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Karajishi Kamen: Lion-Girl


Japan 2023
produced by
Mami Akari, Gaku Kawasaki, Masayuki Yamada, Naoshi Yoda (executive), Kazuo Kato (executive) for Dynamic Planning, Flag/Toei
directed by Kurando Mitsutake
starring Tori Griffith, Damian Toofeek Raven, Derek Mears, Joey Iwanaga, Shelby Lee Parks, Matt Standley, David Sakurai, Jenny Brezinski, Miki Kawawa, Taishi Tamaki, Stefanie Estes, Tomoki Kimura, Wes Armstrong, Hidetoshi Imura, Holgie Forrester, Kristina Korsholm, Marianne Bourg, Shin Shimizu, Moe Shintaku, Reesa Ishiyama, Kirk Geiger, Terra Strong, Gabrielle Archambault, Akihiro Kitamura, Katarina Leigh Waters (= Katarina Severen), Anna Sophia Moad, John Haegele, Julie Burrise, Larry Myo Leong, Patrick Martinsen, Bryerly Long, Sean Harley, Farah Jaffrey, Erin Marie Hogan, Nadine Emrich, Josh Shibata, Marco Garcia-Ballare
written by Kurando Mitsutake, based on a story and characters by Go Nagai, music by Matt Akers, Dean Harada, Yasuhiro Kawaguchi, James Smith, visual effects by Tsuyoshi Kazuno, special effects makeup by Dean Jones

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Out of nowhere, a meteor has hit earth, with the consequence that most of the planet got flooded - but by some weird coincidence, Tokyo was spared and forms now the only known dry land on the planet. Also, humankind got decimated to about 7 million people - and it has become a dog-eat-dog world overall. But that's not enough, radiation of the meteor has turned everybody exposed to it into human-animal hybrids called the Anaroc, and they have the habit to kill humans. But there are also Man-Anarocs, humans exposed to the meteor-rays who somehow have not turned into human-animal hybrids but have instead developed some mental superpowers. One such Man-Anaroc is Botan (Tori Griffith) a.k.a. Lion-Girl as she hides behind a lion mask when doing her heroics. She was born to a mother who had just turned into an Anaroc and died giving birth, and raised and trained by her uncle Ken (Damian Toofeek Raven) - and she has turned into quite a hero, so much so that self-imposed shogun Fujinaga (Tomuki Kimura) has put a bounty on her head. Presently, Ken and Lion-Girl are approached by Herbert (Matt Standley) and Mayumi (Shelby Lee Parks) who want them to escort them to a hidden Man-Anaroc communeled by legendary Ogi Agan (Stefanie Estes), as Mayumi is herself a Man-Anaroc and thus not safe among humans. But the foursome and their driver (and Lion-Girl's soon love interest Marion (Joey Iwanaga) soon run into resistance in the form of Kaisei Kishi (Derek Mears) and his Man-Anaroc slayers, and they have the means to sniff Man-Anarocs out and to fight and defeat them. And them taking our heroes captive might be the beginning of the end of their adventure ...


A film from the mind of Japanese manga virtuoso spells madness almost by definition - and Lion-Girl is of course no exception to the rule, a weird mix of post apocalyptic cinema and superher movies full of ideas that are too far-fetched to be taken seriously, but brought across in a very tongue-in-cheek way. And that the whole thing's fast-paced enough to keep things moving at all times, sports some cool cinematography, and is carried by a colourful cast of characters embodied by an able ensemble of course also helps to make this rather splendid genre entertainment.


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