“A satisfying sequel that fans of Fable’s first outing should not pass this up.”
“Daihachi Yoshida succeeds in turning Shiota’s interesting story and fascinating world of publishing and bookstores into an engaging and pleasant filmic narrative.”
“A pleasant lighthearted narrative that expresses a (vain?) hope for a more thoughtful form of Japanese politics.”
A beautifully composed and highly relevant narrative about destructive kinds of social violence, a social violence against the Otherness present in the community and an ostracizing violence to turn the once-trusted other into an unwanted Otherness.
“An effective warning against further relying on nuclear energy alone to power the country.”
“Kan Eguchi succeeds in composing an action-narrative that, by hitting all the necessary beats, ensures the spectator’s enjoyment.”
“Those (spectators) that give the narrative a chance will become captivated by its moving evocation of the tension between speech and truth.”
“One of most original narratives about coming-into-being and that beautiful evil little thing called love to be released in recent years.”