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Kamikaze Girls, Dir Tetsuya Nakashima, 2004

Kamikaze Girls

26 Feb 2011

A frenetically comic and stylistically playful look at Japanese 'idol' culture, based on a shojo manga (girls' comic) by Novala Takemoto. Teenager Momoko escapes from the boredom of her humdrum hometown by adopting a "Lolita" image, although the doll-like clothing belies a gutsy, forthright attitude. It's the latter aspect that attracts her fashion opposite, surly biker chick Ichigo, an together the pair form an unlikely alliance. With two J-Pop stars in the lead roles, plus narrative tricks and animated interludes, this is a fun, frothy cult item.

Dir Tetsuya Nakashima, Japan 2004, 103 mins, subtitles

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