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Love & Pop (1998)

A high school girl engages in compensated dating in order to buy an expensive ring before the day ends.

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Hideaki Anno

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Hideaki Anno (screenplay), Akio Satsukawa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Tadanobu Asano ... Captain XX
Mitsuru Fukikoshi
Megumi Hayashibara ... Voice
Akira Ishida ... Voice
Kirari Kirari ... Chisa Noda
Hirono Kudo Hirono Kudo ... Nao Yokoi
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Voice
Asumi Miwa Asumi Miwa ... Hiromi Yoshii
Hitomi Miwa Hitomi Miwa ... Hiromi's sister, sitting at table
Leo Morimoto Leo Morimoto ... Hiromi's father
Yukie Nakama Yukie Nakama ... Chieko Takamori
Nana Okada Nana Okada ... Hiromi's mother
Tôru Tezuka Tôru Tezuka ... Uehara
Ikkei Watanabe Ikkei Watanabe ... Kobayashi
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It is the '90s and the tradition of 'compensated dating' is well underway in Japan. Four high school girls are engaged in enjo kosai in order to satisfy their desire for different things. You can usually find them in Shibuya district of Tokyo where they will give you their time, and sometimes more, in exchange for money that buys pretty things. Written by aghaemi

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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

9 January 1998 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Любовь и попса See more »

Filming Locations:

Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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1.33 : 1
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Japanese high school girls prostituting for money
4 August 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Enjo Kosai (compensated dating) is nothing new, and if you go to Shibuya, even now there are girls who comes and asks you for your "support" (literally translates to Enjo). There's a market for it as seen on this movie, and it has become easy way for high school girls to gain money.

Four girls are friends at school. Each has reason to go on Enjo Kosai. Hiromi is new to all this, but she first starts with going to karaoke house with middle aged man with her friends. Gradually, she starts to do it on her own. Her parents of course knows nothing about this. Hiromi has a goal of making enough money to buy an expensive ring she saw. She thinks its not so difficult, and gets dating appointments over phone. But reality of life is about to give her a lesson.

This type of activity is very easy in Japan where there are many karaoke booth, and so called love hotels. It's easy to get lost in the crowd and blend in as not to be conspicuous. All the girls take full advantage of the society they live in. But such activities are not without risk, and that seems to be the point if there's any about this movie.

Movies about prostitution has been made before and this is another modern take on it. The movie provides inside look of Japanese society, and is an interesting story to watch.


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