Rob Schwartz is the Asia Bureau Chief of Billboard magazine.
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Some parts are heartwarming
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A misfire with an occasional chuckle
A heartfelt ditty directed by Ichiro Kita
Wonderful take on Harajuku’s youth district
Indie film by talented director Ryutaro Nakagawa
The film might be a bad joke
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