Reviews

Jan 11, 2008
Beatnik (All reviews)
From the director of the psychological thriller Perfect Blue is this 13 episode TV series which is both extremely disturbing and darkly hilarious.

Tapping into the psyche of Japan in the 21st century, the main plot revolves around a teenage boy on rollerblades who smacks people in the head with his bent baseball bat and the myth that is born out of this, but the surrounding random storylines deal with Japan-centric topics such as paedophilia, work-related stress, suicide and degrees of illusion in our over saturated 21st century.

It's weird as hell and builds to a climax that's like Neon Genesis Evangelion humping Akira in the leg. Not a keeper, but worth watching for the hilarious opening credits alone.