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Japan Cuts : Look Back is Brutally Poignant, But Emotionally Complex

Manga publishing is a ruthlessly numbers-driven business. Success is mostly dependent on sales and reader popularity polls. Nevertheless, it attracts artistic young people, who often keenly sensitive, somewhat neurotic, and even sometimes painfully shy. Those terms certainly describe either Ayumu Fujino or her middle school rival “Kyomoto the Truant.” Several apply to them both. Somehow,…

JAPAN SOCIETY’S JAPAN CUTS: FESTIVAL OF NEW JAPANESE FILM ANNOUNCES TWO MAJOR PREMIERES BASED ON POPULAR MANGA

©Tsubasa Yamaguchi/KODANSHA ©2024 “Blue Period” Film Partners FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JAPAN SOCIETY’S JAPAN CUTS: FESTIVAL OF NEW JAPANESE FILM ANNOUNCES TWO MAJOR PREMIERES BASED ON POPULAR MANGA: KENTARO HAGIWARA’S BLUE PERIOD INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE – JULY 13 KIYOTAKA OSHIYAMA’S LOOK BACK EAST COAST PREMIERE – JULY 14 These newly announced additions to North America’s largest Japanese…