●Cannes Film Festival / Marche du Film 2018
May.8-May.14,2018 Booth: Riviera C10
Goblin Slayer (working title)
2018 October/ TV series TBA / Fantasy, Action
I’m not interested in saving the world. I only want to kill goblins. In a guild on the outskirts of civilization, there’s an adventurer who’s risen to silver rank (the third highest) doing nothing but slaying goblins…A new adventurer priestess find herself in trouble in her first party. The man who saves her is the man they call the Goblin Slayer...He’ll do whatever it takes and go to any lengths to kill goblins. The priestess who’s dragged along with him, the guild girl who’s grateful to him, the cow girl who’s his childhood friend…And then an elf girl hears the rumors and comes to give him a job...
Irozuku Sekai no Asu kara (working title)
2018 Autumn/ TV series TBA / Fantasy, Adventure, Original Story
Hitomi Tsukishiro is a 17 year old girl. She is the last descendant of a family of wizards. When she was young, she lost her sense of sight and the ability to express her emotions. Her grandmother, arch-wizard Kohaku Tsukishiro, decides to send her back to the year 2018 in hopes that it will help her. One day, though, she sees a splash of brilliant color in the corner of her eye…
Tonari no Kyuketsuki-san (working title)
TBA / TV series TBA / Fantasy, Comedy, Slice of Life
Akari Amano is saved by chance by a vampire girl named Sophie Twilight. Akari takes a liking to Sophie at first sight and barges into her house to live with her. Sophie is a vampire, but she doesn’t attack people. Instead she leads the life of a modern girl, buying blood and anime merchandise (her hobby) online. A live-in vampire comedy with a modern twist!
DOREIKU The Animation
2018 April/ TV series 30min×TBA / Thriller, Suspense
24 people enter a survival game. Each has a device called an SCM (slave control method), which can make their opponent into their slave. Each person has their own reason for participating in the game.
SERVAMP THE MOVIE Alice in the Garden
2018/ Length: 70min/ Vampire, Action, Fantasy, Theatrical Animation/ Theatical Release: 2018 Apr 7th
A high school student Mahiru finds a black stray cat, and name it "Kuro". But Kuro was not an ordinary cat… it was "SERVAMP", a vampire who becomes a servant of a human. Mahiru unintentionally became Kuro’s master, and Kuro obeys Mahiru’s orders by drinking Mahiru’s blood. Mahiru is now involved in a battle between vampires…
MAQUIA: When the Promised Flower Blooms
2018/ Length: 115min/ Fantasy, Drama, Theatrical Animation/ Theatical Release: 2018 Feb 24th
The people of Iorph live for centuries, yet maintain the appearance they had in their late teens, and are known as “The Clan of Partings” and treated as a living legend. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life peacefully surrounded by friends, but somehow feels “alone”. But the peaceful lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army. Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home…As she wanders through a dark forest with an empty heart, she encounters a baby who is “alone”, after just having lost its parents. Ariel grows into a young boy. As the era changes, the bond between them changes too. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two people who are alone.
The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!
2018 January/ TV series 30min×12eps/ Comedy, Game
Yaichi Kuzuryu is a 16 year old boy who has become the Ryuo, a title given to the winner of a professional Shogi(=Japanese chess) tournament. Overcome by the pressures of his title, he’s become badly depressed. One day, he meets a young girl outside his home named Ai Hinatsuru, who would like to be his student as he promised. He tried to refuse at the beginning, but he’s shocked by her talent at Shogi, and at the suggestion of his teacher agrees to take her on as a student. While teaching her, he gradually grows and overcomes his internal opposition.
2018 January/ TV series 30min×12eps/ Comedy, Slice of Life
Three young girls, inside a secret base hidden in an Ueno park… They’re “the Colors” which are the heroes that protect Ueno! Yui, Sacchan, and Kotoha work day and night (Just kidding, they go home at sunset!) to keep Ueno safe!
