Top 10 awesome movies like Aka chôchin that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Aka chôchin and you can't get over how good this movie was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar movies which are created by the likes of Toshiya Fujita, Kenji Takaoka and Kumiko Akiyoshi . Here goes the list -

  1. Imôto
  2. Keshin
  3. Sugar & Spice
  4. Heaven's Bookstore
  5. Sweet Scent of Eros
  6. Hikaru umi
  7. The Temple of Wild Geese
  8. Rabu sutori o kimini
  9. Erotic Diary of an Office Lady
  10. Blue
  1. Imôto

    Imôto

    Akio's sister, Neri has separated from her boyfriend. They lived in Kamakura. She moves in with her brother. Her ex-boyfriend's sister, Eiko comes to see Neri. She wonders if the separation occurred due to her because the three of them used to live together. Eiko's brother has disappeared in the meantime.

    This movie, created by Toshiya Fujita, Kumiko Akiyoshi and Ryûzô Hayashi, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  2. Keshin

    Keshin

    This movie, created by Yôichi Higashi, Hitomi Kuroki and Tatsuya Fuji, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

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  3. Sugar & Spice

    Sugar & Spice

    After graduating from high school, Shiro is clueless how to proceed with his education. For the moment, he takes a small job at a local gas station, to much displease of his parents. His America-idolizing grandmother however gives Shiro all support, as she believes that "gas stations are a romantic place for wanderers". Grandmother is right about romance, when a girl called Noriko comes to work at the gas station too, after she broke up with her boyfriend. Shiro develops a huge crush on Noriko, and with this bitter-sweet first love, Shiro enters maturity.

    This movie, created by Isamu Nakae, Yûya Yagira and Erika Sawajiri, scores 6.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  4. Heaven's Bookstore

    Heaven's Bookstore

    KENTA (Tetsuji Tamayama), a young pianist who has just lost his job, is drowning his woes at a bar, when he meets a man in a Hawaiian shirt named YAMAKI (Yoshio Harada). He invites Kenta to work with him, and the next thing he knows, Kenta wakes up to find himself in a room he has never been in before. It is a strange room that seems to have no connection to life. He descends a staircase to find many shelves of books. Yamaki appears once again, and tells him that this is Heaven's Book Service and Kenta is going to start working a short-term part-time job here. In addition to selling books, this bookstore, owned by Yamaki, provides a service of reading aloud to customers. Although he is unsure of his new surroundings, Kenta follows their actions and starts to work in his new part-time job.

    This movie, created by Tetsuo Shinohara, Yûko Takeuchi and Tetsuji Tamayama, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  5. Sweet Scent of Eros

    Sweet Scent of Eros

    This movie, created by Toshiya Fujita, Hiroko Isayama and Kaori Momoi, scores 5.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  6. Hikaru umi

    Hikaru umi

    This movie, created by Kô Nakahira, Sayuri Yoshinaga and Mitsuo Hamada, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  7. The Temple of Wild Geese

    The Temple of Wild Geese

    Satoko is a mistress by trade, or fate: when her master, the silkscreen artist of the Kohoan Temple in Kyoto, dies, she is given to the temple's lascivious head priest Kikuchi.

    This movie, created by Yûzô Kawashima, Ayako Wakao and Masao Mishima, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  8. Rabu sutori o kimini

    Rabu sutori o kimini

    University student Akira meets the lovely 14-year-old Yumi, whom he had tutored years ago. Her mother is told by her doctor that the schoolgirl has leukaemia and has only 6 months to live. So the mother entreats Akira to be her special friend. Yumi's condition remains stable for a while, but on the day that Akira leaves for Nagano for his teacher training, she suddently falls ill in school and then goes to a friend's villa in the resort town of Karuzawa to recuperate. She is able to visit Akira from time to time, and this eases her fear and suffering. But when summer is over, Yumi's condition deteriorates, and finally Akira takes her to Mount Hodaka where, as she falls into her final delirium, they express their deep love for each other.

    This movie, created by Shinichirô Sawai, Kumiko Goto and Tôru Nakamura, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  9. Erotic Diary of an Office Lady

    Erotic Diary of an Office Lady

    At 24, Asima lives with her father and works as an office girl, watching men get promoted and having their pick of the young women in the steno pool. She appears removed from it all, but actually has a secret life she guards carefully. Her father arranges a marriage meeting with a friend who has an unmarried son. Asima may have a choice: an illicit relationship with a married boss or marriage to a dull family friend. A sidewalk vendor she meets one evening may offer something else. Does a young woman in her position have choices?

    This movie, created by Masaru Konuma, Asami Ogawa and Michio Hino, scores 5.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

  10. Blue

    Blue

    An introverted schoolgirl falls in love and starts a relationship with one of her classmates. Set in a small seaside town in Japan, the love of her life eventually leaves her for her boyfriend in Tokyo.

    This movie, created by Hiroshi Ando, Mikako Ichikawa and Manami Konishi, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Drama

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