Thermae Romae II, Jingū Kirin Watashi no Kamisama, Sayonara Cake and Mysterious Lamp, Aibou: The Movie III, Ueshima Jane Beyond, Kuro, Number 10 Blues/Goodbye Saigon, A.F.O. (All For One), Tamako Love Story, Sora no Otoshimono Final Eternal My Master, Naked Ring Finger, Ride For Life The Eigo Sato Story Japanese Film Trailers

Rent-a-cat computerI hope everyone had a Happy Easter and everything. Even though most of the nation has a break, I spent most of the holiday in my museum (who the heck opens a museum on Easter Sunday????). I also had this song going through my head while in work:

On Good Friday, I watched Rent-a-Cat, on Easter Sunday, I watched more Knights of Sidonia and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and so only one post this week and that was for Rent-a-Cat. I’m busy studying for a Japanese exam, an attended a press conference for a film festival (more on that on Monday) and watching films like Museum Hours, Cold Eyes and Monster. So a lot more film related stuff than usual.

Here are the trailers:

Thermae Romae II  Thermae Romae 2 Film Poster

Japanese Title: テルマエ・ロマエII

Romaji: Terumai Romai II

Running Time: 113 mins.

Release Date: April 26th, 2014 (Japan)

Director: Hideki Takeuchi

Writer: Hiroshi Hashimoto (Screenplay), Mari Yamazaki (Original Manga)

Starring: Hiroshi Abe, Aya Ueto, Riki Takeuchi, Masachika Ichimura, Takashi Sasano, Kai Shishido, Kazuki Kitamura

In between the last Thermae Romae (2012) and this new one, I have read Mari Yamazaki’s original manga and it looks like it adapts more of the stories, which is no bad thing because the manga was enjoyable. Parts of it memorable. In this film, Lucius (Abe) has used the techniques her learnt from Japanese onsen of the uture to create famous bathhouses in ancient Rome. Now he has to renovate the Colosseum during a time when Rome is at risk of splitting apart due to politics. He soon finds that he travels forward in time where he meets Mami (Ueto) who has become a successful writer for a bath magazine.

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