by Chris MaGee
Well, we knew this was coming. We've had everything from Japanese school girls, geisha, ganguro girls, ninja, and of course the Japanese police lampooned in films like "Tokyo Gore Police", "The Machine Girl", "Robo Geisha", etc., etc., etc. So it was only a matter of time that we had a film that capitalized on yet another popular aspect of otaku culture, the goth loli girl.
Yes, Go Ohara, the man who directed “Geisha vs Ninja” and Jyun Nakajima, the producer of "Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl”, are set to begin shooting "Gothic & Lolita Psycho" in Japan as soon as next week. The film starring Rina Akiyama, Ruito Aoyagi, Minami Tsukui, Yurei Yanagi promises to be “a martial arts action, Japanese grotesque art Gothic & Lolita explosion” featuring dolled up like in the photo above.
So after we have these goth loli girls impaling each other with the ruffled umbrellas what are we going to get next? Faux rockabilly dancers who slash peoples' throat with spurs on their blue suede shoes? Obese cannibalistic sumo wrestlers? Calligraphers who dip their brushes in blood? Your guess is as good as mine, but it seems that these gore films tailor made for the North American market are we going to continue mining stereotypical Japanese caricatures to get bums in seats.
Anyway... You can check out more details on "Gothic & Lolita Psycho" over at 24 Frames per Second, the folks who broke this story.
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