30 May 2011 | ebiros2
Sukeban Deka III TV Special
This is a 72 minute TV special that was created during the running of Sukeban Deka series III, featuring the Kazama sisters.
Kazama sisters (Yui, Yuma, Yuka - Yui Asaka, Yuma Nakamura, and Yuka Onishi) while on a mission to stop Kage is met by Kikuko Tamon (Kazue Ito), a special agent working for Kurayami Shirei. They capture Yoshiya Kuromaru - a high school student who works for Kage, and through his confession, they discover that Doryuji temple is the hideout of Kage. The head nun of that temple Shurei-in is a 9 year old nun that matches Kage's leader Sho's description. This is the first big break they've had on finding out Sho's whereabouts. The sisters are assigned by Kurayami Shirei to investigate the temple, but they are also ordered to team with Kikuko on the assignment. Kikuko has one stipulation - that she will be the leader of the team. In a simulated combat obstacle course, Kikuko defeats Yui, and earns the right to be the team leader. The sisters who are now under her leadership heads out to the Doryuji temple, but Kage has a trap set up for them based on the ancient Chinese method of "Hachimon Tonkou" (The tactics of the eight gates). One by one Kazama sisters are injured by the trap, and it's now up to Yui and Kikuko to penetrate into the heart of the temple where Sho is supposedly hiding.
I just couldn't see the reason for Kikuko to be part of the story. She just takes away from keeping focus on the Kazama sisters. Rest is the same as the TV series where the sisters battle Kage to stop their evil acts, but the script is inferior even compared to that of the TV series, with one lame scene and poor acting after another by the bad guys.
Not recommended as this one is obviously a special made in haste, with production that lacks the quality of the original TV series.