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Liverleaf (2018)

Misumisô (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 7 April 2018 (Japan)
Haruka is new at her school and is in turn bullied and harassed by the students with one exception. Haruka's only friend is Mitsusru who makes attending class and life more tolerable. ... See full summary »

Director:

Eisuke Naitô

Writers:

Rensuke Oshikiri (manga), Miako Tadano (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Anna Yamada Anna Yamada ... Haruka Nozaki
Hiroya Shimizu Hiroya Shimizu ... Mitsuru Aiba
Rinka Ôtani Rinka Ôtani ... Taeko Oguro
Rena Ôtsuka Rena Ôtsuka ... Rumi Sayama
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenshin Endô Kenshin Endô ... Hidetoshi Kuga
Masato Endô Masato Endô ... Tsutomu Ikegawa
Reiko Kataoka Reiko Kataoka ... Risakou Kato
Ayaka Konno Ayaka Konno
Aki Morita Aki Morita ... Kyoko Minami
Seina Nakata Seina Nakata ... Yoshie Tachibana
Arisa Sakura Arisa Sakura ... Yuri-Chan
Minori Terada Minori Terada ... Michio Nozaki
Masahiro Toda
Kazuki Ôtomo Kazuki Ôtomo ... Hiroaki Mamiya
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Haruka is new at her school and is in turn bullied and harassed by the students with one exception. Haruka's only friend is Mitsusru who makes attending class and life more tolerable. Things go from bad to disaster when Haruka's house burns to the ground resulting in the death of her parents and injury to her sister. Haruka is out for justice and blood. Written by aghaemi

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Language:

Japanese

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7 April 2018 (Japan) See more »

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MISUMISO: MANGA YOUNG PSYCHOTIC LOVING!
13 October 2018 | by babyjaguarSee all my reviews

"Liverleaf" (2018) directed by Eisuke Naitô based this story on a teen dystopian view on "bullying" and angst. The film is a cinematic interpretation of the manga comic, "Misumisô" by Rensuke Oshikiri. The main target of the bullying is focused on "Haruka Nozaki" (helmed by Anna Yamada) and her family in a nondescript small town.

Naitô stays true to the type of overtop violence found in Japanese graphic novels. Most of violence was filmed in a stylish manner, even to the clothing and injuries endured onto the teen characters.

"Liverleaf" or "Misumisô" refers to a beautiful purple flower that blooms in the winter landscapes, which why many outdoor scenes were in amidst the social snowy landscape. Nozaki's revenge on her bullies starts to toil when a snowstorm appears.

Teen actors were good at delivering psychotic behavior, like the character, "Rumi" played by Rena Ôtsuka. Aside from the celluloid teen assaults, it is a teen love story, or stories. As the film proceeds to a dwindling number of teen survivors, there are plot discovery of a triangle appears.

I had viewed it at an international film festival where most of the viewers were starting to laugh when the violent scenes came up. I feel that their laughing was to deal with the on-screen gore; I would think that Naitô would please to see these reactions.


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