A teenage boy in Tokyo. A teenage girl in a small town called Itomori. Each one of them wishing they could be the other — or at least, something like the other.
Ghost in the Shell started out as a manga series written and illustrated around 1989 by Masamune Shirow.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers started in 1993, but I can’t recall ever watching an entire season.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The new Power Rangers movie finally arrives in theaters this weekend and it features Ludi Lin (Black Ranger) — the first Asian superhero in a major film. The Chinese-born Canadian is one of two Asian actors in the main cast. The mother of Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger) is of […]
Two passing ships in the night, a sun allergy, and comfort food.
William Satake Blauvelt, musician, composer, and professor at Seattle University, admits, not quite believing himself, that the Aono Jikken Ensemble (AJE), over which he presides, started 20 years ago.
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Zhang Yimou’s latest pull-out-all-the-stops historical thriller seems to be making more headlines for its casting and its reception, rather than strictly for what’s shown onscreen. The director and producers took some flak after reports revealed that Matt Damon would play the starring role in a film set […]
Jackie Chan movies come complete with standard expectations. You need Jackie Chan, of course — charming, modest, awkward, and ready to kick butt as always.
Our parents always have a story about how they met. They may not share it with their children, and they may not share all of it. But a story always lies in the past.
For the last few months, you may have seen previews for a comedy biopic based on the book, Hidden Figures, written Margot Lee Shetterly.