films seen
3
average score
4.00*
nationality
Japan - 66 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The good stuff

A Tree of Palme

by Takashi Nakamura
Parumu no Ki
2002 / 130m - Japan
Animation, Adventure, Drama
A Tree of Palme poster

A beautiful and imaginative fantasy film that takes a surprisingly dark turn. The premise sounds a lot like Pinocchio and there are some jolly sidekicks accompanying Palme on his quest, but this is more fantasy Akira than it is Japanese Disney. It's a film that requires some effort, but the payoff is fully worth it.

Robot Carnival

by Atsuko Fukushima, Hiroyuki Kitakubo, Hiroyuki Kitazume, Koji Morimoto, Takashi Nakamura, Yasuomi Umetsu, Manabu Ôhashi, Hidetoshi Ômori, Katsuhiro Otomo
Robotto Kanibaru
1987 / 90m - Japan
Animation, Sci-fi
Robot Carnival poster

A fine selection of shorts. There are one or two flukes here, but the rest is so unique and special that they're easy to forget. It's one of those animation anthologies that gives you a wide variety of styles, moods and stories in a very short span of time, exactly why I love these types of films. Robot Carnival is a classic, deservedly so.

Harmony

by Michael Arias, Takashi Nakamura
Hamoni
2015 / 119m - Japan
Animation, Sci-fi
Harmony poster

Michael Arias made a name for himself when he joined Studio 4°C to direct Tekkonkinkreet, one of the landmark animtion features of the 00s.