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Movie Version of The Ancient Dogoo Girl Coming





As if Tak Sakaguchi, Noboru Iguchi, and Yoshihiro Nishimura teaming up to direct Mutant Girls Squad (which we told you about here) wasn't splatter-tastic enough, now comes word that the Iguchi, Nishimura, and Takashi Shimizu TV show entitled The Ancient Dogoo Girl is being adapted into a feature film. What will our Japanese friends think of next?

Twitch explains that The Ancient Dogoo Girl, which was initiated by Machine Girl director Iguchi, who then roped in pals Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police) and Shimizu (Ju-on) to direct episodes, [was] produced for a minor Japanese cable network available only in parts of the country [so] a healthy portion of Japan hasn't even been able to see it yet. But that's about to change.

For more lowdown on the project, let's turn to Outcast Cinema's Marc Walkow: The series stars 20-year-old photo model Erika Yazawa - whose assets are clearly visible on her chest - as Dogu-chan, a yokai (goblin, monster) hunting warrior from Japan's ancient Jomon era who is resurrected in modern times due to a bumbling archaeologist (Takaya Kamikawa) and his shut-in son Makoto (Masataka Kubota). She joins Makoto and two of his high school friends in not only trying to blend in (poorly), but also, with the help of her animated Dogoo statuette companion Dokigoro, in sniffing out and destroying yokai that have begun to surface in the modern age.

The tone is very Iguchi - sexy and a little bit dirty, but definitely aimed at an audience of all ages. It's equal parts comedy and action with lots of fish-out-of-water jokes featuring Dogu-chan trying to fit into the modern world - and abusing Makoto, who's obviously in love with her - mixed with some surprisingly effective drama and horror moments.

The movie version incorporates Iguchi's opening and closing episodes with selected bits (and yokai) from other episodes [and] new linking segments featuring Dogu-chan as well as some additional fake commercials starring actors from the series. The biggest addition is the final 1/3, which is a brand-new "pilot episode" directed by Nishimura and starring Asami (Robo-Geisha) as a "phantom Dogu-chan" who comes to the modern day and wreaks gory havoc.

For more on what to expect, hit up Twitch for the rest of the story, and dig on a teaser trailer below. As we get further details, so will you!

- Uncle Creepy

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