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Shoichi Maruyama
Shinji Wada (manga "Sukeban Deka")
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Release Date:
30 September 2006 (Japan) See more »
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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  (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)
Yôzaburô Itô ... Romeo's Thug
Ryûki Kitaoka

Mark Musashi ... Wu
Takashi Nishina

Tak Sakaguchi ... Romeo's thug

Derek Wade ... Jiro Kimuro (voice: English version)

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
Nobutaka Dôki .... special effects supervisor (as Michiki Nobutaka)
Makoto Yokoyama .... action director
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitsuo Watanabe .... lighting
Other crew
Shigeyuki Endô .... planning
Yasuhiro Hasegawa .... planning
Shigeki Kageyama .... planning
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd & bluray extras subtitles: english
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd producer [gb]
Chieko Makino .... script supervisor
Jin Matsuda .... planning

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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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Cheesy action fun! The best kind!, 11 June 2008
Author: UberNoodle from Japan

I saw the film at the cinema years ago and came out as the only person in the group that appeared to like it. SOme of my friends begrudgingly let slip that "the actions scenes were cool" or that "the chicks were hot", and it was then that I updated my list of people not to see movies with.

Yes, the main girl is cute and yes the action scenes are cool, but in my mind a film doesn't earn the designation "crap" because it doesn't sate one's thirst for blood and titillation. Sadly it seems that Japanese film has scored a legion of followers expecting everything to be "extreme". It doesn't help that Western marketers pander to this lowest common denominator. This latest Sukeban Deka movie is pure teen drama and super-hero action and it doesn't need misogynistic violence, tentacles or acupuncture needles in tender places to be entertaining.

The main character is established early on as the daughter of now outcast original "Sukeban Deka", translating to "Girl-gang leader Detective". She is reportedly just as cute and just as aggressive as her mum. After a very stylish intro and opening credits (cool rotoscoping) the daughter, taking her mother's old moniker, Asamiya, as well as her old job, is sent to investigate an Internet based terrorist organisation. It is here that the film sets into "highschool detective" mode where all manner of tangled intra-personal troubles and dark motivations are unraveled.

Anyone familiar with the above genre will probably know what that entails: bullies, student politics, trust and friendship, and there is nothing wrong with that. Interspersed with the detective work is intrigue, action and character building enough to draw the viewer along to the climax, which is comprised of a couple of great action setpeices but unfortunately a slightly disappointing conclusion.

Kenta Fukasaku has put together a stylish film that works well within obvious budget constraints and ultimately delivers some great cheesy fun, reminiscent of the TV dramas before it. No, it isn't gory, and no, those expecting the next "Asia Extreme Gorefest" with blood, bodily fluids and TnA all over the place, are not going to be happy. But if you can put aside your base desires and just enjoy the flimsy teen drama and cheesy action, you will enjoy yourself.

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