note on the new, longer descriptions:
Knowing that not everyone possesses a fluent skill set in Japanese, watching movies--although visually pleasing may at times incite mild levels of confusion due to language and cultural barriers. Titles and brief descriptions can only aid with comprehension to some extent even when supplied with a decent amount of still frames from the production.
Due to this, since the beginning of 2012 and continuing indefinitely with every new movie update along with a complete rewrite of the majority of prior updates are the additions of fully fleshed out descriptions that satisfy three criteria: 1. Summarize the movie, 2. Provide background information about said movie and also include unique, cultural Japanese tidbits when applicable, and 3. Commentary.
In other words, the new, expanded descriptions accompanying most movies are there to serve as a 'naughty' Wikipedia-like entry. Read it while viewing the movie rather than attempting to digest it all at once as a sumptuous pre-show snack. It will surely help you understand what is happening in each scene with a greater, enhanced level of appreciation and keep you in the know during instances with heavy dialogue.
The Zenra Movie Annex has always been about quality over quantity. Rather than flooding each weekly update (without fail for over ten years) with a smorgasbord of movies of varying quality with little to no back-story and a few hastily created still frames, the best, the most bizarre, and of course, the most alternative movies from Japanese AV are chosen to represent their at-times average kindred along with full, lush, and at times, gargantuanly detailed descriptions to further enhance your viewing pleasure.
Also, please take note that the descriptions that appear on this site are 100% exclusive and written entirely in-house. There is no borrowing from other sources. Each movie description is a multi-hour (and at times, multi-day) affair consisting of an initial draft plus several rewrite sessions along with fact-finding to enhance the cultural aspect from Criteria #2. If you ever have any questions or comments about the movies and their write-ups, please do not hesitate to use the Contact Form.
What makes weird and bizarre Japanese AV movies so special is just how strange they truly are especially when compared with their western counterparts. Watching some of the crazy happenings of unorthodox Japan AV can be quite a thrilling experience but if you are not a skilled user of Japanese, there may be times when what's being said is considerably more important than what's on the screen.
As noted above, all entries on the Zenra Movie Annex have been given lush new descriptions that give deep insight into what is really going on during those times when comprehension becomes challenging. Along with these descriptions, various Japanese cultural nuances and tidbits in concert with commentary have also fleshed out the movie viewing experience to an unrivaled level.
But more can be done.
Along with extended descriptions, beginning late September 2012 and continuing indefinitely, *all* new updates will feature exclusive full English subtitles. In concert with this, all previous updates will gradually be re-released with English subtitles. If you are an active subscriber, feel free to use the contact form located on the subtitle request page to submit movie requests as they will be given priority for archival subtitling.
With the addition of English subtitles, the Zenra mission statement of promoting the best of the most bizarre and strange Japanese AV movies with an emphasis on universal understanding has been saliently fortified. Being that all the Japanese AV subtitles are exclusive, created in-house, and most important, grammatically sound native English (rather than "Engrish"), the Zenra Movie Annex is the only source of bizarre yet erotic Japanese movies shown in a language everyone can understand.
Frequently Asked Questions at Zenra
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Android: MX Player.
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it possible to preview future movies?
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I download as much as I want?
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you add movies starring [insert Japanese AV star name here]?
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