Kenji Mizuhashi

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Pulse (2001)

In the immense city of Tokyo, the darkness of the afterlife lurks some of its inhabitants who are desperately trying to escape the sadness and isolation of the modern world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kiyoshi Kurosawa
CAST:  Haruhiko Kato  •  Kumiko Aso  •  Koyuki  •  Kurume Arisaka

In the immense city of Tokyo, the darkness of the afterlife lurks some of its inhabitants who are desperately trying to escape the sadness and isolation of the modern world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kiyoshi Kurosawa
CAST:  Haruhiko Kato  •  Kumiko Aso  •  Koyuki  •  Kurume Arisaka

Moonlight Whispers (1999)

Satsuki and Takuya are high school students who meet at kendo practice, where they bash one another with wooden swords. They begin an awkward romance, but Takuya soon reveals a masochistic side to his desires. He has been stealing Satsuki's soiled clothing and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akihiko Shiota
CAST:  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Tsugumi  •  Kôta Kusano  •  Harumi Inoue

Satsuki and Takuya are high school students who meet at kendo practice, where they bash one another with wooden swords. They begin an awkward romance, but Takuya soon reveals a masochistic side to his desires. He has been stealing Satsuki's soiled clothing and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akihiko Shiota
CAST:  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Tsugumi  •  Kôta Kusano  •  Harumi Inoue

Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)

As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers, training guide dogs (seeing eye dogs). When he grows to an adult dog, he is taken to a guide dog school, by a friendly, yet firm trainer Satoru Tawada. Although ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoichi Sai
CAST:  Kaoru Kobayashi  •  Kippei Shiina  •  Kazu Matsuda  •  Yukika Sakuratani

As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers, training guide dogs (seeing eye dogs). When he grows to an adult dog, he is taken to a guide dog school, by a friendly, yet firm trainer Satoru Tawada. Although ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoichi Sai
CAST:  Kaoru Kobayashi  •  Kippei Shiina  •  Kazu Matsuda  •  Yukika Sakuratani

The Suicide Manual (2003)

After a group suicide, two journalists investigate the cycle of suicides caused by spirits bound by the Suicide Manual.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Osamu Fukutani
CAST:  Chisato Morishita  •  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Yuko Nakamura  •  Ayaka Maeda

After a group suicide, two journalists investigate the cycle of suicides caused by spirits bound by the Suicide Manual.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Osamu Fukutani
CAST:  Chisato Morishita  •  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Yuko Nakamura  •  Ayaka Maeda

Tokyo Noir (2004)

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In this excursion into Tokyo's dark side, a sexually repressed woman finds liberation by turning tricks at night a sex worker is taken by surprise when her ex drops by and a sex blogger finds strange kinship with a loner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masato Ishioka  •  Naoto Kumazawa
CAST:  Bengal  •  Kenichi Endo  •  Fumina Hara  •  Aya Seki

In this excursion into Tokyo's dark side, a sexually repressed woman finds liberation by turning tricks at night a sex worker is taken by surprise when her ex drops by and a sex blogger finds strange kinship with a loner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masato Ishioka  •  Naoto Kumazawa
CAST:  Bengal  •  Kenichi Endo  •  Fumina Hara  •  Aya Seki

In a Lonely Planet (2011)

Mari lives a comfortable life as a single woman. She has a nice job at a company and resides in an apartment in the suburbs of Tokyo. A couple lives next to door to her. Mari can hear them argue or making happy conversations everyday. One night, when Mari comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takefumi Tsutsui
CAST:  Aya Takekō  •  Go Ayano  •  Takayo Mimura  •  Kenji Mizuhashi

Mari lives a comfortable life as a single woman. She has a nice job at a company and resides in an apartment in the suburbs of Tokyo. A couple lives next to door to her. Mari can hear them argue or making happy conversations everyday. One night, when Mari comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takefumi Tsutsui
CAST:  Aya Takekō  •  Go Ayano  •  Takayo Mimura  •  Kenji Mizuhashi

The Sango Ranger (2013)

On Ishigaki Island, conflict brews over a large-scale bridge construction project. One day, Yajima (Sho Aoyagi), a public official from the Ministry of Environment, is sent to Ishigaki Island. Yajima announces to his colleagues that he is absolutely opposed to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yuji Nakamae
CAST:  Sho Aoyagi  •  Nozomi Sasaki  •  Tetsuhiro Ikeda  •  Atsuko Takahata

