BAKEMONO 2016 . 48 minute
An era of peace. Haru returns home from a journey of learning warfare and encounters a group of lower-class samurai. Among them is Roku, his close friend from childhood. The samurai laugh at Haru: “Learning warfare? You’re behind the times!” Haru is enraged and pulls his sword out – but they don’t. They say there’s an official notice that swords may not be drawn in the town. The fief lord finds out about this quarrel and orders Kiyomitsu, his bodyguard, to capture Haru alive. Haru sees Kiyomitsu and attacks him with joy, but…
Nowadays, the culture of vagueness unique to Japanese people has faded, and we’re facing an unnatural imbalance where one of the two sides, whether it be good or bad, a merit or a demerit, is idealized, and the other is suppressed. Artists such as dancers, filmmakers, photographers, painters, and writers who had been feeling ill at ease with this imbalance have naturally gathered and started creating this work. They also resolved to discover what Japanese people should be like towards the future. The crystallization of that resolution is the movie “BAKEMONO”.
Production : Atolo Films & Focalnaut
Director : Hideki Oshima
DOP : Takehiko Tamiya
Producer : Takuma Tsuji
Production Manager : Hajime Mizuguchi
Screenplay : Yoshitaka Kimura, Takuma Tsuji, Hideki Oshima
Sound Recordist : Manabu Otsuka
Casting Manager : Hiroko Sakuragi
Hair&Makeup Designer : Hanako Kaiya
Costume Designer : Atsuko Kato
Stylist : Masayo Nishikawa（Maisonette inc.）
Acting Adviser : Hiroko Sakuragi
Editor : Takashi Kawakami
Photographer : Shinji Tanaka（Luz-p.o.）
Production Designer : Hajima Mizuguchi
Sound Producer : Kenichiro Suehiro
Music Composer : Yuta Yamaguchi
Sound Designer : Hajime Saito
Re-Recording Engineer : Hiroki Sawada
Foley Editor : Takakazu Kasahara
Dialogue/Adr Editor : Konami Inukai
Scorineg Mixer : Takuro Natsuhara（tvCity）
Swordfight Adviser : Hibiki
Location Coordinator : Kazuo Kobayashi
Printing : Toshoinban Co.,Ltd.
Camera：Kori Miyahara, Masato Takachima, Ryotaro Kawaguchi, Ryuto Iwabuchi
Hair Design : Yoshimi Takami
Stylist : Haruka Niizeki（Maisonette inc.）
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