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Director  Shinji Somai
Music director  Katsu Hoshi
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Country  Japan
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Romance
Screenplay  Yozo Tanaka
Language  Japanese
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Writer  Jiro Akagawa, Yozo Tanaka
Release date  19 December 1981 (1981-12-19) (Japan)
Based on  Sailor Suit and Machine Gun  by Jiro Akagawa
Cast  Hiroko Yakushimaru (Hoshi, Izumi), Yuki Kazamatsuri (Sandaiji, Mayumi), Rentarô Mikuni (Hajime Sandaiji, Futoccho), Tsunehiko Watase (Sakuma, Makoto)
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Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (セーラー服と機関銃, Sērā-fuku to kikanjū) is a 1981 Japanese yakuza film directed by Shinji Sōmai, starring Japanese idol Hiroko Yakushimaru as the main character and based on the novel of the same name by Jirō Akagawa. It was released on 19 December 1981. A satirical take on yakuza films, the storyline involves a teenage delinquent schoolgirl named Izumi Hoshi who inherits her father's yakuza clan. The title is a reference to a scene where the main character shoots several rival gang members with a submachine gun, while wearing a sailor-fuku, the traditional Japanese school uniform.

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Sailor Suit and Machine Gun is relatively well known in its home country, and spawned two television series based on and expanding upon its story, one in 1982, and one in 2006. Outside Japan, it is popular in some cult film circles, but has not garnered much mainstream attention. It has been released on Region 2 and Region 3 DVD, the latter being its first release that featured English subtitles. A "spiritual sequel", Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation, was released on March 5, 2016.

Reception

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The theme song of the film, "Sailor Fuku to Kikanjū", sung by the lead actress, Hiroko Yakushimaru, stayed at the 1st place of the weekly Oricon Singles Chart for five consecutive weeks, from December 21, 1981 (issue date) to January 18, 1982 (issue date).

Box office

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The film was released in a double bill with Moeru yūsha on 19 December 1981. Distribution income for the bill reached number one on the domestic market for the period including 1982, eventually totaling ¥2.3 billion.

Accolades

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It was chosen as the 10th best film at the 4th Yokohama Film Festival.


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