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The top podcast for discussion of Japanese movies.

The top podcast for discussion of Japanese movies.
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Japan

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The top podcast for discussion of Japanese movies.

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@japanonfilm

Language:

English


Episodes

Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (子連れ狼:子を貸し腕貸しつかまつる)

4/22/2019
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In light of Kazuo Koike’s recent passing, the film I’ve chosen for this episode is an adaptation of his most famous creation—Lone Wolf and Cub. Released in 1972 and starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance was the first of six films based on Koike’s manga. It’s the story of a former shogunate executioner framed for treason who must become an assassin for hire, accompanied by his young son.

Duration:00:30:28

The Snow White Murder Case (白ゆき姫殺人事件)

4/14/2019
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In another episode documenting movies based on the novels of Kanae Minato, I watched Yoshihiro Nakamura’s 2014 film, The Snow White Murder Case. When a beautiful young woman is killed in a brutal fashion, all signs point to a jealous co-worker. But as always in one of Minato’s thrillers, there’s more to the story…

Duration:00:37:02

Confessions (告白)

4/7/2019
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Tetsuya Nakashima was mostly known as a comedy director, but in 2010 he made his debut into the world of thrillers with Confessions. Based on the book of the same name by Kanae Minato, Confessions is a chilling tale of a teacher seeking revenge for the death of her daughter. Discover more about it in this episode!

Duration:00:29:48

Audition (オーディション)

3/24/2019
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After two ligher episodes, we take a turn towards the darker side of Japanese cinema by having a look at Takashi Miike’s world-famous horror film, Audition! When a widower decides to remarry, he opts for an audition to find the perfect wife. What he gets is something very different…

Duration:00:29:32

Initiation Love (イニシエーション・ラブ)

3/17/2019
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Set in 1987, Initiation Love focuses on the struggles a young company employee has when he starts a new job and maintaining a long-distance relationship. Marketed on the basis of a massive twist, was that twist worth it? Find out in the latest episode!

Duration:00:33:43

Train Man (電車男)

3/10/2019
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Based on a possibly true story, this week we look at 2005's Train Man. Can a geek with no style or social skills win over the love of a beautiful woman with the help of the Internet, or is he just making it all up?

Duration:00:24:49

Shoplifters (万引き家族)

3/2/2019
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Hirokazu Kore-eda's 2018 film, Shoplifters, has received near-universal critical acclaim across the globe. Find out why so many are responding to it, what it says about poverty in Japan, and why Japanese conservatives have been angered by the movie.

Duration:00:28:33

Kamikaze Girls (下妻物語)

2/17/2019
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Momoko is a selfish lolita obsessed with the Rococo era. Ichiko is a is a gruff, tough yanki biker girl with a penchant for spitting and head-butting. Enter a world of biker legends and frilly dresses in Tetsuya Nakashima's Kamikaze Girls!

Duration:00:31:32

Yojimbo (用心棒)

2/17/2019
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Travel back to 1860 Japan and experience Akira Kurosawa’s samurai masterpiece, Yojimbo. When a wandering ronin comes across a town caught in the middle of a gang war, he decides to stay and play both sides off each other.

Duration:00:22:05

Introduction (自己紹介)

2/17/2019
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Introduction and background about the Japan On Film podcast.

Duration:00:07:53