Day and Night (2010)
Without further ado, here are the best Japanese films of 2019, in reverse order, with the focus being, as always, on diversity. Some films may have premiered in 2018, but since they mostly circulated in 2019, we decided to include them.
20. Okinawan Blue (Tsukasha Kishimoto)
At the same time, one could say that the film also deals with four
Funko has a long history of licensing pop culture characters, creating thousands of toy action figures across dozens of toy lines. They’re arguably most famous for their Pop! figures, which all share the distinctive blocky heads and round, dark eyes and have become a craze in recent years for collectors.
The company also has a rich relationship with Warner Bros., having licensed brands and franchises such as Harry Potter, Batman and many more.
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Teddy Newton, an Oscar-nominee for the Pixar short “Day and Night,” and Mark Dindal,
“Day and Night” is screening at Fantasia International Film Festival
Koji Akashi returns home from Tokyo following the suicide of his father, a whistleblower for a large automobile company. As his father’s extreme step has left the family debt-ridden and hounded by debtors as well as workers of the automobile company, Akashi decides to stay back to help his mother and young sister and to find the truth about the mystery that surrounds his father’s death. In his search for truth, he meets Kenichi Kitamura, a suave man who alleges that he has a debt of gratitude towards Akashi’s father
Japanese studio Kadokawa Corp is arriving in Cannes with a busy slate headed by action drama Fukushima 50, starring Ken Watanabe and Koichi Sato, and also including new titles from Takahisa Zeze, Koji Fukada and Michihito Fujii.
Directed by Setsuro Wakamatsu (The Unbroken), Fukushima 50 tells the story of the courageous group of workers who remained on site to stabilise the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant during its meltdown following the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Based on Ryusho Kadota’s book On The Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi, the
Directed by Sunny Hsu, the series is based on a popular Internet novel “The Most Pleasant Thing to Hear,” written by Shi Xiao Zha. It is a story about the romance between a cold and aloof violinmaker and a sweet girl next door who aspires to become a voice actor, as they find themselves unexpectedly starring in a reality-dating show.
The series was produced by Zhou Mo, Huang Jin Ming, and is jointly owned by Youku, part of e-commerce leader Alibaba’s Digital Entertainment Group, and Chinese film studio Sugarent Film & TV. It began airing in China from late January on Youku and on Mango TV.
Netflix previously bought Youku detective thriller series “Day and Night,” in 2017. Youku
Netflix has acquired exclusive streaming rights to romantic comedy series I Hear You, produced by leading Chinese Ott platform Youku, outside of China.
Youku and Chinese film studio Sugarent jointly own rights to the 24-episode series, which will start streaming on Netflix on May 15.
Based on the popular Chinese novel of the same name, it revolves around the romance between a cold and aloof violin maker and a sweet ‘girl next door’ aspiring to become a voice actor, as they find themselves unexpectedly starring in a
“Life on Mars” was created by Endemol Shine-owned producer Kudos and initially aired on BBC One in the U.K. in 2006. ABC aired a U.S. version, which had a pilot from David E. Kelley and a cast that included Harvey Keitel and Michael Imperioli.
Phoenix will start production on a 24-episode season of the scripted show this year. The original version saw a cop (John Simm) transported from the present day to the 1970s after a near-fatal accident. He finds himself working with Gene (Philip Glenister), a no-nonsense colleague and unreconstructed male. The Chinese version will
With Orphan, Wang Chao would begin what was the first film of a trilogy of films based on modern life in China. He completed the trilogy with 2004’s Day and Night and 2006’s Luxury Car.
Youth drama, “We Are Little Zombies” is set for an early summer release in 2019. Written and directed by Makoto Nagahisa, who last year won a grand prize at Sundance for his short film “And So We Put Goldfish in The Pool,” the film is a story of four youngsters who all lose their parents around the same time. Realizing that they are devoid of emotion, they put together a kick-ass band to try to recover their ability to feel.
Written and directed by Indonesia’s Kimo Stamboel – one half of the so-called Mo Brothers – “Dreadout: Tower of Hell
As high-speed internet continues to roll out in the country, and 5G transforms the mobile universe, China’s Ott growth is forecast to soon be double that of traditional television.
The astonishing increase not only continues to fuel the power and market shares of China’s Ott streaming giants, but also helps to export Chinese drama serials abroad, as online series of high production value by companies including Tencent, iQiyi and Youku are being acquired by overseas online streaming platforms.
According to PwC’s forecast, China’s Ott sector is expected to see a 16.3% growth in revenue from 2017 to 2022, almost twice the growth rate of traditional television and home video, which are estimated to have a growth rate of 7.9%. Ott will take share from TV
Chinese streaming giant iQiyi is launching four new drama series at Filmart today (20 March), tapping into the trend for Chinese-language TV drama to find an audience overseas.
The four 24 x 45-minute series – Meet Me @ 1006, Befriend, Plant Goddess and Re-play – are the first to be produced by iQiyi’s Taiwan production team. The shows involve leading Taiwanese film and TV actors, such as Guo Shu-yao (The Teenage Psychic), who stars in Befriend, about a debt collector who helps people solve relationship conflicts.
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