Search results for "Yo Oizumi"

Spirited Away (2001) RT 97% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Apr 2003

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Rumi Hiiragi  •  Miyu Irino  •  Mari Natsuki  •  Takashi Naitô

Howl's Moving Castle (2004) RT 87% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2006

When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Takuya Kimura  •  Akihiro Miwa  •  Tatsuya Gashûin  •  Mitsunori Isaki

The Cat Returns (2002) RT 89% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Feb 2005

Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hiroyuki Morita
CAST:  Chizuru Ikewaki  •  Yoshihiko Hakamada  •  Aki Maeda  •  Takayuki Yamada

Brave Story (2006) RT Audience 70%

Jr. High School Student Wataru and his friends like playing in an abandond building and looking for ghosts. However it seems he is not the only one. Another mysterious student ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Kôichi Chigira
CAST:  Takako Matsu  •  Eiji Wentz  •  Miki Imai  •  Shirô Itô

Kitaro and the Millennium Curse (2008)

Young women disappear one after another in drizzling rain. They all hear the “cursed song” of the Cage Song before they vanish into thin air. Kitaro and his friends ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Katsuhide Motoki
CAST:  Eiji Wentz  •  Rena Tanaka  •  Yo Oizumi  •  Kie Kitano

Phone Call to the Bar 2 (2013)

A friend of the detective has been is murdered. During the investigation, he comes across a source which tells him that his friend was murdered for involvement with the dark ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Hajime Hashimoto
CAST:  Yo Oizumi  •  Ryûhei Matsuda  •  Machiko Ono  •  Tomorowo Taguchi

After School (2008)

A heady brain teaser of a film with unexpected twists and turns, After School reels the audience in with wry humor, quirky characters, and a puzzling mystery. Character actors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenji Uchida
CAST:  Kuranosuke Sasaki  •  Masato Sakai  •  Yo Oizumi  •  Reiko Igarashi

G'mor Evian! (2012)

"Good Morning Everyone!" revolves around a family involved in the punk music scene. Aki (Kumiko Aso) is a former guitarist for a punk band. She became pregnant and gave birth ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Toru Yamamoto
CAST:  Kumiko Aso  •  Ayaka Miyoshi  •  Yo Oizumi  •  Eiko Koike

The Kiyosu Conference (2013)

After the forced suicide of Nobunaga Oda at the Incident at Honnō-ji, powerful figures Katsuie Shibata (Koji Yakusho), Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Yo Oizumi), Nagahide Niwa (Fumiyo ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kôki Mitani
CAST:  Fumiyo Kohinata  •  Kōji Yakusho  •  Yo Oizumi  •  Kyōka Suzuki

Drucker in the Dog-out : A Japanese Baseball Girl Meets Peter Drucker (2011)

The movie is about Minami Kawashima, a high school girl who becomes the manager of her school's baseball team in place of her hospitalized friend, Yuki Miyata. She tries to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Makoto Tanaka
CAST:  Atsuko Maeda  •  Kôji Seto  •  Minami Minegishi  •  Sôsuke Ikematsu

Shiawase no Pan (2012)

Young married couple Rie (Tomoyo Harada) and Sang (Yo Oizumi) move from Tokyo to Lake Toya in Hokkaido Prefecture to start a bakery restaurant named Mani. Sang bakes bread and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Yukiko Mishima
CAST:  Morio Agata  •  Yūta Hiraoka  •  Riki Honda  •  Nobue Iketani

The Detective Is in the Bar (2011)

In the Susukino red light district of Sapporo, a private detective (Yo Oizumi) drinks alcohol with his driver Takada (Ryuhei Matsuda) in his favourite bar. There he receives a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Hajime Hashimoto
CAST:  Yo Oizumi  •  Ryûhei Matsuda  •  Koyuki  •  Toshiyuki Nishida

Kitaro (2007) RT Audience 25%

DVD release: Aug 2008

Kitaro is a half human, half creature who keeps an eye on the human society to save them from the evil attacks from another world. He finds that a magical ball that controls ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Katsuhide Motoki
CAST:  Eiji Wentz  •  Mao Inoue  •  Rena Tanaka  •  Yo Oizumi

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (2009)

Spinning off from the popular Professor Layton puzzle games, this movie brings Layton and his trusty assistant Luke to the big screen to allow fans to enjoy more of the same. ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Masakazu Hashimoto
CAST:  Yo Oizumi  •  Maki Horikita  •  Saki Aibu  •  Iemasa Kayumi

Sugar and Spice (2006)

Recently graduated from high school, 17-year-old Shiro (Yagira Yuya) decides to put off college and work at a gas station instead. Shy and introspective, Shiro understands he ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Isamu Nakae
CAST:  Yūya Yagira  •  Erika Sawajiri  •  Gaku Hamada  •  Chen Bolin

Nasu: Summer in Andalusia (2003)

Pepe Benengeli is a second-class cyclist, only there to support the star member of the team. This summer he is participating in the Tour of Spain, which passes through the ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation
DIRECTION:  Kitarô Kôsaka
CAST:  Yo Oizumi  •  Eiko Koike  •  Minoru Hirano

Budo No Namida (2014)

After a symphonic music career in Europe cut short by hearing loss, Ao (Oizumi Yo) returns home to run his family's farm in Hokkaido alongside younger brother Roku (Sometani ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Yukiko Mishima
CAST:  Yo Oizumi  •  Shôta Sometani  •  Yûko Andô  •  Kyôko Enami

A Bolt from the Blue (2014)

Haruo (Yo Oizumi) has a dream to become the best magician, but, so far, he is only a marginal magician. Haruo also doesn't have parents. He then goes back 40 years in time to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Gekidan Hitori
CAST:  Yo Oizumi  •  Kou Shibasaki  •  Gekidan Hitori  •  Takashi Sasano