Japan 3: Some Fun Alternative Rock - J-Pop, Anime and Trash Films Back to Startpage


The most innovative country with it's fantastic Horror, Crime, Anime, Samurai and Kaiju films. Japanese film exploded all over the world during the 90's
with horror as Ringu and Miyazaki anime and influenced also the western cult crowd, teenagers and kids. Besides films, porn, computer games and Manga,
Japan is also Huge in Asia with it's J-Pop bands/artists. But, as a big fan of non-mainstream film and music on This page i will mention - 1. Some cool indie
rock bands, - 2. Some dark and even controversial anime films and some normal ones too, and - 3. Some mostly delightfully trashy fun films
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Some anime - see more below (scroll down)
Satoshi Kon - Genius filmmaker 1963-2010

 

Satoshi Kon - Genius anime filmmaker (director, manga
writer, script writer i.a. who tragically passed away in
cancer much too young. I discovered him too late, but
better late than never and he's my favourite anime
director now .... with the great Miyazaki also

 

I've only seen 2 of his films and both of these were absolute
masterpieces of the genre - the beautiful Tokyo Godfathers
and the delightfully mind-bending Paprika.
Satoshi Kon, a son of Sapporo, lived 1963-2010. R.I.P.
Please see more below

 

Brilliant! Surprising! Mind-bending and hallucinatory
with amazing visuals and a great pace. Based on a
novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui about a dream-traveller
and dream-terrorists. Those parade sequences just
blows my mind and the soundtrack is pure genius

Paprika

Direction and script: Satoshi Kon, production: 2006

Cast: Animated movie
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 2 PAL
From Nordic Sony Pictures 9 disc anime edition

 

Masterpiece! A warm and beautiful christmas or
winter fairytale drama about some homeless drifters
and their interactions regarding an abandoned child.
The transsexual Hana, the grumpy geezer Gin and
the teenage girl Miyuki. Just lovely and greatness!

Tokyo Goodfathers (TokyoGoddofazazu)

Direction and story: Satoshi Kon, production: 2003

Cast: Animated movie
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 2 PAL
From Nordic Sony Pictures 9 disc anime edition

 

Most anime fans seems to hate this film, but I ...
LOVE it. WW2 and a battle between a russian
ESP squad and dead nazi 13th century templars.
It's strange and confusing and much too short.
Will Baron von Wolff and his nazi vixens win ?

First Squad: The Moment of Truth

Direction: Yoshiharu Ashino, Production: Japan-Russia 2009
Created by Misha Shprits & Aljosha Klimov, Studio 4 - Molot
Cast: Animated movie
DVD in russian with english subs, region 2 PAL
From Nordic Sony Pictures 9 disc anime edition



A great collection of 9 anime films with:
Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers, Tekkonkinkreet,
Memories, Metropolis, Steam Boy, Cowboy Bebop,
First Squad and Legend of the Millenium Dragon

Anime 9 disc collection

Misc directors and studios, production: Japan 1995-2011

Cast: Animated movies
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 2 PAL
Nordic Sony Pictures 9 disc anime edition

 

 

1. Music - Some Cool Alternative Rock/Pop - A Selected Few (Youtube videos can disappear any time for different reasons)



Barnabys - A Charming and obscure girl indie band who made the Übergreat intro Suki Mami Mai Tai to Umetsu's TV serie Mezzo DSA


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Pic above left: The cover to their great CD EP; Pic above right: Ai, Shoko and Miyoko

One of the many girl-bands or girl-dominated indie-rock bands in Japan. Today, the group's disbanded and i'm not sure if Barnabys really ever existed
as they may have been a project for Yasuomi Umetsu's anime TV series Mezzo: DSA ? But for sure they made a CD single and a great 4 song EP on the
Scitron label (Scitron 2004) with that Fabulous intro song Sukimami maitai and ending song Mitsu to each episode of the series. The über cool Outro
to Sukimami goes on and on in the longer CD version. The band was Ai on vocals and bass and music/lyrics, Shoko on guitar and Miyoko Yamaguchi
on drums. Miyoko left Barnabys to join the heavier, more grunge-ish Detroit 7 in 2005


Listen to their Super Cool Sukimami maitai in the intro to the Mezzo: DSA anime TV series

 

 

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Yum! Yum! Orange - A Great and Fun J-Ska Pop-Rock group with energetic singer Kumi. A Trombone is never wrong



There may be a music club in Tokyo for every genre that's ever existed. Innovative Japan's like a sponge sucking up every music style and then they
reconstruct it and doing their own thing out of it in an uniquely japanese and totally charming way. Other popular and cool japanese ska-pop-rock
bands are/were : Gollbetty, Witchery Skank and Skull Candy.

