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Postby dywen » Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:35 am

haven't seen much Jmovies but the ones that are ok for me are
Azumi 1 and 2
Red shadow
Battle Royale- a bit bloody

Shinobi heart under blade - liked the cast and scenery the story could have been better but i like it anyway. a bit different from the anime adaptation basilisk
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Postby jellybean » Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:59 pm

:lol some of my faves (they've already been mentioned but just to further encourage you!)s:

Nobody Knows - really interesting if you like a film set in contemporary Japan showing a sadly realistic glimpse into the lives of abandoned children in modern day Japan. Great actors yet extremely sad.

Waterboys - really funny, unconventional and features Tsubumaki Satoshi in a dingy pair of swimming pants! :thumright:

Ima Ai Ni Yukimasu - sweet family film with talented actors that had a real chemistry as a family unit and I really like the quirky yet tragic storyline (its based on a manga?) - great ending theme also.

Love Letter - in my opinion an absolute masterpiece. If you like inspiring and beautiful settings this is definitely a good choice - it became famous for capturing a magical scenery. I REALLY like the storyline too, its very romantic and imaginative - the director did an amazing job in exploring death and love so perfectly (don't be put off by the beginning which may appear a bit dull and slow - it gets better). The main actress is sooo talented. Very very original and memorable.

Moon Child - a film with Jrock stars and a few famous faces (+ Wang Lee Hom) :P but before you think its just a film for pretty boys the storyline is actually quite deep and moving and written by Gackt apparently? who also stars.

The Returner - now there is a certain plotline running through this that is slightly offputting (the alien thing) but the parts played by Ann Suzuki and Takashi Kaneshiro and seeing their friendship build is really sweet and I think they have good chemistry - some emotional parts too.

Hinokio - a really modern film (the main character is a robot) but its set in a modern day contemporary Japan, normal everyday setting - the only futuristic edge is really the concept of the robot. Great character development, great performance from the main girl and it tackles themes that affect youth - one in particular - i dont know the proper term - but the teenage generation who feel they cannot handle society and so stay in their homes all day.

Battle Royale, Versus and Princess Blade are a few other more violent favourites. :w00t:

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Postby x_XJules » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:30 am

can anyone recommend an artsy/sad-ish type movie. it doesn't have to be a complete tragedy that will depress me for a week.. but i was just in the mood for a sadly meaningful movie.

i've already seen nobody knows and all about lily chou chou.

most movies i've been trying to get simply don't have any seeders.. so any other suggestions would be helpful! :D :D

thanks too!! because of this thread i've seen so many good movies.

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Postby ringosan » Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:15 am

hi minna :salut: ..ive watch shinobi-heart under blade..i like the scenery and movie effect but the story was just like that..does anyone here watch the movie 'water'..with oguri shun in it?is it good?

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Postby wbadger » Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:26 am

Has anyone seen Spring Snow? It's from the same director of Sekai no Chuushin de Ai wo Sakebu, based on a Mishima novel, and stars Tsumabuki Satoshi and Takeuchi Yuko. I was debating whether or not to spend $8 to go see it at the HIFF.

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Postby Lowest » Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:24 pm

x_XJules wrote:can anyone recommend an artsy/sad-ish type movie. it doesn't have to be a complete tragedy that will depress me for a week.. but i was just in the mood for a sadly meaningful movie.

i've already seen nobody knows and all about lily chou chou.

most movies i've been trying to get simply don't have any seeders.. so any other suggestions would be helpful! :D :D

thanks too!! because of this thread i've seen so many good movies.


Going on what you've seen .. Wandâfuru raifu (Wonderful Life) .. though I think it's not easy to get.. (same guy who did Nobody Knows)
or.. you could watch Hana & Alice.. it's not really artsy or sad but it's by the guy who did All About Lily Chou-Chou and stars 2 of the people from aalcc..

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Postby pokute » Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:35 pm

I am kinda surprised that Yokai Daisenso is not popping up all over the place in the recommendations.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425661/

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Postby slain_naru » Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:15 pm

Aoi haru is so cool and the history is great!!!!!

