QCinema 2021 to feature two Ryūsuke Hamaguchi movies

2021 is the year of Japanese auteur Ryūsuke Hamaguchi.   Touted as the most important Japanese director to emerge in recent years, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi marked this year with two feature films that have both been sensations on the festival circuit.  His film Wheel of Fortune And Fantasy won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale. Less than four months …

Movies from China, Japan and Korea coming to iQiyi this July

This July, iQiyi International presents a slate of all-star blockbusters with mesmerizing casts from China, Japan, and Korea. Animation hits include the record-breaking Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train and Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond. New crime and thriller films that have garnered best-in-class cast and rave reviews, including Voice of Silence (starring Yoo Ah-in and …

Netflix Announces Japanese Animation Film ‘A Whisker Away’

A new Japanese animated film is coming our way via streaming giant ‘Netflix.’ Check out the trailer for ‘A Whisker Away’ and see it on Netflix starting June 18. From Sailor Moon director Junichi Satoh and Anohana writer Mari Okada comes A Whisker Away, an anime film about love, magic, and cats. Miyo Sasaki, nicknamed …

Romantic Manga Feels in “Your Lie in April”

Award-winning and best-selling romantic manga series “Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso” by Naoshi Arakawa  is now a live-action film “Your Lie in April” starring promising young actors Suzu Hirose and Kento Yamazaki that will open in Philippine cinemas on December 7.                 The much-awaited teen manga drama, “Your Lie in April” stars up-and-coming actors Suzu Hirose …

‘Death Note’ Movie Moves To Netflix, Adds Cast

The English film adaptation of Death Note has been long-in-development. While the metaphysical thriller manga has already been adapted into a successful two-season anime series and a 2006 Japanese film, last April it was reported that Warner Bros. had purchased the rights to make their own Americanized version of the story. Shane Black (The Nice Guys, Iron Man …

‘Attack on Titan:’ The Epic Manga That Inspired the Gigantic Movie

Pop culture phenomenon “Attack on Titan” is set to invade Philippine big screens on August 12 with a live action film, based on the successful manga and anime, Shingeki no Kyojin.             The manga is created by comics creator Hajime Isayama. Selling over million volumes in Japan, it was an instant hit when it debuted …

New Breed of Heroes Rise in Phenomenal Manga-to-Movie ‘Attack on Titan’

The most awaited Manga anime adaptation of the century is about to open in local cinemas on August 12 – “Attack on Titan,” the live action movie based on the phenomenal series by Hajime Isayama “Shingeki no Kyojin” where human survivors enclosed themselves in a city protected by towering walls when giants invaded their town. …