Memory’s Technique, Shin Samejima Jiken, Shibuya Shadow, Issho de ichiban nagai kubu, Kakurenbo, She is Alone Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone.

This is the second part of the weekend trailer post following yesterday’s instalment which had six films listed. So that makes 12 out of 19. There will be another post tomorrow. Since I last wrote, I watched the Chinese film Devils on the Doorstep (2000) for the Heroic Purgatory podcast.

What else was released this weekend?

Memory’s Technique    Memory’s Technique Film Poster

記憶の技法 Kioku no Gihou

Release Date: November 27th, 2020

Duration: 105 mins.

Director: Chihiro Ikeda

Writer: Izumi Takahashi (Script), Sakumi Yoshino (Original Manga)

Starring: Anna Ishii, Goro Kurihara, Tokio Emoto, Mantaro Koichi, Naho Toda,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: High school girl Karen (Anna Ishii) needs a passport for a school trip but during the process she learns that she had an older sister who died and also that she was adopted. In order to learn more about herself, she lies to her parents and tells them that she is leaving on the school trip and travels to Fukuoka where she was born with her classmate Satoi Hogari (Goro Kurihara).

Shin Samejima Jiken    Shin Samejima Jiken Film Poster

真・鮫島事件 Shin Samejima Jiken

Release Date: November 27th, 2020

Duration: 80 mins.

Director: Jiro Nagae

Writer: Jiro Nagae (Script), Sakumi Yoshino (Original Manga)

Starring: Rena Takeda, Sakurako Konishi, Shogo Hama, Karasu Hayashi, Moe Tsurumi, Harumi Syuhama, Gaku Sano,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: Nana (Rena Takeda) and her friends from her high school days decide to hold an online meeting, but one person, Ayumi, does not appear. Instead, it is that Ayumi’s boyfriend who tells them that they are to blame for her death. He shows Ayumi’s corpse and then even more bad things happen…

Shibuya Shadow    Shibuya Shadow Film Poster

渋谷シャドウ Shibuya Shadou

Release Date: November 28th, 2020

Duration: 60 mins.

Director: Kenji Tani

Writer: Hikaru Kimura (Script), 

Starring: Riki Tanaka, Ryo Takaiwa, Yoji Minagawa, Tatsuya Nagayama, Akane Sakanoue,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: A group of men converge in Shibuya, Tokyo. Riku has journeyed from the countryside to Shibuya to find his older brother Kento after he couldn’t get in touch with him. He meets musician Ryo who becomes an ally in his quest and they experience the changing landscape of the city. 

Issho de ichiban nagai kubu

一生で一番長い九分 Issho de ichiban nagai kubu

Release Date: November 28th, 2020

Duration: 19 mins.

Director: Kosuke Hishinuma

Writer: Kosuke Hishinuma (Script), 

Starring: Honoka Yoneyama, On, Sayaka Kuon,

Synopsis: A social thriller comedy inspired by an actual incident. One day, a pregnant woman suffers labour pains as she walks in a park. She asks for help from a newly minted office lady who has a phobia due to a molester.

Kakurenbo    Kosuke Hishinuma Film Event Poster

かく恋慕 Kakurenbo

Release Date: November 28th, 2020

Duration: 49 mins.

Director: Kosuke Hishinuma

Writer: Kosuke Hishinuma (Script), 

Starring: Miyu Teshima, Kota Fudauchi, Haruka Imou,

Synopsis: The film runs with the motif of “smell”, something that is invisible and does not appear on the screen. The method of delivery is a story about a couple, Arika and Kouki, who have a strong sense of smell. Arika is a demon and she notices that her husband smells unpleasant. Worried about her husband’s changing scent, she makes a request to her sister Kasumi…

She is Alone    Kanojo wa hitori Film Poster

彼女はひとり Kanojo wa hitori

Release Date: November 29th, 2020

Duration: 60 mins.

Director: Natsuki Nakagawa

Writer: Natsuki Nakagawa (Script), 

Starring: Akari Fukunaga, Hiroto Kanai, Michié, Arata Yamanaka, Yuri Nakamura, Chieko Misaka, Yasuyuki Sakurai, Momoka Eibayashi, Haruna Hori, Ippei Tanaka

Synopsis from Skip City: Sumiko is a high school student who tried to commit suicide. Having come back from the edge of death, she becomes apathetic and now spends her days aimlessly. She begins to blackmail her classmate Hideaki who is dating a teacher at the school.

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