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.

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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.

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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…)