Watch High School Girls Kick More Ass In This New Look At HIGH KICK ANGELS

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Our first preview of the action movie High Kick Angels arrived last week in a promo video, but it was mostly a mashed-up video of fight scenes from other films, revealing only a few shot of actual footage and some training clip of the films cast. But this week Japanese action fans were treated to another promo with some actual action from the film, and it looks pretty awesome.  Each of these girls truly hold their own in an one-against-many situation. Even better is when fighting as a team, they become a force to be reckoned with.

Martial artist-turned-filmmaker Nishi Fuyuhiko of High Kick Girl fame has gathered an impressive line-up of athletes from various background.  The team includes Karate champion Kanon Miyohara, Kyokushin black belt Kawamoto Mayu, ballet dancer Nagashima Hirona and Japanese model/Karate blackbelt Kaede Aono. Also listed in the cast is Ito Risako. Here's a plot synopsis:
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...
The theatrical release date in Japan is on June 14th.  You'll find the action promo embedded below.
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ActionFuyukiko NishiHirona NagashimaKaede AonoKanon Miyaharamartial artsMayu KawamotoKazuhiro YokoyamaFuyuhiko NishiRisako ItoShingo Koyasu

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Marcel SamsonApril 3, 2014 5:19 AM

Fan service, I'm sure, but the rest isn't very convincing :). Nice moves, but so obviously staged. Hits don't seem to impact AT ALL...

But who watches this for anything more than high school girls and panty shots anyway, right?...;)

ColinJApril 3, 2014 6:09 AM

Weak, no-impact hits.

That pretty much describes the career of Jeeja Yanin. Very acrobatic girl, but not an ounce of the fighting power that someone like Sammo Hung would bring out in her.

Art VandelayApril 3, 2014 9:36 AM

The ballet dancer clearly isn't a fighter, especially when you see her fight gracefully and right after, the other girl jumps in and is much more faster and convincing.

It just looks very jarring. I'm glad that Rina Takeda doesn't star in films like these anymore.

Kevin OuelletteApril 3, 2014 6:02 PM

It's kind of a shame in Jeeja's case. Her fights are usually over-choreographed so the actual hit (or tap) comes while she's contorted in some weird position with no leverage. People who are physically weak should just go for broke and hit with their full force knowing that they probably won't hurt anyone. It would look so much better on camera. I really liked Chocolate but after that everything got a bit too cute.

thirdwindowfilmsApril 4, 2014 5:35 AM

Rina Takeda doesn't star in films like these anymore?? Coming soon to a theatre near you:

Todd BrownApril 4, 2014 8:16 AM

Rina Takeda needs a new manager. She's turned down support parts in really good movies to do leads in junk like this. No big picture planning at all ...

Art VandelayApril 4, 2014 9:10 AM

I'm hoping she has more of a personality in this film mentioned above. That's why I like her Noboru Iguchi collaborations. She's very winning and charismatic in those films. To see that alongside her fighting skills, now that's a force to be reckoned with.

OTT: Third Window Films rock! Can't wait to purchase A Story of Yonnusuke on BluRay.

James RobinsonApril 4, 2014 6:09 PM

Needs more sexual perversion.