Yum! Yum! Orange released Clover (2006 Tokuma Japan Communications CD single) which is a pure shot of Adrenaline, fast and fun J-Ska. Ska bands
are not that common here in the west today but they were popular at the end of the 1970's beginning of the 80's with bands as Specials and Madness

 



Listen to the energetic and funny Clover


 

 




Yum! Yum! Orange Live

A really cool band and my favourite among the many japanese ska-
punk-rock-pop bands. A joy to see, with good musicians that play
fast and radiates FUN. Also, in front, cute charismatic singer Kumi.
A Live DVD from Final gig of their Japan tour 2005 has been released



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Judy and Mary with Yuki Isoya - Japan's Greatest Power Pop band - Ever

 

Yuki Isoya - The Charismatic Singer in JAM and solo


Listen to their beautiful classic Daydream

 

 



Collected videoclips of their 21 singles.
Great group led by fine singer Yuki Isoya.
They ruled the 90's - disbanded in 2001.
Daydream, 3d single, a classic pop song,
beautiful guitars that goes on and on

Judy And Mary All Clips: JAM Complete Video Collection

Musik DVD: Epic Records, production: 2001

Group: Judy And Mary; Singer: Yuki Isoya
DVD in japanese, japanese edition, region 2 NTSC




A collection of visually colorful
stunning videosingles from Yuki's
girly-sweet pop
post-JAM career

The Yuki Isoya Video Collection

Music DVD, production: 2005

Artist: Yuki Isoya
DVD in japanese, japanese edition, region 2 NTSC

 

In the credits to this comedy you can
hear Yuki Isoya sing Watashi no negai
goto, a nice song released in July 2012
Sadly no music video on Youtube.
More about the film below on this page

Akko-Chan: The Movie (Himitsu no Akko-chan)

Direction: Yasuhiro Kawamura, production: 2012

Cast: Haruka Ayase, Masaki Okada, Shosuke Tanihara
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong RAM PMP Entertainment edition

  Detroit 7 A great rock group


Great group! Drummer Miyoko from
Barnabys in 2005. They've toured all
over the world to great critical acclaim

Detroit 7

Powerful rock-power pop group influenced by the Detroit Sound
and legendary influental US bands like Iggy & the Stooges and MC5.
Fronted by gravel voiced singer/guitarist Tomomi Nabana, they made
their debut record in 2003

  The Lovely Vocaloid Hatsune Miku That's a talented girl - listen and learn all screaming Idol contestants

Lovely Japan
! The Future music scene
is here with teenager Hatsune Miku.
A fat punch to the soulless bastards in
the music industry with their abominable
wailing and shreaking Idol-stars
An animation can do it just as good!


Listen to the new japanese music star Hatsune Miku performing Live
in concert 2011, singing her Hit "World is Mine" in front of an ecstatic
audience. Well, you just have to love Japanese people

Follow Link - Listen to World is Mine on Youtube


 

     


Yeah.....and naturally there's lots and lots of more great alternative rock bands from Japan that should be mentioned here as:

The 5, 6, 7, 8's - Guitar Wolf - Ketchup Mania - Go! Go! 7188 - The Killers - 54 Nude Honeys - Anadorei (with Pussy
Carnival Holocaust) - Lulu's Marble - Belters - Pebbles etc. etc. And sweet cutey singer Chieko Kawabe (Be Your Girl)

 

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Chara
- The Enigmatic and very talented singer/songwriter, and actress in 2 legendary Shunji Iwai films. For me, it's one of the great mysteries
that Chara only acted in the 2 Iwai films. Sure, as one of Japan's greatest and most unique singers she was surely busy with writing/recording songs,
BUT - her performances in Picnic (Pikunikku) and Swallowtail Butterfly (Suwaroteiru) was so outstanding Great that it's an enigma that she did not
make more films. Glico the Hooker and Coco with the black feathers, 2 unforgettable roles.
She met Tadanobu Asano during filming of Picnic 1994 and they were married between 1995-2009. What a talented couple

