Meanwhile, In Japan…

Presented without (much) further commentary, the trailer for NUIGURUMA Z: GOTHIC LOLITA BATTLE BEAR; the first feature film to star Shoko Nakagawa (she’s kind of like Japan’s Zooey Deschanel, except she didn’t have to make movies first – she’s just sort of… “professionally quirky”), directed by Noburu Iguchi – late of the magnificent (and very NSFW) TOKYO GORE POLICE.

The film, based on a book and novelty song by otaku musician Kenji Ohtsuki, finds “Shokotan” (Nakagawa’s professional name) as a girl who becomes a superhero by merging with her magic teddy bear to battle an evil counterpart who has unleashed “the largest number of zombies ever featured in a Japanese film” on the populace:

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