IMDb > RoboGeisha (2009)
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

RoboGeisha (2009) More at IMDbPro »Robo-geisha (original title)

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow) Videos
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.


User Rating:
5.4/10   1,824 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 127% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Noboru Iguchi (screenplay)
View company contact information for RoboGeisha on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
3 October 2009 (Japan) See more »
Yoshie, the younger and ill-treated sister of a renowned Geisha, is discovered to have natural strength and fighting ability... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
(33 articles)
In a Nutshell: Dead Sushi
 (From 24FramesPerSecond. 8 November 2013, 9:07 AM, PST)

31 Days of Horror: ‘Dead Sushi’ Review
 (From Blogomatic3000. 9 October 2013, 8:00 AM, PDT)

Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead Dumped onto DVD this June
 (From Horror Asylum. 31 January 2013)

User Reviews:
Excessive, cartoonish action from Noboru 'Machine Girl' Iguchi. See more (17 total) »



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
Masaki Suzumura .... action coordinator
Other crew
Yoshiki Takahashi .... poster designer

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Robo-geisha" - Japan (original title)
"Gaijinsploitation 4" - Asia (English title) (series title)
See more »
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:
Referenced in Inside the Whore (2012)See more »


What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Unrated Version?
See more »
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).

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (17 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for RoboGeisha (2009)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
On SBS 2 Tonight! mcgill-646-33556
Live and Let Die luke_m
The beginning and ending anachronism (spoilers) jsdunn
Finally getting a US DVD release deljhp
Trailer zapp-76
Cannot Wait! plus which one... discosnotdead
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Alien vs. Ninja G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Gothic & Lolita Psycho Tekken Geisha Assassin
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb Japan section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.