Hidden Gems: Tokyo Godfathers

  ****½ One cold Christmas Eve, A baby cries in Tokyo. Where is your mother? Loosely based on the 1948 John Wayne film 3 Godfathers, Satoshi Kon’s Tokyo Godfathers tells the story of three homeless outcasts who find a new-born baby abandoned on Christmas Eve and set off across the city on a quest to […]

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Manga Madness: Initial D (2005)

* Set in the world of illegal Japanese street racing, Initial D tells the story of young driver Takumi Fujiwara (played here by Jay Chou), who unwittingly becomes a legend amongst the racers of his local Akina mountain pass for the skill he demonstrates delivering tofu from his father’s shop. Originally beginning serialisation in 1995, […]

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