Truth and illusion blurs when a homeless amnesiac awakens from an experimental medical procedure with the ability to see people's innermost traumas.


Takashi Shimizu
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Credited cast:
Gô Ayano ... Susumu Nokoshi
Edward Bosco Edward Bosco ... (voice)
Amber Lee Connors ... (voice)
Lucien Dodge ... Manabu Ito (voice)
Doug Erholtz ... Susumu Nokoshi (voice)
Kellen Goff ... Ryo (voice)
Kyle Hebert ... (voice)
Rachelle Heger Rachelle Heger ... (voice)
Anna Ishii Anna Ishii ... Female high school student
Yukino Kishii Yukino Kishii ... Mysterious woman
Aaron Meza Aaron Meza ... (voice)
Ryô Narita ... Manabu Ito
Bill Rogers ... (voice)
Tara Sands ... (voice)
Paul St. Peter ... (voice)


Susumu Nokoshi once worked for a top foreign financial company. He is now a 34-year-old homeless man, usually found around a park in Shinjuku. He then meets medical school student Manabu Ito, who is looking for volunteers to undergo a surgical procedure known as trepanation. The surgery involves drilling a hole in the skull. Susumu is not interested in having the surgery, but he agrees to have the procedure for 700,000 yen. After the operation, when Susumu closes his right eye and sees someone with his left eye, he sees people having a distorted appearance. Manabu tells him that the distorted appearance is a form of visualization from deep within the mind. Susumu communicates with people, who possess a dark side in their subconscious mind.

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Doesn't do the manga justice
24 April 2021 | by noumnoumnouSee all my reviews

I was very excited upon hearing about the adaptation from Netflix, but after finishing the whole movie, I felt as if there was no point in watching it at all.

Although the movie was rather slowly paced in the first hour, there was barely anything that makes you care about any of the characters. Themes and plot points that are supposed to be deeply thought about are forgotten minutes later. The movie picks up a little after the halfway mark, but sadly, the little plot is unable to do much for the rest of the film and the ending is unsatisfactory in the bad way.

Overall, it just feels static. It was capable of doing something interesting, especially given the tone of its origin, so why was the end result so uninteresting? Please use the almost 2-hour runtime to read the manga instead. I'm begging you.

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2 April 2021 (Japan) See more »

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