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Hello, Everyone! Welcome to ASIANatomy; a Lunch.com community dedicated to the beauty of Asian Cinema…films from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand and other countries from Asia can have a home!
 
Now, at the behest of some of our members, we will now be a webpage for PURE Asian entertainment that includes Asian TV Series and Manga. This is Not to compete with a community on manga but to be a more tribute webpage to the Asian entertainment medium.

So if you'd like to know more…come down and visit us in this webpage. a place where Asian action, horror, drama, comedies, epics, EVEN ANIME reigns supreme!!
 
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reviewed Marvel Anime: Wolverine. June 28
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Marvel Anime: Wolverine
To be completely honest,To be completely honest, my first taste of western mythos combined with eastern animation practice came in the form of 2008’s Gotham Knight.  When the film(s) concluded, my own conclusion was that the practice of&n …
reviewed Female Teacher: Dirty Afternoon. June 27
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Female Teacher: Dirty Afternoon
Sex and sexual awakening (of a sort) have always been near the heart of what I think most filmmakers tried to explore by way of Japanese pink films.  Yes, some of the experiences were traumatic – many storytellers quite possibly saw sexual trauma as a catalyst for characters’ psychological issues – but I’ve often contended that these pictures were far more closely aligned …
reviewed Seven Warriors (1989). June 03
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Seven Warriors (1989)
Great stories exploring the class of cultures generally mean the same thing to people of different nations, creeds, and faiths.  There’s something uniquely identifiable that we – as a basic human species – can see and appreciate in these tales, and no passage of time will ever dilute the strength of the moral about what happens when people face ruthless oppression.  Also …
reviewed Saving General Yang (2013 Chinese film). April 21
Saving General Yang (2013 Chinese film)
Sometimes I need to pause to reflect on one honest fact for those who stumble across my reviews: I’ve seen scads and scads of foreign releases, and this sometimes means that – because of that vast library stuck in my brain – I may not enjoy one film as much as the next reviewer.  That doesn’t make my review any less credible, nor does it the other person’s.  …
reviewed Confession of Murder. April 08
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Confession of Murder
I’ve been enjoying films out of South Korean for going on two decades now.  That isn’t to say that I’ve enjoyed everything that’s come out of that great nation; it is to say, however, that I’m far more interested in even their small releases than I am most American-made summer blockbusters.  I’ve said it before, but I’ll repeat it in the event that …
reviewed Sword of the Assassin. February 25
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Sword of the Assassin
There is a veritable treasure trove of Eastern (i.e. Asian, Japanese, Chinese, and other national or cultural influences) that deserve to find wider recognition within the United States, and – for the life of me – I’ve never understood why.  To a certain degree, I can understand why some audiences shy away from motion pictures with subtitles, but when the quality is there I …
reviewed Drug War. November 01, 2013
Drug War
In one way or another, crime touches all of us.  Especially the cops.  Officers of the law are surrounded by it each and every day of their lives.  One could argue it’s their only constant.  There’s no telling how far one man of the law will go to see justice served, but what’s equally exciting cinematically is when that same marshal is paired up – either …
reviewed Drug War (Chinese film). October 28, 2013
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Drug War (Chinese film)
I’ve always considered that Hong Kong director Johnnie To is the epitome of hard-boiled cool and the maestro of crime thrillers. Then, I started to wonder just how To’s production group, Milky Way Image would try to fit into the strict SARFT rules by Mainland China. Well, Johnnie To’s “Drug War” is a China film, and despite some fears that the strict rules may hamper …
reviewed Macabre a.k.a. Darah (Indonesian film). October 09, 2013
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Macabre (Singaporean film)
Slasher films are arguably the most clichéd movie genre around, and yet, somehow, movie viewers can’t seem to get enough of it. Different countries have different interpretations, and the Mo brothers’ “Macabre” (aka. Rumah Dara, Dara) is Indonesia’s interpretation of the slasher-horror genre. It has earned a MA-18 rating in Singapore because of its violent …
reviewed Poetry (Korean film). October 07, 2013
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Poetry (korean film)
Lee Chang-dong’s films are often lyrical and thematic in their nature. His films are often immersed in the realities of life wrapped around in a very single theme. His movies often become critically acclaimed; “Secret Sunshine” won numerous including film awards including best actress and became the first Korean film selected to be released by Criterion. “Oasis” and “Peppermint …
