'Innocent Curse.'
“Innocent Curse.”


“Lupin no Musume (Daughter of Lupin),” premieres Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:35 p.m.

Coming from a family of thieves, Hana Mikumo is a librarian in the open; however, she gets caught up in a whirlwind of dirty mischiefs due to her skillful abilities as a robber. Even though the ‘Lupin’ family motto is to only target the villains, Kazuma, Hana’s boyfriend, is always caught up in their thievery, due to his job as detective. At times, he is often attacked by some of these villains, and this in turn makes Hana feel the need to save him from them, but these kinds of action lead to unwanted consequences. Fully subtitled in English.

“Takaga Mondo: Severance,” premieres Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7:35 p.m.

The lobby clerk of a branch of Seventh Meiwa Bank solves the major incidents that occur in the city one after another! Mondo Takaga meets a boy named Taiju, who screamed, “this bank killed my dad!” His dad tried to kill himself and then ran away after his loan was denied. Mondo promises Taiju that he will find Taiju’s father. Fully subtitled in English.

“1×8 (Ippachi) Ikoyo!,” premiers Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8:35 p.m.

“1×8 (Ippachi) Ikoyo!” is a travel variety, with “1×8 (Ippachi),” that means “Sink or swim.” Hokkaido’s superstar, actor Yo Oizumi shows around his hometown. (NGN Sister State TV*)  Fully subtitled in English.

“Kareshi o Loan de Kaimashita (I Bought My Boyfriend on a Loan),” premiers Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:35 p.m.

Tae Ukishima works at the front desk for a company. Her dream is to marry a competent man and live as a housewife. Her boyfriend is Shunpei, who works at the same company. They have dated for the past year. To marry him, Tae pretends to act like a naive and shy person in front of him, but Shunpei is a horrible cheat. One day, she is super-stressed and purchases Jun Setsuna as her obedient boyfriend. Can she really be happy with a man who is only with her because he needs the money to pay off his debts? Fully subtitled in English.

“Kamen Dosokai (Masked Reunion),” premieres Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:35 p.m.

It’s been 10 years for the four men to have a reunion since their high school graduation. They follow a sudden impulse to get their small revenge on a hateful teacher who had often punished them physically. It was supposed to be just a prank; however, the teacher is found dead the following day. Did anyone of them murder him? All of them deny any wrong doing. Their gradual doubt gnaws at each other. This eventually makes them find out shocking secrets from their high school days. Then the murder case gets another victim. Fully subtitled in English.

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Movie of the Month

“Kodomo Tsukai (Innocent Curse), “ 2017 horror, 1 hour and 51 minutes.

Directed by Takashi Shimizu. Starring Hideaki Takizawa and Mugi Kadowaki.

A suburban town is shaken by a series of mysterious child disappearances and suspicious adult deaths. A rumor begins to spread on the internet that any adult who suddenly encounters a returned “child” will die mysteriously three days later. Local newspaper reporter Shunya Ezaki refuses to believe that children are killing adults, and begins to investigate the truth behind the strange deaths. Who on earth is “Kodomo Tsukai”? And what kind of dark fate do the abducted children drag their adult victims toward?

Movies in Alphabetical Order

“36.8°C (Slight Fever), “ 2017 drama, 2 hours and 4 minutes.

Directed by Mana Yasuda. Starring Mayu Hotta and Haruna Kishimoto.

Wakana is a 17-year-old high school student who loves to cook. She enjoys peaceful days with her family and friends, but sometimes she senses delicate changes among people around her. Wakana meets office worker Mizuho through social media where she can talk about her worries, but Mizuho turns out to be a person Wakana never expected her to be.

“Bakuchiuchi Inochifuda (Fate Deals the Card of Death),” 1971 action film, 1 hour and 46 minutes.

Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Tomisaburo Wakayama.

Seijiro and Shizue meet in Niigata and fall in love. Seijiro has to go back to Tokyo soon after, and they promise each other to meet again a year later. However, Seijiro gets jailed for 5 years. Unable to find him, Shizue gets married to a yakuza boss who can help her family business.

“Bakuto Shichinin (Seven Gamblers),” 1988 action film, 1 hour and 41 minutes.

Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Shingo Yamashiro.

Yakuza action film centering around seven men. In the mid-Meiji period, Hanjiro with only one eye comes to Okinoshima to save the town from a violent Yakuza group with the help of 6 other handicapped guys.

“Chokosoku! Sankin Kotai Returns (Samurai Hustle Returns!),” 2016 jidaigeki, 2 hours.

Directed by Katsuhide Motoki. Starring Kuranosuke Sasaki and Kyoko Fukada.

In the Edo period, there was a system called “Sankin-Kotai” under which feudal lords in the Edo period were required to spend every other year in residence in Edo. Masaatsu Naito, who is a head of the small and poor clan, ordered to come to Edo in just four days with his staff. However, his mission has not been completed yet since some opposing leaders are planning another conspiracy to his clan. Now he has to return to his clan as soon as possible in order to save his castle which was over-taken by another clan.

“Fuefuki Doji Dai-ichibu Dokuro no Hata (Clan Revival),” 1954 jidaigeki/action film, 47 minutes.

Directed by Ryo Hagiwara. Starring Ryunosuke Tsukigata, Chiyonosuke Azuma and Kinnosuke Nakamura.

Two young princes, Hagimaru and Kikumaru, must avenge their father’s death and claim their family’s castle.


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