Crows Explode, Gachiban Utra Max , L-DK, Kazuya, What Comes Along With Love, Shiba Jōmonken no Yume, Bright Audition, Route 42, White Feather “Light from Phony” HIGH★LIGHTZ★LITTLE★UNIVERSE Japanese Film Trailers

It has been a pretty slow week but it has been enlivened by the end theme of “Humanity Has Declined” which I have started watching again.

cropped-space-dandy-is-cool-baby.jpgLonger hours away from the computer and more time revising for Japanese were enlivened by the song. In order to relax a little more, I played “The Walking Dead: 400 Days” in preparation for starting the second season. I also kept watching anime because the Spring 2014 season is underway. “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure” has proven to be the stand out so far. In posting terms, I relayed news on the Terracotta Far East Film Festival’s short film competition and I posted about news on the release of “The Story of Yonosuke” and I reviewed that film last year following the last Terracotta festival.

What Japanese films are released in Japan this weekend?

Crows Explode Crows Explode Film Poster

Japanese: クローズ EXPLODE

Romaji: Kuro-zu EXPLODE

Running Time: 129 mins.

Release Date: April 12th, 2014 (Japan)

Director: Toshiaki Toyoda

Writer: Kosuke Mukai, Rikiya Mizushima, Takashi Hasegawa (Screenplay), Hiroshi Takahashi (Original Novel)

Starring: Masahiro Higashide, Taichi Saotome, Ryo Katsuji, Takanori Iwata, Kenzo, Kento Nagayama, Yuya Yagira,

A new generation of actors take on the challenge of making the “Crows” franchise including Masahiro Higashide (“The Kirishima Thing”) and Kento Nagayama (“Crime or Punishment?!?”). It looks pretty flashy and quite surprisingly, it is directed by Toshiaki Toyoda, the man behind “9 Souls” and “Monsters Club.” Perhaps, in making that comment, I haven’t watched as many of his films as I should have.

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