GIRLS und PANZER das FINALE Part 1
2017/ Length: 47min/ Action, Theatrical Animation/ Theatical Release: 2017 Dec 9th
After their victory in the 63rd "Sensha-dō" (way of the tank) National High School Tournament and their battle against Hand-Picked University Team, the students of Ōarai Girls’ High School have twice managed to save their school. The seniors are about to graduate, and a new student council is put together, and the girls of Sensha-dō are enjoying some peace and quiet. And then one day, there’s a new problem for the school to deal with. Miho and the others once again head out to a new tankery match, but…
Is the Order a Rabbit?? Dear My Sister
2017/ Length: 60min/ Comedy, a Slice of Life, Theatrical Animation/ Theatical Release: 2017 Nov 11th
Cocoa has come to the coffee shop Rabbit House. She quickly became friends with Chino, Rize, Chiya, Syaro, and the others, and became a full-fledged member of the “Wooden Log City”. And now it’s time for her second summer there. She wants to make lots more memories with her friends, but instead she’s standing at the station with her luggage, with a somber expression. Where is she going…? Maya and Meg come to visit and everyone has a lot of fun, but with Cocoa gone things just aren’t the same at the Rabbit House. Then Chino tries to invite everybody to go see fireworks…
Code: Realize ～Guardian of Rebirth～
2017 October/ TV series 30min×12eps/ Girls, Racing band
A poisonous young woman demands love. Cardadia, a young girl who is a carrier of a deadly poison, is treated like a monster by those around her. “I cannot touch anyone, nor will I ever be loved; there is no meaning to my life.” After being driven off by the British Army, she meets the gentleman thief who goes by the name of Arsene Lupin. Two years prior, the girl lost her memory, a clue to this lies with her father, and in search, she travels with Lupin to the Machine-Steel City of London.
2017 October/ TV series 30min×12eps/ Girls, Racing
Aim for it! The top! #1 in the whole country! Racing Kneelers racing with high school girls! It is high-grade racing where both the driver and the passenger must synchronize everything down to the very breath. This is explosive girls all-girls racing animation!
BATTLE GIRL HIGH SCHOOL
2017 July/ TV series 30min×12eps/Girls Battle action
Set in the year 2045. Mysterious organism Irōsu arrives on earth and takes control in no time. As a result of a major disaster, dubbed as the day of judgment, the earth is surrounded by harmful gas called miasma, forcing mankind to migrate to outer space. While surviving on the moon and space colony, mankind awaits for the chance to take back the earth.
LOVE and LIES
2017 April/TV series 30min×12eps/Romance, Love Triangle
“We all fall in love”… It is a situation each of us finds ourselves entrapped in at some point in our life. Here – within a society where partners are selected for you and where hope and despair live side by side – is where you will find artifact enthusiast Yukari Nejima, a young man with romance burning in his heart. On the eve of his 16th birthday, in a world where love is forbidden, he is about to embark on his most dangerous adventure!
Knight's and Magic
2017 July/TV series 30min×13eps/ SF, Mechanic
A young man dies in an accident. In a parallel universe, his soul returns, transmigrated into Ernesti Echevalier (aka Eru). A “machine geek” in his previous life, he retains the know-how and passion of his former hobby. In this strange, new world, Eru encounters giant humanoid weapons known as Silhouette Knights. Upon learning that he will pilot one, Eru dances for joy. His days are then spent in reckless abandon that involve the likes of his childhood friends, the Raihiara Knight Pilot School and even the King himself.
Angel's 3 Piece !
2017 July/ TV series 30min×12eps/ Girls’ band
Kyo Nukui, a school truant due to past trauma, secretly creates songs via music software. For some reason he receives an email from a trio of fifth-grade schoolgirls: crybaby Jun Goto, strong-willed Nozomi Momijidani, and sleepyhead Sora Kaneshiro. The three seek Kyo’s help in putting together a concert in which they hope to honor the people who have been of help to them and those special places where they have spent time together.
2017 April/ TV series 30min x 24eps/ Supernatural, Fantasy ※Asian territory only※
Nearly half the residents of Sakurada town have some sort of special power. Kei Asai has the power to retain memory and Misora Haruki can "reset" the world by turning back the time for up to three days. Both Kei and Misora are members of the "Houshi" club which deals with all issues relating to special powers. Then Kei learns about a small black stone called "MacGaffin". It looks just like a worthless stone, but this is only the beginning of a story that determines the fate of Sakurada town.
