Monday, May 31

Go Go Ninja

Chiaki Kuriyama moves from playing a teenage assassin in Kill Bill to playing as a teenage NINJA assassin in ancient Japan for the upcoming slashfest Azumi 2. And just what is that guy behind her looking at?

After she charmed (or terrified) audiences as the lethal schoolgirl/assassin Go Go Yubari in Kill Bill, what has Japanese idol and actress Chiaki Kuriyama been up to?

Well, her latest work is co-starring in Azumi 2, the sequel to the 2003 ninja-action/swordfighting adventure by Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus). Apparently Chiaki plays one of the good guys in this one, alongside lead actress Aya Ueto, who plays the titular heroine. The film seems to be still filming, so we may expect to find DVDs of this by late this year or early next year. Well, seeing Miss Kuriyama as a kick-butt ninja should be something to look forward to.

Definitely not someone you'd want to meet in a dark alley.

This is what the Crazy 88 looked like in Ancient Japan.

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