Search results for "Masami Nagasawa"

Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003)

Forty-two years after her first visit in Tokyo, Mothra returns to warn mankind that they must return Mechagodzilla, along with Godzilla's bones, to the sea, for the dead must ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Foreign • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Masaaki Tezuka
CAST:  Noboru Kaneko  •  Miho Yoshioka  •  Mitzuki Koga  •  Hiroshi Koizumi

Go find a psychic! (2009)

Once a year, on Christmas Eve, Cafe Telekinesis holds a real psychic party. At the party, psychics gather together to show off their abilities while for the rest of the year ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Katsuyuki Motohiro
CAST:  Masami Nagasawa  •  Hiroki Miyake  •  Suwa Masashi  •  Osamu Tsuji

I Wish (2011) RT 94% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 2012

Two young brothers at opposite ends of Kyushu devise a magical plan to reunite their separated parents in Hirokazu Koreeda's benign and superbly acted picture of family life.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Hirokazu Koreeda
CAST:  Koki Maeda  •  Oshiro Maeda  •  Ryôga Hayashi  •  Nene Otsuka

Nada Sōsō (2006)

Tears for You is a love story about two step-siblings, Yota (Satoshi Tsumabuki) and Kaoru (Masami Nagasawa). Long ago, Yota's mother (Kyoko Koizumi) married Kaoru's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Nobuhiro Doi
CAST:  Satoshi Tsumabuki  •  Masami Nagasawa  •  Kumiko Aso  •  Eiichirô Funakoshi

Cobalt Blue (2009)

Cobalt Blue is the story of three childhood friends—Ryoko (Masami Nagasawa), Kazuya (Shinji Rachi), and Daisuke (Seiji Fukushi)—who grow up together on a remote island of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yosuke Nakagawa
CAST:  Masami Nagasawa  •  Seiji Fukushi  •  Kuranosuke Sasaki  •  Shinji Rachi

The Last Chance: Diary of Comedians (2013)

The movie follows the life of an unpopular comedy duo. The duo, called "Boso Swimmers", have been working together for 12 years, but the duo sees little future in their comedy ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Teruyoshi Uchimura
CAST:  Masami Nagasawa  •  Fumino Kimura  •  Haruna Kawaguchi  •  Atsushi Itō

Kiyoku yawaku (2013) RT Audience 25%

Kanna Seto lost her childhood friend Haruta in a car accident when she was a freshman in high school. Carrying the emotional pain from that incident throughout her life, Kanna ...  (more)

GENRES: Romance
DIRECTION:  Takehiko Shinjo
CAST:  Masami Nagasawa  •  Masaki Okada  •  Kengo Kora  •  Chizuru Ikewaki

Sunshine Ahead (2010)

Based on a true story, "Sunshine Ahead" tells the story of environmentalist Koji Kinjo & his wife who embarks on a ambitious plan to create coral reefs in the sea. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toshio Lee
CAST:  Takashi Okamura  •  Yasuko Matsuyuki  •  Hisashi Yoshizawa  •  Meiken Itô

Love Strikes! (2011)

Set one year after the drama series "Moteki." 31-year-old Yukiyo Fujimoto (Mirai Moriyama) doesn't have money, dreams or a girlfriend. He has left his job at a staffing firm ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Hitoshi Ohne
CAST:  Mirai Moriyama  •  Masami Nagasawa  •  Kumiko Aso  •  Riisa Naka

Yomigaeri (2002)

When dead people starts returning to the small Japanese town of Aso, government official Kawada is dispatched to uncover the “truth”.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Akihiko Shiota
CAST:  Tsuyoshi Kusanagi  •  Yūko Takeuchi  •  Yuriko Ishida  •  Shô Aikawa

From up on Poppy Hill (2011) RT 83% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2013

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama
DIRECTION:  Goro Miyazaki
CAST:  Teruyuki Kagawa  •  Masami Nagasawa  •  Junichi Okada  •  Keiko Takeshita

Gaku: Minna no Yama (2011)

The film stars Oguri Shun as an experienced mountain climber and rescue team volunteer named Shimazaki Sanpo. Sanpo loves the mountains and wants as many people as possible to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Osamu Katayama
CAST:  Shun Oguri  •  Masami Nagasawa  •  Atsuro Watabe  •  Takuya Ishida

Robot Contest (2003)

Written and directed by Tomoyuki Furumaya, this movie's premise allowed for a sneak peek into one of Japan's many robotic competitions.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Tomoyuki Furumaya
CAST:  Masami Nagasawa  •  Shun Oguri  •  Atsushi Itō  •  Takashi Tsukamoto

Touch (2005) RT Audience 50%

Twin brothers, Tatsuya (Shota Saito) and Kazuya (Keita Saito), grew up with their next door neighbor Minami (Masami Nagasawa) like siblings. Minami's dream is that her ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Isshin Inudô
CAST:  Masami Nagasawa  •  Shota Saito  •  Keita Saito  •  Nozomi Ando

The Last Snow (2002)

A 10-year-old boy starts to die of neglect when his widowed father spends too much time forsaking his parental duties in favour of playboy activities and a jet-set life-style.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiko Obayashi
CAST:  Tomokazu Miura  •  Bengal  •  Mai Hosho  •  Atsuko Sudo

Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World (2004) RT Audience 83%

While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Takao Osawa  •  Masami Nagasawa  •  Mirai Moriyama  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki

The House of Small Cubes (2008)

As his town is flooded by water, an old man builds his home higher and higher to stay dry. When his pipe falls through the water, he has to revisit each layer of memories to ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Kunio Katô
CAST:  Masami Nagasawa

Pyrokinesis (2000) RT Audience 20%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Junko was born with a type of ESP called pyrokinesis which she can use to incinerate anyone and anything at will. Junko is secretly in love with Kazuki, a young man who works ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Shusuke Kaneko
CAST:  Akiko Yada  •  Ryûji Harada  •  Masami Nagasawa  •  Hisashi Yoshizawa

Hidden Fortress: The Last Princess (2008)

After the Akizuku clan fall in defeat to rival clan Yamana, Princess Yuki (Nagasawa Masami) and general Rokurota (Hiroshi Abe), take cover in a hidden fortress, along with ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Shinji Higuchi
CAST:  Jun Matsumoto  •  Masami Nagasawa  •  Kippei Shiina  •  Daisuke Miyagawa