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Romance in Japanese (Movies)

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Memoirs of a Geisha is a 2005 film adaptation of the novel of the same name, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and Spyglass Entertainment and by Douglas Wick's Red Wagon Productions. The picture was directed by Rob Marshall and was released in the United States on December 9, 2005 by Columbia Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures. It stars Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Youki Kudoh, and Suzuka Ohgo. Ohgo plays the younger Sayuri in the movie, which was filmed in southern and northern California and in several locations in Kyoto, including the Kiyomizu temple and the Fushimi Inari shrine, the last film by Spyglass Entertainment teamed up with Buena Vista International for the Worldwide, before StudioCanal UK took over.

Memoirs of a Geisha tells the story of a young girl, Chiyo Sakamoto, who is sold into slavery by her family. Her new family then sends her off to school to become a geisha. This movie is mainly about older Chiyo and her struggle as a geisha to find love, in the process making a lot of enemies. The film was nominated and won numerous awards, including nominations for six Academy Awards, and eventually won three: Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

The Japanese release of the film was titled Sayuri, the titular character's geisha name.

Personal Opinion,
That is an amazing, tremendous, perfect movie. It is a piece of art. I liked how the story went, Sakamoto the lead character has the eyes of water which made her very beautiful and attractive to all. It made her make many enemies as well.
If you haven't watched it yet, I greatly recommend it.
I gave it five stars.
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People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Hanamizuki (2010)
Directed by Nobuhiro Doi
Produced by Yasuo Yagi, Kazuya Hamana, Jun Nasuda
Written by Noriko Yoshida
Genre Drama, Romance

Sae and Kouhei met by accident on a train when they were both high school students, and a relationship starts to form. Later, when Sae needs to leave Hokkaido to go to Tokyo for studies, the two of them attempted to have a long distance relationship. However, their bond is tested by multiple challenges facing the two of them.

Personal Opinion,
Well, I cant tell much about that one, it is oki but I didnt like it so I didnt finish it.
I dont recommend it regarding there isnt anything special about it to be watched, so..
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People who added this item 84 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Kimi ni Todoke is a 2010 Japanese romance drama film based on the manga of the same name. The film is directed by Naoto Kumazawa, who also co-wrote the film's script with Rika Nezu. The film stars actress Mikako Tabe, who plays the role of Sawako Kuronuma, also known as "Sadako", and Haruma Miura, who plays the role of Shota Kazehaya, an outgoing teenager who is popular with his classmates.

Personal Opinion,
I loved this movie from all my heart, it is one of my favorites, I watched it over four times. The romance in here is from the highest class of love.
The plot is just lovely.
I highly recommend this movie.
I gave it five stars.
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I Give My First Love to You is a 2009 Japanese film. It was based on a manga of the same name by Kotomi Aoki, and it was released on 24 October 2009 in Japanese cinemas. This story revolves around Takuma Kakinouchi, a boy who is told he will die before he is 20, and Mayu Taneda, a girl who is in love with him.

The film is directed by director Takehiko Shinjo, and stars newcomer actor Masaki Okada and actress Mao Inoue, who played the role of Makino Tsukushi in the television drama and film adaptation of Hana Yori Dango. The film's theme song was sung by Japanese singer Ken Hirai.

Personal Opinion,
Very very good one, The plot are so cute, but it is tragical. one of the best japanese movies I have watched.
I highly recommend it.
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People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Koizora (2007)
Koizora: is a 2005 best-selling Japanese coming of age and romance novel written by Mika. Originally posted on the cell phone website "Mahō no iLand", where chapters would be released exclusively for mobile reading, Koizora received a hard print publication from Starts Publications in October 2006, with the story being separated into two volumes.

Koizora is claimed to be a biographical account of Mika, or at least, based on first-hand accounts. It boomed in popularity and became a mass cultural phenomenon, spawning a theatrical film, a television drama adaptation, and a manga adaptation.

