The Book of the Dead

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  70 min.
Release Date: October 9, 2008 (limited)

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The Book of the Dead is a stop motion puppet animation film based on the story of anthropologist Origuchi Shinobu. It was a time period when Buddhism was being introduced to Japan and many of the nobles held an interest in this new way of thought. Creator Kawamoto Kihachiro felt very passionate about making the film. As he believes that the modern world is in a state of chaos and stated in an interview with Midnight Eye that he "...wanted to express my wishes about relieving those dead people's souls from this world chaos using the original Japanese Buddhist teachings of relieving suffering."

Director: Kawamoto Kihachiro
Studio: Sakura Eiga-sha

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