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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)


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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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Release Date:

1993 (USA) See more »

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Kiryûkan See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Harada also put his life savings into this project since no studio was willing to invest into it. See more »


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


Akai shitagi
Music by J A Shîzâ
Lyrics by Suehiro Maruo
Performed by Minako Naka and Yoshifumi Nomura
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Disgusting abomination and nobody should like this film
12 April 2018 | by jacoblisterudSee all my reviews

The fact that most of the people give this disgusting mess sevens and eights and praise this movie as a thought-provoking drama sickens me. I mean, why??? This movie is a grotesque abomination of nature and is overall completely rotten to the core! I mean, why??? Why are there people here who like this film? It's disgusting! It's vile! It's grotesque! If you like this but hate Ren Seeks Help.... no! If you like this PERIOD, then you should get your head examined! Only a sadistic psychopath would like this!

This anime... is rotten to the core! I don't know how else to describe it. It's the most abysmal piece of animation I have ever watched. By far. It is insulting. Ugly. Grotesque. Anger-inducing. And it creates every bad emotion a person could possibly feel. This movie is traumatizingly bad. Shoujo Tsubaki... isn't a cartoon. It is just a vile nightmare from the beginning to the end. The nightmare of a psychopath that takes joy in the pain of others. And I can comfortably say this anime is unpleasant. From frame 1 to the very end. I have never seen an anime get so dark. So deplorable. And so removing from the decency of humanity. It is vile. And I NEVER recommend ANYONE watch it! It is... the holocaust of anime. It's... that special level of ROTTEN!! All the people praising this anime on this website are liars. It's only pretending to be profound. But it's not. It's just disgusting, vile, and grotesque. Avoid this abomination like the plague!

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