Japanese cinema is one of the fastest growing film industries in the world. What sets it apart from its contemporaries is its indulgence in the different forms through which it presents various stories. No world is unfathomable and no tale unbelievable. Japanese storytellers know no bounds when it comes to creating a new universe from scratch. Sci-fi, supernatural, magic, time travel, teenage romance, star-crossed lovers- there is nothing that hasn’t been explored in Japanese films. Their manga and anime have received wide popularities just because of this factor- their unique premise and exciting storylines. Their ideas have been frequently adapted into films and TV series not just by Hollywood but other film industries as well. Whether you watch these films because you want to learn the language or because you are a connoisseur of Japanese cinema, the following is the list of upcoming new Japanese film releases coming out in 2019 and 2020. We hope that some of these latest Japanese movies are as good some of the recent ones.
17. Birthday Wonderland (April 26, 2019)
‘Birthday Wonderland’ is an animated film that follows the story of a young girl, Akane. Imagine the shiest, most unconfident person you have ever known. Compare them to Akane and you’ll see that they are not really the worst. Spending most of her time in her basement, she spends most of her days alone and without friends. And then a wonderful opportunity knocks on her door, something that will require immense courage from her part. When an alchemist and his student magically appear in front of her, demanding her help to save the world, will Akane rise up to the occasion?
16. The Confidence Man JP: The Movie (May 17, 2019)
A beautiful, and equally deadly, assassin possess a diamond that can make one rich beyond their wildest dreams. For Dako, this is a perfect excuse to plan a heist. Stealing from someone who kills people for a living doesn’t leave much ground for her to question her morality. Joined by Boku-Chan, a man who is still attending “how to be a perfect conman 101”, and Richard, a veteran who could very easily be the dean of the conman university, Dako hatches a plan to get that diamond. But, stealing from a member of the Triad comes with its consequence. Also, they need to be faster because there’s someone else who’s planning to do the same.
15. Newspaper Reporter (June 28, 2019)