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Shôjo tsubaki: Chika gentô gekiga (1992)

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.

Director:

Hiroshi Harada (as Hisaaki Ezu)

Writers:

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

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)
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midori See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kiryûkan See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Japanese audiences apparently hated this movie so much that the public tried to destroy it, leaving only a very small number of surviving copies behind. This is also the reason why this movies is so obscure. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Akai shitagi
Music by J A Shîzâ
Lyrics by Suehiro Maruo
Performed by Minako Naka and Yoshifumi Nomura
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a fantastically grotesque masterpiece
1 October 2018 | by zeppelinzosoSee all my reviews

It's quite funny that people think they need to be "gore experts" or whatever to enjoy this movie, and that some are even disappointed at the lack of gore. If you simply look for gore in movies, anime, etc, I don't know what to tell you. To only look at Shoujo Tsubaki for it's gore is appalling anyway. This deserves SO much more. It's a brilliant masterpiece in the medium of animation as a whole. It stands among some of the most breathtaking animated shots to ever be put to film. It sickens me that so much of this beautiful film is lost forever because some fools who love censorship found some of it to be too revolting, and because of their actions, we'll never have the complete film. It is lost to history forever. Luckily what we have tells the story pretty well anyway, and I believe the missing scenes aren't entirely plot heavy. regardless, please check out this film. only a complete philistine would look at this movie and call it anything less than an artistic marvel. To say that this movie isn't at least artistically brilliant is a joke.


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