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Postby bakki » Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:06 pm

TKS EVERYBODY,
now I've got a long list of mvies to watch ^^

thks for the precious help!! \^^/

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Postby SlightlyTempted » Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:37 pm

Rinoa Heartilly wrote:Kagen no Tsuki: Starring JRocker Takarai Hideto
Summary: Touching romance with the moon cycle of 19 years. 19-year old Mitsuki meets mysterious Adam. She looses her memory by an accident, and she is trapped in an old mansion. Hotaru and Mitsuki's boyfriend Tomomi visit her, and they find out the event that happened 19 years ago. It is a miracle only occurs every 19 years. Based on Ai Yazawa's novel.

Moon Child: Starring JRockers Camui Gackt and Takarai Hideto
Plot Synopsis: In the year 2014, Japan has collapsed economically and thus its people emigrated in large numbers and settled in other parts of the world. In a corner in Asia, there is a little street called Mallepa, a big melting pot where Asians such as Hongkongers, Taiwanese and Japanese live together. It was a place where people fought for order, food and freedom. It was there where Shou (Gackt), raised as an orphan and Kei (Hyde), who could live forever, met and became the best of friends. However, they were unable to escape from the fight for power involving gangs of different ethnicity on the street of Malepa...
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Kagen no Tsuki is a pretty deep film, I cried through most of it. The storyline is absolutely beautiful and touching, I highly recommend it. :-) Moon Child's a great film as well, lots of action, and at times can be quite depressing.


I loved moonchild and have the movie
I was wondering if u know a site with Hydes movie Kagen no Tsuki?
or if they have it on here for downloading? :unsure:
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Have you seen 'Kikujiro'?

Postby kouka1 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:16 pm

I loved 'Kikujiro' by Takeshi Kitano.
Does anybody know any Clubbox that has 'Kikujiro"?
Thank you!!

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Postby Lowest » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:07 pm

This is slightly off topic I guess but...
For those that are in the UK, ITV4 is currently showing Wasabi a french film with Ryoko Hirosue in.

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Postby t3n5h1_chu_k015h173 » Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:37 pm

My JMovie Recommendation is :

1.Kagen No Tsuki/Last Quarter
2.Ima Ai Ni Yukimasu/Be With You
3.Sekai No Chuusin De,Ai Wo Sakebu/Crying Out Love In The Center Of The World
4.NANA (many cute & HOT guyz in this movie) :wub: :wub:
5.About Love (Japan,Taiwan & China working together for this movie)
6.Onaji Tsuki Wo Miteiru/Looking For The Same Moon/Under The Same Moon
7.Haru No Yuki/Spring Snow
8.Platonic Sex
9.TOUCH
10.Ao Zora No Yukue/Way Of Blue Sky
11.Scrap Heaven
12.Waterboys
13.Swing Girls
14.Moonlight Express (is HK movie but Tokiwa Takako in this movie with Leslie Cheung)
15.Moon Child
16.Tengoku Honya No Koibi/Heaven's Bookstore,Light Of Love
17.Wasabi
18.CASSHERN
19.Kono Mune Ippai Ai Wo
20.Last Love Song On This Little Planet
21.Romeo & Juliet
22.Suki Da
23.Warshaw No Aki
24.Yokkakani No Kiseki
25.Yomigaeri/Ressurection
26.Tokyo Wankei~Destiny Of Love
27.Collage Of Our Life
28.GO
29.Jenifa Namida Ishi No Koi
30.Lovers Kiss
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Postby babycurious » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:10 am

hoho thx for the posters !
they do make me interested in some of the movies......
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Postby a_inuyasha_z » Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:35 pm

I love watching MoonChild and Last Quarter, it's one of my favorite movie. :wub: ...........anyways I have a question? Has anyone seen "Devilman" yet? It play by Hisato Izaki, Yûsuke Izaki, Ayana Sakai, Asuka Shibuya, Ryudo Uzaki, Yôko Aki, Ai Tominaga, Bob Sapp. I've seen the preview of it and it seem good but :scratch: don't know if it worth watching? Would anyone recommend this movie?

Here is the Synopsis:

"DevilMan" tells the story of Akira Fudo, a high school student who is adopted into the Makimura family following the death of his parents. One day he secretly summoned by his best friend Ryo Asuka, whose own father disappeared during an expedition to the South Pole. The elder Asuka was a professor who had tracked a new type of energy to an underground lake, only to discover that energy source was actually a host of demonic lifeforms that evolve by possessing the bodies of other beings. The demons have escaped from their prison and launched a worldwide assault on mankind. Following a series of brutal killings by these creatures, human "demon hunters" attempt to save humanity by exterminating the beasts. In the midst of this chaos, Ryo asks Akira to unite with the demon Amon; if successful Akira will possess the demon's power and be able to use it for good. Once merged with Amon, Akira's heart and strong will prevail and he is now able to transform into the "demonic human" named Devilman. Akira now must fight alongside and against Ryo (who is revealed to be the reincarnation of Satan) and carry the heavy burden of protecting not only his beloved Miki Makimura, but the rest of the world as well. In the abyss of despair that may spell mankind's demise, Devilman alone must fight this sad battle to assure a future for humanity…..

