Tag: japan

Now Streaming: CANNON BLASTERS, Jaunty Adventures in a Comic Wasteland

The anime series is a colorful blast of fresh air.

Japan Cuts 2019 Interview: HIS LOST NAME Director Hirose Nanako Uncovers Dark Truths

His Lost Name is the story of a young man whose mysterious presence in a small town engenders willing deceptions, and reveals uncomfortable truths.  At Japan Cuts 2019, director Hirose Nanako spoke exclusively with LMD about creating her first feature...

Notes on Streaming: KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC: SAINT SEIYA, Shout and Fight

The newest iteration of the long-established character is in 3D.

Notes on Streaming: The Day the Anime Died

At least 33 people died in a fire at Kyoto Animation Co. in Japan.

Japan Cuts 2019 Preview: Dance the Summer Away With Great New Films

"New York, New York, a helluva town!" So declare the lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, set to music by Leonard Bernstein, in On the Town (1944), and it applies equally well today to the city that will host...

Notes on Streaming: TO THE ABANDONED SACRED BEASTS, Of Blood and Monsters

Victory comes at a high price in the anime series.

Notes on Streaming: ASTRA LOST IN SPACE, Sci-Fi Winners

The anime series asks good questions in the context of fun adventures.

Notes on Streaming: VINLAND SAGA, Between Peace and Brutality

Anime series gets off to a strong start on Amazon Prime Video.

Exclusive SHE'S JUST A SHADOW Clip: Red, White, Blue, Bloody

In the USA, July 4 is known as Independence Day. As an alternative, She's Just a Shadow declares that it's Thursday. Bloody Thursday. With apologies to U2, and also to sincere people who will be blowing up stuff right good...

Notes on Streaming: 7SEEDS From Japan Asks, What Price Survival?

The anime series sets up a daunting task for survivors.

Notes on Streaming: FOREST OF PIANO, Playing Through Pain

A young boy from a rough background discovers the magic of music as a means of dealing with his miseries.

Friday One Sheet: SPIRITED AWAY in China

In light of most of Canada being on holiday this weekend, and America to follow shortly thereafter, today's column will be about a Chinese release of a Japanese film.  Nearly 20 years after its original release in Japan and to...

Notes on Streaming: KAKEGURUI, Compulsive Gambling in Japan

Do I feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?

WEATHERING WITH YOU Trailer: Japanese Followup to YOUR NAME

How do you follow a highly acclaimed, high-grossing film such as Your Name (2016) ? The answer by director and writer Shinkai Makoto will be unfurled in Japan very shortly: Weathering With You (天気の子 Tenki no Ko, literally "Child of...

Notes on Streaming: Japanese RIVER'S EDGE Walks in Despair

Misery loves company, evidently.

7 SEEDS Trailer Sows Post-Apocalyptic Troubles

Teens tangle with the unknown in new anime series from Gonzo and Netflix.

Notes on Streaming: REVISIONS From Japan, THE DEFECTED From Hong Kong

Plus: Action-comedy 'The Man Who Feels No Pain' arrives from India.

Udine 2019: STILL HUMAN Big Winner at 21st Far East Film Festival

Just 24 hours after receiving the Golden Mulberry for Outstanding Achievement Award, Hong Kong superstar Anthony Wong Chau Sang was gracing the stage at the Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine once again, where his new drama Still Human was awarded...

Notes on Streaming: RILAKKUMA AND KAORU From Japan, POSSESSION From Korea

Plus: Another Japanese show that's definitely not for me -- it's Netflix or bust this month!

Notes on Streaming: ULTRAMAN and TWILIGHT ZONE Return

Plus: Teasing Korean 'Persona.'