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, childcare and more. Among all that, the small things known as「Unnamed Housework」became a hot topic.
In the never-before-seen narrative, ‘Tacchan’ charmed living rooms everywhere.
And now the “ultimate spokesman for [housewives（and househusbands)] everywhere”, the Yakuza Househusband, returns！