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2 September 2006 (Japan) See more »
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The World Sinks Except Japan: DVD review
 (From 24FramesPerSecond. 22 November 2008, 2:08 AM, PST)

The World Sinks Except Japan: DVD review
 (From 24FramesPerSecond. 22 November 2008, 2:08 AM, PST)

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  (in credits order)
Kenji Kohashi
Shûji Kashiwabara
Masatoshi Matsuo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cynthia Cheston ... Mother
Blake Crawford ... Jerry Cruising

Avery Fane ... Bar gangster (as Avery Fane)
Hiroshi Fujioka
Delcea Mihaela Gabriela
Jon Heese ... President Pepiton
Arthur Kuroda
Takashi Matsuo
Ian Moore
Kenji Motomiya ... Gat
Takenori Murano
Ryôji Okamoto

Gregory Pekar ... Club Singer

Dave Spector ... Gaijin
Hitomi Takashima ... Shopping Housewife (as Hitomi Takashima)
Yasutaka Tsutsui

Directed by
Minoru Kawasaki 
Writing credits
Yasutaka Tsutsui (novel)

Masakazu Migita (screenplay) &
Minoru Kawasaki (screenplay)

Produced by
Akio Jissoji .... supervising producer
Minoru Kawasaki .... producer
Daisuke Niki .... producer
Masanobu Suzuki .... producer
Original Music by
Masako Ishii 
Cinematography by
Takashi Suga 

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Also Known As:
"Nihon igai zenbu chinbotsu" - Japan (original title)
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Japan:98 min
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Very bad adaptation of Yasutaka Tsutsui's short novel, 5 June 2011
Author: ebiros2 from United States

This movie is based on a short novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui that parodied a much more authoritative novel done by Sakyo Komatsu which depicted the sinking of Japan into the mantle.

Yasutaka Tsutsui is famous for writing novels lampooning real life situations such as Nihon Apachi Zoku (Apaches in Japan). He's also capable of writing much more serious sci-fi such as the famous "Girl who leaped through time" (Toki o kakeru shojo). This movie is based on a short novel that was only about 10 pages long which was a parody of the more famous "Nihon Chinbotsu" (Japan Sinks) by Sakyo Komatsu. It was meant to be a tongue in cheek satire, and even in the original novel, the title "Nihon Igai Zenbu Chinbotsu" , words Nihon and Chinbotsu was printed in a large font and "Igai Zenbu" was printed in a tiny font making sure that people understood the authors intent. When this novel first came out, Frank Sinatra was still alive, and at the opening scene he's the one who's singing in a cabaret in Tokyo. The novel itself wasn't meant to be high quality, and it had no artistic value. They've expanded on the story and made it into a movie.

The original novel wasn't any masterpiece, and the movie couldn't save it from its trashy origin. I'm not sure how Tsutsui himself views this movie as I'm sure he wrote the thing in few hours or at most few days just to muse himself.

Best skip this one and not take it too seriously even if you have the opportunity to see it.

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