Japanorama (2002 IMDb)

Viewing

Review refers only to the first two seasons.

Categorization

Hip and flashy cultural digest at skin depth.

Subject

Introduction to Japanese popular culture, particularly cinema. Interview subjects (in the first season) include Miyazaki Hayao, Oshii Mamoru, Miike Takashi and Koike Kazuo.

Commentary

The host knows no Japanese and misinterprets Ghost in the Shell (1995) as if he's never seen it. Speaking of which, the Japanese flipside of the logo reads only “Japarama”.

documentary series