Too Young to Die!

Kankuro Kudo

A secondary-school pupil dies unexpectedly and finds himself in a demonic rock band. On a humorous and kitschy tour of the underworld, he looks for a way to return to his old life. Contemporary and supernatural.


Even before the bus in which he was sitting falls into the ravine, 17-year-old Daisuke has already put in an appearance in hell. There, the singer of a local rock band made up of three demons with black-lined eyes and horns on their heads, lists all the sins he has committed. For instance he once borrowed a cable and gave it back all knotted up. And he committed suicide: a deadly sin.
Kankuro Kudo, who also made a name for himself with several bizarre scenarios for his compatriot Miike Takashi (Zebraman), portrays the Buddhist underworld in this frenzied and absurdist comedy as a theatrical mud bath in which rock musicians battle to be allowed back to their earthly existence. So it’s a demonic musical, but then one in which eventually all comes down to love. Because above all else, Daisuke wants to kiss his great love, if need be reincarnated as a sea lion.


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Filmmaker
Kankuro Kudo
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Japan
Year
2016
Medium
HDcam
Length
125
Language
Japanese
Producer
Uda Mitsuru, Nagasaka Makiko, Usui Hisashi
Production Company
Asmik ACE Entertainment, INC., Otonakeikaku Inc., Toho Co., Ltd.
Sales
Toho Co., Ltd.
Writer
Kankuro Kudo