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A long list of Japanese films in the sci-fi, anime, and fantasy genres are for release this month of May. Let’s take a look at them below.

Japanese Films Premiering this May 2018

Laplace’s Witch

We’re opening our list with Takashi Miike’s sci-fi mystery thriller, “Laplace’s Witch”. The story revolves around an investigation of two deaths by hydrogen sulfide poisoning by an environmental analyst.  Miike is popular for his surreal yet brilliant films, which earned him a cult following. His works include the indie horror classics Odishon, Ichi the Killer, and the film adaptation of the mystical samurai manga, Blade of the Immortal. Laplace’s Witch stars Sho Sakurai, Suzu Hirose, and Sota Fukushi. We expect no less from Miike in his latest film, which opens on the 4th of May. Watch the trailer below:

Digimon Adventure tri. The Final Chapter: Future

This is the last film in the Digimon Adventure tri film series, which began in 2015. In the last leg of the series, the Digital World takes over the Real World, which spells doom for everyone. The Digidestined will do everything to save the world from plunging into chaos. The series will be shown in episodic form beginning the 5th of May to the 20th of September 2018. Take a look at the trailer below.


Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle

The monster of all Japanese monsters is back, stronger than ever, and in anime form. “Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle” is a sci-fi anime kaiju film which will drop in theatres on the 18th of May. The movie follows the events of Planet of the Monsters and pits Godzilla against an ancient robotic weapon called the Mechagodzilla. The movie is directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and Kobun Shizuno. Watch the trailer below:

Code Geass Lelouch of the Revolution: Imperial Path

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Credit: Code Geass Twitter

This is the third film in the Code Geass film trilogy and will open on the 25th of April. No trailers are available as of writing. The Code Geass film trilogy is essentially a remake of the television series that ran from 2006 to 2008.

Which of these Japanese films are you excited to see on the big screen? Let us know!