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【es】Mr.Children in FILM
What Would This Documentary Tell Now?
Date:13, Jun, 2012
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Mr. Children, a Japanese rock band and they can be called even one of the most popular and successful group among Japanese pop music now in 2012. The band made their debut with releasing a mini-album; Everything in May 1992. 2 years later, Mr. Children was a hero of the time as their songs one after another recorded million sellers.

【es】Mr.Children in Film
Directed by Kobayashi Takeshi
Cast and Music:Mr.Children
Lauguage:Japanese
Running Time:112 min.
Then a documentary film about Mr. Children,【es】Mr.Children in Film, was released in 1995; such a turbulent time to themselves.

The film recorded some scenes from 2 tours held from 1994 to 1995, a surprise concert in Shibuya, Tokyo and some long interviews with members. What did a rock band think on the way to success? What did they try to send at the time? Very clearly, the movie tells.

Es is a word from psychological terminology and means some unconscious impulses or drives. That is the root of all unconscious desires, just like desire for self-destruction or sexual urges also called libido. And they say Ego can control the Es.

1995 is a year of the Great Hanshin Earthquake, the Subway Sarin Incident and Hachioji Supermarket Murdering Incident as well as the 50th anniversary of the end of the Pacific War. Then that can be said as a rarely chaotic year in modern history of Japan. The film makes us know also Mr. Children breathed in air of the chaos and tried to send something.

And perhaps it can be reckoned that getting very popular of Mr. Children was meant to be as unconsciousness of that time. For people who know those days and for fans of the band, this film is still worth watching. Regrettably the film can be seen only on video tapes now.






 

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