Nothing like the Karate Kid if that's what you expect.
I been closely following the new career move of Rina Takeda and it looks like she'll be concluding in film roles as she's already perhaps set for yet another part in an additional big action film titled "Future Fighters" being directed by Nelson Shin whom less would be remembered for his animated film "The Transformers: The Movie". Did her High Kick flick catapult her to this new direction in her life or is she truly driven to make movies and leave her Karate Dojo in the dust? Well, it's a great choice nonetheless; we all get to see more of her unique sensei skills at its best.
Director Yoshikatsu Kimura makes his second film after having written the script for "High Kick Girl" that gave him the go to make this one starring Rina Takeda whom gives us what she's good at the most.
Synopsis: A mysterious individual shows up to take down Tatsuya Kurenai (Tatsuya Naka) and take away one of his daughters Kurenai Natsuki (Tobimatsu Hina). Ayaka Kurenai (Takeda Rina) grows up to become a Karate master like her father before her and is forced to protect her father's black belt where Momoru intends to take to claim rights to a new Karate Legend.
This was probably to be better than expected pertaining to the High Kick praise Takeda was influencing all over the world. Unfortunately it falls short of a classic...real short. But is it worth the watch anyway? Sure why not. The fight sequences are pretty good much like Takeda's first movie. Only some thing's seem like it shouldn't have been done. It's not every day you see a girl fight off two men in a movie theater after having stolen a purse from a defenseless women. Probably would have been best if it was taken place outside.
You will have some familiar faces from the last Karate film that show some cool moves especially from a newcomer Hina Tobimatsu who played the captured daughter Natsuki.
Be prepared for some more on Rina as she has already made a new film titled "Ninja girl" that looks like she'll be packing in more punches then kicks.