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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
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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
Yuuta Kanaya .... action assistance
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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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Man-Eating Sushi? Bring It On, Says Keiko!, 22 July 2012
Author: Alison from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The daughter of a sushi chef, Keiko (Rina Takeda), tries to live up to her father's demanding training in both martial arts and sushi making, but it proves too much for her and she runs away. She finds a job as a waitress at a remote resort hotel that caters to special groups, such as the president and some of his associates running a major pharmaceutical company. Unknown to them, Yamada (Kentaro Simazu), a former researcher at the company who was framed and jailed on trumped-up charges, is living in the area - and he's angry! His research had involved bringing dead things back to life, and he uses his knowledge now to create.... killer sushi! Set loose amongst the guests and workers at the hotel, only Keiko and former sushi chef Mr. Sawada (Shigeru Matsuzaki) have what it takes to fight back, with the help of little dead/alive egg sushi, Eggy, of course....

This is one of those highly entertaining, completely nonsensical and over-the-top gory and funny films that the Japanese seem to have a lock on these days; at one point a character says "this has finally reached a point where it makes no sense any longer" and the audience wonders how it managed to take that character so long to come to that conclusion! My favourite line in the film is from disgruntled researcher Yamada who, at one significant moment, states that "I have been reborn as tuna!" An immortal line in anybody's book, I think. What keeps this film from flying all the way apart is its gonzo spirit and absolute commitment to its absurdity, and there are also some excellent martial arts sequences, particularly from Keiko - Rina Takeda is a rising martial arts star, and she was still a teenager when she made this film. Some people might object to the excessive blood-letting, but it's done in such an extreme fashion that it's really just hilarious, not nauseating.

If the FantAsia International Film Festival needs a descriptive film to show what it's all about, "Dead Sushi" is perhaps that very film, and it is really only right and proper that it had its World Premiere at this festival. The film was introduced by its director and co-writer Naboru Iguchi, and Ms. Takeda was also on hand to demonstrate some of her martial arts moves live; Mr. Iguchi encouraged the packed auditorium to yell out "danger!" or "sushi!" at appropriate moments, and the FantAsia audience took him up on it with great enthusiasm. Easily my favourite film of FantAsia 2012 so far, and one that I hope gets a wide distribution because it has to be seen (and guffawed at) to be believed!

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