Death Notice - Ikigami: Review

Director: Takimoto Tomoyuki. Review: Adam Wing. If you had 24 hours left to live, how would you spend it? That’s the thought provoking question raised in Takimoto Tomoyuki’s bleak futuristic drama Death Notice - Ikigami. To encourage productivity among citizens, the Japanese government has introduced its own process of unnatural selection - all people between the ages of 18 and 24 are eligible for a death lottery. The twist being that you don't have to buy a ticket, an injection at the age of six puts pay to that. Those chosen to die are served an "ikigami", or death notice, 24 hours before their reckoning. Fujimoto Kengo's job is to deliver that ikigami - give me a desk job any day. Matsuda Shota (Hana Yori Dango: Final) plays the modern messenger of death, brought to life from the pages of Mase Motoro's popular manga. Set in a dystopian Japan where Big Brother is always watching,
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