Article: Best Japanese Bromance Movies

Japanese cinema is famous worldwide for their storyline, narrative and excellent acting of the actors. They produce a wide variety of movies every year. The genre or theme that is most loved by the audience is bromance. The bromance genre has captivated audiences worldwide, and the popularity of this genre is ever-growing. This genre portrays male friendship in a different light. These movies they portray loyalty, friendships, and male bonding. Japanese bromance movies will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions as the protagonists go through happy and sad moments. So, here is a compilation of the best Japanese bromance movies.

1. To Each His Own

To Each His Own is a life movie released in 2017. The story revolves around Aoyama Takashi. Aoyama Takashi was happy for finally getting a job as a salesman. But all his joy was short-lived, when his life of a salaryman was miserable. He was hit and criticized by his seniors and was forced to work overtime without any payment. He was depressed and attempted to end his life by jumping out of a train. But he was saved by Yamamoto, who claimed to be his childhood friend. He started to live his life again after meeting Yamamoto. The movie is written and directed by Narushima Izuru. Kudo Asuka and Fukushi Sota play the leading roles in the film.

2. Little Love Song

Little Love Song was released in 2019. The movie tells the story of a music band. A high school band was popular in Okinawa, where the US base camp was located. The band wrote their songs and made their listeners thrilled. The band was also scouted by a music label in Tokyo. The band members enjoyed their best days of their life, until a girl from the US base camp appeared with a demo tape of a song. The movie is inspired by MONGOL800’s hit songs. The film is directed by Hashimoto Kojiro, and Sano Hayato plays the leading role.

3. The Master Plan

The Master Plan was released in 2021. The movie revolves around two childhood best friends. Kida and Makoto were childhood best friends. Later, they befriended Yocchi, a new transfer student. Three of them did not have parents, so they spent a lot of time with each other and grew up together. When they were in their twenties, some incident changed their whole world. Many years later, Kida works as a negotiator and Makoto as the CEO of a trading company. The film is written by Saiji Mitsutoshi and directed by Sato Yuchi. Iwata Takanori and Mackenyu play the leading roles in the movie.

4. Our 30 Minutes Sessions

Our 30 Minutes Sessions was released in 2020. Aki Miyata was a musician who died one year ago. On the other hand, Sota Kubota is a university student. They have different personalities as well, Aki is bright and had a cheerful personality, whereas Sota is not good at socializing with people. One day, Sota came across a cassette tape and when he plays it, his body is taken over by the spirit of Aki for thirty minutes. He then goes to visit his girlfriend and other band members by possessing Sota’s body. The movie is written by Oshima Satomi and Directed by Hagiwara Kentaro. Kitamura Takumi and Mackenyu play the leading roles in the film.

5. The Last Recipe

The Last Recipe was released in 2017. The movie revolves around Mitsuru Sasaki. Mitsuru Sasaki is an excellent chef who can make the same dish just by tasting it once. But his life changed when his restaurant went bankrupt. To pay off his debts, he offered to make last meal for anyone willing to spent 1 million yen. He gets an offer from Qing Ming Yang in China. He would pay 50 million yen if Mitsuru could recreate the legendary Japanese Imperial feast. The movie is written by Hayashi Tamio and directed by Takita Yojiro. Ninomiya Kazunari and Nishijima Hidetoshi plays the leading role in the movie.

6. Kids On The Slope

Kids on the Slope was released in 2018. The movie tells the story of Kaoru and Sentaro. Kaoru Nishimi is a first-grade high school student with an introverted personality. He meets Sentaro Kawabuchi who is labeled as the bad boy of the class. They bond over jazz and Kaoru was drawn towards the rough personality of Sentaro. The movie was written by Takahashi Izumi and directed by Miki Takahiro. Chinen Yuri, Nakagawa Taishi, and Komatsu Nana play the leading roles in the film.

7. Waiting For Spring

Waiting For Spring was released in 2018. The movie tells the story of a girl named Mitsuki Haruno. Mitsuki Haruno is a timid high school girl. Towa Asakura is Mitsuki’s classmate and he is in the basketball team. Mitsuki began to hang out with four handsome basketball players named Towa, Rui, Kyosuke, and Ryuji. The movie also shows love triangle between Towa, Mitsuki and her childhood friend and a US return, Aya. The film is written by Okazaki Satoko and directed by Hirakawa Yuichiro. Tsuchiya Tao, Kitamura Takumi, Inaba Yu, Sugino Yosuke, Isomura Hayato, and Koseki Yuta play the leading roles.

8. Tada’s Do-It-All House

Tada’s Do-It-All House was released in 2011. The movie revolves around Tada and Gyoten. Tada Keisuke worked as a benriya in Tokyo. One day, Gyoten Haruhiko, a former classmate, gave a surprise visit. Both are in their 30s and divorced. Gyoten asked Tada to let him stay for a night. Tada refused but Gyoten was persistent so he agreed to let him stay for a night. But Gyoten wasn’t there for just one night. The story progressed as Tada made him his assistant and worked together to solve people’s problem. The movie is written and directed by Onori Tatsushi. Nagayama Eita and Matsuda Ryuhei play the leading roles in the movie.

9. Silhouette Of Your Voice

Silhouette of Your Voice was released in 2017. The movie tells the story of Kohei and Taiichi. Sugihara Kohei is hard of hearing with often causes misunderstandings. So, he keeps himself away from people to prevent chaos. One day, Sagawa Taiichi, his classmate, stumbles upon him and notices his delicious bento box. Kohei offered half of his bento. When Taiichi learns about Kohei’s hearing problem, he made a deal that, he will take notes for Kohei and in return he will give half of his bento to Taiichi. The story progressed as their bondbecame more vital. The movie is written by Takahashi Natsuko and directed by Kamijo Daisuke. Tawada Hideya and Onodera Akira play the leading roles in the film.

10. Cheer Boys!!

Cheer Boys!! was released in 2019. The movie revolves around Haruki and Kazuma. Haruki Bandou is a first-year university student who gave up judo due to a shoulder injury. His best friend Kazuma Hashimoto also left the university’s judo club. Despite of his objection Kazuma had different plans in mind. He wanted to set up a cheerleading team made up of only boys. He was reluctant at first but later decided to help his best friend. With their determination, they made the first-ever male cheerleading team despite the feminine tag attached to the sport of cheerleading. The movie is written by Toyone Yuichi and directed by Kazama Hiroki. Yokohama Ryusei and Nakao Masaki play the leading roles in the movie.