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Joker Game ~ Review

Joker GameNow this is going to be a true Kame Fan girl post. I’m not even going to apologise for it. The only people I will apologise to are my friends who went with me to see it. The fan girl in me couldn’t hide away from such fan service scenes.

 

Please be aware, there are spoilers and I don’t have the tags in use, so please at your own risk.

 

This movie is based a novel with the same name. Its set during the Second World War where a man sentenced to death is saved by a mysterious guy and is asked to become a spy. Now, my reasons for watching the movie, apart from all the smexy Kame scenes were to see what his English would be like. I haven’t seen his baseball movie yet, but from what a fellow Kame fan said, he didn’t really appear much and I’m not really a baseball fan anyway, so it doesn’t matter.

Compared to other roles that Kame has played, this was the first time I’ve seen him in a more serious role. He has been in comedies, romance drama’s etc. But this is the first movie where he gets to do cool fighting scenes, run about, and of course, the torture scene (if you don’t understand, then you clearly haven’t seen the trailer for this movie).

I have to say that I was also surprised to see Koide Keisuke. He has been in a few movies I’ve seen but I wasn’t expecting to see him in Joker Game. But it was a nice surprise.

I do have to say, that I wasn’t really impressed with the female lead, Fukada Kyouko, I felt like she doesn’t know much expression.  There was too many mysterious things about her and even I couldn’t understand how she suddenly changed clothes when they weren’t even around it. I had no idea where she hid them…… I haven’t read the novel so I can’t really tell if they were meant to appear out of thin air or not. I know that Spy’s are meant to have many hidden techniques, but it was way too strange,

Now, I am still not too sure about Kame having his hair sleeked back, but at least it allows for many neck porn shots and he does pull off wearing hats well. Even more so when Kame is in a suit, When Kame is in a suite, nothing can go wrong. That and Asian guys pull of wearing a suit better than western. It just doesn’t fit a western guy as well as Asian guys, which is a little strange. But I am not complaining. I am surprised as to how Kame can keep a white suit, white. Its hardest colour to keep clean, yet to see Kame running, jumping, hiding and getting his smexiness on in the suite, I do wonder if the cleaners really like having to keep washing it all. Yet, when it came to the Kame torture scene, I failed to keep my voice down and boy was that a hot scene. Kame with dripping wet hair, tied up with rope….

I really couldn’t contain the fan girl inside and I am sure my friend were worried I would hyper ventilate. But Boy! That was definitely one of the best scenes!!

Overall, the movie was interesting to watch. Even for someone who hasn’t read the novel. It was great to see Kame have a little romance, but it wasn’t the main part of the movie. Instead it was more about him trying to find something of importance and getting chased by the villains (which for this movie, just so happens to be a British guy…. Well we do play the best villains.).

It’s definitely a movie to watch if you are a Kame fan. It’s refreshing to see him in a different role and genre of movie where isn’t the main focal guy in a romance drama. So watch it when you get the chance. I am going to have to buy the DVD when it comes out or my fan girl side will hate me for ever!

るろうに剣心 伝説の最期編 ~ Review

Rurouni Kenshin 3rd movie Sorry it has taken me a while to get round to writing this review T__T

Now I have got to say, I’ve never been so happy to have two movies so close together. But I was so excited to see this movie and that didn’t help by the fact you could buy Kenshin merchandise before going into to the cinema.. I probably spent more money than I should have.. but when you have a Hello Kitty cosplaying as Kenshin.. what else could I do 😛

I am so glad that they did three live action movies for this amazing manga. I wasn’t able to finish reading it before going to see the final movie. But I could understand what was going on without the subtitles. So I am proud of myself for that. But I had watched the anime many years ago, so I could understand what was going on.

The fighting scene’s in this movie were amazing and I hope the DVD has many bonus features of the practise sessions with Satoh Takeru. I would happily watch all of them and I might start picking up a few moves 😛

I was really curious to see how they would end the movie and to be honest.. right now I can’t really remember it well apart from singing along to ONE OK ROCK’s awesome “Heartache”, to which I am still waiting to hear again… I have to wait next year for their next album, which I was buy asap!

