Anime has been dominating this blog for a while but that’s set to change since I started watching more films and actually reviewing them instead of moving on to the next title. That written, I started the week with a first impression for Danganronpa which I dropped because I’m going to get the game, I followed that up with Watamote which has surprised me with its dark content and brutal humour and then I posted a trailer for Sion Sono’s next film Why Don’t You Play in Hell which is so awesome I’ve watched it at least twenty times!!!
What Japanese released today? Some pretty decent looking films.
Japanese Title: NMB48 げいにん！ THE MOVIE お笑い 青春 ガールズ！
Romaji: NMB48 geinin! THE MOVIE Owarai Seishun Ga-ruzu!
Release Date: August 01st, 2013
Running Time: 90 mins.
Director: Hidemi Uchida
Starring: Aya Yamamoto, Yui Yokoyama, Mayu Ogasawara, Nana Yamada, Miyuki Watanabe
We all know about AKB 48 but did you know about NMB48? These girls are based in Namba in Osaka. They are famous enough to have had a sitcom and this is the movie adaptation which sees the girls practicing hard to make it as comedians in a national competition that aims to find funny school girls.
Japanese Title: 謎解き は ディナーのあとで
Romaji: Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato De
Release Date: August 03rd, 2013
Running Time: 121 mins.
Director: Masato Hijikata
Writer: Touya Higashikawa (Original Novel), Tsutomu Kuroiwa (Screenplay)
Starring: Sho Sakurai, Keiko Kitagawa, Kippei Shiina, Takeshi Kaga, Rie Miyazawa, Masatoshi Nakamura, Jun Kaname,
This is the movie version of the popular After-Dinner Mysteries TV series which stars Sho Sakurai and Keiko Kitagawa as a sharp-tongued butler/heiress-detective duo who solve crimes and it seems to be the big release for the weekend. In this story, Reiko (Kitagawa) and Kageyama (Sakurai) are on board a cruise ship heading towards Singapore when a murder is committed. They have 5 days to catch the murderer. The only problem is that there are 300 people aboard the ship and even more havoc is waiting to happen! This looks like fun.
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