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Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki

Alternative Titles

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
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Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 49 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.381 (scored by 3,051 users)
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Ranked: #55192
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Popularity: #3233
Members: 6,604
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Tsubaki, Midori
Tsubaki, Midori
Masamitsu, Wonder
Masamitsu, Wonder
Kazama, Shunsuke
Kazama, Shunsuke


Harada, Hiroshi
Harada, Hiroshi
Maruo, Suehiro
Maruo, Suehiro
Original Creator
Seazer, J.A.
Seazer, J.A.

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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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Oct 9, 2013
Welcome back, my friends, to horror anime month. This week I'll be looking at Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki. Yes, I know that it was supposed to be Blue Gender. My apologies, but I lost Internet service for several days and wasn't able to quite finish it. So it'll have to wait for next week. In the meantime, let's take a look at this film that was banned in Japan when it came out on account of its imagery. The film was crafted by a single man, Harada Hiroshi. Supposedly he found it impossible to gain sponsors for it and spent his life savings on the project. read more
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May 6, 2012
being a huge fan of the dark genius of mangaka suehiro maruo, i decided to check out the anime version of his masterpiece of guro/psychosis shoujo tsubaki. the story takes place in the ramshackle underbelly of early showa period japan. it's the story of a young girl named midori who loses her family and is tricked into traveling with a truly gruesome freakshow circus a la tod browning's 1932 movie freaks (armless man, mummy, sword swallower, strongman, human worm, etc.) and her journey through misery to love and back to misery again. it's definitely not a story for people who don't revel in the dark read more
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