Too Young to Die!
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.