“Kusano succeeds in delivering a quite atypical romance narrative.”
Seta’s narrative is, despite its flaws, a pleasant narrative that offers an important message.
“A mystery-horror experience that is, in all aspects, better than ‘Howling Village’.”
‘Seta’s poetically composed narrative blows a fresh breeze into the ‘traditional’ Japanese romance genre.’
A powerful plea for more support for female directorial talent and for more Japanese narratives that explore female subjectivity, question the nature of the sexual relationship, and investigate the effects society has on women and their subjectivity.
“A timely reminder that Japanese society has to take bullying and its effects more seriously/”