 

Chara in 70% Yugure no Uta (Evening Song) the cool and great looking music video from 1999 where Chara fall asleep in a field and then dream
about the Tokyo Night. A Fine song and visually great video and the song's from her Strange Fruits album

 

Chara in Taisetsu wo Kizukumono, one of my favourite songs of Chara, Taisetsu wo Kizukumono (Things that make you mean more to me) reached
no. 14 on the japanese charts in 2000 and was included on the great Caramel Milk album. A beautiful video with a big red ball bouncing through a
forest, in front of some cows and finally into a city. Great song and video, but i couldn't find it on Youtube


 

 

Caramel Milk: The Best of Chara
A great collection CD album with 14 of
this unique and talented artist's songs
1996-2000 almost all with text and music
written by Chara

Caramel Milk (CD)

Music CD: Epic Records, production: 2000

Artist: Chara
Music CD Album - Japanese Epic edition


Sugar Hunter: Best Love Songs of Chara

Another even greater collection of her
stuff and something of a definitive
résumé of her career

The Best Love Songs of Chara (DVD + 2 CD)

Music CD and DVD: Epic Records, production: 2007

Artist: Chara
Music CD album and DVD - Japanese edition, region 2 PAL

 


The CD with the beautiful title song from
an unique cinematic masterpiece, Shunji
Iwai's Swallowtail Butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly (3" CD-single)

Musik CD: Epic/Sony Records, production: 1996

Group: Yentown Band w. Chara, Takeshi Kobayashi, Shunji Iwai
Music CD Single - Japanese Epic/Sony edition

 

The amazing fairytale about dreams, music,
money and death from the immigrant part of
town,The Yentown. A Beautiful masterpiece
with music from Chara & Takashi Kobayashi
Film of the Year and a phenomenon in Japan

Swallowtail Butterfly (Suwaroteiru)

Direction: Shunji Iwai, production: 1996

Cast: Chara, Hiroshi Mikami, Ayumi Ito, Yosuke Eguchi
DVD in japanese and english with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong Panorama edition

 


Poetic, sad and beautiful about 3 mental
patients on the run. Through the city to

the sea on their last day on earth. Visually
haunting with a hypnotic Chara as Coco

Picnic (Pikunikku)

Direction: Shunji Iwai, production: 1994, 1996

Cast: Chara, Asano Tadanobu, Koichi Hashizume
DVD in japanese with english subtitles, region 2
Japan Ponyo Canyon edition

 

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2. Anime - Some dark and disturbing and some normal ones as Miyazaki



A violent, beautiful darkly poetic anime
masterpiece about the escaped Diclonius
mutant Lucy.
Splatter-action-horror, beautiful sad drama
and love story. Haunting Gregorian chant
intro Lilium and a super catchy end pop
song Be Your Girl from Chieko Kawabe

Elfen Lied - very recommended!

Direction: Mamoru Kanbe, production: 2005

Voices: Chihiro Suzuki, Sanae Kobayashi
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 1
US ADV Films 18A rating 3 disc Collection edition

Listen to Chieko Kawabe perform the magnificent end song to Elfen Lied - Be Your Girl




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The Wild World of Yasuomi Umetsu
Unhinged but gorgeously styled Anime



Anime genius Umetsu's controversial sex
& violence masterpiece. Beautiful and stylish
Anime
Film Noir.
Furiously dark with a fascinating pulse and
pace. Underrated due to extreme sex scenes

A Kite (Warning! This anime may bite you)

Direction/script: Yasuomi Umetsu, production: 1998

DVD in japanese with english subs, region 1
US Kitty Media 18up rated uncut edition



A
nother controversial Umetsu sex /violence
masterpiece. Also beautiful and stylish, but
not as dark as Kite, more of an ultraviolence
action-comedy. Also underrated due to some
hardcore hentai sex scenes

Mezzo Forte

Direction/script: Yasuomi Umetsu, production: 2001

DVD in japanese with english subs, region 1
US Kitty Media 18up rated uncut edition

 

A fun TV series as a follow up to the
controversial Kite and Mezzo Forte.
No ultra violence and porn but a lot of
great action and a great Barnabys intro

