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Big Man Japan
Midnight madness doesn't begin to categorize this bizarre Japanese superhero/monster movie.
"...Ua. Midnight madness doesn't begin to describe this strange Japanese import. A popular favorite at numerous festivals (including last..."

April 25, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

sxsw: Japan night at Spider House
Bands from Land of the Rising Sun meet River City
"...Dubbed the "A Prus (A+) Japan Night," Hard Nips, a Brooklyn-based girl band, put together..."

March 18, 2011 Chronolog Post by R.U. Steinberg

SXSW Live Shot: Japan Nite
Family reunion No. 20
"...Happy 20th anniversary, Japan Nite. You may no longer be the cool kid..."

March 21, 2015 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Godzilla Saves Japan
Second night of rubber monster double bills tonight
"...Godzilla may have started his film career wrecking Japan, but tonight he will be helping rebuild it at..."

June 20, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Big in Japan
Austinites forge a career half a world away.
"...week's worth of wall-to-wall business when the two tiny Japanese women, accompanied by an entourage, walked in...."

May 2, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Big in Austin, Big in Japan
If a holiday gift trend is big here this year, chances are, it was already big over there
"...lend insight into what makes us different from the Japanese...."

Dec. 7, 2001 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Oita Japan Festival 2018
"...Austin Taiko perform at the 2018 Oita Japan Festival at the Asian American Resource Center on August..."

Aug. 13, 2018 Photo Gallery

Big in Japan, but What About Austin?
Magnolia Pictures and the Alamo Drafthouse hope to build an audience for a Japanese oddity here in the heart of Texas
"...Japanese pop culture's longtime love affair with transformative everypeople who..."

April 25, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest Round Two: Israel, Japan, and a 'Field in England'
New Ben Wheatley historical shocker added to 2013 lineup
"...Super Hero Texas Premiere D: Yuichi Fukua, 105 mins, Japan, 2013 A new hero has arisen in Japan: One..."

Aug. 13, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Japan Without the Pretense
Mimosa delivers more than it promises.
"...Japan is a world of ritual and precision. It is..."

July 11, 2003 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Rooster Teeth's RWBY Goes to Japan
The Austin anime gets a Japanese-made spinoff show
"...lot, and across its eight seasons the influence of Japanese animation is undeniable. Now Japan is returning the love..."

July 1, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Music: Japan Nite
Mainstay conference showcase delivers yet again
"...With that, Yoshiki, drummer of X Japan-turned-classical pianist (and subject of SXSW Film doc We are..."

March 19, 2016 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Japan Nite
SXSW showcase reviews
"...Japan NiteElysium, Friday, March 15..."

March 15, 2013 Music Feature by Richard Whittaker

Japan’s 8mm Revolution
Hachimiri Madness exposes the new radicals of the punk era
"...rabbit hole into a treasure trove of punk rock Japanese cinema was Masashi Yamamoto...."

Feb. 1, 2023 Screens Post by Jenny Nulf

SXSW Music Review: Japan/Korea Summit
The best of Asian rap and electro for the cost of a Lone Star
"...The Korean and Japanese artists were a far cry from most sugar-coated K-pop..."

March 16, 2019 SXSW Post by Dan Gentile

SXSW Film Review: Made in Japan
Classic country, but from an unconventional place
"...The Japanese cowgirl – “the first female Japanese country music star”..."

March 19, 2015 SXSW Post by Darcie Robert

Two Gentlemen of Japan
Young chefs bring an element of Japanese culture to a Texas town
"...Matsumoto are both Austinites with strong ties to their Japanese heritage. Born in Japan but raised in Texas, Tatsu..."

Jan. 22, 2013 Food Post by Carly Yansak

Japan’s 8mm Revolution
Hachimiri Madness exposes the new radicals of the punk era

Feb. 3, 2023 Screens Feature by Jenny Nulf

Picture Bride
"...on her grandmother's experiences as a mail-order bride from Japan to write -- with her sister Mari -- a..."

Aug. 11, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Tokyo Decadence
"...parallels between the powerful sense of ceremony that pervades Japanese culture and the more, uh, secretive ceremonies that infuse..."

Aug. 27, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rhapsody in August
"...Richard Gere. Kurosawa's lovely meditation on the nature of American-Japanese relations could not come at a better time. While..."

March 27, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

The Wind Rises (English dubbed)
The swan song of master animator Hayao Miyazaki appeals to the head and heart.
" era. For the uninitiated, Miyazaki, 73, has been Japan’s undisputed king of thoughtful, morally complex, and achingly beautiful..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tommy Lee Jones is Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Matthew Fox his adviser in this historical drama set in postwar Japan in which the general must decide the fate of the Japanese emperor.
"...(Jones), the supreme commander of the occupying forces in Japan after that nation’s Emperor Hirohito (Kataoka) surrendered and thereby..."

March 8, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Your Name
This body-swapping anime is a stunner
"...strand of red ribbon delicately threads through the time-bending Japanese anime romance Your Name, first as a band encircling..."

April 7, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

A decade at SXSW and Japan's musical jack-in-the-box has lost none of its delight. China, Singapore, India, and Iran take their cue, in baby steps.
"...Sixth Street and Red River. South by Southwest's inaugural Japan Nite in 1997 attracted hordes of curiosity seekers and..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Music Feature by Greg Beets

After Atom
AFS presents the films of Kinji Fukasaku, Japan's premier post-war director.
"...When Kinji Fukasaku was 15, the war his Japan had been waging suddenly ended in the detonation of..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

Mabuta no Ura
The Japanese rainbow spectrum of Boris' amplifier worship
"...veil of distortion. For more than a decade, the Japanese trio has translated the primal sexuality of the Stooges..."

June 27, 2008 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Planet B-Boy
The global revival of breakdancing is the subject of this documentary, which shows off the mad skillz of competitors around the world.
"...crews have to battle alongside international rivals such as Japan's Angel Dust Breakers, French-based the Family (whose youngest associate,..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pregnant Fantasy, Primal Scream
SXSW's Japan Nite turns 10
"...yourself blessed to have a healthy slice of the Japanese music scene at your doorstep once a year for..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Cold Fever
"...the difference between the volcanic islands of Iceland and Japan? Everything and nothing, as the Japanese traveler Hirata (Nagase)..."

July 26, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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