I loved the impressionistic use of swampy psychedelia, which reminded me of Jeunet's 'Delicatessen', and the abrupt tonal shifts, which reminded me of Nobuhiko Obayashi... perversely so, when the manga is notable for Ito's densely inky monochrome and the consistency of his artistic vision. The music was ace, so I wish there had been more of it. Kirie was more relatable/ human than in the manga. Still better read tho.
Short story: I used to walk to blockbuster when I was little and they had these movie cards that would show a pic of the cover and the movies would be in front of them. This one however there was never any dvd in front of it so I asked the guy who worked there he said he had no idea where it was, It'd been gone for months. I wanted to see it so bad. 2 months ago I found it at a market for 15$ hell yeah I bought it.
Spirals and spirals and spirals is all I see. There are some genuinely creepy moments in this film not to mention some pretty great direction. The movie doesn't make a lot of sense as there is some really nice plot holes, it solely has one purpose and that is to be creepy as heck and really disjointed enough so that you forget said plot holes. Cool movie nonetheless.