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As the Gods Will Review (2014)

As the Gods Will has an incredibly strong start with the daruma and maneki neko games. As violent as they are funny, early scenes work thanks to a strong sense of humour that unfortunately evaporates once the film expects the audience to take its characters and their emotions seriously.

Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek Review (2005)

Near the ruins of an abandoned city, seven children gather to play a game of hide and seek where those caught by the oni disappear forever. The debut film of Shuhei Morita, the man behind Tokyo Ghoul and the Oscar nominated Tsukumo, Kakurenbo is a film that will please both anime fans and folklore buffs alike.