Otome-tachi no Okinawa Sen, Convenience Story, Gekijouban Neko Bukken, Uragiri, From Koshu Kaido with Love, For You – Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivor Story, Gundam: G no Reconguista Movie V – Shisen wo Koete Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

I hope you are well.

This is the first of a two-part trailer post, so come back tomorrow for more!

What is the first batch of films released this weekend?

Otome-tachi no Okinawa Sen Otome-tachi no Okinawa Sen Film Poster

乙女たちの沖縄戦 白梅学徒の記録 Otome-tachi no Okinawa Sen Hakubai Gakuto no Kiroku

Release Date: August 02nd, 2022

Duration: 118 mins.

Documentary Director: Takafumi Ota, Drama Director: Katsuya Matsumura

Writer: Takafumi Ota (Script), 

Starring: Yui Jitsukawa, Tomoe Morita, Kagami Jitsukawa, Yumi Nagai, Masaaki Jonouchi,

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Synopsis: This documentary and drama depicts the story of high school girls who were mobilised to work in a field hospital during the Battle of Okinawa. They received only 18 days of nursing education and went on to treat wounded Japanese soldiers in dire conditions.

Convenience Story    Convenience Story Film Poster

コンビニエンス・ストーリー Konbiniensu Suto-ri-

Release Date: August 05th, 2022

Duration: 97 mins.

Director: Satoshi Miki

Writer: Satoshi Miki (Script), Mark Schilling (Original Story),

Starring: Ryo Narita, Atsuko Maeda, Seiji Rokkaku, Eri Fuse, Yuki Katayama, Ryo Iwamatsu, Kiyohiko Shibukawa,

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Synopsis: Kato is a struggling screenwriter who is trying to write a movie. A trip to a convenience store to buy food to feed his girlfriend’s dog sees him dump the beast in the mountains and get stranded when the car breaks down. He is rescued by Keiko, a bewitching married woman who works at a convenience store he stumbles into  in the wilderness. It is from there that he enters other worlds…

Gekijouban Neko Bukken    Gekijouban Neko Bukken Film Poster Resize

劇場版 ねこ物件 Gekijouban Neko Bukken

Release Date: August 05th, 2022

Duration: 93 mins.

Director: Shinya Ayabe

Writer: Shinya Ayabe (Script), 

Starring: Yuki Furukawa, Mijika Nagai, Kanata Hosoda, Koya Matsudai, Kaisei Kamimura, Takafumi Honda,

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Synopsis: 30-year-old Yuuto lost his parents in an accident at an early age and had grown up in a large Japanese house with his grandfather Kozo. When his grandfather dies, Yuuto is left behind with two cats, Kuro and Char and no house because he has to pay inheritance tax. The real estate agent informs him that the place will be turned into a share house and offers to allow him to live there. The TV show depicts different roommates who take up residence and the film continues this by including a search for a younger brother. The way of searching is to advertise his grandfather’s old home as a cat share house and the former residents return to the house to help him out.

Uragiri    Uragiri Film Poster

ウラギリ Uragiri

Release Date: August 05th, 2022

Duration: 65 mins.

Director: Yuuji Nakamae

Writer: Yuuji Nakamae (Script), 

Starring: Yui Okada, Eri Saito, Haruka Kodama, Yoichi Nukumizu, Ryuji Harada, Jun Toba, 

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Synopsis: A human drama about the difficulty of trust and friendship which focuses on the relationship between Kanako and Sarina, both of whom work at an apparel company. Kanako lends Sarina money, but the next day Sarina disappears and Kanako feels betrayed. A few months later, she receives a phone call that reveals an unexpected truth about Sarina.

From Koshu Kaido with Love  From Koshu Kaido with Love Film Poster

甲州街道から愛を込めて Koushou Kaidou kara Ai o Komete

Release Date: August 05th, 2022

Duration: 82 mins.

Director: Shinji Imaoka

Writer: Futoshi Nakano (Script), 

Starring: Marina Arisato, Rina Ofuruse, Fumiya Endo, Hitomi Wada, Kazuya Asahi,

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Synopsis: Shinji Imaoka (Reiko and the Dolphins, Far Away, Further Away) of has directed this coming-of-age road movie about four people travelling the Koshu highway in a single car. Their number includes Lilico, an unsuccessful musician who has fallen out with her band members, Manami is mentally unstable because her boyfriend just dumped her, Taichi a former musician and freelancer, and his girlfriend Rumi, a bland girl who could be found anywhere. What lies at the end of their journey? A love confession.

For You – Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivor Story    For You - Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivor Story Film Poster

for you 人のために for you Hito no Tame no

Release Date: August 05th, 2022

Duration: 82 mins.

Director: Kazumi Matsumoto

Writer: N/A

Starring: Shigeaki Mori, Kayoko Mori, Naoko Sato, Akiko Nakamoto, Chieko Kiriake,

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Synopsis: A documentary about survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The person on the poster is the historian Shigeaki Mori who is seen embracing President Barack Obama when he visited Hiroshima in 2016. Both Mori and his wife Kayoko are featured in this film as they retrace the path of the American POWs who were exposed to the atomic bomb and the places they have been associated with. There is also mention of the foreign priests who helped rescue people despite exposure to the atomic bombing. Then there is the story of Kayoko’s father, Akikazu Masumura, who helped establish a system to obtain A-bomb survivor’s certificates.

Gundam: G no Reconguista Movie V – Shisen wo Koete   Gundam G no Reconguista Movie V - Shisen wo Koete Film Poster 

劇場版 Gのレコンギスタ V 死線を越えて 「Gekijouban G no Rekongisuta V – Shisen wo Koete

Release Date: August 05th, 2022

Duration: 95 mins.

Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer: Yoshiyuki Tomino (Series Composition), Yoshiyuki Tomino, Hajime Yatate (Original Creator)

Starring: Mark Ishii (Bellri Zenam), Yu Shimamura (Aida Surugan), Minako Kotobuki (Noredo Nug), Takuya Sato (Luin Lee/Mask), Ryota Ohsaka (Klim Nick),

Animation Production: Sunrise

Website ANN MAL

This is the fifth part of a five-part feature film adaptation of the TV series Gundam: G no Reconguista, which was directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino and broadcast from 2014 to 2015.

Synopsis: In the far future, a space war has devastated Earth and its colonies.  Tensions continue between different forces. Main protag Bellri Zenam has been recruited to protect a the Capital Tower, a space elevator which brings resources named Photon Batteries to Earth, and he gets caught up in a space pirate attack led by a high-performance G-Self Mobuke Suit piloted by a girl named Aida is captured. She joins Bellri in an adventure where the two discover more about themselves and their backgrounds.

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