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Aya Sugiyama in High Kick Girl!

High Kick Girl!

2009 NR

Martial arts purists -- not to mention fans of miniskirt-clad, high-kicking karate girls -- will welcome the tightly choreographed fight scenes and slow-motion scuffles in this film about a teenage karate phenom eager to take down her older peers. Real-life fighter par excellence Rina Takeda plays high schooler Kei Tsuchiya, who joins a rival clan when she decides that her longtime karate master (Tatsuya Naka) is holding her back.