Nippon Cinema was launched in July 2006 as a Japanese movie review blog. Over time, it’s gradually expanded to include movie trailers, news about upcoming movies from Japan, and a Japanese film database.
When I first launched the site, there was very little information available on Japanese films that hadn’t already been through the festival circuit and it was very difficult to discover anything new that wasn’t considered J-horror or connected to established directors like Takeshi Kitano or Takashi Miike. Since then, my main goal has been to act as an unobtrusive curator, digging up information on Japanese sites and presenting it in English to make the discovery process easier for fans.
I also founded Eigapedia, a Japanese movie wiki that launched as a subsite of Nippon Cinema in 2007 before being moved to the Wikia network. If you’re particularly knowledgeable about any aspect of Japanese cinema, we could always use new editors on the project.
Nippon Cinema doesn’t currently offer custom advertising campaigns or negotiate directly with advertisers about placing banner ads in specific locations. If you’d like to see your ads featured on the site (currently 300x250 and 728x90 are supported), you can always create a campaign on Google AdWords and set up a managed placement to specifically target ad locations on this site.
Nippon Cinema is currently hosted across two Linodes running a LEMP stack under Ubuntu Linux.
All movie trailers and movie-related images on this site are the property of their respective copyright holders. It’s my sincere belief that their usage on this site falls within the fair use doctrine of US copyright law and helps promote general awareness of the movies covered. If any copyright holder would like something removed for any reason, please contact me directly with details and I’ll do my best to comply promptly.
All written content on this site is original work by me unless explicitly labeled otherwise. If you use my content for your own blog, YouTube videos, or any other website you write for, all I ask is that you credit Nippon Cinema with a link to the source page.
Kevin Ouellette, Nippon Cinema founder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last updated: January 27, 2013