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Sukeban deka (1987)

Neo-nazi takes over a school, turns it into training camp with attempt to coup d'etat. Sukeban Deka should stop him, but it seems to impossible if she's alone.

Director:

Hideo Tanaka

Writers:

Izô Hashimoto (screenplay), Tokio Tsuchiya (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yui Asaka Yui Asaka ... Yui Kazama / Saki Asamiya III / Sukeban Deka III
Masatô Ibu ... Hattori
Keizô Kanie Keizô Kanie ... Nishiwaki
Gorô Kataoka Gorô Kataoka ... Kagenuma
Ayako Kobayashi Ayako Kobayashi ... Megumi Katô
Yôko Minamino Yôko Minamino ... Yôko Godai / Saki Asamiya II / Sukeban Deka II
Katsumi Muramatsu Katsumi Muramatsu ... Kôsaka
Hiroyuki Nagato Hiroyuki Nagato ... Director Kurayami / Dark Director
Taketoshi Naitô Taketoshi Naitô ... Some person
Yuma Nakamura Yuma Nakamura ... Yuma Kazama
Yuka Ohnishi Yuka Ohnishi ... Yuka Kazama
Haruko Sagara Haruko Sagara ... Kyôko Nakamura / 'Okyô'
Shinobu Sakagami Shinobu Sakagami ... Kazuo Hagiwara
Tetta Sugimoto Tetta Sugimoto ... Kikuo Katô
Yayoi Tanaka Yayoi Tanaka ... Yuri Shirai
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Storyline

18 year old Yoko Godai (Yoko Minamino) is newly retired from her stint as a yo-yo brandishing special agent, codename Saki Asamiya (aka Sukeban Deka), and is now studying for college entrance exams. This newfound peace comes to a screeching halt when she encounters a young man trying to take down a facist group aiming to overthrow the government by training youth in a militarized private school. Yoko again takes upon the mantle of Sukeban Deka, recruiting both old and new friends for one last mission.

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Great fun, 1980's style
23 July 2006 | by simon_boothSee all my reviews

I think enough time has passed now that we can all admit that the 1980's were basically a bad idea, but the Decade Of Excess did manage to produce some great cultural relics (deliberately or not). A new one for my list is SUKEBAN DEKA. Originally a Manga and then a TV show, and finally a movie in 1985, SUKEBAN DEKA is the story of a special (and secret) branch of the police which employs Japanese schoolgirls to fight crime... with yoyos! The reasons for this are presumably explained somewhere, but the audience of this film is assumed to be familiar with the history. The main star of the film is apparently the actress from the first series, but to fight a particularly villainous megalomaniac high school principal she has to enlist the help of two other Sukeban Dekas and her buddy Marble Girl! The plot is quite entertaining, with a high school for delinquents on a Japanese island that's secretly training the pupils to be obedient soldiers - vague shades of BATTLE ROYALE - and our gang of teenagers basically on a mission to stop them, and kick their asses. The weapon of choice for a Sukeban Deka is a yoyo made out of a super-dense compound so that it deals unfeasible amounts of damage to whatever they swing it at - how cool is that? Cool enough for Quentin Tarantino to rip it off for Go-Go Yubari in KILL BILL, at least ;-) The film is quite violent, very melodramatic and cheesier than Switzerland - which makes for great fun viewing... in a 1980's sorta way :) Recommended!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 February 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

High School Superheroine See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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1.85 : 1
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