“Sakurazaka Movie University” is a movie university that comedians are the instructors and you learn about the movies from various aspects.
Through the live commentary and talk shows, comedians as well as film-literate guest instructors suggest you the new ways of enjoying movies.
Experiencing movies in the live atmosphere is the big appeal of 오키나와 국제영화제.
President of the university is Takashi Fujii who gets familiar with films, music, and idols.
Course List (Films presented and Guests may be subject to change)
↓Our Idol Department ↓Men’s Aesthetics Department ↓Animation Department ↓Athletic Department Action Division ↓Physical Education Department ↓Special Effects Department
↓Korean Circle ↓Music Department
Course List (Films presented and Guests may be subject to change)
Instructors（CAST）：COWCOW, Kazutoyo Koyabu,Oniyakko Tsubaki,Takeshi Nadagi, Takashi Fujii,etc.
|CAST||Kyoko Koizumi Hiroyuki Sanada Kumi Mizuno etc.|
This is illustrator Makoto Wada's second work as a director, directing then idol Kyoko Koizumi at her dizzying height.
Putting his intimate knowledge of movie-making to work, Wada added a flavor of classic Hollywood films to this romantic comedy and earned a reputation.
Hayashi, a nondescript salaried worker, ends up by chance in helping his apartment neighbor Rumi (mysterious thief Ruby) in her affairs.
|CAST||Hiroko Yakushimaru Yoshiko Mita Kunihiko Mitamura etc.|
In parallel to “W’s Tragedy” performed by the theater company “Umi,” the same “tragedy” went on in the real world surrounding the theater setting.
Based on the best-seller novel of the same title by Shizuko Natsuki, the movie’s leading role was played by 20-year-old actress Hiroko Yakushimaru.
A masterpiece mystery captivates viewers with thrilling development and new allure.
|CAST||Tomoyo Harada Ryoichi Takayanagi Toshinori Omi etc.|
Kazuko Yoshiyama has acquired ability to leap through time since she sniffed the smells of lavender at the school laboratory one afternoon.
Kazuko happened to meet “him” with whom she was not destined to encounter.
Tomoyo Harada made a movie debut with this SF fantasy. It depicted adolescent wavering emotions in poetic scenery of the city of Onomichi.
Everlasting adolescent masterpiece directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi, one of his three classics filmed in Onomichi.
|CAST||Seiko Matsuda Tadashi Kuwabara Kunio Murai etc.|
A film rendition of poet Sachio Ito's beautiful, pathetic and pure love story that has become a timeless masterpiece.
Seiko Matsuda, then at her peak as a popular idol, made her debut in this film, coinciding with Master Director Shinichiro Sawai's lyrical directorial debut.
Masao, a 15-year old son of the prestigious local family, falls in love with his cousin, Tamiko, two years senior to him, who has come to live in the house to care for his ailing metc..
But, they are bad-mouthed by people around them.
|CAST||Yoko Minamino Haruko Sagara Yui Asaka etc.|
This is a post-fin feature film, following up on the TV series where second-general
Saki Asamiya (Yoko Minamino) carries on fighting the evils with her yo-yo.
The joint performance with third-generation Saki Asamiya (Yui Asaka) and
three Kazama sisters was much talked about in town.
Tipped on the existence of a junto harboring the coup d'état, second-generation Saki Asamiya,
who has just finished with her special investigator assignments, jumps into the battle again along with her colleagues.
Instructors（CAST）： Bad Boys, Buffalo Goro A,Punk Boo Boo Kurose,Yasei Bakudan,etc.
|CAST||Toru Nakamura Kojiro Shimizu Masumi Miyazaki etc.|
This is the 3rd live action film based on the popular comic series of the same title written by Kazuhiro Kiuchi.
Aitoku Private High School students Toru and Hiroshi are hot-tempered rebels
who can beat the hell out of anyone, but lose their control when it comes to girls.
