Kengo Yatabe's mother dies and his father is in a coma. He, like his father, was good at kendo. Those days are long gone and he now lofts around as a security guard and generally wastes ...
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Newcomer Shizuka Ishibashi throws herself into the role of Mika, a nurse by day, a 'girlie bar' hostess by night, subject to feelings of anxiety and isolation, and unable to reach through a... See full summary »
Set in Kabukicho, an entertainment and red-light district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The main character Tatsuhiko doesn't have money or a job. One day, he meets a scout who recruits girls ... See full summary »
Minami Kawashima (Atsuko Maeda), a female high school student, unexpectedly becomes the manager of Tokyo's Hodokubo High School baseball team. Soon enough, Minami realizes the team consists... See full summary »
Based on the novel by Kawabata Yasunari, a few graduates gather at their high school for the funeral of their long-lost friend, Yoshida, who just returned from America and died suddenly. As... See full summary »
Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes ... See full summary »
A girl is kidnapped and the perpetrator roams freely. When a similar case occurs along the same road and in similar circumstances a suspect is identified leading to the accused running away... See full summary »
Kengo Yatabe's mother dies and his father is in a coma. He, like his father, was good at kendo. Those days are long gone and he now lofts around as a security guard and generally wastes time. Meeting the young Tooru Kengo is inspired and decides to shape up.