High-Kick Girl! / Hai kikku gâru! (2009)

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  1. Harmcore Guest

    High-Kick Girl! / Hai kikku gâru! (2009)

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    The official blog for Fuyuhiko Nishi's High-Kick Girl! (Hai kikku gâru!) is online, and on that blog are production stills from and wallpapers for the movie. High-Kick Girl! currently is in production. It stars seventeen-year-old karate champion Rina Takeda (b. June 15, 1991).

    Here's a synopsis for High-Kick Girl! from the production: "A cute high school girl who learns karate must take on a group of secret fighters with help from her karate master."

    High-Kick Girl! official blog

    YouTube: "Joshikôsei vs yakyûbu" CM page (CM stars Rina Takeda)
  2. Alex Apple Lord Snowblood Apple

    Great title, at least. I can't help thinking though the producers are after a fairly specific target demographic though...
  3. it sounds interesting to me!
  4. EEAj Shambler

    As part of that demographic, I'm interested!
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  6. Mandi Apple The Acid Queen

    Unless the perspective on that shot is borked, which is entirely possible, then it looks very much like she has an unfair advantage over lesser mortals: size 27 feet :snigger:
  7. EEAj Shambler

    So her secret weapon is that she fights with a lot of sole?

    Sorry. Couldn't resist. :D
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  9. Harmcore Guest

    A second teaser trailer for High-Kick Girl! has been added to YouTube and the Trailer Park subsite of GOMORRAHY.com.

    Here's a new synopsis for High-Kick Girl! from the production: "A high-school girl named KEI (aged 17) joins a karate dojo. Kei is born with extraordinary athletic ability and she quickly outshines the boys. Her status in the dojo rises quickly as her abilities and strength helps her to even defeat men. Despite her accomplishments, the master MATSUMURA does not award her the coveted 'Blackbelt'. It is clear that Kei always plays to win and only cares about kumite (fighting). Matsumura tries to teach Kei that Karate is about more than just fighting and that 'the real strength is in the kata (forms)'. Kei grows impatient. She feels that she possesses the skills and deserves her blackbelt. Kei will do whatever she has to do to get it. ¶ Kei's resentment towards Matsumura grows. She decides to join a rival fighting group called KOWASHIYA (Destroyers) at the advice of her boyfriend. Kowashiya will allow her to use her fighting skills and to earn money doing so. ¶ Kowashiya consists of masters of martial arts who simply destroy their targets, both body and soul. The leader of Kowashiya lures fighters who are struggling for money as there is no guarantee of a promised future, fame, money or stability for fighters like them. Kei becomes deeply involved with Kowashiya until one day she discovers the true purpose of the leader of Kowashiya. He is planning an attack on her master Matsumura. ¶ Kei is shocked and decides to warn Matsumura. But now, it is too late. The elite fighters of Kowashiya kidnap Kei and are on their way to destroy Matsumura. ¶ Matsumura, who never fights in front of Kei, now stands to save Kei. At last, the ultimate fight begins..."

    YouTube: High-Kick Girl! teaser trailer #2 page

    High-Kick Girl! teaser trailer #2 (QuickTime)

    YouTube: High-Kick Girl! teaser trailer #1 page

    High-Kick Girl! official blog

    GOMORRAHY.com: Trailer Park subsite
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  11. Harmcore Guest

    A third teaser trailer for High-Kick Girl! was added to YouTube early this morning.

    According to the official blog for High-Kick Girl!, the movie's principal cast is as follows: Rina Takeda, Ryûki Takahashi, Kyôji Amano, Masahiro Sudô, Akihito Yagi, Kazuma Yamane, Shinji Suzuki, Mayu Gamô, Kazutoshi Yokoyama, Ichirô Sugisawa, Hisae Watanabe, Misako Nagashima, director Fuyuhiko Nishi, Aya Sugiyama, Kazuma Takeda, Yuka Kobayashi, Kumi Imura, Sayaka Akimoto, Yû Misato, Ryôko Gomi (7th row, 2nd from the right), Tatsuya Mori, Keita Ôsone, Yû Kamio, Yasushi Higuchi, Yôsuke Takino, Rumi Maeda, Shûya Yoshimoto, and Tatsuya Naka.

    BTW, Kumi Imura stars in Yukiko Mishima's upcoming Shisei: nihohi tsuki no gotoku - the fourth movie in the Shisei series, following Hisayasu Satô's Shisei (2006), Takahisa Zeze's Shisei: ochita jorôgumo (2007), and Kei Horie's Shisei: seou onna (2009).

    HollywoodReporter.com: High-Kick Girl! review

    YouTube: High-Kick Girl! theatrical trailer page

    YouTube: High-Kick Girl! teaser trailer #3 page

    YouTube: High-Kick Girl! teaser trailer #2 page

    High-Kick Girl! teaser trailer #2 (QuickTime)

    YouTube: High-Kick Girl! teaser trailer #1 page

    High-Kick Girl! official website (w/ theatrical trailer)

    High-Kick Girl! official blog

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    Shisei: seou onna & Shisei: nihohi tsuki no gotoku official subsite


    News source: GOMORRAHY.com: Trailer Park subsite (an "NSFW ghetto", and unabashedly so!)
  12. Harmcore Guest

    An English-subtitled version of the theatrical trailer for High-Kick Girl! was recently added to YouTube.

    BTW, the official sub-subsite for Shisei: nihohi tsuki no gotoku is now online, and there's a theatrical trailer for that movie on it - click on the fifth tab on the left side of it.

    YouTube: High-Kick Girl! English-subtitled theatrical trailer page

    High-Kick Girl! official website

    High-Kick Girl! official blog

    HollywoodReporter.com: High-Kick Girl! review

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    Warning: The trailer on the belowlinked site contains sexual content; viewer discretion is advised.
    Shisei: nihohi tsuki no gotoku official sub-subsite (w/ theatrical trailer)

    Shisei: seou onna & Shisei: nihohi tsuki no gotoku official subsite


    News source: GOMORRAHY.com: Trailer Park subsite (an "NSFW ghetto", and unabashedly so!)

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