“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

“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

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 to talk about, and that read more

October means Halloween & some J-Horror greatness to accompany you

“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 it managed to receive not read more

“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 the further release of the read more