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Shin Godzilla (2016) [Tokusatsu Review]

Shin Godzilla; or, You Can (Not) Remake      Man is more frightening than Godzilla. It has been 5 years since the release of Shin Gojira , T...

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Godzilla Singular Point (2021) [Anime Review]

Godzilla Singular Point; or, Kaiju;Gate      It’s about exploring the structure of the universe. In order to truly understand the world, we ...

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Cure (1997) [Film Review]

Cure; or, The Ultimate Treatment      Doctor, can I tell you something? All the things that used to be inside me… now they’re all outside. S...

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2LDK (2003) [Film Review]

2LDK; or, Deadly Ambitions      You know, my room gets more sunlight and has a better view. You really don’t mind? Whenever I see the name o...

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Noroi: The Curse (2005) [Film Review]

Noroi: The Curse: or, Into the Twilight Zone      I want the truth. No matter how terrifying I want the truth. ~ Masafumi Kobayashi When I t...

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Pulse (2001) [Film Review]

Pulse: or, Nowhere to Run      In 10 years, or at least while we're still alive, they'll invent a drug that prevents death. Then, we could l...

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Ichi (2008) [Film Review] RAW

Ichi; or, The Tale of Female Warrior      Those who cannot see... do not know where the boundaries are. We can't see boundaries, like wheth...

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Boiling Point (1990) [Film Review]

Boiling Point; or, It’s not a Home Run      Playing is such a dusty place… What a bunch of idiots! Boiling Point marks Takeshi Kitano’s se...

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A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991) [Film Review]

A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991); or, Heavenly Dilemma      Why are you telling me your name? I won't be visiting you, and you won't be …

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Kaito Ruby (1988) [Film Review]

Kaito Ruby; or, Partners in Crime      I don't know if you're a fool or just a plain good guy. I have already written this on MDL,…

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Gundress (1999) [Anime Review]

Gundress; or, Mecha Charlie’s Angels      I lived according to your word. You were everything to me.Your eyes were like those of… a stray ...

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New Police Story (2004) [Film Review]

New Police Story: or, The Long Arm of the Law      There are so many great things waiting for you. Forget the past, turn your pain into your...

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A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990) [Film Review]

A Chinese Ghost Story II; or, To Hell and Back Again      Mortals are forgetful. Good deeds fade like the wind. No matter what you've done, ...

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Black Magic M-66 (1987) [OVA Review]

Black Magic M-66; or, Do Androids Dream of Electric Granddaughters?      In all honesty, I don't know if any of this really happened. It's...

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April Story (1998) [Film Review]

April Story; or, My Dearest Senpai      When I made it into university, Moriyama, my home-room teacher congratulated me, saying "It was a mi...

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The Naked Director (2019-2021) [Drama Review]

The Naked Director; or, The World is Yours      People have seen my asshole, but I’m not embarrassed. To be human is to live as who…

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Game of Death II (1981) [Film Review]

Game of Death II; or, The Towers of Silence      Dear Bobby, how are you? I was hoping to see you, but you were out. Sorry I…

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Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999) [Tokusatsu Review]

Godzilla 2000: Millennium; or, To the Future and Beyond      Biologically, Godzilla is a very special existence. It's full of unimaginable ...

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Tezuka's Barbara (2020) [Film Review]

Tezuka’s Barbara; or, Deadly Temptation      A woman like the city's excrement from the millions of people that it consumed and digested. Th...

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Kamikaze Taxi (1995) [Film Review]

Kamikaze Taxi; or, The Winds of the Andes      I heard music. Not Japanese pop. Not heavy metal either. It was music. I just felt he and I…

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Made in Hong Kong (1997) [Film Review]

Made in Hong Kong; or, The Days of Being Dangerous      Mom was right when she said that everything is predestined. Ever since Sylvester pic...

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True Bromance: Chivalry, Honour, and Violence in John Woo's Movies [Editorial]

Disclaimer: The following article contains spoilers for movies A Better Tomorrow (1986), A Better Tomorrow II (1987), The Killer (1989)...

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The Killer (1989) [Film Review]

The Killer; or, Tomorrow Never Came      In this world, not everybody is untrustworthy. Just how awesome is John Woo? The director is obvio...

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One Cut of the Dead in Hollywood (2019) [ Film Review]

One Cut of the Dead in Hollywood; or, Don’t Stop the Camera "Hollywood Daisakusen"!      I want you to come with me. I want you with me in…

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Space Battleship Yamato (2010) [Film Review]

Space Battleship Yamato; or, The Stars My Destination      Even a single gleam in the dark, even the slightest chance… let us use that as a ...

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Ace Attorney (2012) [Film Review]

Ace Attorney; or, Justice for All      Stop being so cocky. You've only been to court twice, and you're still a rookie. If I wanted an…

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The Family Game (1983) [Film Review]

The Family Game; or, Keeping Up with the Numatas      Why do we have to sacrifice so much for the sake of our children? Yoshimitsu Morita’s...

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[Editorials Update] January-April 2021

This is the first batch of 2021 editorials which I posted on my blog as well as other sites devoted to Asian cinema and dramas. As I…

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Psychokinesis (2018) [Film Review]

Psychokinesis; or, IronDad      I just want to have the ability to be a father. However, the heavens gave me something different. After the...

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Airport 2013 [Film Review]

Airport 2013; or, Mind Your Business!      Everyone has their own secrets. Is there someone who doesn't have one in this world? But, They ...

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The Confidence Man JP: Princess (2020) [Film Review]

The Confidence Man JP: Princess; or, Anything Goes in Malaysia      What you see isn’t always real. What’s real? What’s fake? Was Princess ...

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The Confidence Man JP: The Movie (2019) [Film Review]

The Confidence Man JP: The Movie; To Live and Die in Hong Kong      What you see may not be reality. What is real and what is…

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The Sounds of Awe and Terror: Revisiting the Music of Godzilla [Part 5- American Reinventions]

       I hope that my message to Godzilla fans is something that is stated overtly through the score that I created. And that message is…

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[Important Announcement!] Blog's New Delivery Service

Dear Subscribers of Watching Asia Blog, If you are reading this, then it means that I have abandoned a feed delivery service known as "Feedb...

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The Quiet Family (1998) [Film Review]

The Quiet Family; or, Lonely Lodge      Did I tell you about Chul-ki? He was so good at digging that if you gave him a…

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Tengoku to Jigoku: Psychona futari (2021) [Drama Review]

Tengoku to Jigoku: Psychona futari; or, Knowing Me, Knowing You      This was supposed to be me. I hunted him down, handcuffed him. I was ...

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One Cut of the Dead (2017) [Film Review]

One Cut of the Dead; or, Don’t Stop the Camera!      This is filmmaking! True filmmaking! Look! There's no fiction, no lies. This is reality...

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The Sounds of Awe and Terror: Revisiting the Music of Godzilla [Part 3- The Millennium Era]

       No matter what type of music, I always want to create music that would touch the heart of people. I do the orchestration and…

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The Confidence Man JP (2018) [Drama Review]

The Confidence Man JP; or, The Ultimate Sting      What you see may not be reality. What is real and what is fake? Did Beethoven really…

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The Sounds of Awe and Terror: Revisiting the Music of Godzilla [Part 2- The Heisei Era]

       When Godzilla was born, a phase of my life began. Now Godzilla is gone, and that phase is over. It was very emotional . …

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