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2022


'Tokyo Decadence': The Dark Age Of Love 
Ryū Murakami's adaptation of his own story about a Tokyo sex worker is noisome social commentary that won't reach anyone who hasn't already gotten the message
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2021


'Evil Dead Trap 2: Hideki': The Lady Killers 
A deeply unappreciated David Lynch-esque jolter, from two major writers of anime live-action adaptations; a horror-feminist project that deserves reexamination with fresh eyes
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Izumi Suzuki's 'Terminal Boredom': She Saw The Future And It Didn't Work 
The first volume in English of this avant-garde feminist figure's work shows her approach to SF and fantasy as personal cultural commentary
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'The Strange Tale Of Panorama Island': He's So Unreal 
Suehiro Maruo's rendition of Edogawa Rampo's tale of wide-gauge decadence is both delirious and spot-on in its look and feel
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'Eros + Massacre': Living History 
Kijū Yoshida's staggering epic of Japanese anarchists Sakae Ōsugi and Noe Ito defies categorization, synopsis, or easy answers
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2020


'Malice@Doll': The Machine's Last Love Song 
Half adult OVA of the 90s/00s home-video era, half experimental stop-motion art film, and while not entirely successful it's still worth a look for its low-fi digital aesthetic
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'Tokyo Fist': The Players Of Bloodsport 
Shinya Tsukamoto's blood-soaked, bare-knuckled psychodrama gives us two men in competition for a woman -- but it's the woman who wins
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'Beastars': Animal House 
That very rarest of breeds: a truly adult show
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