Several people are found dead all over Japan. Rumor goes around that they died 24 hours after watching a mysterious videotape. Of course it doesn’t take long before Sadako’s name is dropped and everyone is smashing their old VHS player to smithereens. But Ayaka, a young TV journalist with an IQ of 200, doesn’t believe… Continue reading SADAKO DX


A man is on the run in Tokyo. People sometimes see him wandering the streets at night holding a mysterious basket. But those unfortunate enough to peek inside, end up X-rayed into a smoldering pile of bones… A couple of days earlier, a UFO allegedly crashes in the outskirts of the city and the FBI… Continue reading LIFE OF MARIKO IN KABUKICHO


Japan, 14th century. Some music-lovin’ priests and Noh theater actors set up the 14th century equivalent of the Critereon channel: culturally approved, ideal for stroking your goatee but ultimately a little stiff and lifeless. Even the legendary battle between two rival Samurai clans, the Heike and the Genji, turns to boring Bible school fodder in… Continue reading INU-OH

XXXHOLIC by Mika Ninagawa

At first glance, Kimihiro Watanuki looks like any other student. But then again, your eyes can’t see everything. Unlike Wakanuki’s eyes, which see all there is to see… including the spiteful spirits called “ayakashi” that are always attacking him. Being on the run for enemies that are invisible to ordinary mortals around him doesn’t help… Continue reading XXXHOLIC by Mika Ninagawa


On a remote Japanese island, a severe kung-fu master trains a group of boys to become “Doomsday Warriors”. After the inevitable Apocalypse, which Nostradamus predicted would take place in 1999, they are to fight for justice in a ravaged world. When this doomsday scenario still hasn’t materialized in 2022 (!), the sensei decides to throw… Continue reading KAPPEI

CUBE by Yasuhiko Shimizu

After CUBE, CUBE 2: HYPERCUBE and CUBE ZERO (sometimes also called CUBE3 or THE CUBIC CUBE) it got frightfully quiet in Crazy Cubetown. Has the Cube no more sides to turn? Hah! Leave it to the Japanese to take CUBE to the next level! Tinkering with the same basic ingredients of the original (six strangers… Continue reading CUBE by Yasuhiko Shimizu


Hooray! Mankind has achieved its ultimate goal, immortality! The distant sounds of champagne bottles cracking open in Sillicon Valley still linger, but people soon realize eternal life is – well, a bit of a snorefest. Humanity’s new anthem is not Alphaville’s “Forever Young” – which local disc-jockeys now avoid like the plague – but rather… Continue reading JUNK HEAD