Japanese Gothic: Takato Yamamoto

The theme of City is the clash between cultures and sub-cultures. If anything irritates me it is the narrow-minded middle-class defence of mediocrity. We live in a rich and complex world with many intriguing cultures and sub-cultures. Yet the mediocre cling to the dull values of their narrow middle-class lives, every now and then popping their heads out of their suburban burrows to express shock. City investigates a series of murders done as art. Sub-cultures clash as an ordinary detective is thrust into the world of street art, Japanese manga and the pop culture world of fantasy. She encounters values [...]