Japanese Cinema Review Archives

This is the JCA archives, which is to say a complete list of all our reviews. In fact, our reviews are listed in two fashions. Right below, you will find our reviews in alphabetical order. At the bottom of this page, you will find the same reviews organized in the chronological order of publishing dates.

 

Our goal at Japanese Cinema Archives is to make this site the most extensive resource on Japanese film reviews online. And yes, we are fully aware that we have a looong way to go. We started out publishing new reviews every couple of weeks. We soon calmed down. At the moment JCA is publishing new reviews on a bi-monthly basis.

  1. After Life (1998) Hirokazu Kore-eda

  2. Audition (1999) Takashi Miike

  3. Battle Royale (2000) Kinji Fukasaku

  4. Blue Spring (2001) Toshiaki Toyoda

  5. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) Isao Takahata

  6. Guilty of Romance (2011) Sion Sono

  7. Gunbuster the Movie (1988) Hideaki Anno

  8. Harakiri (1962) Masaki Kobayashi

  9. Kamikaze Girls (2004) Tetsuya Nakashima

  10. Kamome Diner (2006) Naoko Ogigami

  11. Love Exposure (2008) Sion Sono

  12. Metropolis (2001) Rintaro

  13. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) Hideaki Anno

  14. Ninja Scroll (1993) Yoshiaki Kawajiri

  15. Onibaba (1964) Kaneto Shindô

  16. Outrage (2010) Takeshi Kitano

  17. Paprika (2006) Satoshi Kon

  18. Pecoross' Mother and Her Days (2013) Azuma Morisaki

  19. Perfect Blue (1997) Satoshi Kon

  20. Pigs and Battleships (1961) Shohei Imamura

  21. Princess Mononoke (1997) Hayao Miyazaki

  22. Rashômon (1950) Akira Kurosawa

  23. Rent-A-Cat (2012) Naoko Ogigami

  24. Shoplifters (2018) Hirokazu Kore-eda

  25. Spirited Away (2001) Hayao Miyazaki

  26. Still Walking (2008) Hirokazu Kore-eda

  27. Swallowtail Butterfly (1996) Shunji Iwai

  28. Symbol (2009) Hitoshi Matsumoto

  29. The Ballad of Narayama (1983) Shohei Imamura

  30. The Boy and The Beast (2015) Mamoru Hosoda

  31. The Burmese Harp (1956) Kon Ichikawa

  32. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) Hayao Miyazaki

  33. The End of Evangelion (1997) Hideaki Anno & Kazuya Tsurumaki

  34. The Garden of Words (2013) Makoto Shinkai

  35. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Mamoru Hosoda

  36. The Loyal 47 Retainers of the Genroku Era (1941) Kenji Mizoguchi

  37. The World of Kanako (2014) Tetsuya Nakashima

  38. Tokyo Chorus (1931) Yasujirô Ozu

  39. Tokyo Story (1953) Yasujirô Ozu

  40. Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (1988) Akio Jissôji

  41. Woman of the Dunes (1964) Hiroshi Teshigahara

  42. Yearning (1964) Mikio Naruse

  43. Yojimbo (1961) Akira Kurosawa

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