Yo-Yo Girl Cop
|Yo-yo Girl Cop|
Japanese theatrical poster
|Directed by||Kenta Fukasaku|
|Produced by||Tatsuya Kunimatsu|
|Written by||Shoichi Maruyama|
|Music by||Goro Yasukawa|
|Edited by||Chieko Suzaki|
|Distributed by||Toei Company|
|Running time||98 minutes|
Yo-Yo Girl Cop, known in Japan as Sukeban Deka: Code Name = Saki Asamiya (スケバン刑事 コードネーム=麻宮サキ Sukeban Deka: Kōdo Nēmu = Asamiya Saki?) is a 2006 Japanese live-action feature film, the third to be based on the manga Sukeban Deka, directed by Kenta Fukasaku.
The film stars Aya Matsuura in the lead role of Saki Asamiya and Rika Ishikawa as her rival, Reika Akiyama. Yuki Saito, who played the role of Saki in the first live-action television series, appears here as Saki's mother. The movie was released on September 30, 2006 in Japan and in the United States on July 17, 2007 by Magnolia Pictures as Yo-Yo Girl Cop.
- Yuki Saito as Saki's Mother
- Hiroyuki Nagato as Keishi Kurayami (暗闇警視 Kurayami Keishi?)
- Shunsuke Kubozuka as Jiro Kimura (騎村 時郎 Kimura Jirō?)
- Riki Takeuchi as Kazutoshi Kira (吉良 和俊 Kira Kazutoshi?)
- Masai Ōtani, another Hello! Project member makes a cameo appearance in the film.
- Tak Sakaguchi as a member of the Enola Gay gang
Yo-Yo Girl Cop was licensed for U.K. release by 4Digital Asia, a sublabel of 4Digital Media, formerly Ilc Entertainment. The new sub-label was launched in 2008 to fill the gap in the U.K. for "Asia Extreme" titles created by the demise of label Tartan. It was released on DVD on September 22.
The film is parodied in the softcore V-Cinema release Yo-yo Sexy Girl Cop (スケパン刑事 バージンネーム＝諸見栄サキ Sukepan Deka: Bājin Nēmu = Moromi Saki?, literally "See-through Panties Detective: Virgin Name = Saki Moromie"), directed by Daigo Udagawa and starring AV idol Mihiro. In addition to its similar name, the cover artwork is a near-reproduction of Yo-yo Girl Cop's original poster. The DVD was released in Japan in November 2006 and in the United States with English subtitles by Cinema Epoch in November 2008.
References and footnotes
- "Sukeban Deka news" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2006-07-23.
- "Yo-yo Girl Cop". VideoETA.com. Retrieved 2007-07-13.
- Company website located at http://www.4digitalmedia.com/
- DVD release details found here: http://www.4digitalmedia.com/index.php/details/4
- "Yo-Yo Sexy Girl Cop". AllMovie. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
- "スケパン刑事 バージンネーム＝諸見栄サキ(2006)" (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
- "Sukepan deka: Bâjin nêmu = Moromie Saki (2006)(V)". IMdB. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
- Official Web site (Japanese)
- Yo-Yo Girl Cop at the Internet Movie Database
- Yo-Yo Girl Cop at AllMovie