Posts Tagged ‘Sansei Shiomi’

MADE IN JAPAN: FIREWORKS FROM THE HEART [ONIICHAN NO HANABI | おにいちゃんのハナビ]

2010/10/12

http://hanabi-ani.jp/

Here’s what looks like Iwai’s FIREWORKS remade: FIREWORKS FROM THE HEART tells the story of a high school student coming home from hospital on the day of the Katakai Fireworks Festival. She has been treated for Leukemia, and returns home only to find out that her brother Taro has become an outsider, living in his own world. Despite her own problems, Hana is determined to make him open up to the world again. FIREWORKS FROM THE HEART is directed by Masahiro Kunimoto, and stars Kengo Kora, Mitsuki Tanimura, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Saori Koide, Hiroyuki Onoue, Rei Okamoto, Ryuta Sato, Kuranosuke Sasaki and Sansei Shiomi.

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MADE IN JAPAN: VILLAIN [AKUNIN | 悪人]

2010/09/22

http://www.akunin.jp/

VILLAIN tells a twisted tale of love and murder, with the anti-hero Yuichi being both, Jekyll & Hyde, the killer and the lover, who tries to escape from it all with his new date Mitsuyo. But with the police on his tail and no future in sight everything gears towards an unhappy ending.

The unusual story may very well be another man-on-the-run sleeper-hit from Japan – directed and co-written by Sang Il Lee, and starring Satoshi Tsumabuki, Eri Fukatsu, Masaki Okada, Hikari Mitsushima, Sansei Shiomi, Mansaku Ikeuchi, Ken Mitsuishi, Kimiko Yo, Hisashi Igawa, Suzuki Matsuo, Kinuo Yamada and Akira Emoto.

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