Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High (2017) Review [Screening at Fantasia Film Festival]

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“A pleasant and often funny ride exploring high-school life in the Showa era, but, unfortunately, it doesn’t raise above the standard affair, and the comedy, as over-acting so typically of Japanese comedy is present, remains something of an acquired taste.”

Introduction 

When it comes to adaptations to the silver screen, Mangaka Usamaru Furuya is not doing that bad. In 2016 his horror comedy manga Litchi☆Hikari Club found his way into movie theaters. And now with Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High a second manga by his hand is given the live-action treatment.

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Museum (2016) review [Screening at Fantasia Film Festival].

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“And while a deeper exploration of Haruka and Shouta’s subjective perspective could have made Sawamura’s quest for redemption even more powerful, Museum does provide the tension, the thrills and the plot twists any great thriller narrative should have.”

Introduction 

If one looks at Keishi Ootomo oeuvre, one concludes that he loves to adapt manga narratives to the silver screen. He already brought the wildly popular manga Rurouni Kenshin to the silver screen – Rurouni Kenshin (2012), Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014), and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2014), and has just finished his filmic translation of the manga San gatsu no Lion following the story of a young shogi-player.

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