Gintama is a popular shounen manga that features the adventures of Sakata Gintoki and his makeshift family (Shimura Shinpachi and Kagura). The story is set in a parallel universe, in the Edo period.
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Gintama is a popular shounen manga that features the adventures of Sakata Gintoki and his makeshift family (Shimura Shinpachi and Kagura). The story is set in a parallel universe, in the Edo period. After an alien race called the Amantos invaded earth, humans waged war with them before the Shogunate decided to make peace. https://psycho-drama.com/reviews/3085-gintama
At the age of 26, Sakaguchi Kentaro - 坂口健太郎 - is a successful male model, and is now being regarded as a potential leading dramatic actor.
Murakami Nijiro won the Best New Actor award (for Distraction Babies) from the prestigious Kinema Junpo, on their award season, just as Yagira Yuya won Best Actor for the same movie.
I finally got the chance to watch Yuya Ishii's The Great Passage (Fune wo Amu), but I'm still waiting for Koreeda's Like Father, Like Son to make an intelligent comparative analysis of both. While some movie bloggers are already criticizing Japan's entry to the Oscar Best Foreign Language Film category, I still reserve my judgment.
Masaki Suda has left behind his peers and joins Shota Sometani, Masataka Kubota, and Kento Nagayama in the elite group of young Japanese actors, by his remarkable and sensitive portrayal of Toma in Backwater (Tomogui).
The Eternal Zero is one of Japan's biggest box office draws for 2013, featuring a stellar cast and even personally endorsed by the country's Prime Minister. While it may appear to be a nationalistic film which aims to arouse Japanese sentiments, the universal themes of love, friendship and family make it worth a look. It's hard not to mention The Wind Rises, which to me, regards the war with a different set of eyes.
The Snow White Murder Case may appear to be a simple case of whodunit, spiced with the use of social media to condemn a suspected murderer and the ability (or lack thereof) of a TV broadcast news company to verify its source.
It was the relatively new filmmaker Mipo O who put Chizuru Ikewaki back into the glare of the spotlight with an uncompromising performance in the director's award-winning film, The Light Shines Only There (Soko nomi nite Hikari Kagayaku).
With a $20,000 funding at the 2011 Asian Project Market, My Man starring Tadanobu Asano and Fumi Nikaido earned every single penny! It is an unyielding look at a relationship between a man and his younger partner who may or may not be biologically related.
When it was first announced way back in 2013 that The Vancouver Asahi will have Satoshi Tsumabuki and Kazuya Kamenashi among the cast, I am quite confident I will do whatever it takes to watch this movie.
Bon Lin is one of the funniest, amusing Japanese movies I've seen in a long time. Starring two up and coming actors, Mahiro Takasugi and Ema Sakura, it's more than a slice of life, coming of age drama.
Set against the backdrop of an imaginary "industrial town" called Keikoh in Japan, Litchi Hikari Club tells the tale of 9 young boys who are obsessed with beauty and the search for the fountain of youth. Their other mission is to take over Keikoh and exact revenge on the adult population for being the source of decay, death, and ugliness.