WriterKoji Shiraishi (screenplay) Release dateAugust 13, 2010 (2010-08-13) CastKanako Momota, Ayaka Sasaki, Akari Hayami, Momoka Ariyasu Similar moviesThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Poltergeist, The Conjuring, You Only Live Twice, Brave, Crimson Peak
Shirome 2010 trailer
Shirome ( シロメ White Eyes) is a 2010 J-Horror, "found footage" film, presented in the form of a documentary. The movie was written and directed by Kōji Shiraishi. Shiraishi also appears in a starring role within the film, playing himself, as do the six then-members of Momoiro Clover.
Director Kōji Shiraishi wants to film an episode for a Japanese television program, featuring members of the "Idol"-genre singing and dancing ensemble, Momoiro Clover Z (referred to in the film by their previous name, simply Momoiro Clover). The program is one wherein minor celebrity guests are employed to investigate haunted houses and similarly mysterious locales, in an attempt to determine the truth about such places, and their associated paranormal phenomena. The members of Momoiro Clover are asked to visit an abandoned school, where a shrine to the minor deity (or demon?) known as "Shirome" is located. This shrine takes the form of a painting that is thought to be of a butterfly, but which may actually represent the being's face.
According to local legends, if Shirome is asked to grant a wish, he will do so, but only if the person asking is completely sincere in both their request, and their belief in the existence and power of the Shirome entity. If any wish is asked of this being in a frivolous manner, or in a spirit of unbelief, Shirome will destroy that person, either through causing them to have a fatal accident, inducing them to commit suicide, or driving them hopelessly insane.
The girls visit the shrine, and request of Shirome that they be granted a chance to appear on a nationwide Japanese television broadcast. As soon as this wish is pronounced, a series of chaotic disturbances ensue, and a hulking, large, white-eyed being is briefly seen standing (or floating) next to the girls. Subsequently, their entertainment career becomes characterized by a high degree of popularity and commercial success, but a disturbing video clip taken from immediately after one of their high-profile concerts suggests that their success may have been obtained in an ill-advised manner, and that the young ladies face the possibility of very fearsome, dire consequences in the future, perhaps including the loss of their souls.