Kamikaze Girls

Release date:September 9, 2005

Studio:VIZ Media

Director:Tetsuya Nakashima

MPAA Rating:N/A


Starring:Kyôko Fukada, Anna Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Ryoko Shinohara, Sadao Abe, Yoshinori Okada, Eiko Koike, Shin Yazawa, Hirotaro Honda, Kirin Kiki


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Plot Summary:

Momoko (pop idol Kyoko Fukada) yearns to live in 18-century Versailles than in her back-country hometown of Shimotsuma, heartland of the yakuza. To escape, she loses herself in the dreamy, doll-like fashions of the "Lolita" scene. Her idol is Akinori Isobe, chief designer of Baby, the Stars Shine Bright—her favorite Lolita design hose. She travels all the way to Tokyo to shop at their store. One languid summer, to help fund her expensive hobby, Momoko runs a classified ad of brand-name knock-off clothes (produced by her dad) for sale. She encounters a buyer named Ichiko (the real name is Ichigo), who happens to live in her neighborhood. Super-rebel Ichiko (model and J-rock icon Anna Tsuchiya, pictured below), is a "Yankee"-style member of the Ponytails motorbike gang, one of Ibaraki's "wild speed tribes," whose teeth-rattling customized bikes are decked out with fiberglass shields and bannered backrests. Somewhat against Momoko's will, she and Ichigo slowly develop a strong friendship as they share their feelings on the odd goings-ons around them.