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Another World, Fortuna’s Eye, Smiles Leading to Happiness, Tiger: My Life as a Cat, Dynamite Wolf, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System – Case.2 First Guardian, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion, The Royal Tutor Film Version, FIGHTERS THE MOVIE Challenge with Dream, Bon Uta A Song From Home, Memories of a Dead End, Iron Girl Final Wars, Shota Sometani Films, Kiyosumi, Blank, Similar But Different, LAPSE, Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, people!Charisma Yabuki (Yakusho) at the Bus stop

I hope you are all well!

The next few weekend posts are going to be really brief and probably lacklustre because I am super busy. I have had my time packed with all sorts of things like proofing friend’s works, finishing a game script and trying to practice Japanese. Fortunately, I have a stack of reviews good to go for the next month and a bit so that takes the pressure off. This week’s review was for Destiny a Tale of Kamakura (2017) and there was news about Shinya Tsukamoto who will receive the Nippon Honor Award at the 19th Nippon Connection Film Festival in May.

What is released this weekend?

Continue reading “Another World, Fortuna’s Eye, Smiles Leading to Happiness, Tiger: My Life as a Cat, Dynamite Wolf, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System – Case.2 First Guardian, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion, The Royal Tutor Film Version, FIGHTERS THE MOVIE Challenge with Dream, Bon Uta A Song From Home, Memories of a Dead End, Iron Girl Final Wars, Shota Sometani Films, Kiyosumi, Blank, Similar But Different, LAPSE, Japanese Film Trailers”

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Born Bone Born, Back Street Girls: Gokudoruzu, 21st Century Girl, 40 Manbun no 1, 1 in 400000, Saga of Tanya the Evil, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes, Amanogawa, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

Smile Playing Ping Pong

I hope everyone is feeling great!

Since the last time I wrote a trailer post I have spent my days either meeting thousands of people in my day job (I kid you not) or watching films from around Asia in the comfort of my home. I managed to finish off a big proof reading projects. In terms of writing on this blog, I posted a review of Blame !(2017), a preview of the Japanese Films at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019, and a glance at the Closing Film at Osaka Asian Film Festival 2019.

Here are the new films released this weekend:

Continue reading “Born Bone Born, Back Street Girls: Gokudoruzu, 21st Century Girl, 40 Manbun no 1, 1 in 400000, Saga of Tanya the Evil, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes, Amanogawa, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Japanese Film Trailers”

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Snow Flower, Whistleblower, Akai Yuki Red Snow, Korasho no Kaitei Wakuwaku Daibouken!, Gekijouban Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita, Gan ni naru mae ni shitte okukoto, Documentertainment AD-LIVE, Nemuru Mura Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

Radiance Film Image 2

I hope you are well!

It has been an intense week knocking down proofreading projects, writing reviews, doing PR, and doing my regular day job and practising Japanese but I think I’m on top of everything. The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019 has started but I won’t be going to the London leg of it because of a lack of time. That’s a bit of a shame because there are friends I would like to see. I’ve been fortunate to watch films that are fresh from 2018 as well as some from 2016 during this week and hope to continue.

I posted a review for Naomi Kawase’s 2016 drama Hikari and I posted about the films at this year’s Glasgow International Film Festival and the opening film of this year’s Osaka Asian Film Festival.

What is released this weekend in Japan?

Continue reading “Snow Flower, Whistleblower, Akai Yuki Red Snow, Korasho no Kaitei Wakuwaku Daibouken!, Gekijouban Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita, Gan ni naru mae ni shitte okukoto, Documentertainment AD-LIVE, Nemuru Mura Japanese Film Trailers”

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Osaka Asian Film Festival 2019’s Opening Film: “RANDEN: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram”

The opening film of the 2019 edition of the Osaka Asian Film Festival is Randen: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram. It is a magical tale of romance amidst the heart of historic Kyoto with the Randen tram’s that runs in the western part of the city uniting a selection of commuters fated to be together. The film will have its World Premiere on Friday, March 8th at Hankyu Umeda Hall.

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As mentioned earlier, Randen is a local tram that runs in the west of Kyoto City. It’s a wonderful way to travel between tourist sites like temples and Arashiyama and it is beloved by local people as well as tourists from all over the world. This story depicts the love of three different couples who resonate and echo each other as they are drawn to the Randen trams.

