By Jasper Sharp. The Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (Eiren) has just released its annual overview of the financial facts, figures and trends for the Japanese film industry for last year. For filmo-watchers, the 2018 statistics yield few surprises, but still merit further contemplation.
We appreciate it’s been a little quiet from us to begin this year but fret not as there’s plenty in the works coming from us in 2019 – with details on what you can expect arriving next week, all going well. But today we’ve got some exciting news about a new title that we’ll be […]
By Jonathan Clements. Reading the contributor biographies for the collection Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture: From Crime-Fighting Robots to Duelling Pocket Monsters, one gets the sense that this book was put together by a bunch of young, ardent scholars determined to have some fun. I see a lot of PhD candidacies and associate […]
by Jeremy Clarke. Part relationship drama, part love story, part comedy, part science fiction, Before We Vanish is the latest movie by Japanese auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa to hit UK Blu-ray and may be his strangest ever film. This is saying a lot for a director whose filmography includes horror movies like Pulse (2001), ghost stories […]
It’s been a long time coming but we’re nearly at the point for a unique release that’s been in the works for a long time to be available to add to your collection. That being Pigtails and Other Short Films from Production I.G, a collection of short films from the world famous studio. Today we’re going […]