In this film, they find themselves in outrageous battles against
Sakuragaoka High school's gang leader Haramaki, the self-proclaimed "worst punk in high school history",
and the opposition gang formed by outcasts suspended from school for life.
|CAST||Kiyoshi Atsumi Ruriko Asaoka Sandayu Dokumamushi etc.|
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi, this is the 11th installment of the popular "Tora-san" series. Lily,
a lovable character played by Ruriko Asaoka,
makes her first appearance here before making additional appearances later in the series.
While traveling through Abashiri, Hokkaido in the early summer,
Torajiro sees Lily, a traveling singer, crying on the night train.
As a traveler himself, he feels affection towards her and a friendship soon develops.
|CAST||Ken Takakura Tetsuya Takeda Kaori Momoi etc.|
Yoji Yamada directed this emotional road movie based on an essay written by Pete Hamill.
An American version was produced in 2010. A man who is released from prison meets a young couple who agrees to accompany him to Yuubari where his wife lives.
The final scene where you see yellow handkerchiefs fluttering in the air is considered one of the most memorable scenes in Japanese movie history.
|CAST||Bunta Sugawara, Kinya Aikawa, Shizue Abe, etc|
This film is the second of the exhilarating action film series, "Truck Yaro." In this film, the super duo, "Ichibanboshi no Momojiro" (Bunta Sugawara) and "Yamome no Jonathan" (Kinya Aikawa), drive around Japan, starting from Tokyo then going through Himeji, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, and finally Amakusa. Momojiro falls in love at the first sight with a college student, Eiko, who is working at a roadside restaurant in Himeji. When Momojiro's nemesis, Borsalino 2 (Kunie Tanaka), joins Momojiro and Jonathan, the three of them create a ruckus.
Instructors（CAST）： Garage Sale,Tanoshingo, Heisei Nobushi Kobushi,etc
|CAST||Nobuyo Oyama Noriko Ohara Mihiko Nomura etc.|
The 7th feature film of nation's favorite Doraemon anime. Fujio F. Fujiko, original author, joined in writing the screenplay.
It is one of the most popular stories among Draemon fans and has once been remade in 2011.
Nobita and his gang assemble a robot Sanda Claus, putting up the parts they found by accident. Before them comes forward a girl, Lillul, who claims that she owns the robot.
|CAST||Akiko Yajima Miki Narahashi Keiji Fujiwara etc.|
The 9th in the popular feature film series, reputed as "anime that makes adults cry" for moving adults to tears who escort their children to the theater.
Shin-chan and his peers are concerned about the townspeople who are carried away
by the craze for the "20th Century Exposition" that exhibit old-time TV programs and traditional ways of life. In fact, a horrendous conspiracy is hidden behind it.
|CAST||Hiroaki Iwanaga, Takahiro Sakurai, Toa Yukinari etc.|
This is the first installment of the animation trilogy adapted from the dark fantasy comic series "Berserk", which was sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
Written by Kentaro Miura, this story centers on Guts, an isolated mercenary who believes only in his swords, and Griffith, the charismatic leader of a mercenary band, "Band of the Hawk." Bonded by strong friendship, they survive many battles together. However, a single incident threatens to break them apart.
Instructors（CAST）：Savanna,JARU JARU, Buffalo Goro, Laser Ramon RG,etc.
|CAST||Aaron Johnson Chloë Grace Moretz Nicolas Cage etc.|
Kick-Ass is a new type hero-action movie, with extreme violence and light sense of humor.
A refined screen image and music send world-wide movie fans into frenzy. A dowdy boy,
who hankers for a super hero, engaged in neighborhood watch wearing a hero costume. Accidently the boy became famous, and mafia attempted to kill him.
|CAST||Stephen Chow Ng Man Tat Wei Zhao etc.|
A big hit action comedy produced by way of wire actions and CG, depicting a hilarious, manga-like world with soccer and Shorinken martial art mixed together.
