Category Film

The Japan Times: Star Wars Fandom in Japan

It’s become a bit of trivia among “Star Wars” fans that creator George Lucas allegedly took inspiration from both the term jidai geki (historical drama) when creating the word “jedi” and Akira Kurosawa’s film “The Hidden Fortress.” Those aren’t the only Japanese references in the series; from Darth Vader’syoroi-inspired helmet to Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Toshiro Mifune-esque […]

The Japan Times: “We Are Perfume — World Tour 3rd Document” Review

On the other hand, the film finds the trio during their downtime at the Merlion in Singapore, ordering at In-N-Out Burger in Los Angeles and shopping at Uniqlo in New York. This overseas aspect seems overtly tailor-made for a Japanese audience — at times I wondered if the film was just a glorified kaigai(overseas) photo […]

The Japan Times: Ant-Man and the Future of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

Have you noticed there’s been a lot of comic book-based movies lately? The idea of plotting to take over the world isn’t an unusual one for a comic, so it makes sense that Marvel Studios has been slowly conquering the film industry for the past eight years. Read the full article at The Japan Times.