Japan Romance

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1. I Give My First Love to You (2009)

122 min | Drama, Romance

Takuma knows that his life is shorter that the others and he feels that his demise is getting near. He chose to stay away from the girl that he loves so that she can easily move on. What he didn't know is that he is under-estimating her.

Director: Takehiko Shinjo | Stars: Mao Inoue, Masaki Okada, Natsuki Harada, Keiko Horiuchi

Votes: 2,006

2. Closed Diary (2007)

138 min | Drama

Kae Horii (Erika Sawajiri) moves into her new flat in an undisclosed area of Kyoto. While unpacking her belongings, she discovers a hidden compartment behind a inconspicuous mirror. In that... See full summary »

Director: Isao Yukisada | Stars: Erika Sawajiri, Yûsuke Iseya, Yûko Takeuchi, Urara Awata

Votes: 340

3. I Just Wanna Hug You (2014)

122 min | Romance

Tsukasa got into a severe car accident when she was a high school student. She still suffers from the effects of that accident, with memory impairment and needing to use a wheelchair. ... See full summary »

Director: Akihiko Shiota | Stars: Keiko Kitagawa, Ryô Nishikido, Jun Fubuki, Aya Hirayama

Votes: 268

4. Hot Road (2014)

Drama, Romance

About a sad and fierce love between 14-year-old Kazuki and 16-year-old Haruyama. Kazuki lives with her mom but she doesn't like her mom's lover and feels deserted. This leads Kazuki to get into trouble.

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Non, Hiroomi Tosaka, Yoshino Kimura, Rina Ohta

Votes: 198

5. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2003)

116 min | Drama, Romance

Tsuneo is a university student working part-time in a mah-jong parlour. Lately the customers have been talking about an old lady who pushes a baby carriage through the streets. They say she... See full summary »

Director: Isshin Inudô | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chizuru Ikewaki, Juri Ueno, Hirofumi Arai

Votes: 1,323

6. The Liar and His Lover (2013)

117 min | Romance

A love story between a famous 25-year-old songwriter, who keeps his identity hidden from the public, and a 16-year-old high school student who possesses a gifted voice.

Director: Norihiro Koizumi | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Ryô Yoshizawa, Masataka Kubota, Takashi Sorimachi

Votes: 897

7. Kiyoku yawaku (2013)

126 min | Comedy, Romance

Kanna Seto lost her childhood friend Haruta in a car accident when she was a freshman in high school. Carrying the emotional pain from that incident throughout her life, Kanna is still ... See full summary »

Director: Takehiko Shinjo | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Masaki Okada, Yûki Furukawa, Aoi Nakamura

Votes: 218

8. Love for Beginners (2012)

121 min | Drama, Romance

Hibino, a geek girl fall in love for the first time with Kyouta, the playboy. What will happen when a zero experience girl coupled with a lot of experienced boy? Love for beginner begin.

Director: Takeshi Furusawa | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Rin Takanashi, Emi Takei, Tôri Matsuzaka

Votes: 573

9. L.DK (2014)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Aoi lives in an apartment by herself. Shusei moves in next to Aoi's apartment. Shusei is a very popular student. Due to a mistake, Aoi makes the sprinkler go off in his room. Until his room is fixed, he stays with Aoi.

Director: Taisuke Kawamura | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Ayame Gôriki, Takashi Fujii, Ren Kiriyama

Votes: 957

10. My Pretend Girlfriend (2014)

Drama, Romance

Miyazaki asks Noboru and Momose to pretend they are dating to stop bad rumor about him. Both begin to act like a couple in front of others and soon he begins to develop feelings for Momose, who is still in love with Miyazaki.

Director: Saiji Yakumo | Stars: Akari Hayami, Anna Ishibashi, Asuka Kudô, Osamu Mukai

Votes: 263

11. Norwegian Wood (2010)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

Toru recalls his life in the 1960s, when his friend Kizuki killed himself and he grew close to Naoko, Kizuki's girlfriend, and another woman, the outgoing, lively Midori.

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi, Kiko Mizuhara, Kengo Kôra

Votes: 10,497 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Sand Clock (2008)

121 min | Drama, Romance

Following her parents' divorce Ann and her mother move to her maternal grandmother's house in Shimane Prefecture. Adding to the stress is how they are not integrating well at their new home... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Nao Matsushita, Kaho, Shunya Isaka, Sôsuke Ikematsu

Votes: 83

13. The Light Shines Only There (2014)

120 min | Drama

Two troubled souls living on the fringes of a port town fall in love, but their trials are far from over.

