My name is Thomas Raven and I’m a fiction writer, but I also love movies and Japanese culture so I decided to review Japanese films on this site as a writing exercise of sorts.  Sometimes it’s just good to get away from the novels and write something different to clear my head.  I also hope that these reviews might help some new viewers to get into the weird and wonderful films of Japan.  There’s a lot worth seeing if, like me, you’re tired of the CGI crapfest that’s currently being generated by the Hollywood machine.

Streaming services like Hulu and Netflix have certainly made it easier to find Japanese movies and TV shows, but unfortunately, many of the streaming titles are dubbed.  If you like the dubbed versions, I sincerely hope you enjoy them, but I’ve hardly ever found a film that was better when dubbed.  In fact, the only decent dub I can think of is Shogun Assasin, and it was unique in its creation.  IMHO, subtitles are definitely the way to go.  If you agree and you have a Netflix streaming account, I encourage you to call them at 1-888-811-1933 and ask politely for them to include more subbed versions on their streaming service.  Hey, it couldn’t hurt.

Thanks for reading my reviews!  If you’d like to check out my other writing, you can do so at ThomasRaven.com.

Sore, dewa mata!


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