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"What can a high school student like me do in a crazy battle between crazy monsters?"
Jyugon
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A Japanese gorntastic romantic horror comedy from the year 2009, directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura and Naoyuki Tomomatsu.

It follows the the Ordinary High-School Student Jyugon, who finds himself caught in the middle of a Love Triangle between the vampire Monami and (after the halfway-point) Frankensteinian Keiko.

In this crossfire of love we find:

  • Alucard: Monami Arukado (Alucard).
  • An Axe to Grind: When bodyparts are needed for Furano's experiments, Midori will grab the axe.
  • Asshole Victim: The first person we see Monami eat is a creep trying to pick up underage girls. The second is a peeping-tom. That these are her only on-screen human victims keeps her from crossing the Moral Event Horizon.
  • Battle Butler: Igor, Monami's partner willing to fight for her when the going gets rough.
  • Big Bad: Furano is the closet thing to one, being the one responsible for several murders throughout the story, and is the creator of the titular Frankenstein Girl.
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  • Blackface: The ganguro clique, who are comprised of Asian women pretending to be African. Their leader, Afro Rika, is revealed to cherish African culture, seeing them as the dominant race.
  • Bloody Murder: Vampire blood is capable of independent movement, and its owner can shape it into anything from blades to bullets to wheels.
  • The Cameo: Like the director's previous flick, director Takashi Shimizu appears as the Chinese teacher, who at one point, rambles on about the Ju-on series.
  • Camera Abuse: The screen gets covered in blood plenty of times.
  • Covers Always Lie: Some DVD covers make the movie seem more sexier than it actually is.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Abducted Jyugon is tied to a cross when Monami comes to his rescue.
  • Crusty Caretaker: Igor is portraying one.
  • Dirty Old Man: Mr. Uchiyama, who goes around taking photos of high school girls. This naturally, gets her killed by Monami when he tries to take candid photos of her.
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  • Dual Wielding: Used by both eponymous combatants.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted. Furano at first is saddened by Keiko's death, but is immediately happy about it because that means he can experiment on her body and use her for his research.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Monami is wearing one in the opening.
  • For Science!: Furano's motivation.
  • Funny Afro: Afro Rika, leader of the ganguro clique.
  • Ghost Memory: Monami projects her memories on Jyugon's mind when he tastes her blood.
  • Gorn: From the makers of Tokyo Gore Police! Bring an umbrella.
  • Hospital Hottie: Midori, Furano's assistant, who gets attention from all the male students.
  • Mad Scientist: Furano, the crazed Kabuki scientist, is willing to do anything for his experiments.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Keiko, Furano's daughter, though he doesn't seem to really care for her.
  • Monumental Battle: Monami's and Keiko's climactic duel takes it place on top of the Tokyo Tower.
  • Non-Action Guy: Jyugon, an average joe who doesn't pull any punches, especially compared to Keiko and Monami.
  • One-Winged Angel: Furano, after being Impaled with Extreme Prejudice and later being revealed to be Not Quite Dead with the use of Monami's blood, he becomes a Franken Advanced Composite Life Form, a grotesque Kaiju-like monster. The movie ends just as Monami begins to fight Furano once more.
  • Oral Fixation: Furano biting his nails. It leads to him discovering the properties of vampire blood when he actually bites his finger.
  • The Renfield: Igor, who serves Monami.
  • Roller Blade Good: Monami's mother uses her blood to create rollerskate during her fight against Sumo From Hell.
  • Sadist Teacher: Mr. Uchiyama, whose first scene involves him cruelly taking away his student's chocolates... on Valentine's Day no less!
  • Sequel Hook: Monami confronting Furano's One-Winged Angel form.
  • Serious Business: Being a ganguro and wrist cutting.
  • Shock and Awe: Both Furano and resurrected Midori use electrically charged weapons.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Igor dons an armour made of bones when he goes on the Battle Butler mode.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Full-powered vampires have these.
  • Unusual Weapon Mounting: The Sumo From Hell, whom Monami's mother fought in the past, is shown having a gun on top of his head.
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