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Postby blau » Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:40 pm

Yeah My Japan Movie reccomended is

1. Kagen no Tsuki
2. NANA
3. Shinobi
4. Maison de Himiko
5. Moon Child
6. Returner
7. About Love
8. Scarp Heaven
9. Haru no Yuki
10. Platonic Sex
11. Wasabi
12. Yomegaeri
13. Tokyo Tower
14. Touch
15. Way Of Blue Sky
16. Under The Same Moon

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Postby Crazy Penguin » Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:16 pm

I'd like to add "Linda Linda Linda" to the list... and "Kuchu Teien" (I admit I haven't seen the latter yet, since I won't have it until it comes out in May, but after reading who's in it, who directed it and considering the plot of it, I had to pre-order it already).

"Linda Linda Linda" for me is THE movie of 2005.
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Postby Lowest » Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:52 pm

a_inuyasha_z wrote:anyways I have a question? Has anyone seen "Devilman" yet? It play by Hisato Izaki, Yûsuke Izaki, Ayana Sakai, Asuka Shibuya, Ryudo Uzaki, Yôko Aki, Ai Tominaga, Bob Sapp. I've seen the preview of it and it seem good but :scratch: don't know if it worth watching? Would anyone recommend this movie?


It's supposed to be really bad

3.9 out of 10 on IMDB .. but if you're planing on downloading it then you're not going to lose anything by watching it.

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Postby DougFunnieee » Tue May 02, 2006 8:40 am

Lowest wrote:
a_inuyasha_z wrote:anyways I have a question? Has anyone seen "Devilman" yet? It play by Hisato Izaki, Yûsuke Izaki, Ayana Sakai, Asuka Shibuya, Ryudo Uzaki, Yôko Aki, Ai Tominaga, Bob Sapp. I've seen the preview of it and it seem good but :scratch: don't know if it worth watching? Would anyone recommend this movie?


It's supposed to be really bad

3.9 out of 10 on IMDB .. but if you're planing on downloading it then you're not going to lose anything by watching it.


I have it but I heard it's really bad, so I haven't watched it yet. :P

Crazy Penguin wrote:"Linda Linda Linda" for me is THE movie of 2005.


Still waiting for the subs... *sigh*

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I want samurai

Postby noura » Wed May 03, 2006 4:22 pm

I just happened to watch " the Twilight Samurai" and I was surprized at how amazing the movie was (sanada's acting is superb as usuall , the story is amazing and the feeling I got from watching this periode movie like I'm really living in that era !! ) every thing is just perfect!! and if anybody who has some experince in Samurai movies can give me the names of some of the best samurai movies ( if there are ) ..
And I'm intrested in knowing more about the japanes historical character " Oda Nobunaga " .. and why the japaness people hate him that much and even put him as a bad character in there video games ( Onimusha ) and manga ( Samurai Deeper Kyo )..
I did a search in YesAsia.com seeking a movie that involves Nobunaga and I found two results which are:
** The first one is starring Sanada Hiroyuki :wub:
http://global.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.as ... 003790340/

** The second one ... will, I don't know anyone from the actors who are mentioned in there site
http://global.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.as ... 002788401/

Thanks alot for your attention..

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Postby pokute » Fri May 05, 2006 8:57 pm

a_inuyasha_z wrote:anyways I have a question? Has anyone seen "Devilman" yet? It play by Hisato Izaki, Yûsuke Izaki, Ayana Sakai, Asuka Shibuya, Ryudo Uzaki, Yôko Aki, Ai Tominaga, Bob Sapp. I've seen the preview of it and it seem good but :scratch: don't know if it worth watching? Would anyone recommend this movie?


