: Lui, a beautiful, bored and unmotivated 19-year-old girl, spends her time clubbing and working as a compensated date for business executives. One night she meets Ama, a tattooed, mohawked, extensively-pierced punk who sweeps her off her feet by offering to show her his forked tongue. They start dating and Lui becomes obsessed with splitting her own tongue like Ama. Then he introduces her to his friend Shiba, the quiet but menacing owner of a tattoo and piercing parlour. Determined to push her boundaries further, Lui asks Shiba to design an exclusive tattoo for her back. But what Shiba demands as payment for the tattoo leads Lui into a brutal and explicit love triangle like no other.
- Snakes and Earrings based on a novella by Hitomi Kanehara, that won Akutagawa Prize in 2003, one of the most prestigious literary awards in Japan, making her the youngest person ever to receive this honor.