On Ishigaki Island, conflict brews over a large-scale bridge construction project. One day, Yajima (Sho Aoyagi), a public official from the Ministry of Environment, is sent to Ishigaki Island. Yajima announces to his colleagues that he is absolutely opposed to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yuji Nakamae
CAST:  Sho Aoyagi  •  Nozomi Sasaki  •  Tetsuhiro Ikeda  •  Atsuko Takahata

Before the Vigil (2013)

Matsuoi and his wife Tsuya moved to Oshima City because of her unpredictable character. Even though Tsuya continues to have affairs, Matsuoi loves her and is a devoted husband. Tsuya is then diagnosed with a cancer and later goes into a coma. Matsuoi then thinks of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Hiroshi Abe  •  Jun Fubuki  •  Kyoko Koizumi  •  Goro Kishitani

Matsuoi and his wife Tsuya moved to Oshima City because of her unpredictable character. Even though Tsuya continues to have affairs, Matsuoi loves her and is a devoted husband. Tsuya is then diagnosed with a cancer and later goes into a coma. Matsuoi then thinks of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Hiroshi Abe  •  Jun Fubuki  •  Kyoko Koizumi  •  Goro Kishitani

Tomie (1998)

Following some trauma in her past that has since been repressed, a young woman is trying to recover her memories with the help of a psychiatrist. During her hypnosis sessions, she repeats the name "Tomie" but is unable to recall where she knows it from. Meanwhile, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ataru Oikawa
CAST:  Miho Kanno  •  Mami Nakamura  •  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Kôta Kusano

Following some trauma in her past that has since been repressed, a young woman is trying to recover her memories with the help of a psychiatrist. During her hypnosis sessions, she repeats the name "Tomie" but is unable to recall where she knows it from. Meanwhile, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ataru Oikawa
CAST:  Miho Kanno  •  Mami Nakamura  •  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Kôta Kusano

Cream Lemon (2004)

Based on the classic adult manga of the same title, this film depicts the love between a stepbrother and sister discovered one weekend when their parents go away. The relationship must come to an end, but not before it changes their lives forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiro Yamashita
CAST:  Yûko Hosoe  •  Sachiko Katsumata  •  Akifumi Miura  •  Kenji Mizuhashi

Based on the classic adult manga of the same title, this film depicts the love between a stepbrother and sister discovered one weekend when their parents go away. The relationship must come to an end, but not before it changes their lives forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiro Yamashita
CAST:  Yûko Hosoe  •  Sachiko Katsumata  •  Akifumi Miura  •  Kenji Mizuhashi

L'amant (2004)

When three older men buy a 17-year-old schoolgirl named Chikako for a year's-worth of sexual services -- her motivation, aside from money, is never explained -- the relationships among the men (whom she calls A. B and C) keep shifting in ways that redefine power ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryuichi Hiroki
CAST:  Nozomi Ando  •  Yuya Endo  •  Ayaka Maeda  •  Jun Murakami

When three older men buy a 17-year-old schoolgirl named Chikako for a year's-worth of sexual services -- her motivation, aside from money, is never explained -- the relationships among the men (whom she calls A. B and C) keep shifting in ways that redefine power ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryuichi Hiroki
CAST:  Nozomi Ando  •  Yuya Endo  •  Ayaka Maeda  •  Jun Murakami

Fishes in August (1998)

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DIRECTION:  Yoichiro Takahashi
CAST:  Ayumi Ito  •  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Ren Osugi  •  Yoshiko Sekino

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DIRECTION:  Yoichiro Takahashi
CAST:  Ayumi Ito  •  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Ren Osugi  •  Yoshiko Sekino

Miyoko (2009)

Based on the life of pioneering manga artist Shinichi Abe, "Miyoko asagaya kibun" starts from the 1970's in Asagaya District of Tokyo where Shinichi Abe began his career with then model girlfriend Miyoko.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshifumi Tsubota
CAST:  Marie Machida  •  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Shoichi Honda  •  Yuya Matsuura

Based on the life of pioneering manga artist Shinichi Abe, "Miyoko asagaya kibun" starts from the 1970's in Asagaya District of Tokyo where Shinichi Abe began his career with then model girlfriend Miyoko.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshifumi Tsubota
CAST:  Marie Machida  •  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Shoichi Honda  •  Yuya Matsuura

