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Extreme Job (2019) [Film Review]

Extreme Job; or, Fry Hard      What’s the point of working so hard if we can’t even eat properly? This time, I decided to watch an action…

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A2 (2001) [Documentary Review]

A2 (2001); or, Paradise Lost      I can’t express adequately what I want Aum to be, but I know I don’t like the way it is now. Three…

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Pure Japanese (2022) [Film Review]

Pure Japanese; or, Bilateral Frenzy      Raised right paws beckon fortune, raised left paws beckon people. Both paws raised means beckoning ...

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Tiger Cage 3 (1991) [Film Review]

Tiger Cage 3; or, Beware of Femme Fatale      What have I done? In this world, whoever gets the money also gets the power! The third part of...

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Tiger Cage 2 (1990) [Film Review]

Tiger Cage 2: or, Midnight Run      Do you even know where is the Caribbean Sea? Director Yuen Woo-ping continues his series of dynamic thri...

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A (1998) [Documentary Review]

A; or, In Sonshi We Trust      I want you to look at us closely. I want you to record us. We don't have a tradition of recording…

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[Editorials Update] January-June 2022

Hello and welcome. This is the first batch of 2022 editorials which I posted on my blog as well as other sites devoted to Asian cinema and d...

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Dr. Mack (1995) [Film Review]

Dr. Mack; or, Community Values      There is no completely rational and unselfish doctor because we are all human. Let me show you the way....

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August in the Water (1995) [Film Review]

August in the Water; or, Melancholic Blue      Sometimes I become uncertain if it was… real, dream or just memories, and whether I'm alive o...

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Rumble in the Bronx (1995) [Film Review]

Rumble in the Bronx; or, A Fish Out of Water      That’s my uncle’s car! Fresh after the success of Police Story 3: SuperCop (1992) and Pro...

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Memories (1995) [Anime Review]

Memories; or, Space Butterfly      Memories aren't an escape! I think it would be fitting to begin this review by stating that After Akira t...

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Samjin Company English Class (2020) [Film Review]

Samjin Company English Class; or, Girl Power!      Do you know why office workers can’t be detectives? We have neither time nor authority. I...

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A Confucian Confusion (1994) [Film Review]

A Confucian Confusion; or, The Way of a Copywriter      Don't you feel emotion is becoming dangerous nowadays? Emotion has only become an ex...

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Farewell My Concubine (1993) [Film Review]

Farewell My Concubine; or, The Hegemon-King Bids Farewell to His Concubine      I am by nature a boy… not a girl. Today’s review is somethin...

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Tiger Cage (1988) [Film Review]

Tiger Cage; or, Between a Rock and a Hard Place      We bachelors really envy your true feelings. You're lucky, you're quitting tomorrow. Ti...

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Zokki (2021) [Film Review]

Zokki; or, Too Many Secrets      Lately, I've been thinking. If a living creature loses what it keeps secret, maybe it can't go on living. O...

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Melancholic (2018) [Film Review]

Melancholic; or, The Bathhouse Job      Let me ask you this. A Tokyo University graduate has to work at a big company and become happy? The ...

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The Journalist (2022) [Drama Review]

The Journalist; or, Checks and Balances      After seeing how Ms Matsuda strives to give a voice to the voiceless no matter how difficult it...

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Onoda - 10,000 Nights in the Jungle [Film Review]

Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle; or, Lonely Warrior      They’d said, “We’ll come back for you.” I have been aware of the real life story...

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Mama wa Idol (1987) [Drama Review]

Mama wa Idol; or, Woman of the House      It’s tough being a mother! Well, I guess we could say that Miho Nakayama went meta way before John...

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SOS for Love- My Fave Tokusatsu Heroines [Editorial]

Welcome to a companion piece to my Valentine’s Day special post Too Hot to Handle- My Fave Tokusatsu Villainesses . Obviously, this time I a...

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Love and Leashes (2022) [Film Review]

Love and Leashes; or, In the Realm of Domination      I told you I don't think you're a pervert. Or maybe you are. Aren't we all somewhat pe...

