DramaMaxDave

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Date registered: November 23, 2012

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  1. Terrace House – Season 1 (Series Review) — January 31, 2017
  2. Hanzawa Naoki – Episode 3 (Review) — October 9, 2016
  3. Kasha (Review) — October 7, 2016
  4. Hanzawa Naoki – Episode 2 (Review) — September 8, 2016
  5. Hibana (Spark) (Series Review) — September 3, 2016

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  1. Shazai no Ousama (The Apology King) (Review) — 1 comment

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Jul 23 2016

FUNimation reveals trailer for Rurouni Kenshin Trilogy

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FUNimation has revealed the trailer for the U.S. release of the popular Rurouni Kenshin film trilogy starring Takeru Sato, Emi Takei, Munetaka Aoki, and Yu Aoi. The films will screen in select theaters nationwide with a home video release to follow. Rurouni Kenshin: Origins – August 8, 9 & 10 Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno – …

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Apr 22 2016

Sadako vs. Kayako (Trailer)

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Kadokawa Films has revealed the trailer for the upcoming ghost-on-ghost-battle, Sadako vs. Kayako. Japanese horror buffs are bound to lose their minds just hearing the concept alone: the ghost of The Ring (Ringu) vs. the ghost of The Grudge (Ju-on). The modern geek equivalent of Godzilla vs King Kong…? Maybe. The film’s producers are encouraging …

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Apr 12 2016

Hibana (Spark) (trailer)

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Preview trailer for the upcoming Netflix / Yoshimoto Kogyo series Hibana (Spark), based on the Akutagawa Prize-winning novel by comedian Naoki Matayoshi. The series stars Kento Hayashi and Kazuki Namioka.

Feb 15 2016

Atelier (Series Review)

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Atelier Series Review by David Cirone Netflix Japan’s premiere original series Atelier (titled “Underwear” for its Japanese release) is an infuriatingly weak attempt to showcase the provocative world of lingerie. Cardboard characters, illogical plot twists, and episode-after-episode of junior-high-school idealistic speeches made this series a real challenge to finish. In truth, the story is over …

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Dec 06 2015

Flying Colors (Film Review)

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Flying Colors Review by David Cirone The magic of Flying Colors is also its weakness. You know what you’re getting from the very first moments — it’s the kind of feel-good, predictable fast-food film that modern Japanese cinema and film excel at. It’s the strength of the actors and the simplicity of execution that make …

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Nov 19 2015

Hanzawa Naoki – Trailer (video)

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TBS Global has posted an English-subtitled trailer for the popular drama series Hanzawa Naoki (using the western version of the lead character’s name, given name first). The drama scored a ratings record for its thrilling final episode, and won several Japanese awards: Best Drama (Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix), Best Director for Katsuo Fukuzawa (Television …

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Oct 30 2015

Flying Colors – Trailer (video)

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English-subtitled trailer for Japanese comedy/drama Flying Colors, starring Kasumi Arimura. From TBS Global: Dyed-blonde student failure Sayaka mistakes a historical figure for a schoolyard insult, doesn’t know north from south, or even that the earth is round. In her second year of high school, her academic ability is equivalent to that of a fourth-year elementary …

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Sep 22 2015

Outrage (Film Review)

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Outrage Review by David Cirone In Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage, violence comes suddenly and at full force, often preceded by brief, polite conversation. A successful character study disguised as a standard yakuza crime drama, Kitano returns to the his signature gangster genre (there’s a ten-year gap between this release and 2000’s Brother), stacking the film with …

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