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Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack on DVD in August

7 August 2012

An adaptation of the popular manga by Junji Ito, Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack centers around the "death stench", a revolting smell first encountered in connection with creatures appearing to be bizarre and aggressive mutant fish with scuttling, sharp metal legs. Yes, you read that right.

When Okinawa is taken over by these dangerous, disgusting and disturbing walking fish that are leaving the ocean heading to the cities, Kaori loses contact with her boyfriend and heads to Tokyo to locate him, only to find that the metropolis has been taken over by bigger and bigger killer fish. As she battles her way through the ruined city things get weirder and more dangerous, leading to a finale that must be seen to be believed!

Morbid manga master Junji Ito's putrid and surreal story of mutant zombie fish that sprout legs and attack Japan is possibly the maddest anime to come out of Japan since Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend. And this sounds to the uninitiated like cheapjack tosh, it's directed by Takayuki Hirao, who learned his craft as an anime director under the guidance of Paprika director, Satashi Kon. While in his early twenties, Hirao was entrusted to direct the first episode of Kon's first and only series, the critically acclaimed and frankly marvellous Paranoia Agent. Hirao has carved out a name for himself in the past decade as one of the young anime directors to watch out for, becoming known for his over the top action scenes and intense camerawork most notably in massively successful Death Note animated series.

Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack will be released on UK DVD on 20th August 2012 by Terror Cotta at the RRP of £9.99.

The only listed extra feature is an interview with Manga master Junji Ito.