"Chikyubouei Shoujyo" (Earth Defense Girls) has been a lifework series for Japanese cult tokusatsu film director Minoru Kawasaki since the first movie "Chikyubouei Shoujyo Iko-chan" in 1987. His latest work of the series, "Chikyuboei Girls P9", is slated for release on November 26 in Japan. The nine bishoujo idols as the earth defense team "P9 (Paranormal 9)", including Haruka Katayama (AKB48) and Kayo Noro (SDN48), fight against bad aliens and giant monsters.
Other than the "Chikyubouei Shoujo" series, Minoru Kawasaki is pretty famous for his cult tokusatsu films such as "Ika Wrestler (The Calamari Wrestler)" in 2004, "Nihon Igai Zenbu Chinbotsu (Everything Other than Japan Sinks) in 2006, and "The Monster X Strikes Back/Attack the G8 Summit" in 2008.
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