Her Father, My Lover is a surprisingly robust film despite its technicalities leading one to believe that it can not possibly be such. Wherein other films of similar ilk may be prone to center upon the devastation of such infidelities with emotional leverage, Yamauchi is skillfully conscious of just how ridiculous such actions are and their distressing influence on the family unit.
The stylish nature of the film is what truly carries it, with Demon Covered in Scars offering up a social critique that weaves its way between both the widely dramatic and pragmatic. Its treaded albeit engaging narrative is uplifted through Yamagishi’s distinctive direction, in turn making him one director to look forward in the future.
Yoshihiro Kamimoto's Oh My Zombie! delivers a different take on the zombie genre, bringing together a unique combination of comedy and horror that focus extensively on its characters rather than the zombie threat that surrounds them.
Based on the novel of the same name from author Takafumi Nanatsuki, Tomorrow I Will Date With Yesterday's You may initially be viewed as one of the latest additions to the overly crowded teenage romance genre, but it is far from it.
Based on the manga from writer Tsunami Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata, Death Note attends to the various degrees in which one can justify murder and the moral relativism that encompasses the pursuit of justice.