Yû Aoi's Filmography

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2. Yougashiten koandoru (2011)

115 min | Drama

A film about mouthwatering desserts and the journey of a cake-maker's daughter from Kagoshima to Tokyo, as she finds herself in the company of a legendary former patissier.

Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa | Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Yû Aoi, Urara Awata, Nathan Berg

Votes: 230

3. Vampire (I) (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A biology teacher looks for young suicidal women online to satisfy his taste for blood. Rather than violent, his acts are quite peaceful and always consented.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Amanda Plummer, Trevor Morgan

Votes: 1,284

4. Raiou (2010)

133 min | Romance

The mentally troubled son of a shogun falls for a girl who's been raised in the mountains.

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki | Stars: Yû Aoi, Masaki Okada, Ren Osugi, Pîtâ

Votes: 103

5. Flowers (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

A story of six women from three different generations, each living their own journeys in their respective periods, spanning decades of dramatic changes in Japan from the 1930s to the present.

Director: Norihiro Koizumi | Stars: Yû Aoi, Kyôka Suzuki, Yûko Takeuchi, Rena Tanaka

Votes: 258

6. Nodame Kantâbire: Saishuu-gakushou - Kouhen (2010)

123 min | Drama

Nodame (Juri Ueno) is still pining for the affections of Chiaki (Hiroshi Tamaki), but Chiaki wants them to concentrate on their musical careers and moves out. Chiaki then gets the ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Yasuhiro Kawamura, Hideki Takeuchi | Stars: Juri Ueno, Hiroshi Tamaki, Eita, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 585

7. Otôto (I) (2010)

126 min | Drama

Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Yû Aoi, Ryo Kase, Fumiyo Kohinata, Nenji Kobayashi

Votes: 505

8. Redline (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

A story about the most popular racing event in the galaxy, the Redline, and the various racers who compete in it.

Director: Takeshi Koike | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Yû Aoi, Tadanobu Asano, Yoshiyuki Morishita

Votes: 7,951

9. Ike-chan to boku (2009)

107 min | Drama

Young Yoshio's young life has not begun well. He has lost his father, has an unkind mother and even worse schoolmates. He is not all alone however. Ike-chan is there for him. She is not ... See full summary »

Director: Toshihiko Ôoka | Stars: Yû Aoi, Arashi Fukasawa, Rie Tomosaka, Masato Hagiwara

Votes: 32

10. Honokaa bôi (2009)

111 min | Drama, Romance

Leo who is in college and his girlfriend travel to Hawaii, but end up going their separate ways. Leo returns to the island and begins working with, among others, a number of ... See full summary »

Director: Atsushi Sanada | Stars: Yû Aoi, Chieko Baishô, Eri Fukatsu, Jun Hasegawa

Votes: 174

11. Hyakuman-en to nigamushi onna (2008)

121 min | Drama

A 21-year-old girl is released from prison, only to deal with the neighborhood gossip about her and family conflicts. She decides to save one million yen, move to where no one knows her and keep repeating the process.

Director: Yuki Tanada | Stars: Yû Aoi, Mirai Moriyama, Pierre Taki, Terunosuke Takezai

Votes: 811

12. Tokyo! (2008)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

63 Metascore

A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

Directors: Joon-ho Bong, Leos Carax, Michel Gondry | Stars: Ayako Fujitani, Ryo Kase, Ayumi Itô, Nao Ohmori

Votes: 8,124 | Gross: $0.35M

13. Hito no sekkusu o warauna (2007)

137 min | Comedy, Romance

The love story of a young male student and a woman lecturer at art college.

Director: Nami Iguchi | Stars: Hiromi Nagasaku, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yû Aoi, Shûgo Oshinari

Votes: 418

14. Best Wishes for Tomorrow (2007)

110 min | Drama, War

A Japanese Class B war criminal sets out to take full responsibility for the execution of American Airmen.

Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Makoto Fujita, Robert Lesser, Fred Spiker, Richard Neil

Votes: 391

15. Quiet room ni yôkoso (2007)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

Asuka Sakura wakes up in the mental asylums quiet room, with no recollection of how she got there.

Director: Suzuki Matsuo | Stars: Yuki Uchida, Kankurô Kudô, Yû Aoi, Ryô

Votes: 620

17. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

R | 111 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

65 Metascore

In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Arias | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya, Kankurô Kudô

Votes: 10,696

18. Niji no megami (2006)

118 min | Drama, Romance

Two film students meet and fall in love while working on a school project.

Director: Naoto Kumazawa | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Juri Ueno, Yû Aoi, Wakana Sakai

Votes: 976

19. Sugar & spice: Fûmi zekka (2006)

125 min | Drama, Romance

After graduating from high school, Shiro is clueless how to proceed with his education. For the moment, he takes a small job at a local gas station, to much displease of his parents. His ... See full summary »

Director: Isamu Nakae | Stars: Yûya Yagira, Erika Sawajiri, Mari Natsuki, Yô Ôizumi

Votes: 242

20. Hura gâru (2006)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

Young women in a small Japanese town look to revive their home's declining fortunes by building a Hawaiian village tourist attraction.

Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Yasuko Matsuyuki, Etsushi Toyokawa, Yû Aoi, Shizuyo Yamasaki

Votes: 1,665

21. Mushi-Shi: The Movie (2006)

131 min | Fantasy

A wandering mystical doctor passes through remote regions of Japan uncovering supernatural creatures called the Mushi and curing people of their effects.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Joe Odagiri, Nao Ohmori, Yû Aoi, Lily

Votes: 948

22. Hachimitsu to kurôbâ (2006)

117 min | Romance

The lives of four art students change forever when gifted young artist Hagumi arrives at their school and befriends their group as each student experiences turbulence in love.

