by Chris MaGee
It was just last month that Mamoru Oshii fans got the good news that the director and animator was going to be bringing his long fermenting "Assault Girls" live-action film to the screen. Those who follow the work of the "Ghost in the Shell" and "Sky Crawlers" creator know that he's made short visits to the world featured in this new project before, first in 2007 with "Shin-Onna Tachiguishi Retsuden" and then last year in the segment of the "Kiru= Kill" action omnibus film. Now the first teaser trailer for the feature length "Assault Girls" has hit the net and it looks like sci-fi fans will have a ton of fun with what Oshii has brought together.
Not much plot in the trailer, but we do find out the identities of the three main actresses. Meisa Kuroki is known as Gray, Rinko Kikuchi's winged character is dubbed Lucifer and Hinako Saeki bares the moniker The Colonel. Besides that it's blasting, jumping, giant monsters exploding fun, and there's nothing wrong with that at all. To see what I mean head over to Nippon Cinema and take a look.
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