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  1. Psychic Kusuo (2017) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Psychic Kusuo (2017) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Hashimoto Kanna (Actor) | Yamazaki Kento (Actor) | Yoshizawa Ryo (Actor) | Arai Hirofumi (Actor)
    With great power comes great exasperation
    July 11, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Between Gintama and Gintama 2, director Fukuda Yuichi found time to adapt Aso Shuichi's The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., another manga about a reluctant smart-talking hero with distinctly colored hair. Fukuda translates the physical comedy, deadpan humor and general ridiculousness of the gag manga into an appropriately over-the-top live-action high school comedy about the misadventures of Psychic Kusuo. Prolific young actor Yamazaki Kento takes on yet another manga adaptation, but like with the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable adaptation, Psychic Kusuo sees him expanding beyond the shojo manga heartthrob fare that has been his bread and butter in the last few years. As the... [read more]
  2. 2xxx! - Life+unconsciousness 2xxx! - Life+unconsciousness 2xxx!
    Surrealistic music about everyday struggles
    July 11, 2018 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    2xxx! first caught my attention with his futuristic works, such as Dean's Bonnie & Clyde and Heize's Shut Up & Groove. The producer examines the complex emotions of everyday life through his surrealistic music in his first album Life, which was released digitally in 2017. Composed of Life and the new instrumental EP unconsciousness, the album set Life+unconsciousness captures real-life emotions and serves as a guide to psychological growth. The spacey 170908myidea(intro)_3 (Track 1) leads into the heavy-hearted Girl, Interrupted (Track 2), which reveals a girl's complicated inner world. Accompanied by depressing keyboard tunes, Miso croons about the protagonist's struggles with her airy... [read more]
  3. Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (Blu-ray) (Deluxe Edition) (Japan Version) Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (Blu-ray) (Deluxe Edition) (Japan Version) Sakai Masato | Takahata Mitsuki | Yamazaki Takashi (Director) | Ichikawa Mikako
    Always - Sunset on Kamakura
    June 28, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Yamazaki Takashi is the undisputed master of Japanese films that are simultaneously loaded with state-of-the-art special effects and old-fashioned nostalgia. After applying his visual effects expertise and palpable sentimentalism to wartime dramas Eternal Zero and Fueled, the Parasyte series and even Doraemon, the director circles back to the nostalgic works of mangaka Saigan Ryohei for Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura. Yamazaki is perhaps best known for his three adaptations of Saigan's long-running Always - Sunset on Third Street series. The blockbuster award-winning film franchise gently pushed the envelope of Japanese visual effects with stunning renditions of postwar Tokyo in the 1950s... [read more]
  4. Glass Garden (DVD) (Korea Version) Glass Garden (DVD) (Korea Version) Moon Geun Young (Actor) | Kim Tae Hoon (Actor) | Park Ji Soo (Actor) | Seo Tae Hwa (Actor)
    Humanity and nature
    June 28, 2018 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    Human photosynthesis has recently been a hot topic in science. Rather than discussing the feasibility of this undeveloped technology, Glass Garden director Shin Su Won finds inspiration from the innovative research to look into humanity's deterioration in an unjust society. The magical realism romance casts new light on the relationship between humans and the environment. In the movie, Jae Yeon (Moon Geun Young, The Throne) puts theory into practice by experimenting with photosynthetic blood cells in hopes that people can one day generate oxygen and energy like plants. Since her research is an unprofitable long-term project, the budding scientist loses funding to rival Soo Hee (Park Ji Soo,... [read more]
  5. Because This Is My First Life (12DVD) (Outcase + Photobook + Special Book + Postcards) (Premium Limited Edition) (tvN TV Drama) (Korea Version) Because This Is My First Life (12DVD) (Outcase + Photobook + Special Book + Postcards) (Premium Limited Edition) (tvN TV Drama) (Korea Version) Lee Min Ki (Actor) | Jung So Min (Actor) | Park Byung Eun (Actor) | Kim Ga Eun (Actor)
    Marriage VS Single life
    June 19, 2018 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    Due to housing and financial problems, many young people are forced to sacrifice their dreams and plans, such as getting married and having children. Solo living has become a new social norm that clashes with traditional views on marriage. tvN's Because This Is My First Life looks into this phenomenon through the eyes of people in their thirties, and inspires discussion on the value of marriage. Yoon Ji Ho (Jung So Min, My Father Is Strange), who graduated from a prestigious university, dreams of becoming a successful writer but she ends up working as a nameless assistant writer. Since her brother is about to be a father, she has no choice but to move out. She eventually moves into the... [read more]
