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Pom Poko (1994)
A community of magical shapeshifting raccoons desperately struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.
aka: My Neighbors The Yamadas
The Yamadas are a typical middle class Japanese family in urban Tokyo and this film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives. With tales that range from the humourous to the heartbreaking, we see this family cope with life's little conflicts, problems and joys in their own way.
Watch Purinsesu Toyotomi: Three elite officers of Japan?s National Audit Board head to Osaka to conduct their systematic review of expenditure of government money. Striking fear in the hearts of government officials everywhere, due to their status of being independent from the government, ?Demon? Hajime Matsudaira (Shinichi Tsutsumi, Space Battleship Yamato), Tadako Torii (Haruka Ayase, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror) and Asahi Gainsbourg (Masaki Okada, Life Back Then) are thorough in their search for irregularities. When a routine check of castle preservation society the H.R.H. Foundation leads to some unexplained occurrences, the group stand on the cusp of uncovering a 400 year-old secret that...
After a new batch of the zombie outbreak is let loose in Fortune City, Nevada, a new terrifying fight for survival begins. A new hero is requested. Enter Chuck Greene, a devoted father and motocross legend. After his daughter Katey gets bitten by her zombified mother, Chuck retreats from his hometown and makes his way to Fortune City to take part in a new brutal game-show called TIR: Terror is Reality. The game-show consists of contestants doing unspeakable things to zombies while trying to win out over the other opponents. The pure reason that Chuck decides to take part in the show is to pay for the zombrex treatment that his daughter needs to stay alive and stay human. Along the way he must help more stranded civilians escape to safety and take.....
Ryo Saeba, the famed "City Hunter," has been hired by James McGuire, the president-elect of a newly-freed South American country, to protect one of the members of the Japanese Secret Service assigned to his protection detail. The young woman happens to be McGuire's daughter and has been targeted for assassination over a fabulous cache of diamonds that McGuire had discovered while still a freedom-fighter. Saeba, while protecting his charge, also takes it upoin himself to try to get some "mokkori" action going with her...
Rival private eyes Ryo Saeba and Umibozu must find a way into a high-tech luxury hotel to rescue their friends who are being held hostage and stop a mad South American dictator's plans to use the hotel's supercomputer to unleash a nuclear holocaust. Highly reminiscent of Die Hard, right down to a scene where Ryu bunjee-jumps off of the roof of the hotel skyscraper with a fire hose.
Party 7 (2000)
Seven characters, introduced at the start of the film, get thrown together into the same hotel room: a thief who's stolen a suitcase of money from the mob, his ex-girlfriend, her obsessive boyfriend, the mob soldier sent to retrieve the briefcase, another mobster sent to kill them, master voyeur Captain Banana and his new apprentice, The Mister Yellow. Who will end up with the money?
When everyone in town receives invitations to Ataru's wedding, they are shocked to see that his sweetheart Lum is not the bride. Eventually they learn that when Ataru was playing games as a little boy, he stepped on a girl's shadow. Unbeknownst to him, the girl was from extraterrestrial culture where stepping on one's shadow is a form of marriage proposal, and now she and her family have come back to see that Ataru keeps his promise. If he manages to get out of this without being killed by her folks, he'll still have to avoid being torn apart by the hands of Lum.
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Kick-heart (2013)
A love story between two people that each have a secret to hide. One a pro-wrestler, the other a Nun. Losing never felt so good.
Watch Gekijô ban Tengen toppa guren ragan: Guren hen: Simon and Kamina, brothers in arms, take upon themselves to venture beyond the borders of their world, reality and imagination. Venturing further and further into a hidden truth that has kept humanity prisoners for millennia.
Zonbi asu (2011)
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aka: Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison
After his capture for attempted assassination of the Raikage, leader of Kumogakure, as well as killing Jonin from Kirigakure and Iwagakure, Naruto is imprisoned in Hōzukijou: A criminal containment facility known as the Blood Prison. Mui, the castle master, uses the ultimate imprisonment technique to steal power from the prisoners, which is when Naruto notices his life has been targeted. This begins the battle to uncover the truth behind the mysterious murders and prove Naruto's true innocence..