Director: Masahiro Takada | Stars: Shô Sakurai, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya, Ryo Kase

Votes: 695

23. Otoko-tachi no Yamato (2005)

145 min | War

On April, 6th 2005, in Makurazi, Kagoshima, Makiko Uchida seeks a boat in the local fishing cooperative to take her to the latitude N30, longitude L128, where the largest, heaviest and most... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Shidô Nakamura, Yû Aoi, Takahiro Fujimoto

Votes: 1,769

26. Kame wa igai to hayaku oyogu (2005)

90 min | Comedy

Suzume Katagura is a bored housewife who spends her days doing chores and taking care of her husband's pet turtle. One day she sees a wanted ad for spies. Hoping for some excitement she decides to give them a call.

Director: Satoshi Miki | Stars: Juri Ueno, Yû Aoi, Ryô Iwamatsu, Eri Fuse

Votes: 690

27. Nirai kanai kara no tegami (2005)

113 min | Drama

Fuki who lives with her grandfather Shoei in Taketomi Island, Okinawa, dreams of becoming a cameraman. In her childhood, her mother Masami left Fuki to live in Tokyo. Although Masami has ... See full summary »

Director: Naoto Kumazawa | Stars: Yû Aoi, Manami Higa, Yûta Kanai, Hitomi Kawai

Votes: 69

30. Umineko (2004)

129 min | Drama, Romance

Yoshimitsu Morita (Lost Paradise and Like Asura) directs the big screen adaptation of Shiho Tanimura's book, Umineko ("Sea Cat"). Set in a northern coastal village, the film revolves around... See full summary »

Director: Yoshimitsu Morita | Stars: Misaki Itô, Mimura, Yû Aoi, Kôichi Satô

Votes: 65

31. Mask de 41 (2004)

113 min | Comedy, Sport

When a forty-one year old salaryman is fired from his job this is his chance to pursue his dream of becoming the wrestler he always wanted to be.

Director: Tenshi Matsumoto | Stars: Tomorô Taguchi, Suzuki Matsuo, Mariko Tsutsui, Ayumi Itô

Votes: 7

32. Hana to Arisu (2004)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When two best friends develop a crush on the same boy, they develop a plan to trick him into dating them.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Anne Suzuki, Yû Aoi, Tomohiro Kaku, Shôko Aida

Votes: 3,184

33. 1980 (2003)

123 min | Comedy

Reiko's plan was to become an idol and an actress, but instead she is now back in her hometown as a teacher at the same school she herself had attended. Also at the school is Reiko's ... See full summary »

Director: Kera | Stars: Rie Tomosaka, Yû Aoi, Inuko Inuyama, Kaoru Abe

Votes: 12

34. Guuzen nimo saiaku na shounen (2003)

113 min | Drama, Romance

Hidenori is a Japanese-Korean man with no sense of belonging, destination or education. He drifts around and meanders through life until a death reminds him of his heritage and so begins a journey to South Korea.

Director: Su-yeon Gu | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Mika Nakashima, Shin Yazawa, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Votes: 101

35. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)

146 min | Crime, Drama, Music

73 Metascore

The problematic lives of teenager students for whom the singer Lily Chou-Chou's dreamy music is the only way to escape an alienating, violent and insensitive society.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Shûgo Oshinari, Ayumi Itô, Takao Ohsawa

Votes: 6,882 | Gross: $0.02M

36. Gaichû (2001)

92 min | Drama

Following the divorce, the attempted suicide of her mother and the rumors underage sex with the teacher, a girl drops out the school in an attempt to find herself.

Director: Akihiko Shiota | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Seiichi Tanabe, Tetsu Sawaki, Ryo Amamiya

Votes: 645

37. Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan (2012)

TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Drama, History

A former assassin who has resolved to never kill again has his vow sorely tested.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: J. Michael Tatum, Takeru Satoh, Eric Vale, Josh Grelle

Votes: 17,084

38. Double Face: Sen'nyû sôsa hen (2012 TV Movie)


A Japanese made-for-TV remake of Hong Kong crime thriller Infernal Affairs (2002).

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Teruyuki Kagawa, Emi Wakui, Yû Aoi

Votes: 54

39. Tôkyô kazoku (2013)

146 min | Drama

In this update of Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story", a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa

Votes: 1,331

40. Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)

Not Rated | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Mankind is dying. Only one man can do anything about it, Space Captain Harlock, but the Gaia Coalition will stop at nothing to end him.

Director: Shinji Aramaki | Stars: Yû Aoi, Jessica Boone, Ayano Fukuda, Arata Furuta

Votes: 10,106

41. Rurôni Kenshin: Kyôto taika-hen (2014)

TV-MA | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 9,869

42. Rurôni Kenshin: Densetsu no saigo-hen (2014)

TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Min Tanaka, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Votes: 6,779

43. Haru wo seotte (2014)


An alpine story of family, determination and destiny.Toru grew up in the Tateyama mountain ranges: alpine country. As a child, he resented the yearly trek up the mountain with his father to... See full summary »

Director: Daisaku Kimura | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yû Aoi, Kaoru Kobayashi, Sôsuke Ikematsu

Votes: 60