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Just Only Love, Kingdom, Naminori Office e Yokoso, Crayon Shin-chan Movie 27: Shinkon Ryokou Hurricane – Ushinawareta Hiroshi, Hibike! Euphonium Movie 3: Chikai no Finale, Itsuka kagayaite ita kanojo wa, Chronos Jaunter, Godot of the Emotos, Centre line Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, people!

This is my first trailer post since being in Japan, travelling to Himeji and other cities in Hyogo Prefecture as well as places like Nara and Kyoto, working at the Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) and then travelling to Kamakura, Tokyo and places in central Japan that I will probably never visit again because I like Tokyo and Kansai more and time is always short.

Apologies for the radio silence in terms of trailers but I have cranked out reviews from OAFF and I’m still working on interviews with a friend. When it’s all done, it will come to 24 or 25 pieces, which isn’t bad. I’m most pleased that I will be able to get everything released by mid-May. Most of it came out during the festival period back in March. It has been quick. I can see where further improvements can be made so if I get another shot at this, it’ll be better.

You can see the current reviews and one interview over at V-Cinema by clicking on this link.

For this blog, I have posted:

 A preview article, Nunchaku and Soul, Randen, Sisterhood, Hana, The CrossingStill Human, The Eternity Between Seconds, and Wild Tour.

As well as OAFF, I posted about the Japanese Film Festival Ireland , The Korea Independent Animation Festival, and Udine Far East Film Festival and, over at Anime UK News, an article for Kickstarter for a cool stop-motion animation that tells a supernatural tale called The Depth of Yagen. I’ll post more information on here at some point.

Rambling over. You’re here for the trailers for films released this week. Here they are:

Continue reading “Just Only Love, Kingdom, Naminori Office e Yokoso, Crayon Shin-chan Movie 27: Shinkon Ryokou Hurricane – Ushinawareta Hiroshi, Hibike! Euphonium Movie 3: Chikai no Finale, Itsuka kagayaite ita kanojo wa, Chronos Jaunter, Godot of the Emotos, Centre line Japanese Film Trailers”

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Japanese Films at the Udine Far East Film Festival 2019 (April 26th to May 4th)

The Udine Far East Film Festival 2019 runs from April 26th to May 4th and has a lot to offer audiences eager for the latest in Asian cinema. This year’s edition has a special on retrospective on Korean cinema entitled ‘100 Years Of Korean Cinema’, which has 23 films programmed, and organisers are also going to hand Hong Kong star Anthony Wong the Golden Mulberry Award for Outstanding Achievement. Two of his film, Wong’s debut My Name Ain’t Suzie (1985) and the recent Still Human (2018), will also be screened.

Indeed, there are a few films I’ve already seen as part of work in Osaka with The Crossing and Still Human being my absolute must-recommends. From Japan, there are nine films in total, a few from the festival circuit such as a collection of political dystopian tales, Ten Years Japan, and Melancholic, an acerbic workplace comedy involving onsen and contract killers.

On top of film screenings, there’s also the industry side of things and Focus Asia 2019, a section where 15 projects are mainlined for international co-productions by a group of judges, has selected two Japanese projects, the first an offshoot of Ten Years Japan, Plan 75, by Chie Hayakawa and produced by Eiko Mizuno-Gray, and the second looks totally new. The Convenience Store features the film critic Mark Schilling (Japan Times), producer Emi Ueyama (Wasted Eggs, At the Terrace) and director Satoshi Miki (Adrift in Tokyo).

That was an unwieldy paragraph. On to the trailers!

Here is what on offer:

Continue reading “Japanese Films at the Udine Far East Film Festival 2019 (April 26th to May 4th)”

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Black Crow 1, Kibaiyanse! Watashi, Ramen Shop, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System – Case.3 On the Other Side of Love and Hate, Kimi to, tsuredure, Ultraman R/B The Movie: Select! The Crystal of Bond, Rise Dharuriser – The Movie New Edition, Geki × cine “Seven people of the skull castle” Season flowers, Japanese Film Trailers    

Happy weekend, everyone!

I hope everyone is doing well.

I am currently in Osaka working at the Osaka Asian Film Festival. I’ve written quite a few reviews already as I try and make more condensed and concise coverage that is effective. I have been able to do this because I wake up at around 02:00 or 03:00 in the morning and have difficulty getting back to sleep which leaves me falling asleep at 18:00. I hope I can get a handle on it because I’ve got interviews lined up with directors!

