This has been another anime catch-up week where I watched all of the autumn titles I haven’t dropped like Galilei Donna, Kyoukai no Kanata, and Coppelion. These shows have taken their time to find their feet but I’m glad I stuck with them because they are enjoyable. I also watched the Attack on Titan OVA Ilse’s Journal. Awesome stuff. This being my long week in work means that I have less time than usual and I’m as exhausted as hell. At least I get to go home to awesome episodes of Samurai Flamenco. Episode 10 was brilliant! Over the next few weeks I’ll be pushed for time since I’ll be working overtime, meeting friends, and doing extra Japanese lessons on top of my course. These extra lessons are genuinely pushing me harder than I have been pushed before so I’m hoping my language skills improve.
In terms of the blog, Sunday I posted about my work with Gigan magazine, a print and digital publication dedicated to Japanese films. On Monday I revealed my picks for the Winter 2014 anime season (quite a few awesome shows in the next season – check my Anime UK News chart for a full list) and on Tuesday I posted about the Neo Ultra Visitor Q film that was released. On Wednesday I posted my review for the Korean epidemic disaster film The Flu and on Friday I posted some of the trailers for this week.
Here are the rest of the films getting released this weekend:
Japanese: 武士 の 献立
Romaji: Bushi no Kondate
Running Time: 121 mins.
Release Date: December 14th, 2013
Director: Yuzo Asahara
Writer: Michio Kashiwada, Yukiko Yamamuro, Yuzo Asahara,
Starring: Kengo Kora, Aya Ueto, Kimiko Yo, Toshiyuki Nishida
This is a historical film set during the Edo period and starring popular talent Aya Ueto.
She takes the lead role as Oharu (Ueto) who is an excellent cook and because of her skills she gets to marry into the Funaki family through Yasunobu (Kora). The Funaki family are the cooks of the Kaga Domain and they utilise Oharu’s cookery talents to to teach Yasunobu how to better his skills.