The final two-week stretch has begun for the upcoming Japan release of director Yokoyama Kazuhiro‘s new all-girl Karate chick-flick, High Kick Angels. The film opens on June 14, and the film already well into its promotional efforts, having shared several training montages and vines, in addition to a featured clip with actress and martial artist Mayu Kawamoto.
Since then, two clips have gone viral with fellow martial arts femme fatale Kanon Miyohara cleaning house, and a new teaser clip this week featuring actress, martial artist and model Kaede Aono trading kicks with actor and karate champion Shingo Koyasu (Dancing Karate Kid). Take a look at both videos below and stay alert for more news ahead!
Director Yokoyama Kazuhiro and producer Nishi Fuyuhiko are well on their way to showcase the resulting onslaught of high flying beauties and super-flexible kicks in their newest film, High Kick Angels. This week, following up with the recent airing of an Ip Man-style promo and action promo is brand new promo scored with the theme from Fist Of The North Star, featuring similar footage seen in previous posts.
If you recognize the song, then all well and good. You are way better at identifying Japanese themes than I, so wear that badge proud I say!
High Kick Angels features actress Ito Risako, along with Karate champion Kanon Miyohara, Kyokushin black belt Mayu Kawamoto, ballet dancer Hirona Nagashima and Japanese model and fellow Karate blackbelt Kaede Aono making her film debut. The film kicks high into Japanese theaters on June 14.
The girls from the high school film club are shooting their action epic “High Kick Angels” at school. Their goal is to make a full-scale action film in the style of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. As they toil away at their amateur effort, a gang of thugs descend upon the schoolyard…
Writer and producer Nishi Fuyuhiko and director Yokoyama Kazuhiro spent a good amount of time since late last year teasing training footage for a new group of actresses starring in the current production of the latest in High Kick fanfare for Japanese action fans, High Kick Angels. We have have also seen a few photos from the set, as well as a recent Ip Man-dominated promo mashup of footage for film, which had a certain desired affect as a pitch to fans of martial arts cinema, despite still being a teaser of sorts.