Chokolietta, Wonderful World End, Again, Bali Big Brother, Gekijouban Kobe Zaiju, Iron Girl: Ultimate Weapon, Appleseed Alpha, TM NETWORK THE MOVIE 1984 ~ 30th ANNIVERSARY and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Wonderful World End Film Image

Every weekend over the last few years I wrote down the titles of most of the films I watched but never really got around to making a list so this year I will. I was inspired to do so by Lynn who listed all the books she read. So far in 2015 I have watched five films. I started this week watching the George A. Romero film, Survival of the Dead (2009) which had plenty of inventive zombie kills and then the Hitchcock thriller Suspicion (1941). I then followed that up with the indie sci-fi Primer (2004) which was more talk and time travel and no action.

In anime terms, Yurikuma Arashi, Samurai 7, Ghosthound, Death Parade, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Battle in Egypt and Rolling Girls. After the awful run of anime I watched last year I’ve stopped writing first impressions and will stick to series reviews dotted amongst the film reviews.

In terms of the blog I posted about the films from last year that I really want to see and went gaga over a glorious selection of films at this year’s Rotterdam International Film Festival which looks so good it makes me want to head to Holland right now.

What is released in Japan this weekend?

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Don’t Lose Heart, Jinx!!!, There’s Nothing to be Afraid of, Yokohama Story, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, Naked Cousin and Other Japanese Film Trailer

Eva Girl

This week has consisted of me working or writing future trailer posts because next week I’ll be at the gallery every day plus I’m starting the winter 2014 anime season guide for AUKN… I am very much conscious that my anime first impressions are late for this season and the only title tackled so far has been Samurai Flamenco but that’s because out of all the titles I picked it was one of two that really, really impressed me. Anyway, this week I posted about Asian film releases in November, my Republic of Thieves Read-along answers and a review for the sci-fi film Ku_On. I also did a bit of charity work in response to the typhoon that battered the Philippines. If you want to donate money, head over to the British Red Cross or Unicef.

Jinx!!!                                    Jinx Film Poster

Japanese: ジンクス!!!

Romaji: Jinkusu!!!

Running Time: 122 mins.

Release Date: November 16th, 2013

Director: Naoto Kumazawa

Writer: Yukiko Manabe, Naoto Kumazawa (Screenplay)

Starring: Kurumi Shimizu, Kento Yamazaki, Hyomin, Kazuya Takahashi, Sanae Miyata

The big release for this weekend is from the director of Kimi ni Todoke and the awful Oyayubi Sagashi… What a horrifyingly dull film. Anyway he’s back with one about two Japanese finding love Korean style. The two Japanese lovers are Kurumi Shimizu (The Kirishima Thing) and Kento Yamazaki (Another, Control Tower) while the gorgeous Korean girl getting them together is Hyomin, member of K-pop group T-ara. I meet quite a few Koreans at work and their Japanese is usually rather excellent.

University students Kaede (Shimizu) and Yusuke (Yamazaki) are in love with each other but they are so quiet and reserved that they cannot express their feelings. Enter South Korean exchange student Ji-Ho (Hyomn) who knows of their plight and gets them together through a Korean style romance.

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