Continue reading “Osaka Asian Film Festival 2019’s Opening Film: “RANDEN: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram””

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Aiuta: My Promise To Nakuhito, School-Live!, Restaurant in the Sky, 12 Suicidal Teens, Day and Night, The Nikaido’s Fall, Imagination Alone is Beautiful GO TO THE FUTURE, Parallel World Theater, Kamen Rider Build NEW WORLD: Kamen Rider Cross-Z, Le Chocolat de H, Kakitai, ga tomaranai, Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Toshitemo, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System – Case. 1 Crime and Punishment Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, people!

Wild Zero Guns Out

I hope you are all well!

The weather has gotten cold and I have been staying in a bit more and watching films. I’ve continued my exercise routines and trying to get my English language studies back in flow. Really, this is business as usual.

This week I posted a review for Pink and Gray (2016) and a preview for the Japanese films playing at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam.

What is released this week?

Continue reading “Aiuta: My Promise To Nakuhito, School-Live!, Restaurant in the Sky, 12 Suicidal Teens, Day and Night, The Nikaido’s Fall, Imagination Alone is Beautiful GO TO THE FUTURE, Parallel World Theater, Kamen Rider Build NEW WORLD: Kamen Rider Cross-Z, Le Chocolat de H, Kakitai, ga tomaranai, Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Toshitemo, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System – Case. 1 Crime and Punishment Japanese Film Trailers”

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Made in Abyss Movie 2: Wandering Twilight, Chiwawa, His Lost Name, Masquerade Hotel, Mentai Piriri, Touken Ranbu: The Movie, Divine Justice, Yuri!!! on ICE TV Series Kyo gekijō jōei, Gekijonan DARWIN Ga Kita! Africa Shindensetsu, Kazokuwari, Documentary Film Taro Okamoto’s Okinawa – What He Found, A Step Forward, The Fox Dancing in the Dusk, SAVE THE DAY SILENT POETS SPECIAL DUB BAND LIVE SHOW the MOVIE Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone.

i am a hero film image yo oizumi masami nagasawa and kasumi arimura

I hope you are all well.

Proofing for that otome game script I was working on has now been completed. I did it in the space of twelve days or so. I’m going through it again to tighten things up. I have a month and a bit left before the deadline.

Not much done in terms of movie-watching but I did get a review done for a big title from last year.

I posted reviews for two Shinsuke Sato films, the first being I Am a Hero (2016) and the second Inuyashiki (2018). I really enjoyed these two films and highly recommend them. Please watch them if you get the chance because they are fun and have thrilling fights, super special effects and awesome acting.

I need to be a hero soon so I’ll be studying Japanese intensely.

What films are released this weekend?

Continue reading “Made in Abyss Movie 2: Wandering Twilight, Chiwawa, His Lost Name, Masquerade Hotel, Mentai Piriri, Touken Ranbu: The Movie, Divine Justice, Yuri!!! on ICE TV Series Kyo gekijō jōei, Gekijonan DARWIN Ga Kita! Africa Shindensetsu, Kazokuwari, Documentary Film Taro Okamoto’s Okinawa – What He Found, A Step Forward, The Fox Dancing in the Dusk, SAVE THE DAY SILENT POETS SPECIAL DUB BAND LIVE SHOW the MOVIE Japanese Film Trailers”

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Hikari no Uta, Listen to Light, Konomichi, Kinkyuu Kenshou! The Movie Nessie vs Nostradamus vs Uri Geller, The Saddest Audition in the World, Gekijouban Fate/stay night Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly, Kimi kara me ga hanasenai Eyes on You, Cinema Kabuki Hototogisu Kojou Rakugetsu, Cinema Kabuki Yang Qin Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, people!

Kuon Mayo Walking Along a Street

Hope you are all well.

I am currently nearing the end of a big proofreading job and it’s a month and a half ahead of the deadline and that was by doing it before work, on my commute to work, in work and after work. I intend to move on to really intensive Japanese practice so that will be after I wake up in the morning, during the day, and during the evening. I also intend to keep the reviews going by watching a couple of titles a week and exercise. Cannot forget about exercise. I’m packing as much in as possible.

In terms of reviews, I posted about Train to Busan and Seoul Station a week after my review of One Cut of the Dead. I will keep it up with the zombie movies with what I consider to be the best I have seen in a long, long time. Speaking as someone who watched Dawn of the Dead and Night of the Living Dead on VHS and then DVD multiple times, I was pleased to see how this particular movie shaped up. Okay. That’s enough disjointed hype.

What films are released this weekend?