2017 April/ TV series 30min x 12eps/ Monster Battle Action
Kazuya treasures his late mother's kimono sash and carries it around with him all the time. When he is attacked by a spectre one day, no one but Kiriha, the Tsukumogami of the sash, comes to the rescue!
Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side
2017 April/ TV series 30min x 12eps/ Action Fantasy
Ais Wallenstein, also renowned as "Sword Princess", is said to be the strongest amongst the first-class adventurers. Nonetheless, Ais seems to desire even more strengths, but why? A side story of the enormously popular light novel, "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?" Dungeon fantasy with lots of girls!
GRIMOIRE OF ZERO
2017 April/TV series 30min/Action Fantasy, Adventure
Witches and magic are prevalent in the world.
The story follows a half-man, half-beast mercenary, derogatorily referred to as"fallen beast".
He is hunted by the witches and always dreams of becoming a human, but one day, an encounter with a beautiful witch in the woods changes his fate completely.
"Do you desire to return to a human form? Then mercenary, be my bodyguard."
ATOM THE BEGINNING
2017 April/ TV series 30min/ SF, Action
Japan in the near future suffers an unexplained major disaster. Five years later, reconstruction is well underway.Two young researchers at a university are pinning all their hopes on robot development. Now their new interpretation of the eternal hero Astro Boy up until his birth is just about to start!
FOREST FAIRY FIVE
2017 January/TV series 12min / Action Fantasy, Adventure
Mushroom fairy is a personification of mushrooms that live in the world of forest fairies (the world of Yaorozu). Fairy Ring used to be a permanent link to the real world and the fairies used to be able to come and go between the two worlds. When Taira no Wakae arrives in the world of humans, she uses her magic power and grows a large number of oyster mushrooms to save the humans.
KINMOZA Pretty Days
2016/ Length: 50min/ School Comedy, Slice of Life, Theatrical Animation/ Theatical Release: 2016 Nov 12th
High school student Alice Cartelet has arrived from Britain! She is staying with her best friend Shinobu Omiya and her family. Alice and Shinobu, a tall & short pair Aya Komichi and Yoko Inokuma, and another overseas student Karen Kujo who followed Alice from Britain are five good friends. It's the start of the second year autumn term!
MAGIC OF STELLA
2016October/TV series 30min / School life, game making story
High school girls x Dojin (self-published) games
Tamaki Honda is a first-year high school girl and she joins a somewhat peculiar Dojin (self-published) game creating club! Tamaki and rather idiosyncratic club members create a colourful adolescent story filled with laughter as well as chaos (in the filmmaking sense). Cute and fun, definitive dojin game making story!!
2016 October/ TV series 30min/ SF Adventure
I wonder how you see the world ...
The two heroines, Papica and Cocona , get hold of the key to the door. The girls meet and their adventure begins in "Pure Illusion", which consists of different time and space.
The two girls travel in Pure Illusion in search of "Mimi's Fragment ", a mysterious piece of crystal that is said to make a wish come true, but they encounter a series of difficulties.
When the two are faced with a serious danger, "Mimi's fragment" starts glowing and they are transformed ...
Utano☆Princesama Legend Star
2016 October / TV series 30min / Romantic comedy with pop music
Idol group ST☆RISH and composer Haruka Nanami aims as one of the goal, opening singer in international sports festival, called SSS. But in the selection live, idol group HE★VENS from raising entertainment suddenly appeared and jacked the live, and the live to be disordered. From an idea that ST☆RISH's senior group, QUARTET NIGHT, who belong to the same Shining Agency, suggested. Those three groups are going to aim new stage. HE★VENS promise revenge, QUARTET NIGHT see perfect victory, and what is waiting for the ST☆RISH going forward to…? The idols who create a huge revolution of LOVE will become a Legend now !
