Tokyo Vampire Hotel – TV series, Japan, 2017

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Tokyo Vampire Hotel is a 2017 Japanese supernatural television series directed by Sion Sono (Exte: Hair Extensions; Noriko’s Dinner Table; Strange Circus; Suicide Club) for Amazon Prime Japan. It stars Kaho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Ami Tomite, Yumi Adachi and Megumi Kagurazaka.

The series revolves around a battle to save mankind from a vampire tribe. It is scheduled to stream from June 16.

The nine-episode series was produced with Nikkatsu Corporation and written by Jun Tsugita and Manabu Ikarimoto. Tomohiro Kubo and Daisuke Matsuo serve as directors and writers of two episodes.

Sion Sono has said: “I had wanted to make an original vampire movie for a long time and now my wish has come true. Amazon offered me the chance to make an original drama, but I approached it as if making a movie.”

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“After a while, a very short while, Tokyo Vampire Hotel becomes more of an endurance test than an action horror epic. In seeing just how unfocused the feature version is, even whittled down to two hours and twenty minutes, I’m hesitant to even give the series a chance. By the climactic brawl […] I was too busy hoping for the sweet embrace of the end credits to give a crap what was happening , and that shouldn’t be the case with the number of beheadings I was seeing onscreen.” J Hurtado, Screen Anarchy

Filming locations:

Nikkatsu Studios, Tokyo, Japan
Transylvania, Romania

Source: Screen Daily

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