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Hunting for Asian Movies and Dramas the Legal Way- Small Tips for Beginners [Editorial]

Allow me to begin this post with a bit of a ramble. Back in 2006, when I was still a teenager in junior high school, I saved up…

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Cube (2021) [Film Review]

Cube (2021); or, Running Scared      I see a sin in your eyes. My first encounter with the Cube franchise was not a positive one. Back in…

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Supermarket Woman (1996) [Film Review]

Supermarket Woman; or, Ideal Shop      You know, it’s the customers that make a supermarket. The egg incident taught me how scary that can b...

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Woman in Witness Protection (1997) [Film Review]

Woman in Witness Protection; or, See no Evil, Hear no Evil      It’s fine. It’s called acting. The late director Juzo Itami always crafted h...

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Crazy Thunder Road (1980) [Film Review]

Crazy Thunder Road; or, Falling Down      I founded the Maboroshi group eight years ago. Now I'm one of its seniors. You should know I'm on ...

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Too Hot to Handle- My Fave Tokusatsu Villainesses [Valentine's Day Special]

They are mean, they are bad to the bone, they want to rule the world, and they are ridiculously hot. Dear readers, in view of the fact that…

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All of Us Are Dead (2022) [Drama Review]

All of Us Are Dead; or, Too Cruel for School      Listen carefully. You know how to play tag, right? We're all hiding here to get away from…

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The Silent Sea (2021) [Drama Review]

The Silent Sea; or, 2021: A Lunar Odyssey      Not a damn thing works smoothly in this station. I have been looking forward to The Silent Se...

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Baan Muay Thai (2021) [Film Review]

Baan Muay Thai; or, The Measure of a Man      When I was 19, I could do anything. Hurt but no real problem. One or two days and…

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A Song I Remember (2011) [Film Review]

A Song I Remember; or, Polaroid Memories      Why do you take photos, Tsuyoshi? I like your pictures. Recently, I have noticed via Twitter a...

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250th Review: Hell’s Garden: Office Royale (2021) [Film Review]

Hell’s Garden: Office Royale; or, The Art of Delinquent War      Your problem is you don't know what you are missing. Dignity. Your fighting...

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Drive My Car (2021) [Movie Review]

Drive My Car; or, Depression: The Movie      I like that car. I can tell it’s been treated with care. That’s why I also want to drive it…

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Doctor X 7 (2021) [Drama Review]

Doctor X 7; or, Michiko to the Rescue      I can only save a patient who is in front of me. When I heard about the seventh series…

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Heroic Duo (2003) [Film Review]

Heroic Duo; or, Laiception      There are many doors to the human brain. If you know the code, you can open them and see the secrets inside....

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246 Reviews and Counting (Blog Update)

Welcome to the annual blog update. Another year is nearing its end and… I have to say that, in terms of personal stuff, 2021 has been even w...

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[Editorials Update] May-December 2021

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

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Asakusa Kid (2021) [Film Review]

Asakusa Kid; or, Make’em Laugh      Listen, Take. Don’t suck up to your audience. You tell them what’s funny. I have been waiting patiently ...

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House of Flying Daggers (2004) [Film Review]

House of Flying Daggers; or, Triangle Love Affair      I want the wind to stop and think . House of Flying Daggers is one of the few…

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The Sky Is Always Blue: Exploring Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Anti-War Trilogy [Editorial]

       We really fear another war might break out at any time. I have lived a life full of mistakes. I regret my mistakes, but I…

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Citizen Kitano (2020) [Documentary Review]

Citizen Kitano; or, A Tribute to the Auteur!      I intentionally shoot action to make the audience feel real pain. I have never and I will ...

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Joint Security Area (2000) [Film Review]

Joint Security Area; or, Incident at a Frontier      Three minutes into the war, both countries would be destroyed. Joint Security Area is ...

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Under The Open Sky (2021) [Film Review]

Under The Open Sky; or, Homecoming      We'll face our fate. But you still have this chance. You have to be patient out here. Patient with f...

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Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes (2021) [Film Review]

Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes; or, Time Is But a Window      That's exactly what happened! I became me and me. There was me and then me fu...

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Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers! (2007) [Film Review]

Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers!; or, National Lampoon’s Countryside      Greetings, I would like to introduce myself first. I'm Wago Sumi...

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The State of JAV Industry: Analysing The Naked Director Drama [Editorial]

Disclaimer : Although the article discusses a NSFW show, it does not contain any kind of NSFW images or videos. It is not the author’s inten...

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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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