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Koichi Sakamoto Directs Nao Nagasawa And Ayumi Kinoshita In Travelers: Dimension Police

March 3, 2013 11 comments

Sexy Nagasawa and Kinoshita kick ass in new action-packed sci-fi drama!

Travelers Police Dimension (C)2013 Next Media Animation Limited. All rights reserved. pic 3You may recall in February 2012 when Diverse Japan interviewed Nao Nagasawa (Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger, GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka, Playgirls 2012) that she mentioned she was going to Taiwan the following month to begin shooting her next action movie. DJ can now reveal that the film she spoke of is a sci-fi action adventure called Travelers: Dimension Police directed by Read more…

NEO Magazine Issue107 Profiles Gravure Idol/Actress Saaya Irie – OUT NOW!

January 25, 2013 1 comment

Double cover issue – Plus the Best Of 2012 as voted for by YOU!!

NEO issue # 107 Saaya Irie profileNEO magazine profiles sexy idol and actress Saaya [Irie] highlighting some of her best bits. PLUS the votes are in! Find out the hottest names in anime, manga and 11 other categories in Asian entertainment as voted for by YOU, the British public. Oh yes, the winners of the NEO Awards 2012, sponsored by MCM Comic Con, are here and Read more…

DVD Review: Crime Or Punishment!?! A Film By Keralino Sandorovich

September 29, 2012 2 comments

A zany slapstick comedy from Third Window Films!

Crime or punishment!?! is the latest offering from writer/director Keralino Sandorovich and is a multi-layered, multi-character comedy with elements of almost all other genres thrown in for good measure. When people in the West think of Japanese films many may presume that all there is on offer is horror/ thriller. One reason for this is because films of this genre are what Western audiences can identify easiest with because horror/thriller themes are universal and will work in any language, whereas a comedy can be country-specific or even region specific in its themes. Also, to watch only one Read more…

Event Review: Friday Late: Loli-POP! Lolita Fashion Fun At The V&A Museum

September 23, 2012 4 comments

London embraces the Japanese street style Lolita!

Reporter: Lizzie Ooi

On Friday, 31st August the V&A Museum (Victoria and Albert Museum) in London held a free evening of Lolita fashion, the unique street style that combines Japan’s obsessions with cuteness, punk and Gothic macabre. The programme included a kimono demonstration with Mamechiyo Modern, a wig workshop with Pixie Late and her team, photo shoots, a screening of Kamikaze Girls Read more…

Interview: Comedy Actress Eri Fuse – Cutie Honey, Adrift In Tokyo, GTO

“As long as I can act and I can eat something nice I’m happy!” Eri Fuse

Back in February of this year (24th – 26th February 2012 to be exact), comedy actress Eri Fuse and her husband film director Miki Satoshi came to the UK to appear as special guests at the three-day London event Hyper Japan 2012 Spring and took to the stage for a Q&A session hosted by Adam Torel of Third Window Films. They were also gracious enough to give up some of their valuable time for Diverse Japan to take part in a Read more…

DVD Release: Crime or Punishment?!? – A film by Keralino Sandorovich!

April 19, 2012 4 comments

DVD release date: 14th May 2012

Have you ever experienced a day when you are carrying on as usual just like the day before but strange things keep happening one after another on that particular day? This is a slapstick comedy, like Kafka’s novel, filled with incongruous nightmares and nonsensical laughter.

Ayame (Riko Narumi) is an unsuccessful girl celebrity, who happens to take on the PR role of a “police chief for a day”. The job of a campaign girl is to smile and act as a police chief for one day. It should have been a simple job, however, the police station staff treat her like Read more…

NEO Magazine Launches New Profile Series Kicking Off With Action Idol Nao Nagasawa

April 19, 2012 11 comments

NEO magazine issue 97 OUT NOW!

In the latest issue, Neo magazine introduces a new profile series starting off with actress/idol Nao Nagasawa. The monthly series is written by Diverse Japan creator and administrator, Spencer Lloyd Peet, who interviewed Miss. Nagasawa in January 2012, and focuses on individual Japanese talent/personalities within the entertainment business. Also Read more…

Three Low Cost Carriers Launching in Japan In 2012

February 29, 2012 4 comments

The first of three new low-cost carriers will be launching in Japan this March!

The launch of three low-cost carriers in Japan in 2012 is set to reduce the cost of domestic air travel, making it cheaper for people to combine a city break in Tokyo with time relaxing on the beaches of Okinawa in Japan’s far south or skiing and snowboarding in Hokkaido in Japan’s far north.

Peach Aviation, Japan’s first dedicated low-cost carrier, will commence its first routes from its home base, Read more…

DVD Review: TOMIE Unlimited – A J-Horror Film By Noboru Iguchi

February 21, 2012 9 comments

Warning: Review contains graphic images!

The film’s strength lies within its absurdities.

The Cronenberg-style horror flick, TOMIE Unlimited, is the ninth, and nastiest, entry in the film series based on a popular manga by Junji Ito. Renowned for directing AV (Adult Video) and action/horror films on a meagre budget, Noboru Iguchi, true to form, delivers a totally in-your-face splatterfest that is rife with buckets of blood and dismembered bodies.

Schoolgirl Tsukiko (Moe Arai) is a photography enthusiast with an inferiority complex caused by the jealousy she has towards her Read more…

DVD Review: Gravure Idol Saaya Irie: “17 – Sexy” & “17 – Pure”

January 5, 2012 10 comments

Apart from the obvious, Saaya has many redeeming features!

Between March and April 2011, two editions of the Saaya “17” idol DVD were released – the first, “Sexy”, came out on 16th March, and the second, “Pure”, on 20th April. As with many Saaya gravure idol DVDs these ones come with a stunning 5×3 Collectors Photo and a reversible sleeve (see images below).

Previous to these releases, there have been no less than 14 Saaya idol DVDs available on the market. It’s not Read more…

DVD & Blu-ray Release: “Guilty Of Romance” – Starring Former Gravure Idol Megumi Kagurazaka

January 3, 2012 2 comments

Release date: 28 November 2011

A dramatic account of three women and their lives, seen through the looking glass of sex, words, madness, death, and family, Guilty of Romance — the new crime noir from the award-winning director Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish) — tells the tale of three women entangled in a mystery…a mystery that is the gate to a hell-bound love like no other!

Set just before the turn of the 21st century, a grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya — a love hotel district — a woman was found dead in a derelict apartment in Read more…

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