Just like Sayuri, [Kill Bill is] a 'tondemo-eiga', or even more so. But one difference between the two in the love shown for Japan.

In 'Sayuri', you could almost hear the

director scoffing "I don't know Japan, and I have no intention of learning anything about Japan. I'm just here for the money." Throughout "Kill Bill" you feel the soul of an otaku shouting out "I love Nippon! I love anime and yakuza and Toei movies[2] and Meiko Kaji[3] and Nakano Broadway[4] and Akiba[5]!"

For that reason, you can forgive all the totally ridiculous over the top depictions, and even enjoy it along with the director. (Although I realize some people can't bring themselves to do that ...)

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