In the year 1716 a mysterious epidemic stickens men in the country of Japan, dropping the population of men to 1/4th of its prior state. With the drastic reduction of men, the gender roles have become reversed in Japan. Woman become the dominant members of society and males are sought out for the ability to produce children.
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I find it amusing while watching this movie. It is no difference, no matter what gender you are, when competition is tight, everything is possible. The story is unique and I am quite fascinated seeing the fashionable Edo's trend in wearing their kimonos, specially the men with their Furisode and Sokutai, they are like Barbie doll types. It feels like while watching this, you have gone back from the old days, seeing them sitting in tatami mats floored room in Nihon Jutaku (Japanese styled houses). It is refreshing to see the old custom, culture of Japan, especially for western people watching the movie. Though it will only take less than 6 hours (by plane) going in Japan since it is a neighbor country (north part of Philippines), still this is not an everyday (and modern) setting, thus, it is fascinating to watch.
Though I am not anymore shock knowing the "man to man" relationship of Japan men, not because of the modern times, but it's been part of Japan culture if you read some of their history. I really love the cinematography, the story, the characters and the actors. They did a great job.