Director: Mipo Oh | Stars: Gô Ayano, Chizuru Ikewaki, Masaki Suda, Kazuya Takahashi

Votes: 436

14. Midnight Sun (2006)

119 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Kaoru has a sickness that hindered her to go out when the sun is up. Despite this sickness, she fell in love with a boy named Koji. If she decides to pursue her love, it will mean risking her life.

Director: Norihiro Koizumi | Stars: Yui, Takashi Tsukamoto, Kuniko Asagi, Eri Fuse

Votes: 1,426

15. From Me to You (2010)

128 min | Drama, Romance

A girl that resemble "Sadako" of the movie Ring is being feared by her classmates. She is avoided by everyone.While everyone is avoiding her, the popular boy Shota Kazehaya befriends her, and their love begins to grow.

Director: Naoto Kumazawa | Stars: Mikako Tabe, Haruma Miura, Misako Renbutsu, Haru Aoyama

Votes: 2,042

16. High School Debut (2011)

93 min | Comedy, Romance

Haruna who devoted herself to softball decide to find a boyfriend in high school by instruction from Yoh, who is willingly to teach her how to get a boyfriend but with only one condition, don't fall in love with him at all.

Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa | Stars: Junpei Mizobata, Ito Ono, Masaki Suda, Rina Aizawa

Votes: 508

17. Paradise Kiss (2011)

115 min | Drama

A chance encounter leads Yukari, a burnt out high school student, to a group of dedicated fashion design students. She becomes their model for their graduating exhibition and discovers her talent for modeling.

Director: Takehiko Shinjo | Stars: Keiko Kitagawa, Osamu Mukai, Shunji Igarashi, Kento Kaku

Votes: 1,420

18. We Were There: First Love (2012)

123 min | Drama, Romance

It chronicles the love relationship between a boy called Motoharu Yano and a girl called Nanami Takahashi, starting from their teenage years and continuing during their early twenties.

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Tôma Ikuta, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Sôsuke Takaoka, Yuika Motokariya

Votes: 513

19. We Were There: True Love (2012)

121 min | Drama, Romance

Nanami and Yano were in-love. But because of unavoidable circumstances, they cannot commit to their plans and promises. They can decided whether they want to live life as it is, or find a way back to each other's arms.

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Tôma Ikuta, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Narumi Akizuki, Yumi Asô

Votes: 387

20. Halfway (2009)

85 min | Drama, Romance

In this high school romance Hiro is dismayed to learn her new love Shu will be going away to college in Tokyo. She asks him not to go.

Director: Eriko Kitagawa | Stars: Kii Kitano, Masaki Okada, Junpei Mizobata, Riisa Naka

Votes: 358

21. Honey & Clover (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, Ryô Kase

Votes: 739

22. Koinaka (2015– )

54 min | Drama, Romance

Aoi Miura was born and grew up in Toyama Prefecture. He has an indecisive personality and does not like summer. He was the focal member of the high school swimming team, but he now works as... See full summary »

Stars: Sôta Fukushi, Tsubasa Honda, Shûhei Nomura, Taiga Nakano

Votes: 119

23. Say 'I Love You' (2014)

102 min | Drama, Romance

About one gloomy girl named Mei who injures the most popular male student named Yamato. Somehow, Yamato likes Mei and one day, Yamato saves Mei from a stalker by kissing her. From that kiss, their love story begins.

Director: Asako Hyuga | Stars: Haruna Kawaguchi, Sôta Fukushi, Nanami Abe, Rika Adachi

Votes: 893

24. Strobe Edge (2015)

115 min | Drama, Romance

Ninako confesses her love to Ren. But get rejected because he is already have a girlfriend. They promise to stay as a friend. Some other guy confess their love to her but she rejects them. Is it because she still wants to be with Ren?

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki | Stars: Kasumi Arimura, Sôta Fukushi, Jingi Irie, Ena Koshino

Votes: 619

25. Blue Spring Ride (2014– )

122 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Revolves around Futaba, a girl who was in love with a boy named Ko Tanaka in middle school. However, its not work because he transferred but in high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets him again.

Stars: Tsubasa Honda, Ai Kayano, Masahiro Higashide, Mikako Komatsu

Votes: 2,634



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