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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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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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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
You'll either love it or you'll hate it--most will probably hate it., 17 March 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I must warn you that "Dead Sushi" is very weird and very cheesy. In many ways, it reminded me of another film I reviewed recently— Big Tits Dragon. Both films are about zombies, both are very stupid, both are from Japan and neither takes itself very seriously. While I would NOT put this movie on my must-see list, it is a diverting little time-passer….if you like this sort of thing. So let me tell you about it and then you can decide if it's the movie for you.

The film begins with a master sushi chef teaching his daughter to become a great sushi chef. However, this is NOT like the recent artsy film "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"! The father's methods for teaching her are insane and look for like Mr. Miyagi's training in "The Karate Kid"! She is very talented and has been devoted to her father, though even with her skills, he considers her second-rate because she wasn't born a boy! Disgusted, Keiko runs away from home and gets a job at an inn run by idiots.

The inn where Keiko works is full of all sorts of strange characters, though the strangest are a group of corporate-types who arrive and rudely demand sushi. The resident chef thinks these folks are idiots and prepares 3rd-rate sushi for them. Keiko realizes this and cannot help but speak up. But the chef WAS right—they are idiots and her comments result in a martial arts fight that you would expect to see in a Sonny Chiba film—not a sushi movie! Ultimately, this fight is interrupted when a bizarre hobo arrives and announces he's come for vengeance. It seemed that he was fired by the company and framed for a crime he didn't commit, so he's going to use his secret serum to exact his revenge. After injecting a dead squid with it, the creature becomes alive and has an overwhelming desire to kill AND infect all the sushi at the inn. Soon, hundreds of pieces of sushi have come to life and are ripping the guests and workers to pieces. Doesn't sound weird enough? Well, the crazy bum then injects himself—and he becomes a tuna-man! Can the tuna-man and his hoard of evil sushi be stopped?!

During the course of the film, you're treated with hundreds of gallons of blood, beheadings, people vomiting sushi rice after they become zombies, some very gratuitous nudity and one dumb scene after another. This might have worked if the film had taken itself seriously and had intended to be artistic—which it clearly does NOT want to be! It's very silly and for folks who love cheesy and stupid films, it's a treat—sort of like watching a Troma film. But, rest assured, if you DON'T want to watch a stupid film, please stay clear! I think the average person would probably stop watching about 10 minutes into the movie. But, if you have a high tolerance for the strange and don't mind all the over- the-top gore, then by all means give it a try.

By the way, my favorite line in the film was when one of the folks said 'things have reached a point where they no longer make sense'. I couldn't have said it any better myself!

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