Hold on to your hats anime fans, Terror-Cotta has just sent information on one of the hottest anime titles coming out in the UK this year!


Giant, killer fish attack Tokyo!

Release Date: 03rd September 2012


The story centres around Kaori who is visiting Okinawa and its beautiful beaches with friends when she find herself caught in the middle of a land invasion by bizarre and aggressive fish which scuttle on land with sharp metal legs. Things are about to get much worse for Kaori as she finds that the deadly fish are spreading from the island.

Terror-cotta state that “Morbid manga master Junji Ito’s putrid and surreal story of mutant zombie fish that sprout legs and attack Japan is the most insane anime to come out of Japan since Urotsukidōji:  Legend of the Overfiend; Directed by Takayuki Hirao and released on DVD following its success at the Terror Cotta Horror movie marathon part of Terracotta Festival in association with Film Four Frightfest.”

Technical Specifications
Special features:
Interview with Manga master Junji Ito
Horror, 2012
Certificate 15
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese with English subtitles.
Running time: 71 min

The anime OVA is being released by the Terror-cotta horror label, an off-shoot of the Terracotta label which specialises in bringing Asian horror movies to the UK. The OVA was screened earlier this year in London at the Terracotta Far East Film Festival.

Gyo is one of the most well-known stories from legendary manga-ka Junji Ito who regularly has his weird fiction adapted for the big screen as Uzumaki and the numerous Tomie live -action film show. The anime is directed by Takayuki Hirao who learned his craft as an anime director under the guidance of Paprika director; Satashi Kon. While in his early twenties, Hirao was entrusted to direct the first episode of Kon’s first and only series, the critically acclaimed Paranoia Agent. Hirao has carved out a name for himself in the past decade as one of the young anime directors to watch out for, becoming known for his over the top action scenes and intense camerawork most notably in massively successful Death Note animated series. The OVA was animated by Ufotable (Garden of Sinners, Coyote Ragtime Show). 


I'm a long-time anime and Japanese film and culture fan who has lived in the country and is studying Japanese in an effort to become fluent. I write about films, anime, and work on various things.

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