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DOG x POLICE: The K-9 Force (Review)

DOG x POLICE: The K-9 Force Review by David Cirone DOG x POLICE delivers heroic dogs and warm-fuzzy dog-human relationships — that’s no surprise, and you can guess what’s coming from the film’s poster starring Hayato Ichihara. The secret weapon here are the new-born puppies just minutes into the film. How can you resist? Beat …

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Yae no Sakura – Trailer (video)

NHK’s Taiga Drama Yae no Sakura, starring Haruka Ayase NHK website for Yae no Sakura

Bloody Monday – Episode 3 (Review)

BLOODY MONDAY Episode 3 Review by David Cirone SUMMARY Maya doesn’t buy Falcon’s story, and she pulls a gun on him. Before she can pull the trigger, she’s shot through the open window by a nearby THIRD-i sniper. Seems like Falcon pulled some cell-phone trickery to bring THIRD-i to the scene, and they take the …

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Bloody Monday – Episode 2 (Review)

BLOODY MONDAY Episode 2 Review by David Cirone SUMMARY The shopping mall gas bomb is revealed to be a fake, used to measure Third-i’s response tactics. To tighten the screws on Falcon even more, the terrorists kidnap Haruka (again), this time attaching her to another gas bomb. Could this one be the real thing? THIRD-i …

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Bloody Monday – Episode 1 (Review)

BLOODY MONDAY Episode 1 Review by David Cirone SUMMARY Bloody Monday wants to be 24 really, really badly. Fans of the Kiefer Sutherland’s thriller series will instantly recognize counter-terrorism unit THIRD-i’s split-level concrete and glass command center, the series’ slick production design, and yes– even a Janeane Garofalo look-alike. Just like 24, the plot is …

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Haruka Ayase – Nintendo 3DS (CM)

Top Japan actress Haruka Ayase in new commercial for Nintendo 3DS game system.

SHUFFLE (trailer)

Trailer for the DVD / BD release of SHUFFLE / シャッフル : Drama / thriller starring: Nobuaki Kaneko, from Buzzer Beat, Samurai High School, Risou no Musuko (Perfect Son), Hard Romanticker. Kento Kaku, from Paradise Kiss, Samurai High School, Young Black Jack Kenta Kamakari, from Prince of Tennis, Princess Princess D SHUFFLE Official Website

Japanese Salaryman NEO (trailer)

New trailer for Japanese Salaryman NEO (movie): Asian Wiki page for Japanese Salaryman NEO JETRO page for Japanese Salaryman NEO Japanese Salaryman NEO Official website (Japanese)