Need More Japanese Gore? Say Hello to the Mutant Girls Squad.

After indulging in Yoshihiro Nishimura Naoyuki and Tomomatsu’s insanely bloody 2009 action/comedy “Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl”, my obsession with this deranged genre has increased tenfold. This, perhaps, says more about my mental stability than I’m comfortable revealing, but I’m not ashamed to hide my unbalanced fanaticism for over-the-top Japanese gore. It’s no surprise that Nishimura and “The Machine Girl” director Noboru Iguchi’s upcoming gore-choked endeavor “Mutant Girls Squad” has caught my attention. Although the teaser isn’t nearly as enchanting as the one for Iguchi’s “RoboGeisha”, my interest is still very much piqued. The clip doesn’t reveal much, but it’s certainly enough to get you in trouble at work. Don’t say I never did anything for you.

Here’s a quick synopsis, courtesy of Asian Movie Pulse:

Sugimoto plays Rin, a bullied teenager who discovers her arm has mutated into a razor-sharp weapon on her 16th birthday. A shadow government organization immediately begins hunting her down, slaughtering her parents in the process, but Rin is saved in the nick of time by a super-powered being called “Hiruko”. Soon, mutants from all over Japan are gathered together and begin militant training to overthrow the government. Meanwhile, Rin is fitted with a special iron mask and begins her life as a “battle girl”, utilizing both her mutant powers and acrobatic abilities to fight against mutant-hunting special forces.

“Mutant Girls Squad” is set to work its kinky magic on Japanese movie-goers this May. In the meantime, you can rest assured I’ll be sitting in my living room, patiently waiting for North American distribution.



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Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.

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