R100 (2013)
<b>R100</b>: An ordinary man with an ordinary life joins a mysterious club. The membership lasts for one year only and there is one rule: no cancellation under any circumstance. The man enters into a whole new exciting world he never before experienced where crazy love goes wilder and crazier. Is it an illusion or is it real? Welcome to the world no one has dared to explore until now!
When the Evil Madame Vadiane kidnaps Chibi-Usa, the senshi rush to her rescue with the aid of Chibi-Usa's new friend, Peruru. After trying to find Chibi-Usa and fight off Vadiane's henchmen to no avail, the three outer senshi (Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto) come to their aid. To rescue Chibi-Usa before she falls into a permanent dream filled sleep, Usagi must enter the Black Dream hole and save her. With some luck and a lot of effort, Sailor Moon saves Chibi-Usa, and she transforms to help Usagi.
Zatôichi (2003)
aka: The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
aka: Zatoichi
aka: 座頭市
Blind Zatoichi makes his living by gambling and giving massages. But behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master swordsman, gifted with lightning-fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. He's destined for violent showdowns when he stumbles on two beautiful geishas avenging their parents' murder... Duels, wit and a touch of zen! Cult anti-hero Zatoichi is back in a sword-fighting adventure written, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano. Japense
Kenji Koiso, an eleventh grade math genius, agrees to take a summer job at the Nagano hometown of his crush...
Stacy (2001)
aka: Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies
aka: Zatoichi
aka: 座頭市
In the early 21st Century, the entire world is struck with a bizarre pandemic which affects young girls between the ages of 15-17. The young girls entered a period of giddiness called "Near Death Happiness" or NDH before dying. Within minutes of death the victim rises again as a flesh-eating zombie, a "Stacy." These Stacies run amok until they are cut into pieces in an act called a, "Repeat-Kill." The government has organized the poorly trained "Romero Repeat-Kill Troops," who rides around on garbage trucks, ordered to act out the disposal of the Stacies. By law, a Stacy may only be Repeat Killed by her loved ones or the Romero Repeat Kill Troops. Through research, it is discovered that the cause of the Stacy phenomenon is the "Butterfly Twinkle Powder" or BTP that accumulates on the Stacies' skin.

Based on the popular Japanese novel by Kenji Otsuki, Stacy is a bloodbath of extreme gore effects and comedy with elements of Resident Evil and George A. RomerO's classic Day of the Dead.
Fiore, an old friend from Mamoru's lonely childhood who couldn't survive on Earth, returns with flowers he promised Mamoru. But, the evil flower Kisenian overpowered Fiore's weak mind and manipulated him into spreading Kisenian's seeds over Earth in an effort to drain energy from everyone on Earth. Kisenian manages to do this because he's deceived Fiore using Fiore's long-lost friendship with Mamoru. It is up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Senshi to stop Kisenian.
The Hidden Fortress: The story follows two greedy peasants in feudal Japan, Tahei and Matashichi, who are returning home from a failed attempt to profit from a war between neighboring clans. En Route they encounter the remnants of the defeated tribe that consists, most notably, of a famous General and a Princess who are hiding out in a fortress in the mountains. General Rokurota Makabe and Princess Yuki need to escape into allied territory with their large supply of gold so that they can rebuild their shattered clan. To do this the Peasants are tricked into helping them, with the promise that they will receive a large share of the gold when the destination is reached. Along the way, the General's prowess is...
A teenage girl finds that she has the ability to leap through time. With her newfound power, she tries to use it to her advantage, but soon finds that tampering with time can lead to some rather discomforting results.
aka: Executive Koala
aka: Zatoichi
aka: 座頭市
Koara kachô: The work done by a Tokyo pickle factory worker--who is a human-sized koala bear--in encouraging an important merger between his company and a South Korean firm is jeopardized after he becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his girlfriend. Will he, his boss (a giant rabbit), and a mini-mart employee (a huge frog) be able to clear his name in time?
aka: Aa! Megamisama! The Movie
aka: Gekijōban "Aa! Megami-sama!
aka: 劇場版「ああっ女神さまっ
A young man and his Angel bride must stop an angry Archangel from destroying Earth by proving that love is the ultimate force in the universe.