reviewed A Werewolf Boy (Korean film). October 06, 2013
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A Werewolf Boy (Korean film)
I never liked the “Twilight Saga” movie franchise; I thought it was a story made to channel ‘teen’ fantasies rather than to really develop a compelling storyline. But like it or not, I would be hard-pressed to deny its influence in movie pop culture. Several other genres have tried to follow its footsteps as in ‘teen love fantasy’; movies such as “I am Number …
reviewed Caterpillar (Japanese film). October 02, 2013
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Caterpillar (Japanese film)
There have been many films that depict the casualties and the horrors of war. But movies that deal with its aftermath are often few. Films such as “Black Rain” have portrayed the aftermath of the Atomic bombings upon the Japanese people. Director Koji Wakamatsu’s award-winning film “Caterpillar” stands as a critique of the right-wing nationalism that guided Japan’s …
posted a Quick Tip about All Monsters Attack. September 24, 2013
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All Monsters Attack
Considered by many Godzilla fans to be one of the lowest points in the whole Godzilla franchise, All Monsters Attack aka Godzilla's Revenge is admittedly, a guilty pleasure for me.  There's no question that this is a bad movie, but its sheer absurdity and hokey execution makes it far too amusing to lump this with the likes of the 1998 Godzilla movie or Pluto Nash.      …
reviewed Golden Boy (Anime OVA). September 23, 2013
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Golden Boy (Anime OVA)
I’ve watched so many depressing material the past few weeks that I thought it was time for me to have a change of pace. I wanted to have some stupid fun and some laughs; this is where director Hiroyuki Kitakubo and writer Tetsuya Egawa’s (who also wrote the manga) 6-episode OVA anime series “Golden Boy” comes in. The series was released between 1995-1996, and sure, anime has …
reviewed Graceland (2013 film). September 16, 2013
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Graceland
Being Filipino-born (though an American citizen), I can tell you that I haven’t been impressed with Philippine cinema. Most of them are over-bearing dramas, sex-driven comedies and melodrama, action movies and silly films but there are some that manage to stand from the flock. Writer/director Ron Morales’ “Graceland” is one such film. It brings forth a very harsh reality and …
reviewed Texhnolyze (Anime). September 12, 2013
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Texhnolyze
There are anime features that are intended to be action entertainment, many are made for fun, while some that serve up fan service and then there are some that really try to push the boundaries of storytelling. These are the anime that can be polarizing, and yet somehow they manage to leave a haunting feeling after its end credits. It manages to provoke and even make viewers struggle in understanding …
posted a Quick Tip about Sunday Without God (Anime series). September 07, 2013
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Sunday Without God (Anime series)
Based on the series of novels written by Kimihito Irie, and directed by Yuuji Kamazawa, this series tells of a story where God had abandoned the world as humans stopped being born and the dead stopped dying even if they become terminally ill. Only "Gravekeepers" are given unique powers so that they could give the dying peace.      I am very interested in this series (currently …
posted a Quick Tip about From Up On Poppy Hill (anime film). September 06, 2013
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From Up On Poppy Hill (anime film)
Director Goro Miyazaki redeems himself after his somewhat misfire "Tales From Earth Sea". Yeah, well...his Pop wrote this film and planned it. But still, the son did a good job.      See Full Review Here.            Illustration by Hayao Miyazaki for promo poster.     
reviewed From Up On Poppy Hill (anime film). September 05, 2013
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From Up On Poppy Hill (anime film)
Just a few days ago, multi-award winner and Japanese anime maestro Hayao Miyazaki had announced his retirement (I know he was semi-retired as a director for some years now), and while most anime fans were saddened, I may have been one of the few who thought that Mr. Miyazaki deserved his rest and I was a little glad that he had finally truly decided to retire. Hayao Miyazaki had entertained us with …
reviewed Saving General Yang (2013 Chinese film). September 03, 2013
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Saving General Yang (2013 Chinese film)
Ronny Yu, the director who made his name with 1993’s “The Bride with White Hair”, Jet Li’s “Fearless”, and even such American films such as “Freddy vs. Jason” and “Bride of Chucky” returns to Hong Kong cinema in 2013 with “Saving General Yang”. It is a straightforward retelling of the story of the Yang family that has been adapted …
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