Review of Japanorama (2002)

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Review refers only to the first two seasons.

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

Hip and flashy cultural digest at skin depth. 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”.

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