It's so bad it's funny! The anime is a LOT more shocking and gross than the movie ;^)

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Postby Artephius » Fri May 05, 2006 9:43 pm

Swing Girls - a comedy about a high school jazz band.
When the Last Sword is Drawn - a samurai movie set in the late Edo period.
Densha Otoko - I think everyone knows this one.
Cha no Aji (Taste of Tea) - a nice story about a quirky family.
Hinokio - about a young boy in a wheelchair who goes to school by using a remote controlled robot. Sounds corny, but it's a really great movie.
Shimotsuma Monogatari aka Kamakazi Girls - a nice comedy
Cutie Honey - surprisingly well done.
The Princess Blade - good action/drama.

I've also seen three that blau listed that I would second as being great movies:
Shinobi - great action.
Returner - a sci fi time travel action movie.
Wasabi - a French movie dubbed in English that takes place in Japan. Stars Jean Reneau. A great comedy action movie.

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Postby Hero » Mon May 08, 2006 3:53 pm

I heard that Love Letter is supposed to be good.
Anyone seen it?
Doesnt appear to be on d-addicts though but found it on some torrent search engine.
Any know of a website with more info?
thx

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Postby lennonmanson » Mon May 08, 2006 3:58 pm

going to watch Escaping From Charisma...
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Postby mizune » Tue May 09, 2006 4:26 am

Hero wrote:I heard that Love Letter is supposed to be good.
Anyone seen it?
Doesnt appear to be on d-addicts though but found it on some torrent search engine.
Any know of a website with more info?
thx

D-addicts doesn't have anything in this thread because we don't allow any movies on this site. You can probably find more info on imdb or one of the asian movie sites in the following threads:
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Postby jeremywhd » Tue May 09, 2006 11:20 am

guys where do i get to download asian movies?

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Postby jellybean » Sat May 13, 2006 3:11 pm

^ are people downright anal? ignorant? can't read?

mizune has given the links/explains the policy on the board about a zillion times and yet people ask the same question "where do i download movie torrents/asian movies"

Anyway, back on topic

Aoi haru / blue spring - EXCELLENT, very cool, great soundtrack, moving, violent yet not a "pretentious bloodbath" as one reviewer well put it *puts tarentino to shame ahem*

All about Lily Chou-Chou - very intriguing, many messages, tragic, disturbing. Great director although I feel its a little long?

Swing Girls - the counterpart to Waterboys, very funny and lighthearted.

Have Taste of Tea and hope to watch soon. Touch also.

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Postby fairytwix » Mon May 15, 2006 11:32 pm

lennonmanson wrote:going to watch Escaping From Charisma...



err...isn't that kdrama tho!? lol but on a side note..im going to watch it too..lol..yoon eun hye is funny!! lol
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Postby mywarpedmind » Tue May 30, 2006 6:05 am

Hi! I've checked just about everywhere, but haven't had any luck yet.
Does anyone know where I could find a torrent site that I can get Sumo do Sumo don't, otherwise called Shinko Funjatta?
I've already got the first CD from emule, but I can't seem to find a complete 2nd half.
Thanks!

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Postby ikadoodledoo » Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:32 am

Highly Recomended:

Battle Royale (don't bother to see Battle Royale 2)
Waterboys
Swing Girls
Densha Otoko
Azumi 1 and 2
Casshern (it's all right)
The RIng trilogy
GTO (the movie is ok)


Stay away from:
Devilman


Ok.. I have to think a little bit more

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Postby dewdrops89 » Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:31 am

Love Letter is a GREAT movie. very touching. highly recommend it. it's old though, made in 1996, but the cinematography is pretty good still. it's bittersweet, nice to watch when it's raining outside and ur stuck at home w/ just ur thoughts. it was kind of like sekai no chushin de ai wo sakebu, but more understated. both are good. bittersweet =')

daremo shiranai (nobody knows) is also a good, subtle movie. not abt love, more abt family, society, and maturity.

hope u find a lot of movies u like!

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Postby kirigi » Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:45 pm

hey i know is not the proper topic to ask this but can some one tell me were i can find "At home dad" with subtitles?

please help me
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Postby babycurious » Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:16 pm

A Stranger of Mine is a very good one...it has some hidden humor side....reminds me of memento and pul fiction....very nicely play....

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Postby fu22bu22 » Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:27 pm

I can totally recommend these movies by Shinobu Yaguchi

Waterboys and Swing Girls

Both are my favorite japanese movies ... two "from zero to hero" style feel-good movies, with great humor and splendid storyline. :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Postby info07 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:26 am

If you like some kid stories... try
HInokio(i really like this) and Hoshi ni natta shounen(a bit sad)...

