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Demon Covered in Scars (2017)

Kizudarake no akuma (original title)
Kasai Mai is a high school student and teenager who changes schools and has a whole new set of class-mates. Odagiri Shino attends the new school and has a history of bullying, torment and ... See full summary »

Director:

Santa Yamagishi

Writer:

Volvox Sumikawa (manga)
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Credited cast:
Rika Adachi Rika Adachi
Kanon Hanakage Kanon Hanakage
Tom Fujita Tom Fujita ... (as Tomu Fujita)
Manami Enosawa Manami Enosawa
Haruka Imô Haruka Imô
Kôji Kominami Kôji Kominami ... Atsushi Toma
Mao Miyaji Mao Miyaji
Mayu Kitaki Mayu Kitaki
Koharu Nakaya Koharu Nakaya
Yûji Yoshimasu Yûji Yoshimasu
Ayako Kawahara Ayako Kawahara
Hiromi Minoshima Hiromi Minoshima
Kyle Takano Kyle Takano
Kayano Masuyama Kayano Masuyama
Yukino Yukino
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Kasai Mai is a high school student and teenager who changes schools and has a whole new set of class-mates. Odagiri Shino attends the new school and has a history of bullying, torment and violence at the hands of Mai's friends during her junior high school days. The shift of power does not bode well, does it? Written by aghaemi

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Drama | Romance

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This was at the brink of pointlessness...
28 February 2021 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Right, well first of all I have to say that the 2017 movie "Demon Covered in Scars" (aka "Kizudarake no akuma") was a very unique movie. And by that I mean, it was hard to put a label on it.

I suppose maybe because I am not a young girl in high school or college then I can't really relate to the story told in "Demon Covered in Scars". And it was sort of difficult to tell what director Santa Yamagishi really wanted to accomplish and tell with this movie.

As I understand, then this movie is based on a Manga. I can't really say that after having seen this 2017 movie that I have an overwhelming desire to rush out to read the Manga.

The storyline in the movie was in some aspects fairly straight forward and to the point, but at other aspects it just made little sense, and that ultimately made for a somewhat cluttered and semi-confusing movie. But again, perhaps because I am not the target audience, then the movie's concept is sort of lost on me.

I will say, though, that the acting performances in the movie were fairly good.

However, I found "Demon Covered in Scars" to be a swing and a miss. It was a movie that offered very little entertainment or enjoyment for me. And while it was just running at 1 hour and 37 minutes, it felt much longer given the slow pacing of the story, and the fact that it was just such a cluttered storyline.

My rating of "Demon Covered in Scars" lands on a very, very bland and mediocre five out of ten stars. It was a watchable movie, but hardly an enjoyable one for me. And it is by no accounts a milestone in Japanese cinema.


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4 February 2017 (Japan) See more »

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