Tagged: japanese film blogathon 2011
Letters from Kanai Nirai tells the story of Fuki Asato, a girl living in the Okinawan islands away from everything that could resemble a big metropolis, including being away from her mother who left the island when Fuki was only seven. Since then, every year on Fuki’s birthday she receives a letter from her mom, making Fuki dream of meeting again.
The featured movie to the extremely popular anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya let’s us in a bit deeper to some of the characters that didn’t really take place during the anime. In The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kyon-kun must make a very difficult decision: to stay in the world he lives in or live in a world without Haruhi
Hula Girls, set in the 1960s, follows a group of girls that set out to learn to hula dance in order to save their town from the decline of the coal mining industry. The heads of families are losing their jobs, and tensions arise from the fact that they want to open a Hawaiian center in a really cold city.
Tetsuya Nakashima’s Paco and the Magical Book tells the story of grumpy old Okunuki (Yakusho) as he enters a board meeting and is sent to a hospital, in which he meets a whole bunch of picturesque characters, including a little girl named Paco who can only retain memories for a day.