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Underwater Love (UNDERWATER LOVE-おんなの河童-, UNDERWATER LOVE Onna no kappa) is a 2011 pink film musical about a woman and a sea creature. It is a co-production between Germany's Rapid Eye Movies and Japan's Kokuei Company. It was directed by Shinji Imaoka (who had earlier directed the pink films Lunch Box and Frog Song ), shot by cinematographer Christopher Doyle and includes music by German band Stereo Total. Underwater Love was shot in 5 ½ days, one take only.[ citation needed ]
Asuka, a woman in her thirties, works in a lakeside fish factory. She's about to be married to her boss, Taki. But one day, she encounters a kappa – a water sprite found in Japanese folklore – and learns that the creature is in fact the reborn form of Aoki, an old crush who'd drowned to death when they were 17.
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Devon Edwenna Aoki is an American actress and fashion model. Aoki's film roles include supporting roles in 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Sin City (2005) and lead roles in DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) and Mutant Chronicles (2008). She is now considered as an icon in the fashion industry by models.com.
Bible Black is an eroge video game developed by ActiveSoft and published on July 14, 2000. Sei Shoujo is the original creator of the games artwork, character design and penned the original script for the game.
Asuka Langley Soryu is a fictional character of the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. Within the series, she is designated as the Second Child and the pilot of the Evangelion Unit 02. Her surname is romanized as Soryu in the English manga and Sohryu in the English version of the TV series, the English version of the film, and on Gainax's website. Asuka is voiced by Yūko Miyamura in Japanese in all animated appearances and merchandise; Asuka is voiced by Tiffany Grant in English. In the Rebuild of Evangelion films, her Japanese surname is changed to Shikinami (式波).
Misato Katsuragi is a fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise created by Gainax. She is the operations director at NERV, initially with the rank of captain; she is later promoted to major. In Rebuild of Evangelion Misato's rank is lieutenant colonel. Her duties at NERV include acting as a field commander for the Eva pilots, issuing orders and relaying battle strategies as well as processing input from Ritsuko Akagi and the technicians monitoring the Evas. She also handles many bureaucratic aspects of NERV's operations.
X-Change is a Japanese eroge developed by Crowd and later published in English by Peach Princess. A remake of the game titled X-Change R was later released. It features new text by Soara Kisai and was never localized, unlike the original.
The Elephant Vanishes is a collection of 17 short stories by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The stories were written between 1980 and 1991, and published in Japan in various magazines, then collections. The contents of this compilation were selected by Gary Fisketjon and first published in English translation in 1993. Several of the stories had already appeared in the magazines The New Yorker, Playboy, and The Magazine before this compilation was published.
Nurse Witch Komugi is an original video animation (OVA) anime series co-produced by Tatsunoko Production and Kyoto Animation. The series lasted for five episodes, all of which were released on DVD in North America by ADV Films. A two-episode long sequel OVA series was created, Nurse Witch Komugi-chan Magicarte Z.
Devil Lady, known in Japan as Devilman Lady, is a 1997 manga series written and illustrated by Go Nagai, and the sequel to Devilman. It was originally serialized by Kodansha from January 1997 to July 2000 in the magazine Weekly Morning, and later collected in 17 volumes. The story follows Jun Fudo, a teacher who can transform into the powerful Devil Lady and protects humanity from devil beasts and their creations.
Tsuru Aoki was a popular Japanese stage and screen actress whose career was most prolific during the silent film era of the 1910s through the 1920s. Aoki may have been the first Asian actress to garner top billing in American motion pictures.
Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey is a tokusatsu superhero movie, and part of the Ultra Series franchise, released in 2000. The movie is a direct sequel to the original Ultraman Tiga television series, serving as an epilogue to the events between Tiga and the successor series, Ultraman Dyna. A TPC excursion heads to old ruins and unintentionally wakes up three evil ancient giants. Daigo's impending marriage to fellow GUTS member Rena is interrupted by a mysterious woman who hands him a black Spark Lens, as well as disturbing visions of an evil, dark Tiga and three other mysterious giants. Daigo must discover the truth and history behind his visions, and defeat the darkness one more time.
Hisayasu Satō, sometimes misread as Toshiyasu Satō, is a Japanese exploitation film director. He has worked prolifically in the pinku eiga genre. His best known works are the pink filmThe Bedroom (1992), and the V-Cinema splatter film Splatter: Naked Blood (1996). He is known for his "sledgehammer" filmmaking style, and using his exploitation career to tackle serious subjects like obsession, alienation, perversion and voyeurism. He is often likened to Canadian director David Cronenberg due to his unflinching eye for Body Horror. Along with fellow directors, Kazuhiro Sano, Toshiki Satō and Takahisa Zeze, he is known as one of the "Four Heavenly Kings of Pink".
Sachi Hamano a.k.a. Sachiko HamanoandChise Matoba, is a Japanese film director. She is the most prolific and written-about female pink film director.
Motoko Sasaki is a Japanese pink film actress and striptease performer. She entered the pink film profession at the advanced age of 29, became a star in the field at 31, and won a Best Actress award for her work in this genre in 2003 at the age of 36.
Sound! Euphonium is a Japanese novel series by Ayano Takeda. The story takes place in Uji, Kyoto, and focuses on the Kitauji High School Music Club, which is steadily improving thanks to the newly appointed adviser's strict instruction. A manga adaptation illustrated by Hami was serialized on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Web website. Kyoto Animation produced two seasons of an anime television series adaptations in 2015 and 2016. An animated theatrical film titled Liz and the Blue Bird premiered in April 2018, focusing on two characters from Sound! Euphonium. Another film adaptation Sound! Euphonium The Movie - Our Promise: A Brand New Day premiered in April 2019 in Japan. A new anime project has been announced focusing on Kumiko in her third year of high school.
The Call of the East is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by George Melford and written by Beulah Marie Dix. The film stars Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Jack Holt, Margaret Loomis, James Cruze, and Ernest Joy. The film was released on October 15, 1917, by Paramount Pictures. It is not known whether the film currently survives, which suggests that it is a lost film.
Rage is a Japanese suspense mystery drama film directed by Lee Sang-il, based on Shuichi Yoshida's mystery novel of the same name. It was released in Japan on September 17, 2016.
Terra Formars is a 2016 Japanese science fiction film directed by Takashi Miike and based on the manga series of the same name by Yū Sasuga & Kenichi Tachibana. It was released in Japan on Friday, April 29, 2016.
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka is a Japanese magical girl/military seinen manga series written by Makoto Fukami and illustrated by Seigo Tokiya. Naoya Tamura is the series' military advisor. It began publication in June 2015 in the manga magazine Monthly Big Gangan, published by Square Enix, and has ten tankōbon volumes released in Japan as of March 2019. The series is published in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. An anime television series adaptation by Liden Films aired from January 12 to March 30, 2019; the anime series is licensed in North America under Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership.