Not only is Kamakura-based Masakazu Isshiki a mystery novelist, but he is also a good detective himself. His wife Akiko and he are acquainted with all manners of creatures and gods who are ...
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Not only is Kamakura-based Masakazu Isshiki a mystery novelist, but he is also a good detective himself. His wife Akiko and he are acquainted with all manners of creatures and gods who are of, from or passing through the town. Dealing with and tackling his cases means he can use all the help he can get.Written by
The name of one of the detectives is Mr. Inari. Inari is the Shinto deity often associated with foxes hence the fact that Mr. Inari transformed his nose into a foxes nose to go on the scent of Akiko. See more »
Had read the Manga version, really liked the movie too.
I saw this yesterday, on a long-haul flight, with English subtitles - I was intrigued, because I already own the manga version, and have a Youtube channel dedicated to Kamakura (Green Morning Dragon Productions). I am not a huge fan of Japanese cinema - I find it overly melodramatic, and stocked with agency 'tarento' who leave me cold. Thankfully not the case, here. Very well cast - the two leads, Takahata (my first introduction to her work, and hopefully not the last) and Sakai were excellent together, the story was engaging, without being schlocky or ludicrous, and the film looked luscious - the special effects were outstanding, and brought a lot to the film. If you're into Harry Potter, I think you'll like this for the creatures and the well-executed fantasy element too. A clever, romantic fantasy, with heart.
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