Tagged: mood: casual

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Air Doll

Air Doll forces us to witness loneliness and isolation through the eyes of a sex air doll that becomes human.

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Map of the Sounds of Tokyo

Had I written a script today, Map of the Sounds of Tokyo would had been my end result. The kind of script that is amateurish, trying too hard to build this intriguing atmosophere with a mysterious character that is complex and abnormal.

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Sasameki Koto

Sasameki Koto is the anime version of the Yuri manga of the same name. It follows Sumika Murasame, secretly in love with her best friend Ushio Kazama, who in turn also likes girls, but never notices Murasame because she’s not her type.

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Honokaa Boy

Honokaa Boy tells the story of a boy who ends up living in the small Hawaiian city of Honokaa after he mysteriously falls in love with the place during a failed trip with his girlfriend. There, he meets a bunch of very likable yet quirky people, who end up having an impact on his life.

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Juri Ueno and the Five Bags

Ueno Juri to Itsutsu no Kaban (上野樹里と5つの鞄) is the 5-episode mini-series produced by WOWOW, in which Japanese actress Juri Ueno alongside directors Hideta Takahata, Michael Arias, Nobuhiro Yamashita, Takuma Takasaki, and Koji Hagiuda tell five different stories surrounding five different bags.

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Chang Shilei – Niu China

Just as its name in English states, Niu China is the album to showcase what’s new in the Chinese music world. From traditional sounding Chinese ballads to chanson francophone fused with electronic, R&B, Bossa Nova, to a Tango-ish sounding track, all the way to a mind-blowing fusion of Beijing opera with strong rock/electronic sounds.

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Cusco Bizarro: Muéstrame el Ombligo

When I picked up a copy of Bizarre Cusco: Show me the Navel, I had no idea what I was picking up. For one, this doesn’t look like your typical travel guide. The cover gave me the feeling I was picking up a book on the new wave of Cusco art.

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Public Enemies

Public Enemies is a movie about the image in front of the man that was John Dillenger. It is fact-based but far from the truth because so much of it is dramatized and fictionalized for our collective entertainment. It zeros in on the mythical qualities of a depression era bank robbing outlaw during the later stages of his storied and sensationalized career.

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Seo Taiji – Atomos

Seo Taiji finally released Atomos, his anticipated comeback. That alone is too much expectation, so it’s no wonder I feel totally let down by the album.