- Aug 21
- GYO: TOKYO FISH ATTACK: DVD review
- Posted by Deljhp - 21/08/12 at 05:17 PM
Director: Takayuki Hirao. Review: Adam Wing.
It’s probably not a question you’ve asked yourself before, but what would happen if all the fish in the world sprouted legs and walked on dry land? That’s the question morbid manga master Junji Ito (Uzumaki, Tomie) posed when he created GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack. Takayuki Hirao directs this lively adaptation of Ito’s manga, an anarchic animation that reeks of the ‘death stench’, a revolting smell first encountered when mutant fish bring a city to its knees. As you’ve probably guessed by the rest of the title, GYO finds our frenzied fishy friends leaving the ocean behind in favour of big city life, causing chaos, confusion and devastation wherever they go.
We first meet Kaori in Okinawa, where giant mutant sharks with metal legs are attacking her and her friends in their holiday home. When she loses touch with her boyfriend, she heads off to Tokyo to find him, only to find that it has been taken over by even bigger fish – because there’s always a bigger fish. GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack gets weirder and wackier as it goes, available in the UK this month courtesy of Terracotta Distribution after making a splash at the Terror Cotta Horror movie marathon...Continue review here.
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