If you have watched the previous movies, then you had better watch this one because it definitely won’t disappoint. The fights are amazing as the previous movies, if not better. You get to see Takeru with long hair that is not a pony tail.. which really didn’t suit him. It looked too girly for Takeru. But it was still kind of cute.

You seriously have to watch all three of these movies!! Be sure to buy the DVD’s and sit in awe of Satoh Takeru’s amazing performance.

るろうに剣心 ~ REVIEW

Rurouni KenshinI cannot believe I failed to review this when I first saw it in August 2013.

I am such a bad person!! But seeing as I plan to see the second movie this weekend (or in the near future), I am writing it now.

Before I get started, My wonder friend Lydia (Bluesnow – you know who are!) got me into the anime back in 2009. OMG! Its been so long since I saw that anime and the OVA’s but I clearly remember them. That is how good it was! Honestly! Watch them!

To the movie..

When I first heard who was playing Kenshin, my heart stopped, I fan girl screamed and became overly excited. Sato Takeru is one of those little gems that you find once in a blue moon. I first saw him in Bloody Monday (which I did write a review about a few years ago, but it got lost when I wasn’t able to export all my entries to back them up). He was good in the drama next to Miura Haruma, that I went in search for other drama’s he had previous been in. He was great in Rookies with his wild dread-lock styled hair. Then I found the first drama he had been in, Princess Princess D, which to this day, refuse to remember what it was like because I couldn’t bare to see him in a lolita style dress. Stick to just being awesome as you Takeru-san!!

The rest of cast was well chosen. Although, some I had not seen before, other’s I had seen and not realised it. Especially, Takei Emi (Kaoru Kamiya in the movie) who I found out played Hibino Tsubaki in Kyou, koi wo hajimemasu.

I was really interested in seeing how they were going to shoot the action scene’s. Because Kenshin is  a badass with a sword and has great agility. I had watched the trailers for the movie many times and sang along with my favourite J-Rock band ONE OK ROCK! The movie scene’s really didn’t disappoint.

It was great to see Takeru running around in this sexy way avoiding swings from well choreographed sword fighting and knocking them down with Sakabatou (thats the name of his sword for those who don’t know). With his sexy calm collected facial expression to the small polite, yet cheeky smile when he is talking to Kaoru-dono.

Sexy Kenshin

If you are a Kenshin fan, then this is a must see movie! It is great to see the characters come to life as an actually person. And I am sure Sato will forever be remembered for such his great performance as Kenshin for the rest of his life. But its definitely not someone to be ashamed of. Its a great movie, has great fighting scene’s and blood splats every where with the one of the most sexiest Japanese actors playing the main role.

What is there not to love about this movie?!?!
(thats a rhetorical question, BTW!)

We Were There 2 ~ Review

We Were ThereI was really interested in seeing how this would work out. I am a huge fan of the manga and really enjoyed reading it to the very end. However, I was a little disappointed to see it didn’t really stick close to it, but it still was very similar.

Ikuta Touma plays Yano really really well. I cannot picture anyone else playing Yano. He truly made the role his own. I was a little unsure about his co-star Yoshitaka Yuriko. I honestly can’t really say why but I found it hard to see her emotions and play Nanami well. But the chemistry because Ikuta and Yoshitaka was good on screen.

If you really like the manga, then I would suggest watching it but keep an open mind towards the end.

Only You Can Hear Me ~ Review

Only You Can Hear MeThis really is an amazing movie to watch. Koide plays the role of a young guy who contacts a girl without the aid of a mobile/cell phone. Yet they talk to each other mentally.

The story is so touching as you watch their relationship progress. Phoning each other when ever they like.

It totally draws you in to the two character’s lives and how even though they are far apart, then are close.

Totally worth the watch and re-watch!!