“I don`t think about the audience, I don`t think about what makes them happy, because there`s no way for me to know. To try to think of what makes for entertainment is a very Japanese thing. 676 more words
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Electric, epic in scope and execution, and exceedingly violent, 13 Assassins is a slam-bang remake of Eiichi Kudo’s 1963 Japanese period classic, a wild pageant of dizzying panache, and a masterful exercise in cinematic butchery, building slowly, accumulating characters and themes, pounding with blood-drenched action, then exploding into a prolonged battle sequence inside a deserted town.
In the coming weeks, we’re going to be doing a series of reviews all distributed under the lovely Third Window Films. They have a wide selection of Japanese films and they are an excellent distributor, making Asian films more reachable in the UK. 85 more words
The yokai — a seemingly endlessly bizarre parade of creatures based on Japanese folklore and pure imagination of the authors — found pop culture popularity in manga format as Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro, which was published in Shonen Magazine from 1966 until 1970, though it found a home in many other manga magazines with the word “shonen” in the title. 37 more words