Archive for March, 2016
Studio/Creator: Studio 4°C/Asmik Ace/Beyond C/Rentrack Japan Go/Gainax/Production IG/Robin Nishi
Distributor: No American company has released this on DVD, however Netflix carries it.
Running Time: 1 hour, 43 minutes
Suggested Age: 17+
My Rating: 5/10
Summary: Nishi is a 20-year-old aspiring manga-ka who meets his childhood crush, Myon, on the subway. He declares his love for her, but she is actually engaged to someone else. They go to her father’s restaurant, where we meet Ryo, her fiancée, her elder sister, and her father. Suddenly, two yakuza gangsters enter and threaten to kill and rape Myon. Her boyfriend is knocked out, unable to help. Nishi tries to stop them, but is literally shot in the butt, where he dies and meets God. Unable to accept his death, Nishi runs right past God back to the world of the living, where he gets a second chance. He kills the yakuza and then escapes with both Myon and her sister, eventually ending up in the belly of a whale.