Kamikaze Girls Script - Dialogue Transcript

Voila! Finally, the Kamikaze Girls script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the Tetsuya Nakashima movie based on the Tetsuya Nakashima comic with Ky˘ko Fukada and Anna Tsuchiya.  This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Kamikaze Girls. I know, I know, I still need to get the cast names in there and I'll be eternally tweaking it, so if you have any corrections, feel free to drop me a line. You won't hurt my feelings. Honest.

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Kamikaze Girls Script


  

  

 

                   

My bike ignites!



 

                   

Farewell, useless Father



 

                   

Farewell, Grandmother



 

                   

Farewell, Buddha of Ushiku



 

                   

Farewell...



 

                   

"Baby,



 

                   

the Stars Shine Bright"



 

                   

And farewell, Ichigo



 

                   

It's too late to say this, but...



  

                   

I wish I had been born

in the Rococo era



  

                   

Kamikaze Girls: The End



  

                   

That's a bit too short



  

                   

so let's rewind a little



  

                   

Rococo



  

                   

  th century France

at it's most lavish



  

                   

It made Baroque look positively sober



  

                   

An obscure, neglected period



  

                   

Rarely mentioned in class



  

                   

Critics called its art "cloying"...



  

                   

Shallow, vulgar and indecent



  

                   

Life then was like candy



  

                   

Their world, so sweet and dreamy



  

                   

That was Rococo



  

                   

Girdles were tightened for

beauty's sake



  

                   

Too tight for breathing



  

                   

It was...



  

                   

Very cute!



  

                   

Or so they said



  

                   

Ridiculous!



  

                   

Hedonism and lovemaking were all

that mattered



  

                   

Out of bed, they liked embroidery



  

                   

Then it was back to the bedroom



  

                   

And then? Countryside walks



  

                   

I was smitten by Rococo



  

                   

A frilly dress

and strolls in the country



  

                   

That's how I wanted to live!



  

                   

It's not happening



  

                   

Not in   st century lbaraki



  

                   

This is Shimotsuma



  

                   

Paddy-fields, not countryside



  

                   

I live here



  

                   

Shit on my shoes



  

                   

   minutes on foot

to Shimotsuma station



  

                   

It's faster by bike but not as elegant



  

                   

In this outfit



  

                   

Isn't that Ryugasaki's daughter?



  

                   

Where are you going in

that frilly dress?



  

                   

Tokyo



  

                   

What for?



  

                   

Clothes shopping



  

                   

But Jusco sells everything



  

                   

Jusco?



  

                   

The supermarket?



  

                   

Don't you know anything?



  

                   

Shimotsuma's branch has much more



  

                   

They have anything you want



  

                   

Much more than Parco



  

                   

This polo shirt was     yen



  

                   

This was only      yen



  

                   

This blouse was      yen



  

                   

This is from Jusco



  

                   

This, too



  

                   

The people here are...



  

                   

completely twisted



  

                   

Is it due to a lack of

parental communication?



  

                   

To go to Tokyo...



  

                   

you take the Joso line to Toride



  

                   

Only   trains an hour



  

                   

...communication is vital



  

                   

While we wait, here's my profile



  

                   

Let's take a look!



  

                   

"The Life of Momoko Ryugasaki"



  

                   

I wasn't born here



  

                   

or in France...



  

                   

but in far-away Amagasaki



  

                   

Get out of my face!



  

                   

The locals were mostly gangsters



  

                   

Nothing but pachinko parlors

and counterfeiters



  

                   

Each stall undercutting the next



  

                   

Get it cheap!



  

                   

Everyone obsessed with bargains



  

                   

Everyone is born in a tracksuit



  

                   

They die in a tracksuit, too



  

                   

It was tracksuit country



  

                   

and for me it was hometown



  

                   

Gangsters here graduate from Yanki

to Yakuza



  

                   

As Father did in his youth



  

                   

Let's go!



  

                   

I can't do it!



  

                   

And so, my parents met



  

                   

This ludicrous encounter led to

my birth



  

                   

A shotgun wedding



  

                   

Dad put family first



  

                   

Cough up the money!



