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1. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)

24 min | Drama

8.6
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Shinya Shokudo is a tv series from Japan since 2009. It tells many stories about ordinary people eat in shinya shokudo, which means a restaurant at midnight. This small restaurant opens from 12 in the evening to 7 in the morning.

Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Mansaku Fuwa, Toshiki Ayata, Shôhei Uno

Votes: 1,948

2. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Gyoza (2011)

Drama

8.6
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Katagiri, a lonely philosopher has shared history with the master in their past lives. A chance encounter with a gyoza delivery lady renews his desire for a brighter future.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Yoko Kurotani, Lily Franky, Joe Odagiri

Votes: 41

3. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016–2019)
Episode: Crab and Toshikoshi Soba (2019)

TV-14 | Drama

8.5
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It's never too late for a fresh start. One year ends and another begins as familiar faces gather to celebrate New Year's Eve at the Midnight Diner.

Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Takashi Yamanaka, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Hijiri Kojima

Votes: 46

4. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016–2019)
Episode: Sweet Rolled Omelet (2019)

TV-14 | Drama

8.5
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A Mr. Lee shows up nightly, ordering rolled omelets every time. He turns out to be a film director fleeing from his own set and his father's legacy.

Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Yutaka Matsushige

Votes: 51

5. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Toshikoshi soba (2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama

8.5
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Season finale with the New Years eve celebration and reunion of characters from this season's episodes.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Yutaka Matsushige

Votes: 35

6. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 24 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology of human relationship stories connected by the only open in the wee hours diner the characters frequent. Resolutions are often facilitated by the owner/chef.

Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Mansaku Fuwa, Asako Kobayashi, Joe Odagiri

Votes: 3,950

7. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Ramen (2009)

Drama

8.4
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Gen-chan stabs a rival yakuza boss in retaliation to an attack on his own boss Ryu. Hiding from the police he comes to realize he has to own up to his actions including ones from his long buried past.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Takashi Yamanaka, Ken Mitsuishi, Sakuya Nakamura

Votes: 49

8. Ultraman Gaia (1998–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Gamu Takayama is a 20 year old member of an organization called Alchemy Stars. After a monster known as C.O.V. attacked the Earth, Gamu falls through a portal of light and meets the giant: Ultraman Gaia, who gives him his powers.

Stars: Takeshi Yoshioka, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Maria Theresa Gow, Takashi Ukaji

Votes: 122

9. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Karaage to highball (2011)

Drama

8.2
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An overworked young woman name keeps falling asleep at the diner. Master makes her a special drink. Her brother and another regular customer helped her to get rid of her abusive and parasitic boyfriend.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Kaoru Hirata, Tomomitsu Adachi, Toshiki Ayata

Votes: 43

10. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Menchikatsu (2014)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Misao Kashima is a retired singer. She gave up her career after her husband died. After mourning for eight years, one day she finds the courage to return to the diner and eat a favourite ... See full summary »

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Ryô Iwamatsu

Votes: 57

11. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Futatabi akai weiner (2011)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Ryu the local gangster boss, Noguchi is a detective both coming from the same high school. A colleague from their past forces the two to set aside differences at least for the time being.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Yutaka Matsushige, Narumi Yasuda, Toshiki Ayata

Votes: 81

12. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016–2019)
Episode: New Year's Eve Noodles, Again (2016)

TV-14 | Drama

8.1
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It is New Year's Eve, and Master and friends look back wistfully on the passing year, reflecting over soba noodles.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Tamae Andô, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa

Votes: 84

13. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016–2019)
Episode: Plum Rice Ball (2019)

TV-14 | Drama

8.1
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A retired old schoolteacher reconnects with his former student: diner regular Marilyn. Awkwardly, her high school nemesis also shows up.

Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Tamae Andô, Mansaku Fuwa, Toshiki Ayata

Votes: 64

14. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Sauce yakisoba (2009)

Drama

8.0
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A former girl band star gets a role in a television series, but the character's sad backstory mirrors her own childhood and forces her to confront her past.

Director: Takurô Oikawa | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, You, Denden, Toshiki Ayata

Votes: 51

15. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Aji no hiraki (2009)

Drama

7.9
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Marilyn, a regular customer at the diner is a locally celebrated stripper, befriends a mysterious older woman who has a secret past.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Lily, Tamae Andô, Toshiki Ayata

Votes: 52

16. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Akai wiener to tamagoyaki (2009)

Drama

7.9
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Ryu Kenzaki is a gangster boss likes pan fried mini sausages. Kosuzu enjoys sweet egg omelets. Through mutual respect and understanding they become friends, although Kosuku being gay would prefer a deeper relationship.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Yutaka Matsushige, Tomomitsu Adachi, Tamae Andô

Votes: 78

17. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Kinpiragobou (2014)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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A yakuza bumps into his high school teacher at the diner, and long forgotten passions are re-ignited. Could there be a happy ever after for this gangster.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Takashi Yamanaka, Mansaku Fuwa

