The crude symbolic obsessions of Yoshihiro Tatsumi.
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Tatsumi’s story in English is about marketing and a lack of context.
A review of Tatsumi. Directed by Eric Khoo. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Tom Gill responds to comments on his essay about Tsuge, Tatsume, and Fetuses in the Sewer
I agree with the basic crux of this analysis of Tatsumi. I think it is harsh but fair when it comes to metaphor and sexual values. In that era of Tatsumi’s work every oblong is a phallus and every hole a vagina, no doubt, and the misogyny is unmistakable.
In ‘Sewer’ by Tatsumi, a sewage worker finds a fetus while at work. In ‘Salamander’ by Tsuge, a salamander swimming in the sewers encounters a floating fetus.