The idea of making a film about a family struggling to survive in a world cut off from electricity first came to Japanese film director Shinobu Yaguchi about 15 years ago.
The ostensibly simple premise for Japanese romantic anime “Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?” later evolves into a surprisingly deeper and more complex story that requires a fair level of thinking and processing from audiences. It uses a combination of traditional 2D hand-drawn animation and 3D animation for vehicles and mechanical objects. Story-wise, main character Nazuna (Suzu Hirose) is revealed to be more than a pretty face.
"Crayon Shin-chan: Invasion!! Alien Shiriri (クレヨンしんちゃん 襲来!!宇宙人シリリ)" is a Japanese 2D animated adventure comedy in Japanese that's the 25th instalment in the "Crayon Shin-chan" franchise. Crayon Shin-chan is also known as 蠟筆小新, or La bi Xiao xin, in Chinese.
"Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's Great Adventure In The Antarctic Kachi Kochi" is a Japanese 2D animated comedy adventure in Japanese with English subtitles, and it is the 37th film in the "Doraemon" franchise.
From 31 March to 16 April 2017, Japan Food Town's Sakura Fair will be serving specially curated Sakura-inspired dishes, such as the Temari Sushi Set (from $26++), Sakura Ebi Okonomiyaki ($18++), Wakatake Soba with Edible Chrysanthemum Tempura ($27.50++) and Sakura Parfait (from $10++). The Sakura Fair will also be the only place in Singapore that you can view real sakuras and experience hanami (flower viewing) for free. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
The Char Siu Ajitama Miso Soba ($23.80) is only available at Tsuta Singapore’s Taiseng outlet. You no longer have to travel to Japan to get a taste of Michelin-starred Tsuta restaurant’s signature Miso Soba. Previously only available in Japan, the new Miso Soba is made with red-hued hatcho miso imported from Japan’s Tokushima Prefecture, which gives it a distinct taste from most white miso ramen in Singapore.
Japanese food has topped the foodie trends in 2016 and the latest addition to the sea of choices is IPPUDO's takeaway ramen concept, KURO-OBI, which opens its doors this Friday (13 January). Offering affordable options between $8 and $12 right in the heart of the upscale Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, KURO-OBI lets patrons customise their ramen bowls according to their tastes. "The concept is different from the traditional ramen eatery, allowing shoppers and working professionals to enjoy a quick wholesome meal customised to their preferences," said Mr Yota Shiiba, deputy general manager of IPPUDO Singapore. KURO-OBI was first unveiled in New York and the Singapore’s outlet is its first overseas foray outside of New York. Right next door to KURO-OBI, IPPUDO is also opening its ninth signature outlet in Singapore. The 90-seater classy dining concept will offer the full IPPUDO menu as well as new dishes such as Samurai Ribs and Almond Jelly Noodles. IPPUDO and KURO-OBI are located at #B2-54/55, Marina Bay Sands.