COMPETITION: Win a set of Japanese Films on DVD

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COMPETITION: Win a set of Japanese Films on DVD

Japan Centre has teamed up with Third Window Films again, this time to give you guys a chance of winning a DVD with three superb films from contemporary Japanese Director Miki Satoshi.

This limited edition box set has been specially created to coincide with the UK release of his quirky comedy ‘Adrift in Tokyo’.

The ‘Miki Satoshi Collection’ set includes 3 of his hit best titles: ‘Turtles are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers’, ‘Instant Swamp’ and ‘Adrift in Tokyo’. All three are going straight to DVD and won’t be available to see at UK cinemas, so this is a great opportunity to see some fun Japanese films.

Adrift in Tokyo

Adrift in Tokyo

Fumiya is a student with no friends or family, leading a lazy lifestyle. What’s more, debt collector Fukuhara is on his case. Fumiya owes 800,000 yen to loan sharks that he can’t repay. Fukuhara makes a proposition – he will cancel the debt if Fumiya walks with him across Tokyo to police headquarters in Kasumigaseki, where he intends to turn himself in for a crime he deeply regrets. 

On first glance you might not think a story involving two men walking aimlessly on the streets of Tokyo was gripping stuff, but this subtle movie is a fascinating and humorous adventure that is sure to charm you. ‘Adrift in Tokyo will be released on DVD in the UK on February 27th.

If you want to know more about the movie you can ask Miki Satoshi directly, when he and his regular collaborator, actress Fuse Eri will be appearing at the Hyper Japan event this weekend to talk about their work in contemporary Japanese cinema!

How Can I Enter?

To enter and win this super cool box set, all you have to do is leave a comment or tweet telling us which Japanese movie character or star you would love to meet! Are you crazy about Kaneshiro or bonkers for Totoro? Let us know!

Simply leave your answer in a comment on this post, or if you prefer you can head over to our Facebook page and leave a comment on the post there. You can even re-tweet your answer on Twitter!

We will choose a random winner from everyone who leaves a comment and let you know whether you have been chosen by Friday, February 24th.

Good luck everyone and watch out for our next Japan Centre competition!

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56 Comments on “COMPETITION: Win a set of Japanese Films on DVD”

  1. Gabrielle Ash
    February 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    It’s sad, but I want to meet Jinguji Ren from Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000% because he plays the saxaphone like I *wish* I could play it, full of joy.

  2. Borremans David
    February 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    My favorites actor is *Toshiro Mifune* in the movie “Mojimbo ” as “Senjuro “.
    Incredibly Great.

  3. Neostar
    February 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I would love to meet Ayano Ōmoto, Yuka Kashino, and Ayaka Nishiwaki from the technopop group Perfume, they are sooooo awesome, I watch Music Japan every week just to see them :D

  4. Rebecca Le Fleur
    February 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    I would love to meet Chi from Chi’s Sweet Home. She’s sooooooo cute!!! :-)

  5. February 22, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Tabe Mikako for me. She has brilliant comic timing!

  6. Elena
    February 23, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    I would love to meet anyone in the Woman in the Dunes; hopefully, there will be a remake???
    Would definitely want to see the actors who would be brave enough to play the Woman and the Entomologist Niki Jimpei.

  7. February 23, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    Some days it’s Tadanobu Asano. But mostly Tsukamoto Shinya.

  8. Andrew Alcock
    February 23, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    Takeshi Kitano would be my choice. His performance in Battle Royale has everything, so funny, so menacing, so lost and confused.

  9. Jenni
    February 23, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    I would love to meat Takeshi Kitano. What an interesting career he’s had. It’s a shame it’s hard to get his more recent films…

  10. katakuriko
    February 23, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    I would like to meet Tora-san from ” Otoko wa tsuraiyo.” He is always my favourite.

  11. Sorin
    February 23, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Aoi Yu, Mukai Osamu or Uchi Hiroki from the Osen Japanese Drama. :)

  12. G Morris
    February 23, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    It would have to be Beat Taneka – an inspiring performer and director!

  13. February 23, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    I would love to meet Ayako Wakao and ask her about all the interesting films she made with Yasuzo Masumura.

  14. February 23, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    Kōki Mitani. I’d like to know how he does the long camera shots.

  15. james
    February 23, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    yukie nakama she is so sexy lol

  16. February 23, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    Kenichi Matsuyama. I like his somehow flimsy being.

  17. Rich
    February 23, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    I think it would have to be Takeshi Kitano for me
    Amazing actor and director (& comedian)
    I would love to see what his real personality is like as he mainly plays hard edge yakuza characters but I can imagine him being a bit of a prankster in real life. :)
    Violent cop is my favourite performance of his but I did enjoy his re-make of Zatoichi aswell
    He has done far to many good movie !!

  18. Ann
    February 23, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    Yes! Totoro!

  19. Jonas
    February 23, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Oh boy, let me be the lucky one!

  20. Agnieszka
    February 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    It would have to be Sakura-san from Glasses! The guru of twillighting :) Although I’d love to meet Tottoro and his furry friends too! :D

  21. homme deux
    February 23, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    I want to meet Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) from the movie ‘Tampopo’, so she cook for me and we could talk over a bowl of delicious noodles….

