Monday, January 30, 2006
New Japanese graff film Taki 183
Stars: Shugo Oshinari, Mitsuru Murata, Takashi Tsukamoto.
Release date: 28 Jan 2006
Naming the film after the legendary initial graffiti writer of New York is a weird idea. Homage or another Japanese appropriation? We haven't seen many films, well in fact none, on the hip hop scene in Japan so it'll be an interesting viewpoint on the culture. Recently there was Hip Hop TKO, which opened up late last year in Japan. It's hard to tell from the trailer if it's a comedy or a drama, but it seems to look decent, cinematically at least.
About some graffiti kids in Shibuya.
Here's the google translation.
"Tommy of the graffiti * artist (Tsukamoto high history) the fact that in the wall of Shibuya town message is drawn with the spray was reason to live. He the can of the companion (patience forming learning/repairing our) and the ハッタ (窪 mound 俊 mediating/helping) and others with keeps making the work one after another, but..."