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Underwater Love: A Pink Musical (A.K.A. Onna No Kappa) - Film Review

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by Nessa123 (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in Perth, Western Australia.
Published January 30th 2016
It's fun to dance like a Kappa

Underwater Love: A Pink Musical (A.K.A. Onna No Kappa) is a bizarre, quirky, borderline pornographic musical, with catchy tunes, a hilarious script and completely revolves around the ancient legend of the Kappa's.

Not to be confused with the "Twitch Meme", Kappa's are said to be mythical Japanese river imps, who were reincarnated from the souls of humans who had drowned and they sort of look like strange humanoid turtles, who survive on a diet of fish, however, they absolutely love the taste of cucumbers!

Set to be an instant cult classic, this film follows the story of Asuka, a 35 year old woman, who is seen as an "old woman" and past her prime and living a mundane life, working in a fish factory, while planning for her wedding to her boss Hedzhaymom Taki.

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Her whole life is changed in an instant, when she spots a kappa in the river and soon learns that it is her long lost friend and class mate, who drowned, when they were kids, come back from the dead and he soon confesses his love for her, causing her to question her current path in life.

This spins her world out of control, with hilarious and sometimes cringe worthy moments and to make matters worse, she soon learns that her life is near an untimely end and in order to avoid an early death, she must go on a journey to discover the hideous looking "Anal pearl" and the magic within it, yes you read that correctly!

The practical prosthetics worn by the actors playing Kappas are wonderfully detailed and from out of this world, this coupled with the brilliant cinematography and breathtaking locations, will have you completely immersed in the Japanese world of kappa mythology.

Underwater Love: A Pink Musical is obviously not going to be for everyone, but if you have an open mind, are into the genre of cult Japanese films, or if you're just looking for something totally different, then I'd highly recommend this one of a kind piece of off the cuff cinema.

Underwater Love: A Pink Musical is rated R 18 for high impact sex scenes and is available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray through Monster Pictures.


For more super out there films, check out:
Cat Sick Blues
The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Sex Madness
Who Slept With Her?
Big Bad Wolf (2006)
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Why? For lovers of bizarre Japanese mythology
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Where: Out on DVD
Cost: Prices vary
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Even the trailer is making me giggle. This looks seriously weird.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7970) 1651 days ago
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