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Film Review: Dead Sushi – A Film By Noboru Iguchi Starring Rina Takeda

October 31, 2012 4 comments

More pandemonium from the director of Machine Girl!

The unrelenting filmmaker Noboru Iguchi (TOMIE Unlimited) has presented audiences around the globe with part mechanical geisha that shoot ninja throwing stars from their buttocks; vengeful schoolgirls with lethal weaponry in place of certain limbs; and a motorcycle that transforms into a karate robot. As wacky as these concepts may be, they actually seem quite credible when compared to his latest offering Dead Sushi, an outrageous cinematic feast that has a cute karate girl taking on Read more…

NEO Issue #102 OUT NOW Featuring Yoshihiro Nishimura – Exclusive Cover Page The GazettE

September 10, 2012 3 comments

On sale from 6th September 2012! 

Ruki, the vocalist behind Japan’s phenomenal rock outfit the GazettE, becomes the first musician to ever feature on the cover of the UK’s longest running Asian pop culture publication, NEO magazine! Its 102nd issue, out now, celebrates the release of the band’s latest album DIVISION – their first under a British label – and is joined by an exclusive six-page feature on the group tipped to ignite a music revolution across Read more…

Dead Sushi World Premiere – A Film By Nobori Iguchi Starring Rina Takeda

July 18, 2012 4 comments

Prepare yourself for some hot wasabi action!

Karate Girl cutie, Rina Takeda, batters raw fish in Dead Sushi, the latest over-the-top splatter flick by Japanese cult director Noboru Iguchi (Machine Girl, Mutant Girl Squad, TOMIE: Unlimited).

Dead Sushi is the debut film from the new Japanese production company, Walker Pictures which gets its world premiere on Sunday, 22nd July 2012 at 19.30 at the Montreal Fantasia International Film Festival, one of the largest and most influential Read more…

DVD Review: Deadball (Deddoboru) – A Film By Yudai Yamaguchi

May 14, 2012 1 comment

Full of unique ways of presenting us with outlandish gore! 

Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered, deadly fireball pitch, Jubeh swore off baseball and became a criminal and now, at 17, has been sent to the Pterodactyl Juvenile Reformatory for hardened criminals. Headmistress Ishihara, the granddaughter of a World War II Nazi collaborator, runs the institution with an iron fist and the enthusiastic help of her sadistic assistant, Ilsa. After arriving at Read more…

DVD/Blu-ray Review: Yakuza Weapon – A film By Tak Sakaguchi and Yudai Yamaguchi

April 30, 2012 2 comments

Full of exciting gory action sequences and striking visuals!

Yakuza Weapon is a recent blood drenched offering from everyone’s favourite gore flick company Sushi Typhoon (released on DVD/Blu-ray by Bounty Films and distributed in the UK by Eureka! Entertainment). Based on the manga created by Ken Ishikawa, it is written and directed by Tak Sakaguchi (Versus) and Yudai Yamaguchi (Deadball).

The film starts mid-battle and we are introduced to our ‘hero’ Shozo Iwaki (Sakaguchi) taking down the bad guys whilst not, Read more…

NEO Magazine Launches New Profile Series Kicking Off With Action Idol Nao Nagasawa

April 19, 2012 11 comments

NEO magazine issue 97 OUT NOW!

In the latest issue, Neo magazine introduces a new profile series starting off with actress/idol Nao Nagasawa. The monthly series is written by Diverse Japan creator and administrator, Spencer Lloyd Peet, who interviewed Miss. Nagasawa in January 2012, and focuses on individual Japanese talent/personalities within the entertainment business. Also Read more…

Press Release: Deadball DVD – A Film By Yudai Yamaguchi

April 9, 2012 3 comments

Grab your bat and hold onto your balls… It’s game time!

Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered, deadly fireball pitch, Jubeh swore off baseball and became a criminal and now, at 17, has been sent to the Pterodactyl Juvenile Reformatory for hardened criminals. Headmistress Ishihara, the granddaughter of a World War II Nazi collaborator, runs the institution with an iron fist and the enthusiastic help of her sadistic Read more…

DVD Review: Helldriver – A J-Horror Film By Yoshihiro Nishimura

February 21, 2012 5 comments

Warning: Review contains graphic images!

An outrageous, unshameful zombie romp!

Helldriver is a trip back into the extreme world of Yoshihiro Nishimura of Tokyo Gore Police fame and many other insanely named films. It’s the latest in a subgenre of horror flicks known as Splatter, of which the Japanese are, arguably, the forerunners of producing in high quantity – if not quality, although, the Sushi Typhoon brand in particular does them very well, which is evident in part with this film.

Japan is thrown into chaos when a mysterious gas cloud not from this world falls over the Northern provinces, turning the population into Read more…

DVD Review: TOMIE Unlimited – A J-Horror Film By Noboru Iguchi

February 21, 2012 9 comments

Warning: Review contains graphic images!

The film’s strength lies within its absurdities.

The Cronenberg-style horror flick, TOMIE Unlimited, is the ninth, and nastiest, entry in the film series based on a popular manga by Junji Ito. Renowned for directing AV (Adult Video) and action/horror films on a meagre budget, Noboru Iguchi, true to form, delivers a totally in-your-face splatterfest that is rife with buckets of blood and dismembered bodies.

Schoolgirl Tsukiko (Moe Arai) is a photography enthusiast with an inferiority complex caused by the jealousy she has towards her Read more…