Violence VoyagerJapan, 2018 : Alberta Premiere
An American boy named Bobby and his friend Akkun set out for the mountains to build a secret hideout. On their way, they stumble upon a mysterious amusement park called Violence Voyager. It doesn’t take long for things to get weird as the boys discover a group of scared children who can’t seem to escape and soon find themselves under attack by robot-like humanoids. For his three years in the making follow-up to THE BURNING BUDDHA MAN (2013) director Ujicha again employs a blend of animation and manga called “geki-mation,” creating grotesque body horror nightmare imagery from painstakingly detailed, hand-painted paper cutouts. Chock-full of B-horror, sci-fi and kaiju film references, this blood-soaked late-night flick is not for the kiddies.
Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival 2018
Nippon Connection 2018, Japan Cuts 2018
Fantastic Fest 2018
Fantasia Film Festival 2018
Ujicha is a Japanese animator who uses the technique of “Gekimation”. His debut feature film was THE BURNING BUDDHA MAN in 2013.
press for Violence Voyager
"Rife with nods to B-horror and kaiju fare, VIOLENCE VOYAGER is a brutally inventive nightmare born of a singular, disturbing vision."- Village Voice
"VIOLENCE VOYAGER is an unforgettable experience both in terms of the insanity happening on screen, and the fascinating technical construction of the film."- ScreenAnarchy
"It's highly unlikely that you've seen anything quite like this."- Eye For Film
Winner, Special Jury Prize, 2018 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2018