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I’m sorry, I had to post this. xD

I ran into this post in Japanese talking about something about a The L Word London/British BBC remake version (?), and the poster asked herself who she would cast in a Japanese remake of The L Word… or something like that. You know, you should always take my translations with a grain of salt. xD

ベット:天海祐希
ティナ:石田ゆり子
アリス:菅野美穂
ディナ:梨花
ララ:香里奈
ジェニー:蒼井優
マ リーナ:原沙知絵
シェーン:柴崎コウ
カルメン:黒木メイサ
パピ:土屋アンナ
ヘレナ:松下ゆき

Bolding mine~

As Bette Porter: Yuki Amami
As Tina Kennard: Yuriko Ishida
As Alice Pieszecki: Miho Kanno
As Dana Fairbanks: Rinka
As Lara Perkins: Karina Nose (?)
As Jenny Schecter: Yu Aoi <- I “WHAT” at this one xD
As Marina Ferrer: Sachie Hara
As Shane McCutcheon: Kou Shibasaki <- OMG I laughed at this one, actually snorted.
As Carmen de la Pica Morales: MEISA Kuroki
As Eva Torres (aka. Papi): Anna Tsuchiya <- I burst out laughing ‘coz I can picture it.
As Helena Peabody: Yuki Matsushita

First thoughts? It would be actually kind of exciting… considering Jenny was often described as “the main character” on the show, that would mean Yu on a new show xD and… no disrespect to Mia Kirshner and her Jenny, but OMG… how much I wanted to hit Jenny in the face. LOL She was… exasperating. So in that sense, I would like to see if Yu could make me want to punch her in the face with her Jenny, or if the Japanese writers (and Yu’s new interpretation) would be able to make me sympathetic towards her.

And if by any chance it gets remade… well, I doubt any Japanese network would be able to get away with all the smut, so all the smut would have to be implied. I don’t have a problem with that, as I actually think that all the smut took away from whatever little you could salvage from the telenovela.

*sighs* I haven’t talk about The L Word since it ended… unless you count the Shane posts xD And talking about Shane… how about Kou Shibasaki as her? I don’t know man… Shane’s like iconic. LOL It’s like you say “Shane” and people should know, you know? Could Shibasaki play suave? I don’t know any actress that could pull of Shane’s player attitude.

And since we’re talking about players… how about Papi. You know why I laughed with the suggestion of Tsuchiya. Because I was reminded the time I was watching Kamikaze Girls with a friend, and Anna Tsuchiya, playing Ichigo, was on screen with Momoko (played by Kyoko Fukada) and my friend literally “She’s sooooo cool” and then she turned around and asked me whether Kamikaze Girls was a gay film. Hence, I can picture Tsuchiya playing Papi.

Thoughts?

I saw Love Exposure (愛のむきだし) last night, and despite the nearly 4-hr running time — yes, the film is EPIC — it did never seem uninteresting. Yes, it actually felt like 2 or 3 films into 1, yet somehow… it didn’t bother me. It was highly entertaining… in a very dark and sick kind of way.

I mean, it can only be Japanese.

Ai no Mukidashi tells the story of Yu Tsunoda, a boy growing up in a very Christian family. Suddenly his mother dies, but before she does… he promises to introduce his Maria to his mom when he meets her. With the death of his mother, his father decides to become a priest, until he meets with a woman in church who has decided to become a Christian herself. She is baptized, and when she does her first session at the confessional, she tells Father Tsunoda that she is in love with him.

At first, Father Tsunoda refuses but in the end gives into this woman, and begins having an affair with her while still giving sermons at church. Three months later, the woman in question seems bored of him, and is tired of sneaking around as the priest doesn’t show signs of quitting priesthood, so she leaves him which turns Father Tsunoda into a pessimist who gives sermons about doom and destruction.

This also makes his relationship with his son Yu difficult, as Father Tsunoda gets a sick satisfaction from hearing his son confessing his daily sins, whom in turns has been looking for better and scandalous sins to commit in order to please his dad. His major sin-accomplishment is becoming a panties-photo-snapping-on-the-street perv.

That’s a whole movie all on itself, then there’s the part where he meets the most perfect panties, falls in love/lust, there’s a lot of killing, girl-on-girl action, girl-on-drag fantasy… etc, etc and… then there’s crazy women.

Or… I mean, crazy girl.

Psychotic women… sociopaths~~ it’s all about the crazy… and not only because they’re unstable. They are scary because they coolly kill people or get people killed, and they show no remorse.

It is so sick… but highly entertaining.
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This is Acerk’s last (and best) pick for Yu Aoi wishful thinking films. And I really did my best to stretch these picks as much as I could just to see if other fans would contribute their own.

There’s still time people!

1. Tokyo Trash Baby

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YAM008 for the Metal Tiger~

February 14, 2010 — 5 Comments

Happy Chinese New Year!

Yes, it’s your favorite movie to hate. LOL

We’ve got a very cool issue this month, but I’m not gonna ramble what’s in it.
Just head over here to download it and read it.

Viz Cinema (Pictures, etc etc) is the answer to J-Film fans in the US, Canada… and well, pretty much the whole continent. These coming weeks, besides showcasing 20th Century Boys 2, and Gurren Lagann, Viz will be screening two of Isshin Inudo’s films. The first one being Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish — on my bday xD — and La Maison de Himiko.

Josee counts with the presence of Juri Ueno in a small role ;P alongside Satoshi Tsumabuki, and Chizuru Ikewaki. While Himiko stars Joe Odagiri and Kou Shibasaki.

more info about the screenings over at Nippon Cinema.