.Japan's always been a reliable source for the crazy, but in catching up with the trailer for Robo-Geisha (see it here), I'm starting to wonder whether it's beginning to be tailor-made for the sake of overseas revenue. Are small Japanese studios finally starting to realize the general popularity of Asian madness abroad? Plop out some slapdash but gory mess, spread publicity slickly over the 'net, get DVD studios like Media Blasters interested, and garner cult success by way of cash flow from foreigners who thrive on the flick's WTFness.
Especially with this Robo-Geisha thing, the trailer seems geared to English-speaking viewers and extremely popular U.S.-based film/pop culture news sites like AICN (news blob here) have already propped it up like a solid gold microphone signed and kissed by MJ minutes before his death. Honestly, the film looks terrible, looking as if director Noboru Iguchi created a list of bad Japanese film subculture clichés and other assorted wild shit that could be created as cheaply (and quickly) as possible. This is coming from one awesomely cool dude who loves trash like Versus and Stacy.
This is not to say this or its batshit breathen (like Iguchi's Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police) won't be entertaining, but right now they seem less fun to discover with at least the possibility of it all being Anglicized for our consumption.