By the good graces of our unknown movie gods, action fans will get to see actress Mayu Kawamoto in director Norio Tsuruta’s forthcoming summer zombie actioner, Z-Zed. And not for nothing either, as Kawamoto also happens to be the real deal: a Kyokushin karate blackbelt, to boot. Such is the reason she now gets to show off her screenfighting chops in director Yokoyama Kazuhiro‘s new flick, High Kick Angels, about a group of high school girls trying to make an indie Bruce Lee/Jackie Chan-style martial arts flick on campus when they suddenly find themselves swarmed by a gang of thugs.
You can now catch some of the action in a brand new clip below, ahead of the film’s domestic June 14 release in Japan. With any luck, we’ll hear some outside distribution news soon enough!
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.