Happy Weekend, everyone.
I hope you are all well.
Due to the new State of Emergency in Japan, many films were pulled from theatrical runs (including TWO DARIO ARGENTO FLICKS!!!!). Some major chains have closed – such as TOHO cinemas in major metropolitan areas like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Some mini theatres are remaining open, most likely because the cost of closing would kill them off.
Wherever you are, stay safe and stay stoic. Movies and games can help you stay sane. When the next round of elections come up, vote out the appalling politicians.
In terms of myself, I watched Nomadland, The Sound of Metal, Without Remorse, Violent Cop, Out of the Shadows, and played the Resident Evil 8 demo. I wrote about the films Along the Sea and Koji Fukada’s gripping 10-episode drama The Real Thing.
What is released in Japan this weekend?
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