Outgrowing KamikazeeGirl

What do you when you seem to outgrow your blog identity?Β  I first started blogging close to thirteen years ago. Back then, my very first blog was hosted in LiveJournal. I was probably in my late twenties, I was sullen most of the time, a rebel-without-a-cause and a devil-may-care attitude. I was obsessed with Japanese…

“Okuribito/Departures” to open Eiga Sai 2011

One of my most favorite Japanese movies (and one that made me cry) “Departures” will open the 2011 Eiga Sai – Japanese Film Festival , in celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month. Departures is a 2009 Oscar-winning movie directed by Yojiro Takita. It tells the story of Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist who played in an…

Memoirs of a former teenage drama queen

FINALLY! Almost a year after I first started searching online for the movie “Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac”, a film produced and made by Japanese-American collaboration and starring one of the best young actors in Japan today, Kenichi Matsuyama and the lovely Horikita Maki — I finally found an uploaded version via YouTube. You don’t…

Gokusen the Movie: formulaic but entertaining

As mentioned last night, I was determined to find the Japanese movie “Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac”, but my search through Torrentz, ISO Hunt and other downloading sites proved futile. In my desperation, I checked out YouTube and MySoju and this is what I found instead: Of course, we all know Gokusen. The story of…

Going gaga for “teenage amnesiac”

HELP! I badly need to see this movie otherwise, I will die from utmost despair and sadness (HAH! I didn’t took a semester in theater arts for nothing!) I have basically tried everything there is just to get a copy of the movie. ISO Hunt and Torrentz proved of no use this time. The same…

Norwegian Wood gets the “Beatles”

There are few things in life that you could utterly be thankful for: 1. Good music 2. A great piece of literature 3. A movie adaptation that would make you further appreciate points 1 and 2. So imagine my utter joy when it was announced that a movie adaptation of Haruki Murakami is in the…

kyaaaaaah!!! Horikita Maki + Matsuyama Kenichi! kyaaaaah!!!

The movie, “Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac” (Dareka ga Watashi ni Kiss wo Shita) is based from the novel of the same name by author Gabrielle Zevin and stars Horikita Maki, Kenichi Matsuyama, NEWS hearthrob Tegoshi Yuya and Anton Yelchin. The story is about Naomi Suzuke who lost her memory after a bad fall in…

How my name came to be…

I’ve posted earlier about my love for the cool Anna Tsuchiya and her break-out role in the movie, Kamikaze Girls. By now, you’ve probably realized that this site’s name was born out of that funny, endearingly cool movie. I’ve always have an affinity to Japanese movies more than the films churned out by my own…