Ono Fuyumi Dialogue Part 1: Love for Horror

A translation of the first out of three parts of “The Inerasable” Opening Commemoration Dialogue with Ono Fuyumi and Nakamura Yoshihiro originally published on the Daily Shincho (February 4, 2016).

Ono Fuyumi talks about her “love for horror” – Addicted to the “Cursed Films” Series

Ono Fuyumi's The Inerasable
Ono Fuyumi’s The Inerasable

On the occasion of the release “The Inerasable” (Zange – Sunde wa Ikenai Heya -), Director Nakamura Yoshihiro (The Booth, The Snow White Murder Case, Prophecy) talked with the original writer Ono Fuyumi (Ghost Hunt, Twelve Kingdoms, Shiki) about their love for horror.

Known as huge horror fans, Ono-san and Director Nakamura actually met over a decade ago through a certain work. That work is the director’s contributions to “It’s True! Cursed Films” series (1999), a compilation of fear-inducing videos.

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Ghibli Exhibition at Roppongi Hills

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The Ghibli Exhibition: Close Up

Studio Ghibli’s movies have long fascinated me. Unfortunately it wasn’t possible to get tickets for the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka during our time in Tokyo.  Instead, we had the luck of visiting Japan while the Ghibli Exhibition in Roppongi Hills was going on. Not only the exhibition was well worth the price,  but the sight from the top of the Mori Tower itself was absolutely worth the everything. I will keep this review short and sweet as the exhibition is best experienced as it is.

Ghibli Exhibition ~ From Nausicaa to latest work, The Red Turtle ~

The exhibition is open from July 7, 2016 until September 11, 2016. This means that there are a few weeks left for a chance to visit the exhibit!  We went there on July 20  sometime later in the evening. The opening hours are from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm, with the last admission being 9:30 pm.

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HaruChika Movie Comments

Kanna Hashimoto and Shori Sato
HaruChika Movie Comments

A translation of the comments on the upcoming HaruChika movie (2017) by main leads Satou Shouri and Hashimoto Kanna, original author Hatsuno Sei, director Ichii Masahide, and Kadokawa producer Imayasu Reiko.

Satou Shouri (Sexy Zone)

Kamijou Haruta’s actor

How did you feel when you were cast in the main role of Kamijou Haruta?

My heart danced out of happiness when I heard that I would play the lead role. That night I ran to the nearest bookstore and bought the original HaruChika series.

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HaruChika Anime: Casting the Voice Actors

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The three main characters of the Haruchika anime.

Here is a partial translation of the HaruChika anime interview with the Director Hashimoto Masakazu and Producer Tsuji Mitsuhito, which was published on animeanime.jp on December 31, 2015. This part of the interview covers the casting decisions of the main characters of the HaruChika anime. The reasons why they chose Hanae Natsuki for the teacher are especially interesting.Continue reading

HaruChika Author Talks About the Anime

A translation of an article originally published at Mantan-Web.jp on December 5, 2015 prior to the broadcasting of the HaruChika anime.

HaruChika Author Hatsuno Sei talks about the anime adaptation, his mystery novel, and Satomi Hakkenden influences

HaruChika Anime
HaruChika series author Hatsuno Sei

The anime adaptation of Hatsuno Sei-san’s mystery novel HaruChika series (Kadokawa) will start from January 2016. Other than those who are of the same age as the high school protagonists, the original work is also popular with fans in their 40s and 50s. The work is gathering attention in advance of the broadcast. We asked original author Hatsuno-san about his thoughts on the anime and his own writing.

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