The 20 Best Japanese Films of The 1980s


The decline of the major studios that had started in the previous decade continued in the 80s, with Toho, Toei, Nikkatsu, and Shochiku barely hanging on. The lack of funds started a new trend, the direct-to-video productions, that drew many new artists due to the creative freedom it offered. Akira Kurosawa continued shooting masterpieces, while […]