Anarchy in Japansuke

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Anarchy in Japansuke
Anarchy in Japansuke.jpg
DVD cover for Anarchy in Japansuke (1999)
Directed by Takahisa Zeze[1][2]
Produced by Nakato Kinukawa
Akira Fukuhara
Written by Takahisa Zeze
Starring Kazuhiro Sano
Yumeka Sasaki
Music by Gorō Yasukawa
Cinematography Kōichi Saitō
Edited by Shōji Sakai
Distributed by Shintōhō Eiga
Release date
April 23, 1999
Running time
68 min.
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Anarchy in Japansuke (アナーキー・イン・じゃぱんすけ Anaakii in jyapansuke?) original title Anarchy in Japansuke: The Woman Who Comes When Watched (アナーキー・イン・じゃぱんすけ 見られてイク女 Anaakii in jyapansuke: mirarete iku onna?) is a 1999 Japanese pink film directed by Takahisa Zeze. It won the Silver Prize at the Pink Grand Prix ceremony.[3]

Along with Office Lady Love Juice, the film became something of a symbol of the rift between the older pinku shitenno ("Four Heavenly Kings" or "Four Devils") group of pink film directors and the younger shichifukujin ("Seven Lucky Gods"). Yūji Tajiri's Office Lady Love Juice beat Anarchy in Japansuke for the top spot at the Pink Grand Prix. The older Zeze had been a vocal critic of the younger directors' films which avoided the experimentation and politically charged messages which characterize the work of the shitenno. Calling the shichifukujin's films "weak" and "light", Zeze engaged in a spat with Tajiri on the stage of the awards ceremony. Jasper Sharp writes that the scuffle was mainly a staged controversy for the benefit of the audience, as no real personal animosity exists between the two groups of directors. The younger group all gained their first film-making experiences by working on films of the older directors.[4]


The lives of a group of punk-like characters, and their growing maturity, or lack thereof, is explored in a storyline shifting between 1981 and 1989.[5] In contrast to Zeze's usual somber style, and like the later Tokyo X Erotica, Anarchy in Japansuke is one of the director's lighter films.[6]



The film was released theatrically under its full title, Anarchy in Japansuke: The Woman Who Comes When Watched, on April 23, 1999.[2] On October 30, 1999, it was released on DVD in Japan under the shorter title, Anarchy in Japansuke.[7]





  1. ^ a b Sharp, Jasper (2008). Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. Guildford: FAB Press. p. 368. ISBN 978-1-903254-54-7. 
  2. ^ a b アナーキー・インじゃぱんすけ 見られてイク女 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  3. ^ "Best Ten of 1999 (1999年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ Sharp. Behind the Pink Curtain, pp. 314-315.
  5. ^ Sharp. Behind the Pink Curtain, p. 288.
  6. ^ Sharp, Jasper. "Pink films and more: Raigyo - The Woman in Black Underwear". Retrieved 2009-07-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ アナーキー・イン・じゃぱんすけ 見られてイク女(1999) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
Preceded by
Shinjuku Diary: Scaredy Cat
Pink Grand Prix Silver Prize
Succeeded by
Pink Salon Hospital 3: No-Pants Exam Room