10 of the weirdest NSFW Japanese movies in existence

If you like Battle Royale, you’ll love these oddities

Japan - the originator of sushi, suspiciously affordable and accessible clothing, and purveyor of 73% of the internet’s weirdness.

Wherefore did these odd sensibilities come forth? How many people have put down their smartphones saying “that’s enough internet for today” after their jaded minds have been toasted by an unsuspectingly insane Japanese video? These are the questions that will continue to haunt you after you’re done with this list.

Disclaimer: There’s a whole lot of fake blood in the trailers. If you’re squeamish, you might need to avert your eyes.

Parasyte (2015)

John Carpenter’s The Thing had nothing on this awesome manga with man-eating parasitic aliens that drilled into your brains and turned your head into a gaping toothy flesh flower.

The movie centers around a failed parasitic takeover of a teenager, who gains an alien right hand in the process. Since the aliens are more or less drawn to each other, he is forced to fight these otherworldly man-eaters, as his hand transforms into all sorts of different meaty weapons, including a meat blade and longbow.

Really, what more could you ask for from Japanese weirdness?

The Machine Girl (2008)

This movie is like someone vomited Japan all over a sci-fi exploitation B-movie (niche, but an actual thing). Japanese schoolgirls, Yakuza, Ninja and even Tempura (Japanese deep fried cuisine) all play an integral part of this incredibly over-the-top revenge flick, that really redefines the term “ultra-violent”. Limbs being chopped off - check. Villains being cleft in twain with a chainsaw- check.

All you need to know is that the lead character, Ami, gets her arm chopped off - thereby getting a machinegun as a replacement, and madness inevitably ensues. Don’t worry, we haven’t spoilt anything - it only gets more bizarre from there.

Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

Tokyo has been invaded by a monstrous epidemic as far as we can tell, so enter the Tokyo Gore Police who kill everything in excessively cruel and violent fashion. The movie stars Eihi Shiina of Audition fame, who seems to have made a knack of starring in movies involving blood, dismemberment and general lack of restraint.

We wished they would publish the numbers on the amount of fake blood these movies go through… two tonnes? 10? We will never know. It’s interesting to note that the original Japanese title of the movie actually translates into Tokyo Cruel Police, but its English title is what the movie effortlessly lives up to. The movie also has some of the most disturbing creature creations that we’ve seen in a while. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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