ASIA: japanese movies

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1. Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

The trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Japan.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto | Stars: Pîtâ, Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshimi Jô, Koichi Nakamura

Votes: 3,885


2. Taboo (1999)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, History, Thriller

75 Metascore

The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 6,713 | Gross: $0.05M

Hidden gem.


3. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy

A visually stylish tale of two male prisoners bonded by emotion, love and murder.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Masanobu Andô, Shunsuke Kubozuka, Kiyohiko Shibukawa

Votes: 1,831

too strange but kind of nice


4. Gay Lovers (2007)

67 min | Drama, Romance

After Noboru saves Hayase from drowning by giving him mouth-to-mouth, Hayase grows confused about his feelings. It doesn't help that around the same time he meets Noboru's twin brother Ryu who has a very different, outgoing personality.

Director: Kei Horie | Stars: Takumi Saitoh, Ryûnosuke Kawai, Yutsuki Kato, Makoto Sakamoto

Votes: 191


5. Bokura no ai no kanade (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

Maki is a young gay music student who's completely smitten with his classmate Ruiku, who plays piano with incredible passion but is cold and distant to everyone. Maki decides to do whatever it takes to get Ruiku to return his feelings.

Director: Yôka Kusano | Stars: Tsuyoshi Hayata, Teru Toko, Masato Uchiyama, Namihiko Ômura

Votes: 43


6. Sukitomo (2006)

70 min | Drama

Story about two boys, a girl and an unusual love triangle.

Director: Mitsuhiro Mihara | Stars: Takumi Saitoh, Hiroki Aiba

Votes: 93


7. Junjô (2010)

87 min | Drama, Romance

Through a coincidence Tozaki runs into Kurata, his first crush from high school. They begin a relationship, but Kurata's jealousy starts causing problems.

Director: Satoshi Kaneda | Stars: Rakuto Tochihara, Yûta Takahashi, Mitsuyoshi Shinoda, Miki Isa

Votes: 109

based on FUJIYAMA Hyouta manga


8. First Love (2007)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A story about coming of age, coming out and a gay marriage that is sprinkled with both love and comedy, at the centre of which is a teenager who doesn't yet know what he wants.

Director: Kôichi Imaizumi | Stars: Hiroshi Murakami, Teppen Matsunoki, Ryôya Kawashima, Shinji Horie

Votes: 72

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9. Udagawachô de matteteyo (2015)

65 min | Romance

Momose is a plain, awkward, but earnest high school boy. Momose happens to spot his classmate Yashiro cross-dressing in Tokyo's trendy Shibuya ward.

Director: Noriko Yuasa | Stars: Mario Kuroba, Ryûgi Yokota

Votes: 69

Hideyoshico manga from 2012


10. No Touching at All (2014)

84 min | Drama, Romance

On the first day of Shima's new job he met a man with a hangover in the elevator. That was his first meeting with his new boss, Togawa. Though Togawa seemed rude and cross, Shima was drawn ... See full summary »

Director: Chihiro Amano | Stars: Shôichi Matsuda, Yuya Mito, Masashi Taniguchi, Shô Tomita

Votes: 461

YONEDA KOU manga from 2008 now made into movie


11. Gymnasium Baby (2008)


Jun, the ace in his swimming team, lost against his rival, Naoki, at the summer college tournament. But since then there is a special feeling between them..

Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa | Stars: Ema Fujisawa, Megumi Haruno, Makoto Kawahara, Mirei Kiritani

Votes: 64


13. Words of Devotion (2008)

72 min | Drama, Romance

Ootani and Tachibana have been inseparable since high school. Now that they're in college, they live together, they're happy and everything seems prefect. But their little world is ... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Kaneda | Stars: Hidenori Tokuyama, Yasuka Saito, Rinako Matsuoka, Masashi Kagami

Votes: 242

KONNO Keiko manga from 2000 now made into movie.


Only the names are taken from the oryginal manga, guys!


15. Boys Love (2006 Video)

90 min | Drama

Mr. Aio is a teacher at an all boys boarding school, and when his boyfriend breaks up with him he gets over her by having sex, with a guy. The guy he has sex with is a new student at the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kôtarô Terauchi | Stars: Yoshikazu Kotani, Takumi Saitoh, Hiroya Matsumoto, Masashi Taniguchi

Votes: 486

related to TACHIBANA KAIMU manga


16. Boys Love 2 (2007)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

An erotic cat and mouse game set in an all-boys' prep school.

