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The cast of The Secret World of Arrietty includes:
(Original Cast/UK Dub/US Dub) 

As Arrietty… Mirai Shida/ Saoirse Ronan/ Bridget Mendler
As Sho/Shawn… Ryunosuke Kamiki/ Tom Halland/ David Henrie
As Pod… Tomokazu Miura/ Mark Strong/ Will Arnett
As Homily… Shinobu Otake/ Olivia Colman/ Amy Poehler
As Spiller… Tatsuya Fujiwara/ Luke Allen-Gale/ Moises Arias
As Haru/Hara… Kirin Kiki/ Geraldine McEwan/ Carol Burnett
As Aunt Sadako/Jessica… Keiko Takeshita/ Phillida Law/ Gracie Poletti

Shinigami-kun won Four Awards in 2014 Nikkan Sports Spring Drama Grand Prix

Best TV Drama

1. Shinigami-kun - 853
2. Roosevelt Game - 144
3. Gunshi Kanbee - 132
4. Hanasaki Mai ga Damattenai - 129
5. Border - 116

Best Actor

1. Ohno Satoshi (Shinigami-kun) - 873
2. Okada Junichi (Gunshi Kanbee) - 209
3. Oguri Shun (Border) - 167
4. Nishijima Hidetoshi (MOZU) - 161
5. Karasawa Toshiaki (Roosevelt Game)

Best Actress

1. Anne (Hanasaki Mai ga Damattenai) - 487
2. Ueno Juri (Alice no Toge) - 351
3. Yoshitaka Yuriko (Hanako to Anne) - 307
4. Koizumi Kyoko (Zoku. Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi) - 256
5. Nakatani Miki (Gunshi Kanbee) - 214

Best Supporting Actor

1. Suda Masaki (Shinigami-kun) - 576
2. Kamikawa Takaya (Hanasaki Mai ga Damattenai) - 206
3. Shibata Kyohei (Gunshi Kanbee) - 126
4. Eguchi Yosuke (Roosevelt Game) - 85
5. Miura Tomokazu (Gokuaku Ganbo) - 72

Best Supporting Actress

1. Kiritani Mirei (Shinigami-kun) - 609
2. Nakama Yukie (Hanako to Anne) - 205
3. Kiritani Mirei (Gunshi Kanbee) - 134
4. Maki Yoko (MOZU) - 121
5. Dan Rei (Roosevelt Game) - 85

Congrats to the cast and crew of Shinigami-kun! Happy to see Ohno win that award. <3

An enormous typhoon has taken over Mie Prefecture this weekend. So, I decided to mark the occasion by watching Typhoon Club, a Japanese film from 1985 that I discovered while browsing youtube. The film is about a group of junior high students that goes a bit crazy as a typhoon takes over their weekend, and stars a few big stars of the time, Miura Tomokazu as the teacher, and Kudoh Yuuki (whom I later discovered played the Japanese girl in Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train) as one of the students. Despite this, the film is very unusual. Filled with beautiful long takes and surreal moments, I’m not too sure how I feel about the movie as whole, but I do know that it has gotten me interested in Japanese 80s culture. Currently streaming Yamaguchi Momoe (Miura’s leading leady of the 70s whom he later married) videos. The typhoon outside finally ended when I was halfway through the film.