Welcome back, everyone! In further proof of our obsession with Japanese love demons, I am joined by Hello! This is the Doomed Show’s Richard Glenn Schmidt for a stroll down Tomie lane. This time, we examine films six and seven (!) of the long-running series of films, this time helmed by original Tomie director Ataru Oikawa. With Tomie: Beginning, Oikawa creates his own prequel. Why do we keep flashing forward? How great is Gondo? And, of course, Homeless Pele makes an appearance. Then, we tackle Tomie: Revenge, perhaps the absolute bottom of the barrel in Junji Ito’s mythos. Did anyone not know Yukiko was a Tomie? Why keep referencing things that would make this movie a million times better and not show it? And why is there no Gondo?! We also force dozens of Tomie-related puns, surprise Richard by NOT being Duncan and pitch Hollywood on the Canadian Tomie film the world needs.
See you next time for a regular episode, featuring an old pal from the Devour days of podcasting!
Opening song: Live to Die Another Day by Miyavi
Closing song: Super Love by Sunny Day Service