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Gunkanjima in the Arts
Gunkanjima has been used, described, or mentioned in various works, including:
|Midori-naki-shima (Island Without Greenery)
||A semi-documentary film released in 1948
||Released in 1980 with Jun Eto starring, this movie used Hashima as the birthplace of the main character, Jun.
||Released in 1981 with Shinichi Chiba starring, the movie had its climax in Hashima.
||Released in Dec. 2012, Daniel Craig’s third 007 movie used Hashima as the model for the villain’s hideout, Dead City. A movie set was also constructed in the outskirts of London based on photos of Hashima.
||Released in 2013, this Thai horror movie was almost entirely filmed in Nagasaki, including Hashima.
|Attack on Titan
||Released in 2015, this SF movie was filmed partly on Gunkanjima.
|B’z My Lonely Town
||2009. Disk jacket and music video photographed or filmed on Gunkanjima
|KOTOKO’s Light My Fire
||2011. Music video filmed on Gunkanjima
|Nano’s Rock on.
||2014. Music video filmed on Gunkanjima
|Wakarete Nochi Renka
||Broadcast in 1991. Gunkanjima was a major location.
|Fukaku Mogure - Hakkenden 2001
||Broadcast in 2000, NHK’s series drama used Gunkanjima as its main location.
|Asami Mitsuhiko Series Akuryo-to
||Broadcast in 2011, Fuji TV’s series drama Asami Mitsuhiko Series used Gunkanjima as the main location of the 40th episode, Kirei-jima. It was its first appearance in a TV drama since the island was opened to tourists in April 2009.
||One of the short stories in Yuki Urushibara’s anthology “Filament.” Gunkanjima is the model for an apartment complex where the story is set.
|Sanokuen Jiken Kitan Montage Since Dec. 10, 1968
||Launched in 2010, the manga created by Jun Watanabe used Gunkanjima as a place where something was hiding.
|Shin Kamen Rider Spirits
||Gunkanjima as a model of Shocker’s hideout
|TV commercials or newspaper ads
||Broadcast in 1982 by Advertising Council Japan. AC Japan conducted a campaign that communicated problems of natural resources with Hashima as a motif.
|Bird’s Eye View of Gunkanjima
||Broadcast in 2013 by BS Asahi, the program had an aerial shot of Gunkanjima using a radio-controlled Multi Copter helicopter fitted with an Action Cam micro camera.
||Broadcast in 2014, NHK’s TV program Tanken Bakumon, the media duo Bakusho Mondai surveyed the ongoing collapse of Gunkanjima together with former islanders and Nagasaki city personnel.
||Broadcast in 2015 by TV Tokyo. “Nakama Yukie’s Blue Earth 9 - Aiming at the World Heritage! Environmental Protectors” showed Gunkanjima in its documentary record of activities of people trying to put the island in the World Heritage site list.