Wet Hot Sake (1996)

The best must be the freshest. The best sake also follows the same principle to brew in which it needs the best and freshest raw materials, and also the freshest virgin to make it? Visiting one of a Japanese pub that seems to offer the best warm sake, Mononobe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yôichi Nishiyama
CAST:  Toshiya Fujita  •  Mamoru Watanabe  •  Yuya Miura  •  Misa Jôno

The best must be the freshest. The best sake also follows the same principle to brew in which it needs the best and freshest raw materials, and also the freshest virgin to make it? Visiting one of a Japanese pub that seems to offer the best warm sake, Mononobe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yôichi Nishiyama
CAST:  Toshiya Fujita  •  Mamoru Watanabe  •  Yuya Miura  •  Misa Jôno

Rock'n'Roll Mishin (2002)

Kenji has a dull life. He is unmotivated at the office, and unable to break off a lukewarm relationship with his girlfriend. Then, he meets an old classmate from high school, Ryoichi. Ryoichi says he's starting up a clothing brand with a group of friends. One day, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Urara Awata  •  Ryo Kase  •  Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Kenji has a dull life. He is unmotivated at the office, and unable to break off a lukewarm relationship with his girlfriend. Then, he meets an old classmate from high school, Ryoichi. Ryoichi says he's starting up a clothing brand with a group of friends. One day, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Kenji Mizuhashi  •  Urara Awata  •  Ryo Kase  •  Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Jam Films 2 (2004)

Jam Films 2 features 4 short films by different Japanese directors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junji Kojima  •  Eiki Takahashi  •  Kouki Tange  •  Hidenori Inoue
CAST:  Daiki Arioka  •  Kumiko Aso  •  Mikako Ichikawa  •  Shigeru Saiki

Jam Films 2 features 4 short films by different Japanese directors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junji Kojima  •  Eiki Takahashi  •  Kouki Tange  •  Hidenori Inoue
CAST:  Daiki Arioka  •  Kumiko Aso  •  Mikako Ichikawa  •  Shigeru Saiki

Canary (2004)

Two children, each abandoned by their families, come together in the wake of the Sarin gas attack in Tokyo. Based on the true events of the deadly gas attacks perpetrated by members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult on the Tokyo subway system.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akihiko Shiota
CAST:  Hoshi Ishida  •  Mitsuki Tanimura  •  Hidetoshi Nishijima  •  Miyako Koda

Two children, each abandoned by their families, come together in the wake of the Sarin gas attack in Tokyo. Based on the true events of the deadly gas attacks perpetrated by members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult on the Tokyo subway system.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akihiko Shiota
CAST:  Hoshi Ishida  •  Mitsuki Tanimura  •  Hidetoshi Nishijima  •  Miyako Koda

Tomie: Beginning (2005)

Within days after the mysterious new student Kawagami Tomie joins a high school classroom, all hell literally breaks loose. Simple in-fighting between boys and girls over Tomie's oppressive shadow soon gives way to mind-breaking violence, culminating in a grizzly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ataru Oikawa
CAST:  Rio Matsumoto  •  Asami Imajuku  •  Yuka Iwasaki  •  Akifumi Miura

Within days after the mysterious new student Kawagami Tomie joins a high school classroom, all hell literally breaks loose. Simple in-fighting between boys and girls over Tomie's oppressive shadow soon gives way to mind-breaking violence, culminating in a grizzly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ataru Oikawa
CAST:  Rio Matsumoto  •  Asami Imajuku  •  Yuka Iwasaki  •  Akifumi Miura

Sunday's Dream (2005)

Kazuya goes to live with his mother Shinobu because his father, Yoshiki, who works in the same company, has fired him according to the company policy regarding redundancy. However, Shinobu soon gets remarried to Sakamoto depriving Kazuya of a place to stay. He then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoichiro Takahashi
CAST:  Tetsu Watanabe  •  Yumika Hayashi  •  Lily  •  Kenji Mizuhashi

Kazuya goes to live with his mother Shinobu because his father, Yoshiki, who works in the same company, has fired him according to the company policy regarding redundancy. However, Shinobu soon gets remarried to Sakamoto depriving Kazuya of a place to stay. He then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoichiro Takahashi
CAST:  Tetsu Watanabe  •  Yumika Hayashi  •  Lily  •  Kenji Mizuhashi
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