Hime-anole (ヒメアノ~ル)
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Hime-anole (ヒメアノ~ル)
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© 2016 “Himeanole” Film Partners

Unrequited love, gone psychotic


Hapless Susumu Okada (Gaku Hamada) works as a cleaning employee and is frustrated at his seemingly aimless life. When his colleague Mr. Ando (Tsuyoshi Muro) enlists his help to play Cupid to him and attractive café waitress Yuka (Aimi Satsukawa), he unexpectedly encounters his former high school friend, Shoichi Morita (Go Morita). Yuka, however, suspects that Shoichi may be stalking her. Starring V6 member Go Morita as the chillingly cold-hearted Shoichi, this adaptation of Minoru Furuya’s original manga explores the tension between the strong and the weak, and the very thin line between good and evil.

Indie director Keisuke Yoshida eclipses boundaries of Japanese cinema with twisted violence and deprivation, and offers a uniquely insidious thriller. Hime-Anole exposes the darkest undercurrent of humanity in all its insidiousness.

Click here to view trailers on the official Hime-Anole website

Year: 2016
Length 99 mins
Classification rating: Strictly 18+
Audience warning: This film contains strong violence.

In Japanese with English subtitles.


  • Director
    Keisuke Yoshida/
  • Producers
    Keizou Yuri/ Osamu Fujioka/ Julie K. Fujishima/
  • Screenplay
    Keisuke Yoshida/
  • Original Story
    Minoru Furuya/
  • Cast
    Go Morita/ Gaku Hamada/ Aimi Satsukawa/ Tsuyoshi Muro/ Ryusuke Komakine/ Maho Yamada/ Makoto Otake/