Kanagawa University of Fine Arts, Office of Film Research, Chiisana Akari, Nuiguruma- Z Japanese Film Trailers

 Genki-Zevzda-Kate-DealWell, less than a week to go before I head off to the Japan Foundation’s Touring Film Programme and I’ve got everything booked and ready to go. I’ll be spending a few days in London and then on the day I go back home I’ll head straight for my Japanese lesson. Since I will be busy next week I have some anime-related posts I have been storing for some time ready to go out. Hopefully this all goes like clockwork.

This week was anime heavy. I posted first impressions with Wooser, Sekai Seifuku – Bouryaku no Zvezda and Pupa. Yesterday was a trailer post with Idol Master. In terms of films, last Sunday I watched the Korean film Mother and last Friday I watched American Hustle. Two awesome films that I hope to review soon. Actually, I have quite a few film reviews stored up that I need to post…


Kanagawa University of Fine Arts, Office of Film Research  Kanagawa University of Fine Arts, Office of Film Research Film Poster

Japanese: 神奈川芸術大学映像学科研究室

Romaji: Kanagawa Geijutsu Daigaku Eizo Gakka Kenkyushitsu

Running Time: 70 mins.

Release Date: January 25th, 2014

Director: Yuichiro Sakashita

Writer: Yuichiro Sakashita (Screenplay),

Starring: Kaori Iida, Chihiro Kasahara, Tomoya Maeno, Kazuhiko Takasu,

Wordy title, unattractive text heavy poster and yet I am intrigued by this film. The trailer had me laughing at some of the deadpan humour. The last film I saw that was about film students was Who’s Camus Anyway? Which I found enormously entertaining. Kanagawa University of Fine Arts, Office of Film Research played at last year’s Skip City Internatonal Digital Cinema Festival and it won the Special Jury Prize. Lookng at the trailer makes me think that this is the world that the film nerds from The Kirishima Thing would enter if they continued to pursue a movie career at university.

Okuda works in the Film Department of Kanagawa University of Fine Arts. When he witnesses students stealing school equipment he is ordered by film professors to hide the truth and make a false report. He is torn between reporting the students and not rocking the boat and causing trouble. Then another incident occurs on campus and the situation seems to spiral out of control…



Chiisana Akari  Chiisana Akari Film Poster

Japanese: ちいさな、あかり

Romaji: Chiisana Akari

Running Time: 72 mins.

Release Date: January 25th, 2014

Director: Ryusuke Ono

Writer: N/A

Starring: N/A

Documentary filmmakers descended upon a small village in Shizuoka Prefecture which has few families and a lot of people have to travel outside the village to get to school and so on. It is also a place of great beauty and nature as can be seen from the trailer which is so relaxing.


Nuiguruma- Z         Nuiguruma- Z Film Poster

Japanese: ヌイグルマーZ

Romaji: Nuiguruma- Z

Running Time: 93 mins.

Release Date: January 25th, 2014

Director: Noboru Iguchi

Writer: Noboru Iguchi, Jun Tsugita (Screenplay), Kenji Otsuki (Original Novel)

Starring: Shoko Nakagawa, Jiji Bu, Norma England, Mao Ichikawa, Chieko Imaizumi, Hiroshi Neko, Takumi Saito, Lisa Takada, Rina Takeda

This trailer kicks ass! I want to see this movie where a girl gets a psycho gun-toting pink teddy bear, turns into a super hero and beats the crap out of zombie! Then flies around a city like Mary Poppins looking all kawaii as f*ck. Hell, even the website kicks ass! Go home Michael Haneke! This is art!

The story is about a woman named Yumeko (Nakagawa) in a fierce battle with an evil villain who launches zombies to take over the city. Simple.


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