Pacific Rim (2013) movie trailer

Nice trailer for Hollywood film Pacific Rim, a giant robot vs monster movie (heavily inspired by the Japanese mecha anime/manga genre) by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures. In theatres July 12, 2013.

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The Floating Castle (2012) movie trailer

Teaser for Japanese movie The Floating Castle (のぼうの城, Nobō no Shiro). It’s a comedic-historical film directed by Shinji Higuchi and Isshin Inudo, and it’s adapted from Ryo Wada’s 2007 novel of the same name. In theatres in November 2012.

Oshi Castle

Set in feudal Japan, the story is based on the Siege of Oshi in 1590 [wiki]. It’s a battle between a small clan with 619 samurai and 2000 conscripts against a force of 23,000 troops. Hence the slightly off 20000 vs 500 tagline in the movie.

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Cute Japanese girl commercial

Cute Japanese commercial featuring child-star Mana Ashida seemingly begging her papa to buy her a new bag from Ito-Yokado general store…

Ano-ne (which could mean “You see…” in Japanese), Ito-Yokado is a hypermarket chain owned by Seven & I Holdings which is also the (grand)-parent company for 7-Eleven.

As for Ishida, the 6-year-old kid is one of the biggest child-stars in Japan at the moment, following her tear-jerking performance in J-drama Mother earlier this year.