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

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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 overview, first billed only:
Minase Yashiro ...
Ami Hyuga
Kentarô Shimazu ...
Ryûji Kimura / Kimura gang boss
Honoka Ishibashi ...
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
Ami Hyuga (voice)
Dan Green ...
Yusume (voice)
Ryota / Additional voices (voice)
Masako (voice)
Sushi Chef (voice) (as Herb Lawerence)


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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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 »


When the Machine Girl confronts a group of guys in the beginning, she lunges into the air with her arms spread wide, where you can clearly see that they are both intact. Shortly after landing on the ground she shows that her left arm is actually missing and what remains is a nub. See more »


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gore and nothing more...
30 March 2008 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The acting is terrible, the action is terrible, the story is terrible, the special effects are terrible but the gore is magnificent and that saves the movie completely... This isn't a horror movie that wants to spook you but wants to disgusts you... and oh boy, it really does... I've seen it on BIFFF festival at Brussels and I can assure you everybody loved it... the more bloody disgusting the gore was, the more fun we had... it didn't matter that it looked all fake like hell... and if you were looking for some originality in this movie, you would certainly find it in the gore. :-) So one advice: buy some beer and chips, and see this movie not alone but with some friends... a fun evening assured

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