The Kiichigo (raspberry) Awards, a Japanese version of the Razzi Awards (given every year for the worst in American movies), were announced last week's issue of Fumihara Weekly.
The Kiichigo (raspberry) Awards are determined by a panel of 20 judges, consisting of movie reporters and film critics.
The overwhelming majority agreed that the worst Japanese movie of 2004 was, by far, Devilman
. "Radish-like" acting was given as the reason for Devilman
's dubious honor.Casshern
, recently licensed by Dreamworks
and due to be released in North America this year, was voted second worst movie of 2004. It was referred to as, "Nothing more than a promotional video for Hikaru Utada
's videos." Casshern
was directed by Utada
's husband, Kazuaki Kiriya