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This article was written By Jon Jung on 21 Sep 2010, and is filed under Uncategorized.



About Jon Jung

Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He is an avid movie fan who specializes in Japanese cinema, but enjoys everything from artsy high-brow to mega-billion blockbusters to straight-to-video turds. As an Asian-American, he got the best of all cinematic worlds as a child by receiving mega-doses of Ozu, Bruce Lee, Kamen Rider, and American drive-in movies in addition to a steady diet of punk rock, Japanese literature, and Buddhism. He spent six years in Japan as an English teacher and translator. In 2004, he returned to the United States to complete his Masters in Language Education and continue his career as a language educator and cultural anthropologist with a focus on language policy and language shift. Jon is a former Myrle Clark Award recipient for excellence in creative writing and has contributed to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011).

Bonus Episode Five: Detroit Metal City

In this bonus episode, host Coffin Jon breaks his promise of bringing full audio coverage of the J-Pop Summit Festival and instead teams up with Kris and Chris of dreamlogic.net and friend Tosin for a review and probably entirely-too-serious discussion of Detroit Metal City (2008, dir: Toshio Lee), a live action adaptation of the wildly popular manga and anime by Kiminori Wakasugi.

Click here to download this episode.