Really pleased to see no mention of the character's gender in this article. There are already so many complaints such as it being "a stab at women and feminism blah blah blah".
Admittedly, this sequence was one of the most intense I've seen in a JP film. However, I applaud the filmmakers for being bold and taking a risk with this death. It certainly made me uncomfortable.
And in film, that's not necessarily a bad thing.