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1. Iryû: Team Medical Dragon (2006– )

Drama

8.4
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Ryutaro Asada, a renegade but brilliant surgeon, was being framed for a misdiagnosis and let go by the North Japanese Hospital. He went into exile and lived in a seaside shack when he was ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenji Sakaguchi, Teppei Koike, Sadao Abe, Tetsuhiro Ikeda

Votes: 131

2. Wasted Land (2009– )

Drama

8.4
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Iki Tadashi is a military leader who was captured by the Soviets during World War II. Treated as a war criminal, he was sentenced to many years of labor in a harsh Siberian detention camp. ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroo Ôtaka, Toshiaki Karasawa, Emi Wakui, Mikako Tabe

Votes: 32

3. Marumo no Okite: Special (2014 TV Movie)

Family

8.3
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Stars: Sadao Abe, Mana Ashida, Fuku Suzuki

Votes: 6

4. Marumo no okite (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Family

8.3
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Director: Hidenori Jôhô | Stars: Sadao Abe, Mana Ashida, Fuku Suzuki, Masako Chiba

Votes: 15

5. Tiger & Dragon (2005– )

Comedy

8.1
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The show revolves around Rakugo, a traditional Japanese comedy that can look back on a 400 year long history. It tells about a Yakuza who goes to a Rakugo performer to collect debts, and a talented comedian who tries to change his destiny.

Stars: Sadao Abe, Yû Aoi, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Yôsuke Asari

Votes: 156

6. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )

Drama

8.0
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This story follows a young man named Makoto who lives in Ikebukuro West Gate Park, an area known for youth delinquency and gangs. In fact, one of Makoto's best friends from high school, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 258

7. Kisarazu Cat's Eye (2002– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Twenty-one year old former high school baseball player, Kohei (nickname: Bussan), learns that he is dying from cancer. He is told that he only has six months to live, and decides that he ... See full summary »

Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Shô Sakurai, Wakana Sakai, Yoshinori Okada

Votes: 150

8. Going My Home (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2012)

120 min | Drama

8.0
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Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Aoi Miyazaki, You

Votes: 5

9. Going My Home (2012– )

54 min | Drama

7.9
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Ryota Tsuboi is a producer for a CM production company. His wife Sae is a food stylist. She is also enthusiastic about her daughter Moe's education and her work. Ryota goes to Nagano to see his father. There he has a strange meeting.

Stars: Aoi Tatsumi, Hiroshi Abe, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Aoi Miyazaki

Votes: 107

10. After Life (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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91 Metascore

After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima, Takashi Naitô

Votes: 9,078 | Gross: $0.80M

11. Bokura no jidai (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Shun Oguri, Hirokazu Koreeda, Sawako Agawa

Votes: 14

12. Marumo's Story (2011– )

Drama

7.6
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Stars: Sadao Abe, Mana Ashida, Fuku Suzuki, Masako Chiba

Votes: 50

13. Idaten: Tokyo Olympics Story (2019)

Comedy, Drama, History

7.5
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Told by Kokontei Shinsho V, Idaten: Tokyo Olympics Story told the series of stories between Tokyo and the Olympics. The stories includes the story of how Kanakura Shizo (Nakamura Kankuro), ... See full summary »

Stars: Kento Hayashi, Kaho, Edvin Endre, Kankurô Nakamura

Votes: 11

14. Anone (2018)

54 min | Drama

7.5
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One day a woman named Anone is getting ready to leave her home for work when she accidentally drops her wedding ring. As she searches for it she finds quite a bit of cash under the floor. ... See full summary »

Stars: Sadao Abe, Noriko Eguchi, Eita, Shôhei Hino

Votes: 49

15. Unfair (2006– )

Mystery

7.5
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Yukihira Natsumi is a no-nonsense, intelligent Tokyo homicide cop known as the department's "number one" case closer who nevertheless also has a bad reputation for not working well with ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryôko Shinohara, Eita, Sadao Abe, Seiichiro Furumoto

Votes: 82

16. Dare yori mo mama wo aisu (2006– )

Drama

7.4
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Stars: Sadao Abe, Kazuyuki Aijima, Ran Itô, Tetsuji Tamayama

Votes: 10

17. Kokoro ga Pokitto ne (2015– )

54 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Everyone has a worry or two in life. Not to mention all the anxieties of the modern world that add to our list of worries. Crazy For Me is a romantic comedy centered around 4 melancholy ... See full summary »

Stars: Sadao Abe, Kiko Mizuhara, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Naohito Fujiki

Votes: 18

18. Kamikaze Girls (2004)

102 min | Comedy

7.2
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56 Metascore

Momoko, a strange and seemingly emotionless girl obsessed with 18th century France, befriends a Yanki biker and the two experience the ups and downs of their unusual lives in a rural Japanese town.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kyoko Fukada, Anna Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Sadao Abe

Votes: 6,564

19. Taira no Kiyomori (2012–2013)

Drama, History

7.2
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The 51st NHK Taiga drama recounts the life of Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181), a general of the Heian period, who established the first samurai-based government in Japan.

Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Hiroki Yamura, Hiroshi Tamaki

Votes: 37

20. Takashi Miike × Sho Aikawa: Zatoichi (2008 Video)

166 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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In addition to churning out crowd-pleasers like Crows Zero, Like a Dragon, and Sukiyaki Western Django, maverick director Miike Takashi also found time to return to theater in 2007. ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Sadao Abe, Shô Aikawa, Saki Asami, Ken'ichi Endô

Votes: 13

21. It's Okay to Laugh! (1982– )

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Talk-Show

7.1
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Morita Kazuyoshi Hour: Waratte Iitomo. (Morita Kazuyoshi Hour: It's Okay to Laugh!) was a Japanese variety show aired every weekday on Fuji TV. The show was hosted by Tamori (Kazuyoshi ... See full summary »

Stars: Tamori, Adeyto, Yuki Nozawa, Yuma Sanada

Votes: 21

22. Tokiwa-so no seishun (1996)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Jun Ichikawa | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Sadao Abe, Satoko Abe, Arata Furuta

Votes: 60

23. Miracle Apples (2013)

129 min | Drama

7.0
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In their hometown of Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Akinori Kimura (Sadao Abe) and his wife Mieko (Miho Kanno) open an apple orchard. Because of Meiko's allergic reaction to pesticides, ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Sadao Abe, Miho Kanno, Mieko Harada, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Votes: 186

24. Paco and the Magical Book (2008)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Ayaka Wilson, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Anna Tsuchiya

Votes: 445

25. Boku no mahô tsukai (2003– )

Comedy

7.0
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Stars: Hideaki Itô, Ryôko Shinohara, Masahiko Nishimura, Sadao Abe

Votes: 13

26. Tsubasa no oreta tenshitachi (2006– )

37 min | Drama

7.0
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Stars: Asami Kumakiri, Sadao Abe, Takumi Bando, Reina

Votes: 58

27. Unfair: Code Breaking (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Mystery

7.0
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Director: Yasushi Ueda | Stars: Ryôko Shinohara, Eita, Sadao Abe, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 31

28. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )
Episode: My City Has Become A Battlefield (2000)

Drama

7.0
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Skirmishes are breaking out between the gangs and there are fatalities. Kana reveals the identity of her attacker. Makoto discovers Hikaru's mental disorder and police chief Yokoyama organizes a major battle.

Directors: Fuminori Kaneko, Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 5

29. Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)

109 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.9
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The humanity is suffering from murders all over the globe, called "Mincemeat murders". High school student, Izumi Shinichi has a parasite living off him, having replaced his right hand, and he might be the discoverer of truth.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Eri Fukatsu, Ai Hashimoto, Kazuki Kitamura

Votes: 3,642

30. To Heart (1999)

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Adapted from a dating sim game of the same name. Fujita Hiroyuki is an always sleepy and difficult to motivate high school boy, but he has a kind heart, and the gift to make friends with ... See full summary »

Stars: Jessica Calvello, Wayne Grayson, Megan Hollingshead, Mai Hoshikawa

Votes: 54

31. Helen the Baby Fox (2006)

104 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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Leaving school for the day, seven-year old Taichi finds a baby fox alongside a road in rural Hokkaido. The two bond, and Taichi decides to leave the fox with the police as a lost item. The ... See full summary »

Director: Keita Kôno | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Arashi Fukasawa, Ryôko Kobayashi

Votes: 188

32. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )
Episode: Don't Put Your Hand On My Baba! (2000)

Drama

6.8
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Ritsuko has been doing well in the Dream Connection pyramid scheme, but she's been acting very strangely. Indeed, other Dream Connection members are behaving oddly too. Perhaps there's something in the tea.

Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 5

33. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )
Episode: Farewell, Dear Friends (2000)

Drama

6.8
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Shun is acting strangely and Masa sees Hikaru meeting Yamai. The Black Angels boost their membership and are now serious rivals to the G-Boys. The police seem to be taking sides in the dispute between the gangs.

Directors: Fuminori Kaneko, Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 5

34. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )
Episode: I Fell In Love With A Girl From Odaiba (2000)

Drama

6.8
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Kana reveals her dark side. Yamai pays a visit to Hikaru. Masa is pursued by a gang of Yamanba girls who demand a large amount of cash to pay for an abortion, claiming that he has ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 5

35. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )
Episode: I Will Take The Enemy! (2000)

Drama

6.8
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Makoto and Hikaru visit a "couple kissa" cafe to observe a suspect in the strangling cases. Meanwhile, Ritsuko goes to extraordinary lengths in order to meet a handsome dentist.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 6

36. Dreams for Sale (2012)

134 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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After losing their restaurant in a fire, a husband and wife come up with a strange plan to rebuild their shattered finances: marrying the husband off to a series of lonely women and defrauding them.

