BL Metamorphosis

The Goggler Podcast #549: BL Metamorphosis

Dept. of Jibbers, Jabbers, and Yackety-Yaks

Today, on The Goggler Podcast, Bahir and Uma watch and review Shunsuke Kariyama’s warm and cozy adaptation of Kaori Tsurutani’s manga, BL Metamorphosis.

BL Metamorphosis is just one of 23 movies now streaming as part of the Japanese Film Festival Online 2024. Click here to register and watch it, for free, and from the comfort of your own home.

The Japan Foundation (JF) will hold the Japanese Film Festival Online 2024 for four weeks from June 5 to July 3 2024, as part of their Japanese Film Festival (JFF), sharing the excitement of Japanese cinema with the world.

This third edition of the Japanese Film Festival Online will be held in a record-breaking 27 countries and regions, with a wide variety of films and—for the first time since it was established—two thrilling TV drama series. Titles of note include We Made a Beautiful Bouquet, which exploded in popularity among Gen Z-ers after its release in 2021, and Baby Assassins, the film that took Japanese social media by storm (its third installment is scheduled to be released in Japan this fall). Other highlights of the diverse lineup are School Meals Time Graduation and The Zen Diary, both of which showcase Japan’s delicious food culture, as well as the world premiere of the 4K digitally remastered version of JUNGLE EMPEROR LEO, aka KIMBA THE WHITE LION, a classic anime based on TEZUKA Osamu’s manga masterpiece.

Two extremely popular TV drama series, Downtown Rocket and RIKUOH, will also be available to watch in their entirety. These moving human dramas about diligent, hard-working people chasing big dreams became instant hits when they were released in Japan.

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