Japanese cinema

Japanese cinema, Japanese film-makers, a guide to websites

Subject categories on this page
  1. Directors

Asian Film Foundation
A community where everyone can share and participate in the rich film landscapes of China, Japan, India, Hong Kong and all the countries of that region.

Japanese Cinema Database
Films after 1896, in Japanese

Japanese Film Database
Films after 2002

National Film Center Database
Films in the national archive collection, in Japanese

Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan
Includes film database, box office statistics.

Japanese Movie Database
in Japanese

Kinema Club
Kinema Club is devoted to the study of Japanese cinema.

Midnight Eye
Midnight Eye is non-profit site with interviews, reviews and news about Japanese cinema.

Directors *

A ‘top ten’ list of japanese film directors, from Culture Trip.

A list of Japanese film directors from Wikipedia.

Kurosawa, Akira

Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa
Internet Movie Database

Miyazaki, Hayao

Hayao Miyazaki, Wikipedia entry.

Oshima, Nagisa

Nagisa Oshima, Wikipedia entry.

Yasujiro Ozu

An introduction to Yasujiro Ozu.

Ozu-san.com – A Website Dedicated to Ozu Yasujiro

Tokyo Story. Wikipedia entry.

Yasujirō Ozu, Wikipedia entry

Articles on The Tokyo Story, The Guardian.

Roger Ebert’s article on The Tokyo Story.

Japan Academy Prize official site


Japanese films,
an alphabetical list from IMDB.

Japanese cinema, 
Wikipedia entry.

Japanese film actors and actresses. Wikipedia

Kinema Club
A website devoted to the study of Japanese moving image media, and is produced through the collaboration of many scholars around the world. It includes a collection of criticism and a searchable database of books and articles on Japanese media.

Samurai cinema, 
Wikipedia entry.

Tangemania, Aaron Gerow’s Japanese Film Page
Books, articles, web links.

Tokyo International Film Festival

Criticism, books, research, archive.
Japan has one of the oldest and largest film industries in the world. In 2011 Japan produced 411 feature films that earned 54.9% of a box office total of US$2.338 billion.