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Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken
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Writers:
Shungiku Uchida (manga "Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken")
Naoyuki Tomomatsu (screenplay)
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Transfer student Monami has a secret and a past that has caught up with Mizushima. Deceiving Mizushima into eating a token gift of chocolate... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A gore-soaked near-masterpiece of J-splatter cinema. See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Yukie Kawamura ... Monami / Vampire Girl
Takumi Saitô ... Jyugon Mizushima
Eri Otoguro ... Keiko / Frankenstein Girl
Sayaka Kametani ... Midori
Jiji Bû ... Igor

Eihi Shiina ... Monami's Mother
Kanji Tsuda ... Kenji Furano
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yukihide Benny ... St. Francis Xavier
Terri Doty ... Lolligirl A
Erina
Cay Izumi ... Ganguro Girl with Lip Plate
Maki Mizui ... School Wrist Cutter Captain
Honoka Nagai ... Young Monami
Aya Nishisaki
Sayo
Takashi Shimizu ... Chinese Professor
Namie Terada ... Afro Rika
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Directed by
Yoshihiro Nishimura 
Naoyuki Tomomatsu 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Naoyuki Tomomatsu  screenplay
Shungiku Uchida  manga "Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken"

Produced by
Masatsugu Asahi .... producer
Hidehiro Ito .... planner (as Hidehiro Itô)
Yôsuke Miyake .... chief executive producer
Jun Nakajima .... producer
Remi Ohtsuka .... assistant producer (as Remi Ôtsuka)
Tsugio Oikawa .... chief executive producer (as Tsuguo Oikawa)
Shûji Omata .... executive producer
Ruka Tanaka .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Kou Nakagawa  (as Kô Nakagawa)
 
Cinematography by
Shu G. Momose 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshihiro Nishimura 
 
Production Design by
Nori Fukuda 
 
Makeup Department
Taiga Ishino .... special makeup effects artist
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects supervisor
Yûta Okuyama .... special makeup effects artist
Kazuhide Shimohata .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Masamitsu Washizu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Takashi Matsuo .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... character designer
 
Sound Department
Stephen Hoff .... adr recordist
Kyûya Nakagawa .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Yûta Okuyama .... moldmaker
 
Visual Effects by
Tsuyoshi Kazuno .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Tak Sakaguchi .... fight choreographer (as Taku Sakaguchi)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hiroshi Ôta .... lighting director
 
Other crew
Norman England .... subtitler: English
Isao Karasawa .... action director
Yoshiki Takahashi .... poster designer
 

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Also Known As:
"Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken" - Japan (original title)
"Gaijinsploitation 3" - Asia (English title) (series title)
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84 min
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The film contains 320 separate CG effects.See more »
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Kenji Furano:Dicing ones daughter is true happiness!See more »
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References The Grudge (2004)See more »

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There are two Japanese sub-cultures within this film, what are these?
Keikos father, the Vice-Principal Kenji Furano, what is he dressed as?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A gore-soaked near-masterpiece of J-splatter cinema., 7 March 2012
Author: GorePolice from United States

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl is the blood-soaked adaptation of a popular manga. Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Helldriver) helms this masterpiece of Japanese new-wave ultra-violent splatter, a genre most notable for its juxtaposition of cute actresses and extreme violence. In typical Nishimura fashion, the insanity meter is cranked up to 11. Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl stars gravure idol (and full-time goddess) Yukie Kawamura and Eri Otoguro (Onechanbara: the Movie) in the respective title roles as they battle for the affection of their classmate Jugon (Takumi Saito). It also features a great cameo by the queen of Japanese horror, Eihi Shiina (Audition, Tokyo Gore Police).

When Monami (Kawamura), our Vampire Girl, transfers to a new high school in Tokyo, she soon attracts the ire of the resident lolligirl clique, and their bratty leader Keiko (Otoguro), by giving Jyugon a blood-filled chocolate for Valentine's Day. It isn't long before the school nurse becomes aware that something isn't quite right with a sample of Monami's blood and passes it along to Keiko's father, who also happens to be the vice-principal and a (very!) mad scientist, the self-proclaimed successor to Dr. Frankenstein. Upon confronting Monami, Keiko ends up dead and (you guessed it) is rebuilt by her father as Frankenstein Girl and an epic battle ensues that is truly mind-blowing in both its violence and its creativity.

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl boasts the traditional gore effects for which Nishimura is best known: gallons of blood-spray, uncomfortable wrist-cutting scenes, and disturbingly distorted human bodies. It also contains a lot of fairly well-executed CGI that doesn't really detract from overall immersion in the film.Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl never takes itself too seriously and it's in this frame of mind that the film is best enjoyed. It incorporates comedic elements, including the catchy J-Pop soundtrack, and a healthy dose of social satire which anyone familiar with Japanese pop-culture is sure to enjoy. There are several memorable scenes, my personal favorite being when Monami dances in a rain of blood as it sprays from the neck of a recent victim, a scene which, in my mind, captures the essence of what this genre is all about.

In fairness, Nishimura's films, and pink violence in general, is definitely not everyone's cup of tea. If you are a fan of other films in the genre, such as Machine Girl, Meatball Machine, and Tokyo Gore Police, you will love this film. If you are a gorehound with a penchant for old-school special effects and horror-comedies like Re-Animator, Dead Alive and Evil Dead 2, you will love this film. If, however, you happen to be a close-minded film elitist who insists on little things like continuity, realism, and unquestionable plot structures, you will probably spontaneously combust within the first five minutes (probably around the time that Monami rips the skin from the face of a Gothic-lolita zombie with her teeth, exposing an animated skull).

When it's all said and done, Nishimura provides us with a fresh and exciting take on these two iconic, but worn-out and often predictable, monster stereotypes. The true beauty of films like Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl lies in their unpredictability and refusal to be constrained within the existent boundaries of film logic, physics, or even political correctness. Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl epitomizes what this genre is all about and, while not quite as good as Tokyo Gore Police (but, then again, what is?), it is definitely one hell of a awesome movie.

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