“This is not your average Japanese movie. This is rap plus fighting action!” – Producer Yoshinori Chiba (Cold Fish, Guilty of Romance) Japan-based journalist Jason Gray had the opportunity to go visit the set of Sion Sono’s upcoming film Tokyo Tribe, the live-action adaptation of the manga of the same name, it’s the director’s biggest […]
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Nothing less than the final feature film from Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki!
The year 2013 marks the return of two magnificent masters of Japanese animation. First, Hayao Miyazaki with The Wind Rises, a partly fictionalised biopic of Jiro Horikoshi the creator of a war machine, which attracted positive reviews–in Japan, the film even became a topic of controversy, more details here.
Hirokazu Koreeda’s Like Father, Like Son stand out from the rest of the Japanese production this year, at least on the international scene–it’s about the father of a 6-year-old boy who was accidentally switched with another child at birth.
Why we love (Asian) films. Here’s a story we’d like to share with you!
After Hideo Gosha, let’s focus on the Japanese gangster film–the yakuza-eiga! Before writing the screenplay for Taxi Driver, Paul Schrader did an interesting article on the classical yakuza film, giving us many details to understand this film genre–its history, conventions, stars, plus many films to discover, of course! Schrader also shared his view on the […]