Japanese actor Mansai Nomura archives - Movies and news ft. Mansai Nomura

Discover New York’s Japan Society with Mansai Nomura

An informative video for New York’s Japan Society about its history and activities. Narrated by famous Japanese Kyogen stage actor Mansai Nomura.

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Shin Godzilla (2016) Japanese movie trailer

Teaser for Japanese movie Shin Godzilla (シン・ゴジラ), in theatres in Japan this summer. The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. It’s the 31st instalment in the Godzilla franchise and the third reboot by Toho Pictures.

The Shin is a play of words which can mean a few things. Officially it’s RESURGENCE in English title, some Asian teasers go with TRUE, social media seems to like it as GOD, while I prefer the simpler NEW instead. It all seems to fit though.

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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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