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Mana Yaeko
  • Mana Yaeko 
  • By this author: 1 Latest posted: 2018.05.25
Film writer. Born in Aichi Prefecture. Previously worked as a film technician. Currently writes for publications like Asahi Shimbun, the film magazines Eiga hihō and Kinema junpō, and Bunshun onrain. Works include Baddo endo no yūwaku (The Attraction of Unhappy Endings), Eiga nashi de wa ikirarenai (No Films, No Life), and Eigakei joshi ga yuku (Film Girls Go!).
“Isle of Dogs”: A View from Japan2018.05.25

Wes Anderson’s new film Isle of Dogs is a stop-motion animation with canine heroes set in a near-future Japan. While the dog puppets speak English, the human characters speak Japanese—but their words go untranslated for American audiences. For those who do understand Japanese, however, the jumbling of two languages cooks up a delightful confusion. The story takes place 20 years from now in th…

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