My Dad is a Heel Wrestler (working title)
2018/ Length: 110min / Family, Drama/ Release: 2018 September
“Daddy’s job is to be a bad guy wrestler. At first, I was shocked…” Shota sneaks into his dad’s car to follow him to find out “What Daddy Does” to write for school. Then Shota sees for the first time that his dad, Takashi, was, in fact, the villain wrestler “Cockroach Mask”. Ashamed Shota asks Takashi to quit his job, but Takashi says “If there’s no bad guys, the heroes don’t shine, right?” But Shota is ashamed to tell anyone about what his dad does because all of his friends at school dislike Cockroach Mask. A heartwarming family drama for all working daddies, and all their families!
2018/ Length: 105min/ School Life, Romance/ Release: 2018 March 31st
Nao Kogure is a high school student who lost her parents at a young age, and who was raised by her gentle uncle Sousuke. She’s a scared-cat and socially awkward, and terrified of delinquents! On the first day of school, she sees a fight between a new kid and an upperclassman. The new kid is Taiga Onise, a “super-delinquent” who has bright red hair and a nasty glare. One day, Taiga calls Nao out behind the gym. She goes, terrified...But instead of hurting her, he suddenly proposes saying, “Please date me, and then we can get married!” Nao is secretly in love with her uncle, Sousuke, but she’s too scared to refuse, so they begin to date. And then she gradually comes to realize that despite his reputation and looks, he’s actually twice as kind and pure as anyone else…For the first time, she feels… love? Nao is overwhelmed with these new feelings.
Thicker Than Water
2018/ Length: 103min/ Drama, Family/ Release: 2018 February 10th
Kazunari, a clean-cut and likable young man, is a salesperson at a printing company. His calm and peaceful life is disturbed when his older brother, Takushi, comes to visit all of a sudden. Takushi is a typical troublemaker who was just released from jail after serving time for robbery. Kazunari is sick of his older brother but can’t reject him out of fear. At a printing factory where Kazunari regularly uses for his clients, there is another pair of siblings who are completely unlike each other. Yuria is a smart, hardworking lady who took over the factory from her father. She is secretly in love with Kazunari but unable to tell her feelings because of her ugly look. Yuria has a younger sister Mako, who is empty-headed but very attractive. Their relationship gets deteriorated when Mako starts dating Kazunari. When these two pairs of cat-and-dog siblings meet, their twisted relationships worsen even further…
Hold On, Baseball Team!
2018/ Length: 76min/ Comedy, School, Slice of Life/ Release: 2018 January 27th
The baseball team at Shingen Prefectural High School is neither strong nor weak, it’s Japan’s most peaceful team. The last summer for the seniors is over, and Obori, Akimoto, Miyata and the other freshman left behind now begin their new lives with the rest of the team. The three spend their days in class, and doing the grunt work that freshman players are expected to do. One day, Obori flunks a test, which means he’s in big trouble! If he fails the make-up test, he won’t be able to go on the baseball team’s trip! Will Obori, the dumbest kid on the team, be able to pass his exam and go on the trip?
The Many Faces of Ito
2018/ Length: 126min/ Mystery, Romance/ Release: 2018 January 12th
Rio Yazaki, a scriptwriter, created the smash-hit, now legendary TV show five years ago. Since then, however, she has been unable to produce a story of equal popularity. Determined to recreate her former success, she will do anything to return to the former glory days of her career. One day, “Let’s Love Like A Heroine,” a book containing the TV show, goes on sale. In conjunction, a “romance consultation” promotional talk show is held. She goes over the answers to questioners given out during the show. However, four women seem to show something in common. They all refer to a man named “Mr. Ito.” Could this be a coincidence? Using the results of the romance consultation, Rio begins to pen a new TV drama. As she writes, she begins to suspect that the Mr. Ito the women refer to is the same person. Who is Mr. Ito and what is he after?
The Stand-In Thief
2017/ Length: 114min/Comedy/ Release: 2017 November 18th
Hajime is an ex-professional thief. After turning from a life of crime, he’s become a welder and lives happily with Misa, the love of his life. One day, however, Hajime’s past catches up when his former partner in crime threatens to expose his past to Misa unless he pulls off a crime together. With little choice, Hajime breaks into a nearby mansion. After sneaking into the stately mansion, he meets several people. He gets mistaken for “Master of the Mansion”, “The Picture Book Author”, “The Editor” and more. Forced to portray a number of different roles in order to keep his true identity a secret, will he make it out of the mansion safely, and get back to the girlfriend he loves so dearly?
