Directed by Noboru Iguchi
Official Selection, 2012 Fantasia International Film Festival
Sushi is a staple of the Japanese diet. In the United States, it evolved from an exotic food into an item you can easily get at the supermarket, and it is normal to find a sushi bar just about anywhere in the world. In other words, sushi has been exploited the world over.
That time has come to an end! DEAD SUSHI captures the struggle of sushi to find its identity. These dead fish are in need of support, but instead they get chopped up, dipped in soy sauce and wasabi, and then devoured by grubby humans. So now Keiko, a disregarded sushi apprentice (Rina Takeda) has been thrown into a battle that she did not see coming. Keiko must now use the skills that she learned from a sushi master to fight the undead sushi that are hell-bent on eating us!
From Noboru Iguchi, the unstoppable talent who brought us Machine Girl, RoboGeisha (SDAFF ’10), and Mutant Girls Squad, comes a not-so-complex story of revenge at its most insane, depraved…and EXTREME. Viewer discretion is strongly advised as this film contains sushi violence, sushi bloodletting, sushi acid spraying, explicit sushi sex, and… Extreme Sushi! –Phillip Lorenzo
Cast: Rina Takeda, Shigeru Matsuzaki, Kentaro Shimazu