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

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)

“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)

House (Hausu) – a movie you shouldn’t see.

Or if you like really weird movies – maybe you should!

For me, it was a waste of time, and maybe that’s because I expected something scary but got totally SOMETHING ELSE that I don’t find words for to describe.

It was so surreal. I googled on Internet for a good Japanese horror movie and a person recommended this one. But is this really horror? I had a hard time to say if it was a horror movie, a comedy or just some kind of experimental stuff.

Ok, maybe it’s a question of generations. It’s an “old” movie, from 1977 to be exact.

A big scaaaaary mouth in the dark….

HAUSU

The plot:
Oshare (Gorgeous) was going to spend summer vacation with her father but decided to visit her aunt instead, since her father had met a new women she didn’t really like.
She brings several friends to her aunt who lives in the country. Her friends do all have certain qualities/interests that is insinuated via their names:
* Fanta who likes to take pictures, and daydreams a lot.
* KunFuu who has very good reflexes.
* Gari/Prof who is a major nerd
* Sweet who likes to clean.
* Mac (who eats a lot).
* Melody who is a musician.

Why do auntie have an eye-ball in her mouth…?

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You realize pretty fast that something is VERY fishy with this aunt, and one after one of the girls disappears. Heads are found in the well, fingers gets cut off by pianos and so on. The house is definitely a scary place and haunted and the aunt… well I won’t spoil it for you IN CASE you want to see this movie.

You don’t expect to fish up a head from the well…

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And you definitely don’t expect it to take a bite on your ass…

house-hausu-japanese-horror-movie

Why didn’t I like it?

Hm… because it wasn’t really scary. The comic aspects was too great. It was just… plain weird. In a bad way. I like weird. But this was poorly made if you ask me, and I know a lot of people won’t agree ’cause it IS a pretty well-known movie. People must like something about it. But for instance, the music was put very strangely in the movie, it didn’t “fit”. I had to check if I had another film running on my computer to make sure these sounds and tunes actually was a part of this movie.

The blood is orange in this movie.

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Well, I must search for a new GOOD Japanese movie… horror probably. So if you have any tip – don’t hesitate to tell me!

Hausu (1977) – IMDb

Here is the very first trailer to Kiki’s delivery service! (live action movie)

You know there’s a live action movie coming of Ghibli’s “Kiki’s delivery service!

And here is the very first trailer!