Today is the day!

Today is the release day of “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno”!

“Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika Hen”
Release date: August 1, 2014(Fri)

“Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu No Saigo Hen”
Release date: September 13, 2014(Saturday)
* 2 part film series, in nationwide first-run release

http://www.rurouni-kenshin.jp

Japanese football star Atsuto Uchida will voice act in Pokémon movie!

I’ve mentioned Atsuto Uchida before, since it’s World Cup and all…

Atsuto Uchida will make his voice acting debut in latest pokémon theatrical film movie “Pokémon the Movie XY: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction” that will have premiere on July 19th.

Uchida has been a fan of Pokémon since he was a child. He says that he always played soccer outside of the house and Pokémon games inside.

Uchida plays the role of a hotel porter whose appearance is inspired by Uchida and got the same name as Uchida’s nick-name in real life: “Usshii”.

Atsuto Uchida | Pokémon

Uchida says:
“With my personality, I usually don’t show many emotions on my face and have a hard time expressing myself with words, so it was hard working as a voice actor who has to put a lot of feeling into his voice. I played the Pokémon games with my friends a lot in elementary school, so I’m very happy to be able to appear in the movie. It would be nice if children who don’t know me the athlete Atsuto Uchida would remember me as Usshii. Please look forward to seeing me somewhere in the upcoming film!”

Atsuto Uchida | Pokémon

Aug 1st – RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO!

I’m watching the anime Rurouni Kenshin at the moment and have become very fond of it (will tell you more when I’m done).

So of course, I feel very eager to see this upcoming live action: RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO

How about you?

Well, first I’m gonna see the first movie… ^^

Romaji: Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Taika Hen
Japanese: るろうに剣心 京都大火編
Director: Keishi Ohtomo
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan


 

RUROUNI KENSHIN

RUROUNI KENSHIN

Plot

Kenshin Himura (Takeru Sato) goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara) who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.

Notes

  1. Based on popular manga series “Rurouni Kenshin” written & illustrated by Watsuki Nobuhiro (published in Weekly Shonen Jump from September 2, 1994 – November 4, 1999).
  2. Filming began July 1, 2013 and finished December 27, 2013. Filming took place in Ibaraki, Yamagata, Kumamoto, Shiga, Hyogo, Kyoto, Nagano, Tochigi, Chiba, Kanagawa and Tokyo, Japan. More than 5,000 extras were used for the film.
  3. Related titles:
    1. Rurouni Kenshin (2012)
    2. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno | Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Taika Hen (2014)
    3. Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends | Rurouni Kenshin Densetsu no Saigo Hen (2014)

Black Butler live action movie

Did you know that the popular manga/anime Black Butler has become a live action movie!

Black Butler anime

Yes, it have, and it will be released on DVD and Blue-ray on June 4th. :-)

The movie us directed by by Kentaro Otani of “NANA” and Keiichi Sato of “Tiger & Bunny.” Cast includes Hiro Mizushima as Sebastian Michaelis, Ayame Goriki as Shiori Genpo, and Yuka as Hanae Wakatsuki.

Read more about Black Butler here!

Black Butler live action movie

Black Butler live action movie

Hentai Kamen – a really weird Japanese movie

Yesterday I watched “Hentai Kamen” that a friend handed to me a while ago. And wow, I laughed so hard. This movie is truly fucked up. ^^

Hentai Kamen

The movie is based on a comedy manga series called “Kyūkyoku!! Hentai Kamen” (究極!!変態仮面?, lit. “Ultimate!! Pervert Mask”). The main character – Kyōsuke Shikijō – is a high school student who finds out that he gets super powers if he wears a pair of panties on his head. He becomes a masked super hero and fights for his school and for a girl – Aiko Himeno – that he falls in love with. Aiko falls in love with the perverted hero but have no clue that it’s Kyōsuke.

If you have a sick sense of humor and don’t mind blushing – watch this. ^^

Hentai Kamen

Thanks for the gift Mono Chrome!
Hentai Kamen at IMDb

Hentai Kamen

“Neko no ongaeshi” (The Cat Returns) review

I’ve just watched this Ghibli movie “Neko no ongaeshi” (The Cat Returns) from 2002.

The Cat Returns on Discshop.se

It is truly a “feel-good”-movie that left me with a warm and happy feeling afterwards. I recommend everyone to see it, especially if you like anime, Ghibli or have children. I’m sure children would love this movie as well as adults.

The plot was simple but imaginative. A young girl, Haru, saves a cat from being hit by a car and gets the shock of her life: the cat can stand straight like a human and talk.

After this, her lives turns into chaos when the cat’s father – who turns out to be the king in the Kingdom of cats – want to thank her in various crazy ways that unfortunately isn’t that useful in the world of humans. But worst of all, he kidnaps her and forces her to marry his son Lune, and Haru discovers that in the world of cats, she’s about to turn into one herself. Her friend, a cat she calls Baron, tells her to not forget herself and stay strong in whom she is, which seem to prevent her from a total transformation. I believe this is a message we all can embrace.

The movie has these simple elements of charm that is so typical Ghibli productions. It was funny and endearing and the characters felt real. It was not very long either – perfect for a cosy evening.

The Cat Returns on IMDb
The Cat Returns on Discshop.se

 The Cat Returns (2002)

 The Cat Returns (2002)