18 July 2012 7:24 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

It has been four long years since Japan's Kiyoshi Kurosawa last graced theater screens. Four years since the director of Cure and Pulse had a feature to his name. If you want an example of just how dramatically the focus of the Japanese industry has shifted in recent years away from original material to focus purely on feature episodes of television series backed by the major broadcasters and film versions of popular manga knocked out as cheaply as possible, then Kurosawa is a prime place to look.A long time leader of Japan's industry and one of the most critically acclaimed directors of recent years, Kurosawa has a rare ability to bridge commercial and arthouse cinema. Cure is the most obvious example, of course, but »

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