The Machine Girl is a 2008 Japanese action film written and directed by Noboru Iguchi with special effects by Yoshihiro Nishimura (who went on to direct Tokyo Gore Police). The film stars Minase Yashiro in the lead role as Ami, Asami in the role of Miki, Kentarō Shimazu as the yakuza leader Ryūgi Kimura and Honoka as his wife, Mrs. Kimura. It is about a young Japanese schoolgirl whose life is destroyed when her brother is killed by a the son of a Ninja-Yakuza clan. When her hand is cut off, she replaces it with a machine gun and seeks revenge.
MACHINE GIRL (aka. One-Armed Machine Girl) is an over-the-top, campy, ultra-violent action film by Iguchi Noboru (Sukeban Boy). The film is definitely NOT for everyone but will appeal to fans of Japanese cult films with a touch of dark comedy and unrealistic ultra-bloody violence made popular by Ichi the Killer and even Tarantino's magnificent "Kill Bill". Folks will either applaud or be repulsed by this film's execution, but it is a wickedly twisted, darkly-toned entertainment that knows … more
My guess is that Noboru Iguchi, the director of Machine Girl, has been keeping a journal of the most creative and disgusting ways to separate a person from his various body parts. He sits down in a dark room under a low-watt light bulb, and with each entry he throws his head back and cackles. His parents can hear him from upstairs and they wonder... He emerges weeks later with The Machine Girl. He pushes a red button, and his minions come cowering into the room. … more