Three loser brothers (including a Caucasian kid, who doesn’t appear to really know Japanese), are struggling to be popular. But luckily they get a chance to have a co-ed picnic with some pretty young ladies! And that’s all the plot you’ll need, or indeed get! Much like flipping through Japanese TV channels, this audience favourite (LIFF 2006), ranges from slapstick comedy and weird-sci-fi animation, to Cronenberg-esque squirty alien creatures and a delightful dance-battle dream sequence. It’s a brilliantly outrageous collection of 21 deeply surreal episodes that’ll melt logic, and likely minds.

This film contains scenes of bloody violence and gore.

Screening as part of Japan 2021: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema is a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

UK distributor: Third Window Films.