As viewers, we can notice some kind of difference between Japanese and Western animation, it looks different, it feels different — and not just because mickey has never fought any mecha in his life. The simple answer appears to be the cultural difference. Alright, but how to clearly explain this? What does it really mean? […]
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“A man who sold his soul to comedy,” that’s quite an intriguing way to introduce actor, director, comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto, best known in the west as the director of crazy weird movies like Big Man Japan or Symbol. But, what do we really know about this guy? Just like Takeshi Kitano, Matsumoto is a famous […]
A manga artist is in a coma, the big question is: how to wake her up?
A bored salaryman uses the original services of an original company in order to spice up his life. To Infinity… Hitoshi Matsumoto is a true entertainer, working as a TV host on crazy shows while directing completely crazy films. In less than 4 movies, he’s proved to be able to create unexpected stories, filled with […]
A father discovers his biological son was switched with another child after birth. MISSED OPPORTUNITY? Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2013 under the presidency of Steven Spielberg — who’s actually planning to produce the american remake — Like Father Like Son underlines once again the talent of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, whose […]
Every year, it’s the same thing, we’re trying to figure out what Japanese films released during 2013 have we potentially missed. As many Japanese films haven’t been screened outside Japan, nor made available with (english) subtitles, it’s always interesting to get some ideas from these Top 10 published by two of Japan’s most famous film […]