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Top30 Favorite Film Discoveries of 2017

Happy new year, everyone! Here’s to a 2018 with more writing and more movies. Looking back at my movie-watching last year, I don’t think I watched too many films from the West, so this list seems incredibly unbalanced.

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Shokuzai

Adako-san has just lost her daughter Emiri, yet she is unable to catch the man who raped and killed her because Emiri’s friends are unable to recall any detail to identify him. Fifteen years later, Emiri’s friends are young women who are still waiting to pay their debt.

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Usagi Drop

Based on the josei manga by Yumi Unita, Usagi Drop tells the story of 27-year-old Daikichi, who ends up living with his grandfather’s 6-year-old illegitimate child, Rin, after his passing.

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Chouchou-san

Chouchou-san is Japan’s NHK’s take on the famous Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly.