Kisaragi (JPN, 2007)

Kisaragi (JPN, 2007)

While browsing streaming sites on the net, I stumbled upon this movie on VIKI.com. Kisaragi is a movie about five Kisaragi Miki’s fans ~ a D-rated idol ~ who finally decided to meet and commemorate the first anniversary of her death. Hm, sounds quirky, eh? With the premise combined with casts like Shun Oguri and Teruyuki Kagawa, I decided to watch it. Here is my review.

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Ping Pong (JPN, 2002)

For these last few months, I can’t watch movie in front of my computer patiently without fast forwarding. However, this 2002 Japan sports movie succeed glue me to my seat and made me able to fight the urge to fast forwarding because, IMHO, the movie has a unique way to make us wonder, what will happen to both of the main characters. And, what is the name of the movie? Simple: Ping Pong.

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Way of Blue Sky (JPN, 2005)

Way of Blue Sky (JPN, 2005)

Hi, everyone. Dhitzunako is back in reviewing eiga (japan movies). ^^ As part of my participation in World Cinema Series (my apologize to Caroline, sorry for being late in posting 🙂 ), I’d like to take you to Japan, where slice-of-life teen movies are common. One of them is Way of Blue Sky. Let’s check it out.

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Kimi no Tomodachi (JPN, 2008)

Kimi no Tomodachi (JPN, 2008)

Finally, my treasure hunting ended up few weeks ago after some searching here and there. ^^ Yay! I’ve finished watching Kimi no Tomodachi a.k.a. Your Friends (a.k.a Kimi’s Friends, which is, IMHO, a false translation over the net) and am satisfied. If you’re tired of cheesy love story, massive brutal action scenes, excessive lusts that confuse us to what love is… well, this movie might be the one to fresh up your mind.

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Ikigami (JPN, 2008)

Ikigami (JPN, 2008)

Ada-ada saja ide imajinasi mangaka dan pengarang Jepang akan pemerintah/negaranya. Tapi, ide-ide nyeleneh ini mampu mereka tuangkan dalam manga/novel yang mampu menggugah sisi kemanusiaan kita. Masih ingat dengan novel dan film Battle Royale yang mengisahkan sebuah undang-undang Battle Royale Act? Undang-undang yang kemudian memaksa  anak-anak SMP yang saling membunuh untuk mempertahankan hidup? Kalau masih ingat, tema akan sikap apatis pemerintah akan anak muda di era yang -untungnya- imajinatif tersebut, ternyata kembali diangkat menjadi manga oleh Mase Motoro dengan judul Ikigami (Death Notice) yang kemudian diangkat menjadi film oleh Tomoyuki Takimoto.

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