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. Funuke: Show Some Love, You Losers! (2007) Daihachi Yoshida

  6. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) Isao Takahata

  7. Guilty of Romance (2011) Sion Sono

  8. Gunbuster the Movie (1988) Hideaki Anno

  9. Harakiri (1962) Masaki Kobayashi

  10. Kamikaze Girls (2004) Tetsuya Nakashima

  11. Kamome Diner (2006) Naoko Ogigami

  12. Love Exposure (2008) Sion Sono

  13. Metropolis (2001) Rintaro

  14. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) Hideaki Anno

  15. Ninja Scroll (1993) Yoshiaki Kawajiri

  16. Onibaba (1964) Kaneto Shindô

  17. Outrage (2010) Takeshi Kitano

  18. Paprika (2006) Satoshi Kon

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

  20. Perfect Blue (1997) Satoshi Kon

  21. Pigs and Battleships (1961) Shohei Imamura

  22. Princess Mononoke (1997) Hayao Miyazaki

  23. Rashômon (1950) Akira Kurosawa

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

  25. Sazen Tange and The Pot Worth a Million Ryo (1935) Sadao Yamanaka

  26. Shoplifters (2018) Hirokazu Kore-eda

  27. Spirited Away (2001) Hayao Miyazaki

  28. Still Walking (2008) Hirokazu Kore-eda

  29. Swallowtail Butterfly (1996) Shunji Iwai

  30. Symbol (2009) Hitoshi Matsumoto

  31. The Ballad of Narayama (1983) Shohei Imamura

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

  33. The Burmese Harp (1956) Kon Ichikawa

  34. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) Hayao Miyazaki

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

  36. The Garden of Words (2013) Makoto Shinkai

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

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

  39. The Sword of Doom (1966) Kihachi Okamoto

  40. The World of Kanako (2014) Tetsuya Nakashima

  41. Tokyo Chorus (1931) Yasujirô Ozu

  42. Tokyo Godfathers (2003) Satoshi Kon

  43. Tokyo Story (1953) Yasujirô Ozu

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

  45. Woman of the Dunes (1964) Hiroshi Teshigahara

  46. Yearning (1964) Mikio Naruse

  47. Yojimbo (1961) Akira Kurosawa

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