I Am A Hero

I Am A Hero Japan (2015) Dir. Shinsuke Sato  Aside from the anime High School Of the Dead Japan’s take on the zombie flick has been esoteric at best, rarely resembling the approach we are used to seeing here in the west. In adapting the manga by Kengo Hanazawa, Shinsuke Sato makes a film that … Continue reading I Am A Hero

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)

HK: Forbidden Superhero

HK: Forbidden Superhero (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 106 minutes Back in 1992 everyone wondered what Meatloaf was referring to when he sang “I’d Do Anything For Love But I Won’t Do That” – this unashamedly whacky and deviant Japanese film may have supplied us with the answer. High school … Continue reading HK: Forbidden Superhero