Tag: japan

L'arc~en~Ciel - Butterfly

The boys celebrate twenty years with album number 12.


We chat to the Tokyo foursome ahead of the release of their debut studio album in May.

Eden of the East: Movie 2 – Paradise Lost Review

One of the best anime series of recent years reaches its conclusion...

Aid for Japan - Zigfrid von Underbelly, Hoxton

TMF takes in an emotional evening as a wonderful selection of artists play for Japan's tsunami victims.

Eden of the East: Movie 1 - The King of Eden Review

The first of two movies to conclude one of the most original anime series in years...

Brother Review

There's bullets, blood, and battle, but also much beauty in Kitano's foray abroad, as Park Circus re-release the 2000 gangster movie on DVD.

RoboGeisha Review

Take Robocop, sprinkle in a little Geisha, and um...Mark Lee reviews this bizarre release.

Ju-On: White Ghost & Ju-On: Black Ghost Review

The Ju-on franchise is returned to the safety of Japanese hands in this strangely lo-fi dual release. Mark Lee reviews.

City of Life and Death Review

A powerful account of the Rape of Nanking, one of the worst atrocities of the Second World War.

Darker Than Black Vol. 1 & 2 Review

A post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller from Tensai Okamura bears more than a resemblance to Akira. Noel Megahey reviews Manga's DVD release of the first 10 episodes.

Purple Sunset Review

From the director of Gada Meilin, Feng Xiaoning throws together a Chinese prisoner, a Russian female soldier and a Japanese schoolgirl into another epic (anti-)war movie.

Gada Meilin Review

Feng Xiaoning's historical epic of a warrior leading a people's revolt against the Kuomintang and the invading Japanese forces may lack a big budget, but has plenty of action, adventure and romance.