Bright Future (Akarui mirai)

Bright Future (Akarui mirai) Japan (2002) Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa Only in Japan could a jellyfish be a symbol for a disenchanted young man to find his place in the world. Although this is a work from Kiyoshi Kurosawa and he is at his most obtuse with this slow, brooding arthouse drama. Yuji Nimura (Joe Odagiri) … Continue reading Bright Future (Akarui mirai)

Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime)

Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime) Japan (2014) Dir. Taisuke Kawamura Getting the live action treatment this time is Princess Jellyfish, a quirky cult anime series that in reality shouldn’t work outside of the animated medium, due to its eccentric characters - especially as film makers have an annoying habit of altering the material to suit themselves, often … Continue reading Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime)

Princess Jellyfish Complete Collection

Princess Jellyfish Complete Collection (Cert 12) 3 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment/Kaze UK) Running time: 241 minutes approx. Tsukimi Kurashita is an 18 year-old girl living in Tokyo with dreams of becoming an illustrator and is obsessed with jellyfish, ever since she saw some during a visit to an aquarium as a child with her late … Continue reading Princess Jellyfish Complete Collection