The titular hero of this movie, Seiri-chan, is the menstrual cycle; “seiri” means literally period and “–chan” is the Japanese suffix for cute girls and children (and pets), hence the English “Little Miss Period”. The original source of the film is a manga that in record time has been whipping up a storm of consensus within Japanese female audiences of all ages.
“Little Miss Period” is screening at Camera Japan 2019
First appeared as a web manga before moving into printed form for major publisher Kadokawa’s “Monthly Comic Beam”, Seiri-chan, surprisingly, is the brainchild of a man, Ken Koyama
, who seems to have researched thoroughly his target audience. His anthropomorphized menstrual cycle is a giant heart-shaped “pink thing” with disturbingly wide-open eyes, big sensual lips, red pants and a medical cross as a nose. Moreover, the beast is armed with a humongous syringe, ready to withdraw massive amounts of blood out of her preys,