Pumpkin and Mayonnaise
2017/ Length: 93min/ Romance, Drama/ Release: 2017 November 11th
Tsuchida lives with her boyfriend Seichi, an aspiring musician who dreams of making it big. To support his goal, Tsuchida secretly works at nightclubs. Seichi, on the other hand, has fallen into a slump and idles about without putting much effort into earning a living. However, when learning how Tsuchida earns money and that she has slept with a customer, he decides to get a job. By chance, Tsuchida runs into Hagio, an ex-boyfriend she has been unable to forget. Clinging to memories of the past, Tsuchida finds herself falling for Hagio once again…
MAKE A BOW AND KISS
2017/ Length: 99min/ Romance, School/ Release: 2017 November 11th
An Kishimoto has dedicated six years of her life to archery. She’s the president of the archery club, but she’s not satisfied with the results she’s achieved as the last summer tournament of her high school life comes to an end. Youta Kishimoto has joined her club, and without ever even really practicing, shows off his amazing talents and wins the tournament. An decides to leave the club and make Youta club president. When he finds out, he makes “a certain request” of her…?! “I’ve always been watching you, An.” Youta’s pure love is almost to the point of bursting…Will the two of them ever be together?
LOVE and LIES
2017/ Length: 106min/ Romance, Drama/ Release: 2017 October 14th
In a future Japan, when a government notice arrives, you are no longer allowed to love freely, but the genetic matching system is a huge success, and becomes the standard for happy marriages. Aoi Nisaka is a high school girl who can’t wait the notice. The day before her birthday, her childhood friend Yuto Shima suddenly tells her that he’s in love with her. Aoi doesn’t know how to feel about her childhood friend who is kind and gentle. And then she meets Sosuke Takachiho, the silent and mysterious boy whom the government has selected. She finds herself drawn towards Sosuke, but...
Moon and Thunder
2017/ Length: 120min/ Romance, Drama/ Release: 2017 October 7th
“I will have a normal family and live a decent life.” While contemplating marriage, Yasuko is reunited with Satoru, a son born of her father’s mistress and with whom she spent childhood together for a short while twenty years ago. Satoru, who has been living as a drifter ever since, has come back into Yasuko’s life. Soon, he begins to stir her life up in spite of Yasuko’s wish for a quiet life. One day, Yasuko, along with Satoru, visits her mother and her younger half-sister. It is then she notices that her life, which has until now been a monotonous existence, has begun to undergo rapid change.
©2017 "Moon and Thunder" PRODUCTION COMMITTEE
2017/Length:98min/School life/Release:2017 September 1st
Yukina Toriyama joins a science university after retaking entrance exams a year later. The mood of the university gives her a jolt at the beginning, but she falls in love at first sight with a good-looking heartthrob, senior student Kei. He invites her to join the human-powered flight club which aims to compete in the "Birdman competition". Yukina was supposed to fly with Kei, but she ends up being paired with another senior student who used to be Kei's partner, Sakaba, who is obnoxious and Yankee crazy. The summer with a "secret idol" turns into a summer with a" hated person". The flying summer is about to begin for the three students.
When Will You Return?
2017/Length:114min/Family Drama/Release: 2017 June 24th
Tomoko Ashimura, an 81-year old, is awkwardly typing on a PC, recording memories of her late husband, Goro.Suddenly, she is hospitalised due to a minor stroke, and asks her grandson Toru to continue writing her stories on the PC for her.
Toru starts typing based on Tomoko's diary, and it reveals the turbulent life of Goro and Tomoko. Goro's work didn't go well and they were poor. Goro once asked for a divorce out of desperation.Regardless of the circumstances, Goro led an honest life and Tomoko followed him.
When things were tough going, as well as when she was happy, she used to hum a song "When Will You Return?".
