“Sasaki in My Mind” (2020) – One day, the final goodbye will come. It’ll be a goodbye to your own self.

Bored. Boring. It’s something that comes back in a variety of ways and places during the movie’s near two hour run. Whether it’s main lead

“Hot Gimmick: Boy Meets Girl” (2019) – An exaggerated trip through the mess of teenagehood

Dubbed as a coming-of-age, teen romance drama, Hot Gimmick is a film funneled down to a single character’s journey on discovering herself. From a shoujo

“Alice in Borderland” (2020) – Life or Death. Which one are you choosing? [Ep1]

It's been a long time coming, but it's here. News of the Sato Shinsuke directed adaptation was already revealed back in July 2019, but while

Food for Thought: “Gekijo” (2020)

Every now and then a movie appears I just can't write a review on. The reason? Generally it just means that there's way too much

“Tomodachi Game” (2017) – Are friends really worth getting in debt over? [Drama + Movies]

Yamaguchi Mikoto's Tomodachi Game might not be one of the most known manga series - despite first launching in December 2013 and still continuing now - but

“Kingdom” (2019) – China’s Warring States period in a seinen LA jacket

Back in 2016 Hara Yasuhisa's Kingdom sent a shockwave through the live action adaptation scene with the release of a 3 minute LA short to commemorate

“12nin no Shinitai Kodomotachi” (2019) – a murder mystery gone a different route

What happens when you put 12 suicidal teens in a building together, when all they hope for is never coming back? 12nin no Shinitai Kodomotachi

PD-RADAR: Our readers’ “NEXT BREAK” stars for 2022 have been decided

“Which young Japanese movie/drama stars do you think will get their ‘break’ in the next year?” That was the question we’ve been asking our readers since early November 2021, and read more

“Sasaki in My Mind” (2020) – One day, the final goodbye will come. It’ll be a goodbye to your own self.

Bored. Boring. It’s something that comes back in a variety of ways and places during the movie’s near two hour run. Whether it’s main lead Ishii Yuji’s (Fujiwara Kisetsu) existence read more

A new generation is coming, so keeping only a single few favorites will be hard if not impossible (Part4)

It’s been a while since we’ve added to our long and clearly never-ending list – I mean, we have four (1/2/3/4) articles filled with them by now + one actress read more

“Hot Gimmick: Boy Meets Girl” (2019) – An exaggerated trip through the mess of teenagehood

Dubbed as a coming-of-age, teen romance drama, Hot Gimmick is a film funneled down to a single character’s journey on discovering herself. From a shoujo manga written by Aihara Miki read more