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The Hidden Values of Stand by Me Doraemon

In my country, most of us, including my kids and me, grew up with a popular Japanese manga and anime series called Doraemon. Doraemon (ドラえもん) is a blue robotic cat that has captured the hearts of children all over the world. Doraemon was created by Fujiko F. Fujio and published by Shogakukan as a manga…

Tokyo Zombie: Hilarious Japanese Horror Movie

Everyone loves a good horror film and everyone loves a good comedy and there is a Japanese film which combines both for a fantastic 104 minutes of hilarious horror! If you get the chance you should definitely check out Tokyo Zombie! In some ways it follows the classic formula of any good zombie film- there…

Movies in Japan and How to Make the Most of Your Experience!

Have you ever watched a movie in a Japanese cinema? I did and in fact, it’s one of the highlights of my trips to Japan because I’m able to watch the latest Japanese movies as soon as they’re screened and there are perks that come along with the experience. Foreign Films “Frozen” (アナと雪の女王) – No.1…

The Story of Ranma 1/2: Half Boy, Half Girl

The Story A popular animation from Japan which was serialized in the Weekly Shonen Sunday, is Ranma 1/2. The main protagonist in the story is Ranma Saotome, a teenage boy who’s very much proficient in martial arts. An accident occurred in one of his training trips with his father. He was said to have fallen…

Toshiro Mifune: The Captivating Actor that Introduced the Samurai to the West!

If you’re as big of a film buff as I am, you’ll know who Toshiro Mifune (三船敏郎) is. Also, if you’re as obsessed with Japanese cinema as I am, then you probably know all the lines of “Yojimbo” by heart! For the western world, there’s no more iconic image of the samurai than the swaggering…

Doglegs: Japan’s Foray into Disabled Wrestling

Being disabled in any country can be difficult, and Japan is often thought of as being behind the rest of the world when it comes to inclusion. But, one group is working to change this, and carve themselves out a niche in the world of wrestling! Doglegs Doglegs is a disabled wrestling group based in…

ATTACK ON TITAN live-action film: a Box Office Hit in Japan

As reported by a Japanese news website, Mantan Web, the popular manga turned live action that was directed by Higuchi Shinji became a box office hit in its first two days in Japan. The Part 1 of the two-part live action film garnered 600 million yen in just two days. The movie is currently being…

Godzilla Reviews: Terror of Mechagodzilla

Final Godzilla in the Original Series Terror of Mechagodzilla is the final entry in the original Godzilla series. The Godzilla series is generally separated into three sections. First there is the Showa series. In Japan years are calculated by the reign of the Emperor. Showa stands for Emperor Hirohito. So, each film in the Showa…

Godzilla Reviews: Godzilla vs Megalon

If Godzilla and Ultraman had a baby… It’s 1973 and films and TV shows like Ultraman are all the rage among young boys. So, producers decided to get in on the zeitgeist, as well as throw Godzilla into it as well. Thus, Godzilla vs Megalon was born! Synopsis   pixgood.com/ Powerful countries continue testing nuclear…

Godzilla Reviews: Godzilla vs. Gigan

A Change of Pace After the poor reception of Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster, producer Tomoyuki Tanaka decided to go back to a more standard alien invasion story.   movies.film-cine.com/ You might be thinking, there have been like 4 or 5 alien invasion plots in this series so far, how many other types of aliens…