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Samurai Girl

Finally a teen girl heroine who is not obsessed with boys, parties, gossip and money! ABC family's newest series, Samurai Girl is about Heaven, a Japanese princess (yeah, yeah, she has money, but it's not about that) that loses her brother when her arranged marriage in San Francisco is attacked by ninja hired by yakuza. She can't trust her own family and must reach out to an old friend and some new ones in order to survive long enough to avenge her brother's death and fulfill her destiny. Go girl power! Yes, the actress is not Japanese, she's Chinese (that bugs my husband, but that's Hollywood), but she is not afraid to kick some booty. We need more of these types of heroines with great diva shoes and the know-how to wield a sword.


Maui Titah said…
Yes, it is nice to see a girl as a strong character. But as a former martial arts student, it bugs me to see her doing the workout with the sword in a theatrical but namby pamby way. Any martial art student (worth his or her salt) will tell you that when you practice, every movement should be charged with ki/chi/energy...not just the motion. It doesn't matter if you are using your hands and feet, a boken (staff), katana (sword), or dagger. We are not dancing hula here. Even the hulas based on martial arts movements show ki/chi/energy in the hands.

I guess this is the response experts have in watching any show...CSI..."Oh no, an investigator will NEVER go to a crime scene in high heels." Hawaii 5-0 "That's bogus, how can you get from Kalakaua Avenue to the Pali Highway so quickly." or "When did California become a part of the Hawaii landscape?"

It is hilarious to reflect how we can so easily become experts in our own mind and make such high and mighty judgments. Ain't it fun to make fun of ourselves?
Anonymous said…
I think it bothered a lot of people who watched the Geisha movie that many of the main actresses were Chinese rather than Japanese as well.

Oh, I came to your blog via goodreads.


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