When I saw the first Flower and Snake film, I became impressed with the lengths Aya Sugimoto, a popular pop star/model would go to make that film. Despite its multiple scenes of sexual intercourse and … more
voilodion2012 posted a Quick Tip about Toho Kingdom.
This site is one of the most informational pages for Japanese cinema on the net. Tons of films are listed in the database, neatly categorized by release date and stuff. It's also clean and nicely … more
My love for Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli know no bounds. With each film they manage to capture the magic, the art, and the heart that make films great. Even what I consider their weaker films, such as Ponyo … more
Being a fan of the anime series and the anime film, I do hope that this live-action movie delivers. All I hope is for its quality to be on par with Azumi and I will be happy. Hopefully an English subtitled … more
Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli are household names when it comes to Japanese anime and animated films in general. They have always managed to capture the essence of Japanese folklore-ish tales around … more
People who have been exposed to a good number of anime series or films would know to give the Japanese credit where credit is due. You would have to admit that the large number of Japanese anime have … more
This is another one of those big budget fantasy films which got a limited theatrical release in the US. Unfortunately the decision to release it here was not the exactly the best one, since one of the … more
The manga by Kouta Hirano in the late 1990’s was so well-received that of course as with any other manga series that achieves success, it has been adapted into an anime series even when the manga … more
The Resident Evil video game franchise has somehow grown into something that can be called under ‘iconic status’ since the first game debuted in 1996. Capcom introduced and defined the survival-horror … more
woopak_the_thrill reviewed Black Kiss.
September 15, 2012
BLACK KISS (original title: SYNCHRONICITY) is from Japanese director Makato Tezuka, son of anime legend Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion). The son has yet to fill his father's shoes, … more
While adult themed Japanese anime have always been my preference because of their ability to bring out compelling stories, we all know that anime isn’t all about such things. There are several anime … more
You can always count on U.S. distributors to falsely advertise Asian movie releases. They have gotten better through the years, but every now and then, they would falsely market a movie to get more sales. … more
Most of my friends and those who have followed my reviews know how rare it is that I award a perfect score to a film be it an American or foreign film. Such an honor means that a film had truly made an … more