Kamikaze Girls starts with the introduction of lolita-dress-wearing, Rococo-period-obsessed Momoko. In order to pay for her rather expensive outfits, she sells fake Versace and Universal items, thereby throwing her into the path of the deep-voiced, headbutting Ichigo (Ichiko). Suddenly finding herself with Ichigo practically attached to her hip, Momoko, a loner for as long as she could remember, finds that her life is changing, as well as herself.
I have to say that this movie is completely amazing. There really isn't enough I can say about it. The two main characters are original, strange, weird, funny...Some people might be put off by the pink, frilly picture on the front of the case, but this movie is in no way limited to a girl audience nor is it shallow. And just to let everyone know, I hate pink; I only watched this because I heard it was great, and I wasn't disappointed at all. In fact, it turned out to be much better than I thought. Now, it is one of my all-time favorite movies.
Kamikaze Girls is a hilarious movie, filled with everything from girly lolita dresses, strange and frightening hairdos, friendship and loneliness, self-discovery, motorcycle gangs, and some truly funny moments. Both characters are very likable, strong, and funny; Momoko with her obsession with everything Rococo, and Ichigo with her comical facial expressions.
I enjoyed every moment of this unique film, and I highly recommend watching it even if you have qualms about the content or whether or not you'll like it. It was an inventive and surprisingly meaningful film, and I'm sure that it will strike a chord with every viewer in some way. Now, if I can only get other people to watch it...