Aokigahara – forest in Japan

Aokigahara (青木ヶ原), also known as the Sea of Trees (樹海 Jukai), is a forest on the northwestern flank of Japan’s Mount Fuji thriving on 30 square kilometres of hardened lava laid down by the last major eruption of the volcano …

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Gamera – Japan, 2015

Gamera (ガメラ) is a 2015 Japanese kaiju monster film directed by Katsuhito Ishii and produced by Kadokawa Pictures. It will apparently be a reboot to the Gamera series as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary …

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Parasyte: Part 1

  Parasyte: Part 1 – originally: 寄生獣 or Kiseijū – is a 2014 Japanese science fiction action horror film directed by Takashi Yamazaki from s screenplay co-written with Ryota Kosawa. Main cast: Shota Sometani, Sadao …

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Blue Demon ver.2.0

Blue Demon ver.2.0 – Ao Oni ver.2.0 or 青鬼 ver.2.0 – is a 2015 Japanese horror film directed by Maegawa Hideaki from a screenplay by Ami Inagawa. It is a cinematic adaptation of a survival horror …

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Balzac – rock band

Balzac (typeset as BALZAC) is a Japanese punk band formed in 1992 in Kyoto. The band was founded by singer and songwriter Hirosuke Nishiyama, who has remained the only constant …

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Hell aka Jigoku – Japan, 1999

Hell – original title: 地獄 Jigoku and also known as Japanese Hell – is a 1999 Japanese horror feature film written and directed by Teruo Ishii. It is a loose remake of the 1960 …

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Kappa – Japanese folklore

Kappa (河童, “river-child”), alternatively called Kawatarō (川太郎, “river-boy”), Komahiki (“horse puller”), or Kawako (川子, “river-child”), are a yōkai (a class of supernatural monster) found in Japanese folklore, and also a cryptid. Their name comes from a mixture of the word “kawa” …

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Grotesque – Japan, 2009 – reviews

Grotesque – original title: グロテスク, Gurotesuku – is a 2009 Japanese splatter horror film written and directed by Kōji Shiraishi. Plot: An unnamed doctor has always had everything he’s ever wanted, but …

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