  6. Ryuusei / Yakusoku (SINGLE+DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version) Ryuusei / Yakusoku (SINGLE+DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version) Aoi Eir
    Aoi Eir makes strong return from hiatus
    June 14, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    After being on hiatus for all of 2017 for health reasons, Aoi Eir returns this year with her signature clear-voiced rock-flavored pop in her 14th double A-side single of Yakusoku and Ryuusei. Yakusoku ("Promise") was unveiled online in February to announce her return. Aoi co-wrote the soaring medium-tempo ballad with frequent collaborator Shigenaga Ryosuke, who also composed and arranged. From the first line, one can already tell that she poured her feelings during hiatus into the lyrics: "In the normalcy of daily life / I suddenly realized that I was singing." Aoi directs the song's simple and sincere message of longing and gratitude to the fans who waited for her and gave her strength to... [read more]
  7. Moments Moments Bianca Wu (Singer)
    The new sounds of jazz
    May 31, 2018 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    Jazz has been slow to go mainstream in the pop-influenced music industry. The development of jazz encounters even greater obstacles in Hong Kong due to the musical tastes of local listeners. Though many Hong Kong singers, like Jacky Cheung and William So, have attempted to explore jazz, none of them seriously turned the groovy music into their own style. Well aware of the public's traditional views on jazz as old-fashioned music, Bianca Wu has made substantial headway in reinvigorating the jazz genre and introducing it to the Cantopop scene. In her 16th album Moments, the Canto-jazz pioneer finds a fresh approach to jazz by incorporating different musical sounds. "Sapphire Bowl" (Track 1)... [read more]
  8. Midnight Runners (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Midnight Runners (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Park Seo Joon (Actor) | Kang Ha Neul (Actor) | Sung Dong Il (Actor) | Park Ha Sun (Actor)
    Buddy action done right
    May 30, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Written and helmed by relatively new director Kim Ju Hwan, Midnight Runners takes the police academy procedural and buddy action comedy genres out for a good run around the block with young pavement-hitting stars. New-generation actors Park Seo Joon and Kang Ha Neul form the bumbling tag team of police academy recruits Ki Joon and Hee Yeol. The two squabble immaturely at the start of training, and then soon become best friends. While out one night, they witness a young woman get abducted on the street. They report the crime to the local police station and their academy instructor, but the case gets shelved due to insufficient evidence and manpower. Unable to ignore their conscience and... [read more]
  9. While You Were Sleeping (2017) (DVD) (Ep. 1-16) (End) (Multi-audio) (English Subtitled) (SBS TV Drama) (Singapore Version) While You Were Sleeping (2017) (DVD) (Ep. 1-16) (End) (Multi-audio) (English Subtitled) (SBS TV Drama) (Singapore Version) Lee Jong Suk (Actor) | Lee Sang Yeob (Actor) | Bae Suzy (Actor) | Jung Hae In (Actor)
    Park Hye Ryun and Lee Jong Suk's dream collaboration
    May 28, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Screenwriter Park Hye Ryun has developed a rather specific niche in the past five years: TV dramas starring Lee Jong Suk that meld the suspense, fantasy, romance and legal genres. Her first collaboration with Lee Jong Suk, 2013's I Hear Your Voice, was about a young man who can read minds and the cynical prosecutor he vows to protect. Their second collaboration, 2014's Pinocchio, was about rookie reporters seeking justice for a past tragedy and cover-up. Their third collaboration, 2017's While You Were Sleeping, involves a prosecutor and a reporter who are connected by a special ability: prophetic dreams. Suzy plays reporter Nam Hong Joo who has been plagued since a young age by dreams that... [read more]
  10. Mixed Doubles (Blu-ray) (Deluxe Edition) (Japan Version) Mixed Doubles (Blu-ray) (Deluxe Edition) (Japan Version) Eita | Aragaki Yui | Tanaka Misako | Morisaki Hiroyuki
    For the love of ping pong
    May 25, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Table tennis fills the emptiness in your heart in the lively yet low-key sports film Mixed Doubles. The sports romantic comedy is the second feature film by TV director Ishikawa Junichi, who has helmed series like Strawberry Night, The After-Dinner Mysteries, Ninkyo Helper and, most notably, Legal High. Like with his first film April Fools, Ishikawa works with Legal High writer Kosawa Ryota, and this time Legal High star Aragaki Yui is also onboard for the star-studded ensemble. Mixed Doubles' original story follows the familiar highs and lows of the sports film formula. Aragaki charms as always as heroine Tamako, a former ping pong prodigy who gave up the sport after her mother (an... [read more]
