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Oneechanbara: The Movie (2008)

Not Rated | | Action , Horror | 20 June 2008 (USA)
In the year 20XX a mysterious scientist discovers a way to bring back the dead . . . only it turns one town into a zombie-infested hellhole. But when the world falls into ruin, only one ... See full summary »


Yôhei Fukuda


Yôhei Fukuda (screenplay), Yasutoshi Murakawa (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Eri Otoguro ... Aya
Tomohiro Waki Tomohiro Waki ... Katsuji
Tarô Suwa ... Dr. Sugita
Manami Hashimoto Manami Hashimoto ... Reiko
Chise Nakamura Chise Nakamura ... Saki
Ai Hazuki Ai Hazuki ... Maria
Satoshi Hakuzen Satoshi Hakuzen
Hiroaki Kawatsure Hiroaki Kawatsure
Sari Kurauchi Sari Kurauchi ... Asami
Tomoya Nagai Tomoya Nagai
Tetsu Watanabe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masahiro Okamoto Masahiro Okamoto


In the year 20XX a mysterious scientist discovers a way to bring back the dead . . . only it turns one town into a zombie-infested hellhole. But when the world falls into ruin, only one woman, her trusty katana and sexy bikini can save them. And as she takes down one zombie after another, she also pursues the younger sister she wants to take to task for killing her father. Written by Doodle210

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Action | Horror


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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

20 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Onechanbara - Zombie Bikini Squad See more »

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Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When she places the sword on her sister's grave, Aya still has the bloody cut on her face that she received during the final sword battle. A few seconds later, the cut is gone and remains gone for the rest of the scene. See more »


Followed by Oneechanbara: The Movie - Vortex (2009) See more »

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live action bikini cowgirl zombie killing! whats not to like?
4 May 2008 | by ajax_magnetofaceSee all my reviews

Who doesn't love the vastly successful Japanese video game The Oneechanbara? You got a hot sexy bikini cowgirl killing zombies? Add some extra characters for each iteration of the game series and its gets even better. (Im sure the new Wii version makes slicing zombies heads off all the more physically exertive so as to stay in physical parity with the main character who seems quite fit.

Now the plot of the video game is pretty slim to none, so the movie expands on this by adding SOME plot. Some back-story on the characters is good, as well as a motivation to kill zombies and why of course there ARE zombies running amok. But nowhere does anyone ever bother to mention why she is always wearing a bikini and cowboy hat. Perhaps there is a vague "Fistfull of Dollars"/"Galaxy Express 999" reference here, but still, for those of us probing the sartorial functions of Oneechanbara's battle dress, I guess we should just sit back and enjoy it without asking such pointless questions.

The film action then is very much like the game action and therefore lots of fun. The fight scenes are the highlights and really shine. The pathos and drama are pretty standard but necessary. The whole picture tho is quite low budget and lacking any sort of quality acting talent. I believe the main actress was either a DVD pinup idol or a soft core porn star, so we'll just say she's got a good future if the movie turns franchise. Maybe they'll explain more in a sequel. In the meantime, hell, she's a hot zombie killing bikini girl! Take that Milla Jovovich!

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