Living Japan Mini-sode

Wit one of our co-hosts (Motoi) out of town, it was up to Edgar and I to persevere. We ended up talking about the 2020 Olympic ambassadors. Give it a listen! Subscribe and download living Japan though iTunes. Stream the show from its website.

Grumpy Bird Reviews: Your Name. (君の名は。)

This film is now the 4th highest grossing film in Japan and the 2nd highest grossing for animated films. Many people sing its praises. It was also available for viewing on the flight that took me back to Japan. And I watched it. Here we go. Your Name. (君の名は。) Writer/director: Makoto Shinkai Release date: Aug. … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: Your Name. (君の名は。)

Grumpy Bird Reviews: Ruroni Kenshin (るろうに剣心)

Director: Keishi Ōtomo 2012 The recently released (in Japan at least) Ruroni Kenshin has received a great amount of buzz. Based on a manga which later became an anime it would also count as a period piece of the Meiji Era. Historically, all you really need to know about that time is the samurai where faded … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: Ruroni Kenshin (るろうに剣心)