  

                   

That's for baby milk



  

                   

Asshole!



  

                   

Thought we were stupid?



  

                   

I need my pinkie...



  

                   

to play piano



   

                   

He's expelled



   

                   

He was a useless father



   

                   

It's   hour to Toride



   

                   

Then    minutes to Ueno

on the Joban line



   

                   

Tokyo's a long way off



   

                   

Mother left home after I began school



   

                   

Then the divorce papers came



   

                   

Who does she think she is?



   

                   

But even in this crisis...



   

                   

So what?



   

                   

...was my take



   

                   

Silently they die



   

                   

I was an indifferent child



   

                   

He's hopeless



   

                   

He's totally mediocre. A born loser



   

                   

But your new dad is nice



   

                   

Doesn't drink or gamble



   

                   

I wonder...



   

                   

why he finds me so attractive?



   

                   

It's still a mystery...



   

                   

He was the gynaecologist...



   

                   

who delivered me



   

                   

Doctor!



   

                   

Madam!



   

                   

Doctor



   

                   

Madam



   

                   

It didn't take her long

to choose adultery



   

                   

I'm moving in with my father



   

                   

Why?



   

                   

Your new grandparents are dying

to see you



   

                   

They're dying to hug

their new granddaughter!



   

                   

That's not true, is it?



   

                   

Well, no



   

                   

I was   when I moved to

my father's place



   

                   

Can you see it coming?



   

                   

Because it was more fun



   

                   

Should I go through with this divorce?



   

                   

Isolate myself from you?



   

                   

Humans are cowards in

the face of happiness



   

                   

You need courage to hold on

to happiness



   

                   

How old are you?



   

                   

  



   

                   

It's your last chance



   

                   

to grasp happiness. Don't miss it



   

                   

Momoko!



   

                   

Take his love

and make yourself beautiful



   

                   

Get breast implant

and beauty treatments



   

                   

And enter a beauty contest



   

                   

Why?



   

                   

It's fun



   

                   

Dad wasn't the same

after the separation



   

                   

But he got help...



   

                   

and soon had his own market stall



   

                   

Look at this!

Ve**ach tops only      yen



   

                   

This Ve**ach bag only      yen!



   

                   

That's also a French import



   

                   

He didn't even know

Ver**ce was Italian



   

                   

But business boomed



   

                   

Bargain-hunters' paradise!



   

                   

In junior high I joined a club



   

                   

and got hooked on needlework



   

                   

Father got even more into it...



   

                   

He was creating new Ver**ce goods

by himself



   

                   

And you know what?



   

                   

The Yankis loved it



   

                   

When I was in high school...



   

                   

I discovered the "Lolita" look



   

                   

The grand opening of

Uni***sal Studios Japan



   

                   

What's this?



   

                   

It's a collaboration



   

                   

They have nothing in common!



   

                   

You've got a lot to learn



   

                   

I have a feel for the fashion industry



   

                   

and can sense today's hot trends



   

                   

It's about dual-name brands now



   

                   

Bag and clothing brands

and big banks, too



   

                   

Dual-name brands are everywhere



   

                   

The public will love it!



   

                   

Get your crap out of here!



   

                   

Business was roaring



   

                   

His products were hits



   

                   

And that put us in danger



   

                   

Uni***sal Studios may sue



   

                   

Ver**ce could also lash out



   

                   

Time to take a holiday



   

                   

That's why we moved...



   

                   

to my grandmother's place

in Shimotsuma



   

                   

Ueno to Shibuya by Yamanote line



   

                   

Then Toyoko line to Daikanyama



   

                   

To my favourite boutique...



   

                   

"Baby,



   

                   

the Stars Shine Bright"



   

                   

Welcome!



   

                   

I discovered the label

one summer in Osaka



   

                   

The "old me" was slain



   

                   

And I was reborn



   

                   

Such was designer

Akinori Isobe's power



   

                   

I would do anything to own them



   

                   

My classmate's home burnt down



   

                   

Her family is broke with

ten mouths to feed



   

                   

I must help my best friend



   

                   

This girl has a terminal heart problem



   

                   

Says she'd die by   



   

                   

But she found a specialist

who can cure her



   

                   

He doesn't hold a licence



   

                   

it will cost her   billion yen



   

                   

My best friend's sister...



