Midnight Madness


2011, Japan - by Yudai Yamaguchi


Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered, deadly fireball pitch, Jubeh swore off baseball and became a criminal and now, at 17, has been sent to the Pterodactyl Juvenile Reformatory for hardened criminals. Headmistress Ishihara, the granddaughter of a World War II Nazi collaborator, runs the institution with an iron fist and the enthusiastic help of her sadistic assistant, Ilsa. After arriving at the hellhole, Jubeh soon learns from governor Mifune that his long-lost, younger brother Musashi had also done time there after a murder spree, but had since died mysteriously. Despite having sworn never to play baseball again, Jubeh is presented with an ultimatum by governor Mifune: join the reformatory team, The Gauntlets, in the national tournament for juvenile inmates, or witness the death of his innocent cellmate Four Eyes. Their first opponents: the sexy but deadly “psycho butcher girls” of the St. Black Dahlia High School, a team of literal man-killers.

Zombie Ass

2012, Japan - by Noboru Iguchi


Trying to escape the memory of her sister’s suicide, high school student Megumi accepts a camping invitation from her friend Aya. Together with Aya’s bad-boy boyfriend Tak, model wannabe Maki, and the nerdy Naoi, they go into the wilderness in search of tapeworms to aid Maki in her quest for the perfect diet. Discovering an odd worm like creature in the belly of a trout, Maki impulsively devours it. In no time her belly acts up and she seeks to relieve herself in the outhouse of a seemingly deserted village. Without warning, a hand reaches from the gooey water of the toilet!