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NIGHT HEAD: GENESIS
70% OF THE CAPACITY OF THE HUMAN BRAIN IS NOT USED
THE MYSTERIOUS POWER OF HUMAN BEINGS IS CONSIDERED
TO BE HIDDEN IN THIS UNUSED AREA OF THE BRAIN
SOMETIMES THEY CALL IT "NIGHT HEAD"
Japanese Official Website : http://www.nighthead-genesis.jp/
Naoto and Naoya are brothers who were abandoned in childhood by their parents because of their strong supernatural powers. They were confined in a corner of the mysterious Mikuriya Institute, which is in a forest and is guarded by a spiritual barrier against negative energy from the outside world. After 15 years, they escape that place to lead normal lives, but find that they must fight the new "revolution"...
Born 1959 in Nagano. Started his career as an independent filmmaker, and since his 8mm film, The Rest, was selected for the PIA Film Festival in 1980, he has steadfastly established his name as one of the most dependable sci-fi / horror genre directors in Japan. Night Head is based on two episodes from the TV series Tales of the Unusual, which he wrote and directed in 1992. He made his big screen debut with Battle Heater (1989), and has directed Night Head (1994), The Spiral (1998), Another Heaven (2000) and Dragon Head (2003).
Studied with Osamu Dezaki, and served as an assistant director on many of his works. His directorial credits include Cat#s Eye (1983-84), Treasure Island (1987), Oishinbo (1988-92), The Rose of Versailles (1990) and Jungle Emperor Leo (1997). Most recently he collaborated with Makoto Tezuka on Black Jack: The Two Black Doctors (2005).
SHIGERU UMEBAYASHI - Music Composer
Launched his music career in the 80s as the leader of the rock band EX. After the disbanding of EX in 1984, he soon began to expand his activities into the field of film music, and his initial achievements with And Then and Tomo yo shizukani nemure, in 1985, were acknowledged with several awards. Having already worked with Hong Kong filmmakers for The Christ in Nanjing (1995) and Sleepless Town (1998), he became internationally famous for his successful collaborations with Wong Kar-wai for In the Mood for Love (2001) and 2046 (2004), both of which brought him Golden Horse Awards. He has continued his international success with House of Flying Daggers (2004), Fearless (2006) and Daisy (2006).
Story / Screenplay: Joji Iida
Director: Yoshio Takeuchi
Supervising Art Director: Noboru Furuse
Character Designer: You Higuri
Music Composer: Shigeru Umebayashi
A GAGA Films / Fuji TV Co-Production in association with Four-Some
2006 / DigiBeta / 4:3 / 30 min x 24 episodes
Delivery of Episode One: June 2006
(C) 2006 "Night Head: Genesis" Production Partners
Mitsuya Morita / Keiko Mori
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