Welcome to Zakka Films

Our passion is to bring the best of Japanese cinema to the English-speaking world, from anime to groundbreaking documentaries on today’s hotbed issues. Check out our current releases, see what filmmakers themselves are selling in our Filmmakers’ Market, or search our catalog in the easy search bar upper right.

Happy New Year!

Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu! We have now resumed our normal shipping service. Thank you very much for your cooperation. We wish you all a great 2014, and please keep your eyes on our site for new titles.


Another Minamata film, “THE SHIRANUI SEA,” is ready to go

The Shiranui Sea, the second in Zakka Films’ series of Noriaki Tsuchimoto’s Minamata films, has just been released on DVD! Considered to be Tsuchimoto’s masterpiece, the English-subtitled documentary comes with not only a leaflet about the film but also a compilation of Noriaki Tsuchimoto’s interviews as a bonus feature. Click here to get more details!


New Delivery System for Europe!

We are very glad to announce that we have expanded our shipping service to Europe, so now people from Europe can order through our website quickly and easily.


The Latest from Zakka Films

  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Technical Information: DVD, All Region Free, NTSC
  • Package Details: DVD Jacket (English), Leaflet (English)

Director: Noriaki Tsuchimoto
Production: Higashi Productions
Producer: Ryutaro Takagi
Camera: Koshiro Otsu
Editor: Noriaki Tsuchimoto, Takako Sekizawa