Hong Kong International Film & TV Market, Hong Kong
March 13th to 16th, 2017
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.
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 !
SAGRADA RESET Part1/Part2
2017/Length:TBA/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 Mio.
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…