List of Japanese films of 1998

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

Japanese films released in 1998
Title Director Cast Genre Notes
A Mori, TatsuyaTatsuya Mori Documentary About Aum Shinrikyo cult
After Life Koreeda, HirokazuHirokazu Koreeda Arata, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima Fantasy [1]
Andromedia Miike, TakashiTakashi Miike Science fiction
April Story Iwai, ShunjiShunji Iwai Takako Matsu, Tanabe Seiichi Drama [2]
Bayside Shakedown: The Movie Motohiro, KatsuyukiKatsuyuki Motohiro Yuji Oda, Toshiro Yanagiba, Eri Fukatsu N/A [3]
Begging for Love Hirayama, HideyukiHideyuki Hirayama Mieko Harada, Maho Nonami, Kiichi Nakai Drama [3]
Beru • Epokku Matsuoka, JojiJoji Matsuoka Hikaari Ishida, Kyoka Suzuki, Isako Washio N/A [3]
The Bird People in China Miike, TakashiTakashi Miike Masahiro Motoki, Renji Ishibashi, Mako Drama
Blues Harp Miike, TakashiTakashi Miike Mickey Curtis, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi Crime
Bullet Ballet Tsukamoto, ShinyaShinya Tsukamoto Shinya Tsukamoto, Hisashi Igawa N/A [4][5]
Case Closed: The Fourteenth Target Kodama, KanetsuguKanetsugu Kodama N/A Animated film[6]
Crayon Shin-chan: Blitzkrieg! Pig's Hoof's Secret Mission Hara, KeiichiKeiichi Hara N/A Animated film[6]
Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas Shibayama, TsutomuTsutomu Shibayama N/A Animated film[7]
The Doraemons ⋆ The Great Springing Insections Military Operation Yonetani, YoshitomoYoshitomo Yonetani N/A Animated short[7][6]
Dr. Akagi Imamura, ShōheiShōhei Imamura Akira Emoto, Kumiko Aso Comedy drama Japanese-French co-production[8][9]
Flowers of Shanghai Hsiao-Hsien, HouHou Hsiao-Hsien Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Annie Yi, Michiko Hada Drama Japanese-Taiwanese co-production[10][11]
Kizuna Negishi, KichitaroKichitaro Negishi Koji Yakusho, Ken Watanabe, Yumi Aso N/A [6]
Love & Pop Anno, HideakiHideaki Anno
Megaranger vs. Carranger N/A N/A
Moon Light Dinner Ikejima, YutakaYutaka Ikejima Kanae Mizuhara
Yumi Yoshiyuki
Pink Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best New Actress - Pink Grand Prix
Ping Pong Hot Springs Yamakawa, GenGen Yamakawa Keiko Matsuzaka, Riho Akise, Satoshi Yamanaka N/A [6]
Pokémon: The First Movie Yuyama, KunihikoKunihiko Yuyama Animated film[6][3]
Rasen Iida, JōjiJōji Iida Miki Nakatani, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kōichi Satō Horror [7]
Rebirth of Mothra III Yoneda, OkihiroOkihiro Yoneda Megumi Kobayashi, Misato Tate, Aki Flano N/A [3]
Return of Doraemon Watanabe, AyumuAyumu Watanabe N/A Animated short[7]
Ring Nakata, HideoHideo Nakata Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rikiya Ōtaka Horror [7]
Sada Obayashi, NobuhikoNobuhiko Obayashi Hitomi Kuroki, Tsurutaro Kataoka, Norihei Miki Drama [12]
Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl Ishii, KatsuhitoKatsuhito Ishii Tadanobu Asano, Sie Kohinata, Ittoku Kishibe Action [13]
The Story of PuPu Watanabe, KensakuKensaku Watanabe Sakura Uehara, Reiko Matsuo Road movie
Tokyo Eyes Limosin, Jean-PierreJean-Pierre Limosin Shinji Takeda, Hinano Yoshikawa, Kaori Mizushima Thriller, romance French-Japanese co-production[14][15]
Tomie Ataru Oikawa Mami Nakamura, Miho Kanno, Yoriko Doguchi Horror [16]
Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light N/A
Yomigaeru Yūsaku: Tantei Monogatari Tokubetsu-hen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "After Life". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "Shigatsu Monogatari (1998)". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Galbraith IV 2008, p. 404.
  4. ^ Mes 2005, p. 140.
  5. ^ Mes 2005, p. 213.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Galbraith IV 2008, p. 403.
  7. ^ a b c d e Galbraith IV 2008, p. 402.
  8. ^ Crow, John. "Dr. Akagi". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Kanzo senseï" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Flowers of Shanghai". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  11. ^ "Haishang Hua". British Film Institute. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "Sada". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  13. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015. This film was screened at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival. 
  14. ^ Stewart, Bhob. "Tokyo Eyes". AllMovie. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Tokyo eyes" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  16. ^ Kalat 2007, p. 276.

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