J-Rock Sunday/Favorite New Bootlegs: Fish Story

posted by The Joe

A different kind of J-Rock Sunday today . . . Fish Story is actually a new Japanese film, and was named by the Japan Times as the best film of 2009. It’s a story that spans decades, beginning at 2012 when a comet’s about to destroy Earth and then spiraling back through the decades to show how rock & roll saves the day. This is the second film in the last year that’s had this plot device (see also: Takashi Miike’s God’s Puzzle), and I love how Japanese cinema consistently treats music as a unique and life-changing experience (see also: Linda Linda Linda and Eli Eli Lema Sabachthani?).

Fish Story is wonderfully offbeat and unpredictable, and I hope it gets picked up for American distribution. It probably won’t though, but the good news is that the torrent and subtitles are up for grabs online. Highly recommend, folks. Below is the 80s-style punk song that saves us all, and it’s awesome. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

Fish Story

Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at 1:07 am