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The Machine Girl (2008)
"Kataude mashin gâru" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Thriller  -  23 May 2008 (USA)
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Ami is a typical college girl. She's bright, friendly, popular and athletic, with nothing to set her apart from other girls her age other than the fact that she is an orphan, left to care ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Minase Yashiro ...
Ami Hyuga
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Miki
Kentarô Shimazu ...
Ryûji Kimura / Kimura gang boss
Honoka ...
Violet Kimura
Nobuhiro Nishihara ...
Sho Kimura
Yûya Ishikawa ...
Suguru Sugihara
Ryôsuke Kawamura ...
Yu Hyuga
Demo Tanaka ...
Kaneko / Kimura gang member
Nahana ...
Masako Fujii
Tarô Suwa ...
Kimura gang member
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Ami Hyuga (voice)
Dan Green ...
Yusume (voice)
Jason Griffith ...
Ryota / Additional voices (voice)
Erica Schroeder ...
Masako (voice)
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Sushi Chef (voice) (as Herb Lawerence)
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Ami is a typical college girl. She's bright, friendly, popular and athletic, with nothing to set her apart from other girls her age other than the fact that she is an orphan, left to care for her younger brother after her father committed suicide after being falsely accused of murder. But while there is tragedy in their past, the siblings' future looks good, except for one thing. Ami's brother has racked up a considerable debt to another boy at school, and that boy just happens to be the heir to a clan of vicious ninja-yakuza. Ami's brother can't pay, violence breaks out and in the course of trying to avenge her brother, Ami is captured by the clan. They torture her and hack her arm right off. Ami escapes, barely alive, and is taken in by the owners of a machine shop who build her a customized, bullet-spewing arm. From that point, the quest for revenge is on in earnest. Written by Todd Brown for Fantasia Film Festival

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girl | revenge | suicide | bullying | bully | See more »

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Schoolgirls, Drill bras, Ninjas, One big machine gun! See more »


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The family kami (god) of the killers is Hanzo Hattori. Hatori Hanzo was a famous ninja and is often referenced in various fiction and entertainment. See more »

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Near the end, after "Miki" has attached the chainsaw to her missing right foot and screams "Ami!!...Don't give up!!!," she appears to collapse and die. Ami later finds her "dead", however if you look closely, as Ami closes Miki's eyelids, you can plainly see Miki's heartbeat visibly thumping in her jugular at her throat. See more »

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Bloody, Gory But Still Pure Escapist Fun
1 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is filled with violence and gore, severed heads and limbs. So, why am I recommending it? Its fun to watch despite all that. The core of the plot is good. Ami, played by the pretty Minase Yashiro, avenges the murder of her younger brother Yu at the hands of a group of sadistic young people who are part of the Kimora clan. Ami's arm is hacked off in her first attempt to kill the son who caused Yu's death, but she manages to escape and is taken in by Miki, whose son Takeshi was also killed by the gang with Yu. It is Takeshi's mother Miki who goes along with Ami on this mission. If you don't like blood and gore, you can't watch this film. I normally do not like it, but this movie moves along at a good pace and Minase Yashiro actually does a good job as Ami. So, if you can handle buckets of blood, I think you'll enjoy it.


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