  11. FIAO TE HAO FIAO TE HAO Tiger Hu (Singer)
    Tiger Hu's new R&B landscape
    May 9, 2018 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    Tiger Hu was hailed as the "little prince of R&B" when he debuted the hot album Wen Wu Shuang Quan at the age of 19. Though the singer-songwriter has explored many new sounds, he has never abandoned his R&B roots. By introducing the most up-to-date music styles, the musician again reshapes his R&B landscape with the album Fiao Te Hao. The title Fiao Te Hao means "don't be too good" in Shanghainese. The Shanghai-born singer-songwriter uses this slang to express his attitude towards life: stay hungry and strive for a better future. This insistent spirit is reflected in the title jam Fiao Te Hao (Track 2), an innovative fusion of retro disco, trap and EDM that shows the singer's aggression in... [read more]
  12. Legend of the Demon Cat (2017) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Legend of the Demon Cat (2017) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Huang Xuan (Actor) | Sometani Shota (Actor) | Chen Kaige (Director, Writer) | Liu Hao Ran (Actor)
    Magic, mystery and romance of the Tang Dynasty
    April 27, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    How far can movie magic get you? Quite far in the case of Chen Kaige's splendidly strange fantasy mystery Legend of the Demon Cat. Based on a novel series by Japanese sci-fi/fantasy writer Yumemakura Baku, Legend of Demon Cat has the kind of story that one would be hard-pressed to explain out loud without sounding a bit silly. A bemused young monk (Sometani Shota) from Japan arrives in Chang'an, the capital of Tang Dynasty China, to exorcise demons for Emperor Xuanzong (Zhang Luyi), who dies mysteriously. He befriends the palace scribe, a moody poet (Huang Xuan) who swings between being super excited and dramatically devastated about his poem, and the two investigate the strange... [read more]
  13. Nirvana in Fire II (2017) (DVD) (Ep. 1-50) (End) (China Version) Nirvana in Fire II (2017) (DVD) (Ep. 1-50) (End) (China Version) Liu Hao Ran (Actor) | Huang Xiao Ming (Actor) | Tong Li Ya (Actor) | Wu Hao Chen (Actor)
    Nirvana in Wind
    April 23, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    On Douban, China's largest peer film review ratings site, the 2015 period series Nirvana in Fire tops nearly all Chinese TV dramas with a score of 9.1. Out of over 200,000 ratings, Nirvana in Fire earned five stars from over 70% of users, and four or five stars from over 90%. Those are staggering numbers for a local recent production and a reflection of the near universal acclaim for the drama from critics and everyday audiences alike. Nirvana in Fire essentially captured lightning in a bottle with its sublime script, cast and production values that reached an appreciative audience. Two years later, Nirvana in Fire II: The Wind Blows in Changlin arrives with a story set several decades... [read more]
  14. WJSN Mini Album Vol. 4 - Dream Your Dream (Blue Version) WJSN Mini Album Vol. 4 - Dream Your Dream (Blue Version) WJSN (Cosmic Girls)
    A mature spin on WJSN's fantasy sound
    April 23, 2018 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    Concepts are important marketing hooks in the K-pop scene. To keep fresh, many singers try different concepts from time to time, but these one-off gimmicks can't help them establish their own styles. Cosmic Girls (WJSN) is the rare exception that has seriously developed their dreamy concept into a trademark spacey sound. Last year, the girls took on a cheerleading concept for Happy Moment but failed to maintain their original cosmic tone. Returning with their fourth mini-album Dream Your Dream, they rediscover their ethereal vibe and blend it with different genres to explore more refreshing sounds. Love has been a recurring theme in WJSN's songs, but this album's title track "Dreams Come... [read more]
  15. BTOB: Jung Il Hoon Mini Album - Big Wave (Random Version) BTOB: Jung Il Hoon Mini Album - Big Wave (Random Version) Jung Il Hoon (BTOB)
    Jung Il Hoon's hip-hop cocktail
    March 29, 2018 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    I'm not a BTOB fan but some of their songs are always on my playlist. One thing those songs hold in common is that they are all created by member Jung Il Hoon. The rapper plays a pivotal role in developing BTOB's groovy and funky side, which is especially notable in Movie, "Love Drunk" and Neverland. The young producer further explores his idiosyncratic hip-hop style in his surprise solo debut Big Wave. "Fancy Shoes" (Track 2), which was released under last year's Piece of BTOB project, is an exemplary track that displays the rapper's musical taste. The smooth-sounding yet bouncy song starts with an impressive samba-influenced electric guitar melody adorned with dreamlike vocal... [read more]
