Yubari 2014: Watch NSFW Award-Winning Short KETSUJIRU JUKE Now!

James Marsh, Asian Editor
Almost everything that screens at Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival is weird and wonderful to some degree or other, but even within this permissive anything goes environment there are some films that still manage to boggle the mind and exceed all expectation.

Take Kabuki Sawako's 3-minute animated short, Ketsujiru Juke (Anal Juke - Anal Juice), for example. Awarded for its "Artistic Contribution", the film is a kaleidoscope of bizarre, sexually explicit imagery that echoes the work of Bill Plympton, while there are also references made to the 11 March 2011 earthquake, which has had a profound and lasting effect on the country.

Kabuki, a 23-year-old Graphic Design major who previously worked for a porn film company, was inspired by dreams fuelled by her recent break up, and she describes her film thus:

After breaking up with my boyfriend, I was heartbroken but I had to think about the theme for my next animation film. Just then I had a dream about him. This animation film is based on that dream.

In Japan, on 11th March 2011, we had great earthquakes and aftershocks followed over and over. And not only earthquakes but also how to face the nuclear power is one of the hottest issues in our country. I think that dream is a mixture of this charged atmosphere in Japan and my heartbreaking depression. So I "re-mixed" what I had in my head. 

By the way, he used to like enema. So in this song, the word "ass" and its related words are all linked to the memories of him so I decided to use this song. In that dream the face of my ex-boyfriend was not clear, so in this animation, his face is drawn just like an ass.

If you have 3 minutes to spare, and your boss is nowhere in the vicinity, you can check out the film, in its entirety with English subtitles below. Once seen, Ketsujiru Juke cannot be easily unseen. Enjoy!
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  • KashSeff

    Fucken genius.

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