Sono Sion Declares War On Schoolgirls With TAG

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Sono Sion Declares War On Schoolgirls With TAG
You'd think at some point that director Sono Sion would run out of crazy. But nope. Here comes a trailer for another of the whopping six titles the Japanese maverick has slated for release this year and it continues to lay on the madness.

A fresh adaptation of Yamada Yusuke's novel Riaru Onigokko - which previously gave rise to the Chasing World series of films - Sono's Tag envisions a world where female schoolgirls are targeted by a sudden wave of homicidal ghosts. Ghosts with guns, evidently, among other ways of killing their young targets.

Yep, this is pure hunt 'em down and kill 'em sort of stuff but Sono appears to be pulling it off with his normal aplomb in the first trailer. Check it out below.
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RolandDeschain1 .April 24, 2015 5:39 PM

You'd think the Japanese would be getting a bit sick of the schoolgirl thing by now and move onto obsessing about something else.

You almost have to admire their dedication to their perversions. Especially since they result in such fun movies.

Martin WagnerApril 24, 2015 6:13 PM

I am fascinated by the notion of "female schoolgirls."

MikeApril 24, 2015 7:23 PM

Boy, that's not a premise that's going to help with the misogyny thing.

DJ_BobbyPeruApril 24, 2015 9:23 PM

Six films. One year. Hey Twitch, if you get an interview with Sono, could you ask him for tips on how to stay energized, physically AND creatively(which can be two different things, I think)? Diet, sleep patterns, mindset, or anything specific that he does differently. I'm quite curious to know.

Pasta_BearApril 25, 2015 12:22 AM

This feels like Takashi Miike all over again, and not in a good way. I hope Sono proves me wrong, but I'll be surprised if more than one of these turns out to be genuinely great.

MikeApril 25, 2015 2:15 AM

Yeah. The guy's obviously talented, and I've liked some of his movies, but six in a year is too many to even feel hopeful about.

Guro TakuApril 25, 2015 6:54 AM

I liked Miike's output a lot more when he was making 6+ films a year as opposed to the 1 or 2 big budget blockbusters a year he puts out these days.

Pasta_BearApril 25, 2015 7:30 AM

I liked that handful of Miike films that turned out well during his prolific time, but I felt that the rest of them had a great premise (or a couple of terrific moments) surrounded by lackluster storytelling. Now that I've cooled on the novelty of his crazy, experimental stuff, I'd rather see things with more cohesive narrative qualities like 13 Assassins (though to be fair, he hasn't managed to reproduce that level of success since then as far as I know).

Todd BrownApril 25, 2015 10:14 AM

Nope, not even a little bit.

James RobinsonApril 25, 2015 11:41 AM

reported

ZwansterApril 25, 2015 11:53 AM

After watching a couple of episodes of his show Minna EPSer Dayo I think its pretty clear that Sono is a bit of a perv (thats putting it somewhat lightly), he definetly has a fetish, and the things people do to his real-life wife in that show are pretty astounding and embarrassing (she exists in the show literally to have her boobs groped constantly, in every scene she is in, quite odd)

Martin WagnerApril 25, 2015 1:27 PM

Huh?

James RobinsonApril 25, 2015 10:12 PM

It's a joke.

j dApril 26, 2015 12:57 AM

Love Sono, the more the better.

TedBigBundyApril 26, 2015 4:06 AM

I swear he'll end up making a film in every genre if he hasn't already by the pace he's been going..

BoApril 26, 2015 7:30 AM

Six films?
I've heard/read about four -- All Esper Dayo!, Love & Peace, Tag and Shinjuku Swan.
What are other two?

Art VandelayApril 26, 2015 7:49 AM

"Hisohiso Boshi", a Fukushima-nuclear-disaster-themed film. Probably similar to The Land of Hope, but that's just my assumption.

GuestApril 26, 2015 10:36 AM

Thanks!
Waiting for the news about the 6th ;)

BoApril 26, 2015 10:37 AM

Thanks!
Waiting for some news about the 6th ;)

Martin WagnerApril 26, 2015 2:52 PM

Ah. JOKECEPTION.

gnosisApril 27, 2015 12:51 AM

A clever reversal of the tired "male schoolgirls gunned down by ghosts" trope.

xanxibarDecember 9, 2016 1:36 AM

"female schoolgirls" seems a bit redundant, no?