According to Japanese media site Cinema Today, filming began in January of 2016 for a sequel to Shinjuku Swan, a 2015 film directed by Sion Sono and starring Gou Ayano. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 19th Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal has announced the winners of its award tracks, and the live-action film Tag by Sion Sono and the animated film Miss Hokusai by Keiichi Hara both took home top prizes. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official teaser trailer for Sion Sono's upcoming science fiction / comedy, All Esper Dayo!, is now available. Hit the jump to see telekinesis put to inappropriate use.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cinema, Sion Sono is being weird again. Hit the jump to learn more about his upcoming film, Tag.
The extended trailer for Sion Sono's upcoming bizarre romantic-comedy, Love & Peace, has been released. Hit the jump to check out more footage from a film about unrequited office romance, punk rock dreams, and magical turtles.
Sion Sono is known for his bizarre and often disturbing films, but how will he fare when he tries his hand at romantic-comedy? The upcoming film Love & Peace appears patently strange. Hit the jump to learn more.
Psychic powers and teenage hormones running wild, what else does Sion Sono have to offer us with a live-action feature film of All Esper Dayo! ? Find out after the jump.
Sion Sono, the director of warped, disturbing and often acclaimed films like Cold Fish, Suicide Circle, Love Exposure and manga adaptaitons like Himizu, Tokyo Tribe, Minna! Esper Dayo! (Everyone is an ESPer) and spring's Shinjuku Swan is crowding more into his busy 2015 newly previewed Love And Peace. Along with the trailer is a visual by Akihiro Yamada, character designer on mech anime RahXephon and original character design on The Twelve Kingodms.
Indie films distributor XYZ Films has announced agreement with Nikkatsu that includes the North American distribution rights to Japanese auteurs Sion Sono's Tokyo Tribe (2014) and Takashi Miike's Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld (2015). Tokyo Tribe will have its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. More after the jump.
Sion Sono, the director of warped, disturbing and often acclaimed films like Cold Fish, Suicide Circle, Love Exposure and an adaptation of manga Himizu that turned into a an examination of 2011 earthquake, is going lighter with a live action TV series based on Detroit Metal City author Kiminori Wakasugi's comedy manga All Esper Dayo! (Everyone is an ESPer). He discusses the project in a new interview. Get a look after the jump.
Sion Sono, the director of warped, disturbing and often acclaimed films like Cold Fish, Suicide Circle, Love Exposure and the adaptation of manga Himizu, has been announced as the director of the recently revealed live action TV series based on Detroit Metal City author Kiminori Wakasugi's comedy manga Minna! Esper Dayo! (Everyone is an ESPer). More after the jump.
Himizu pairs the dark sensibilities of Sion Sono (Suicide Circle, Love Exposure, Cold Fish) with a demented, not-so-funny story from Ping Pong Club creator Minoru Furuya. The results should be unsettling to say the least. Toronto International Film Festival has posted some preview snap shots, along with the twist that indication Sono is introducing to the material. Check it out after the jump.
The always trangresive filmmaker Sion Sono has been a household name among cult movie fans, and recently, he's been gaining the notice of international cinema circles. For example, his new Guilty of Romance made its premiere at Cannes. With a European DVD/Blu-ray release planned for October 31, check out the new trailer after the jump.