GTO (1999)
aka: GTO : Great Teacher Onizuka
aka: Gekijōban "Aa! Megami-sama!
aka: 劇場版「ああっ女神さまっ
Great Teacher Onizuka has taken the anime and manga market by storm, and now he's taking on his first live action movie. GTO is an ex-biker punk who's taken on the formidable job of teaching high school. Lucky for him, street smarts and martial arts are just what the job needs.
40-year-old Jimmy is growing up, or at least he's getting older. While mooching the upper bunk of his ten-year-old nephew's bed, he enjoys the never-ending generosity of his sister Aiko, and dodges the wrath of his impatient brother-in-law Tak. He thinks that if only he could get married all his problems would be solved. But when he falls head over heels for Tak's niece things only go from bad to worse.
aka: "Chô kôsoku! Sankin kôtai" (original title)
aka: Gekijōban "Aa! Megami-sama!
aka: 劇場版「ああっ女神さまっ
During the reign of the eighth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, the Yunagaya Domain in the Tohoku region is a small han. But at the han, there is a gold mine. Suddenly, Masaatsu Naito of Yunagaya Domain receives an order to perform Sankin-kotai within 5 days.

Sankin-kotai is a custom that requires the daimyo to visit the shogun in Edo. Unfortunately, the time needed to visit the shogun in Edo for Masaatsu Naito is 8 days. Masaatsu Naito also learns he received the order because a high ranking government official wants the gold mine. Also, the expense for Sankin-kotai is high and the Yunagaya Domain is such a small han that it seems impossible to complete. Nevertheless, Masaatsu Naito begins an unexpected operation to complete Sankin-kotai in 5 days.
aka: Heitai yakuza
aka: Gekijōban "Aa! Megami-sama!
aka: 劇場版「ああっ女神さまっ
This is the first in the 9 film Hoodlum Soldier series (aka Heitai yakuza). Shintaro Katsu, star of the Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman movies, begins a new film series as a former yakuza drafted into the Japanese Army during WWII. He is befriended by an intellectual conscientious objector serving with him in Manchuria. The brutality both are subjected too leads to them stealing a train. An insightful comedy/drama.
aka: Hibari torimonocho: Kanzashi koban
aka: Gekijōban "Aa! Megami-sama!
aka: 劇場版「ああっ女神さまっ
This is the first "Detective Hibari" movie, chronicling the adventures of a female detective in Shogunate era Japan. This first case takes HIbari and her two sidekicks down many dark alleys trying to find out why a beauty queen was murdered w/her golden hairpin she'd just won in the beauty contest.

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Hibari was a gigantic post-war hit-making singer who was said to have helped Japan heal from defeat with her love songs that were listened to as though to a nation.
One of these songs spoke of "your judo spirit" which just melts the heart, & has emotional impact even if you don't understand the language. Several of her songs remain to this day as "standards" as the best of an Edith Piaf or Judy Garland.
And like Judy Garland, she started out entertaining when she was just a kid. Born in Yokohama in 1937, of Korean descent, she was originally named Kazue Kato.
Her performance name Hibari Misora means "Songbird in a Beautiful Sky." She began filming her first feature at age 11 & by age twelve was already a household name throughout Japan.
She died rather young, at age 52, of a hepatitis-related illness, though it was given out that she died of pneumonia because of the associations of chronic hepatis with drug use.
She looks quite ill in her final concert, called The Phoenix Concert (Fushichou Konsaato, 1988) because it was widely believed she was getting well. She was in fact in great pain that night. She could've been mistaken for a woman fifteen years older, but her voice was still in great shape, & as it turned out, it was to be her farewell concert, & a great one happily recorded for posterity.
Hibari was a lesbian (once married & quickly divorced late her life) & because another singing actress from America was internationally believed to be the same (whether true or not), Hibari was frequently called "The Japanese Doris Day." Though in terms of talent I really do think Piaf is a better comparison.
