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Heart String Marionette is an independent feature-length animated film by professional weirdo and self-proclaimed uberector M dot Strange. This is his second feature-length movie, the first one being We Are the Strange. Released on the 16th of june 2012, you are able to get the high quality film as a $5 download or get the lower resolution try before you buy version here.

The plot:

A tale about a kid, a samurai mime, and a stripper who all try to defeat a warlord and an evil clown who have successfully turned a countryside into a never-ending nightmare filled with horrible monsters.

When you died inside... the last tears your inner child cried... Heart String Marionette is a 121 minute narrative death poem dedicated to the DEATH and systematic destruction of innocence, art and life in modern society.


An animated cinemusical experience unlike any the world has ever Experienced….

M dot Strange and Endika present the HEART STRING MARIONETTE.

You will die... inside.

This Work Contains Examples Of

  • All Men Are Perverts: At least that's what Siouxsie believes.
  • All Myths Are True: The townspeople do not believe that monsters and marionettes actually exist.
  • Adventure Duo: Samhaine Tsuke and Siouxsie Silen.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!:
    Samhaine Tsuke: "The death grip of love's embrace, stirs this blade awake."
  • Constructed World: In this constructed world everyone is a puppet with a mask on. They wear these masks in fear of having their souls taken away when the Devil sees your face. When your soul gets taken away, you turn into a mannequin. Marionettes are mythical creatures that hold to a 'higher power' and are the only ones strong enough to fight the monsters. When someone gets killed, they explode in many red, waving lines that shoot out of the body.
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  • Creepy Cool Crosses: Tons of them litter the town run by The Body's cult.
  • Samurai: Samhaine and Tatsuya both have design cues that are heavily reminiscent of samurai, though Tatsuya fits the actual role better as a member of Lord Wor's militia.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: A lot of Samhaine's fights are this. This includes the final battle.
  • Sword Fight: Samhaine crosses swords with a lot of opponents. They usually are single-stroke affairs with him coming out on top.
  • The Blank: Samhaine Tsuke
  • The Chosen One: Samhaine Tsuke
  • The Peeping Tom: Tatsuya
  • The Prophecy: A play called The Silent Form written by Samhaine Tsuke himself.
  • The Man Behind the Monsters: Lord Wor

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