Huan, once caught in fixing a soccer game and had his player's life ended,
sets out to forming a soccer team with Shin and his Shorinken followers who are trying to promote the Shorinken martial art.
|CAST||Mickey Rourke Marisa Tomei Evan Rachel Wood etc.|
A human drama of the elderly pro-wrestler, who has seen his days but keeps actively engaged on the ring.
He goes on fighting for a second chance in life, while subjected to many turns of failures and hardships.
Playing the central character of wrestler Randy, Mickey Rourke shines with full of elegy.
His performance, as though doubling his own tumultuous actor's life, has been evaluated highly and won him a nomination for the Best Actor prize in the Academy Award.
Instructors（CAST）：Tenshin Kimura, Peace Ayabe, Takashi Fujii, Robert,etc.
|CAST||Midori Satsuki Shingo Yamashiro Yuki Morisaki etc.|
Midori Satsuki, who gained wide acclaim in the 70's as an originator of the boom for mature women by revealing her nude in gravure magazines,
plays the lead role in this pornographic film. Knowing that her husband is having an affair, the entertainer talent Midori accosts men one after anetc.
in rivalry with her husband. But, all these men enchanted and captivated by the femme fatale find their lives destined to doom.
|CAST||Yoichi Yamamoto Momoko Kikuchi Koji Tanaka etc.|
This sexy coming of age comedy was inspired by the reader's comments section from the magazine "BOMB!" This was the first starring role for actress Momoko Kikuchi,
who was a famous pop idol when the film was released in the 80s. When junior high school student Ichiro Kimura a.k.a Mukinpo moves from Fukuoka to Tokyo,
he instantly falls for his classmate Momoko Kondo. But in order to win her heart, he must fight against his classmate Eisuke.
Instructors（CAST）：Dainoji Otani, Seiji Chihara, 2-cho Kenju Shuji, POISON GIRL BAND,etc.
|CAST||Hikaru Urano Ichiro Furutachi Masaaki Yajima etc.|
"Ultraman Zoffy" is a special effect movie, flash back between battle scenes from the series of Ultraman, "Ultra Q" to "Ultraman 80" with Zoffy,
who is the oldest among Ultraman bretc.s. Hikaru Urano once again lends his voice to Zoffy in this film.
Some battle scenes are narrated by Ichiro Furutachi, as if he broadcasted live covering a professional wrestling.
|CAST||Kang-ho Song Hie-bong Byeon Doona Bae etc.|
Master Director Joon-ho Bong, who stunned the world with "Memories of Murder", is back with monster panic in this big piece. Released in Korea,
the film has renewed box office records and marked an epic with mega-hit success. An unidentified monstrous creature Guemul suddenly emerges up the Han River in Seoul.
With his daughter Hyun-Seo kidnapped by the monster, Gang-doo puts up a fight against Guemul
Instructors（CAST）： Tokuko, Moh Chugakusei, Morisanchu,etc.
|Director||John H. Lee|
|CAST||Woo-sung Jung Ye-jin Son Jong-hak Baek etc.|
This is a Korean rendition of the TV drama "Pure Soul~Kimiga Boku wo Wasuretemo (Even if you forget me)" in which Hiromi Nagasaku starred, scoring a box office record of \3 billion in Japan.
The story unfurls loving relations between Sujin, stricken with juvenile Alzheimer's disease and fearful of losing memories of her loved one,
and her husband Chols who supports her dedicatedly. The aching, pure love story has moved all theater goers to tears.
Instructors（CAST）： Tanoshingo, Tokuko, Naomi Watanabe,etc.
|CAST||Jamie Foxx Beyoncé Knowles Beyoncé Knowles etc.|
The year is 1962. Dreaming of success in music, three girls form a group. As they continue taking talent search auditions,
a man, seeing a great potential, offers to become their manager and arranges for them to become backup vocalists for a popular local singer.
Their powerful stage attracts the attention in the US, and the girls begin their superstar careers. But…
|Instructors（CAST）||Takashi Fujii, Laser Ramon RG,|