“With her impressive and touching debut, Yuko Hakota reveals herself as one very promising director. “
‘Katagiri’s perfectly executed tonal shift turns Saki’s subjective journey into a truly touching experience.’
“A pure unadulterated mix of quirky comedy and crazy swashbuckling action”.
“A very amusing action-narrative (that) offers really exciting action-sequences and some great world-building. “
“A peaceful and serene exploration of female subjectivity.”
“A truly pleasant cinematographical narrative that succeeds, notwithstanding its lightheartedness, in formulating a truly relevant message.”
“While Oda show promise as a director, his debut-narrative reveals that he has yet to find his own distinctive voice.”
“A highly original narrative that communicates its powerful statement on art through its modulation of its eclectic art-style.”
“A promising debut of Hiroshi Okuyama”.