Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021) review  

“Ohtomo’s does not only preserve the essence of Watsuki’s narrative but delivers this essence with necessary emotionality and adorns it with many breathtaking sword-fighting moments that neither a manga nor an anime can deliver.”

Wife of A Spy (2020) review

A tremendous achievement [that succeeds in calling] forth orth certain (indigestible) truths concerning the Japanese imperialistic Other.

Miyamoto (2019) review [Japannual 2020]

“A gripping and surprisingly moving exploration of how one sometimes needs to perform an act in the real in order to be able to reestablish one’s subject in an imaginary position and reaffirm the symbolic inter-subjective commitment one has made.”

Tokyo Ghoul (2017) review

“Notwithstanding this flaw, Tokyo Ghoul still remains one of the better high-budget live-action adaptations to appear in recent years. It even serves as a perfect introduction for newcomers to Ishida’s world of ghouls.”

Over The Fence (2016) Review [Camera Japan Festival]

“It is not love-story in the traditional sense of the word, but a wonderful and moving psychological study of the concept of meeting, a sort of meeting that might change each subject involved forever.”