Adventures Through Asian Cinema – Mermaid Legend (1994)

After a short hiatus, Adventures Through Asian Cinema are back to talk about the Japanese cult classic – Mermaid Legend!

When a fisherman stands in the way of an industrial scheme, the business developers have him murdered. His wife Migiwa, a pearl diver, plots to avenge his death. Listen as we discuss the lead actor Mari Shirato’s powerful performance, the restraint and confidence the director shows, and my word – what a final act! 

As always, we urge you to check out Ben’s JAPANUARY 2023 challenge – come and watch some Japanese movies! You can find Ben on Twitter and Letterboxd, and you can find Jack just about everywhere. Have a question or comment? A film suggestion perhaps? Drop us a line at @AsianCinemaPod on Twitter, and

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