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Interview: Actor Denden – Uzumaki, Cold Fish, Himizu

September 5, 2012 1 comment

“I found it really difficult. It was really hard because it was so real!” (Denden on filming Himizu)

Between 13 – 15 April 2012, actor Denden attended the Terracotta Far East Film Festival in London to promote the theatrical release of Himizu, a hard-hitting film by maverick film director Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Guilty of Romance) set soon after the 3/11 Japan earthquake/tsunami in which Denden plays a brute money lender, a character-type he is best known for to Western audiences. But in reality he is a very warm, funny, friendly man, which is a Read more…

DVD/Blu-ray Review: Himizu – A Film By Sion Sono

September 4, 2012 2 comments

A boy and a girl struggle to survive a harsh and unsympathetic world!

Himizu is an adaptation of a manga by Furuya Minoruset that takes place soon after the earthquake/tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011. It tells the story of a 14-year-old boy, Yuichi Sumida (Shota Sometani), who wants nothing more than to live a ‘mundane’ life, hence the title of the film which means “mole”. Although his parents have abandon him, his father, whom wishes him dead, returns every so often to give him a beating and take what little money he has. Yuichi’s only friends are a group of destitute survivors and Read more…

Songstress Kudara Debut Single “Juliet & Romeo In Tokyo” OUT NOW

August 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Release date: 13th August 2012

Diverse Japan is always keen to help promote new talent in any field of J-culture. So it’s a great pleasure to announce the debut single of singer/songwriter Kudara entitled “Juliet & Romeo in Tokyo”  (feat. Dreadlox Holmes).

It has a smooth soulful pop groove with a catchy melody line beautifully performed by the pretty Japanese songstress. It’s a very tight arrangement – you’re gonna Read more…