Archive for August, 2010

I’ve just returned from A-camp 2010, zombie survival edition. I was there as a guest, so I had enough time to pay attention carefully to all that was going on around me. For me, it was the second time I attended A-camp, and I can say that in two years it improved a lot; it’s the main test for a good project.



Blue Spring

Posted: August 22, 2010 in J-dorama & movies

Definitely one of the best Japanese movies I’ve ever seen; I’ve watched it three or four times, and I liked it the same. Maybe because it’s not the average high school movie, a genre already famous in Japan. Not even the average high-school-delinquent movie. One will find neither sugary kids’ romance, nor the fake fights for friendship under the leadership of an exaggerated teacher. Instead, one plunges directly into a very dark world, from the other side of the coin. (more…)

Majo no Jouken

Posted: August 18, 2010 in J-dorama & movies

I ran into this dorama by pure chance, while browsing DramaWiki in search of something worth to watch. I read the brief summary and it seemed very intriguing: that kind of subject that can be only excellently exploited or a huge fail; so I decided to give it a try. Fortunately, it was worth all the 11 hours I invested into watching it; and this was somehow predictable starting with the opening, Utada Hikaru’s song, First Love.


Perhaps one of the most intriguing branches of the Japanese subculture is Bosozoku, widely known as biker-gangs with violent behavior, who disregard traffic and any other imposed rules. Also a much exploited subject by the mass culture such as anime, manga, and movies, the Bosozoku have come to represent a veritable myth of an aspect of the Japanese contemporary society. (more…)