Okada Yoshinori

The Workhorse & the Bigmouth

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2013
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34-year-old Michiyo Mabuchi (Kumiko Aso) and 26-year-old Yoshimi Tendo (Shota Yasuda) meet at a screenwriting class. Michiyo Mabuchi, who is called “Basyauma”, works hard to become a writer, but can’t see a future for herself as a screenwriter. Meanwhile, Yoshimi Tendo is a bigmouth who never tries hard at anything. These two people fall in love.


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Sexy Voice and Robo

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2007
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Niko, a middle schooler in Japan, witnesses a fight between two strangers on her way home from school. Desperate to talk to someone about the event but too afraid to tell her family, she responds to an ad for the “Tele-Club” and gets in touch with a robot-obsessed otaku named Ichiro Sudo. The two team up to solve bizarre cases taking place all over the city, as assigned by a retired spy and her eccentric assistant.


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Romantic Prelude

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2009
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Nojima Satoshi (Junichi Okada) is a photographer whose job depends on his friend Shingo, a model, who in turn is in a middle of a career crisis. Nojima wants to photograph scenery, but is held back because he feels obligated to stay with his friend. His neighbor, Nanao (Kumiko Aso), works at a flower shop, has dedicated her life to her job and isn’t involved in any romance. They’ve never met. However, they’re aware of each other’s presence by the sounds they make in their daily lives through the thin wall. Through twists and turns, they gradually realize their true desires; and on the road to reach their goals, their paths somehow intersects in this believable modern-day fairy-tale.


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Party 7

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2000
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Low level and bumbling Yakuza Miki Shunichiro snatched $200 million from his syndicate, and hides out at the Hotel New Mexico, a strange isolated hotel filled with quirky employees. Soon, one after another people from his past start showing up at his hotel room door, including his hot ex-girlfriend, her pathetic weakling boyfriend, his Yakuza brother, and an assassin sent to kill them all. Meanwhile, everything happening in his room is being watched by Captain Banana, a professional peeping tom, and his new protege, Okita Soji – although not the Bakumatsu era Samurai sword master of the same name. This Okita Soji is a sweatervest wearing peeping tom with a bad haircut, played by Asano Tadanobu, who is the complete polar opposite of his character Samehada from Sharkskin Man and Peach Hip Girl.


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One Pound Gospel

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2008
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Hatanaka Kosaku is a talented boxer who turned pro at the age of 19, winning his debut match with a first round KO. He is talented, but he has no guts. His uncontrollable appetite is an even bigger problem. He can’t put himself in the right weight class, he runs out of energy because of hunger, and he gets knocked out while his eyes are set on food at the ringside. However, Kosaku’s life changed when he met Sister Angela, a novice nun in the convent near his boxing gym. She became the source of his power, and Kosaku fights only to win her heart. ~ NTV


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Oh! My Girl

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2008
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Yamashita Kotaro was living a peaceful life as a publisher part-timer aspiring to be a mobile phone novelist until two females suddenly appeared in his life. One is his six-year-old celebrity niece and the other is the little girl’s stern manager. As he is forced to live under the same roof as the little prodigy, their differences soon manifest and disputes ensue. However, through co-habitation, Yamashita slowly comes to appreciate having a family and the warmth it brings, all the while developing a love-hate relationship with Fuji Mineko, the manager.


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Love Swing

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2012
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Stories of 19 men and women intertwine to show the various shapes of love. One woman chooses to be alone while another couple gets divorced on impulse. Another woman looks for a new man in order to end an affair, while one man wants to get married to a woman who doesn’t love him back. Features glimpses of infidelity, divorce, unwed mothers, parent-child love, friendship, and unrequited love. Little by little, each character begins to awaken to their true feelings, and the story comes alive. A romantic comedy sure to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face


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Kisarazu Cat’s Eye World Series

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2006
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After terminally ill Bussan finally passes away he misses hanging out with his still living friends and decides to return to Kisarazu. In his ghost form however only his most trusted friends can see him, and his meddling in the lives of the living results in the return of Ozzy and a long dead team of American baseball players who drowned off the shores of Kisarazu. It’s down to Bussan and the Cats to save the day and restore the town to order, but can Bussan bring himself to say bye-bye once and for all?


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Kisarazu Cat’s Eye Nihon Series

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2003
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When Bussan learns he has less than a year to live, he decides to continue his life as usual. He spends his time with his friends, a band called Kisarazu Cat’s Eye. Their funny adventures range from playing gigs to solving a mystery surrounding counterfeit money, but Bussan’s impending death is never far away.


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Kamikaze Girls

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2004
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Kyoko Fukada (Takeshi Kitano’s Dolls) plays Momoko who yearns to be part of the Rococo aristocracy. A shame then, as she was born two centuries too late. Ardent loner Momoko is born into the Yakuza heart-land. She feels, how ever, more at home in Versaille than her distant home-town of Shimotsuma, Ibaraki. Her appetite for the lavish doll-like fashion known to its disciples as the “Lolita” look is insatiable. The uber-rebel Ichiko, played by model and cult J-rock icon Anna Tsuchiya, is a Bosozoku motor-cycle-gang member. On a fifty C.C. scooter. Laugh at your own risk before she knocks your teeth out. Her Pony-tails gang is one of Ibaraki’s “wild speed tribes”, whose teeth-rattling customized bikes are decked out with their fibreglass shields and bannered back rests. She, too, is decked out in her elaborately decorated Tokkofuku boiler-suits. In a world is as colourful as Momoko’s sweet-filled lunch-box, the path of these two incongruous girls cross one languid summer. Asses are kicked (and garments embroidered). KAMIKAZE GIRLS: where Rameau meets the Japanese underbelly on the summery streets of Tokyo. Meet some different Girls on a Motor-cycle that would make The Bride blush…


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