Mezzo: DSA (Complete 3 disc Collection)

Direction: Yasuomi Umetsu, production: 2003

Voices: Tomoki Kotani etc.
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 1
US ADV Films 3 disc Collection edition


Umetsu's long awaited follow up to Kite.
A girl Monaka, she's the Angel of Death
and her father's an astronaut turned
into a radiation monster, who's then
crashed to the earth.....sounds crazy.
A total but very enjoyable mess

Kite - Liberator

Direction: Yasuomi Umetsu, production: 2008

Voices: Marina Inoue etc.
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 1
US Anime Works edition

 
 

 

Violent and dark - at almost an nihilistic level.
People recently deceased wake up in a state
of Limbo and has to obey the mystic black
sphere- Gantz. An inspired opening, but then
....i don't know really?

Gantz

Direction: Ichiro Itano, production: 2004

Voices: Daisuke Namikawa etc.
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 1
ADV Films edition


 

Pensive and dark anime drama about young
fighter pilots taking part in a war game in an
alternative future. Beautiful and melancholic
and stays in your mind.
Kenji Kawai provides a stunning soundtrack

The Sky Crawlers

Direction: Mamoru Oshii, production: 2008

Blu-ray in japanese with english subtitles, region A

Hong Kong Panorama Entertainment blu-ray edition

 

Very cool and dark vampire-horror action
about The Hellsing Anti-Vampire Forces
versus the Undead. Fast and fun!

Hellsing

Direction: Yasunori Urata, production: 2002

Voices: Fumiko Orikasa, George Nakata, Yoshiko Sakakibara
DVD in japanese with subs, region 2 PAL

Swedish Escapi edition

 

3 poetiska och lågmält finstämda berättelser
som länkas ihop. Från hyllade Makoto och
titeln skall vara hastigheten på ett fallande
körsbärs-blomsblad

5 Centimeters Per Second

Direction: Shinkai Makoto, production: 2007

DVD in japanese with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong Asia Video edition



Great teenage anime drama about girl Makoto
who can leap through time. Based on a very
popular novel from Tsutsui Yasutaka, filmed
at least once earlier in 1983

Original title: Toki o kakeru shojo

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Direction: Mamoru Hosoda, production: 2006

DVD in japanese with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong edition

 


After the catastrophe there's pollution and
wars among the small kingdoms/states. The
princess Nausicaa tries to make things better

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
(Kazenotani no Nausicaa)

Direction: Hayao Miyazaki, production: 1984
Cast: Animated movie from Studio Ghibli
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong IVL 2 disc edition

 


One of many Miyazaki favourites, a Sci-Fi
action-fantasy adventure about a floating
castle in the sky, created by an ancient
civilization.

Laputa, Castle in the Sky (Tenku no shiro Laputa)

Direction: Hayao Miyazaki, production: 1986

Cast: Animated movie from Studio Ghibli
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong IVL 2 disc edition

 

Absolutely a masterpiece when 2 small girls
find a huge furry creature in an even more
huge tree. Gorgeous and peaceful from a
lush japanese countryside. Magic!

My Neighbor Totoro

Direction: Hayao Miyazaki, production: 1988

Cast: Animated movie from Studio Ghibli
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong IVL 2 disc edition

 

Kiki teenage witch gets a job in a bakery, in
a town that slightly resembles swedish capital
Stockholm. She delivers bread on her flying
broomstick. Resourceful Kiki calms my soul

Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no takyubin)

Direction: Hayao Miyazaki, production: 1989

Cast: Animated movie from Studio Ghibli
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong IVL 2 disc edition

 

Ha, ha, love this. May be the least liked one
from the master? Very unusual about italian
anti-fascist battle-pilot Marco's, Red Pig
adventures with femme fatale's and sky
pirates in the 1920's. Very unusual

Porco-Rosso (Kurenai no buta)

Direction: Hayao Miyazaki, production: 1992

Cast: Animated movie from Studio Ghibli
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong IVL 2 disc edition




A mighty fantasy adventure from japanese
mythic times, when man and gods lived in co-
existence. Darkly critical of man's destructive
powers over nature. A great film!

