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Yuho no ato, Dumping Ground, Little Miss Period, One Night, Nunchaku and Soul, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Hyouketsu no Kizuna, Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko, That Moment My Heart Cried, Geki × Cine SIREN IN THE SHADOWS, CinemaKabuki Onna Goroshi Abura no Jigoku, Fafner THE BEYOND, Crying Free Sex Never Again!, Kokuumon Gate Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, people!

Birthday Wonderland Film Image 1

I hope you are all well!

I watched a bunch of more horror films this week and worked harder on my kanji. Slightly less overtime at work. I’m about to spin up for a few outside projects at the end of November to refresh my teaching skills.

This post was easier to write because a few of these films were recently shown at the Tokyo International Film Festival. I posted the awards handed out at the fest and also a review for the fun anime adventure Birthday Wonderland.

What is released this weekend?

Continue reading “Yuho no ato, Dumping Ground, Little Miss Period, One Night, Nunchaku and Soul, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Hyouketsu no Kizuna, Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko, That Moment My Heart Cried, Geki × Cine SIREN IN THE SHADOWS, CinemaKabuki Onna Goroshi Abura no Jigoku, Fafner THE BEYOND, Crying Free Sex Never Again!, Kokuumon Gate Japanese Film Trailers”

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No Smoking, After the Matinee, Black School Rules, Family of Strangers, The First Supper, IDOL Aa Mujou, Dosukoi! Sukehira, Katsu Futaro!!, Wakasa to Bakasa, What Can You Do about It, Saori Piling Up, Traverse, Mizorogi Mitsuki o Sagashite, RUN! 3films Japanese Film Trailers   

Happy weekend, everyone!

Fate Stay Night - Heaven's Feel Film Image 1

I hope you are all well.

I’ve just completed a 12-day work week so I’ve got two days to relax. Because it is Halloween, I watched a bunch of 80s horror films such as Demons 2 and 3 and The Gate. I’ll watch more over the next two days. Also, because of a friend, I’ve been able to see Sion Sono’s latest work, The Forest of Love.

This week, I posted reviews for the New Directions in Japanese Cinema shorts and wrote one for Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel I Presage Flower.

This year’s Kyoto International Film Festival and my posts on the Busan International Film Festival, and Tokyo International Film Festival came to the rescue when it came to digging up info on this weekend’s trailers.

So what was released this weekend?

Continue reading “No Smoking, After the Matinee, Black School Rules, Family of Strangers, The First Supper, IDOL Aa Mujou, Dosukoi! Sukehira, Katsu Futaro!!, Wakasa to Bakasa, What Can You Do about It, Saori Piling Up, Traverse, Mizorogi Mitsuki o Sagashite, RUN! 3films Japanese Film Trailers   “

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Summer Night Sky Autumn Sunset Winter Morning and Spring Breeze, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Chapter 2, 108: Revenge and Adventure of Goro Kaiba, Togenkyo Labyrinth, Kura yami-sai no Ogawa-san, Thunderbolt Fantasy Seiyuu Genka, Kimi dake ni Motetainda, Futsuu wa hashiridasu, Boy Detectives Club Neo Beginning, Saenai Kanojo (Hiroin) no Sodate-kata Fine (fi-ne), Kuuchuu chashitsu o yumemita otoko, Kono hoshi wa, watashi no hoshi janai, Tokyo24, Hitotsubu no mugi Ogino Ginko no shougai Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

After the Storm Koreeda Kirin Abe

I hope you are all well.

I feel I’ve been searching for something deeper than the ocean and I may have found it now I have to summon the courage to seize it.

I wrote a preview of the Tokyo International Film Festival and also posted a review for Yota Kawase’s rural comedy Being Natural.

What is released this weekend?

