Nao Ohmori

Mushi-Shi: The Movie

Mushi-Shi: The Movie

Mushi-Shi: The Movie

IMDb: 8.7
2006
131min

Mushi are beings in touch with the essence of life, far more basic and pure than normal living things. Most humans are incapable of perceiving Mushi and are oblivious to their existence, but there are a few who possess the ability to see and interact with Mushi. One such person is Ginko who travels from place to place to research Mushi and aid people suffering from problems caused by them.

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Sayonara kabukichô

Sayonara kabukichô

Sayonara kabukichô

IMDb: 7.2
2014
135min

This erotically charged drama from Japanese director Ryuichi Hiroki (Vibrator) traces the intersecting stories of a group of employees and visitors at a notorious “love hotel” in Tokyo’s red-light district.

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Potechi

Potechi

Potechi

IMDb: 7.2
2012
68min

Tadashi Imamura is a burglar who idolises Ozaki, a star baseball player he shares a birthday with. One day he realises their connection is much deeper than that and decides to find out more. Based on a short story by Kotaro Isaka.

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Inu to anata no monogatari: Inu no eiga

Inu to anata no monogatari: Inu no eiga

Inu to anata no monogatari: Inu no eiga

IMDb: 6.7
2011
87min

A series of short stories explore the connection of love between dogs and people.

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Tôkyô pureibôi kurabu

Tôkyô pureibôi kurabu

Tôkyô pureibôi kurabu

IMDb: 6.2
2011
92min

Protagonist Katsutoshi leaves town after a fight at work, and seeks refuge at a salon run by Seikichi, his Tokyo-based old friend, called “Tokyo Playboy Club.” Meanwhile Eriko, the girlfriend of a waiter at the salon, finds herself forced to work there as a hostess after he gets into a bit of trouble. Then one day Katsutoshi brawls with a lowly neighborhood gangster, beating him to a pulp. The incident causes him, Seikichi, and Eriko to become embroiled in an even graver situation….

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As the Gods Will

As the Gods Will

As the Gods Will

IMDb: 6.5
2014
117min

Takahata Shun’s day at high school begins just as normal and boring as ever, but it doesn’t end that way. After his teacher’s head explodes, he and his classmates find themselves forced to play children’s games, such as Daruma ga Koronda (a game like Red Light/Green Light), with deadly stakes. With no idea who is behind this mysterious deadly game session, and no way of knowing when it will finally end, the only thing Shun and other students can do is keep trying to win…

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From Up on Poppy Hill

From Up on Poppy Hill

From Up on Poppy Hill

IMDb: 7.5
2011
91min

The story is set in 1963 in Yokohama. Kokuriko Manor sits on a hill overlooking the harbour. A 16 year-old girl, Umi, lives in that house. Every morning she raises a signal flag facing the sea. The flag means “I pray for safe voyages”. A 17 year-old boy, Shun, always sees this flag from the sea as he rides a tugboat to school. Gradually the pair are drawn to each other but they are faced with a sudden trial. Even so, they keep going without running from facing the hardships of reality.

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Parasyte: Part 2

Parasyte: Part 2

Parasyte: Part 2

IMDb: 6.6
2015
117min

Alien pods come to Earth and, naturally, start taking over Human Hosts. One such pod only manages to take over one human’s, Shin Izumi, right arm. Together they grow and co-exist, all the while the other aliens are making meals of other humans; Shin feels he must put a stop to it all, but his alien, Migi, doesn’t see why.

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Ichi the Killer

Ichi the Killer

Ichi the Killer

IMDb: 7.1
2001
129min

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

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R100

R100

R100

IMDb: 6.0
2013
100min

Ruthless dominatrixes pursue a mild-mannered salesman who wants to get out of his unbreakable contract with a secret bondage club.

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Himitsu The Top Secret

Himitsu The Top Secret

Himitsu The Top Secret

IMDb: 5.4
2016
148min

Set in the late 21st century, an MRI scanner is introduced at the National Research Institute of Police Science’s 9th Forensics Laboratory. The machine is able to scan the memories from even the deceased. As ethical questions arise over the machine’s use, the 9th Forensics Laboratory members, including rookie Ikko Aoki and Chief Tsuyoshi Maki, struggle to solve cases.

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Tekkonkinkreet

Tekkonkinkreet

Tekkonkinkreet

IMDb: 7.7
2006
103min

When mysterious foreign entrepreneurs appear with the intention of tearing down Treasure Town and replacing it with an amusement park, Black and White face their greatest adversaries yet. It is up to the destructive Black to save the fate of the city and up to the gentle White to save Black from his own dark nature. On the street of an unnamed city, literally high-flying urchins Black and White look to protect their turf from invasion from other gangs. While he can be tough in a fight or wielding a weapon, White is an 11-year-old who can’t even dress himself. Slightly older, Black is more worldly and treats his buddy with paternal love. Both look on their city as “our town.” Also prone to seeing the city as his property is world-weary yakuza leader Suzuki, aka the Rat. Feeling the town has become too placid, Suzuki plots his return, much to the consternation of local police.

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Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

IMDb: 6.4
2012
127min

Through round after round of extensive plastic surgery and vigorous maintenance, Ririko has become the absolute manifestation of beauty, and becomes a wildly successful model, actress, and singer. However, soon, her body, unable to withstand the burdens of surgery, begins to crumble, and along with it so does her mind, as she plummets towards a frightening and inevitable end.

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Museum

Museum

Museum

IMDb: 6.0
2016
132min

A series of grotesque murder cases takes place on rainy days. Detective Hisashi Sawamura (Shun Oguri) works to catch the murderer like he has done with past cases, but he soon realizes the murderer’s next target is his wife and son. A man in a frog mask is a suspect.

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The Outsider

The Outsider

The Outsider

IMDb: 6.3
2018
120min

A former American G.I. joins a yakuza family after his release from prison in post-World War II Osaka.

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