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Midori (1992)

Shôjo tsubaki: Chika gentô gekiga (original title)
A little orphaned girl joins a freak-show circus troupe whose members rape and abuse her. She then finds a glimmer of hope in the enigmatic magician who joins the group.


Hiroshi Harada (as Hisaaki Ezu)


Hiroshi Harada (screenplay) (as Hisaaki Ezu), Suehiro Maruo (manga)




Cast overview:
Minako Naka Minako Naka ... Midori (voice)
Norihiko Morishita Norihiko Morishita ... Wandâ Masamitsu (voice)
Keinosuke Okamoto Keinosuke Okamoto ... Koijirô Arashi (voice)
Kazuyoshi Hayashi Kazuyoshi Hayashi ... Akaza (voice)
Yoshifumi Nomura Yoshifumi Nomura ... Muchisute (voice)
Sanae Katô Sanae Katô ... Benietsu (voice)
Yumiko Takagi Yumiko Takagi ... Kanabun (voice)
Akiko Tanaka Akiko Tanaka ... Midori no Haha (voice)
Kôji Imoto Kôji Imoto ... Hiroshi Inagaki (voice)
Yoshihiko Matsui Yoshihiko Matsui ... (voice)
Kinu Yoshimi Kinu Yoshimi ... (voice)
Karuki Tamazukuri Karuki Tamazukuri ... (voice)


Midori, is a young, and vibrant girl who enjoys her school and classes, but after her mother became very ill, and their dad evaded contact with her, her mom dies from her ailments. Midori is then tricked by a circus producer to enter his funfair, where she is consistently raped and abused by the circus folk, but when she is on the edge of giving up hope, she is acquainted by a dwarf, and her whole world changes. Written by Cyrano Roger

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The movie was banned all over the world, including Japan for its extreme use of physical, psychological and sexual abuse against children and small animals. See more »


Featured in Hell Bento: Uncovering the Japanese Underground (1995) See more »


Mayoigo no ribon
Music by J A Shîzâ
Lyrics by Suehiro Maruo
Performed by Minako Naka and Yoshifumi Nomura
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Admire the art a lot but very very disturbing *watch without having food and not too late like I did*
21 April 2019 | by IrishchatterSee all my reviews

So I decided to watch this as a stupid human being at 3am in the morning because it was considered as one of the messed up animes out there and boy, they are not wrong thanks to my curiosity. There is a lot of severe rape, child slavery, disability shaming, revenge killing, animal killing, you name it!

I strongly advise you to avoid this if you are sensitive on the topics I just mentioned there, especially if you are an animal lover. I'm not gonna say what was killed because it was very upsetting since they were only babies. I honestly had to block the scene with my hand until they were done and like the cries man, omg I should've turned the volume down urghhhhhh.....

Im giving it a 7/10 since the art was very well done, the Japanese voice actors were very good but it got rid of a star because the ending was rather abrupt and not clear on what happened next to the little girl. I honestly would love to see a happy ending like anyone would but I just didnt know what the hell was going on at the end. ._.

Luckily I got a good sleep afterwards but it is god wrenching to say the least.....

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1993 (USA) See more »

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Kiryûkan See more »
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