Shinobi – Heart Under Blade

Other title: Kouga Ninpouchou Basilisk – The Live-Action I decided to watch this as it was recommended by a male colleague. As always, I did not have a high expectation, but he was very sure I would like the movie as he did. This movie stars Nakama Yukie of Gokusen as Oboro and Odagiri Joe as Gennosuke, I don’t believe I have seen any of his works before. Acting here was great, all the cast did well and the fight scenes were awesome (though honestly I hoped for more). It’s close to those Chinese movies were they have great fight scenes, of … Continue reading Shinobi – Heart Under Blade

Akko’s Secret

Movie: Akko’s Secret Romaji: Eiga Himitsu no Akko-chan Japanese: ひみつのアッコちゃん   A story that revolves around make-ups / cosmetics and magic. I really don’t know how I’d feel when I started watching this movie. Until now, that I finished it already, I’m still unsure how I’m supposed to feel.   Since it’s a fantasy themed movie, I decided not to expect too much as I have never seen a Japanese movie before that has the same theme, or have I? (I believe I don’t, but I’ll check my list again later to be sure.)  Yep, I have never seen something like … Continue reading Akko’s Secret


Original Title: L♥DK English Title: L♥DK, Love Cohabitation Roomaji:  Rinkyo Dōkyo, ラブ同居     I don’t know if I liked Kento’s role here, though it has been the same as the other roles he’s done in the past, he smiles more here (YAY!) but he’s more aggressive. Too aggressive. WHO THE HECK PUSHES A GIRL TO ROLL OVER A HILL AND JUST LAUGH ABOUT IT AFTER?!   This is a Gouriki Ayame and Yamazaki Kento love team, I would have preferred if this is another Kiritani Mirei and Yamazaki Kento team up (they have such a good chemistry, see: A Girl & Three Sweethearts). … Continue reading L♥DK


English Title: Love and Honor Nihongo title: 武士の一分(いちぶん) Roomaji: Bushi No Ichibun   Takuya Kimura’s role in Love and Honor is a lot different than all the other characters he has portrayed in the past. Even with Oda Nobunaga, being a historical drama is the only comparison they have.  As usual, he did a very great job giving life to this role. This, probably, is the most challenging role for him. A blind samurai. I also want to commend Kayo played by Dan Rei, the wife, she acted very well. Well, every actor did a great job. Here they showed a … Continue reading LOVE AND HONOR