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RoboGeisha -- Kikuyakko is a geisha known far and wide for her glamour and grace. Yoshie is her abused sister, banished to dwell in the shadows. When a mysterious corporation transforms their tender bodies into cold, murderous machines, the rival vixens rush toward an ultraviolent final confrontation.

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Noboru Iguchi (screenplay)
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3 October 2009 (Japan) See more »
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Cast

 

Asami ... Onna Tengu 1
Yoshihiro Nishimura ... Yakuza's Boss

Naoto Takenaka ... Kanai
Takumi Saitô ... Hikaru Kageno
Cay Izumi ... Onna Tengu 2
Aya Kiguchi ... Yoshie Kasuga
Yui Murata
Shôko Nakahara ... Hideko
Yûya Ishikawa ... Suzuki
Hitomi Hasebe ... Kikue Kasuga
Suzuki Matsuo ... Tetsuma Gotokuji
Demo Tanaka ... Hachiro
Tarô Shigaki ... Kenzan Kageno
Kentarô Shimazu ... Kogure
Yukihide Benny ... Killed Man 1
Rie Hayasaka ... Bikini Trooper
Ryôji Okamoto ... Samurai 1
Yumemi Katô ... Bikini Trooper
Kentaro Kishi ... Hikomaru Sagawa (as Kentarô Kishi)
Yûya Matsuura ... Killed Man
Etsuko Ikuta ... Kinu
Shoko Suzuki ... Bikini Trooper
Mayu Hayashi ... Bikini Trooper
Hiroaki Murakami ... Fat Guest
Naoi Nagano
Asami Kumakiri ... Kotone
Mariko Takayama ... Suzuko
Ittei Sakuma ... Samurai 2
Shigeki Terao ... Kiyohiko Sagawa
Kaori Shiina
Masashi Oishi ... Aide 1
Satoshi Yamamoto ... Aide 2

Directed by
Noboru Iguchi 
 
Writing credits
Noboru Iguchi (screenplay)

Produced by
Satoshi Arashi .... executive producer
Naobumi Ashi .... producer
Stefan Atkins .... co-executive producer
Akira Fujita .... producer
Manabu Harada .... executive producer
Takeichi Honda .... executive producer
Masayuki Kaneko .... co-producer
Sen Katayama .... co-producer
Hiroshi Kogure .... co-producer
Hirofumi Ogoshi .... executive producer
Kazunari Ohkuma .... producer (as Kazunari Okuma)
Yui Shibata .... producer
Akira Yamaguchi .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Yasuhiko Fukuda 
 
Cinematography by
Yasutaka Nagano 
 
Production Design by
Gen Itô 
Aya Suzuki 
 
Makeup Department
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects supervisor
 
Sound Department
Kyle Phillips .... adr engineer
 
Special Effects by
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Tsuyoshi Kazuno .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Masaki Suzumura .... action coordinator
 
Other crew
Yoshiki Takahashi .... poster designer
 

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Also Known As:
"Robo-geisha" - Japan (original title)
"Gaijinsploitation 4" - Asia (English title) (series title)
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102 min
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Robotic Geishas? Sure, why not..., 15 February 2016
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

The first thing that comes to mind when sitting down and watching "Robo-Geisha" is probably: only in Japan! At least that is what rang true for me. This particular genre of movies is something that usually only rears its head from the bowels of Japan.

And it takes a certain kind of mindset to be able to fully appreciate these particular types of movies. I enjoy them for the campy, cheesy over-the-top entertainment that they are. Don't put too much into them, because they are not really meant to be taken seriously.

The story is about two sisters, one being a Geisha and the other living in the shadow of her Geisha sister. When they are both recruited by the Kageno steel company, a rivalry develops between the sisters in order to prove to be the better Geisha warrior/assassin. The Geisha women are trained to be deadly killers and are enhanced with robotic parts. But there is a sinister secret stirring beneath the surface of the Kageno company.

Yes, it is bizarre and odd, but still fun and entertaining for the campy movie that it is. Sure, this is somewhat of an acquired taste, and as such the movie will not prove appealing to every viewer. Mind you that this is not Shakespearian thespian acting in the least bit. You know what you get here, and "Robo-Geisha" delivers exactly on that account.

The acting in "Robo-Geisha" is as to be expected for a movie such as this. Personally, then I found it to actually be adequate acting for the genre. So that was a good thing.

However, the overall movie experience is a mediocre one. The movie fails to really impress in comparison to many others of this particular odd genre. And as such, then the movie failed to rise above the mediocre waterline. I am rating "Robo-Geisha" a mere five out of ten stars.

There are far better choices to pick from if you enjoy this particular genre of Japanese movies.

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