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“Lupin no Musume 2 (Daughter of Lupin 2),” premieres on Wednesday, Mar. 10, at 7:35 p.m.
When this sequel to “Daughter of Lupin” opens, Hana and Kazuma have overcome obstacles to get a happy slice of newlywed life. But as a member of the family of thieves “L Clan,” Hana is supposed to be dead, forcing them to settle for a common-law marriage. Soon trouble comes to the neighborhood, putting the couple in a tight spot.
“Watashitachi wa Dokashiteiru (Cursed in Love),” premieres on Friday, Mar. 12, at 7:35 p.m.
Nao spends her childhood at Kogetsuan, a well-established Japanese confectionery shop, where her single mother works and where she and store heir Tsubaki are each other’s first love. But when Tsubaki’s father is found covered in blood and Nao’s mother is arrested based on six-year-old Tsubaki’s testimony, Nao is kicked out. Fifteen years later, the former childhood sweethearts have a chance encounter at a sweets contest. Not knowing her identity, Tsubaki falls for Nao and proposes, but she hides her identity to prove her mother’s innocence.
“Sono Onna, Jilba (OLD JACK & ROSE),” premieres on Monday, Mar. 22, at 7:35 p.m.
Arata, a 40-year-old office worker with no boyfriend, no money and no guarantee of relief after retirement, wants marriage but isn’t blessed with a partner. She’s not young anymore and this makes her feel small at her workplace. Wanting a change, she takes the plunge, discovering powerful, gorgeous old ladies from their fifties to eighties at a retro bar, “OLD JACK & ROSE,” where she starts a new job.
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Movie of the Month
“Koibitotachi (Three Stories of Love),” 2015 drama, 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Directed by Ryosuke Hashiguchi. Starring Atsushi Shinohara and Toko Narushima.
Three people encounter love, rejection, hope and abandonment. Gifted bridge inspector Atsushi suffers when his wife is murdered; housewife Toko tolerates a loveless marriage with an indifferent husband; Ryo, a successful gay lawyer, experiences unrequited love. As change comes, they gradually become aware of the preciousness of everyday life.
Movies in Alphabetical Order
“Abare Kaido (Turbulent Highways),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Kotaro Satomi.
Danjuro, a popular kabuki actor from a yakuza family, beats evil.
“Chimoji Yashiki (Revenge for His Lover),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Ryutaro Otomo and Hashizo Okawa.
Kamio, a mistreated samurai clerk of Edo Castle, together with ronin (“Sir Quarrel”) Ibara, take up a vendetta against 17 wicked castle men.
“Furisode Torimonocho Chirimen Kago (Mysteries of Edo 2),” 1957 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 26 minutes.
Directed by Shoji Matsumura. Starring Hibari Misora and Chiyonosuke Azuma.
Princess in disguise Oshichi launches an investigation into kidnapping cases.
“Furyu Fukagawa Uta (Deep River Melody),” 1960 drama, 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Directed by So Yamamura. Starring Hibari Misora, Koji Tsuruta and Isuzu Yamada.
Poignant story about a young couple, Setsu and Chozo, who get torn apart to save Setsu’s father’s restaurant.
“Hana to Arashi to Gang (Flower, Storm and Gangster),” 1961 drama, 1hour and 24 minutes.
Directed by Teruo Ishii. Starring Ken Takakura
Brotherly love amongst the men who commit a bank robbery.
“Hana-chan no Misoshiru (Hana’s Miso Soup),” 2015 drama, 1 hour and 58 minutes.
Directed by Tomoaki Akune. Starring Ryoko Hirosue and Kenichi Takito.
Chie (Ryoko Hirosue) enjoys being with boyfriend Shingo, but she is diagnosed with breast cancer. Chie gives up hope of having a baby due to her medical treatment; nevertheless, she gets pregnant. She gives birth to a healthy baby named Hana, and the three live happily as a family — or will they?
“Hibotan Bakuto Tekkaba Retsuden (Valiant Red Peony 5),” 1969 drama, 1 hour and 39 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Junko Fuji, Koji Tsuruta and Tomisaburo Wakayama.
Female gambler Oryu comes to the aid of a down-and-out farmer.
