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2016-02-13 22:53:07 Post No. 14759913
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So I finally saw this movie last week, and figured since it's all about Japanese culture and history, might as well make a thread about it here.
Has anyone else seen it, or at least read the books? I like its take on an alternate history where the major events that happen to Tokyo in the 20th century are connected to occultism. It's a refreshingly different take from what most writers in Japan seem to do. Plus it's not to see tokusatsu work being done that isn't just pyrotechnics/suits, what with the stop-motion animation and puppetry the film has.
My only complaint is the pacing, since from what I hear this 2 hour movie is the plot of the first 4 books, so it's massively compressed. I doubt the books will ever get translated, but even if I could read them in Japanese I feel like a lot would be lost on me without studying Japan's mythology and occult.