This may be repeating myself, i'm getting old and forgetful, but i don't think i shared a picture yet here of all 12 of the titles i not too long ago snapped up.
THE ROAD TO THIS GUY
Someone here had mentioned his 2018 film, i had said i'd get around to it
Someone on reddit replied to my post about Criterion mega set wishes with - Koreeda.
Then what clinched it was seeing a couple video appreciations on him, and some reviews on Letterboxd.
As with Kitano, i was able to get 12, this was an amazingly fruitful time of getting modern Japanese films with also the magnificent Tsukamoto set, which totals 10 (8 features), Miike (2 trilogies = 6) and 3 Immamuras. ALL excellent top quality stuff, Kore-eda as i first watched him was like floating on a cloud, being carried by an exceptional genius who was in complete control in his chosen medium, his metier.
1. Maborosi - 1995 2. After Life - 1998 3. Nobody Knows - 2004 4. Still Walking - 2008 5. Air Doll - 2009 6. I Wish - 2011 7. Like Father, Like Son - 2013 8. Our Little Sister - 2015 *not watched yet 9. After the Storm - 2016 10. The Third Murder - 2017 11. Shoplifters - 2018 12. The Truth - 2019
Faves so far
Nobody Knows Air Doll Like Father, Like Son Shoplifters