   

                   

was abducted by foreign spies

from a Karaoke bar



   

                   

Miss Ryugasaki, it's always a pleasure



   

                   

So what if I was deceitful?



   

                   

My happiness was at stake



   

                   

It's not wrong to feel good



   

                   

That's what Rococo taught me



   

                   

But actually my soul is rotten



   

                   

This is my grandmother



   

                   

Momoko, can I have     yen?



   

                   

What for?



   

                   

Chocolate



   

                   

Lovely milk chocolate



   

                   

She isn't senile



   

                   

She's just had a hard life



   

                   

Now I look after her



   

                   

Pugnacity runs in the family



   

                   

She loved fighting

when she was younger



   

                   

and ultimately lost an eye



   

                   

Don't you bastards explode on me!



   

                   

My useless father had a new stall



   

                   

But money was now more scarce



   

                   

I had to find a new source of income



   

                   

Discount Ve**ach clothes for sale



   

                   

Brand new



   

                   

but not really Ver**ce



   

                   

Ms. Ryugasaki,

can I have some Ver**ce clothes



   

                   

as I totally love Ver**ce



   

                   

totally please?



   

                   

The note was crude

and stained with juice



   

                   

How old could she be?



   

                   

Her name: Ichiko Shirayuri



   

                   

I invited her over as

her home wasn't far



   

                   

Can I have     yen?



   

                   

To buy what?



   

                   

My favourite apple candy



   

                   

I almost forgot...



   

                   

Where are you going?



   

                   

Don't leave me alone!



   

                   

A Yanki!



   

                   

Drawn-on eyebrows!



   

                   

She spat!



   

                   

Little girl, I'm Ichiko Shirayuri



   

                   

Momoko 'T is thee I'm seeking



   

                   

What language is this?



   

                   

Yes?



   

                   

Can thee bring fair Momoko forth?



   

                   

Did she step out of a period-drama?



   

                   

Little girl, Where's Momoko?



   

                   

I am Momoko



   

                   

Don't mess with me!



   

                   

A junior high girl selling Ver**ce?



   

                   

Bring me Momoko



   

                   

She spat again!



   

                   

Wow, is this all Ver**ce?



   

                   

Yes, but it's fake



   

                   

So it's really you?



   

                   

Yes, I'm Momoko Ryugasaki



   

                   

I'm in  nd year of senior high



   

                   

Damn! Same year as me



   

                   

I figured only a child

would wear frilly dress



   

                   

I shouldn't judge by appearances



   

                   

But appearance says everything



   

                   

Did I say something wrong?



   

                   

Cool!



   

                   

What's this?



   

                   

Uni***sal and Ver**ce?



   

                   

This is so cool!



   

                   

I need a jacket.

There's a wedding to go to



   

                   

I thought my kamikaze coat was OK



   

                   

but my parents said no



   

                   

So I thought a Ver**ce jacket

would be fine



   

                   

But it was out of my price range



   

                   

But then I found your ad



   

                   

It was like salivation



   

                   

Did she mean "salvation"?



   

                   

How much?



   

                   

How much?



   

                   

 ? Get outta here!



   

                   

Really? You'll give it to me for  ?



   

                   

Wrong number of zeros



   

                   

       yen?



   

                   

     yen



   

                   

Nobody sells a Ver**ce jacket

for      yen?



   

                   

It is a fake, after all



   

                   

Fake or not, it's still Ver**ce



   

                   

      will be fine



   

                   

It's still too cheap



   

                   

But you did say      was OK



   

                   

Thanks for the discount. I owe you



   

                   

If there's any trouble...



   

                   

ask for Ichiko of the Ponytails



   

                   

The Ponytails?



   

                   

The toughest girl-biker gang

in Shimotsuma



   

                   

Don't forget it



   

                   

I've got a puny grip



   

                   

I can't run fast or swim



   

                   

But for Rococo fragility...



   

                   

is considered a feminine virtue



   

                   

Tough girls who defend themselves...



