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52nd edition from May 13 to 23, 2020

Komikku Zasshi Nanka Iranai

Fortnight 1986, Feature film, 2h

Synopsis

Last year, 1985, was an extraordinary year in Japan. There were many sensational events, such as the Japan Airlines accident, Toyota Trading Co case and Miura’s alleged murders, which attracted many kinds of journalists. I felt one very great danger was that many reporters treated these events as « excitements » instead of objectively reporting them as news. But as the interesting events increased, they propelled my film and created the reality for me. There was suddenly a very clear picture of contemporary Japon as well as warning for the future. The problem of « entertainment reporters » seemed to escalate. We now have a situation in Japan which maybe universal. Does the new media exist to interprete reality as objectively as possible or is it merely creating its own reality for the sake of excitement and entertainment? Some viewers have told me they though many events in the films were fabricated, but all the events were actual. A small part of the film was documentary, however most parts were reenacted according to the actual events. Yojiro Takita

Director

Yojiro Takita

He was born in Toyama. He became assistant to Ken Mukai. He is seen as best director of soft porn in Japan. He also had a collaboration with writer Isao Tagaki. Comic Magazine is his first full length film.

Hirmi Go
Yoshio Harada
Yumi Asou Takeshi
Yuya Uchida

Screenplay
Yuya Uchida, Isao Takagi

Image
Yoichi Shiga

Sound
Takanashi Sugisaki

Editing
Masatsugi Kanazawa

Music
Katsuo Ono

Production : New Century Producers Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japon Vente à l’étranger : Kuzui Enterprises Inc., New York, USA

Title in Original Version : Comic Magazine