I mentioned last year really wanting to see the movie Hirune Hime (seems that the official English title is now Ancien and the Magic Tablet), and here’s a review of the film over at Time Out Tokyo. Considering that it’s directed by Kenji Kamiyama, who was behind Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East, two series I quite like, I’m definitely in for this.
I remember being interested in this People Make Places project when it first came out — but I wasn’t blogging at the time — and now I’m reminded of it thanks to this great big review for Time Out Tokyo (even better, it’s written by my old friend Sophie Knight).
I’ve mentioned in a few posts already that David was working on an exhaustive review of the complete Pizzicato Five discography, and it’s now ready. Head over to Neojaponisme for an intro post, and then check in throughout the week as he shares his reviews over 4 posts, each covering a particular era. The intro also goes ahead and gives you his top 5 P5 records — I’m sure mine would be similar, but I’d need to revisit their discography myself to make sure.
There are no two people I’d rather hear talk in English about Hideaki Anno’s Shin Godzilla than my buddies Patrick Macias and Matt Alt. Take a listen then to their review of the film, part of Patrick’s Hot Tears of Shame series. The film is set to open in the west later this year.