GOTH (2008)

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A high school boy and girl: Itsuki Kamiyama and Yoru Morino are "GOTH," who have an obsessive interest in the dark side of humankind. One day, Yoru picks up a note in a cafe that serves as the meeting ground for geeks. Included on the note are all the details about the bizarre murder cases that have occurred in many places recently. Intrigued by the cases, she asks Itsuki to go to read moreone of a homicide scene, where they go in search of an unfound dead body.

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May 1, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
Taking the "GOTHIC" approach to the life of high schoolers. What appealed to me is the film 'Goth' captured the dark and obsessive side of human beings and this was a different approach instead of attaining a story similar to School 2013 or It started with a Kiss. In no instance, I have read the manga nor had a skim look at it in any way. This review is my vision without read more the manga background.

I liked how two high school students discovers each of them have an obsessive interest in corpse/dead bodies. Soon after, they take on a homicide case where they can reach their full potential in order to see a corpse themselves.

Since viewing this drama, I realize through J-Rock, EmoRock, and PunkRock music and the subculture within Japan not a lot of this subculture is being portrayed within dramas. It's great to see a variety of characters where high school romance and cutesy isn't as heavily portrayed within the drama. From the beginning, it's confusing to tell what's going on, however as the story progresses, you start understanding the characters, the settings, the main story, the distance between the character and the family, and the socialization between the popular and unpopular high schoolers.

I fully enjoyed this type of drama as I'll never see this if I did not take on a psychological/thriller challenge. The drama itself may be disturbing, more artistic, not as bloody, and eye-opening towards high school life than any other drama. It's one that should not be overlooked.

Dark, Suspense, Psychological, Crime, Artistic, and Obsessive are the key words in this drama. If you like any of these themes above, the movie should be on your 'PTW' list.
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Apr 2, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I personally enjoyed watching this movie, I've read the manga series and fell in love with them. I liked the whole concept of how the main characters think differently from the 'norm' and how they are strange with thier obession with death. Maybe that's just me.

This isn't really a horror movie or anything. You're able to see how two high schoolers who never spoken before discover they share the same interest. read more Death.

Story 10- The main characters unravels the mystery of a murder case in thier neighbourhood not to solve the case and catch the murderer, but to see the corpse themselves.

Acting 10- I thought the acting was brillient as I felt I could connect with the obession the characters have.

Music 9- The music genre fits wonderfully as it beats up the tension.

Rewatch 9- Again I enjoyed the movie, may have something to do with loving the manga so much.

Some people may not agree with me and I admit some parts were a little slow but it's definitely worth the watch. There isn't much blood, 'scary' disturbing scenes for a murder/crime movie, however overall I loved the movie.
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just because Hongo Kanata and Takanashi Rin were casted together in both shows.
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Both these Japanese movies are dark psychological thrillers/mysteries and primarily take place in a school setting. Each are of a slow pace and have interesting and beautiful cinematography throughout.
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    LeejLicious Oct 31, 2013 - edited

    Am I the only one who thought this movie was waaaaay to slow, toooooo non-emotional an quite boring?

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      Hasumi17 May 13, 2014

      Yes you are :)

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      emmsssyyyy Sep 22, 2014

      I kinda feel the same while watching. I wondered if it's because I didn't read the manga/novel

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      sogand Aug 4, 2015

      feeling the same
      sloww and boring

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      KMR Sep 5, 2015

      No you're not :)

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    ayzuwa Sep 14, 2013

    this movie is amusing specially for those who red the manga !! ><

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    AmandaDelfiol Jul 10, 2013
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      Bonny Jul 25, 2013 - edited
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      AmandaDelfiol Jul 25, 2013

      OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH! This really helped me :D Thank you soooooooo much for this, you're a really nice person!!! Again thank you, thank you , thank you! Have a nice day :)

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    cristinegoth Jun 5, 2013

    nice very story <3 <3 <3
    specialy morino stuffs LOLs :)
    BUT always remember gothic people can SMiLE ^____^
    WE are just human :)))

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    Martina Dec 27, 2012

    where can i watch this movie with english subs?

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    goldenseal50 Dec 21, 2012

    Loved it! I had no idea what was going to happen in the end.

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    khat_chan Oct 22, 2012

    try to check this out hmm

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    RainbowBebe Sep 8, 2012

    My lovess Hongo Kanata.<3
    I'll definitely watch this! Xx

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    zehrab May 26, 2012

    I'm hesitant to watch this, and waste two hours... Should I read the manga first? It seems the reviewer liked it though they read the manga....

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      MirMir Jan 26, 2013

      I personally liked the manga better. But you should still watch it

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    Sayo May 22, 2012

    Just finished this movie and I LOVE IT! It wasn't an obvious movie, you didn't know what was going to happen next.
    THe actors did a great job and you could feel the atmosphere present.

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    azukiotaku Mar 17, 2012

    I only watch this coz hongo kanata, they were really are freak. Its just like Kanata-kun... he always played the mysterious cold-type boy the most


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    Dec 20, 2008
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    1 hr. 36 min.


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    7.3 (scored by 558 users)
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