3.8/10
1,103
20 user 28 critic

Assault Girls (2009)

Asaruto gâruzu (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | 19 December 2009 (Japan)
In the aftermath of a global thermonuclear war three battle tested women wage war in a virtual video game against giant mutant sand whales.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes horribly wrong.

Director: Fumihiko Sori
Stars: Ryôsuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka
Kiru (2008)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Directors: Kenta Fukasaku, Mamoru Oshii, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Yôko Fujita, Rinko Kikuchi, Narushi Ikeda
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Kanon Hanakage, Hirotarô Honda, Kaede Inaba
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An attack takes place on Rainbow Bridge in Odaiba, Tokyo by the fighter helicopter `Gray Ghost`. 2 days earlier, the Gray Ghost was stolen. The perpetrators are followers of Yukihito Tsuge.... See full summary »

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Toshio Kakei, Erina Mano, Seiji Fukushi
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: Hinako Saeki, Yoshikazu Fujiki, Ryokan Koyanagi
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In a world where clone soldiers from three military tribes are locked in a perpetual battle of air, land and technology, one clone is separated from the battle and finds herself on the run with a group of unlikely companions.

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Kevin Durand, Mélanie St-Pierre
Sukai kurora (2008)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Ryo Kase, Shôsuke Tanihara
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A fictional documentary about changing Japanese eating habits and the colorful thieves that swindle the restaurants which serve them.

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Yoshikazu Fujiki, Mako Hyôdô, Yoshikazu Ishii
Talking Head (1992)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A revered director with an obscure style, Rei Maruwa, has gone missing during the production of his latest animated feature, Talking Head. With the deadline approaching and next to no ... See full summary »

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Yoshikazu Fujiki, Keishi Hunt
Avalon (2001)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that... See full summary »

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Malgorzata Foremniak, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Jerzy Gudejko
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Metropolitan Police's ultimate crime-fighting unit was an elite squad of men and women known as the Kerberos. Refusing an order from the government officials to disarm led to a riot ... See full summary »

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Yoshikazu Fujiki, Takashi Matsuyama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Erika Okuda, Masahiro Sudô, Momoko Tanabe
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yoshikazu Fujiki ...
Jager
...
Lucifer
...
Gray
Hinako Saeki ...
Colonel
Edit

Storyline

In the aftermath of a global thermonuclear war three battle tested women wage war in a virtual video game against giant mutant sand whales.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Let the game begin

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

19 December 2009 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Assault Girls  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Narrator: The intrinsic value of people's enthusiasm is unshackled by the context of a real or fictional environment. So long as the world accords recognition for the applied fulfillment of this enthusiasm, it stands that people would not lose touch with their own reality. Reality, being the foundation of an individual's conventional wisdom, is a degree of experience that belongs to that single person. Hence, any such individual reality can be perceived by others as nothing more than mere imagination.
See more »

Connections

References Avalon (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Long Form Loop
7 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

I study long form film to see how it works.

Some times what I end up seeing doesn't work. That is the case here; only the costumes matter, and one episode has resonance. Does that one episode qualify this as long form?

Maybe. Long form has less to do with length than whether things evolve and the film has some chance of helping the viewer evolve.

The outer wrapper of this is a dreary ten minute initial narration that gives us completely irrelevant history. An inner wrapper that constitutes most of the hour has three young women (hardly girls) and a scruffy guy "playing" a virtual reality game. This is as much a waste. We never exit the game but we sometimes 'pause play.'

But smack in the middle is an odd sequence. Twice earlier we have a well photographed closeup of a snail. One of our 'girls' puts it on the head of a small weathered statue of a wizened it young traveler.

It is a very Katachi action. She and us study, admire and move on. In turn, each of the other three encounter it and we are supposed to get key aspects of their person from this. We don't, so that is a waste too. But that initial encounter evokes a deep inner narrative I have about some facet of Japanese spirituality and form, sex and striving in general and within my private shell what urgent peace is all about.

All the hard work was done by me, based on what boils down to one moving image. Would I call this long form? It had the effect of long form, but there was essentially no dialog between me and the artists.

In the midst of all the provocative narratives I had spinning within me (whether to fight, whether to seek grace), was one about other filmmakers and who I wish was my companion here.

Fruit Chan. His Public Toilet goes on and on, using lives I could not care about, folded casually. But at the end, oh what resurrection of everything that went before. That one scene connected with all else, in the film and without. Mastery. Now that's long form.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

'Black Panther' Costume Creations

"The IMDb Show" visits Ironhead Studio founder Jose Fernandez, who reveals how the stunningly detailed Black Panther costume was created.

Watch now