Continue reading “Hikari no Uta, Listen to Light, Konomichi, Kinkyuu Kenshou! The Movie Nessie vs Nostradamus vs Uri Geller, The Saddest Audition in the World, Gekijouban Fate/stay night Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly, Kimi kara me ga hanasenai Eyes on You, Cinema Kabuki Hototogisu Kojou Rakugetsu, Cinema Kabuki Yang Qin Japanese Film Trailers”

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Night of the Dead Geisha, Okechimyaku, A movie theater said to be the best in the world, Tetsuya Kumagawa K Ballet Company “Romeo and Juliet” in Cinema, Anime joshi gaiden ai no tsubasa karetsu, Astral Abnormal Suzuki-san, Made in Abyss: Tabidachi no Yoake, Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over the Rainbow, Trains on Parade 2019 Kids Passion, Trains on Parade Major Private Railway Collection Kanto Edition, Trains on Parade Major Private Railway Collection Kansai Edition, YUKIGUNI Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend, everyone!

Gatchaman Ep 12 Heroes All

Also, Happy New Year!

Welcome to my first trailer post of 2019. I trust that everyone is well and enjoyed their holiday period. After a nice break the fight is back on. I find myself facing some big otome game scripts to work on as well as wanting to write about films for fun and so it’s a case of working all hours I can get. I’m confident I can deliver the game on time and do the film work as well.

In terms of posts here, the beginning of the week was spent saying goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 and also a review of One Cut of the Dead which I watched a couple of weeks ago for the first time. I also posted my Top Ten Films of 2018, a list made up of films that provide a transcendent experience.

What is released this weekend? A LOT!

Some great indies including one starring Nagiko Tsuji who is becoming one of my new favourite actors!

Continue reading “Night of the Dead Geisha, Okechimyaku, A movie theater said to be the best in the world, Tetsuya Kumagawa K Ballet Company “Romeo and Juliet” in Cinema, Anime joshi gaiden ai no tsubasa karetsu, Astral Abnormal Suzuki-san, Made in Abyss: Tabidachi no Yoake, Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over the Rainbow, Trains on Parade 2019 Kids Passion, Trains on Parade Major Private Railway Collection Kanto Edition, Trains on Parade Major Private Railway Collection Kansai Edition, YUKIGUNI Japanese Film Trailers”

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A Banana? At This Time of Night? Japanese Film Trailer

Hello everyone, welcome to the last trailer post of 2018!

I hope everyone is having a great holiday period or are about to have one!

My Christmas was okay. Quiet. I didn’t watch many films but I did practice a lot of Japanese and mastered some difficult kanji which I can write from memory!

We are coming up to the new year and so people in Japan are preparing for Hatsumode and people in the west, well, we’re preparing for parties. Now is a time for reflection, a time to put negative things away and to make the promise to do better. Life is a learning experience and the important thing to remember is to keep trying to be better. In my case, braver and kinder and more organised so I can learn and understand much more.

In terms of film posts, just one this week: Love and Peace (2015) which is the ultimate Christmas movie. Expect more to come before the year is out.

What is released this weekend in Japan? Just one film but next weekend has a lot more! What is the film???

Continue reading “A Banana? At This Time of Night? Japanese Film Trailer”

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Nisekoi: False Love, Futatsu no Kino to Boku no Mirai, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER, Karappo, Kuma Elohim, Watashi ha Watashi over the rainbow, Voice Actor Bowling Grand Prix 2, Planet of Amoebas, Shounen Hollywood “HOLLY STAGE FOR YOU” Complete Edition Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

I hope you are all well!

I’ve been pushed for time this week because Christmas is approaching and parties have been happening. I’ve also had to do a lot of shopping. I had planned to spend December practising my Japanese, French and English and maybe playing a game (90s JRPGs I’ve had on the backburner) but the month has slipped by. At least I got lots of Christmas cards and saw lots of smiles. I’ll practise the languages some other time and run some sets on Capcom vs SNK tonight.

This week was me on a holding pattern as I published news on the next Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme and also information on Third Window Films’ theatrical and home release of One Cut of the Dead (2017).

What is released this weekend?

Continue reading “Nisekoi: False Love, Futatsu no Kino to Boku no Mirai, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER, Karappo, Kuma Elohim, Watashi ha Watashi over the rainbow, Voice Actor Bowling Grand Prix 2, Planet of Amoebas, Shounen Hollywood “HOLLY STAGE FOR YOU” Complete Edition Japanese Film Trailers”