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Japanese films, anime, manga and music
Japanese films, anime, manga and music

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Five members of the Seibu Catholic Girls School literature club join together for an evening of food and storytelling. The theme of this meeting is to be the death of one of their group, Shiraishi Itsumi. We discover that Itsumi was a popular pupil at…
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Two middle school students feeling isolated in their own ways form a friendship. Kekeru Fujita (Kento Yamazaki) is a high-school student who prefers to keep to himself. He wears earphones that are not plugged in to any device to avoid talking to others,…
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“Fires on the Plain” is based on a novel by Shohei Ooka, previously adapted in the 1959 film of the same name by Ken Ichikawa. The film begins with Shinya Tsukamoto’s character, the soldier Tamura, being sent back and forth to a field hospital to treat…
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Mitsuo (Kentaro Kishi) has recently emerged from a three year stay at a mental institution following the stress of working on clearing earthquake disaster sites. Little is said about this but it has clearly deeply affected Mitsuo and others are untrusting…
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The murder of Laura Harker, and English teacher living in Japan, by Tatsuya Ichihashi shocked both the UK and Japanese public. Shortly after the murder, Ichihashi went on the run and evaded the police for around 2 years. Following his arrest he wrote a…
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Michiru is a high-school boy who is bullied mercilessly by his classmates. The film opens with him looking over the body of his dear recently deceased grandmother. He explains that he realized at an early age that everyone will one day return to being an…
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After attending their grandmother’s funeral, two young adults discover that she was remarried following the death of her first husband, the biological father of their mother. The two set out, with the blessing of their step-grandfather, to find out the…
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The staff at a high-class hotel have a problem. The Yakuza are causing trouble, being abusive to staff, refusing to pay their bills, and other antisocial behaviour. With the manager (Akira Takarada) at a loss he recruits an accountant, Suzuki (Yasuo…
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The hugely successful franchise, with manga, anime and live action versions, continues with this computer animated film. When Kato is killed in a subway stabbing he appears in a mysterious apartment room with a giant black ball in the centre. The set-up…
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Kengo Yatabe (Go Ayano) is a young man battling several demons. His father, strict to the point of psychologically abusive, trained him in the art of kendo. After an incident in which Kengo struck him across the head with a bokuto, his father is now…
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