Tagged with Shinjuku Tokyo

Interview with the Producers of ‘Boys for Sale’

Interview with the Producers of ‘Boys for Sale’


You may recall that earlier this year I reviewed “Boys for Sale”, a very insightful documentary about Shinjuku’s urisen bars, where mostly straight Japanese boys have sex with men. I caught a screening at the Raindance Film Festival and it was both eye-opening and at times harrowing, and shines a light on one element of … Continue reading

Miracle Train: miraculous anime or train wreck?

Miracle Train: miraculous anime or train wreck?


It’s time for another anime review! The focus this week is on Miracle Train -Ōedo-sen e Yōkoso, a 13-episode series from 2009. The formula is relatively simple: ‘troubled ladies’ unwittingly board a magic train running through the Oedo line on the Tokyo Underground, where personified versions of some of your favourite tube stops have to solve their problems. … Continue reading