Votes: 31

18. The Hidden Blade (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

A 19th Century samurai, held in low esteem due to an action by his late father, must resolve his history with a maid and with his close friend.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 6,579 | Gross: $0.04M

19. Love and Honor (2006)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan, Mitsugorô Bandô, Takashi Sasano

Votes: 3,787 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Cop Seven (2015– )

54 min | Drama

7.7
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Yu Amagi was working at the lost and found center of The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) when he was re-assigned to Division 12. Within the MPD, Division 12 is known as the ... See full summary »

Stars: Noriyuki Higashiyama, Kana Kurashina, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Kôtarô Yoshida

Votes: 11

21. Sunshine (2011– )

15 min | Drama

7.7
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Set in Nagano prefecture, "Ohisama" covers the life of Yoko Sudo through World War II. Yoko Sudo with her smile is able to bring brightness to those other around her and she follows her ... See full summary »

Stars: Mao Inoue, Ayako Wakao, Kanako Higuchi, Yasufumi Terawaki

Votes: 16

22. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016–2019)
Episode: Tan Men (2016)

TV-14 | Drama

7.7
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A chance encounter with a former actress leads a well-known radio host to start a fan club for his favorite childhood TV show, but not everyone is as enthusiastic about it as he is.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Reiko Kataoka, Kôen Kondô, Yukihiro Yoshimi

Votes: 225

23. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016–2019)
Episode: Yakisoba Dog (2019)

TV-14 | Drama

7.7
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Two aspiring voice actresses stop by for lucky bowls of kitsune udon, but six months later, only one of them seems to have had any luck.

Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Asako Kobayashi

Votes: 58

24. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016–2019)
Episode: Egg Tofu (2016)

TV-14 | Drama

7.6
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Taizo is a young boy who lives with his father Mr. Ogami, who is a professional gambler. Taizos hopes to become friends with Midori, a professional escort, because he discovers they both like egg tofu.

Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Marika Matsumoto

Votes: 116

25. Midnight Diner (2014)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A cook opens a restaurant that only serves from midnight till dawn. One day, he discovers an obituary urn. Follow the stories of his regulars tangled around this urn.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Saki Takaoka, Tokio Emoto, Mikako Tabe

Votes: 2,115

26. Trick (2000– )

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Naoko Yamada is a magician struggling to make ends meet who agrees to partner with Professor Ueda, who has been asked by detectives Yabe and Ishihara for help in investigating crimes ... See full summary »

Stars: Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe, Katsuhisa Namase, Kazuki Maehara

Votes: 453

27. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Roll kyabetsu (2014)

30 min | Drama

7.5
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Marilyn the exotic dancer has always felt abandoned by her absentee mother. When she finds out her mom is ill, Marilyn rushes to her but there may be doubt as to her real condition.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Tamae Andô, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa

Votes: 33

28. Trick (2000– )
Episode: Tôshi (2000)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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The Mother's Fountain, part 1/3. Struggling financially, and months behind with her rent, magician Naoko Yamada responds to an advertisement from Professor Jiro Ueda. He is offering a ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe, Katsuhisa Namase, Yôko Nogiwa

Votes: 8

29. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Butabara tomatomaki (2014)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Uno is a manga editor. Whenever he signs a new artist to his magazine, he brings them to the diner to try the master's recipe for cherry tomatoes wrapped in bacon. When his new star ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Yutaka Matsushige

Votes: 34

30. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Harusame salad (2014)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Two women, friends since high school attend their school reunion and the unveiling of their class time capsule. Can their friendship survive when the contents of the capsule are revealed?

Director: Fumio Nomoto | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Yutaka Matsushige

Votes: 32

31. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Rebanira to nirareba (2014)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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An uptight detective might have fallen for a widow from one of his former cases. His partner unravels the mystery and tries to get him to confess his feelings.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Yutaka Matsushige

Votes: 30

32. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Shijimijiru (2014)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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A happily married couple but the wife has to return to her hometown to celebrate the birth of her grandchild from children of her previous two marriages. There she bumps into an old flame, while her husband meets a pretty young lady.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Yutaka Matsushige

Votes: 32

33. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016–2019)
Episode: Umeboshi and Plum Wine (2016)

TV-14 | Drama

7.4
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After finishing the last of his late mother's umeboshi, a man is haunted by his mother's spirit until he figures out why she keeps visiting him. After his health deteriorates, he ends up in... See full summary »

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Asako Kobayashi

Votes: 102

34. Midnight Diner 2 (2016)

108 min | Drama

7.3
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Follow the stories of ordinary individuals with a lot on their plates. As they pore over their worries, Master serves up homely delights and timely life advice. And as other customers begin to console one another, a family is born.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Tamae Andô, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Kaoru Hirata

Votes: 913

35. Fly, Dakota, Fly! (2013)

109 min | Drama

7.3
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A British military transport plane makes an emergency landing on Sado Island. The residents on the island take care of the crew members until the plane can take off once again despite knowing that Britishers are their enemies.

