Embassy of Japan in Kenya

日本国国旗

在ケニア日本国大使館

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JAFL: Year of Release 2013 ~ 2010

Year of Release: 2012

Movie Director Genre Duration Synopsis
ロボジー
ROBO-G
矢口 史靖
Shinobu Yaguchi
Feature, Comedy 111mins The latest from writer-director Yaguchi Shinobu, who has produced a string of hits including Happy Flight with his unique viewpoint and outstanding comedic sensibility. Mickey Curtis (KAMIKAZE TAXI}), credited as Igarashi Shinjiro, gives a wonderful performance as a stubborn old man in his first starring role.
Consumer electronics company employee Kobayashi (Hamada Gaku) is ordered to develop a bipedal robot, but fails miserably. He comes up with a plan to pass off a human in a suit as a robot, and finds an elderly man named Suzuki (Igarashi) who fits inside the suit perfectly, but...
 
ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日 '64
ALWAYS - Sunset on Third Street - 3
山崎 貴
Takashi Yamazaki
Feature, Drama 142mins The third installment in a popular comedy-drama series following the lives of residents of a Tokyo neighborhood, this time taking place in 1964. Shot using the same 3D system as James Cameron's Avatar, it vividly evokes the vitality of the times by interspersing nostalgic CG recreations of the Tokyo Olympics, the bullet train soon after it went into operation, and more.
As the benefits of Japan's economic boom begin to be felt in Third Street in Sunset Town, novelist Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) finds himself upstaged by a younger writer and falls into a slump. Then he receives word from his family home in Nagano that his father is seriously ill.
 
 

Year of Release: 2011

Movie Director Genre Duration Synopsis
阪急電車 片道15分の奇跡
Hankyu Railway - A 15-Minute Miracle
三宅 喜重
Yoshishige Miyake
Drama, Feature 120mins A heart-warming ensemble drama based on the short story collections of Arikawa Hiro. Set around the Hankyu Imazu train line in Hyogo that takes only fifteen minutes to travel from start to finish, it warmly captures vignettes from the lives of the people who depend on it. Office worker Shoko (Nakatani Miki), who has lost her fiancé to a senior staff member at work, attends their wedding in a pure white dress to rival that of the bride. While taking the train home, an elderly woman named Tokie (Miyamoto Nobuko) asks her about her situation. Meanwhile, university student Misa (Toda Erika) is troubled by her boyfriend, who is violent toward her even in the presence of other people.
 
星を追う子ども
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
新海 誠
Makoto Shinkai
Drama , Science Fiction / Fantasy , Animation 116mins Ever since his debut film Voices of a Distant Star, director Shinkai Makoto has won a huge following among young audiences for his painstaking depictions of emotional distance. Four years after 5 Centimeters per Second, he has once again assembled an astute team of collaborators to take on this tale of adventure that epitomizes the 2010s. One day, a young girl named Asuna hears a mysterious song coming from a crystal radio that belonged to her late father, and is unable to forget it. Then she meets a boy named Shun who says he has come from the underground land of Agartha, and although they develop a rapport, he suddenly disappears.
 
 
 

Year of Release: 2010

Movie Director Genre Duration Synopsis
おとうと
About Her Brother
山田 洋次
 Yoji Yamada
Drama , Children / Family , Feature 126mins Master filmmaker Yamada Yoji, known for his humanistic films, directs his first contemporary feature in ten years. Paying homage to Ichikawa Kon's film of the same title, this film presents a heartwarming depiction of the bond between a hard-working older sister and her younger brother, a failed performer. Widowed young, Ginko (Yoshinaga Sayuri) runs a pharmacy and lives with her daughter, Koharu (Aoi Yu), and her mother-in-law, Kinuyo (Kato Haruko). Koharu has plans to marry a distinguished doctor, but out of the blue, Ginko's long lost brother, Tetsuro (Shofukutei Tsurube), shows up drunk at the wedding, ruining the occasion.
 
武士道シックスティーン
Bushido Sixteen
古厩 智之
Tomoyuki Furuyama
Drama, Feature 109mins This coming-of-age film in which he presented a vivid portrayal of a boy who runs on a marathon team. Furuyama takes on another sports-themed film, this time, about two 'kendo' girls. With rigorous kendo training, the two teen stars give very true-to-life performances of impressionable teenagers. Kaori (Narumi Riko) is an elite kendo fencer. She hails legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi as her master. But one day, she is defeated by an unheralded fencer named Sanae (Kitano Kie). Kaori wants to find out why she lost to the girl so she joins Sanae's kendo club but is shocked by her happy-go-lucky personality.
 
ゲゲゲの女房
The Wife Of Gegege
鈴木 卓爾
Takuji Suzuki
Drama 119mins A love story depicting the younger days of Mizuma Shigeru, author of "Gegege no Kitaro," the well-known comic on 'yokai' (supernatural beings), and his wife Mura Nunoe, who supported him through the years. Like the hit TV drama version, the film is based on Nunoe's autobiography, but it focuses mainly on their days as newlyweds when they lived through extreme poverty, and provides a heart-warming account of their struggles as they start a life together. In Shimane prefecture, 1961, 29 year-old Nunoe (Fukiishi Kazue) and Shigeru (Kudo Kankuro), a manga artist who lost his left arm in the war, get married, just five days after being introduced at a matchmaking meeting. They move to Tokyo and endure a life of abysmal poverty.
 
書道ガールズ!! わたしたちの甲子園
Shodo Girls!!
猪股 隆一
Ryuuichi Inomata
Drama , Feature 120mins A girls' coming-of-age film, based on a true story about high school girls in Ehime who stage a 'shodo' (calligraphy) performance tournament to revitalize their town. The film gives an uplifting portrayal of these high school girls as they pour their heart and soul into their calligraphy. Ehime's Shikokuchuo City is Japan's leading region in paper production but the recession hits hard and the town's shopping arcades are no longer bustling with customers. This troubles Satoko (Narumi Riko), captain of the calligraphy club at her high school. But one day, she spots substitute teacher Ikezawa (Kaneko Nobuaki) working on a huge piece of calligraphy, wielding his brush around to the music, and is caught in complete awe.