Japanese language movies

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Princess Mononoke - (1997 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119698/
https://www.ghibli.jp/works/mononoke/
was movies.disney.com/princess-mononoke (purged)

Servants of the emperor wage war with ancient gods to dominate the land for iron, forcing innocents into the crossfire, but a prince of a lost tribe adventures to save himself and the land from the resulting curse.

Throughout the movie, there are men used as comedic relief and women as brave and smart.



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I Am a Hero - (2015 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3775202/
https://avex.jp/iamahero/
https://www.toho.co.jp/movie/lineup/iamahero-movie.html/

A zombie apocalypse fells Japan and it's up to an almost-NEET everyman to mostly save a couple of people.

A straightforward and largely unsurprising movie; fine for wasting some time.



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Unforgiven - (2013 movie) poster .jap

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2347134/
https://warnerbros.co.jp/home_entertainment/detail.php?title_id=3946/

A whore gets her face cut up, and a bounty is put on the heads of the two responsible.

Boring as hell; I couldn't get into it.



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Inuyashiki - (2018 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://web.archive.org/web/20180717220426/http://inuyashiki-movie.com/sp/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6340500/

Two people are struck in an intergalactic car accident, then stitched back together using a war machine template.

Inspired by Inuyashiki

See also:



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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4433646/

Criminals are sent to Mars to fight super-cockroaches.

Oh my god this is so Japanese and so bad. I couldn't finish it..

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Children Who Chase Lost Voices - (2011 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1839494/
(archive of Japanese website)

A traumatized girl turns to hording in a secret hideout, but when she eats spoiled food she lapses into a hallucinatory coma.

Within this popcorn movie is a very adult theme.

  • aka 星を追う子ども

    • Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo
    • "Children Who Chase Stars"
  • aka Journey to Agartha



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Andromedia - (1998 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303658/

A girl is digitized, becoming a valuable commodity for people seeking power and immortality.

This might be interesting for fans of science fiction history, but it's dumb in too many places for me to enjoy it.

If you end up watching this, here are my edited Andromedia subtitles.



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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0347246/
http://www.production-ig.com/contents/works_sp/01_/index.html

coming later

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Ghost in the Shell - (2017 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219827/
https://ghostintheshell.tumblr.com/

A special agent combat-cyborg pursues a cyber criminal who comes to have a special interest in her.

Although I like it, I suspect it's because I like the original so much and I can't be unbiased. I also think Scarlett is hot.

I became even more interested in seeing this movie in light of the incorrectly-supposed-whitewashing of the lead character. Antisocial injustice is actually pretty good at recommending things.



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Versus - (2000 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275773/
movie.softgarage.com/versus/ (not archived)

In a forest where any who die rise as zombies, an escaped convict does something something.

I got 1/3 in and got bored. It's too over-the-top.



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