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Season 9 Announcement

Welcome to the return of Japan On Film! In this announcement trailer, Perry tells you what movies you can expect us to cover this season and about our…

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Japan On Film is (likely) coming back!

Last year, I told you that Japan On Film was ending for the time being, but that I hoped to find a way to bring it back. It…

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Top 10s and Parting Thoughts

It’s several months overdue, but Perry’s back with the final (for now) episode of Japan On Film. Listen for some parting thoughts on the show, favorite films, and…

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Episode #62 – Batman Ninja

Japan On Film will be ending, but we’re presenting you an episode on Batman Ninja that Perry did with Derrick Ferguson on the Superhero Cinephiles podcast.

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Episode #61 – Kibakichi

In this episode, Perry is joined by Tyler, who is working on a book about obscure Asian cinema, and in that fashion, the movie they watched is the…

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Episode #60 – Sanjuro

Robert Kelly of the Record All Monsters podcast is the guest this week to discuss Sanjuro, Akira Kurosawa’s sequel to his groundbreaking film, Yojimbo. We compare it to…

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Episode #59 – Survival Family

Perry is joined by Oliver of the Watching Asia Film Reviews blog to discuss Shinobu Yaguchi’s post-apocalyptic dramedy, Survival Family. We discuss the ideas of generational conflict, the…

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Episode #58 – The Machine Girl

Perry appeared on a live episode of the Asian Film Fans YouTube show, co-hosted by The Arty Dans and Wilco C. Rullens. The trio discussed Noboru Iguchi’s cult…

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Episode #57 – Dark Water

The host of the Scared Sheep YouTube channel brings her knowledge of Japanese horror and culture to a discussion of Dark Water. Although not as popular as other…

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Episode #56 – Grave of the Fireflies

Maison Collawn of the MC Anime Podcast joins this episode to discuss Grave of the Fireflies.

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Episode #55 – Shall We Dance?

In this episode, Perry is joined once again by Patrick Terry to discuss Masayuki Suo’s underrated 1996 film, Shall We Dance? We talk about the socioeconomic commentary in…

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The Future of Japan On Film

In this short episode, Perry updates everyone on the status of the upcoming eighth season, as well as an important announcement about the future of Japan On Film.

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An Update on the Next Season

Perry shares an update on what’s happening with the next season of Japan On Film and has an important request for all fans of the show.

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Episode #54 – Night and Fog in Japan (日本の夜と霧)

In the final episode of the season, Kota of the Against Japanism podcast brings his extensive knowledge of Japanese politics and the Japanese left-wing to bear in this…

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Episode #53 – The Yellow Handkerchief (幸福の黄色いハンカチ)

In the penultimate episode of the season, Perry is joined by Japanese film buff Nathaniel de Bel to discuss the classic Japanese film, The Yellow Handkerchief starring the…

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Episode #52 – Kikujiro (菊次郎の夏)

We’ve got another Kitano film this episode, featuring new guest Dan Clarke of the SuperMakerUniverse YouTube channel. We discuss Kitano’s coming-of-age comedy film, Kikujiro.

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Episode #51 – Big Man Japan (大日本人)

Author Patrick Moody makes his JOF debut to discuss Hitoshi Matsumoto’s kaiju mockumentary film, Big Man Japan.

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Episode #50 – Lesson of the Evil (悪の教典)

Returning guest Jenn comes back for a chat about Takashi Miike’s 2012 thriller, Lesson of the Evil. Despite an interesting use of Die Moritat von Mackie Messer, it’s…

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