Princess Mononoke

Direction: Hayao Miyazaki, production: 1997

Cast: Animated movie from Studio Ghibli
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong IVL 2 disc edition

 

Six 3-D animated shorts with the beauty and
then animated celebrity Fei Fei. I think she
participated at inauguration of the soccer
world cup Japan 2002, if i remember correctly

Fei Fei Cybervenus

Studio: Takatoshi Oki/Blue Moon, production: 2001-2002

Cast: Fei Fei
DVD in japanese with english or swedish subs, region 2
SVE Escapi Media-PAL

 

Some short features with heroine Yuki Terai.
She's on a spaceship about to explode, she's
a nightclub singer in a cool jazzy number and
in a short but athmospheric thing from WW2

Yuki Terai - Secrets

Kenichi Kutsugi/Frog Entertainment, production: 2000-2002

Cast: Yuki Terai
DVD in japanese with english or swedish subs, region 2
SVE Escapi Media-PAL

 

Virtuella kvinnliga hjältar som Supersonic Jet
Girl, Hikary, Yukari m.fl i exempel på tidig
japansk 3D animering i utgåva från det
fina insomnade bolaget Escapi media

Virtual Stars

Diverse anime studios, produktion: 1999

Cast: Hikary, Yukari, Super Sonic Jet Girl m.fl.
DVD in japanese with english or swedish subs, region 2
SVE Escapi Media-PAL

     

 

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3. Some fun and some weird films - Maybe somewhat trashier than the films on my other japanese pages




picture links
  Most short reviews below are written in swedish

 

Whimsical but enjoyable comedy crime action
with undead yakuza zombie-vampyres, vampire
hunters and the Kaiju Monster Frog.
Delightfully bizarre in the style of the classic
Miike era 1995-2005. Total nonsense, but fun

Yakuza Apocalypse (Gokudo Daisenso)

Direction: Takashi Miike, production: 2015

Cast: Hayato Ichihara, Lily Franky, Reiko Takashima
VOD - streaming video
Swedish Njuta Films

 

Enjoyable comedy about the hardships of
finding a job after finishing school. But not
all worry that much. Ohara is an easy-going
guy and has 2 beautiful girls chasing him

Shusho Kusensen Ijonashi

Direction & co-script: Shusuke Kaneko, production: 1991

Cast: Yuji Oda, Emi Makui, Koji Matoba, Nobuko Sendo
DVD in japanese with english subtitles, region 3
Hong Kong Universal edition

 


Takashi Miike blends a super-
natural ghost story with art drama
when a Theatre Company rehearse
the old Kabuki Play Yotsuya Kaidan

Over Your Dead Body

Direction: Takashi Miike, production: 2014

Cast: Ebizo Ichikawa, Ko Shibasaki
DVD in japanese with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong Deltamac edition

 

Paper light romantic melodrama about
a romance between a teacher and a student.
Gorgeous Komatsu's good and quite another
role than the nasty girl she played in the
ultra-violent The World of Kanako

Close Range Love (Kin Kyori Renai)

Direction: Naoto Kumazawa, production: 2014

Cast: Nana Komatsu, Tomohisa Yamashita

Streaming video

 

Fluff-fluffe-fluff lätt men underhållande
action på manga med romantik o. humor
Elitstyrka skyddar mot bok-brännare i
ett framtida Japan.
läs mer på bildlänken

Library Wars

Regi: Shinsuke Sato, produktion: 2013

Cast: Nana Eikura, Junichi Okada, Chiaki Kuriyama
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Hong Kong Panorama edition

 

Lättsamt kriminalmysterium med mord på passagerarfartyg på väg till Singapore.
Betjänt-detektiven Kageyama hjälper sin
chef, arvtagerskan Reiko att lösa gåtan
läs mer på bildlänken

The After-Dinner Mysteries (Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de)

Regi: Masato Hijikata & Junichi Ishikawa, produktion: 2013

Cast: Sho Sakurai, Keiko Kitagawa, Rie Miyazawa
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Hong Kong Vicol edition

 

Komedi på manga av Fujio Akatsuka
där 10-åriga Akko via magisk spegel
kan förvandla sig till bl.a en vuxen
kvinna, men uppträder som ett barn.
läs mer på bildlänken

Akko-Chan: The Movie (Himitsu no Akko-chan)