  16. If - Mata Aetara - (SINGLE+ DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version) If - Mata Aetara - (SINGLE+ DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version) DAY6
    DAY6's Japanese debut
    March 28, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    When Korean idols advance into the Japanese music market, they almost always start out by remaking Korean hits. This is understandably the safest route as it requires less investment and leverages songs that are already familiar to Japanese K-pop fans. The notable exception to this standard remake strategy is JYP Entertainment. Both 2PM and GOT7 debuted in Japan with original singles, and Twice's first Japanese single was an original song. Following in the footsteps of their labelmates, DAY6 debuts in Japan with the original single If -Mata Aetara-. As one of the few (instrument-playing) bands in the K-pop idol industry, DAY6 has consistently put out quality self-produced music since... [read more]
  17. Circle (2017) (DVD) (Ep.1-12) (End) (tvN TV Drama) (Malaysia Version) Circle (2017) (DVD) (Ep.1-12) (End) (tvN TV Drama) (Malaysia Version) Yeo Jin Gu (Actor) | Kim Kang Woo (Actor) | Lee Gi Kwang (Actor) | Kwon Hyuk Soo (Actor)
    Brave New World of Korean sci-fi
    March 27, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    When Circle began airing in May 2017, it wasn't very clear where exactly this drama would be going considering its story would involve two worlds, two time periods, two brothers, murders and an alien. Is it really possible for a 12-episode original series to pack in this much stuff and not be a hot mess? Somehow, Circle makes it all work in thrilling and thought-provoking manner. For most of the series, Circle splits each episode into two equally compelling halves. The first part of each episode, titled Beta Project, is set in the present day and follows Yeo Jin Gu as college student Kim Woo Jin. The harried youth has a troubled twin brother, Bum Kyoon (Ahn Woo Yeon), who has been obsessed... [read more]
  18. Heize Mini Album (Normal Edition) Heize Mini Album (Normal Edition) Heize
    Love and vulnerability
    March 23, 2018 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    Last year, Heize used rain as a symbol for the successful mini-album /// (You, Clouds, Rain). The aesthetics of nature reappear in the singer-songwriter's fourth release Wish & Wind, which adopts the motif of wind to depict the sorrow of breaking up with a loved one. The excitement of Jenga games comes from the uncertainty as to when the Jenga tower will collapse. However, for Heize, Jenga is like a distressing love game. In the title track Jenga (Track 1), the narrator's anxiety over a fragile relationship is visualized by using the metaphor of a badly built Jenga tower as her wounded heart. Heavy grooves are brought to the playful jazz number, which creates a cool, swinging retro vibe for... [read more]
  19. BoA Mini Album Vol. 1 - ONE SHOT, TWO SHOT BoA Mini Album Vol. 1 - ONE SHOT, TWO SHOT BoA
    BoA's new sonic sphere
    March 9, 2018 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    Every year, numerous newcomers pop up in the K-pop scene. To survive in the music battlefield, all singers – no matter how experienced or successful they are – have to adapt to their fans' ever-changing music tastes or they will be forgotten. Well aware of this harsh reality, BoA keeps surprising fans with trendsetting music and dancing that have established her as an undefeatable pop diva. After achieving an artistic breakthrough in 2015 with her first self-produced album Kiss My Lips, the songstress invents a new sonic sphere for her music cocktail One Shot, Two Shot. The deep house jam One Shot, Two Shot (Track 1) follows the dreamy and sensual vibe of Kiss My Lips. In the muted opening,... [read more]
  20. Wu Xin: The Monster Killer 2 (2017) (DVD) (Ep. 1-27) (End) (China Version) Wu Xin: The Monster Killer 2 (2017) (DVD) (Ep. 1-27) (End) (China Version) Elvis Han (Actor) | Landy Li (Actor) | Sebrina Chen (Actor) | Ian Wang (Actor)
    Wu Xin is still good the second time around
    February 28, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Wu Xin: The Monster Killer 2 has one undeniable shortcoming common to sequels: it's not as good as its predecessor. However, that doesn't mean it's not good. Wu Xin 2 picks up the adventures of Elvis Han's demon-exorcising immortal some two decades after he has lost memories of the events and people from the first season of the supernatural period fantasy series. Continuing the cycle of his endless wanderings, the good-natured Wu Xin resets with new encounters, exorcisms and enemies. Along with the reset, the supporting cast also sees some changes. Sebrina Chen, Ian Wang and Mike D'Angelo return, but Gina Jin and Zhang Ruoyun do not, which does hurt the cast appeal. Landy Li joins as Wu... [read more]
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