HK: Hentai Kamen – Abnormal Crisis (2016)

HK: Hentai Kamen – Abnormal Crisis
Director: Yûichi Fukuda
Writer: Keishû Andô
Based on: Keishū Ando’s manga Kyūkyoku!! Hentai Kamen
Sequel to: Hentai Kamen: Forbidden Superhero
Cast: Ryôhei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu, Ken YasudaYûya Yagira, Narushi Ikeda, Nana Katase
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 24.9.2016
[Review by cornholio.]

Plot:
Kyosuke (Ryôhei Suzuki) is still wearing Aiko’s (Fumika Shimizu) panties to transform into Hentai Kamen. But he’s also still struggling with being a perverse superhero, as is Aiko who asks him for her panties back. Kyosuke agrees, although only very reluctantly. But it’s just at that moment when a new villain enters the scene who seems to be stealing all the panties in the entire city, leaving Kyosuke helpless.

Hentai Kamen 2 has some very funny bits too offer, but it does overstay its welcome ever so slightly. That doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to watch, though, especially in a cinema filled with people in a boisterous mood – which is how I saw it.

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Re-Watch: HK: Hentai Kamen [HK: Forbidden Super Hero] (2013)

HK: Hentai Kamen
Director: Yûichi Fukuda
Writer: Yûichi Fukuda, Shun Oguri
Based on: Keishū Ando’s manga Kyūkyoku!! Hentai Kamen
Cast: Ryôhei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu, Ken Yasuda
Part of: /slash Filmfestival (special screening)
Seen on: 9.9.2016
[Here’s my first review.]

Plot:
Kyōsuke Shikijō (Ryôhei Suzuki) is a high school student with a strong sense of justice, but unfortunately nothing to back that up with. So when he stands up against bullies, he regularly gets beat up. When Aiko Himeno (Fumika Shimizu) comes to his school, he immediately falls in love. Then Aiko is taken hostage during a bank robbery and Kyōsuke wants to save her. To not be recognized, he wants to pull on a mask, but pulls on a panty by mistake. But through that mistake his superpowers are released and Kyōsuke becomes Hentai Kamen – Pervert Mask.

When I first saw Hentai Kamen, I already loved it and I’m happy to say that it definitely holds up to re-watching it. It again had me laughing more often than not.

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Umimachi Diary [Our Little Sister] (2015)

Umimachi Diary
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda
Based on: Akimi Yoshida‘s manga
Cast: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose, Ryô Kase, Ryôhei Suzuki
Seen on: 25.2.2016

Plot:
Sachi (Haruka Ayase), Yoshino (Masami Nagasawa) and Chika (Kaho) are sisters who live together in their grandmother’s house. They have had to fend for themselves for a while, with Sachi as the oldest acting as a surrogate mother. When they hear that their estranged father died, they decide to go to the funeral where they meet their young half-sister Suzu (Suzu Hirose). The three older sisters are surprised, but after realizing that things are rather dire for Suzu at home, they invite her to stay with them. Suzu accepts, bringing a fresh wind into all of their lives.

Umimachi Diary is a sweet, uplifting film. It’s a film where nothing much happens and at the same time a lot is going on – just as with life, giving it a welcome air of realism, but nicely honed to exclude most of the struggles.

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Tokyo Tribe (2014)

Tokyo Tribe
Director: Shion Sono
Writer: Shion Sono
Based on: Santa Inoue`s manga Tokyo Tribes
Cast: Ryôhei Suzuki, Young Dais, Shôta Sometani, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Nana Seino, Riki Takeuchi, Shôko Nakagawa, Yui IchikawaRyûta Satô
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 23.9.2015
[Reviews by cornholio and Maynard.]

Plot:
Hip-hop Gangs rule Tokyo and they’ve each claimed their territories. That has worked quited well for a while but that peace has started to crumble. Bubba (Riki Takeuchi) and his henchmen, above all Mera (Ryôhei Suzuki), want to take over the entire city and get rid of the other tribes, in particular the one led by Tera (Ryûta Satô) and Kai (Young Dais) who talk of peace and love.

A Japanese hip-hop musical sounds fun, but in a sentence, Tokyo Tribe is sexist dreck interspersed with rape and it goes on way too long. I really couldn’t enjoy it.

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HK: Hentai Kamen [HK: Forbidden Super Hero] (2013)

HK: Hentai Kamen
Director: Yûichi Fukuda
Writer: Yûichi Fukuda, Shun Oguri
Based on: Keishū Ando’s manga Kyūkyoku!! Hentai Kamen
Cast: Ryôhei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu, Ken Yasuda
Part of: /slash Filmfestival

Plot:
Kyōsuke Shikijō (Ryôhei Suzuki) is a high school student with a strong sense of justice, but unfortunately nothing to back that up with. So when he stands up against bullies, he regularly gets beat up. When Aiko Himeno (Fumika Shimizu) comes to his school, he immediately falls in love. Then Aiko is taken hostage during a bank robbery and Kyōsuke wants to save her. To not be recognized, he wants to pull on a mask, but pulls on a panty by mistake. But through that mistake his superpowers are released and Kyōsuke becomes Hentai Kamen – Pervert Mask.

Hentai Kamen is absolutely insane but in a completely fantastic way. It moves along at a quick pace, is extremely funny and thoroughly entertaining.

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