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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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Yoshie, the younger and ill-treated sister of a renowned Geisha, is discovered to have natural strength and fighting ability... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Excessive, cartoonish action from Noboru 'Machine Girl' Iguchi. See more (17 total) »

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

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 Okuma .... producer
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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Referenced in Inside the Whore (2012)See more »

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Excessive, cartoonish action from Noboru 'Machine Girl' Iguchi., 2 January 2015
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Shy beauty Yoshie Kasuga (Aya Kiguchi) lives in the shadow of her older sister, renowned Geisha Kikue (Hitomi Hasebe), who undeservedly treats her sibling with disdain. While Kikue is entertaining businessman Hikaru Kageno (Takumi Saitô), a pair of Tengu spirits attack, forcing Yoshie to display her impressive fighting skills. Pleased with the young woman's performance against the Tengu, Hikaru, a megalomaniac intent on ruling the world, abducts Yoshie and forces her become one of his Geisha assassins; he also operates on Kikue, giving her machine-gun tits. On seeing her sister's awesome weaponry, Yoshie opts for an upgrade, getting herself equipped with Wig Napalm and armpit swords, and soon becomes a top assassin.

When Yoshie is sent to kill a group of people who are searching for their missing relatives—the other Geisha assassins in Hikaru's army—her conscience kicks in and she refuses her orders. Displeased, Hikaru has her blown up. Luckily for Yoshie, one of Hikaru's ex-employees is on hand to piece her back together, giving her a few extra modifications in the process, after which she seeks out Hikaru, who promptly transforms his headquarters into a giant castle robot and heads for Mount Fuji where he intends to detonate a massive nuclear bomb.

RoboGeisha is another massive helping of bonkers action from Noboru Iguchi, the director who gave us the amazingly entertaining splatter-fest Machine Girl. But where that movie delivered an excess of impressive practical gore FX along with the insanity, this one opts for much more cartoonish violence, most of which is achieved via rather cheap looking CGI, making it a bit of a disappointment for those expecting more of the same. Poorly rendered digital blood is never an acceptable substitute for genuine splatter.

Thankfully, the film's relentlessly silly plot, OTT visuals, and hot Japanese babes ensure that the film is consistently entertaining, regardless of the gore. With such unique sights as a psycho nurse being sprayed with acidic breast-milk, Yoshie turning into a tank, ass shuriken, a man blinded by shrimp, and office buildings that bleed, boredom is definitely not an option, and there's always a little more fun to be had from trying to guess what Hollywood movie soundtracks are being referenced (I heard music that sounded suspiciously like the themes from RoboCop, James Bond and possibly even Rocky).

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