“A highly enjoyable sequel that, once more, delivers heart-warming light-heartedness, comical action-sequences, and touching musical moments.”
“This film remains, after all these years, a highly enjoyable narrative that succeeds to please the spectator with heart-warming light-heartedness, comical action, and beautiful musical moments.”
“A fabulous narrative that offers a satisfying exploration of the tragedy of phallic ambition and the destructive potential of desire.”
“An elegant and touching exploration of arrested mourning, unresolved subjective regrets, and the impact of unfinished business on the deceived or the living subject.”
“A worthy attempt to offer something fresh to the horror-table, but Shimizu struggles to blend the many pleasing parts into a whole that truly engages and pleases the spectator.”
Matsunaga delivers a beautiful and highly emotional experience that will leave no one unaffected.
“Ishii’s narrative meanders a bit too much, but it luckily never outstays its welcome.”
“Seta’s first narrative hits some false notes, but these cannot derail Seta’s first-feature film nor radically complicate the spectator’s pleasure.”
“A visually pleasing narrative that underlines, in a charming and touching way, the importance for the subject to find the kind of signifiers that can unlock his/her deadlock.”
Ohkanda’s narrative proves that one does not need a big budget to deliver a narrative that touches the spectator.
“A very satisfying satirical short thta shows that, within the job-seeking process, only the image matters.”
“Kahori Higashi’s debut is impressive.”
Kawanobe delivers a very touching and emotional story about homosexuality in Japan.
“A visually enticing narrative that elegantly explores the unresolvable tension between the societal Other and the subject.”
“The effective interaction between his fluid composition, the great narrative structure, and the thematical exploration of trauma and perverse fantasies ensures that the film hits all the right notes and more.”