Director: Kôtarô Terauchi | Stars: Yoshikazu Kotani, Atsumi Kanno, Yuuki Kawakubo, Kazunori Tani

Votes: 262

related to TACHIBANA KAIMU manga


17. Takumi-kun Series: Soshite harukaze ni sasayaite (2007)

Comedy, Drama

A 2nd year student is assigned a handsome new roommate at the start of the school year.

Director: Kazuhiro Yokoyama | Stars: Tomo Yanagishita, Keisuke Kato, Yasuka Saito, Yukihiro Takiguchi

Votes: 181

related to Gotou Shinobu (story) & Ooya Kazumi (art) manga


18. Takumi-kun Series: Nijiiro no garasu (2009)

74 min | Drama

Takumi and Gii are now a couple, but Takumi is still uncomfortable with showing affection. Not only that, but Takumi grows jealous when Gii starts paying attention to a good-looking first year student. Is Gii's love really that fickle?

Director: Takeshi Yokoi | Stars: Kyosuke Hamao, Daisuke Watanabe, Yukihiro Takiguchi, Yûta Takahashi

Votes: 127

related to Gotou Shinobu (story) & Ooya Kazumi (art)

Later don't forget to watch "The Making of Takumi-kun 2" :) Just 50 minutes.


19. Takumi-kun Series: Bibou no diteiru (2010)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Another school year is starting. Upon meeting up with Gii, Takumi is worried when it turns out Gii has changed, suddenly acting cold and distant. Could their relationship be in danger for real this time?

Director: Takeshi Yokoi | Stars: Kyosuke Hamao, Daisuke Watanabe, Yukihiro Takiguchi, Ryôma Baba

Votes: 114

related to Gotou Shinobu (story) & Ooya Kazumi (art)

Later don't forget to watch "The Making of Takumi-kun 3" ;) Just 43 minutes.


20. Takumi-kun Series: Pure (2010)

79 min | Drama, Romance

Takumi's and Gii's friends and their relationship troubles.

Director: Takeshi Yokoi | Stars: Ryôma Baba, Taiki Naito, Yukihiro Takiguchi, Ryô Mitsuya

Votes: 122

related to Gotou Shinobu (story) & Ooya Kazumi (art)


21. Takumi-kun shirîzu: Ano, hareta aozora (2011)

89 min | Drama, Romance

Gii and Takumi are trying to get thought this school year, without being seen together and it still hurts, but takumi's "human" phobia is still better. It's close to the day of his older ... See full synopsis »

Director: Takeshi Yokoi | Stars: Kyosuke Hamao, Daisuke Watanabe, Yukihiro Takiguchi, Ryôma Baba

Votes: 108

related to Gotou Shinobu (story) & Ooya Kazumi (art)


22. Seven Days: Monday - Thursday (2015)

66 min | Comedy, Romance

Toji is a popular high school boy who is easy to get, but difficult to keep. He will date anyone who asks him on a Monday, but is done with the person by the end of the week. Fellow student... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Yokoi | Stars: Tomoki Hirose, Yûki Hiyori, Rin Ishikawa, Itsuki Sagara

Votes: 294

based on Takarai Rihito and Tachibana Venio manga

manga: Seryou is seme, Shino is uke live action: Seryou is uke, Shino is seme


23. Seven Days: Friday - Sunday (2015)

82 min | Comedy, Romance

The second part, the first part is Seven days Monday - Thursday. The continuation of Seryou and Shinos date week, two high school students.

Director: Kenji Yokoi | Stars: Tomoki Hirose, Yûki Hiyori, Rin Ishikawa, Itsuki Sagara

Votes: 251

based on Takarai Rihito and Tachibana Venio manga

manga: Seryou is seme, Shino is uke live action: Seryou is uke, Shino is seme


30. Okoge (1992)

120 min | Drama, Romance

Sayoko, a young woman, meets Goh and his older gay lover Tochi, and invites them to use a room in her apartment. The three become good friends until Tochi's wife threatens to expose Tochi ... See full summary »

Director: Takehiro Nakajima | Stars: Misa Shimizu, Takehiro Murata, Takeo Nakahara, Atsushi Fukazawa

Votes: 181 | Gross: $0.25M


31. The Depths (2010)

121 min | Drama

Be-hwan is a famous Korean fashion photographer visiting Japan at the request of his friend Gil-su to take pictures of his wedding. On the day of Gil-su's wedding, however, the bride ... See full summary »

Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi | Stars: Min-Joon Kim, Hôshi Ishida, Soji Arai, Min-jong Kim

Votes: 145


35. Waterboys (2001)

91 min | Comedy, Sport

In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Akifumi Miura, Kôen Kondô

Votes: 2,341

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36. Hush! (2001)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

Basics: 2 guys who are gay, one female who is lonely for someone to love. The woman approaches 1 of the guys and wants him to seed her would be child. Gay guy 1 moves through the movie with... See full synopsis »

Director: Ryosuke Hashiguchi | Stars: Reiko Kataoka, Kazuya Takahashi, Seiichi Tanabe, Yôko Akino

Votes: 596 | Gross: $0.02M


37. Like Grains of Sand (1995)

129 min | Drama, Romance

The movie is built around the very complex relationships between Yoshida, leaving Shimizu for Aihara (or at least he tries to), and his friend Ito, whose love for Yoshida seems to have ... See full summary »

Director: Ryosuke Hashiguchi | Stars: Yoshinori Okada, Ayumi Hamasaki, Kouji Yamaguchi, Kumi Takada

Votes: 1,281


38. Boy's Choir (2000)

129 min | Drama, Music

The lives of two orphan boys begin to intertwine when the choir and the feelings they share bring them closer to one another.

Director: Akira Ogata | Stars: Atsushi Itô, Sora Tôma, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryoko Takizawa

Votes: 211


39. Slight Fever of a 20-Year-Old (1993)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

The story of two young hustlers, Tatsuro and Shin, and her two female friends. Everything seems to work, until the day Shin declares he's in love with Tatsuro.

Director: Ryosuke Hashiguchi | Stars: Yoshihiko Hakamada, Reiko Kataoka, Masashi Endô, Sumiyo Yamada

Votes: 257


40. Three Stories of Love (2015)

140 min | Drama

Atsushi is a civic construction worker who was widowed following a random murder. Toko's husband is neither interested in her nor in how his mother treats his wife. Shinomiya is a lawyer ... See full summary »

Director: Ryosuke Hashiguchi | Stars: Tamae Andô, Lily Franky, Ryô Ikeda, Hana Kino

Votes: 155

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41. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

Votes: 11,773 | Gross: $2.29M


42. Kakera: A Piece of Our Life (I) (2009)

107 min | Drama

The story of the relationship between a college student whose relationship with her boyfriend is going nowhere and a bisexual medical artist who makes prosthetic body parts.

Director: Momoko Andô | Stars: Hikari Mitsushima, Eriko Nakamura, Ken Mitsuishi, Tasuku Nagaoka

Votes: 250

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44. Natural Woman 2010 (2010)

104 min | Drama, Romance

Yoko and Hanayo fell in love while working together as manga artist at their university newspaper. The intensity of their affair was such that for years after their breakup Yoko avoided ... See full summary »

Director: Seiichi Nomura | Stars: Ayano, Erena, Ayumi Kinoshita, Riki Miura

Votes: 13

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45. Love My Life (2006)

96 min | Drama

Ichiko and Eri are two beautiful Japanese Uni students who are in a lesbian relationship. Ichiko comes out to her father who tells her he is also gay and her mother was a lesbian. Her best ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Kawano | Stars: Rei Yoshii, Asami Imajuku, Naomi Akimoto, Miyoko Asada

Votes: 758

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46. Maria Watches Over Us (2010)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

This is a live action movie based on the anime TV series.

Director: Kôtarô Terauchi | Stars: Nana Akiyama, Haru, Kaoru Hirata, Alice Hirose

Votes: 22

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47. Love/Juice (2000)

78 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

Twenty-something lesbian Chinatsu shares a one-bedroom apartment with heterosexual Kyoko. Although they have a passing attraction, Kyoko is mostly interested in men, especially one who work in a pet store.

Director: Kaze Shindô | Stars: Mika Okuno, Chika Fujimura, Toshiya Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima

Votes: 184


48. Mutilation (1967)

Not Rated | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

When the two lovers Yukio and Minoru meet again after four years of separation, they find that their old feelings are not dead. The problem is that Yukio is now married. But things get ... See full summary »

Director: Seiichi Fukuda | Stars: Kaoru Miya, Mari Nagisa, Noriko Chigetsu, Masao Chirakawa

Votes: 8

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49. With Beauty and Sorrow (1965)

106 min | Drama, Romance