Continue reading “Summer Night Sky Autumn Sunset Winter Morning and Spring Breeze, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Chapter 2, 108: Revenge and Adventure of Goro Kaiba, Togenkyo Labyrinth, Kura yami-sai no Ogawa-san, Thunderbolt Fantasy Seiyuu Genka, Kimi dake ni Motetainda, Futsuu wa hashiridasu, Boy Detectives Club Neo Beginning, Saenai Kanojo (Hiroin) no Sodate-kata Fine (fi-ne), Kuuchuu chashitsu o yumemita otoko, Kono hoshi wa, watashi no hoshi janai, Tokyo24, Hitotsubu no mugi Ogino Ginko no shougai Japanese Film Trailers”

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The Promised Land, Show Me the Way to the Station, Special Actors, If Hope Disappears From the World, AI Tantei, AI Detective, The Detective Has a Melancholy Dream Tonight. 2, Kaihou-ku, Fragile, A Small History of Love Vol. 1, Star☆Twinkle Precure: Hoshi no Uta ni Omoi wo Komete Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

Miss Hokusai Gruff

We made it to another one. But we have to do more than just survive…

I’ve been really fatigued this week due to sleeping patterns which see me wake up at 03:00 in the morning and struggle to get back to sleep. It’s really dispiriting to get mid-way through a regular work day and struggle to smile. I’m going to exercise more to see if that improves things. Other than that and general sense of needing to change my life and improve my writing, I’m okay.

I wrote about the London East Asian Film Festival and I want to go to Samurai Sunday where they will show 13 Assassins, two entries in the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Harakiri, and Sword of Doom! I also posted a review for Bullet Ballet which I got two years ago but only got around to watching now.

What is released in Japan this weekend?

Continue reading “The Promised Land, Show Me the Way to the Station, Special Actors, If Hope Disappears From the World, AI Tantei, AI Detective, The Detective Has a Melancholy Dream Tonight. 2, Kaihou-ku, Fragile, A Small History of Love Vol. 1, Star☆Twinkle Precure: Hoshi no Uta ni Omoi wo Komete Japanese Film Trailers”

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Itsuka no futari, The Truth, The Path Leading to Love, Her Blue Sky. Walking Man , Welcome to Japan Hinomaru Lunch Box, Blue Hour, Vampire Clay 2, Tokyo Adios Japanese Film Trailers

Welcome to the weekend, everyone!

I hope you are all safe and well.

It’s another weekend so that means more badly translated trailers. This week has been playing catch-up with reviews I am supposed to turn in and writing down reviews for films I saw at the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival as well as an interview with director Takeshi Yashiro. I posted a delayed trailer post in two parts (part one / part two) and a preview of Japan Cuts Hollywood this week.

The big news is that Typhoon Habigis is about to make landfall in the Tokyo Bay area. There has been hours of rain leading up to this and rivers are swollen and people are being prepped for evacuation already. If you’re in Japan during this typhoon, take all precautions and make sure you stay indoors and stay safe and heed official warnings for evacuation if necessary. The Japan Times has a Disaster News and Information page which will be of help.

What’s released this weekend?

Continue reading “Itsuka no futari, The Truth, The Path Leading to Love, Her Blue Sky. Walking Man , Welcome to Japan Hinomaru Lunch Box, Blue Hour, Vampire Clay 2, Tokyo Adios Japanese Film Trailers”

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Garo – Under the Moonbow, Blackfox, Words Can’t Go There, Miss Blue Lotus, Ao no Hasu Yori, Last Ninja: Red Shadow, Tenzo, LET IT BE -You Exist to Be You-, Sensei Kara, “Kiki Kirin” o Ikiru, Ikenie man Japanese Film Trailers

This is the second part of my trailer post for last weekend’s releases. A lot came out and I was busy with a film festival so I kept putting it off until now.

What was released last weekend???

Continue reading “Garo – Under the Moonbow, Blackfox, Words Can’t Go There, Miss Blue Lotus, Ao no Hasu Yori, Last Ninja: Red Shadow, Tenzo, LET IT BE -You Exist to Be You-, Sensei Kara, “Kiki Kirin” o Ikiru, Ikenie man Japanese Film Trailers”

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The Other Home, Mukou no Ie,Liar! Uncover the Truth, Listen to the Universe, Tokyo Wine Party People, Mr. Hikita, I Am Knocked Up, Strike Witches: 501st JOINT FIGHTER WING Take Off!, High & Low The Worst, Geki × cine “Seven people of the skull castle” Season Moon Waning Moon Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend!

I hope you are all well!