Regi: Yasuhiro Kawamura, produktion: 2012

Cast: Haruka Ayase, Masaki Okada, Shosuke Tanihara
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Hong Kong RAM PMP Entertainment edition

 

Surrealistisk kriminalkomedi som lyckas
vara både absurd, rolig och ofta poetisk.
Märkligt med vibbar av K. Kurosawa,
Toyoda och Ishii som föll under radarn
läs mer på bildlänken

Survive Style 5 +

Regi: Gen Sukiguchi, produktion: 2004

Cast: Asano Tadanobu, Reika Hashimoto, Vinnie Jones

Strreaming video

 

Psykotisk lärare använder andra halvan
av filmen till att mörda skolelever med
hagelgevär. Blodigt men tröttande Zzzz.
Miike börjar liknar epigonen Sono
läs mer om massakern på bildlänken

Lessons of the Evil

Regi: Takashi Miike, produktion: 2012

Cast: Hideako Ito, Fumi Nikaido, Kento Hayashi
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Hong Kong CN Entertainment edition

 

Barnsligt, bisarrt men charmigt i färgrik
barnfilm för vuxna på animerad japansk
70-talsserie med super-hjältar, mecha-
maskiner och förtjusande superskurk.
läs mer på bildlänken

Yatterman

Regi: Takashi Miike, produktion: 2009

Cast: Sho Sakurai, Kyoko Fukada, Saki Fukuda
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, regionfri PAL
Thai Big Warner edition

 

Snygg romantisk sci-fi där ensam kille
får besök av en söt men cyborg
utsänd av honom själv i framtiden.
Uma Thurman Terminator ungefär
läs mer på bildlänken

Cyborg She (Boku no kanojo wa saibogu/
My Girlfriend is a Cyborg)

Regi och manus: Kwak Jae-yong, produktion: 2008
Cast: Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide, Kenta Kiritani
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 2
UK 4Digital Media edition PAL

 

Kul komedi om hoppfull gameshow-
medarbetare som sänds ut för att leta
efter folk med riktig ESP-förmåga.
Från regissören av Bayside Shakedown.
läs mer på bildlänken

Go Find a Psychic (Magare! Spoon)

Regi: Katsuyuki Motohiro, produktion: 2009

Cast: Masami Nagasawa, Hideto Iwai, Junya Kawashima
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Hong Kong Panorama edition

 

Jakt på Teslas elektromagnet-vapen
i alternativt retro-futuristiskt Japan.
Snygg underhållande matiné äventyrs
action om superskurken K-20
läs mer på bildlänken

K-20: The Fiend with 20 Faces
(K-20: Legend of the Mask)

Regi och manus: Shimako Sato, produktion: 2008
Cast: Takesho kaneshiro, Takako Matsu, Toru Nakamura
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Viz Pictures unrated edition

 

Trashig sci fi cyber punk splatter
action i 100 knyck från start till mål.
Är det för mycket i uppföljaren till
Machine Girl ?
läs mer på bildlänken

Tokyo Gore Police

Regi: Yoshihiro Nishimura, produktion: 2008

Cast: Eihi Shiina, Benny Yukihide, Tak Sakaguchi
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Media Blasters Tokyo Shock unrated edition

 

Helfestlig och skruvad splatter-
action om highschool-flicke mord
maskin ute efter hämnd på en
vidrig yakuza familj
läs mer på bildlänken

The Machine Girl - One Armed Ballistic Assault Heroine

Regi: Noburo Iguchi, produktion: 2007

Cast: Minase Yashiro, Asami, Kentaro Shimazu
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Media Blasters Tokyo Shock unrated edition

 

Reiko Ike i snygg yakuza-swordplay-
sleaze med vår sexploitation legend
Christina Lindberg i en stor roll
läs mer på bildlänken

Sex & Fury

Regi: Norifumi Suzuki, produktion: 1973

Cast: Reiko Ike, Christina Lindberg
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Panik House unrated edition

 

Reiko Ike är swordplay expert i vild,
kul yakuza-martial arts-sleaze och
uppföljare
till Sex & Fury
läs mer på bildlänken

Female Yakuza Tale: Inquisition and Torture
(Yasagure anego den - sokatsu rinchi)

Regi: Teruo Ishii, produktion: 1973
Cast: Reiko Ike, Ryohei Uchida, Makato Aikawa
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Panik House unrated edition - transparent cover

