Saturday, February 28, 2009

Makoto Shinkai

Crunchyroll is showing 3 Makoto Shinkai movies for "Global Shinkai Day." See

"Voices of a Distant Star," "The Place Promised in Our Early Days," and "5 Centimeters Per Second" are beautifully drawn, melancholic romances, each set in a plausbile near-future or technologically advanced now. All share the themes of unrequited or unfulfilled love due to the distance of time or physical space. Each frame is incredibly detailed. When the fluorescent lights turn on in an empty classroom, the detail of the reflection of the light on the desktops is incredibly realistic. Time, like a train, is always either pushing people together or pulling them apart. It's a bummer if you think about it too long! Sad romances are the most idealized ones! You have been warned!

"Come Back to Me" video!

Thanks to U.Blog! Best blog ever!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Last Quarter" (Kagen no tsuki) (2004)

This Japanese movie is a stylish fantasy/mystery that starts out slow but gets better at the end. The movie looks fantastic, sort of lush Japanese modern gothic. And Gogo (Chiaki Kuriyama), the Japanese school girl assasin from "Kill Bill," is the star. Hyde acts in the movie and sings a song featured in the movie, "The Cape of Storms."

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Friday, February 13, 2009

New imeem playlist

Please try my new playlist "movie music!"

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Download "Come Back to Me"

Download Utada's first single from her upcoming album at itunes and!

Monday, February 9, 2009

"Mei-chan no Shitsuji" (Mei-chan's Butler)

Mizushima Hiro plays super butler to long-lost heiress at expensive private girls' school. Hiro, be MY butler.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Check out Utada's imeem page!

Nice profile is up on imeem. Some tidbits about her new album are included. Finally, the entire song of "Come Back To Me" is on imeem officially!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Korean "Boys Before Flowers"

I wasn't going to watch this, but I had to break down and check it out. It's pretty addicting. Cute Korean guys, plucky heroine, luxurious sets... I'm hooked.