Ryuichi Hiroki’s reputation for prolificacy was already well established, but he’s outdone himself this time. The director has three high-profile movies hitting Japanese cinemas in a three-week period, besting even the impressive single-month streak managed by Takahiro Miki (“Tang,” “Even if This Love Disappears From the World Tonight,” ‘Akira and Akira”) over the summer.
It’s a varied batch, too, proving that Hiroki isn’t at risk of becoming predictable — though “Motherhood” suggests that he may be spreading himself thin.
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Source: The Japan Times