Friday, October 19, 2018

Tag: Masaaki Yuasa

Lu Over the Wall (2017)

Title: Lu Over the Wall
Rating: PG
Directed by: Masaaki Yuasa
Written by: Reiko Yoshida, Masaaki Yuasa, Stephanie Sheh, and Amanda Céline Miller
Starring: Kanon Tani, Shôta Shimoda, and Shin’ichi Shinohara
Release Date: 5/19/2017
Running Time: 112 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. His only joy is uploading songs he writes to the internet. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their practice sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance – whether they want to or not.

As Kai spends more time with Lu, he finds he is able to tell her what he is really thinking, and a bond begins to form. But since ancient times, the people in the village have believed that mermaids bring disaster and soon there is trouble between Lu and the townspeople, putting the town in grave danger.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Mind Game (2004)

Title: Mind Game
Rating: NR
Directed by: Masaaki Yuasa, and Kôji Morimoto
Written by: Masaaki Yuasa
Based on the comic by: Robin Nishi
Starring: Kôji Imada, Sayaka Maeda, and Takashi Fujii
Release Date: 6/26/2005
Running Time: 103 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
After a deadly encounter with two yakuza, a loser with a crush on his childhood girlfriend goes to heaven and back, embarking on a psychedelic self-discovery experience with her and his friends.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


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