A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be hired. The tutor, played by the prototypical bad-boy actor Matsuda Yusaku, proceeds to blow the entire family apart (Matsuda's role is modeled on the myth of Susano-o no mikoto, the renegade deity who figures in the Kojiki). Written by
David Pollack <email@example.com>
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Mrs. Numata, the mother
My son is not dumb because, as a little boy, he memorized an entire book about roller-coasters.
Yoshimoto, the tutor
Perhaps then he can work in an amusement park.
Version of Family Game