Toshiaki TOYODA 豊田利晃

Wolf’s Calling


Nippon Cinema   ª 

In 2019, Toshiaki TOYODA was arrested for the alleged unlawful possession of a handgun – that was in fact simply an old, non-functioning familial heirloom. He reacted to this incident by making this short period piece in which a mystic gathering of warriors takes place, scored by “Edo-punk” band Seppuku Pistols.

Noroshi ga yobu

Japan 2019

16 minutes

About Toshiaki TOYODA

Toshiaki TOYODA was born in Osaka Prefecture in 1969 and was still a child when he began playing professional Shogi. He began his film career as a scriptwriter for Junji SAKAMOTO. His films have regularly been screened internationally ever since he debuted in 1998 with PORNOSTAR (1998 / NC ’00). Works of his screened at Nippon Connection include BLUE SPRING (2002 / NC ’02), THE BLOOD OF REBIRTH (2009 / NC ’10), I'M FLASH (2012 / NC ’13) and THE MIRACLE OF CRYBABY SHOTTAN (2018 / NC ’19).