More questions. "Dan Oniroku" ? Who or what????

Pete Tombs petetombs
Tue Nov 7 14:16:48 EST 2000

He's a very famous writer of glossy S&M novels from which a large number of
films have been made. Nikkatsu had a whole series of  Dan Oniroku movies in
the 70's and 80's, many of them starring Tani Naomi. MADAM BLACK ROSE is
maybe the best known.  I don't think there's much about him in English, but
I seem to recall that Nick Bornoff's PINK SAMURAI has some background info
and perhaps a short interview.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jasper Sharp" < at>
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Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 2:57 PM
Subject: More questions. "Dan Oniroku" ? Who or what????

> Hi everyone,
> I'm just back from a magical two week sojourn in Tokyo / Kyoto / Kanazawa,
> my first ever trip to Japan and boy, am I ever itching to get back there
> soon as possible. What a magical country!
> Firstly I would like to thnk everyone who replied to my original query for
> information on travelling to Japan about a month ago. All of the replies
> were very useful.
> Secondly, to all Japanese people on this list, I would like to say you are
> the kindest, most helpful people I have ever met in a foreign country and
> made my whole stay a pleasure from start to finish.
> And finally, a more cinematically relevent query relating to a couple of
> films I saw during my stay. These were two films from a director called
> Ryuichi HIROKI and both came out in Tokyo during my first weekend there.
> first, TOKYO GOMI ONNA (TOKYO GARBAGE GIRL) was a beautifully naturalistic
> DV-shot feature which was announced as part of a Love Cinema series
> comprised of 6 films all shot on video all centred around contemporary
> Japanese girls. HIROKI shot two films for this series, and Miike TAKASHI's
> name was mentioned in the Love Cinema blurb. Can anyone tell me anything
> more about this Love Cinema group? Hopefully some of this work will make
> out of Japan at some point, but for now English language information is
> rather sparse, which is a shame because TOKYO GARBAGE GIRL was a real gem.
> HIROKI's second film of the year was as different a kettle of fish as
> imagine - FUTEI NO KISETSU, which came out with the tagline I AM AN SM
> WRITER and starred Ren Osugi. Apparently this was based on an original
> by someone called Dan Oniroku, and a brief scour around the web brought up
> few kanji-written web pages which gave me little indication as to who or
> what Dan Oniroku is. Does anyone know? Apparently he was quite a prominent
> writer during the 70s, but more than this I cannot tell you.
> Any information would be gratefully appreciated,
> Regards,
> Jasper Sharp

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