Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yoko Kara Miru ka?) is based on Shunji Iwai’s 1993 live-action movie of the same name. There are three reasons why I went to watch it on the big screen: 1. The film includes themes that are similar to… Continue reading 打ち上げ花火、下から見るか? 横から見るか? (Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?)
Seiyu is the Japanese term for voice actors, but this word used to have a dismissive connotation since the older generation of voice actors resent the idea that they are categorized differently and are deemed less capable than onscreen actors. Such thoughts have changed thanks to the anime boom.The usage of seiyu became widespread and… Continue reading 5 Anime Characters Voiced By This Year’s Best Male Seiyu
Last weekend, a friend and I spent an entire day playing "otaku" as we watched the theatrical release of Koe no Kotachi, enjoyed a steaming bowl of ramen, attended a cosplay event, and purchased a few anime merchandise. The success of Makoto Shinkai’s Kimi no Na Wa paved the way for more anime movies to… Continue reading 聲の形 (Koe no Katachi/A Silent Voice)
Fervent manga fans are not so thrilled about the Hollywood remake of Ghost in the Shell. More worries ensue as Netflix releases the trailers for its adaptation of the psychological thriller, Death Note. In contrast to the cynical reactions towards Hollywood remakes or reboots, Asian adaptations receive more favorable responses. Such was the case when the producer of Meteor… Continue reading Which Hana Yori Dango Live-Action Adaptation Is Your Favorite?
https://youtu.be/zS9UW2xjdqE 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.
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
I've been dying to watch this film and fortunately it was released in some of our local theaters, albeit for a limited time. Beautifuuuul. Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) is definitely meant to be seen on the big screen. The plot revolves around two high school students. Taki Tachibana is a boy from Tokyo. He is… Continue reading 君の名は。(Kimi no Na Wa/Your Name)