Otakus in Love (2004)
"Koi no mon" (original title)

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Live-action adaptation of a madcap manga about art, opposites, love and a whole lot of cosplay.



(manga series Koi no mon), (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Mon Aoki (as Ryuuhei Matsuda)
Wakana Sakai ...
Koino Akashi
Suzuki Matsuo ...
Kiyoshirô Imawano
Hijiri Kojima ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hideaki Anno
Moyoco Anno ...
(as Moyoko Anno)
George Asakura ...
(as Jooji Asakura)
Junko Emoto ...
Kishimi "Shinja" Sagara
Kyônosuke Hanai ...
(as Kyônosuke Hanai)
Jun Hanyunyuu
Kami Hiraiwa
Sei Hiraizumi
Somegorô Ichikawa


Live-action adaptation of a madcap manga about art, opposites, love and a whole lot of cosplay.

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absolutely unique, outrageously funny, brilliant!!!
2 February 2009 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I saw "Koi no mon" at a film festival in Geneva, Switzerland, with my mother and a friend of mine; there are almost no words to describe the impression that this film made on us!!! Let's say that we were almost breathless from non-stop laughing and admiration: this film really rocks!!! At the beginning of the film, I was thinking (because I knew that it would last 114 minutes) : is it possible to maintain the same pace for such a long time without boring the viewer? I wasn't expecting such a performance from the director, but he really did it!!! Until the very end of the film, the three of us were totally filled with non-stop enjoyment. Besides, I have to say, without spoiling anything, because it would really be a shame for a future viewer, that 'Koi no mon', although some of its aspects (the depiction of some characters or certain situations) might seem a little bit 'over-the-top', is really far from being stupid; the humour is in fact quite cleverly conveyed, never considering the viewer a fool: there are many different issues explored, all of them in an original, absolutely unique way, making 'Koi no mon' a truly original and completely unpredictable gem.I would also like to add, and I think that many people would agree with me on this point, that it is in fact very difficult to make a very good comedy: most of them are somehow 'formatted' in a way or another, which makes them somehow 'cliché'.There is nothing like this here; you go from one surprise to another. I never gave a 10 to a comedy, this is the first time today, but this one really deserves it.Finally, i would really like to say: Bravo, Mr Matsuo, you have really made a true masterpiece, which will remain in my heart forever!!!

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