Article: Movie 10 Japanese Movie Adapted From Literature Text

1. Confessions Movie (2010)

Thriller, psychological, drama

Rating: 8.6/10

This movie is based on author Kanae Minato's 2008 debut mystery novel won the 2009 Honya Taisho award (Japan Booksellers Award). If you want to see a twisted but at the same time emotional and touching story of a mother's revenge against her daughter's killers in the best way possible, then this is the movie for you; the movie stayed reasonably close to the book, and they kept me on the edge of my seat.

The confessions movie


2. Be With You Movie (2004)

Romance, drama, family, fantasy, tragedy

Rating: 8.3/10

It is a 2004 Japanese drama movie. It is based on a Japanese book with the same title. The book is written by Takuji Ichikawa.

Be with you movie


3. My Rainy Days Movie (2009)

Romance, drama

Rating: 6.9/10

My Rainy Days is a 2009 Japanese romance drama movie based on the famous cell phone novel of the same name. This movie will make your heartache, and it is very beautiful. The romance and the story are so admirable. Stunning in its way. And a happy ending. The railway station was lovely (not a spoiler). It’s one of the movies which makes you cry & smile at the same time, your heart will ache till the end, but you will be smiling. The end of the film is shocking.

My rainy days movie


4. Sky Of Love (2007)

Romance, school, drama, tragedy


The story is authored by new writer Mika, and is based on her own experiences. The story was released in book form in October 2007. Most of the movies are full of fantasies, but this movie shows you the real-life that sometimes, in love, you have to give up, to see your partner happy. Those who wish to watch it should watch it till the end because I am pretty sure you'll end up wanting more.

Sky of love movie


5. Calling You (2007)

Drama, ROMANCE, tragedy

Rating: 6.6/10

Kimi ni Shika Kikoenai (a.k.a. Calling You) is based on the same-titled light novel series by famous writer Otsuichi. This story is about a lonely pair of high school students who begin to communicate through the cell phones in their heads physically. The connection between them grows by time, as they were separated by distance and time. It is also a story about high school bullying and abuse.

Calling you


6. Evergreen Love (2016)

Food, romance, drama

Rating: 6.1/10

With such pleasing main leads and a sweet connection to nature, this movie is worth a watch. The plot is preposterous. Do enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling it leaves you with through the love story. Every scene would turn any frown upside down.


7. Socrates In Love (2004)

Romance, school, youth, drama, tragedy

Rating: 7.3/10

This movie is adapted from the Japanese novel “Socrates in Love”, written by Kyoichi Katayama. The story is set in a small town in southern Japan where Sakutaro “Saku” Matsumoto and Aki Hirose are classmates since junior high, and become high school students.


8. Miracle: Devil Claus' Love And Magic (2014)

Romance, drama

Rating: 6.2/10

This film is based on the novel "Debikuro Kun no Koi to Mahou" written by Ko Nakamura. For a designer, a manga writer, an aspiring scribe and his friend, fate blurs with luck, and love lives collide. It is an engagingly beautiful mainstream film. this film delivers the right amount of romance.


9. Waruboro (2007)

Action, friendship, comedy, life

Rating: 4.9/10

Based on Gets Itaya's autobiographical novel, this brawling youth film about love, friendship, and fisticuffs is set in the 1980s. Ko-chan is a simple student, but a fight with another student changes his life. He fights, finds trouble makes trouble and becomes a gang member. He stands up for his friends and they stand by his side. He also has a crush on Yamada, one of the pretty girls in his class.


10. The Chasing World (2015)

Suspense, mystery, horror, fantasy

Rating: 6.1/10

It’s horror in a time capsule where a schoolgirl seems to change bodies three times, living a different life each time, but few know what is happening. It starts very violently, and in its first scenes, you start to question if this movie is actually going to be good or not, with very unique and weird ideas.


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