Japanese comedy

The Japanese comedy concerns the comedy film produced in Japan.

History

Start of Japanese comedy

Japanese comedy began to take shape in the early 1950s, after the end of the Second World War. Carmen Comes Home is the first Japanese color film, and one of the first Japanese comedy films.

Year Movie Director Notable actors
1951 Carmen comes back to the country Keisuke Kinoshita Hideko Takamine . Chishū Ryū
1957 Chronicle of the Sun at the end of the Edo era Yūzō Kawashima Sachiko Hidari . Yoko Minamida . Yūjirō Ishihara
1957 The Hole Kon Ichikawa Machiko Kyō . Sō Yamamura
1958 Stolen desires (盗 ま れ た 欲 情) Shohei Imamura (its st  film) Osamu Takizawa . Hiroyuki Nagato
1958 In front of Ginza Station (盗 ま れ た 欲 情) Shōhei Imamura Frank Nagai . Masahiko Shimazu. Hisano Yamaoka
1959 Hello (お 早 う) Yasujiro Ozu Keiji Sada . Yoshiko Kuga . Chishu Ryu
1985 Tampopo (タ ン ポ ポ) Jūzō Itami Tsutomu Yamazaki . Nobuko Miyamoto . Ken Watanabe
1987 The Tax Inspector (マ ル サ の 女) Jūzō Itami Nobuko Miyamoto . Tsutomu Yamazaki

The new wave of Japanese comedy (1990 and 2000)

Year Movie Director Notable actors
1995 Getting Any? Takeshi Kitano Beat Takeshi . Dankan
1996 Shall We Dance? Masayuki Suo Kōji Yakusho . Tamiyo Kusakari
1998 Shark Man Skin and Peach Hip Girl Katsuhito Ishii Tadanobu Asano . Shie Kohinata
1998 Give It All Itsumichi Isomura Rena Tanaka
2000 Party 7 Katsuhito Ishii Masatoshi Nagase . Yoshinori Okada
2001 The melody of misfortune (カ タ ク リ 家 の 幸福) Takashi Miike Kenji Sawada . Keiko Matsuzaka
2001 Red Shadow Hiroyuki Nakano Masanobu Ando . Megumi Okina . Kumiko Aso
2001 Waterboys Shinobu Yaguchi Satoshi Tsumabuki . Hiroshi Tamaki . Taiyō Sugiura
2002 Blessing Bell Hiroyuki Tanaka Susumu Terajima . Naomi Nishida
2002 Trick Yukihiko Tsutsumi Yukie Nakama . Hiroshi Abe . Naoto Takenaka
2003 Drugstore Girl Katsuhide Motoki Rena Tanaka . Akira Emoto
2004 Cutie Honey (キ ュ ー テ ィ ー ー ニ ニ ー) Hideaki Anno Eriko Sato . Mikako Ichikawa
2004 Swing Girls (ス ウ ィ ン グ ガ ガ ル ズ ズ) Shinobu Yaguchi Juri Ueno . Yuta Hiraoka
2004 Thirty Lies or So Kentarô Ôtani Miki Nakatani . Satoshi Tsumabuki . Kippei Shiina
2005 The Hook of the Twists (魁 !! ク ロ マ テ ィ 高校) Yudai Yamaguchi Takamasa Suga. Ryūji Akiyama. Kai Atō
2005 Fantastipo (フ ァ ン タ ス ス ィ ィ ポ) Shogo Yabuuchi Tsuyoshi Dômoto. Medaka Ikeno
2005 Tokyo Zombie Sakichi Sato Tadanobu Asano . Shô Aikawa
2005 Tom and the little fox Masako Imai Takao Osawa . Yasuko Matsuyuki. Arashi Fukasawa
2006 Udon Katsuyuki Motohiro Konishi Manami
2007 Big Man Japan (大 日本人) Hitoshi Matsumoto Hitoshi Matsumoto . Riki Takeuchi . UA
2007 Glory to the Filmmaker! (監督·ばんざい!) Takeshi Kitano Beat Takeshi . Susumu Terajima . Yuki Uchida
2007 Tokyo Marble Chocolate (東京 マ ー チ チ チ コ ー ト ト) Naoyoshi Shiotani Naoyoshi Shiotani
2008 Achilles and the Turtle (ア キ レ ス と 亀) Takeshi Kitano Takeshi Kitano . Kanako Higuchi . Kumiko Asô
2009 Symbol (し ん ぼ る) Hitoshi Matsumoto Hitoshi Matsumoto

Some Japanese films from the 1990s and 2000s are made in partnership with other countries:

  • Mr. Baseball , Fred Schepisi in 1992.
  • Wasabi by Gérard Krawczyk in 2001.
  • Pink Subaru by Akram Tillawi in 2009.

Japanese romantic comedy

Year Movie Director Notable actors
1992 Autumn Moon Clara Law Masatoshi Nagase
1996 Supermarket Woman (ス ー パ ー の 女) Juzo Itami Nobuko Miyamoto . Masahiko Tsugawa
1999 Adrenaline Drive (ア ド レ ナ リ ン ン ン イ ブ ブ) Shinobu Yaguchi Masanobu Ando . Hikari Ishida . Yutaka Matsushige
2002 Work (と ら ば い ゆ) Kentarō Ōtani Asaka Seto. Shinya Tsukamoto . Mikako Ichikawa
2004 Moon and Cherry (月 と チ ェ リ) Yuki Tanada Noriko Eguchi. Tasuku Nagaoka
2005 girl Ai Yazawa Mika Nakashima . Aoi Miyazaki
2005 Nana 2 Kentarô Ôtani Mika Nakashima . Yui Ichikawa . Hiroki Narimiya
2009 My Girlfriend Is a Cyborg (僕 の 彼女 は イ イ イ ー グ グ グ) Kwak Jae-yong Haruka Ayase . Keisuke Koide
2009 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Edgar Wright Michael Cera . Mary Elizabeth

Other sub-genres of Japanese comedy

Main articles: Musical film , Horror Comedy , Screwball comedy , sci-fi comedy and action comedy .
  • Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl from 1998, is a thriller comedy.
  • The 2001 Melody of Misfortune is a musical and horrifying comedy.
  • Red Shadow of 2001 is an action comedy.
  • Blessing Bell of 2002 is a dramatic comedy.
  • Swing Girls of 2004 is a musical.
  • Cutie Honey of 2004 is an action comedy.
  • The Hookback of the Wrong of 2005 is an action comedy.
  • Tokyo Marble Chocolate of 2007 is a crazy comedy.
  • Tokyo Zombie of 2005 is a parody comedy, and science fiction.
  • Symbol of 2009 is a fantastic comedy.

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