Agitated Screams of Maggots

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Synonyms: Dir en grey: Agitated Screams of Maggots
Japanese: アジテイテッド・スクリームズ・オブ・マゴッツ


Type: Music
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 2006
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Source: Original
Genres: DementiaDementia, MusicMusic, HorrorHorror
Duration: 3 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 4.191 (scored by 36823,682 users)
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Ranked: #116132
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Popularity: #6421
Members: 5,835
Favorites: 7

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"Agitated Screams of Maggots" was directed by Keita Kurosaka and released in 2006 with the single, "Agitated Screams of Maggots", made by Japanese rock band, DIR EN GREY. ASOM has a traditional drawing design with erotic and grotesque aspects. The video had also received some attention from it's art style and was shown at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2007.


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Jun 30, 2015
TsukuyomiREKT (All reviews)
I don't know whether you would consider this an anime or not, but if so, then this is an abomination. Not only is the imagery appalling; the music is complete with incoherent lyrics, and obnoxious screaming. The video makes no sense I don't see how anyone can think otherwise. This isn't artistic or an imaginative piece of work. It is a deplorable music video that should not exist. But sadly, it does. And I wish I could un-see it completely. Unless you want to watch this out of curiosity or as just a challenge; avoid it like the plague.
May 13, 2013
mugies (All reviews)
Let me get this point clear. {In my opinion...} "Agitated Screams of Maggots" is NOT an anime. It is an animated music video. I don't believe that since it's "animated" it should be counted as an anime. There's a thick line between the two... Notice this: those who haven't been through the ever-changing DIR EN GREY timeline (especially during their earlier stages) will be highly disturbed by the art, message, and song.

This video was released in 2006 and during that time DIR EN GREY was still in its "ero-guro" days where they mostly sang and portrayed sexually grotesque themes. Judging from the lyrics, this read more
Mar 4, 2014
eririri (All reviews)
Dir En Grey is something of a controversial band. Since its conception more than a decade ago, it had for a long time been at the forefront of the Visual Kei movement in challenging the norms of music, sexuality, and morality. Of course, the distinction between meaningful social critique and unsubstantial shock value is not always clear-cut, as is the case with the anime in question. Agitated Screams of Maggots is a single released by Dir En Grey in 2006. This anime, or music video to be more precise, was released alongside the single featuring a hand-drawn story to complement the song.

As the band read more
Aug 8, 2014
Psychocitybaby (All reviews)
I've been looking for a horror; something creepy or psychological, and was glad to see this and another disturbia-esque animation recommended on my homepage. I went to watch it and ,at first, thought I had clicked on a remake or something because the terrible music that accompanied the video was bothersome and didn't fit well with the animation. Unfortunately, all I could find was the same video, so I figured it was legit.

I watched it--no suffered through it.

It's engrossing. You can't move your eyes from the images because they are visually stimulating in a frown-while-you-watch-it kind of way.

It's also read more

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