Japan at Hand

Experience Japan close to home
Experience Japan close to home

Posts filed under: Media reviews

The Abroad in Japan book review

The Abroad in Japan book is the autobiographical account of well-known YouTuber Chris Broad as he seeks to share his experiences after ten years in Japan.... Read More

Drive My Car film review: a Japanese character drama

This character centric story follows the lives of Yukuke and his new driver Misaki, a mysterious couple with troubled pasts. Find out more in my Drive My Car film review.... Read More

Summer Wars film review

This animated film takes a look at the importance of family in an increasingly digital world. Find out more in this Summer Wars film review.... Read More

Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes film review

Beyond the infinite two minutes is a short film exploring the idea of time delay, told within a realistic environment. Learn what to expect here.... Read More

Spirited Away film review

Over 20 years ago one of the greatest ever animated films was released to the world. I discuss its merits in this Spirited Away film review.... Read More

Trek to Yomi game review: the power of nostalgia

In this Trek to Yomi game review, learn what you can expect from a samurai game that looks like it was pulled straight from a 1950's film archive.... Read More

Battle Royale film review: 20 year perspective

Battle Royale, a film released over 20 years ago is still just as shocking as was then. Lets look at what makes it so and the effects it had.... Read More

Samurai Shifters film review: An alternate perspective of samurai

Samurai Shifters is a 2019 Japanese film directed by Inudo Isshin. I take a look at this alternate samurai narrative with my film review.... Read More

Where to watch Japanese movies

Finding where to watch Japanese movies can be tricky but here I put together a few services that are most useful.... Read More