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Since the start of the pandemic, going to the cinema has felt even more like escapism than it did already. Audiences in Japan may have diligently kept their masks on, but the onscreen characters have been mostly unencumbered.

Perhaps filmmakers decided, not unreasonably, that viewers wouldn’t want to be reminded of the drab reality of living with COVID-19. It’s not like there’s been any shortage of stories to tell.

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