anime, Japan Info, live action, manga, remake

Death Note Netflix has released the trailer for its controversial adaptation of Death Note starring Nat Wolff as Light Turner, Keith Standfield as L, and Willem Dafoe as Ryuk. So here's a little throwback to when I wrote this article about Why Death Note Is Still So Popular.

Japanese movie, live action

Death Note: Light Up the NEW World

Death Note: Light Up The NEW World premiered in our local theaters a few weeks ago. One boring Friday, I decided to use my extended lunch break to catch the noon time screening of this live-action adaptation at a nearby cinema. Everyone else was lining up for Beauty and The Beast so there were literally… Continue reading Death Note: Light Up the NEW World

anime, favorite actors, Japanese movie, live action

Sato Takeru: Ajin and Inuyashiki

The Japanese word, “seinen” (青年), means youth but when it comes to manga, this genre is marketed to 18–30 year old male audience and at times, to businessmen who are well over 40. Compared to Shonen, Seinen anime and manga are usually more mature, violent, and psychological. Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson, falls under this genre. While this Japanese… Continue reading Sato Takeru: Ajin and Inuyashiki

Korean drama

힘쎈여자 도봉순 (Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep.1-2)

If you’ve seen epic historical dramas before then it won’t come as a surprise that teenyboppers’ sageuk Hwarang finished with only single-digit ratings. Despite my discontent over the chemistry of that show’s main OTP, I managed to watch it til the end thanks to the engaging secondary arc about the Faceless King and the charisma of the actor… Continue reading 힘쎈여자 도봉순 (Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep.1-2)