GOTH trailer

a few years ago, i was an avid reader of horror/gore/dark manga, that's when my obsession with morbid stories started to really kick in. From MPD Psycho to Sky High, I read away manga books and series like Jisatsu Circle and Blue Heaven as if there was no tomorrow. On those days it was impossible to get my hands on any officially translated book (besides Akira), in fact many of the titles i read in those days still aren't officially translated to english to this very day. I have to thank the effort of many translation and scanlation groups for feeding my increasingly bigger manga monster.
Anyway, it was in that time that I came across a manga called GOTH, an adaptation by Oiwa Kendi of Otsuichi's novel of the same name.
Two teens drawn to each other by their obsession with death. That about sums it. Still, what i really like about this manga is how everything is "beautiful"... Mr. Oiwa doesn't try to make you hate the main characters or shock you showing gory scenes, he's simply depicting the complexity of a romantically dark and obsessive love story. Don't be fooled though the manga has many pages full of gore but as I said it was created to be beautiful, with clean beautiful art showing great powerful scenes. A must read for fans of the genre.

And now you must be asking why oh why did i remember this manga now all of a sudden!? Well, i just came across very interesting news, more like a very interesting trailer, more precisely a GOTH live action movie teaser trailer!

The movie was directed by Takahashi Ken, and yes, if you saw the second NANA live action movie, the male main character is the guy who played Shin, the name is Hongou Kanata. YAY! He's such a cute kid, perfect for the part.
Oh well now all I can do is wait for the fansubed release. GAMBATTE NE FANSUB GROUPS!

(by the way Takahashi Tsutomu - Sky High and Blue Heaven mangaka - is one hell of a story teller and draws like a god... well maybe more like a devil if we have in mind the dark themes of his work. I have to try to know what has he been doing lately... did he finished the sky high sequel? mmm.... have to find out...*opens a browser window and starts searching* - oh the wonders of the internet!)
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