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