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Live Action Marebito Movies

Horror Month: Marebito

What’s a better way to kick off the start of October than a series of posts on Japanese horror?

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Live Action TV Dramas

Ouran High School Host Club (drama) Ep. 1: A little creepier

A bit of a belated post if only because there seems to be a dearth of anime this past week.

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Anime Arakawa Under the Bridge Series TV Dramas

The Normalization of Arakawa Under the Bridge

Well, what do you know — there’s a live drama adaptation of “Arakawa Under the Bridge.”

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Live Action Movies Tokyo Sonata

Tokyo Sonata


A 2008 film by Kurosawa Kiyoshi

I’ll never forget the first time I was evaluated in graduate school. I was told that I asked good questions, but I wasn’t as ready or prepared to give good answers. A lot of suburban family dramas are the same way.

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Documentary Japanese Society Live Action The Great Happiness Space

The Great Happiness Space


Issei and the title screen

“My dream is… to marry Issei.” — The girl in a white dress, a frequent customer of host clubs

Tonight, I watched a fascinating documentary about male hosts and the women who seek these men’s services. I provide excerpts as well as scant commentary in hopes that others will be interested in watching the documentary for themselves.