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The Ancient Dogoo Girl, Explained

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I featured the trailer for The Ancient Dogoo Girl, a Japanese TV series about a monster-girl with magic breasts who fought other monsters, a while ago, back when it was a TV series. Now it’s being made into a movie (partially using the TV series’ footage), and since Twitch actually found a plot summary from Outcast Cinema’s Marc Walkow for what the hell is going on — and there’s a new trailer, above — I figured I’d share it with you all.

The series stars 20-year-old photo model Erika Yazawa – whose model
assets are clearly visible on her chest – as Dogu-chan, a yokai
(goblin, monster) hunting warrior from Japan’s ancient Jomon era who is
resurrected in modern times due to a bumbling archaeologist (Takaya
Kamikawa)
and his shut-in son Makoto (Masataka Kubota). She joins Makoto and two
of his high-school friends in not only trying to blend in (poorly), but
also, with the help of her animated Dogoo statuette companion Dokigoro,
in sniffing our and destroying yokai that have begun to surface in the
modern age.

The tone is very Iguchi – sexy and a little
bit dirty, but definitely aimed at an audience of all ages. It’s equal
parts comedy and action, with lots of fish-out-of-water jokes featuring
Dogu-chan trying to fit into the modern world – and abusing Makoto,
who’s obviously in love with her – mixed with some surprisingly
effective drama and horror moments.

Yep. An all-ages tale about a girl with massive and massively powerful breasts who fights evil. You know, I could have saved myself some trouble, because the only explanation you need for The Ancient Dogoo Girl is clearly “Japan.”

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