East Side Stories

Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth

31 January to 27 March 2014

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Otakus in Love
(恋の門 / Koi no mon)

Two social misfits – ‘rock’ manga artist Mon and cosplay-obsessed Koino – collide in this quirky love-drama, set in the vibrant world of Japanese contemporary pop culture including manga fandom and cosplay conventions. Look out for a number of high-profile cameos, including directors Takashi Miike and Shinya Tsukamoto, who appear on screen!

石で漫画を描くという奇妙かつ貧乏で童貞の男と、コスプレと漫画を描くことを趣味とするOLを主人公に据えたドタバタ調のラブ・コメディー。2人が漫画で身を立てるべく奮闘しながら、お互いに惹かれ、そして反発し合う様子を描く。劇団「大人計画」を主宰する松尾スズキの初監督作品で、しりあがり寿や内田春菊といった著名漫画家が多くカメオ出演している。

Director: Suzuki Matsuo
Ryuhei Matsuda, Wakana Sakai, Suzuki Matsuo, Kiyoshiro Imawano, Hijiri Kojima
2004/114min/English subtitles

Showing at:

ICA
14 February 2001

Tyneside Cinema
14 March 2002

Showroom Cinema
14 March 2007

Watershed
14 February 2008

Broadway
14 March 2021