Japanorama

Japanorama is a documentary series focusing on Japanese films, TV shows, anime, manga & culture, hosted by Jonathan Ross. Interviews include those with Lone Wolf and Cub comic writer Kazuo Koike, director Takeshi Miike, and many more. Jonathan Ross visits the set of the current Ultraman TV series, allows two former Godzilla actors to stomp model buildings, and speaks with Japan’s top animators. Clips include those from Ringu, Spirited Away, Audition, Godzilla pics, some of Akira Kurosawa’s films, Babycart movies and many more. Manga artist Junko Mizuno, who is interviewed, provides cartoon characters that are used throughout the series.

You don’t have to have any knowledge about Japan to watch this documentary. It’s just an entertaining documentary about their culture on many levels. Welcome to the crazy world of Japan!

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