High-Kick Girl (Hai Kikku Gâru!)


If Warren Ellis says THIS be "The Greatest Film Trailer Ever" ~ who am I to say otherwise? But c'mon, tis always farnie to see a dude get kicked in the face by a Japanese female student in a short plaid school-skirt, innit? (*cough*). Directed by Fuyuhiko Nishi, HIGH-KICK GIRL (Hai Kikku Garu!) stars Rina Takeda and Akihito Yagi, and is slated for an early Summer 2009 release - CLICK THRU for Plot / Story (and more pics of Japanese female student in short ... ooooh you get the picture...)

ADDED January 12th: 2nd Promo Trailer with extended fight-scenes!

HIGHKICKGIRL

STORY: "She is more than just a cute high school girl! She is a master of Karate!

A high-school girl named KEI (aged 17) joins a karate dojo. Kei is born with extraordinary athletic ability and she quickly outshines the boys. Her status in the dojo rises quickly as her abilities and strength helps her to even defeat men.

Despite her accomplishments, the master MATSUMURA does not award her the coveted “Blackbelt”. It is clear that Kei always plays to win and only cares about kumite (fighting). Matsumura tries to teach Kei that Karate is about more than just fighting and that “the real strength is in the kata (forms) ”.

Kei grows impatient. She feels that she possesses the skills and deserves her blackbelt. Kei will do whatever she has to do to get it. Kei’s resentment towards Matsumura grows.

She decides to join a rival fighting group called KOWASHIYA (Destroyers) at the advice of her boyfriend. Kowashiya will allow her to use her fighting skills and to earn money doing so."



"Kowashiya consists of masters of martial arts who simply destroy their targets, both body and soul.

The leader of Kowashiya lures fighters who are struggling for money as there is no guarantee of a promised future, fame, money or stability for fighters like them. The leader of Kowashiya lures fighters who are struggling for money as there is no guarantee of a promised future, fame, money or stability for fighters like them.

Kei becomes deeply involved with Kowashiya until one day she discovers the true purpose of the leader of Kowashiya. Kei becomes deeply involved with Kowashiya until one day she discovers the true purpose of the leader of Kowashiya. He is planning an attack on her master Matsumura. He is planning an attack on her master Matsumura.

Kei is shocked and decides to warn Matsumura. Kei is shocked and decides to warn Matsumura. But now, it is too late. The elite fighters of Kowashiya kidnap Kei and are on their way to destroy Matsumura. But now, it is too late. The elite fighters of Kowashiya kidnap Kei and are on their way to destroy Matsumura.

Matsumura, who never fights in front of Kei, now stands to save Kei. At last, the ultimate fight begins... Matsumura, who never fights in front of Kei, now stands to save Kei. At last, the ultimate fight begins ..."


Source: HighKickGirl-blog


REMARKS: High-Kick Girl may perhaps invite comparisons with Jeeja Yanin; another high-kicker in Thailand's CHOCOLATE chop-socky-flick [youtubed] ~ in the fact that both have a asskickin' female protagonist and they do their own fights ... Altho I couldn't judge much about Chocolat besides the awesome fight-scenes, becoz it was in Thai (I don't speak Thai) and had only Mandarin subtitles with no dubs (my written Mandarin sucks rotten-eggs), but I would def be interested to see HKG, if it possibly will make it over here to Singapore in some form or another :p

Comments

Anonymous said…
genius lol
Unknown said…
Rena is amazing, she's a real karate champion and she's cute on TV shows too
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