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Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki

Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki

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English: Midori
Synonyms: Maiden Camellia, Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show, Chika Gentou Gekiga: Shoujo Tsubaki, Chika Gentō Gekiga: Shōjo Tsubaki
Japanese: 地下幻燈劇画 少女椿


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 2, 1992
Producers: None found, add some.
Duration: 49 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
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After losing her parents, young flower selling Midori is put up by a fairground group. She is abused and forced to slavery, until the arrival of an enigmatic magician of short stature, who gives her hope for a better future.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Shoujo Tsubaki

Characters & Voice Actors

Tsubaki, Midori
Tsubaki, Midori
Mummy Man
Mummy Man


Harada, Hiroshi
Seazer, J.A.
Maruo, Suehiro
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Mar 20, 2008
The movie was really great. Some people might be a little disturbed by some scenes and how the story plot goes or might not feel comfortable with the artwork, but it is to know that the director, Hiroshi Harada, drew the entire movie by himself and he wanted to make it look like a sort of japanese paper play. At first I was being dissapointed about the animation, but later it gets better and really breath takes you for some scenes. The story is wonderful , the characters are wee thought. After seing some drawings from the graphic novel it was based on read more
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Jul 14, 2012
Story: 4/10

The world is not beautiful, therefore it is; a thought-provoking proverb popularized by Kino's Journey that nonetheless leaves its trail in lots of anime. Midori is in this sense the ultimate combo breaker in its determination to depict a cruel world whilst rejecting the vaguest of indications that beauty may lie around the corner. Its unpleasant worldview manifests itself perfectly in young Midori who is taken in by a group of deformed circus artists after the death of her beloved mother.

Her various experiences with these individuals are as far from beneficial as they are from being mutual and the movie is eager to explore read more
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Conveying words through art is a skill that is exceptionally fundamental and important to a films subtle qualities and is thus a very hard aspect of story-telling to fully grasp. Mononoke and Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki are two such shows that use art to its utmost potential, both films tell horrifying stories made all the more potent through the visual phantasmagoria that is Mononoke's hybrid of Japanese traditional paintings and watercolor pallettes, and Midori's relentlessly surreal and grotesquely callous environments. Both shows are must watches for anyone looking for something bursting at the brims with experimental, artistic flare.
Midori and Kanashimi No Belladonna share eccentric but interesting artwork that essentially boils down into high amounts of nudity and disturbing content. Furthermore, both are incredibly trippy and make you question whether the explicit content exists for the purpose of commentary or not. I support the notion that they're style over substance but if you liked either you're likely to enjoy the other. These are also two QUITE memorable movies but whether that is meant in a good or bad way is up for you to decide.

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