I think this website's commitment to Japanese cinema has been pretty well established by now. Compared with some others, though, I'm just a rank amateur. If you're curious about what sort of movies are being released in Japan both now and in the near future, then one of the best resources is Nippon Cinema, Kevin Ouelette's splendid blog accumulating news, gossip and copious links to trailers.
But even Ouelette had to admit recently that Logboy had out-geeked him. Logboy has been keeping comprehensive records of domestic releases, and at the end of the year he's produced a list of every Japanese film released in the country in 2010, complete with bilingual titles and links to official sites. If you have even the faintest interest in Japanese cinema, you could spend ages happily clicking through all those links discovering about movies that will never see the light of day over here, and revelling in the joy of only having visual cues to tell you what the hell's going on.
Well, that's what I've been doing over the last couple of days, anyway. If nothing else, it's forced The Belated Birthday Girl to teach me the Japanese for 'trailer' so I don't have to keep asking her to show me where the video clips are on these sites. (It's 予告篇 if that's any help to you.) In a way, it's like being in a video shop in the mid-eighties - you're attracted by the most lurid titles and outrageous imagery. Here are ten that particularly caught my eye.