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Japan Cinema Now: Gag-fest from director transforming the zeitgeist

A few years ago, Japan’s beloved gag-comedy king, film director Yuichi Fukuda, seemed stuck in a (comfortable) rut, having achieved unprecedented domestic success for his peculiar brand of humor. If he did not exactly invent the genre, Fukuda had nurtured it to a fine sheen of ridiculousness. His gleeful obsession with the throwaway sight gag, […]