Director: Seiji Aburatani | Stars: Manami Higa, Masataka Kubota, Akira Emoto, Yoriko Dôguchi

Votes: 21

36. Sanadamaru (2016– )

Drama, History

7.2
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The life of Japan's last great battlefield commander is chronicled in this historical drama. In war-torn 16th century Japan, Sandana Masayuki bravely leads his small clan to survival during a brutal time through cunning strategy.

Stars: Masato Sakai, Masao Kusakari, Masami Nagasawa, Yô Ôizumi

Votes: 284

37. The Rocking Horsemen (1992)

135 min | Comedy

7.1
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It is 1965. High-school student Takeyoshi Fujiwara Yasufumi Hayashi) hears "Pipeline" by the Ventures, and is mesmerized by their unique sound. With three friends, he forms a band called "... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Ryô Amamiya, Aiko Asano, Tadanobu Asano, Toshiki Ayata

Votes: 134

38. Joker: Yurusarezaru sôsakan (2010– )

Drama

7.1
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"Date Kazuyoshi (Sakai) is a detective on the Kanagawa prefectural police force. During the day, he is known as a "Buddha" for his gentle personality, pouring all of his energy into ... See full summary »

Stars: Masato Sakai, Anne Watanabe, Ryô Nishikido, Masayuki Akamaru

Votes: 82

39. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Hakusaizuke (2011)

Drama

7.1
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A young screenwriter has to live through a scandal after her affair with her producer is revealed.

Director: Shôtarô Kobayashi | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Miwako Ichikawa, Tetsuji Tanaka, Yukijirô Hotaru

Votes: 37

40. xxxHOLiC (2013– )

60 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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Kimihiro Watanuki high school pupil and loner has a secret, he can see ghosts, a gift or curse he could well do without. One day he is drawn to the house of Yuko ichihara, a self styled ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Watanabe, Shôta Sometani, Karen Miyazaki, Naoto Takenaka

Votes: 135

41. Prescription Police (2006– )

Comedy

7.0
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Kiriyama Shuichiro works as an information management officer in the prefectural police station. As he is very observant and has interest in the unresolved cases which have gone past the ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Odagiri, Kumiko Asô, Kôsuke Toyohara, Eri Fuse

Votes: 233

42. Hagane no onna (2010– )

Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michiko Kichise, Juna Aoki, Kasumi Arimura, Roi Hayashi

Votes: 9

43. Midnight Diner (2009–2014)
Episode: Benishoga no tempura (2014)

30 min | Drama

7.0
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Komichi-kun, a photographer and regular patron of the diner has always been unlucky at love but as a new lady visits the diner cupid strikes. But a wealthy philandering client he works also showw a lecherous interest in the girl.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Yutaka Matsushige

Votes: 32

44. Airport 2013 (2013 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

6.9
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An airplane lands due to bad weather. A family, who rode on that airplane, goes through various troubles and it gets worse.

Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Sayaka Aoki, Toshiki Ayata, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Anna Ishibashi

Votes: 419

45. Shangri-La (2002)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Follows the lives of a group of homeless people in Japan who run into a man who nearly commits suicide and decide to help him out of his financial troubles. Using their various ingenious ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Shirô Sano, Yu Tokui, Midoriko Kimura

Votes: 212

46. The Ancient Dogoo Girl (2009– )

Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Stars: Erika Yazawa, Masataka Kubota, Romi Park, Rina Kirishima

Votes: 43

47. Vital (2004)

R | 86 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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After a tragic car accident where his girlfriend Ryôko Ooyama (Nami Tsukamoto) died, Hiroshi Takagi (Tadanobu Asano) suffers amnesia with his memories completely blanked. When he sees a ... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nami Tsukamoto, Kiki, Kazuyoshi Kushida

Votes: 3,056

48. Be Sure to Share (2009)

109 min | Drama

6.7
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Shiro is twenty-seven years old and is tormented by his father's terminal cancer diagnosis. He copes by communicating his care and love to his father. We see the father and son relationship... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Akira, Eiji Okuda, Ayumi Itô, Keiko Takahashi

Votes: 440

49. Tôkyô genpatsu (2004)

110 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.7
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Director: Gen Yamakawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Toshiki Ayata, Yasunori Danta, Mitsuru Hirata

Votes: 26

50. A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story (2013)

122 min | Drama, History

6.6
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During the Edo Period of Japan, an excellent cook marries the heir to a renowned cooking family. However, her husband is a terrible chef. With the help of her new mother-in-law, she begins to teach him the ways of the culinary arts.

Director: Yûzô Asahara | Stars: Aya Ueto, Kengo Kôra, Kimiko Yo, Riko Narumi

Votes: 530



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