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Enjoy the Magic of Disney at the Limited-Time Disney Art Exhibit in Tokyo

Disney characters and films are incredibly popular in Japan, with Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea being some of the most visited locations for both Japanese and tourists alike. However, if you want a more in-depth, behind the scenes peek at Disney animation, look no further than the Disney art exhibit in Tokyo. The exhibit includes…

Will Hello Kitty as Wonder Woman Help Promote the Superhero Film in Japan?

Sanrio’s (サンリオ) Hello Kitty (ハローキティ) is known for emulating different characters such as the gun-slinging schoolgirl from the 2016 Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (セーラー服と機関銃) movie or as the iconic robot in Mazinger Z (マジンガーZ), a Japanese super robot manga series. However, for the first time in history, Hello Kitty will be partnering with a…

Best-Selling Novel About Japanese Manzai Comedy Gets Adapted into a Movie

“Laughter is the best medicine.” It may be a cliché, but apparently, many people believe in this philosophy as we put our TV sets in our homes and tune into entertainment shows to relieve ourselves from the stress we have been feeling that day. Japan is known for its unique sense of humor. The country…

Be Taken On an Emotional Journey with Japanese Drama One Liter of Tears!

If you’re into Japanese drama series and would like to see a very moving drama, then you should try watching Ichi Litre no Namida (1リットルの涙), translated into English as One Liter of Tears. There is a lot to discover with a special episode, a movie and the original diary based on a true story. About…

Cardcaptor Sakura Is Back in 2017 With This Japanese Movie Revival

Cardcaptor Sakura, also known as Cardcaptors, is a popular manga-turned-anime series which was directed by Mario Asoka and produced by Studio Madhouse. It has received great success over the years and has received several prizes. The manga publication started in May 1996 and the animation was subsequently aired in 1998. The franchise halted in the…

5 Fun Japanese Musical Films That Will Put a Bounce in Your Step

La La Land’s box office success and numerous awards put the spotlight back to the nearly forgotten musical genre. This Hollywood film, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is showing in Japan from February 24, 2017. While waiting for its theatrical release, how about checking out these five contemporary Japanese musical films? 1. The Happiness…

Check Out the Cast of the Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Film!

Recently, Warner Brothers confirmed that there will be a live-action film based on the popular manga and anime series, Fullmetal Alchemist. It is said that the film will premiere in winter 2017. The shooting of the movie began in Italy this June (2016). Fumihiko Sori (曽利文彦) will be directing the film. Fullmetal Alchemist’s Plot The…
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