List of Japanese films of 1998

Highest-grossing filmsEdit

Rank Title Gross
1 Bayside Shakedown ¥5.00 billion
2 Pokémon: The First Movie ¥4.15 billion
3 Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas ¥2.10 billion

List of filmsEdit

A list of films released in Japan in 1998 (see 1998 in film).

Japanese films released in 1998
Title Director Cast Genre Notes
A Tatsuya Mori Documentary About Aum Shinrikyo cult
After Life Hirokazu Koreeda Arata, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima Fantasy [1]
Andromedia Takashi Miike Hiroko Shimabukuro, Eriko Imai, Takako Uehara [2]
April Story Shunji Iwai Takako Matsu, Tanabe Seiichi Drama [3]
Begging for Love Hideyuki Hirayama Mieko Harada, Maho Nonami, Kiichi Nakai Drama [4]
Beru • Epokku Joji Matsuoka Hikaari Ishida, Kyōka Suzuki, Isako Washio N/A [4]
The Bird People in China Takashi Miike Masahiro Motoki, Renji Ishibashi, Mako N/A [5]
Blues Harp Takashi Miike Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Seiichi Tanabe, Saori Sekino N/A [2]
Bullet Ballet Shinya Tsukamoto Shinya Tsukamoto, Hisashi Igawa N/A [6][7]
Case Closed: The Fourteenth Target Kanetsugu Kodama N/A Animated film[8]
Crayon Shin-chan: Blitzkrieg! Pig's Hoof's Secret Mission Keiichi Hara N/A Animated film[8]
Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas Tsutomu Shibayama N/A Animated film[9]
The Doraemons ⋆ The Great Springing Insections Military Operation Yoshitomo Yonetani N/A Animated short[9][8]
Dr. Akagi Shōhei Imamura Akira Emoto, Kumiko Asō Comedy drama Japanese-French co-production[10][11]
Flowers of Shanghai Hou Hsiao-hsien Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Annie Yi, Michiko Hada Drama Japanese-Taiwanese co-production[12][13]
The Geisha House Kinji Fukasaku Maki Miyamoto [14][15][16]
Kizuna Kichitaro Negishi Kōji Yakusho, Ken Watanabe, Yumi Asō N/A [8]
Love & Pop Hideaki Anno
Megaranger vs. Carranger N/A N/A
Moon Light Dinner Yutaka Ikejima Kanae Mizuhara
Yumi Yoshiyuki
Pink Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best New Actress - Pink Grand Prix
Odoru daisosasen – The Movie Katsuyuki Motohiro Yūji Oda, Toshirō Yanagiba, Eri Fukatsu N/A [4]
Ping Pong Hot Springs Gen Yamakawa Keiko Matsuzaka, Riho Akise, Satoshi Yamanaka N/A [8]
Pokémon: The First Movie Kunihiko Yuyama Animated film;[8][4] first film based on the Pokémon franchise.
Rasen Jōji Iida Miki Nakatani, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kōichi Satō Horror [9]
Rebirth of Mothra III Okihiro Yoneda Megumi Kobayashi, Misato Tate, Aki Flano N/A [4]
Return of Doraemon Ayumu Watanabe N/A Animated short[9]
Ring Hideo Nakata Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rikiya Ōtaka Horror [9]
Sada Nobuhiko Obayashi Hitomi Kuroki, Tsurutaro Kataoka, Norihei Miki Drama [17]
Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl Katsuhito Ishii Tadanobu Asano, Sie Kohinata, Ittoku Kishibe Action [18]
The Story of PuPu Kensaku Watanabe Sakura Uehara, Reiko Matsuo Road movie
Tokyo Eyes Jean-Pierre Limosin Shinji Takeda, Hinano Yoshikawa, Kaori Mizushima Thriller, romance French-Japanese co-production[19][20]
Tomie Ataru Oikawa Mami Nakamura, Miho Kanno, Yoriko Doguchi Horror [21]
Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light N/A
Yomigaeru Yūsaku: Tantei Monogatari Tokubetsu-hen

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "After Life". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Mes 2006, p. 387.
  3. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "Shigatsu Monogatari (1998)". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e Galbraith IV 2008, p. 404.
  5. ^ Mes 2006, p. 386.
  6. ^ Mes 2005, p. 140.
  7. ^ Mes 2005, p. 213.
  8. ^ a b c d e f Galbraith IV 2008, p. 403.
  9. ^ a b c d e Galbraith IV 2008, p. 402.
  10. ^ Crow, John. "Dr. Akagi". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  11. ^ "Kanzo senseï" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  12. ^ Bhob. "Flowers of Shanghai". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  13. ^ "Haishang Hua". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on August 4, 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  14. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "Omocha (1999) - Kinji Fukasaku | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  15. ^ Desjardins, 2005. p.15
  16. ^ "1998". Tokyo International Film Festival. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  17. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "Sada". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  18. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015. This film was screened at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival.
  19. ^ Stewart, Bhob. "Tokyo Eyes". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  20. ^ "Tokyo eyes" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  21. ^ Kalat 2007, p. 276.

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