 


Deliriskt kul, sleazigt våldsam samurai-
trash i oefterhärmlig Ishii-stil på manga
av Kazuo Koike. kommentarspår och
intervjuer. läs mer på bildlänken

Bohachi Bushido:Code of the Forgotten 8

Regi: Teruo Ishii, produktion: 1973

Cast: Tetsuro Tanba, Yuriko Hishimi
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Discotek Media unrated edition

 

Girls Gone Bad av pinky violence
maestro Suzuki. Snygg exploitation
med catfights, sex, tortyr och gott om
svart humor. commentary track
läs mer på bildlänken

Terrifying Girls Highschool: Lynch Law
Classroom
(Kyofu joshikoko: Boko rinchi kyoshits)

Regi: Norifumi Suzuki, produktion: 1973
Cast: Reiko Ike, Miki Sugimoto, Tsunehiko Watase
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Panik House unrated edition

 

Mer kul Pinky Violence av Suzuki om
tjej MC gäng och Reiko Ike vs.
The Yakuzas kommentarspår
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Girl Boss Guerilla (Sukeban gerira)

Regi: Norifumi Suzuki, produktion: 1972

Cast: Reiko Ike, Miki Sugimoto, Toru Abe
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Panik House unrated edition

 

USEL uppföljare till Avalon i ett haveri.
Måste vara Uwe Boll som gjort detta?
Visuellt snygga men omma bilder när
fotomodeller struttar runt i dataspel
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Assault Girls (Azaruto Garuzo)

Regi: Mamoru Oshii-Boll, produktion: 2009

Cast: Hinako Saeki, Rinko Kikuchi, Meisa Kuroki
DVD med engelskt, japanskt tal och engelsk text, region ?
Thai Big Warner edition

 

Apokalyps-fantasy-action-swordplay
efter zombie-massaker dataspel. Bra?
Nej. Underhållande? Ja, på tackigt vis
läs mer på bildlänken

Onechanbara Bikini Samurai Squad - The Movie

Regi, manus, photo: Yohei Fukuda, produktion: 2008

Cast: Eri Otoguro, Chise Nakamura, Manami Hashimoto
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Media Blasters Tokyo Shock unrated edition

 

Nyversion av spaghetti klassikern
Django, som tyvärr ser ut som och
segar sig fram som en QT snigel.
Snark ... Zzzzzz. Metallfodral.
läs mer på bildlänken

Sukiyaki Western Django

Regi: Takashi Miike, produktion: 2007

Cast: Hideaki Ito, Kaori Momoi, Quentin Tarantino
DVD med brutet engelskt tal, region 1
US First Look Studios R-rated edition
, finns utgiven i Sverige

 

Snygg fantasy-action där man med
svärd till armar är på jakt efter 48
demoner. Ganska kul faktiskt
läs mer på bildlänken

Dororo

Regi: Akihiko Shiota, produktion: 2007

Cast: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Kou Shibasaki, Yoshio Harada
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Hong Kong CN Entertainment edition

 

Varmhjärtat drama från en japansk gruv-
ort på 60-talet. En grupp flickor ger sig
17 på att lära sig Hawaiiansk Huladans
och har den griniga lokalbefolkningen
emot sig. läs mer på bildlänken

Hula Girls

Regi: Lee Sang-il, produktion: 2006

Cast: Yasuko Matsuyuki, Yu Aoi
DVD med japanskt tal UTAN engelsk text, regionfri PAL
Thai EVS Entertainment edition

 

Kul komedi och samhällssatir i
lyckat epos av den annars normalt
trashige Kawasaki, där titeln ger
filmens skruvade story
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The World Sinks Except Japan

Regi: Minoru Kawasaki, produktion: 2006

Cast: Kenji Kohashi, Shuji Kashiwabara, Takenori Murano
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Synapse unrated edition

 

Superhjälte-action-komedi om TV-
hjälten Zebraman i hyllning till gamla
japanska teveserier typ Ultraman
läs mer på bildlänken

Zebraman

Regi: Takashi Miike, produktion: 2004

Cast: Sho Aikawa, Kyoka Suzuki, Atsuro Watabe, Ren Osugi
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Media Blasters Tokyo Shock unrated edition

 


