Posts Tagged ‘Miki Satoshi’

Interview: Comedy Actress Eri Fuse – Cutie Honey, Adrift In Tokyo, GTO

“As long as I can act and I can eat something nice I’m happy!” Eri Fuse

Back in February of this year (24th – 26th February 2012 to be exact), comedy actress Eri Fuse and her husband film director Miki Satoshi came to the UK to appear as special guests at the three-day London event Hyper Japan 2012 Spring and took to the stage for a Q&A session hosted by Adam Torel of Third Window Films. They were also gracious enough to give up some of their valuable time for Diverse Japan to take part in a Read more…

DVD Review: Instant Swamp (Insutanto Numa) – A Film By Miki Satoshi

May 29, 2012 4 comments

‘Instantly’ likeable and endearing!

Haname Jinchoge (Kumiko Aso) is tired with her life as day in day out it is all the same old thing for her of getting up in the morning when the cock crows, having a cup of cocoa and going to work, then doing it all again the next morning. She wants a life of her own choosing, but she cannot due to her demanding work schedule, and during the running narrative she gives at the beginning also cannot rise above the others at the company. As the movie shows, Haname is lively and energetic; she loves to arm-wrestle her mother in the morning, and also goes through her Read more…

DVD Review: Adrift In Tokyo (Ten Ten) – A film By Miki Satoshi

A meditative modern day myth of depth and quality!

A bonding observational road movie, Adrift in Tokyo follows the path of Fumiya Takemura (Joe Odagiri) and Aiichiro Fukuhara (Tomokazu Miura) who, due to present circumstances, cross swords with each other before they embark on a journey of self discovery and redemption.

Takemura is a perpetual student who has been studying law for eight years and is in debt to the tune of 840,000 yen. He has no family to speak of and no friends. He lives in a Read more…

DVD Review: Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers (2005) – A Film By Miki Satoshi

March 20, 2012 9 comments

Original Title:  Kame wa igia to hayaku oyogu

A quirky breeze of a film, director Miki Satoshi cements his reputation with a style of film he likes to make: Random skits, oddball characters and comedy mixed in with his take on the ordinary which draws heavily on Japanese kitsch.

Suzume Katagura (Juri Ueno) is a bored young housewife left home alone by her husband who is abroad on business. He rings once a day only to ask Suzume if she has fed his turtle. Her best friend is Kiyaku Ogitani (Yu Aoi), a free spirited young woman who lives in a Read more…