It’s been a while since I’ve gotten excited about a Japanese movie that didn’t involve things like bodily fluids, ass-obsessed zombies, and creatures emerging from otherwise ordinary vaginas. Director Tomoyuki Takimoto’s “Brain Man,” while demented in its own way, looks pretty darn swift judging from the trailers embedded below.
The film is based on the novel “No Otoko” by author Urio Shudo, who won the 46th Edogawa Rampo Award for the effort. Since I’m lazy and pressed for time, chances are I’ll skip the novel and simply watch the movie. Writers are encouraged to shake their fists and curse my name.
Before doing so, read this synopsis:
In a small town in Japan, a series of seemingly random explosion cases occur. Ichiro Suzuki knowns as “Brain Man” is fingered as an accomplice. Midorikawa works on the explosion case. The mysterious man known as “Brain Man” has outstanding memory, high intelligence and a perfect body, but doesn’t seem to have human emotions. Neurosurgeon Mariko Washiya (Yasuko Matsuyuki), who has her own personal trauma, believes that human nature is fundamentally good and tries to save criminals. She then becomes interested in Brain Man and works to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, Detective Chaya (Yosuke Eguchi) tracks down Brain Man.
Tomoyuki Takimoto’s “Brain Man” explodes into Japanese theaters on February 9. You can take a look at two teasers and a theatrical trailer below. Oh, there’s a poster down there as well. Take a peek at it while you’re down there.
Via : Asian Wiki