Sometimes the greatest distance is between people. Whether a man alienates himself from society with a façade of cheerfulness, or two friends fail to communicate their feelings of betrayal, invisible barriers plague mankind. Although love should bring people together, when a stoic renter and a dutiful monk choose to court a widow’s daughter, their mutual affections drive a bitter gap between them. During each encounter filled with mistrust and despair, the flaws of human nature slowly reveal themselves...
Can television and film match the artistic greatness of novels or poetry? Or is there something lost-in-translation from page to screen? This is the main issue whenever an adaptation is at hand. Aoi Bungaku is no exception to these age-long questions, but does it succeed in this respect? As with most modern... read more
Aoi Bungaku Series - A Secret Santa 2014 Review Aoi Bungaku Series is a collection of adaptions of classical Japanese literature from the early- to mid- 1900s. Each episode is started off with a brief talk about the author and his history, as well as a hint of what will come. I feel like it would be hard to review it without first separating the different stories a bit, as they are quite different from... read more