If you want slight drama, music or sport, try...
Touch, Nana, ai ni yukimasu, umizaru

If you want action...
Shinobi and Azumi 1 and 2

If you want to cry...
Sekai no chuushin de ai wo sakebu, 1 liter of tears, Hotaru no haka

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Postby dn67 » Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:49 am

have anyone seen trick the movie 2 yet? I supposed it is still airing in japan. I just want to know if anyone seen it and whether it is good. I love the series and the first movie. I can't wait for it to come out in dvd, but I know it will be for a while. :cheers:

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Postby Rasckals » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:35 pm

Dose Any 1 no where i can get English Subtitle for Kagen no Tsuki ~Last Quarter~?

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Postby kkunurashima » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:11 am

blau wrote:Yeah My Japan Movie reccomended is
16. Under The Same Moon


any idea if this movie is out subbed?

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Postby mizune » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:17 am

Rasckals wrote:Dose Any 1 no where i can get English Subtitle for Kagen no Tsuki ~Last Quarter~?

Remember to check kloofy.net for subtitles to movies.

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Postby Kakihara » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:19 am

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Female Yakuza Tale (w/Reiko Ike)
Ichi The Killer
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Weather Woman (w/ Kei Mizutani is extra hilarious)
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City of Lost Souls
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Entrails of a Beautiful Woman
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Postby draco » Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:33 am

Ping Pong, very funny and refreshing! genre : drama-comedy :D

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Postby Transient_Cloud » Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:13 pm

Man everybody has forgotten the best movie just out :crazy: DEATH NOTE!!!!!

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Postby nadesico » Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:36 pm

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Postby nurani2006 » Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:57 pm

Pride -takuya kimura
good luck -takuya kimura

all takuya kimura films are recommended

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Postby mizune » Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:17 pm

nurani2006 wrote:Pride -takuya kimura
good luck -takuya kimura

all takuya kimura films are recommended

erm... those are dramas, not movies... ^_^;
I think you're looking for the recommended jdrama thread: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_10409.htm
(dramas are broadcast on television, movies are shown in theatres)

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Postby roona » Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:32 pm

any body know about Death Note
i heard that it will be a movie coz i am reading the manga and sooooooo nice
wHeN tHeRe Is a WiLL ThErE Is A wAy :-)

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Postby Riia » Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:04 pm

roona wrote:any body know about Death Note
i heard that it will be a movie coz i am reading the manga and sooooooo nice

I'm pretty sure the movies allready out..
you can watch alot of clips and previews for it on Youtube.com
I just dont think it has english subs

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Postby roona » Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:01 am

Riia wrote:
roona wrote:any body know about Death Note
i heard that it will be a movie coz i am reading the manga and sooooooo nice

I'm pretty sure the movies allready out..
you can watch alot of clips and previews for it on Youtube.com
I just dont think it has english subs


thnx,
but where can i get the movie ..i want ot download it ..
wHeN tHeRe Is a WiLL ThErE Is A wAy :-)

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Postby kkunurashima » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:32 pm

roona wrote:any body know about Death Note
i heard that it will be a movie coz i am reading the manga and sooooooo nice
...
but where can i get the movie ..i want ot download it ..


there are going to be two movies. the first one has already been shown in theaters in Japan. It is not up for download yet. There is no dvd-rip let alone a camera rip so we're all just gonna have to wait a bit more.

as of this writing, the only way you can see it is by going to a theater showing it.... in Japan... and Korea.

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Postby roona » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:02 am

kkunurashima wrote:
roona wrote:any body know about Death Note
i heard that it will be a movie coz i am reading the manga and sooooooo nice
...
but where can i get the movie ..i want ot download it ..


there are going to be two movies. the first one has already been shown in theaters in Japan. It is not up for download yet. There is no dvd-rip let alone a camera rip so we're all just gonna have to wait a bit more.

as of this writing, the only way you can see it is by going to a theater showing it.... in Japan... and Korea.


arigato guzaymuse ^__^
thnx alot for te info :-)
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Postby xiaoshenlong » Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:53 am

just finished watching movie adapt of Saikano.
it was really touching. i loved it.

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Postby draco » Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:39 am

I'm a bit surprised when I found "Inu no Eiga" when I randomly browsed for japanese movie torrent,
I never heard of this movie.... Despite, it has famous Misaki Ito (Densha Otoko jdrama) starring in it, weird..:(
anybody ever heard / seen this movie?

