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Directed by: Iguchi Noboru 2013 | 99 min.

Section: Spotlight on Japan

Premiere: United States


Sponsored by:

Japan Foundation

Nippon Golden Network

Every year, Noboru Iguchi takes the Japanese gore genre to even stranger heights! His beautiful protagonists have endured some bizarre circumstances, which include, but are not limited to, homicidal sushi, cybernetic geisha assassins and toilet zombies. This time, Iguchi brings us NUIGLUMAR Z, a tale about a Gothic Lolita named Yumeko Ayukawa (Japanese idol Shoko Nakagawa) who, along with her teddy bear, must battle an army of zombies by transforming into the sexy, pink superhero Nuigulmar Z (Rina Takeda)!

HIFF Extreme fanatics, take note: Rina Takeda played the lead role in the cult hit DEAD SUSHI, which created a huge stir at HIFF last year. Shoko Nakagawa is a mega famous television personality who is also known for being a J-pop star, cosplayer and manga illustrator. The bottom line — this is what happens when you cross the subcultures of Lolita fashion and furry fandom, and the combination of Iguchi's twisted mind and these talented young stars has resulted in a perfect storm of otaku excitement!

Synopsis written by: Jason Musni Soeda


Friday, October 18 9:30 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed
Saturday, October 19 9:00 PM Consolidated Koko Marina Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Iguchi Noboru
Screenwriter Iguchi Noboru
Cast Nakagawa Shoko, Takeda Rina, Saito Takumi
Music Composer Otsuki Kenji, Tokusatsu

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