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Director:
Writers:
Shoichi Maruyama
Shinji Wada (manga "Sukeban Deka")
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Release Date:
30 September 2006 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Recruited by a clandestine police organization, "K" must stop a plot by student radicals to create anarchy in Japan... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Sexy schoolgirl yo-yo action. See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Aya Matsuura ... Saki Asamiya
Rika Ishikawa ... Reika Akiyama
Erika Miyoshi ... Kotomi Kanda
Yui Okada ... Tae Konno
Yuki Saitô ... Saki's Mother
Hiroyuki Nagato ... Kurayami Shirei
Shunsuke Kubozuka ... Jiro Kimura / 'Romeo'
Riki Takeuchi ... Kazutoshi Kira
Makoto Sakamoto ... Higashiyama
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nicole Dionne ... Reika Akiyama (voice)
Ryûki Kitaoka

Mark Musashi ... Wu
Takashi Nishina
Tak Sakaguchi ... Romeo's thug
Derek Wade ... Jiro Kimuro (voice)
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Directed by
Kenta Fukasaku 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shoichi Maruyama 
Shinji Wada  manga "Sukeban Deka"

Produced by
Masatake Kondô .... producer
Tatsuya Kunimatsu .... producer
Mitsuru Kurosawa .... executive producer
Masao Mochizuki .... line producer
Naoki Yamazaki .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gorô Yasukawa 
 
Cinematography by
Takashi Komatsu 
 
Film Editing by
Chieko Suzaki 
 
Art Direction by
Hidemitsu Yamazaki 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Megumi Sawada .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Shibayama Nobuhiro .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Michiki Nobutaka .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Makoto Yokoyama .... action director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitsuo Watanabe .... lighting
 
Other crew
Shigeyuki Endô .... planning
Yasuhiro Hasegawa .... planning
Shigeki Kageyama .... planning
Chieko Makino .... script supervisor
Jin Matsuda .... planning
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sukeban Deka: Kôdo nêmu = Asamiya Saki" - Japan (original title)
"Yo-Yo Girl Cop: Codename - Saki Asamiya" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Japan:98 min
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Revealing mistakes: Saki chases a bomb-carrying classmate into a shopping mall. It's bright sunshine outside when they enter the mall, but on several occasions inside, skylights are visible showing that it is night outside. As the DVD featurette reveals, the mall interior sequences were filmed late at night.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Sexy schoolgirl yo-yo action., 25 September 2007
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Japanese comic-book craziness abounds in this manga-based movie from director Kenta 'BR2' Fukasaku, and whilst it might not be the greatest action flick ever made, it does feature a yo-yo duel between two sexy babes sporting leather and PVC outfits. That in itself is a reason to watch as far as I'm concerned!

Aya Matsuura stars as Saki, a (hot) rebellious teenager who is recruited by a special law-enforcement agency to work undercover in a school where students are being being turned to anarchy by a mysterious website that is counting down to an unknown event. With only 72 hours to go, Saki must try and find out who is behind the site (named Enola Gay, after the plane that dropped the H-bomb on Hiroshima), and what is due to happen when the counter reaches zero.

Saki befriends Tae, a (hot) nerd (Yui Okada), who she defends from a group of (hot) school bullies, led by (the very hot) Reika (Rika Ishikawa). And it is Tae who helps Saki discover what exactly is going on, who is responsible, and why.

Yo-Yo Girl Cop is an incredibly stylised movie: it begins with some impressive opening credits (in which the silhouetted title character flings her spinning weapon across the screen) and the 'artistic flourishes' continue right up to the finalé. Sometimes the trendy editing gets a bit annoying (particularly with irritating sound effects accompanying every cut or zoom), but it generally suits the subject matter, so I'm willing to be a little more forgiving about this particular bugbear of mine in this instance.

Unfortunately, the film doesn't really get going until towards the very end, when Saki gets seriously miffed and dons her sexy getup. Up until that point, she only dabbles in a bit of generally unimpressive yo-yo flinging and gets involved in a couple of brief dust-ups—nothing too spectacular. Much of the time prior to this is spent on developing a plot line about bullying in the school—a commendable bit of social commentary which is vital to the plot, but not exactly riveting stuff.

For many western viewers, Yo-Yo Girl Cop, with its OTT action and convoluted plot, might be too much to handle. But for those who have learnt to appreciate the manic style of eastern fantasy cinema, it is passable entertainment.

It's also recommended viewing for those who dig Japanese cuties in PVC hot-pants.

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