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Director:
Writers:
Noboru Iguchi (screenplay)
Jun Tsugita (collaborating writer)
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Release Date:
19 January 2013 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, runs away from home when his Karate-style regimen becomes too severe. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is ridiculed by the eccentric staff and guests. | Add synopsis »
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The Audience Loved It. Me....I Don't Get It See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Rina Takeda ... Keiko
Kentarô Shimazu ... Yamada
Takamasa Suga ... Nosaka
Takashi Nishina ... Mr. Hanamaki

Asami ... Yumi Hanamaki
Yui Murata ... Miss Enomoto
Marin.
Nao Ibaraki
Yûya Ishikawa
Kentaro Kishi
Demo Tanaka
Hiroaki Murakami
Hiyori Hachiya
Ayaka Obu
Maaya Morinaga
Aiko Hashiuchi
Miho Hoshino
Muneyori Yao
Yasuhiko Fukuda ... Eggy (voice)
Jiji Bû ... Keiko's Father
Toru Tezuka ... President Komatsu
Kanji Tsuda ... Chef Tsuchida
Shigeru Matsuzaki ... Sawada

Directed by
Noboru Iguchi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Makiko Iguchi  collaborating writer
Noboru Iguchi  screenplay
Jun Tsugita  collaborating writer

Produced by
Mana Fukui .... producer
Sachiko Iwadate .... assistant producer
Motohisa Nagata .... producer
Nobuaki Okamoto .... associate producer
Katsumi Otani .... executive producer
Yoichi Sakai .... producer
Masumi Takaki .... promotion producer
Nanae Yoshida .... assistant producer
Sho Yoshida .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Yasuhiko Fukuda 
 
Cinematography by
Yasutaka Nagano 
 
Film Editing by
Yôsuke Yafune 
 
Art Direction by
Nori Fukuda 
 
Makeup Department
Daisuke Ebata .... special makeup effects artist
Taiga Ishino .... chief special creature & makeup designer
Ayumi Nakajima .... special makeup effects artist
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special creature & makeup designer
Yûta Okuyama .... special creature & makeup designer
Atsushi Omori .... special makeup effects artist
Chiaki Otake .... special makeup effects artist
Ryôta .... hair & makeup
Masako Takahashi .... hair / makeup assistant
Miyuki Wakayama .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Ryô Uchiyama .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kôtarô Gotô .... assistant director
Yûsuke Inoue .... assistant director
Kentaro Nishikido .... assistant director
Mamoru Yoshino .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mai Kawai .... art department support
Yûki Watari .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Masato Komaki .... sound assistant
Kazuo Kuwabara .... mastering
Shigeru Nakazato .... recording engineer
Ryo Narigasawa .... sound recordist
Shôko Satô .... sound effects assistant
Keisuke Shibutani .... sound effects
Noriyoshi Yoshida .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Yuya Takahashi .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Yusuke Ishizuka .... visual effects artist
Tasuku Karakita .... visual effects artist
Tsuyoshi Kazuno .... visual effects supervisor
Takeshi Nakaya .... visual effects artist
Shigenori Sobue .... cg artist
Miyuki Wakamatsu .... cg director
 
Stunts
Fusayo Fujita .... action assistance
Satoshi Hakuzen .... action assistance
Hiroto Hashimoto .... action assistance
Kentaro Ishido .... action assistance
Yûta Kanaya .... action assistance (as Yuuta Kanaya)
Taiju Nemoto .... action assistance
Masaki Suzumura .... action director
Yasutaka Yuuki .... action coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman England .... still photographer
Yumi Hasegawa .... assistant camera
Kazuki Kinjyo .... best boy
Jun Kodama .... gaffer
Makoto Miki .... video engineer
Daisuke Miura .... best boy
Yoshitsugu Ochiai .... best boy
Yasuhisa Shiomi .... key grip
Demo Tanaka .... epk
Mitsuyo Wada .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mio Kumode .... kimono designer & dresser
Akane Saito .... wardrobe assistant
Miho Yoshida .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Takeshi Wada .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Yasuo Asai .... musician: guitar
Masahiko Chadani .... musician: trumpet
Yasuhiko Fukuda .... mixing and recording
Yasuhiko Fukuda .... musician: keyboard and vocal and computer music sequencing
Koji Hitosugi .... drummer's assistance
Hiroki Miki .... musician: japanese drum
Yutaka Odawara .... musician (drums)
Isao Sakuma .... musician: trumpet
Yuji Shimoda .... musician: trombone
Kazuhiko Takeda .... musician: sax & japanese flute
Haruko Yano .... musician (violin)
 
Transportation Department
Isao Moriji .... driver
 
Other crew
Ted Geoghegan .... special publicity
Keiko Ito .... sushi instructor
Yoji Ito .... sushi instructor
Sukeyuki Itô .... location manager
Kazushi Nakadaira .... main title and poster designer
Hideyasu Soma .... advertising services
Masayuki Tanaka .... production assistant
Marc Walkow .... overseas promotion
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Deddo sushi" - Japan (original title)
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Japan:92 min
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6 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
The Audience Loved It. Me....I Don't Get It, 26 October 2012
Author: Greg (gregmoroberts@yahoo.com) from Oakville, Ontario

I have to admit – I am not particularly a fan of outlandish Japanese films. Machine Girl, RoboGeisha… I just don't find them entertaining for anything outside of a quick Youtube clip. Yet, I cannot deny that their cultish popularity. As the audience began amassing inside the theatre for the Toronto After Dark Festival screening of Noboru Igushi's Dead Sushi, the excitement was more palpable than for any other film in the very successful Festival in 2012. Groups of all ages huddled in cliques discussing the wonderful array of colors and absurdity that was about to be presented on screen. And of that, they were well quenched quite satisfyingly.

Directed by Noboru Iguchi (the aforementioned Machine Girl and RoboGeisha), Dead Sushi is a not so serious action/horror/comedy about Keikio (Rina Takeda) who runs away from home and takes up residence in a quaint inn renowned for its sushi plates.

There a couple of laughs, chuckles and head scratching moments that lead us to a former employee from a Pharmaceutical company who has a serum that turns sushi into human flesh hungry monsters. What happens after the serum is given to the sushi dishes is something that needs to be seen to be un-believed. Sushi zombies (or is it zombie sushi?), flying squid and even thousands of baby sushi that come courtesy of two pieces of sushi engaging in some kind of sexual act are all part of the fun.

The audience at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival knew exactly what they were about to revel in and they did so with an unwavering glee. They clapped, cheered and laughed and seemed to be having more fun Frank the Tank at a Kegger. We, well, we were mildly entertained more by the audience reaction than anything else. If the same film was given to us as a screener for home, we are not sure we would have gotten past the first few chapters of the DVD let alone laugh along with the prevailing crowd from credit roll to credit roll.

It would be hard for us to recommend this film to anyone that is not already a fan of Noboru Igushi's work. It a packed house, you will surely laugh along with the crowd, but would this be a movie you would pull off the DVD shelf on a rainy day. Maybe. Just not us.

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