Amuse Releases Statement Confirming Miura Haruma Already Laid to Rest and a Public Memorial Will be Held at Later Time When Its Safe

Saying goodbye to Miura Haruma is still so surreal, especially with how quickly this terrible tragedy has finished its news cycle. Two days after Haruma’s passing on July 18th, he was laid to rest by his family in a private funeral on July 20th. His agency Amuse released a statement that a future public memorial for his fans will be held when it’s safe to congregate post COVID-19. Normally Japan is not a country that has a lot of discussion on mental health and suicide but Haruma’s passing has led to increased focus on these topics. It hasn’t all been positive, apparently the Japanese media coverage has delved into revealing the specific details of his passing, showing pictures of his home, etc., all things that are against WHO guidelines on reporting on suicide. I hope anyone reading on Haruma’s passing had emotional outlets to discuss the sadness and also know they can reach out to their own country/city suicide resources and hotlines.

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Attack on Titan Holds Movie World Premiere in LA and Releases 3-minute Gloriously Action-packed US Trailer

I so¬†wanted to fist bump and roar my approval after watching the just released new US-version trailer for the soon-to-be-released live-action movie adaptation of hit shonen manga Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin). Too bad there was no one right … Continue reading

Attack on Titan Live-action Cast Show Off Cool Apocalyptic Location Shoot in Battleship Island

The upcoming one-two punch of sequential live-action Attack on Titan movies is getting closer to meeting the audience, with the summer movie season in full swing and the cast ramping up promotions. Last week the four leads Miura Haruma, Mizuhara … Continue reading

Second Trailer and Poster for Live-action Attack on Titan Movie Ups the Epic Intensity

Excitement continues to mount for the upcoming two-fer Attack on Titan live-action movies. Consider me a convert with the just released second movie trailer, this was one story with such dense mythology and special effects needed I actually thought it … Continue reading

Snapshot of the Most Popular Japanese Actors of 2014 From Popular Year End Polls

The end of the year starts counting down now and with it comes the unending stream of polls, surveys, and lists. Which makes it a good time to check back in with Japan entertainment to see how the tastes have … Continue reading

Live-action Attack on Titan with Miura Haruma Poised to Destroy Summer 2015 Japan Box Office

This past summer box office in Japan was owned by the two Rurouni Kenshin movie sequels starring the increasingly hot Sato Takeru, but the industry is already predicting the upcoming domestic movie that will destroy next summer’s box office in … Continue reading

The Chinese-language Movie Contingent Beautifully Descends on the Busan Film Festival

It’s early October which means Busan International Film Festival time! There were sooooo many K-stars in attendance my eyes crossed trying to write up something about dresses and suits. How about highlighting the small but impressive Chinese-speaking contingent attending Busan … Continue reading