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Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack 2012

  • Takayuki Hirao
  • February 15, 2012
  • 70 mins
  • Abkhazian
  • Animation, Horror
I wonder if that stench of death will ever vanish
To celebrate their graduation from university Kaori and her two friends visit Okinawa in southern Japan for a short vacation. At the vacation house, provided by Tadashi's uncle, a numbing stench awaits the girls, and can be traced to a horrendously deformed, legged fish that Kaori kills. More and more of these creatures appear and portend a horrific change for the animal life in the area. A phone call from Kaori's fiancé Tadashi in Tokyo quickly shows the scope of this epidemic, when he is also attacked by these mechanized fish. Kaori immediately sets out on an perilous voyage to find out what happened to Tadashi, helped by Shirakawa — a videographer in search of the truth behind all this...


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Takayuki Hirao has been working for Ufotable for quite some time now and should have had the experience to not butcher Ito's original story. This adaptation pretty much reversals gender roles and shifts the fortunes of the main characters to throwaway side characters for what... making the girl the lead..? In addition to that a lot of the mystery aspects where trashed for full on action. This goes straight away to the mofo shark and mass attack instead of progressively increase the scope. Not even the visuals are up to the task so I can only recommend reading the manga which while not being perfect is still miles above this and features the lovely drawings of Junji Ito.

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