Deserves to be best selling indeed, It is interesting story, with good lead characters, I hate tragical endings but I loved that one.
I highly recommend it.
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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
Paradise Kiss (2011)
Is a 2011 Japanese film based on the manga of the same name. The film is directed by Takehiko Shinjo, and it stars actors Keiko Kitagawa, Osamu Mukai, Yusuke Yamamoto.
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Paradise kiss, the actress sucks, her acting is way too poor, there wasnt much warmth in the romance involved in the movie,
BUT the soundtrack is awesome, their fashion also was crazy in a good way, the decoration of their studio was outstanding..
I recommend it big time.
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People who added this item 225 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
It is directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. It is based on the manga series Kuuki Ningyo by Yoshiie Gōda, which was serialized in the seinen manga magazine Big Comic Original, and is about an inflatable doll that develops a consciousness and falls in love. The movie debuted in the Un Certain Regard section at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. It opened in Japanese cinemas on 26 September 2009.

Middle-aged Hideo lives alone with an inflatable doll he calls Nozomi. The doll is his closest companion. He dresses it up, talks to it over dinner, takes it out for walks in the community (with the doll in a wheel chair) and has sexual intercourse with it. However, unbeknown to Hideo, Nozomi finds a heart. After Hideo leaves for work each day, Nozomi dresses in her maid's outfit and explores the world outside their apartment with a sense of childlike wonder. Eventually she takes a job in a video store and becomes romantically involved with one of the employees. He discovers her secret—with unanticipated results.

oki! First, it is crazy!
I was clueless why would anyone do a film with such story, what is the point? until I read about the Director Koreeda when he stated that "the film is about the loneliness of urban life and the question of what it means to be human."
The movie has many moments of silence! I can count it as a silent movie.
The ending is shocking! just shocking!
It worth watching!
I recommend it.
and it is not very romantic by the way.... maybe not at all!
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.2
Kôkô debyû (2011)
Is a 2011 Japanese film directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa and based on the manga of the same name. It was released in cinemas in Japan on 1 April 2011

It is stupid, super duper dorky and innocent.
It made me feel how grown up I'm! Its so cute to have this innocence!
Well at first, the movie was so corny and so poor at quality but when I gave it a chance, it was really nice!
Its so funny, I cracked up from the heart at some scenes, the lead character is soo clumsy and hilarious! :D I loved her.
The ending song is awesome!
I recommend it.
Peace out \/
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
Bandage (バンデイジ bandeiji?), stylized as BANDAGE, is a 2010 Japanese independent film directed by Takeshi Kobayashi. Based on the original novel Good Dreams (グッドドリームズ guddodorīmuzu?) by Chika Kan, Iwai adapted it and renamed it Bandage.

The movie title has actually two meanings, a literal one, which is a play on the words "Band Age", because the story takes place in Japan's early 1990s, the boom of indie J-rock bands. And a figurative one, in which a certain character uses music as a "bandage" to heal the feeling of worthlessness. (wiki)

The beginning is cute, I like when I guy falls for a girl, while he is famous and handsome and she is not that special. It is something nice in Japanese romance and ideology. I also love films that are about rock bands and music..
The movie is kind of weird, like the ending was really really awkward, I kind of didnt get it but still appreciate it!
The girl is kinda annoying and weird. And the moves in that movie is so unpredictable and unexpected.
I personally enjoyed it.
I recommend it.
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Ouran Academy is a prestigious school with most students coming from wealthy families. One of the few students who comes from a modest background is Haruhi Fujioka (Haruna Kawaguchi). Through unexpected circumstances, Haruhi Fujioka ends up joining the male "host club," while hiding her gender. Friendship and love grows between Haruhi Fujioka and the male "host club" members. (Asian wiki)

I really dont know why is it that popular and it has really high rates over most of sites. I think thats maybe because of the anime or the series. I didnt watch any except that movie, and it is really normal. Less than normal. Like I have seen many better movies of the same category. The quality wasnt that good and it wasnt that funny either. Its incidence is very childish. It has no depth.I didnt like the cold actress as well.
I dont recommend it.
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I made a list of movies of what I have watched, posting my personal opinion.
I hope its helpful.

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