Udda kriminaldrama där felaktig varse-
blivning av sinnesintryck ger ledtrådar
om seriemord
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Titel: Synesthesia (Gimme Heaven)

Regi: Toru Matsuura, produktion: 2004

Cast: Yousuke Eguchi, Masanobu Ando, Aoi Miyazaki
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US ADV Films 2 disc edition

 

Intelligent svart hämnd-komedi och
samhällssatir där 2 gäng, ungdomar
och medelålders damer mördar
varandra. making of, häfte. Underligt
läs mer på bildlänken

Karaoke Terror: The Complete Japanese Showa Songbook

Regi: Tetsuo Shinohara, produktion: 2002

Cast: Ryuhei Matsuda, Masanobu Ando, Kayoko Kishimoto
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Synapse unrated edition

 


Roboten MechaGodzilla till försvar
av Japan, men riktiga Godzilla dyker
upp, och är på dåligt humör ...
förstås. läs mer på bildlänken

Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla

Regi: Tezuka Masaaki, produktion: 2002

Cast: Yumiko Shaku, Shin Takuma, Ko Takasugi
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Hong Kong Universe edition

 

Komplext kriminaldrama. 2 nihilistiska
mördare utmanar polis och media.
Udda och rätt intressant men en helt
okänd film i väst verkar det som.
läs mer på bildlänken

Moho Han (Mohouhan/Copycat Killer)

Regi: Yoshimitsu Morita, produktion: 2002

Cast: Masahiro Nakai, Kanji Tsuda, Tsutomu Yamazaki
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Hong Kong Time Smart Media edition

 


Minimalistiskt men visuellt snyggt
i ett samurajdrama om kampen
mellan en demon och en krigare
läs mer på bildlänken

Aragami

Regi: Ryuhei Kitamura, produktion: 2002

Röster: Takao Osawa, Masaya Kato, Kanae Uotani
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Media Blasters unrated edition

 

Fräckt filmad parafras i b&w och
färg på klassisk samuraifilm, men
udda och med komiska inslag. Fint
soundtrack av Tomoyasu Hotei
läs mer på bildlänken

Samurai Fiction

Regi: Hiroyuki Nakano, produktion: 1998

Cast: Morio Kazama, Mitsuro Fukikoshi, Tomoyasu Hotei
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 2
Japanese Pony Canyon edition

 

Flickor förväxlar smärta med lust,
stympar sig själva i häftig chock
art-gore horror. Suveräna effekter
läs mer på bildlänken

Naked Blood (Megayaku: Naked Blood/Splatter: Naked Blood)

Regi: Hisayasu Sato, produktion: 1996

Cast: Misa Aika, Yumika Hayashi, Tadao Abe
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Discotek Media unrated edition

 


Raketdrivna jättesköldpaddan Gamera
slåss mot människoätande flygödlor.
Första Gamera rullen på 30 år
läs mer på bildlänken

Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

Regi: Shusuke Kaneko, produktion: 1995

Cast: Shinobu Nakayama, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ayako Fujitani
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Bitwin edition

 


Rolig sexkomedi om skandalös sexig
väderflicka som tar över TV station
och möter en utmanare i duell
läs mer på bildlänken

Weather Woman

Regi: Tomoaki Hosoyama, produktion: 1995

Cast: Kei Mizutani, Takashi Sumida, Saori Taida
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, regionfri
US Pulp Cinema edition

 


Del 5 i Nikkatsus famösa Angel Guts
serie, efter begåvade Takashi Ishii's
manga och hans regidebut
läs mer på bildlänken

Angel Guts Red Vertigo (Tenshino no harawata: Akai memai)

Regi/Manus: Takashi Ishii, produktion: 1988

Cast: Mayako Katsuragu, Naoto Takenaka, Jun Izumi
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Artsmagic unrated edition

 

Prima elak Grindhouse WIP där
stackars Masayo hamnar i helvetiskt
kvinnofänglese med brutala vakter,
vad annat att vänta - förstås!
läs mer på bildlänken

Female Prisoner: Caged! (Joshuu ori/The Prison Heat)

Regi: Masaru Konuma, produktion: 1983

Cast: Mina Asami, Shigeru Muroi
DVD med japanskt tal och engelsk text, regionfri
US Mondo Macabro unrated edition

   
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