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Jester
Posted: Apr 22, 2008 5:50 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 27 Feb 2006 Posts: 844 Location: Canada
Has anyone seen Heavenly Forest? I stumbled upon it look up Ai-chin on youtube and it looks right up my alley.
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Apr 25, 2008 1:46 am Reply with quote
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^ I would highly recommend it if you are a Aoi Miyazaki fan or a "junai" (pure love) fan.

If you've ever watched Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu you will love this film since it too is based on a book by the same author of Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu (that being Takuji Ichikawa) as well. Aio Miyazaki and Tamaki Hiroshi put on an excellent performance and the move was executed quite well.

To be fair, I am a bit biased since it is my favorite film but I'd give it a shot.
 
akuma_tsubasa
Posted: Sep 10, 2008 7:45 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 13 Aug 2008 Posts: 187 Location: NyAPPY! LOVE~WorLd
Taiyou no uta (YUI <333) Love
NANA
L Changed the WorLd
Death Note 1 and 2
Tada,Kimi wo aishiteru (heavenly forest)
Closed Note
Tokyo Friends
Lovely Complex
Kamikaze Girls
Battle Royale
CROWS ZERO
g@me
Virgin Snow
Last Quarter
Moon Child
Sugar&Spice
Honey&Clover
machine girl
 
ketsuko
Posted: Oct 13, 2008 8:37 am Reply with quote
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犬と私の10の約束
10 promises to my dog
 
serenewaltz
Posted: Oct 15, 2008 8:31 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 15 Oct 2008 Posts: 2
I strongly recommend Gokusen series. Boogie I really love this series because I learned a lot of moral from this series. Another reason would be because I am still a student, so this series gave me encouragement. Giggle
 
hitomi #1
Posted: Feb 18, 2009 8:31 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 17 Feb 2009 Posts: 1933 Location: On Ai's speed dial!
Great choices akuma_tsubasa. Nod I really like Meiko Kaji, Love actress from the 1970's, pick up any movie you see from her. Other good movies:
9 Souls
Poppoya
Who's Camus anyway
Versus
Install
Ping Pong
Taste of Tea

there are just so many!
 
Koda
Posted: Feb 28, 2009 12:53 pm Reply with quote
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ketsuko wrote:
犬と私の10の約束
10 promises to my dog


I have to agree...that movie made me bawl like a baby Tongue

I would suggest Koizora ... especially if you like an angsty love story. Also, L -Change the World- ... I don't like DEATH NOTE a lot but that movie was great. Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru as well...I really love melodramas Tongue
 
hanako
Posted: Jul 05, 2009 11:43 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 17 Aug 2008 Posts: 18
willby wrote:
For contemporary cinema, you *have* too see following movies:

Tokyo.sora
Noboby knows
All about lily chou-chou

an the best japanese movie ever:

su-ki-da

Remember that these movies are top notch *arthouse* movies, so some people might not like it. But when you love cinema, you really won't regret seeing these films Wink


su-ki-da is a wonderful movie. the acting was superbly done by all the actors. but i can easily see how many people may not like it or be touched by it. it's a very slow movie and has a certain atmosphere...i liked it though. regarding the movie: su-ki-da. haha Smile

also...no one has mentioned Love Letter...it's a very old movie that was made back in 1995. i feel like it's one of those under the radar movies but is very influential. this movie has been referenced a lot in asian popular culture, and i feel like i should've taken notice of it before now but i haven't. it's referenced in Guang Liang's Tong Hua and in an episode from the K-drama 9 End 2 Outs, but i'm positive it's been referenced in many other shows/movies...alas, i still haven't seen it yet. someday.
 
hitomi #1
Posted: Jul 05, 2009 5:49 pm Reply with quote
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You are so right about Love Letter, Nod can't believe I forgot to mention it, don't be put off by the title, it's really not a tear jerker except for the last minute when it's sort of a smily tear jerking scene, Confused highly recommended, Su ki da was good, but this is so much better.
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Jul 05, 2009 8:50 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 10 Feb 2007 Posts: 8011 Location: Canada
Oh yea Love Letter is a fantastic movie. Actually I didn't tear up at the end, I was smiled for sure. I did tear up when she was shouting out to the mountains because I felt I could relate on a different level

I think I wrote about it HERE.

The OST is really good if you enjoy classical music and Shunji Iwai is a fabulous director. I still need to watch April Story as well as Swallowtail Butterfly.
 
hitomi #1
Posted: Jul 06, 2009 8:03 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 17 Feb 2009 Posts: 1933 Location: On Ai's speed dial!
That review was quite good, do you have your own site for more? Smile Another movie he did which was really good was Hana and Alice, he's been quiet since then(I think). Confused
 
ChocolateMesher
Posted: Jul 11, 2009 5:57 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 31 Dec 2006 Posts: 141 Location: Makakilo, HI
I just watched a movie called Kimi ni Shika Kikoenai (No one but you can hear me) and it's awesome. Super awesome. It instantly went up to my top 3 movies. It has a wonderful concept. I hiiiiighly suggest (command, even Giggle) that you guys watch it. You WILL like it, and if you don't like it, you'll be able to appreciate it..and if you don't appreciate it then something's wrong..hah.

You can watch it on veoh.

Also, ICHI with Ayase Haruka is pretty good. The guy from GO! and the guy from Ima Ai ni Yukimasu (movie) are in it as well. It could have been better, really, but it's enjoyable.
 
1337rice
Posted: Jul 11, 2009 10:54 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 24 Apr 2007 Posts: 892 Location: Toronto
Recent movie I just watched was Shinjuku Incident (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinjuku_Incident)

Although it's not exactly a Japanese movie, but it has quite a number of cast members from Japan (Naoto Takenaka, Masaya Kato)as well as Jackie Chan. It's about illegal Chinese immigrants living in Japan who started to learn the Yakuza way and stuff happens.

It's a movie where Jackie Chan isn't a good fighter, so it's actually worth watching....well..for those that like action movies. Do note, this movie had a couple hands cut off and some throat slitting Oh noes
 
Crystallas
Posted: Jul 12, 2009 5:16 am Reply with quote
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I love 1 Litre of Tears. It's such a sad movie Crying
 
Yukaa
Posted: Jul 17, 2009 8:29 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 17 Jul 2009 Posts: 4
Shindo
Calling you
Taiyo no Uta
Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru
Virgin Snow.

I'm going to watch now Nobody Knows~!
 
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