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Postby zhai » Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:32 am

info07 wrote:If you like some kid stories... try
HInokio(i really like this) and Hoshi ni natta shounen(a bit sad)...

If you want slight drama, music or sport, try...
Touch, Nana, ai ni yukimasu, umizaru

If you want action...
Shinobi and Azumi 1 and 2

If you want to cry...
Sekai no chuushin de ai wo sakebu, 1 liter of tears, Hotaru no haka


what if I want to laugh out loud... any suggestion? :lol

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Postby whowhatme » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:19 am

where can you download japanese movies? ?

i wanna see prince of tennis when it comes out! and deathnote and love complex and brave story ><

even tho i'm in japan right now lol...

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Postby Miyaguchi » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:01 am

Aoi Haru ( Blue spring ) - very good movie. If You prefer good, deeply movies I can recommend You it!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0309291/

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Postby draco » Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:02 pm

Miyaguchi wrote:Aoi Haru ( Blue spring ) - very good movie. If You prefer good, deeply movies I can recommend You it!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0309291/


o_O really?? I just recently watched it cuz of ur recommendation, Butttt I don't think this movie is that good.. well I guess it's not my kinda movie :D

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Postby Miyaguchi » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:00 pm

draco wrote:o_O really?? I just recently watched it cuz of ur recommendation, Butttt I don't think this movie is that good.. well I guess it's not my kinda movie :D


MAybe...of course it is Your opinion...First of all i think You must feel this movie...It is not sweet j-drama when You can laugh all time or films with happy endings.
This movie is about problems of society...not only Japan but all world. It is movie of Toshiaki Toyoda - master of showing problems of currently world. Check "9 souls" or "Poruno sutâ" and You will c what Toyoda want to tell You....
But if You dont like this kind of movie...don't check them - You will be dissapointed.

But for me the most important thing when You watch quiet difficult movie You should c on this film with some perspecitve...There are many symbols.. I have even many problems with understanding him movies on 100%...anyway but for me he is very god director..and Aoi Haru for me is one of the best movie who show US real world...

MIyaguchi

PS> Who have else seen this movie ?

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Postby draco » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:39 am

What I don't get is the "human-like" drawing that the main char drew on the very first of the movie and his close friends as well before he commited suicide, do you know what that drawing means? off topic :p

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Postby zooey » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:18 am

I think it would depend on what mood you're in or what your movie preferences are. Anyway, this is a list of Japanese movies that I would recommend, in different genres:

Battle Royale 1 &2 -- has a cult following, definitely must-see
Bright Future or Kairo -- Kiyoshi Kurosawa movies
Ping Pong -- superb, was a hit in Japan and had rave reviews
Go! -- a little Hollywood in style and the story-telling but still good
Shinobi -- left audiences craving for more action but the casting was good
G@me -- one of those movies that pulled a fast one on you
Love Letter & All About Lily Chou Chou -- both directed by Shunji Iwai, beautiful films
Last Life in the Universe (although this one is a Japanese-Thai collaboration)

Hope this helps. :-) Also saw Dolls, Versus, Casshern, Sleeping Bride, Waterboys, Suicide Circle and some Akira Kurosawa flicks.

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Postby Miyaguchi » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:06 pm

draco wrote:What I don't get is the "human-like" drawing that the main char drew on the very first of the movie and his close friends as well before he commited suicide, do you know what that drawing means? off topic :p


I am writing but i am worry I misunderstood You...His close friend - You mean Aoki ( Hirofumi Arai ) ? When I was watching this movie first time - I just knew that he have to commited suicide..For normal people - for Us it is abnormal behavoiur, decision, life. We can talk about them life as :"They're demonstrate nihilism..". But in this small community honour was the most important. If you clap - You can be there...If you win You are "boss" If You can't beat "boss" You can't be a "boss". Aoki have dreamt about it...He was beaten...Was it schock for him? i dont know...maybe....
I am only just interesting what he felt, what he thought when he was falling down...He had about 5 seconds...Do You understand...
Anyway I won't never forget about this movie...

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Postby dyesan » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:04 am

Has anyone seen the new movie "Taiyou no Uta" (A Song to the Sun)??

