Kokuei Company

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Kokuei Company (国映株式会社) is a Japanese film studio most famous for its pinku eiga (pink film) titles.

1st Logo (September 1965)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a white outlined circle with kanji "国映" (in a compressed style) and the Japanese name "配給 国映株式会社" meaning "DISTRIBUTED BY KOKUEI COMPANY" in white below.

Technique: A still, printed image.

Audio: None.

Availability: Appears on Koji Wakamatsu's 歪んだ関係.

2nd Logo (June 9, 1966-1990s?)

Visuals: There is a black screen, which then gets engulfed by live-action fire. As the fire covers up the whole screen, the emblem from before and the Japanese name "国映株式会社" below rises up to the center.

Variant: There are some black and white and colorized versions.

Technique: Live-action practical effects.

Audio: A low-pitched, menacing ambient theme.

Availability: Seen on their pink film releases such as The Black Snow, Sex Family and Tears of Ecstasy.

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