Movies produced in Japan or in the Japanese language. To be used for identification questions or questions pertaining to the general nature of Japanese movies.

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Japanese movie about a young girl and old man during the 2000s?

The story was about a retired principle who saves a young girl from her abusive mother and boyfriend. They go on a journey with each other around Japan and meet a man that commits suicide at the ...
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A fan appears to take a care of a blind idol

I only remember the main outline, and most likely it wasn't the sole focus of the movie. More of a sub-plot or perhaps a sub-story in an omnibus. There's an entartainer (could be an ...
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Japanese sword fighting movie (Hero has reversed sword, katana)

Recently I saw a sword fighting film. The hero is a very very good sword fighter. One of the heroes has a sword with a reversed blade. Later it is revealed it can be reversed. Film is quite recent ...
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Female assassin with a boyfriend who has the heart on the wrong side

This movie is Asian, probably Japanese. It is at least ten years old. The story is as follows: a female assassin falls in love with a guy, but her boss wants the guy dead. He has situs inversus (i.e. ...
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What is the name of a movie on [adult swim] where children run around an empty Tokyo-esque city?

I remember watching a Japanese anime movie on [adult swim] years ago about a group of children wandering around a city that resembles Tokyo, with lion statues and torii. I've looked through this list ...
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Where to start with Kaiju movies? [closed]

I watched the original Godzilla, and I found that it was much more serious than I expected. From what I've seen from clips and plot summaries of the later movies (and watching the 2004 Godzilla: Final ...
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Mecha movie with robots synced to their pilots' movements

It's a movie that I watched with my dad when I was really young. I know it does not really help but I can't remember the year I watched it in. I'm 17 so I guess I watched it around 2001. In my memory ...
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Cultural Basis of Asian Ghost Lady

In a lot of Asian horror movies (particularly Japanese ones) a common motif is the ghost lady in white, with long black hair covering her face. The wide spread use of this image has led me to wonder ...
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Why is Drunken Angel considered to be a masterpiece?

I watched Drunken Angel by Akira Kurosawa last night. Though I really enjoyed the film and found it entertaining - even though it is made 60+ years ago, I could not understand why so many people ...
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What is the title of this samurai movie?

The movie starts by a samurai walking through woods and practising his skill (he makes a few steps and then cuts through air). I also remember that a lot of the story revolves around him living in a ...