The Dark Maidens
2017/Length:105min/ School Mystery/Release:2017 April 1st
Itsumi Shiraishi, the most beautiful and the most charismatic student at Seibo Girls High School has died. She was holding a Lilly of the Valley in her hand. Was it a suicide or murder? A week later after school, six girls are gathered together. Each one of them is rumoured to be the killer. The girls begin readings - in the theme of "About the death of Itsumi Shiraishi".
©Rikako Akiyoshi/Futabasha Publishers Ltd. 2013
SAGRADA RESET Part1/Part2
2017/Length:Part1-103min、Part2-125min/Super natural, Fantasy/Release:Part1:2017 March 25th, Part2:2017 May 13th
Almost half of the residents possess some form of special powers in a closed city of Sakurada. Their powers are wide ranging. High school boy Kei Asai has the ability to perfectly remember everything he experiences, while Misora Haruki, who hangs out with Kei a lot, can turn back the time or "reset" the world for a maximum of three days. When the world is reset, Haruki's memory is also reset, but as she always remembers Kei, the two of them together can rewrite the world for a maximum of three days.
However, Kei and Haruki share a past that can never be restored. It concerns their classmate Sumire Soma - she died as a consequence of a reset two years ago. As Kei meets with various gifted people in Sakurada, she begins to wonder if Soma can be brought back by combining their powers.
CLOSEST LOVE TO HEAVEN
2017/Length:109min/Youth, Love Story/Release: 2017 February 25th
Nino falls in love with Kira, a heartthrob of the whole class. Introverted Nino finds it hard to interact with people, but when she learns Kira's secret, the two quickly become close. Though uncertain about the new feeling she is experiencing, Nino does her best to make Kira smile, despite his big secret. What will happen to Nino's first love? Their invaluable "365 days" have begun, joined by class mate Yabe and Kira's childhood friend Rei.
Kira, I want to be with you forever.
THE OLD CAPITAL
2016/Length:117min/Drama/Release:2016 December 3rd
Beautiful Chieko has been raised as the only child of a merchant family in Kyoto but she was a foundling. On the night of the Gion Festival she has an unsettling encounter with a village girl Naeko who looks exactly like her. It turns out they are twins. Despite mutual attraction and yearning, their different upbringings over so many years prevent them from living together. Remnants of the old capital, various historic scenes and sites in changing seasons are incorporated into this beautifully taken movie.
Kyokasyo ni nai!
2016/ Length: Part1- 75min, Part2- 78min/ Romantic comedy, Sexy/ Release: 2016 June 18th
High school teacher Arihiko Tairaku is on his way home with a fellow teacher Yayoi whom he has a crush on. He finds a girl , Aya, and scolds her for smoking to show off to Satsuki. But somehow the girl takes a shine to him and ends up transferring to the school where he teaches. Aya even tries to move in with Tairaku, and angry Tairaku goes to see her father. However, Aya turns out to be a daughter of a Yakuza boss, and he is made to promise to keep her safe for three years at high school. If Tairaku fails to protect Aya, he will be murdered by her father. Aya and Tairaku's thrilling and affectionate cohabitation begins in this sexy and romantic school comedy.
©2016 KYOKASYO-NI-NAI! Film Partners
Her Love Boils Bathwater
2016/Length: 125min/Drama, Family/ Release: 2016 October 29th
Futaba closed a public bathhouse (“sento”) for business after her husband disappeared suddenly. She lives with her daughter Azumi who suffers from bullying at her school. One day, Futaba finds out she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Without telling her daughter, Futaba gives herself four important duties to fulfill before she dies:1) to bring her husband and reopen a public bathhouse, 2) to make her daughter more independent, 3) to introduce someone important to her daughter, and the fourth is a secret she has been keeping for a long time.
Gold Medal Man
2016/Length: about108min/Comedy/ Release: 2016 October 22th
A boy is born in 1964, the year that people are in a tidal wave of enthusiasm of Tokyo Olympics. His name is Senichi Akita. He realizes the happiness of achievement when he wins at a running race in an elementary school, and he keeps making efforts and wins at various competitions such as painting, calligraphy, fire starting and fish grasping. People starts calling him as a 〝gold medal man in Shiojiri″. However, it is only a beginning of his roller coaster life…