Onechanbara: The Movie (2008)

Based on the Onechanbara series of fighting games that were part of D3 Publisher’s Simple 2000 series, it’s pretty amazing that this movie transcends the budget origins of the video game that inspired it.

Aya has a katana sword and a bikini and is somehow incredibly gifted when it comes to killing zombies, which have been brought back from the dead by Dr. Sugita and her sister Saki, who is responsible for killing their father. So she brings along her sidekicks Katsuji, and the gunmistress Reiko to stop the undead and kill her sister.

If this was a practical effects movie filled with spraying blood I’d probably like it even more than I do. But the CGI blood and effects wear on you after a while and you start to wonder, how can a movie with a sword-carrying bikini-clad female warrior against the living dead be so boring?

You can watch this on Tubi.

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