The festival opened yesterday with RANDEN: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram and my reviews have been getting published over on V Cinema, one a day! So far:

Preview    Hana  Wild Tour  Sisterhood  The Eternity Between Seconds    Demolition Girl

In order to get my Osaka coverage going, I finished up my reviews of Koji Fukada’s films Harmonium (2016) and also posted a preview of the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2019. Expect reviews for the festivals films to start next Monday.

Before then… What is released this weekend?

Continue reading “Black Crow 1, Kibaiyanse! Watashi, Ramen Shop, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System – Case.3 On the Other Side of Love and Hate, Kimi to, tsuredure, Ultraman R/B The Movie: Select! The Crystal of Bond, Rise Dharuriser – The Movie New Edition, Geki × cine “Seven people of the skull castle” Season flowers, Japanese Film Trailers    “

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Until I Meet September’s Love, Siblings of the Cape, Haman, Running Again, Sisterhood, Afternoon Breezes, Doraemon the Movie: Chronicle of the Moon Exploration, Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi Chapter 7 “Nova Chapter”, A Japanese Boy Who Draws, Goro no Shin Sekai, Umeko, Giwaku to Dansu, Fukushima wa Kataru, Yoake no takibi, Happy Island, Uchi uchi no men-tachi (tsura-tachi) wa., Last Judgement, Saigo no Shinpan, Sayonara Kazoku, Hazure Kazoku no Saaya, Kumori tokidoki hare Noise, KING OF PRISM: Shiny Seven Stars I – Prologue x Yukinojou x Taiga Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend, everyone!

Au revoir l'ete Film Image 3

I hope you are all well!

I’ve written this the day after arriving in Japan. Yes, I am back in Osaka and getting ready for work at the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2019. I hope to provide coverage of the Japanese films and interview the directors and others who make them. I also intend to review films from other countries. Expect a lot of cross-posting between this blog and V-Cinema.

I wrote this trailer post while suffering jet lag so there’s a lot of brevity. I’m surprised I got it done in two sessions over one day! It was completed after walking around Osaka for about four hours. 

This week, I reviewed Au Revoir l’ete and Human Comedy in Tokyo, two films from Koji Fukada. I intend to finish the mini Koji Fukada season with a fifth film, Harmonium, next Monday and then from Wednesday, it will be Osaka. I’m going to try and do it in a condensed time and not string it out.

Anyway, what’s released this weekend??? Continue reading “Until I Meet September’s Love, Siblings of the Cape, Haman, Running Again, Sisterhood, Afternoon Breezes, Doraemon the Movie: Chronicle of the Moon Exploration, Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi Chapter 7 “Nova Chapter”, A Japanese Boy Who Draws, Goro no Shin Sekai, Umeko, Giwaku to Dansu, Fukushima wa Kataru, Yoake no takibi, Happy Island, Uchi uchi no men-tachi (tsura-tachi) wa., Last Judgement, Saigo no Shinpan, Sayonara Kazoku, Hazure Kazoku no Saaya, Kumori tokidoki hare Noise, KING OF PRISM: Shiny Seven Stars I – Prologue x Yukinojou x Taiga Japanese Film Trailers”

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Ano Hi no Orugan, The Island of Cats, Omaera Zenin Mendokusai!, Rin, Samurai Marathon 1855, Tonde Saitama, When Mother Died, I Thought That I Wanted to Eat Remains, Boku no kanojo wa mahoutsukai, Junction 29, Michikusa, Mirai no Atashi, Made in Japan, Sora no Hitomi to Katatsumuri, Chimamire sukeban chenso red: Kohen – Giko no kakusei, Chimamire sukeban chenso red: Kohen – Nero no fukushu Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

I hope you are well!!

This is another truncated film trailer post and there are so many titles getting released over this weekend and the next! As far as film review go, I started a mini-season dedicated to Koji Fukada with reviews of Sayonara and Hospitalite.

What is released this weekend?

Continue reading “Ano Hi no Orugan, The Island of Cats, Omaera Zenin Mendokusai!, Rin, Samurai Marathon 1855, Tonde Saitama, When Mother Died, I Thought That I Wanted to Eat Remains, Boku no kanojo wa mahoutsukai, Junction 29, Michikusa, Mirai no Atashi, Made in Japan, Sora no Hitomi to Katatsumuri, Chimamire sukeban chenso red: Kohen – Giko no kakusei, Chimamire sukeban chenso red: Kohen – Nero no fukushu Japanese Film Trailers”

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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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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”