Ossan’s Love: Love or Dead film review – Japanese gay office comedy piggybacks on success of TV series

3/5 starsLast summer, Japanese drama series Ossan’s Love proved a surprise hit, not just in Japan but also in Hong Kong, where it’s screened on ViuTV. Its overwhelmingly positive portrayal of male homosexuality is all too rare, and normally reserved for the pages of yaoi, or “boys love”, manga and anime series.This big-screen spin-off, which hopes to capitalise on the show’s success, continues the escapades and homosexual awakening of thirty-something estate agent Haruta (Kei Tanaka). Not only…

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