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223. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Gentleman thief Lupin has just escaped from a Monte Carlo casino with a suitcase full of cash. However he soon realises that the money is counterfeit, so he goes on a trip to the Duchy of Cagliostro, where he suspects … Continue reading

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218. Ran (1985)

Film 86 in C4 Top 100 War Films An old king in feudal Japan decides to abdicate in favour of his eldest son. His third son tries to warn him that this will cause in-fighting and that his older siblings … Continue reading

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205. Confessions (2010)

In a Japanese school, a young teacher tells the class she is leaving. They don’t listen, until she raises her voice and announces that she’s going because she has reason to believe that two members of the class murdered her … Continue reading

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138. Battle Royale (2001)

When the Japanese economy takes a turn for the worse, and society begins to crumble, the government decides that something needs to be done about the youth – they no longer respect their elders, and truancy levels are at an … Continue reading

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133. Princess Mononoke (1999)

Over the last twenty-five years, Japan have produced some of the most beautiful animation, mainly from the director Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli. And, of all his works, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle feature in the list of my favourite … Continue reading

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69. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Whilst en route to visit her sister, Sophie is stopped and harassed by two soldiers, when from nowhere, she is helped by the wizard Howl. Later that evening, Sophie is visited by the Witch of the Waste, who, jealous at … Continue reading

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63. Spirited Away (2001)

When Chihiro and her parents get lost, they go through a hillside tunnel, and find themselves in a mysteriously empty amusement park. But when her parents begin eating the plentiful food available, Chihiro becomes concerned and refuses to eat as … Continue reading

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