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Persona (I) (2008)
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(Japanese with English subtitles) Hiyori is the sexy subject of an advanced scientific research project that gave her superhuman strength. Possessing amazing power and fighting skills, she ... See full summary »

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Maria Abe
Masato Hagiwara
Naoko Inoue
Makoto Kai
Yûichi Kimura
Kôji Moritsugu
Tôshirô Muraki
Aimi Nakamura
Kumiko Nakano
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Sawa Suzuki
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(Japanese with English subtitles) Hiyori is the sexy subject of an advanced scientific research project that gave her superhuman strength. Possessing amazing power and fighting skills, she battles her tormentors in this action-filled, Japanese cult escapade. Written by Anonymous

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Intriguing B sci-fi
7 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although not high budget, this movie has high quality contents that are very thought provoking.

Koichiro Kiba (Masato Hagiwara) is a doctor who was leading a happily married life until one day suddenly he loses his wife. There's a mysterious research organization called LIS which Koichiro's wife was scheduled to be transfered to. He meets a strange girl (Mami Yamazaki) that appears to be insane, but correctly identifies him as Koichiro without prior introduction. She gets taken away by a van that has LIS' marking on it. Suspecting that this is not a coincidence, he goes to see her at LIS. She's supposed to be a mental patient there, but something is not right. On his way out she calls to him saying "Chashu Wan tan men, i told you to keep the kitchen clean" which was his wife's favorite food, and what she said to him before she died. She turns out to be a woman that was implanted with her wife's memory. This was the result of research at LIS that transfers person's memory into another person's brain. As a side effect, the bodily strength and speed increases to super human level. The researchers called this "Persona". Koichiro goes to LIS during night time and the girls jumps off the window and escapes with him. When he asked her "How did you know I was coming ?", she replies, "Your wife told me." They go on the run, but LIS is on their trail. It turns out that Koichiro's wife Sayako's mind is implanted in the girl's brain, and also Sayako's body is still in suspended animation at LIS. They attempt to retransfer Sayako's mind back to her body, but will they succeed ?

A science fiction movie that is somewhat low key but with intriguing plot and good acting. This is one of the better low budget science fiction to come out of Japan. it also shows urban culture of smaller cities in Japan, and interesting to watch as a culture piece as well. Worth watching if you're an Asian movie fan.


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