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
Calling the Shots: Our WANTED list for 2018 [Hitlist]
At the beginning of 2018, our team listed actors that impressed us in 2017 and that we look forward to seeing more of in 2018. Now halfway into the year, read more
The Eight Year Engagement: A roller-coaster ride between tragedy and romance!
In the Eight Year Engagement, a couple, Hisashi (Satoh Takeru) and Mai (Tsuchiya Tao), is about to get married when the girl fell into a coma. Instead of abandoning her, the read more
Romcom Japanese Style: Hey, Japan give me some lovin! (2017 Edition) [Hitlist]
Japanese romantic comedies. Ah, those light, bubbly, fun movies where a boy and a girl usually end up together. Yet through the years, we have come to appreciate certain ‘innovation’ read more
Modern Japanese Film Noir: In the age of Live-action adaptation, are there such films? [Hitlist]
The classic definition of film noir still applies today, but in a broader (less strict) sense, at least to contemporary Japanese films. FilmSite posted a comprehensive article about noir and read more
Fall 2017 Drama Season: Top 10 Most-Anticipated Japanese Drama
Drama viewing becomes an enriching experience if you find the right drama for you. The problem is, once you pick a drama or two, you have to make sure someone read more
Food Month celebration continues with Mondai no Aru Restaurant, Hondana Shokudo, and Mi wo Tsukushi Ryouricho!
Food month continues – perhaps for another 2 or 3 weeks – and I have very good reasons why. There are plenty of excellent foodie drama, and anime I wish to read more