Her co-stars in Hibari torimonocho: Kanzashi Koban were Kotaro Satomi as a ronin & leading man, plus Chiyonosuke Azuma, Shunji (aka Junji) Sakai, Kenji Susukida & Koinosuke Onoe
News about the disappearance of panties is covered every day." Kyosuke (Ryohei Suzuki) still wears Aiko Completo (Fumika Shimizu) panties to battle evil. Meanwhile, Aiko has mixed emotions and decide to get her panties back from Kyosuke. Kyosuke suffers from the loss of Aiko completo panties and disappears. The biggest enemy yet appears in front of Kyosuke
Ranma ½ (2011)
Watch Ranma ½: Akane (Yui Aragaki) is the youngest of three daughters for Soun Tendo. Her father Soun Tendo (Katsuhisa Namase) runs a dojo for martial arts. Akane hopes to carry on her father's dojo into the distant future. Meanwhile, Akane has been selected to marry Ranma (Kento Kaku), the son of her father's long time friend Genma (Arata Furuta). Akane and Ranma's relationship has developed into a love and hate relationship. Also, Ranma isn't your typical boy. While on a training journey Ranma fell into the Spring of the Drowned Girl and now changes into a women whenever cold water is splashed on him. Warm water will allow him to revert back to a male. Problems arise when Akane's father declares that...
It is two years after the defeat of Majin Buu, and Earth is enjoying a time of peace. Mr. Satan invites all of the Z Fighters to a banquet celebrating the opening of his hotel, but while they are enjoying themselves, they are interrupted by the arrival of Tarble, brother of Vegeta, and Tarble's wife. Tarble tells them how two fighters, formerly henchmen of Frieza, are terrorizing the planet that he now lives on, and he asks for their help in vanquishing these new foes.
Watch Odoru daisosasen the movie 2: Rainbow Bridge wo fuusa seyo!: Rainbow Bridge wo Fuusaseyo!
A lonesome college student, Jiro, is spending his 20th birthday alone, when suddenly, a beautiful girl turns up. The few hours that he spends with her are the most incredible moments of his life and Jiro is overwhelmed by his good-fortune in meeting her. But his happiness does not last long as she disappears as suddenly as she appeared. A year later, on his 21st birthday, Jiro runs into her again at the same restaurant, where she saves him and countless others from a crazy assassin. She looks the same, but this time she is somehow different. It is the beginning of a relationship that would change his life forever.
Yuko receives an invitation for the opening of an auction from a mysterious unknown sender. Likewise, fanatical collectors are summoned to an old mansion whose owner doesn't make an appearance. One after another, each collector disappears and a number of other strange occurrences happen during the night. The questions of what exactly it is that's being auctioned and who the owner of the mansion is must be solved in order for Yuko and Watanuki to get to the bottom of this.
High school student Kyosuke Shikijo (Ryohei Suzuki) is the most talented member of the school's martial arts of the fist club. His late father was detective and Kyosuke share his father's strong sense of justice. Kyosuke also has a secret. Kyosuke likes to wear female underwear and transforms himself into the alter ego "Pervert Mask," wearing female underwear and gaining superhuman powers. This unusual interest also comes from his parents, with his father a masochist and his mother a sadist. By chance, Kyosuke gets the underwear of female high school student Aiko Himeno's (Fumika Shimizu). With her underwear, he gains various pervert techniques and attempts to protect Aiko from a dirty and heinous teacher (Ken Yasuda).
Watch Hanasaku Iroha Home Sweet Home:
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In late 18th century ice is a commodity more valuable than gold. When corrupt officials conspire to form a monopoly and fix its price, a gang of 11 professionals is formed to steal all the royal ice blocks in five storage for a night
Watch One Piece: Mamore! Saigo no daibutai: The Straw Hat Pirate come across an announcement of ex-marine Lieutenant Randolph will be performing his final performance of his famous play. The gang was interested in checking out this play at the theater ship. They find Randolph rehearsing for his final act. The manager has high hopes that Randolph's final act will be a success. Only when 3 actors quit for their own reasons. When the short number of people required to lead the play, Luffy and the others decided to fill in those parts. But they soon learn that Randolph lost his own family to a gang of pirates as a kid. Ever since then, he despises all pirates. Over the years he performed his plays to give courage to those who have also...
Yoo-Suk (Ju-hyuk Kim) looks for a girlfriend who disappeared. Ae-Yeon (Yun-ji Lee) has a fake diamond which her ex-boyfriend gave to her…
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Pedaldance (2013)
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Waterboys (2001)
In a Japanese school, 5 adolescent geeks join the new sport teacher and take up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".
aka: Waterboys
aka: Gekijōban "Aa! Megami-sama!
aka: 劇場版「ああっ女神さまっ
In a Japanese school, 5 adolescent geeks join the new sport teacher and take up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

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