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Life Senjou no Bokura 線上の僕ら (2020) Episode 3 [Review]

In the first two episodes, we saw Itou & Yuki meet and fall in love with each other, almost like they were fated to be together. After initial years of trying to be in sync with each other and their own desires & expectations, the two have fallen into somewhat domesticated life routines by the age of 25. 

We are just little dots that were forced into this world like this,  helpless and lonely. That is why someday we search for another dot to connect with, Someone that we can form a line with and live on… 

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Life Senjou no Bokura 線上の僕ら (2020) | Episode 2 [Review]

In the first episode, we watched Ito playing his lonely game walking on the line when he meets another high school student, the naïve but friendly Nishi playing a similar game of ‘white line.’ Ito instantly falls for Nishi’s uncomplicated charms. As a result of an impulsive kiss, the boys’ feelings for each other blossom and thus a new game starts – to walk together.

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Restart wa Tadaima no Atode – リスタートはただいまのあとで (2020)

Two of Japan’s reputable character-driven actors Yuki Furukawa and Ryo Ryusei star as good friends turned “intimate” in this live-action adaptation of a manga (Restart After Come Back Home) by author Cocomi. It is slated for release in the last quarter of 2020.

Yuki Furukawa portrays Mitsuomi Kozuka and is described as an Oranyan, the male equivalent of what many Yaoi fans know as a tsundere. (Tsundere (ツンデレ) is a Japanese term for a character development process that depicts a person who is initially cold (and sometimes even hostile) before gradually showing a warmer, friendlier side over time.

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Fujoshi, Ukkari Gei ni Kokuru – 腐女子、うっかりゲイに告る。(2019)

From Japan, where BL (Yaoi) originates, comes a heartwarming tale of love, friendship, familial relationship, peer pressure and coming out.

Daichi Kaneko, 24, plays the lead role as Jun, a closeted teenage gay, who is intimately involved with a matured male executive.

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HIS: I Didn’t Think I Would Fall in Love ~恋するつもりなんてなかった~ (2019)

After the Takumi-kun craze in 2007, it was only Seven Days that kept the quality of Japanese BL above mediocre. Of course, the Yaoi animations remain at very consistent levels, but the BL live-action suffered tremendously.

2018-2019 appear to be a resurgence of Japanese BL movies – and His: I Didnt Think I Would Fall in Love captured many imagination.

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The Cornered Mouse Dream of Cheese – 窮鼠はチーズの夢を見る (2020)

This is probably one of the best news to ever come out from Japan and from a BL perspective. Critically-acclaimed filmmaker Isao Yukisada is set to feature his 27th film entitled The Cornered Mouse Dream of Cheese. Aside from having an awesome director, it stars Ryo Narita – one of Japan’s most exciting young actors who was a former fashion model. He then auditioned and grabbed drama series and films since 2015.

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King Gnu – The Hole, starring Hiroya Shimizu (Japanese gay inspired) [Video]

 

This video is extremely exciting for me to watch since it stars Hiroya Shimizu, one of my ultimate personal bias among Japanese actors. Hiroya figured prominently in a couple of Japanese coming-of-age films including Solomon’s Perjury, The World of Kanako and Chihayafuru. Continue reading “King Gnu – The Hole, starring Hiroya Shimizu (Japanese gay inspired) [Video]”

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Takumi-kun Series Part 5: Ano, Hareta Aozora [Movie Review]

Directed by Kiyoshi Yokoi. This is the fifth and most highly anticipated installment of the Takumi-kun series. This is also reportedly the last movie that Hamao Kyosuke and Daisuke Watanabe reprise their roles as the couple Takumi and Gii. What is different about this movie from all the others is that it’s now told mostly from Gii’s perspective. Of all the Takumi-kun movies, this has the longest running time.

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Takumi-kun Series Part 4: Pure [Movie Review]

Directed by Takeshi Yokoi. This is the fourth installment of the Takumi-kun series. The movie begins as Takumi and his friend, Shingyouji decorate a room for the upcoming Tanabata Day on July 7. This is a Japanese star festival where people celebrate it by writing their wishes and hopes on pieces of paper. This time Takumi and Gii take a backseat in Pure as it explores the romance between Misu Arata and Shingyouji Kanemitsu and how it all began. Another couple that was previously introduced in the first movie is also included here, Izumi Takabayashi and Michio Yoshitaka. The movie explores how destiny, conflicts, and love affects their lives. Pure is mostly told from Shingyouji’s perspective.

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Takumi-kun Series Part 3: Bibou no Detail [Movie Review]

Directed by Takeshi Yokoi. This is the third installment of the Takumi-kun series. A new school year begins and Takumi is now in his third year in Shidou Gakuin. Although changes are typically expected, Takumi was not counting on his boyfriend Gii to drastically change causing Takumi to retreat to his old self that he had fought so hard to overcome.

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