  22. Martin James
    February 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    I Want to meet Takeshi Kitano, Hikari Mitsushima & Chiaki Kuriyama. Takeshi Kitano is one of the greatest directors ever

  23. February 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    I want to meet Maki Nomiya all round amazing renaissance woman , ….supermodel,,,,,face of Japan and Voice of the Pizzicato Five .

  24. February 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Takeshi Kitano please… if you could at all make it possible! x

  25. February 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    I’d like to meet Masaaki Sakai, I used to love his Monkey! series on UKTV in the 80s.

  26. February 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    I have great appreciation for Ken Watanabe <3

  27. Jonny H
    February 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    I’d love to chill with Totoro in a field full of flowers and just chew the fat for a few hours….i’m sure he could easily fill my head full of hot air and make my float in the sky

  28. February 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    I would love to meet Totoro and give him a big cuddle!

  29. Harrison Maund
    February 23, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    I would love to meet Eita Nagayama who starred in summer time machine blues, which was an epic film!

  30. Jonny H
    February 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    I’d love to chill with Totoro in a field full of flowers and just chew the fat for a few hours….i’m sure he could easily fill my head full of hot air and make my float in the sky

  31. Ghibli
    February 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    I would be humbled and honoured to meet the two men that have had an enormous (if not the biggest) influence on the Japanese film industry HAYAO MIYAZAKI and AKIRA KUROSAWA. Not only are their films pioneering the stories, the characters they have created are embedded in popular Japanese culture.
    Quite simply they are just creative geniuses.

  32. February 23, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    I’d love to meet 宮崎あおい (Miyazaki Aoi) from the movie NANA. とても可愛いと思う。

  33. February 23, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    Takakura Ken… I know I’m too late! but I just loved his face!

  34. Tom
    February 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Probably Kimura Takuya.

  35. February 23, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    I like to meet Kiki from Kiki’s delivery service. I want to ride on a broomstick with her, listening to “Rouge no Dengon”. ;)

  36. Tim Hempstead
    February 24, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    I would like to meet Daikichi Kawachi from the Usagi Drop film, (recently released on BD/DVD in Japan … needs to be translated and released here!).

  37. Phil
    February 24, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    I would love to meet Ponyo :)

  38. Paula
    February 24, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Risa Koizumi (Lovely Complex) shes super funny girl:))

  39. Emily Woodworth-Dark
    February 24, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    I would love to meet Calcifer! The great and powerful fire demon! ^_^

  40. Marie
    February 24, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    I’d like to meet Chihiro :-)

  41. February 24, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Toshiro Mifune would be a great person to meet, he has played a wonderful list of characters, my favourite is the Kagemusha!

  42. February 24, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    I would like to meet Eita :)

  43. Jussi Turunen
    February 24, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Takeshi Kitano of course!

  44. Beth
    February 24, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    I’d love to meet Ryosuke Yamada – somehow he manages to be in Japanese TV dramas and has been included in a number of Johnny’s bands, like Hey! Say! JUMP and NYC Boys, at only 18 years old! That’s commitment.

  45. Jan Hicks
    February 24, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    I’d like to meet Takeshi Kitano. I love him in Zatoichi and think he would make an interesting dinner companion! Takeshi’s Castle boggles the mind of many of us in the UK.

  46. February 24, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    I would love to meet the giant robot from Laputa Castle In The Sky.

  47. February 24, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    I would LOOOOOOVE to talk to rurouni Kenshin! I mean, who wouldn’t?

  48. Japan Centre | Chloe
    February 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    Thanks everyone! A winner has now been chosen. (And our need to watch movies pile just got a lot bigger!)

    Don’t forget ‘Adrift in Tokyo’ will be coming out on the 27th of Feb.

    If you want to catch any other Miki Satoshi movies before then or see the man himself, Third Window Media and Miki Satoshi (and Eri Fuse!) will be hosting a film show case at Hyper Japan this weekend!

  49. Kay
    February 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Totoro – my first introduction to Studio Ghibli and then other Japanese films!

  50. Anne
    February 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    I would love to meet Chihiro from Spirited Away – my first Japanese film I watched!

    February 27, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    Princess mononoke

  52. Rosanna
    February 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    I would love to meet Kôji Yakusho’s character The Man in The White Suit in Tampopo. Explaination not necessary if you’ve seen the film ;)

  53. February 28, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    I know the competition is now closed, but I like this question, so I’m still going to answer!

    Would love to meet: a LOT of the Studio Ghibli characters. Probably all, but especially: Howl. Haku. Princess Mononoke. Ashitaka (and the kodomo!).

    Matsujun’s Hayakawa Vito from the dorama 「スマイル」 (Smile), just because I’d want to give him a big ol’ hug!

    And I would want to meet Matasaburō! (from the book and the film Kaze no Matasaburō). That’s one story I’d like Studio Ghibli (or Katabuchi Sunao or, maybe, Shinkai Makoto) to turn into an animated film!

  54. Jamaal
    March 1, 2012 at 10:54 pm #


  55. March 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    I would love to meet Setsuko from ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ to give her a cuddle and all the bento she’d ever want.

  56. Claire
    March 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    I would love to meet Ichi from Ichi The Killer! AND KNOCK SOME SENSE INTO HIM! Can’t wait for Takahashi Miike’s new film! ^^ x

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