Love film? Love Japan? Ever thought to combine the two?
Did you know that the Japanese film industry is not only one of the largest (as of 2010 it ranked fourth in terms of the number of feature films it produced), but also one of the oldest film industries in the world, with a history dating back as early as 1897 – when film was first introduced to Japan? No? Well neither did I, until I started researching Japanese cinema.
To put it into perspective, the first movie studio in the Hollywood area was not founded until 1911, and the world’s first feature film (an Australian film called ‘The Story of the Kelly Gang’) wasn’t made until 1907. So you could say that Japan has been in the business a long time, producing countless amazing (and not so amazing) films for ‘Japanophiles’ and film-buffs alike to sink their teeth into.
So, if you’re a film buff looking to expand your cinematic horizons. A ‘Japanophile’ looking for another thing to love about Japan. Or maybe a combination of the two. Below you`ll find a collection of Jmovie synopsis, reviews, trailers and streaming links to satisfy your inner ‘japanophile film buff’.