H-JAPAN (E): representations of blacknesS, Japanese & Korean Cinema

Mark%20Mays tetsuwan at comcast.net
Fri Aug 28 15:48:22 EDT 2009

Not ganguro, according to them has nothing to do with Black people 

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I should also add the particularly sickening parody of ganguro subculture in the new splatter film currently doing the cult film circuit rounds, Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl. 

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Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:18:05 -0400 
From: herlands at umich.edu 
To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu 
Subject: Re: H-JAPAN (E): representations of blacknesS, Japanese & Korean Cinema 

I'd also recommend the film adaptation of Murakami Ryû’s Almost Transparent Blue (1979, Kitty films, available only on VHS and in Japan as far as I know). Murakami also directed, and this seems to have been Mitamura Kunio’s screen debut. 

The film includes black and white soldiers from Yokota Air Base, starkly differentiated, as well as young men and women supposed to be of Japanese, Korean, and “mixed-blood” descent, all cavorting about in the sex-n-drugs-filled backwater of Fussa, Tokyo-to. 

I haven't found much information on the African American characters in the film, though would be interested to learn more about Alexander ?Easely, who sings the original song “Queen of Eastern Blues” at the start of an orgy. 


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