Trigger Point is a Japanese animated film written and directed by Koji Yamazaki. It's more of a cyber-thriller than a horror or science fiction film. The movie itself is about a young boy who is afflicted with a strange cyst which causes him to go into a deep meditation, much like how people get caught up in the web of existence and lose themselves in it. When he emerges back into the real world, he doesn't have a clue what has happened to him.
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This movie is subtitled in English and it's not in high definition, but it's worth a try just to see this one. The story is fast paced with strong action sequences and some very dark humor. The intense fighting scenes are brutal and the viewer will truly be gripped by the ferocity of some of the scenes.
As I've mentioned earlier, Trigger Point was actually one of my favorites from the original work done by Keiichi Tsuneishi. Based on the novels The Day I Swapped My Dad for a Fish, this movie depicts the lives of a father and his two sons after he trades one of them for a big fish. When he finds out that the fish he traded for is alive, he sets out to find his son who disappeared. He tracks his son to a cabin on an island, where he kills his son and traps the woman he loves there. She then tells of her transformation while she's trapped there with him. This movie is not in the clear yet, but boy is it looking good for streaming release online.
A look at the plot reveals that Tsuneishi wants to create an animated series based on the novel and will produce a TV series as well. Hopefully the quality of the show will live up to his past work. His style of Japanese style animation is quite interesting and will draw in viewers who are not necessarily fans of the Japanese media. Trigger Point was not a big hit upon its release and many critics claimed that it lacked substance and was predictable. I'm not totally sure how much of that criticism can be ignored, as Trigger Point did have some excellent fight scenes that really got me going.
If you're looking for a fantastic Japanese film you should definitely check out Trigger Point. It should prove to be a pleasant watch. The internet has made it easier for us to obtain any movie we want, and Trigger Point will most likely become available through streaming online soon. It's worth a look! For more information, check out my review of the movie which can be found online.