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"I" is a university student who moved to Tokyo and is living alone for the first time. I has no friends. I has no girlfriend. The lectures at the university were horribly boring, and I was always looking at Tokyo Tower on the way back from his laborious job. While being attracted to the ruthless, dignified and intelligent "Senior," whom he meets in the "Hide and Seek Circle", I meets a man called "Black Suit," who is an extremely charismatic and mysterious person. Little did "I" know that these two people would bring excitement to his mundane, humdrum existence. (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Mayonaka Otome Senso" (真夜中乙女戦争) by F. Edit Translation

  • English
  • Українська
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 21, 2022
  • Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 150 users)
  • Ranked: #57227
  • Popularity: #11150
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Yoyo Jae
1 people found this review helpful
Oct 23, 2022
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0

Brilliantly executed mind-bending, thought-provoking movie

An intense mind-bending, thought-provoking movie ... it will not be everyone's cup of tea due to the themes it revolves around ... but I loved it and thought it was brilliantly executed. The cinematography was mind bending, the score, the script ... the awesome out of the box, blow your mind ending ... all brilliantly executed. If you are feeling depressed, I would not recommend you watch this movie as you may find yourself doing an even deeper dive into questioning your own existence ... just saying.

The cinematography, the score and the sounds throughout the movie beautifully complemented the actors and conveyed a psychological context that is beyond words. The use of colours; lights and shadows; cinematic focus points where the out-of-focus points were as important as the in-focus points; the sets ... all were just amazing and mind bending. There was just so much in this little movie ... it was kind of ethereal and yet had a touch of "Fight Club" about it ... the concepts of 'separation' and 'alienation' were palpable. There were elements of humour (in the beginning) in amongst all the philosophical confusion, angst and pathos.

There are some very deep philosophical concepts embedded in this movie ... time and waste of time ... life and death ... 'alive' but 'dead' ... 'dead' but 'alive' ... futility ... the purpose for 'being' ... alienation from self and from others ... social vandalism ... the 'system' vs chaos ... mind vs mindlessness ... there was even a 'cult' feel in the aggregation of social 'misfits'/'rebels' ... Marvel Comics' supervillian Thanos ... Nietzsche and his concepts of master and slave morality, nihilism, death of god, affirmation of life, perspectivism et al ... "Everyone is betting their lives on something." So much to think about and see in action in this movie.
"All humans who do not think and act with their own heads are our targets of attack. Getting on the system of the rotten world and doing well, it's the same as reproducing the system."

The 'war' against some 'thing' ... or betting your life on someone/thing is always interesting to me ... embedded within those concepts is you/what you want against the 'other'/what they want and yet one has no meaning without the other, cannot exist without the other ... both 'sides' are eternally bound together ... 'up' has no meaning without 'down', 'shadow' has no meaning without 'light' ... 'system' has no meaning without 'chaos' ... indeed is not chaos a system in itself ? ... and in the end we all die anyway ? ... human consciousness is such a mind bender lol.

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  • Movie: Midnight Maiden War
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jan 21, 2022
  • Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 150 users)
  • Ranked: #57227
  • Popularity: #11150
  • Watchers: 541

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