The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival is on and I’m locked into doing that. It has been good getting back into anime and watching the films with the audience and then chatting about them in the lobby of the cinema. Titles include Tamako Love Story, Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel Presage Flower and Birthday Wonderland, A Silent Voice and Penguin Highway. Expect to see some reviews. Due to the festival, this post will be split into two so expect more trailers later this week.

This week I reviewed Ad Astra (2019) and ran a news report about the stop-motion animation workshop being run by Takeshi Yashiro.

What’s released this weekend?

Continue reading “The Other Home, Mukou no Ie,Liar! Uncover the Truth, Listen to the Universe, Tokyo Wine Party People, Mr. Hikita, I Am Knocked Up, Strike Witches: 501st JOINT FIGHTER WING Take Off!, High & Low The Worst, Geki × cine “Seven people of the skull castle” Season Moon Waning Moon Japanese Film Trailers”

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The Flowers of Evil, From Miyamoto To You, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Chapter I, Horror Channel, Ojo-chan, Yoidore Seiyu Horoki Seibero ‘Shinbashi-hen’ , Shunga and the Japanese, Gekijouban Soshite Ikiru, Cinema Kabuki Tokubetsu-hen Yuugen , Ninkyo Gakuen, Daremonai Heya Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

Chichi no Kekkon Film Image
Chichi no Kekkon Film Image

I hope you are all well!

This week I published my review for Orphan’s Blues and also a look at the Japanese films at this year’s Busan International Film Festival. We’re getting closer to this year’s Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival and I’m doing SNS and press stuff.

What is released in cinemas across Japan this weekend?

Continue reading “The Flowers of Evil, From Miyamoto To You, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Chapter I, Horror Channel, Ojo-chan, Yoidore Seiyu Horoki Seibero ‘Shinbashi-hen’ , Shunga and the Japanese, Gekijouban Soshite Ikiru, Cinema Kabuki Tokubetsu-hen Yuugen , Ninkyo Gakuen, Daremonai Heya Japanese Film Trailers”

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Blind Witness, Little Nights Little Love, Love’s Stoppage Time, My Father the Bride, Hello World, Soushiki no Meijin, Ghost Mask: Scar. Wolf’s Calling, Ko Sekai, Jinsei o shimau jikan (Toki), Sekai Ichi Oishii Mizu Maronpati no Namida, Three Mornings, Ko Sekai, The Tears of Malumpati, Ranhansha Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

The Best if Youth New Generation

I hope you are well!

I ended last week with a review of The Best of Youth and then proceeded to go back into my Japanese film reviews with Samurai Marathon and the Sho Miyake film And Your Bird Can SingI’ve also been manning the SNS of an animation festival and surveying coverage on other sites and it’s going well.

What’s released this weekend?

Continue reading “Blind Witness, Little Nights Little Love, Love’s Stoppage Time, My Father the Bride, Hello World, Soushiki no Meijin, Ghost Mask: Scar. Wolf’s Calling, Ko Sekai, Jinsei o shimau jikan (Toki), Sekai Ichi Oishii Mizu Maronpati no Namida, Three Mornings, Ko Sekai, The Tears of Malumpati, Ranhansha Japanese Film Trailers”

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They Say Nothing Stays the Same, Hit Me Anyone One More Time, No Longer Human, BanG Dream! Film Live, Ousama ni nare, Geki × cine “Seven people of the skull castle” Season Moon, Mitorishi, Attack of the Giant Teacher Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

Judge! Kiichiro (Tsumabuki)

I hope you are well.

I’m trying to get my genki back. I’m posting this on a Friday because I’ve got something else reserved for tomorrow. Anyway, this week I posted a review for the film Sayounara which I saw back in March. I then posted a review for the film A Japanese Boy Who Draws and a news report about the Nara International Film Festival’s Pre-Event where Berlinale and Short Short and Asia film fest films will be shown in Nara.

What’s released this weekend?

Continue reading “They Say Nothing Stays the Same, Hit Me Anyone One More Time, No Longer Human, BanG Dream! Film Live, Ousama ni nare, Geki × cine “Seven people of the skull castle” Season Moon, Mitorishi, Attack of the Giant Teacher Japanese Film Trailers”