“Hokkai no Abareryu (North Shore Dragon),” 1966 action film, 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Tatsuo Umemiya and Shingo Yamashiro.
Jiro, the son of a fishing-village boss, takes on the town’s outlaws.
“Kaze no Bushi (Warrior of the Wind),” 1964 drama, 2 hour and 13 minutes.
Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Hiroko Sakuramachi.
On a government mission, the womanizing Iga ninja Shinzo finds himself in a conspiracy that aims to unearth a mythical clan and find their hidden gold.
“Kyodai Jingi Kanto Inochi Shirazu (Code Between Brothers 5),” 1967 drama, 1 hour and 28 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Saburo Kitajima and Hideo Murata.
Saburo Kitajima, a famous Enka singer, returns to the Kyodai Jingi series. Wandering yakuza Ryuji from Asakusa joins the Narumi Family in Yokohama. But when he confronts head of the rival family Shiotaro, Ryuji takes a liking to him. Leaving his gang, he gets close to Shiotaro, becoming like brothers.
“Last Hold! (Last Hold!),” 2018 drama, 2 hours.
Directed by Yukinori Makabe. Starring Ryoichi Tsukada and Tatsuya Fukazawa.
Okajima, a Toridesaka University senior dedicated to the sport of bouldering, faces a crisis. Soon to graduate, he is the only member of the bouldering club which needs seven members to continue. Okajima manages to recruit six new members — all beginners except for one.
“Ninkyo Yawara Ichidai (Judo vs. Karate),” 1966 action film, 1 hour and 59 minutes.
Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Hideo Murata and Saburo Kitajima.
A story of friendship between a lone-wolf judo expert and a youth.
“Oedo Hyobanki Binan no Kaoyaku (Good Rascals),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Kiyoshi Atsumi and Kotaro Satomi.
A group of men living the low life in Edo help each other make the best of things.
“Ooku Juhakkei (Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem),” 1986 drama, 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Directed by Norihumi Suzuki. Starring Kyoko Tsujisawa and Mami Nomura.
To find the missing woman who might bear the child of the shogun, doctor Genshiro check out different women to find and abort that child.
“Perfect World (Perfect World),” 2018 drama, 1 hour and 42 minutes.
Directed by Kenji Shibayama. Starring Takenori Iwata and Hana Sugisaki.
Interior design firm worker Tsugumi reunites with Itsuki, her high-school crush. Her feelings for this wheelchair-bound first love are rekindled, but he avoids romantic relationships with women due to his condition. Can they overcome these hurdles and be happy together?
“Saigo no Tokkoutai (Last Glory),” 1970 drama, 2 hours and 2 minutes.
Directed by Junya Sato. Starring Koji Tsuruta, Ken Takakura and Sonny Chiba.
The last days of young kamikaze pilots at the end of World War II.
“Sanada Fuunroku (Sasuke and His Comedians),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 41 minutes.
Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Misako Watanabe.
Musical-comedy adventures of the famed Sanada soldiers.
“Seishun no Mon (Gate of Youth),” 1981 drama, 2 hours and 21 minutes.
Directed by Koreyoshi Kurahawa. Starring Bunta Sugawara, Keiko Matsuzaka, Tomizaburo Wakayama, Koichi Sato and Saburo Tokito.
Young Shinsuke lives through a stormy life as a poverty-stricken coal miner.
“Seizoroi Tokaido (The Glorious Tokaido),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 34 minutes.
Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Kinya Kitaoji.
Famous Jirocho steps in to save the turf of his henchman, Chokichi, from evil officials.
“Shikingen Goudatsu (Cross the Rubicon!),” 1975 action film, 1 hour and 32 minutes.
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Kinya Kitaoji and Hiroki Matsukata.
After eight years in prison, including battles without honor and humanity, Takeshi’s mission is a big heist of his own clan’s gambling parlor.
“Wakasama Zamurai Torimonocho Senketsu no Ningyo (Case of a Young Lord 6),” 1957 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 23 minutes.
Directed by Kinnosuke Fukada. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Sentaro Fushimi and Keiko Okawa.
Young lord must reveal the truth about the mysterious death of a fireworks craftsman whose body was found surrounded by eerie mermaids.