Posts Tagged ‘Aoi Nakamura’

MADE IN JAPAN: THE LADY SHOGUN AND HER MEN [OHOKU | 大奥]

2010/10/12

http://ohoku.jp/

A woman becoming shogun? Back in the day?? In Japan??? Yes. Thanks to an epidemic that erases large parts of the male population the gender roles are reversed with women dominating society soon thereafter. In between politics and the struggle of society a love story unfolds surrounding the new 8th Shogun, beautiful Yoshimune Tokugawa. The witty film is directed by Fuminori Kaneko and based on a manga (what else) by Fumi Yoshinaga, and stars Kazunari Ninomiya, Kou Shibasaki, Maki Horikita, Tadayoshi Okura, Aoi Nakamura, Hiroshi Tamaki, Mitsuko Baisho, Muga Takewaki, Emi Wakui, Sadao Abe and Kuranosuke Sasaki.

J.


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MADE IN JAPAN: BECK

2010/09/10

http://www.beck-movie.jp/

Japanese just love band / music dramas (so do we), so after the recent BANDAGE and SOLANIN here comes BECK, based on Harold Sakuishi’s manga. After her return from New York Maho Minami and her half-brother guitarist form a rock band that quickly grows a large fan base. But as usual, commercial interests destroy all art and the band gets caught up in conspiracies and other dramatic events, shortly before they are supposed to play their biggest gig ever.

BECK is directed by (surprise, no shit, no  TRICK) the great, the one and only Yukihiko Tsutsumi and stars Hiro Mizushima, Takeru Sato, kenta Kiritani, Shiori Kutsuna, Osamu Mukai, Aoi Nakamura, Takanori Takeyama, Sari Kurauchi, Yuta Furukawa and Naoto Takenaka.

J.