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.

2024: Shipping Notice

We are based in the US, but during the period from May 28 to August 17, 2024, we will ship items from Japan. We will also be taking personal time off between July 10 and 22, and will ship orders received during that period after July 23. Thank you very much for your understanding.


More and more of our films can now be streamed on Alexander Street

Three more titles from our collection have just been added to Alexander Street for institutions.  The Targeted Island: A Shield Against Storms (directed by Chie Mikami) Flowers & Troops (directed by Yoji Matsubayashi) Fukushima: Memories of the Lost Landscape (directed by Yoji Matsubayashi)


Some of our titles are now available at Vimeo-on-Demand

Now, three of Chie Mikami’s documentaries, including her most recent film, are available at Vimeo-on-Demand for only $5.00! Boy Soldiers: The Secret War in Okinawa  The Targeted Island: A Shield Against Storms  We Shall Overcome    For educational use, please contact Zakka Films at info@zakkafilms.com


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