You should check out “Princess Raccoon” (a.k.a. “Operetta Tanuki Goten”) with Jo Odagiri and Zhang Ziyi. Wonderfully bizarre, charming, and quite colourful. Directed by Seijun Suzuki, but you’ll probably know this already.
Liked it despite my usual dislike for Zhang Ziyi. I do love the gute boy Odagiri, though, which was a great help.
Did you know Suzuki was 85 years old when he directed it?
As far as asian musicals go I have to say I enjoyed Perhaps Love more. Jacky Cheung is terrific in it, and the visuals are as beautiful as you’d expect from two of the world’s top cinematographers (Christopher Doyle and Peter Pau). Trailer
here (enter site, skip intro)