SESSION NINE: 16 JUNE 2012
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE
THAT THIS SCREENING WILL BE INTRODUCED BY A VERY SPECIAL GUEST
THE NOVELIST, SHORT-STORY WRITER, CRITIC, AND MANGA EXPERT
(tr. PROJECT A-KO)
Dir. Katsuhiko Nishijima. 1986. 84 min. Animation. Japanese, with English subtitles.
Written by Katsuhiko Nishijima, Tomoko Kawasaki, and Yûji Moriyama.
Voices: Miki Itô, Emi Shinohara, Michie Tomizawa
Jaw-dropping lesbian animation, dealing with school crushes, flying girls, and killer robots.
First day in a new school, and you —Eiko— and
your inseparable girlfriend — Shiiko —run down the road to make it in time. One of the students
—Beiko—, a very bright, serious, androgynous girl, thinks that none of her
classmates is equal to her. . But when Beiko sets eyes on your girlfriend she looses her cool,
is besotted, and decides that she must have her. Naturally, you don’t panic.
Your very pretty girlfriend may have her faults (she is the worst cook on the
planet and, lets face it, she is a bit dim-witted), but her loyalty is beyond
doubt. However, when your rival is determined to get rid of you, and when she
has a talent for developing nuclear-powered robots, you may have to admit there
could be trouble ahead. Fortunately, you also happen to have a few secret
superpowers up your sleeve... This film must be the closest thing to a drug-induced
hallucination for drug-free folk. Lesbian camp was never so technicoloured,
fourth-dimensional, or violent (in a funny way). We have never seen anything
like it. You have never seen anything like it.
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