Director: Miwa Nishikawa | Stars: Yûsuke Iseya, Takako Matsu, Teruyuki Kagawa, Tamae Andô

Votes: 349

37. Kisarazu Cats' Eye: Sayonara Game (2006)

131 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Bussan refuses to accept his death and returns to Kisarazu as a ghost to make peace with his friends. Unfortunately his reappearance brings unforeseen consequences.

Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Shô Sakurai, Wakana Sakai, Yoshinori Okada

Votes: 137

38. Eyes of the Spider (1998)

83 min | Crime, Thriller

6.6
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A man discovers a darker side of himself after exacting revenge on his daughter's killer.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Duncan, Ren Osugi, Sadao Abe

Votes: 347

39. Kisarazu Cat's Eye: Nihon Series (2003)

123 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.6
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Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Shô Sakurai, Wakana Sakai, Yoshinori Okada

Votes: 141

40. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )
Episode: Lover From A Distant Country (2000)

Drama

6.6
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Chiaki has a problem. Her boyfriend, Ali, is being hunted by local drug dealers. She asks Makoto to help.

Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 5

41. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )
Episode: The Most Masculine Girl In The World (2000)

Drama

6.6
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Makoto thinks that Yamai is troubling Hikaru, so he asks Takashi and the G-Boys to watch her apartment. Online dating site girl, Asami, is being stalked by the sinister "Su-san". Can her transgender boyfriend Shou protect her?

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 5

42. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )
Episode: We Are Not Garbage (2000)

Drama

6.6
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Women are being attacked in Ikebukuro, but who is the culprit? Yamai challenges G-Boys leader Takashi to a fight. Makoto wins a BMW in a bowling match. When Makoto is late, Rika makes a fateful decision.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 7

43. Parasyte: Part 2 (2015)

117 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.5
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Humanity is under attack by human-mimicking flesh-eating alien parasites. One parasite bonds with his young high school student host, and he convinces the parasite to help him stop the others.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Jun Kunimura, Kazuki Kitamura, Shôta Sometani

Votes: 2,045

44. Birds Without Names (2017)

123 min | Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Tawako's boyfriend is not her kind, but she puts up with it in exchange for shelter. Her old boyfriend of almost a decade ago is long gone, and was also not nice, but like most girls she ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuya Shiraishi | Stars: Yû Aoi, Sadao Abe, Tôri Matsuzaka, Yutaka Takenouchi

Votes: 467

45. Oba: The Last Samurai (2011)

128 min | Drama, War

6.5
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During the end of World War 2, a group of Japanese soldiers fight on after US forces capture most of the island. They refuse to surrender and continue to resist after the Emperor surrenders.

Directors: Cellin Gluck, Hideyuki Hirayama | Stars: Yutaka Takenouchi, Markus Waldow, Sean McGowan, Mao Inoue

Votes: 927

46. The Magnificent Nine (2016)

129 min | Comedy, History

6.5
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It is eighteenth century Japan and the residents of a poor town lead a typically meagre life. Then nine residents, which include Juzaburo, hatch a scheme to improve their lots by running a ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Maika Yamamoto

Votes: 238

47. Year One in the North (2005)

170 min | Drama

6.5
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In 1868, after the fall of the Shogun-dominated Japan, the new government orders people from Awaji, near Kobe, to re-locate to the northern part of Hokkaido. These people once supported the... See full summary »

Director: Isao Yukisada | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Ken Watanabe, Etsushi Toyokawa, Toshirô Yanagiba

Votes: 132

48. Maiko haaaan!!! (2007)

120 min | Comedy

6.5
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Kimihiko Onizuka is a salaryman infatuated with maiko (apprentice geisha) and whose greatest goal in life is to play a party game called "yakyuken" with one.

Director: Nobuo Mizuta | Stars: Sadao Abe, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Ko Shibasaki, Satoshi Hashimoto

Votes: 508

49. X'smap: Tora to raion to gonin no otoko (2004 TV Movie)

Fantasy

6.5
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Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Sadao Abe, Gorô Inagaki, Shingo Katori, Takuya Kimura

Votes: 11

50. Hanawake no yonshimai (2011– )

Drama

6.5
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Daigo Hanawa is a father who is popular with the ladies. He's married to Sachiko Hanawa, a girlish mom who loves her husband unconditionally. They have four daughters and, unlike their ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, Ayano Fukuda, Midori Honda, Yoshiko Inoue

Votes: 11



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