I'm a biggg YUI fan...any feedback thus far? I've been trying to find a torrent all day -__-
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Postby shigehiro » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:39 am

does anyone know where can i dl umizaru, j-movies?thanks...

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Postby newersumm » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:59 am

roona wrote:
kkunurashima wrote:
roona wrote:...........
arigato guzaymuse ^__^


:blink what is guzaymuse? :scratch:

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Postby Neji-sama » Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:08 pm

Think he/she means gosaimush or how the hell it's spelled xD.

Gosaimus? Bah whatever XD

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Postby mizune » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:21 am

dyesan wrote:Has anyone seen the new movie "Taiyou no Uta" (A Song to the Sun)??

I'm a biggg YUI fan...any feedback thus far? I've been trying to find a torrent all day -__-

shigehiro wrote:does anyone know where can i dl umizaru, j-movies?thanks...


Links of Interest
Asian Movie Torrent Links

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Postby Keeper of hells gate2 » Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:40 am

Hi, I was wondering if some people could reccommend some movies for me. I am looking for a Horror, Thriller, Mystery Movies. I am soooooo bad with names so bare with me please.

Movies along the lines that I have seen and want to see more of:
Ringu
The Grudge
A movie that deals with a ghost at a film studio (this was a really scary movie)
That movie that deals with the undead and computer screen ghosts - A US version just came out.
A movie that deals with a serial killer and a detective chasing him and had a really messed up ending that I had a hard time dealing with. The movie ended up with a guy at a barn like place and a picture. I saw it along time ago and wouldn't mind seeing it again.
Trick Movie 1 - Not has hardcore as the other, but Trick has a deep dark and disturbing aspect to it. How easy it is to brush of the death of 4 individuals and continue on ward like nothing had just happened.

Thats for your suggestions.

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Postby bah-tons » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:52 pm

hey..i was wondering if anyone has seen infection? its that movie about the doctors who get killed in the hospital..i watched it and close to the end it confused me..so what are your opinions on what the ending was about for the people who watched it..

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Postby ohlovelyy » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:09 pm

dyesan wrote:Has anyone seen the new movie "Taiyou no Uta" (A Song to the Sun)??

I'm a biggg YUI fan...any feedback thus far? I've been trying to find a torrent all day -__-


I saw it tonight. It was a bit slow and quiet, but I loved it. I am now one of her fans after this movie. She has an amazing voiceee.

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Postby sLaVe4Rain » Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:17 pm

Ive watched plenty of Asian movies, but I havnt watch many Japanese movies...
But the ones I recomend are:

One Missed Call
St. Johns Wort
Inner Senses

-sLaVe4Rain

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Postby x_XJules » Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:42 pm

can somebody suggest a good japanese horror movie? My friend LOVES horror movies and the only japanese horrors i've seen is Suicide Club and the Audition.
I'm a real baby and i can't stand gore... LoL so why am i asking for a horror movie, right? but i want to introduce my friend to the incredible talent of japanese horror movies.
I don't think i could get my friend to watch ringu since (he says) "the american version is good enough for me".

So any suggestions would be of great help! thanks so much everyone!

EDIT: after a little research i was thinking about maybe one of these... one missed call, dark water (i know they made a remake but neither my friend or i saw it), and marebito.
are they good choices?

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Postby Cassidy » Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:26 am

x_XJules wrote:can somebody suggest a good japanese horror movie? My friend LOVES horror movies and the only japanese horrors i've seen is Suicide Club and the Audition.
So any suggestions would be of great help! thanks so much everyone!


I would suggest Dark Water. it isnt your conventional Horror flick, it focuses predominantly on the mother divorce and her problems with her child. Although it is scary, the horror is primarily the backdrop to the drama aspects of the film. The remake is kinda sucky compared to the original.

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Postby Hagi » Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:04 pm

Tokyo zombie I've only seen the trailer but that alone gives the impression of much awesomeness

also scrap heaven amazing movie great twist at the end, has some similarities between fight club IMO

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Postby zindaka » Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:34 pm

is there any Matsu Takako movie out that is subbed on BT?

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JMovies and sequels (Azumi, BR, etc..)

Postby zindaka » Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:52 am

Do you guys know any other movies that have sequels and is a continuation of the previous?
for example
Azumi and Azumi 2
Battle Royale I and II

i like watching these types, b/c i get to enjoy them longer b/c of the sequels. anyone one else know any great movies that have sequels too?
i appreciate your input, thanks


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