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Dragon Head (2003)

Doragon heddo (original title)
A teenage boy wakes up and finds himself on a train. He vaguely remembers being on a class trip when something terrible happened, and he is one of the few survivors.

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Teru Aoki
Sayaka Kanda ...
Ako Seto (as Sayaka)
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Nobuo Takahashi
Naohito Fujiki ...
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Yoshimasa Kondô ...
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Kyûsaku Shimada ...
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Minori Terada ...
Andou
Jinpachi Nezu ...
Matsuo
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Ako Seto (voice) (as Camille A. LaBry)
Shion Machida
Yutaka Matsushige
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A teenage boy wakes up and finds himself on a train. He vaguely remembers being on a class trip when something terrible happened, and he is one of the few survivors.

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Rated R for some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »
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30 August 2003 (Japan)  »

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Lost in translation... ^_^
18 July 2004 | by (Derbyshire, England) – See all my reviews

Well, if you're expecting a Hollywood blockbusting action style flick, you'll be sorely disappointed. It is based on a Japanese manga, but it's not one of the kill everything type of mangas. The vast majority of people are already dead.

The film loses something in its translation to English. It is based on a bleak view of how an apocalypse would affect Japan, or more particularly Tokyo. All I can say is that the characters reactions, psyches and the types of characters involved are typically Japanese in style. The extremities of some characters reactions seems unbelievable, but they are common extreme reactions found in Japanese mangas and other Japanese productions.


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