Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Onechanbara: The Movie, Samurai Babes and Zombies

What is it about the Japanese that they go goo-goo over a sultry bikini babe with a Samurai sword dueling against another sultry Samurai babe clad in a schoolgirl outfit? Throw in thousands of zombies, a leather clad motorcycle babe with a shotgun, and a mad scientist and we have 2008's "Onechanbara: The Movie." Probably a graphic novel series or an Anime subject, this film will see a lot of feisty Asian babes in much peril as they fight a zombie outbreak.
Aya (Eri Otoguro) is the aforementioned bikini babe. Her, and her trusty sidekick Katsuji (Tomohiro Waki) scourge the post apocalyptic wasteland battling zombies. Their goal is to find mad-scientist Dr. Sugita (Taro Suwa), who's experiments began the scourge. Oh yes...Aya also seeks her evil sister, Saki (Chise Nakamura), who killed their father. While repelling a zombie horde, Aya and Katsuji are almost overtaken when the aforementioned motorcycle babe enters. Reiko (Manami Hashimoto) has her own sob story, but her shotgun saves Aya and Katsuji.
Now the trio head to Sugita's laboratory complex. The trio will be beset by more zombie hordes and the two gals will look so alluring in a bikini or leather garb as they slay thousands. The backstories of the three are told and they are grim ones. Meanwhile, Sugita continues his experiments and has made Saki into a superhuman Samurai fighter. As the trio near the evil complex, a billion (slight exaggeration) await for them to enter the building. A mad orgasm of zombie carnage, bikini gratuity, and alluring leather accompany us through their battle with a mega-zombie horde. Now Sugita has the trio just where he wanted them, but he never counted on their spunk.
Why does Dr. Sugita lay a trap for Aya, and what are his plans for her? Will Reiko, the leather clad motorcycle babe eventually branch off into her own set of graphic novels or Anime features? Is Japan's affinity for this kind of gratuitous and hyper-sexual entertainment a key to their superior intelligence...at least when it comes to a Japan-America comparison? Gratuitous and pleasing ...heartbreaking and bloody...for a raucus good time with a lot of allure, see "Onechanbara: The Movie."

1 comment:

  1. What's not to like about this review, next step is to watch the movie!!