Asia in my early twenties — very nice. Spirited Away is my favorite animated film ever. It is a bittersweet story that will have you cheering the samurai all the way. We hope you enjoy the movie recommendations above. Thank you for the list of more Japanese movies.
There is just so much development going on right now. The film is about two teenage girls, Kayako Kirishima and Masami Endō, who find their friendship turning into something more Cast Mikako Ichikawa as Kayako Kirishima Manami Konishi as Masami Endō Asami Imajuku as Mieko Nakano Ayano Nakamura as Chika Watanabe Yōko Hirayama as Sumida Emiko Ayaka Ota as Ayana Murai Sosuke Takaoka as Mizuuchi Manabu Tasuku Amagishi as Atsushi Kirishima Jun Murakami as older man. Planning to invite some friends over? Of course, these things are now part of the Japanese culture, and are important too I like anime, too! I want to add that my first comment has not to be intended as a critic for the specific movies listed in this post! In both narratives, school-age children and young adults fight to the death, leaving only one to be crowned the winner. Have you heard of Kamome shoduko by Naoko Ogigami? Now, you just have to pin down a few dates for the movie nights. Thank you Reese for putting this website together! Hi Christina — I wish you luck in finding the movies too. Unsurprisingly, the Japanese movie is bloodier than the first Hunger Games film.
Impressively, Ring makes you both want to watch more films and never want to watch a film again. You will learn about the world of our canine friends and how they work with people who need them. Owing to prejudices against those who handle the dead, it initially struggled to find a Japanese distributor, but eventually won international recognition. We have all Miyazaki films, but we need more! Ajin are considered dangerous by humans. As usual, I am really sad when I read such kind of lists. You are right about your observation. If you are new to Japanese films, this is a great place to start.
What better way to immerse yourself in Japanese culture aside from its tantalizing food? A poetic tribute to the traditional brew and pride of Japan, The Birth of Sake also opens up the whole conversation of an endangered way of life that is prevalent in our ever-changing technology driven world. My daughter just returned back to Finland from her exchange year in Hiroshima. You will be taken by this genuine documentary. Many of us can relate to the subjects of the film explores — our very own existence, the establishments, family life and the verity of humanity. Although now also young Japanese people do not know him, Yasujirō Ozu is considered by scholars and critics the most important Japanese director together with Akira Kurosawa.
There, he is held in custody and undergoes painful experiments. Hey, variety is the spice of life, yes? The events of the widely documented Sugamo child abandonment case were dramatized by director Hirokazu Kore-eda in. There is a profound quiet power that exudes the nature of honor. Japanese culture, traditions, aesthetics, and art is not only cute anime or cheap melodramatic stories. Zmovies is not responsible for the copyright, accuracy, compliance, legality, decency. The children, aged between 5 and 12 in the film, cannot go outside or be seen by outsiders, so they learn to rely upon each other for their survival. This is one of the most affecting Japanese movies of the century so far.
But traditional Japanese aesthetics and culture is too beautiful and complex to be forgotten. The man initially resisted the idea of having a guide dog and the outside world, but eventually he was able to open his mind and learned to be accepting of others and the loyal guide dog who stood by him. Hope I can find them in the local library. I think Kabei is also a love story of family and it gives a wonderful insight into the Japanese culture during the time. They were all amazing, and I could even put in Summer Wars! Nami is the one that put everything on the website together. We featured some of the classic films in our previous post, so hopefully some readers will check them out. Any Ozu film is a must for a top 10 list, in my view.
Quite a contrast to Minnesota I would imagine, both culturally and weather wise?!. And of course dreaming of another trip to Japan to hike mountain trails and eat her favorite street food Okonomiyaki. Together they begin a high flying adventure in a search for a legendary floating castle, a site of a lost civilization promising riches and power. Essentially a romance drama, you can expect a mix of food scenes, gorgeous costumes and production design. It was a landmark in Japanese cinema. Extra special thanks to caramel1121.
Ajin Demi-Human Trailer - 2017 Japanese Live Action Anime Movie Adaptation Subscribe for more: About the Ajin 2017 Movie Adaptation Kei Nagai Takeru Satoh dies in a car accident, but his body is recovered and he is revived. Hugely influential, it popularised the now commonplace plot device of gathering a group of heroes or anti-heroes into a team to accomplish a goal. The Secret World of Arrietty will touch the heartstrings and imagination of children and adults alike. It is a tale of open-heartedness, endearment, courage and friendship in an extraordinary adventure where the two different worlds collide. Kurosawa has so many more great films than just Ikuro, but how about Seven Samurai? Like you, we sure hope that movies with more profound or traditional themes will continue to get appreciated.
It tells the struggles of an ordinary Japanese family through the perspective of a mother during wartime Japan. Kei as an Ajin is found by the government and sent to a research facility. I would like to suggest Fuon The Crying Wind , an old movie that is shot on location in Okinawa and was based on award-winning book. Our family of four will be travelling to Japan this summer, and we want to find out more about the culture before we go — watching some of these movies will certainly help enlighten us, while at the same time provide some enjoyable family entertainment. I would add a few of my own favorites to this list.