Kōichirō Uno's Wet and Swinging

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Kōichirō Uno's Wet and Swinging
Kōichirō Uno's Wet and Swinging.jpg
Theatrical poster for Kōichirō Uno's Wet and Swinging (1984)
Directed by Shūsuke Kaneko[1]
Produced by Shigeru Kurihara
Written by Tomomi Kimura (screenplay)
Kōichirō Uno (novel)
Starring Natsuko Yamamoto
Arisa Hayashi
Cinematography Kazumi Sugimoto
Edited by Isao Tomita
Distributed by Nikkatsu
Release date
February 17, 1984
Running time
55 min.
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Kōichirō Uno's Wet and Swinging (宇能鴻一郎の濡れて打つ, Uno Kōichirō no nurete utsu) aka Koichiro Uno's Wet Strike is a 1984 Japanese film in Nikkatsu's Roman porno series, directed by Shūsuke Kaneko and starring Natsuko Yamamoto and Arisa Hayashi. It was the 21st film in Nikkatsu's series of films based on the works of author Kōichirō Uno.

Synopsis[edit]

The film is a parody of Aim for the Ace! (エースを狙え, Ace wo nerae!), a tennis manga. Similar characters to that in the manga include "Madam Butterfly", a rich snob of a professional tennis player, and Hiromi, her suffering opponent.[2]

Cast[edit]

  • Natsuko Yamamoto as Hiromi Hosokawa[3]
  • Arisa Hayashi as Madame Butterfly
  • Yūgo Sawada
  • Satoru Harada
  • Rika Ishii

Critical appraisal[edit]

Shūsuke Kaneko won the Yokohama Film Festival award for best new director for this film.[2][4]

Legacy[edit]

Kōichirō Uno's Wet and Swinging was Shūsuke Kaneko's directorial debut. He turned his early success in the Roman porno / pink film genre into a mainstream directorial career. Today he is best known for his films in the kaijū film genre, such as Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) and Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001).[5]

Availability[edit]

Kōichirō Uno's Wet and Swinging was released on DVD in Japan on October 21, 2005, as part of Geneon's first wave of Nikkatsu Roman porno series.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

English[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Infobox data from "宇能鴻一郎の濡れて打つ". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  2. ^ a b Weisser, p. 448.
  3. ^ 宇能鴻一郎の濡れて打つ (in Japanese). www.shusuke-kaneko.com. Retrieved 2009-08-26.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Awards for Uno Kōichirō no nurete utsu (1984)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  5. ^ Sharp, p. 236.
  6. ^ ジェネオン エンタテインメントよりDVDリリース (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Retrieved 2010-10-15.