Robo-geisha

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Two beautiful sisters become mechanized killing machines in this over-the-top Japanese horror-comedy. Yoshie (Aya Kiguchi) is a lovely but shy girl who has spent all her life playing second fiddle to her big sister Kikue (Hitomi Hasebe). Kikue has become the most popular hostess at a local geisha house, while Yoshie is stuck doing the cleaning and suffering unflattering comparisons to her sister. Both Yoshie and Kikue fall under the sway of Hikaru Kageno (Saitoh Takumi), heir to a valuable metal foundry who has developed an insane but ingenious secret plan to turn geishas into high-tech robotic assassins in a bid to take over the world. The sisters leave a bloody trail in their wake as they do Kageno's bidding, but the long-simmering rivalry between the sisters comes to a boil when Yoshie refuses to kill a handful of senior citizens and turns on her master, as well as her sister who remains loyal to Kageno. RoboGeisha was directed by Noboru Iguchi, who previously pondered the plight of females turned into robots in 2008's The Mechanical Girl. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Robo-geisha

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  • You generally don't win Academy Awards for movies which feature lines like "She has a machine gun in her ass!", but there are other rewards, like creating the funniest midnight movie ever.

    Jan 4, 2011 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Robo-geisha

  • Mar 18, 2012
    There are three later that can best describe my viewing experience for this movie, WTF. This is seriously one weird movie when you see crazy stuff happen, unfortunately everything in between is not as entertaining. Robo-Geisha is about Yoshie who's recruited into an army of Geisha assassins by the rich and powerful owner of a steel-works, Kageno. That's the most normal way to summarize the story of this movie without going into the weird parts too much. Seriously this movie has a girl transforming into a tank, a Japanese robot castle destroying other building that bleed, Machine-Gun breasts, Japanese women who breast milk can melt flesh, and over the top dialogue. Now when you have crazy stuff like that you expect the rest of the movie to be at the same level, sadly it's not. Everything in between the craziness is boring, sure the dialogue could be funny at times, but even that get old fast and becomes predictable. Possibly the only thing you'll remember from the movie is all the visually weird stuff, other than that most of the movie is pretty forgettable. Now lets talk about the special effect, which are the best part of the movie. Now sure it won't win awards for having a girl who can make swords come out of her arm pits and a Japanese robot castle vomiting, but it's sure allot of fun to watch. Now sure the effects don't look good, but try naming another movie where you could see a girl transforming into a tank fighting against Japanese robot castle, which is refreshing seeing something original being done with special effects. The cast on the other hand is not likable. It's not there fault, it's the characters they play and honestly I did not care for any of them. The acting is bad and it's not the funny kind of bad acting most of the time. Robo-Geisha is a weird that's only enjoyable when you visually see something weird. It's not bad movie to watch for if you're looking for something out of the ordinary, but you won't remember much as it's a forgettable movie when you don't see crazy happening.
    Caesar M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2011
    Too much drama on the way of grade-A awesomness
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • Jan 25, 2011
    Waaaay over the top film aimed at the same audience that enjoyed Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police, though this time it's a bit lighter in tone. Fun to see how creatively the team stretches the budget.
    Steve K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 24, 2011
    We saw the trailer for this a few months back while watching another fillm and knew that we HAD to see it. Mindless fun, but I think they made the mistake of trying to develpe the story line way too much. It wasn't really necesary as they appeal here is seeing robogeisha in action. Too much (weak) story and not enough action! But still fun - in a completely ridiculous way.
    Robert C Super Reviewer

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