The ‘Formidable’ Nikaido Fumi: Actor Bias Series [Part 1/3]

Nikaido Fumi’s long overdue ‘Actor’s Bias’ article is here! It’s not just a single article, but a series that can go as many as 5 parts. We’d like to begin with some history and come up with a profile that takes account of her early beginnings until today. 

In Part 1, we’ll talk plenty of Himizu, and a few more movies. Plus her role in Mitsushima Hikari’s drama Woman and why every Nikaido Fumi fan must watch (or re-watch) these gems. Continue reading “The ‘Formidable’ Nikaido Fumi: Actor Bias Series [Part 1/3]”

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There’s a lot of misfits in the movies I like in 2017: a shogi master who is teased for having nothing, a lady Accountant who remains a virgin even in her twenties, a ghoul (who is also alienated even by his own peers) and a transgender, who is perhaps, the most misfit of them all. 

Japanese movies in 2017 are not particularly acclaimed in the international arena, but there are a few gems worth rooting for. Continue reading “The Year in Review: 2017 – Top Ten Japanese Movies”

Disclaimer: I have not read nor watched any other Jojo works before.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable is a live-action adaptation based on the fourth arc of the popular manga Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.

The film follows the protagonist Higashikata Josuke on his quest to investigate the sudden appearance of disturbances around his hometown and his encounters with various Stand (special powers within the Jojo universe) users along the way. Continue reading “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable – Jojo no Kimyō na Bōken Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Dai-Isshō [Movie Review]”

The live-action movie Nijiiro Days (Rainbow Colored-Days) has a new teaser clip and a cast photo. Clip and shoot feature the teen quartet of Takasugi Mahiro, Nakagawa Taishi, Sano Reo, Yokohama Ryusei.

For me, the clip captures some of the vibes from the anime. Both Takasugi and Nakagawa are capable actors, arguably the future of Japanese movies. I have yet to form an opinion of Sano Reo, and Yokohama Ryusei has yet to impress me.   Continue reading “Nijiiro Days (Rainbow Colored-Days) LA releases teaser clip + cast photo!”

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