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Entries from October 2013

#TBT - Miike’s Dead or Alive Opening Scene

October 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Dedicating this throwback thursday to Takashi Miike’s beautiful opening to DEAD OR ALIVE (1999).

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Tags: TV & Movie

Beyond Outraged

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

…by this redband trailer for Beat Takeshi’s yakuza sequel BEYOND OUTRAGE.

Why? Not because it’s redband or a violent flick… but because I saw this at Fantastic Fest over a year ago and the movie is now just getting marketing push for its VOD release on November 28th, 2013. Sheesh. Anyway, it’s a cool sequel to [...]

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Tags: TV & Movie

t.A.T.u. still relevant in Japan

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Apparently. According to Snickers anyway.

Snickers has been repurposing their “celebrity” CM at least since the Betty White appearance for the Super Bowl a few years ago. Thanks to @sandrajapandra for the tweet!

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Tags: Celebrities · Comedy & Humor · Commercial

Automated Japanese Restaurant

October 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Should be no surprise to see the technology on display here…

…as is the move away from being socially interactive. Less human contact.

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Tags: Food & Restaurants · Science & Technology

Japanese Love Industry from Vice

October 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Vice.com has an interesting post + video on the sex trade in Japan. Worth a look:

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Tags: Culture · Fashion & Trend · People

Rapping Godzilla

October 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Ok, since I had to pull that Godzilla 2014 teaser I’m posting this instead. Dance, Gojira, dance!

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Tags: Comedy & Humor · Monsters & Kaiju · Music & Dance