In this episode of Cinema Nippon Shorties, we're taking our first look at an American film centered on Japanese themes. "American Hikikomori" is the 2015 independent short film written and directed by Landis Stokes which explores the relatively recent phenomenon of the hikikomori, a type of socially withdrawn individual which has increased in number in the past three decades.
Special thanks to Landis Stokes for providing is blessing and the footage for this video, as well as allowing us to interview him.
You can view "American Hikikomori" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/American-Hikikomori-Yuto-Serata/dp/B01MYBERHP
And on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/153952562
And don't forget to check out our review of the film on our second channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9ayaI-PsyA
"i dreamt about you, again" by cybergodサイバー神, Courtesy cybergodサイバー神
"iceworld" by acounta, Courtesy acounta
"わたしはあきらめません [full]" by Terio, Courtesy Terio
"left in the past" by uglyyyy 🌺, Courtesy uglyyyy 🌺
Video credits (All courtesy Landis Stokes):
"American Hikikomori: The Crew"
"Indiegogo: American Hikikomori
"American Hikikomori" Trailer
Chuck Jones photo by Alan Light, courtesy Alan Light:
Hayao Miyazaki photo by flickr user detengase, courtesy detengase
Kevin Smith photo by flickr user NEG_026, courtesy NEG_026
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