Monday, January 04, 2010

Mamoru Oishii's Live Action Assault Girl Trailer and Ltd Edition Figure!!

Assault Girls, the latest live-action feature film from director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, The Sky Crawlers, Patlabor). This film will be Oshii's first live-action feature film since 2001's Avalon. It was just released in Japan in Dec.

The science-fiction story is set on a post-apocalyptic desert battlefield where giant monsters named "Suna Kujira" (literally, sand whales) roam. Three beautiful female hunters — all of whom wield assault rifles and other powerful weapons — engage in battle with the monsters, including the biggest of them all, the Madara Suna Kujira (spotted sand whale). Meisa Kuroki (Vexille - 2077 Isolation of Japan, Crows Zero)、Rinko Kikuchi (The Sky Crawlers, Babel), and Hinako Saeki (Shin-Onna Tachiguishi Retsuden, Rasen) play the three hunters Gray, Lucifer, and Colonel.

Oshii had previously wrote and directed a live-action "Assault Girl: Kentucky no Hinako" short with Saeki for his Shin-Onna Tachiguishi Retsuden (The Women of Fast Food) film anthology. He then directed the live-action "Assault Girl 2" short with Kikuchi for another film anthology, Kiru ~ KILL. At The Sky Crawlers' DVD/Blu-ray Disc release event in March, Oshii said that he has plans for two live-action feature films starting this year, as well as one anime film in the 2011 timeframe.

Check out this crazy figure from the website Tokuma EC. It looks like it's a cold-cast resin or polystone figure. Only 40 will be made at it will set you back 35,000 yen. $376 USD minimum. I dunno...when you look at the trailer, this suit seems kinda fragile and does not offer all that much kick-assery. In the one scene, the giant worms sweeps a leg and breaks it off rendering the suite useless. So the chick has to jump out of the suit and start firing away at this giant worm with her laser rifle.

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