Tag Archives: film

The Skinny on Nerawareta Gakuen

Well, this piece of news has magically eluded me for a frightening amount of time. As early as May of this year it was announced that there would be an anime film based on a science fiction novel by Mayumura Taku, ‘Nerawareta Gakuen’. Anime studio Sunrise (Mobile Suit Gundam, Cowboy …

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Another Teaser into AKB’s Documentary Film

I love refreshing the AKB Youtube channel and finding a new video waiting for me (Yes, it’s on a permanent tab on my browser). The AKB channel is still busy with promotions, just recently having released another trailer for the film ‘DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 To Be Continued’: I always found …

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Maeda Atsuko goes Big Screen

Maeda Atsuko’s had miscellaneous roles in several movies and was the protagonist of two dramas, but this ups the ante—she won a lead role for a feature film. The film is called “Moshidora”, short for an extremely long title meaning “If the girl manager of the highschool baseball club would …

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Parade: Review

It’s becoming extremely popular these days in packed, urban communities to have a group of students and young professionals share small apartments to save money, often times illegally.  Such is the situation in ‘Parade’, a film by Isao Yukisada, based on a novel by Shuichi Yoshida. A cramped, two-bedroom apartment …

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AKB48 Documentary Film: Refreshing or Bland?

This film completely slipped my mind, but it’s back on my radar. I’m an absolute sucker for things like ‘Making-Of’s and anything that goes on behind the curtain that the general public doesn’t see. I purchase DVDs almost solely for the special features; if it doesn’t have enough content, I …

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Summer Wars: review

For the past decade, Hosoda Mamosu has proved himself to be a very capable director.  He debuted with a Digimon short film, ‘Digimon Adventure’, followed by a longer Digimon feature ‘Our War Game’.  I remember seeing both films in grade school and being captivated by their unique visual style.  I’ve …

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Evangelion 2.22: Review

The year of 2007 fulfilled every fan-boy’s dreams with an announcement that a remake would be made of the epic saga known as Neon Genesis Evangelion.  Things could not have sounded better: the creator of the series, Hideaki Anno, would reprise his role after more than a decade to direct …

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