Welcome to the last post of 2020 and the first Japanese films of 2021.
After the plague year of 2020, I’m sure we’re all eager to start afresh. I know I am. We can look at this year and see what needs to be improved and it may come down to having a greater regard for the people we live with and our wider society/environment and to be more active in fighting hate and suffering. Treat other people, creatures, and our world with respect and try to display empathy. We need to work together to solve problems.
I need to change my life and I’m sure there are many others out there who feel the same. I hope we can all do it in 2021 and make the world a better place to live in.
This week I posted my review for The Tale of Iya and my fourteen favourite films of 2020.
These are the first films to be released in Japan in 2021:
Gekijouban Seitokai Yakuindomo 2
劇場版 生徒会役員共2 「Gekijouban Seitokai Yakuindomo 2」
Release Date: January 01st, 2021
Duration: 78 mins.
Director: Hiromitsu Kanazawa
Writer: Hiromitsu Kanazawa (Script), Tozen Ujiie (Original Creator),
Starring: Yoko Hikasa (Shino Amakusa), Satomi Sato (Aria Shichijo), Sayuri Yanagi (Suzu Hagimura), Shintaro Asanuma (Takatoshi Tsuda), Chiwa Saito (Chihiro Uomi),
Animation Production: GoHands
Synopsis: The second film adaptation of the four-panel gag manga Seitokai Yakuindomo, the story takes place in Osai Academy, a former all-girls private high school that goes co-ed due to the declining birth rate. Lead character Takatoshi Tsuda is one of 28 boys surrounded by 524 girls and he is pushed into becoming the vice president of the student council, which is where comedy ensues…
Tou Ouji 2-Man-nen no Tabi Ceramic Road
陶王子 2万年の旅 「Tou Ouji 2-Man-nen no Tabi」
Release Date: January 02nd, 2021
Duration: 110 mins.
Director: Shohei Shibata
Starring: Koji Kumagai, Toru Miyao, Seizan Tanigawa, Narration: Non
Synopsis: A documentary that originally aired on NHK, it unravels the magnificent history of mankind through the 20,000-year history of ceramics. It shows the wisdom of humanity, stretching from earthenware works of Jomon-era Japan, Mesopotamia, Greece, Egypt, to the complicated ceramics of ancient China, and works produced in Europe, to contemporary fine ceramics that are being used to take humankind to space. The pottery prince leads audiences through this journey and he is voiced by the actress Non.
That’s it for the films.
My resolutions for 2021
- I will learn to speak, read, write and listen to Japanese to a much higher level than I currently do,
- I will improve my writing style and try to experiment more,
- I will become super super positive,
- I will continue to review films and expand the range of countries I cover.
I want to continue introducing Japanese films and filmmakers and I would like to move to a new place and share cinema with my mother, sister, and others. And be creative myself and write a work of fiction! And improve the situation of my mother, sister and myself!
If you are a regular reader or someone new, thanks for joining me. I hope we all have a great 2021!
Happy New Year, everyone!