Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats Released on UK DVD Today

44ea2aa088e78643f1ee584fde4e3d2eQuirky comedy Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats is released on UK DVD today by Third Window Films. I reviewed the film for UK Anime Network back when it was screened at Raindance last year and I also had the opportunity to interview the director Yosuke Fujita while he was over here doing promotion.

Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats UK Anime Network Review (previous link post)

Yosuke Fujita Interview also for UK Anime Network (previous link post)

I also reviewed the portmanteau movie Quirky Guys and Gals which Fujita directed a segment of (the “Cheer Girls” bit with the overly helpful cheerleaders) and the movie also contains a short film by Mipo O (The Light Shines Only There) about a woman who’s neglected to pay her electricity bill so it’s well worth a look (also released in the UK by Third Window Films).

Here’s a trailer for Fukuchan

Anyway I completely loved this movie. It also has an amazing song (with thanks again to Genkina Hito who tracked it down).

You should all go and watch this very funny film right now because I want to see more movies by Fujita (and I’m selfish like that).


The Tale of Princess Kaguya is also out today and you can read a review of that over here . ‘Tis very good though you likely knew that already 😉

Yee Chih-Yen Interview (UK Anime Network)

Director-YEE-Chih-Yen-300dpiI had the opportunity to interview Blue Gate Crossing director Yee Chih-Yen on behalf of UK Anime Network when he was over here promoting his latest film, Salute! Sun Yat-Sen which was featured as the closing night Gala of the Chinese Visual Festival 2015. You can also read my review of the film which I liked very much and be sure to catch Salute! Sun Yat-Sen when it receives a UK DVD and VOD release courtesy of Facet Film Distribution on 27th July 2015.

Trailer and a few more images from the film below.



Tetsuya Nakashima Interview (Via UK Anime Network)

WorldOfKanako-PYou might remember I was lucky enough to interview Tetsuya Nakashima during the London Film Festival when he was over here promoting his (really quite remarkable) The World of Kanako and the whole interview is now available for your perusal on UK Anime Network. You can read my review of the film over here too should you be so inclined – Third Window Films will releasing The World of Kanako in the UK this coming June! Check out the trailer for the film below.

Quirky Guy – An Interview with Yosuke Fujita (via UK Anime Network)

44ea2aa088e78643f1ee584fde4e3d2eI interviewed the director of Fuku-chan of Fukufuku Flats for UK Anime Network while he was over here for the Raindance Film Festival. You can read my review of the film too if you’re so inclined (that might be a link to a link to a link, um – sorry!).

Seeing as I asked him about enka in the interview here’s a video of one of the songs featured in the film (as tracked down by ace music detective and film blogger genkina hito!)

Tabidachi no Uta

Those opening chords sound a little like I am a Rock by Simon & Garfunkel which I did listen to a lot as a child, maybe that’s why the song sounds so nostalgic even though I couldn’t have heard it before?