Who am I?
I work in an art gallery and love culture in general but I love films, anime, gaming and Japan most of all. I have lived in Tokyo and Osaka and I am currently learning Japanese. I write for magazines and film festivals and other websites and I have been known to interview/talk to the odd director and actor. I help with a film festival in the UK and hope to continue adding to my experiences.
Why Genkina hito?
It was the only thing I could think of during a bout of existential angst.
Who would I like to emulate?
Michael Palin so I can travel the world.
What will I write about?
Films, film culture, anime and anything to do with Japan and the Japanese language. I’m interested in piquing a readers interests and then comparing notes.
Oh yeah I want to go to Japan so maybe this blog will detail efforts to achieve that goal! – I made it in 2016. I have just updated this page from Osaka.
I regularly go to the cinema because of the spectacle and ritual involved and always make an event out of it. My favourite cinema films by far have been Inception, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Kick Ass, Infernal Affairs, Back to the Future, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, A Prophet, Casino Royale, Skyfall, The Hurt Locker, Tell No One, Zombieland, The Fifth Element, Spirited Away, Vital, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, Rurouni Kenshin, Fuku-chan of Fukufuku Flats, The World of Kanako, Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, 13 Assassins, The Snow White Murder Case, Judge!, The Cabin in the Woods, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Rebirth, Mai Mai Miracle, The Wolf Children, For Love’s Sake, The Guest, Nightcrawler, Himizu, Key of Life, Patema Inverted, Nightcrawler, The Guest, Our Little Sister, Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise, The Wind Rises, and Battle Royale.