New Japanese Thrillers To Test Your Sanity

Japanese Thrillers

A new list of recently released Japanese thrillers you may not know about

As you probably already know, Japan offers us some of the most intense, brutal and uncensored cinema in film history. Recent Japanese thrillers like The World Of Kanako, and the superb serial killer movie, Creepy prove that Japan is still one of the leading names in the thriller/crime genre. This is a new list of Japanese thrillers that I think you all need hooking up with.

HARMONIUM

Japanese Thriller

DIRECTOR: Kôji Fukada

PREVIOUS MOVIES: Au Revoir L’Ete, Hospitalité, Sayonara

WRITER: Kôji Fukada

STARS: Tadanobu Asano, Kanji Furutachi, Mariko Tsutsui,

RELEASE DATE: 2016

GENRE: Drama/Crime/Thriller

OFFICIAL PLOT (AsianWiki)

Toshio Suzuoka (Kanji Furutachi) runs a small metalworking factory in the suburbs. He has a wife, Fumie (Mariko Tsutsui), and a 10-year-old daughter, Hotaru (Momone Shinokawa). They enjoy peaceful days, but Toshio’s acquaintance Kusataro Yasaka (Tadanobu Asano) appears. Kusataro Yasaka recently served time in prison. Toshio hires Kusataro and lets him stay at his house. Fumie is apprehensive about Kusataro Yasaka, but she warms up to him after seeing him teach their daughter to play the harmonium.

AFTER THE STORM

Japanese Thrillers

DIRECTOR: Hirokazu Koreeda

PREVIOUS MOVIES: Still Walking, Like Father, Like Son, Nobody Knows

WRITER: Hirokazu Koreeda

 STARS: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi

RELEASE DATE: 2016

GENRE: Drama

OFFICIAL PLOT (IMDb)

After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife.

HIMEANORU

Japanese Thrillers

DIRECTOR: Keisuke Yoshida 

PREVIOUS MOVIES: Nama-Natsu, Cafe Isobe

WRITER: Keisuke Yoshida (Screenplay), Minoru Furuya (Manga)

STARS: Gaku Hamada, Gô Morita, Aimi Satsukawa

RELEASE DATE: 2016

GENRE: Drama/Thriller

OFFICIAL PLOT (IMDb)

Getting two stories in one, Himeanôru depicts the story of co-workers where one of them is gunning to make a cafe’s waitress his. When the co-worker visits the said cafe to see the waitress his friend is yearning for, he also meets an old classmate he has not seen in some time. In a twist and transition, the waitress tells the visiting co-worker that she is being stalked by a man. That man is none other than the old class-mate.

– Written by aghaemi

 

DESTRUCTION BABIES

destruction-babies

DIRECTOR: Tetsuya Mariko

WRITER: Tetsuya Mariko (screenplay), Kôhei Kiyasu (screenplay)

STARS: Masaki SudaYûya Yagira, Nana Komatsu

RELEASE DATE: 2016

GENRE: Drama/Intense AF

OFFICIAL PLOT (IMDb)

At some point beating and ravaging others becomes a routine pastime when two kids go on a rampage. Taira picks his target of men and goes for broke, while Kitahara puts down his camera long enough to instead go after women. There is enough bloodshed during the course of one night to paint a mural of red for the whole city to see.

Written by aghaemi

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