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3 May 2001 (Japan) See more »
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This is not love. This is sex.
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Reiko is a sex robot programmed to accumulate sexual experience. She goes through seven body types to experiences a variety of couplings... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Aja ... Tokyo Rose
Akira ... Akira
Miho Ariga ... Reiko #4
Myû Asô ... Reiko #5
Akechi Denki ... Akechi
Emi ... London
Margarette ... Mami
Mash ... Mash
Zachery Nataf ... Dizzy
Yumeko Sasaki ... Reiko #3
Ayumu Tokitô ... Reiko #1
Tsousie ... Reiko #7
Etsuyo Tsuchida ... Reiko #6
Maria Yumeno ... Reiko #2

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Shu Lea Cheang 
 
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Shu Lea Cheang 

Produced by
Takashi Asai .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Tetsuya Yamoto 
 
Film Editing by
Kazuhiro Shirao 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masatoshi Tôjô .... assistant director
 

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90 min | USA:73 min | 74 min
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[first English lines]
Dizzy:Say "Kiss me."
Reiko #1:Kiss me.
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Japanese Sci-Fi Porn... Yum!, 21 December 2002
Author: rustyangel13 (rustyangel13@hotmail.com) from North Carolina

IKU: This film, titled I.K.U., which simply translates from Japanese to English as "orgasm" as in "I'm Coming!", is quite the mixed bag of feelings for me. First off, it's tag line of "This Is Not Love, This Is Sex. A Japanese Sci-Fi Porn Feature" already hands us the delightful notion that this is going to be chock full of Oriental nudity and hopefully plenty of great looking Japanese gals engaging in softcore sex. But not only that, these glorious scenes of gratuitous nudity will be splapped into a snazzy science fiction, computer animation enhanced cyber-punk action flick. Right? Nope! I was wrong. It's EXACTLY what female Taiwanese director SHU LEA CHEANG claimed it would be... PORN, pure and simple. Not so much as in straight hardcore "stick it in and pull it out" triple X adult video store porn but more like an attempt to be an "avant garde" experimental sex film. I mean it's loaded with niffty camera angles, neon lighting, quirky CGI effects, futuristic set pieces, and a techno/industrial soundtrack performed by the SABOTEN Band. Oh, and not to mention, the most appealing aspect of all, lots and lots of sex. Story, as if we need one, goes something like this... the Genom Corporation (no relation to the classic Anime series BUBBLEGUM CRISIS) makes beautiful female replicants, or better put, "sex-droids" who venture out into the public and engage in "love making" acts with various lucky fellas of a future Tokyo. They record the orgasmic pleasures (both his and hers) and return to the home office where this "sex info" is uploaded into Genom's main computer databank. This information will later be used to make some sort of ultimate virtual reality sex program, or game, or a better "love-bot", or hell, I don't really remember anyway. I lost track of the so-called story after the first naked Japanese babe showed up on screen. And there's a-plenty of them to go around too. The featured "robo-chick" is named Reiko of the XXX Generation (played by the elf-like actress TSOUSIE, who could be the closest thing to an Oriental TANK GIRL) and she can assume numerous different appearances throughout her multiple sex encounters. Whatever her sexual partner desires, I suppose. This also gives us, the audience, the chance to catch lots of other gorgeous "real life" pornstar Asian hotties in some down and dirty sweat sessions. Casting credits go to actresses AYUMU TOKITHO as Reiko #1, MARIA YUMENO as Reiko #2, YUMEKA SASAKI as Reiko #3, MIHO ARIGA (!) as Reiko #4, MYU ASOU as Reiko #5, and ETSUYO TUCHIDA as Reiko #6. And well, believe it or not, that's pretty much it for the film. There's actually some other stuff happening now and then but nothing really important since you're here for the exact same reason I was, to see those good looking Japanese sweeties in their birthday suits. However, let me warn the guys out there though, please fast forward past the "underground parking lot" chapter if you're easily offended by homosexual activity. There's a scene where two dudes get way too "friendly" with each other that was so sickeningly foul to watch, it nearly ruined the whole movie for me. Steer clear of it, trust me on this. But other than that, IKU certainly wasn't bad at all if you know what you're getting into from the start. Don't let yourself be surprised like I was by expecting a regular movie-type movie here. This isn't one, but hey, if you think about it, Japanese porn is ALWAYS a great thing to see no matter what.

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