   

                   

disgust me



   

                   

Girls who have experienced both sour

and sweet



   

                   

Awful!



   

                   

Sour things taste foul



   

                   

I want to fill myself only

with sweet things



   

                   

Your nose is beautiful



   

                   

Get off me!



   

                   

Beautiful!



   

                   

It's a  -tier seat



   

                   

    cm, custom-built



   

                   

It should have cost a pile



   

                   

but I did it myself cheaply



   

                   

Do you like bikes?



   

                   

Not really



   

                   

I work part-time at a garage



   

                   

So you like bikes?



   

                   

It's not about "liking".

My bike is another me



   

                   

But you ride a scooter...



   

                   

That doesn't matter!



   

                   

You wanted a bigger bike

but didn't qualify?



   

                   

None of your business!



   

                   

Does this still run?



   

                   

It's my grandmother's. Why?



   

                   

Honda made it in the '  s



   

                   

I thought they were all gone



   

                   

It's a beauty



   

                   

The other guy doesn't agree,

and you feel like



   

                   

Why don't you get it?



   

                   

From then on,

that Yanki would come over



   

                   

I want to be a bike mechanic



   

                   

I asked my boss if he'd train me



   

                   

He said only

if I graduated high school



   

                   

I was moved!



   

                   

She could talk endlessly



   

                   

What are you going to do

after graduation?



   

                   

Labour isn't suitable for me



   

                   

Don't daydream!



   

                   

It's dog-eat-dog out there!



   

                   

Always hot under the collar...



   

                   

I wondered

why she'd talk about such thing



   

                   

I don't understand how humans connect



   

                   

why can't you get it?



   

                   

Humans are born alone...



   

                   

we think alone and die alone



   

                   

If I can't live independently...



   

                   

then I'd rather be a water flea



   

                   

They are more independent than us



   

                   

What about friends or lovers?



   

                   

Wouldn't you miss your parents

or kids?



   

                   

Meaningless words,

just like janitor or president



   

                   

None of those words is important



   

                   

You poor girl! That's terrible!



   

                   

I'd never let anyone tie me down



   

                   

So I fled into the dark night



   

                   

Though I was just    I felt so free



   

                   

So on my stolen bike...



   

                   

How many are there

in the Ponytails gang?



   

                   

Seven



   

                   

Tiny!



   

                   

Do you want to join us?



   

                   

No thanks



   

                   

You'll need a licence first



   

                   

And get rid of the dresses



   

                   

We like riding and fighting

but no drugs



   

                   

We're too proud for that



   

                   

I'm not joining



   

                   

No loose girls, either



   

                   

I said "no"



   

                   

Why are you so hesitant?



   

                   

I'm not hesitating



   

                   

I don't want to ride a bike

or be in a group



   

                   

I'm not shedding this dress



   

                   

What's wrong?



   

                   

It's just lame



   

                   

Did you just ridicule

my whole existence?



   

                   

I'll kick your ass!



   

                   

Go ahead



   

                   

I'll kill you!



   

                   

Why not?



   

                   

Stop spitting!



   

                   

You may be in a frilly dress

but you have guts



   

                   

You're not gonna kill me?



   

                   

No, because I still owe you



   

                   

Debts, debts, debts... What a fool!



   

                   

What did you say?



   

                   

Only lend stuff you don't care about



   

                   

I'd never return borrowed stuff



   

                   

and I don't care if I lose mine



   

                   

You're a bad girl



   

                   

Yes, twisted!



   

                   

No friends?



   

                   

Isn't it lonely?



   

                   

Not at all



   

                   

You're weird



   

                   

But if you beg...



   

                   

I'll let you be my friend



   

                   

I don't need any friends



   

                   

I thought I'd always be alone



   

                   

   years old, in a "Baby" dress



   

                   

dying alone in my apartment



   

                   

A robot-janitor finds my corpse...



   

                   

The End



   

                   

That's the end that I dreamt of



   

                   

What's aristocratic about this forest?



   

                   

Forest of the Aristocrats



   

                   

What are you listening to?



   

                   

Johann Strauss



   

                   

Don't know that band



   

                   

Stop that



   

                   

Where did you get that frilly dress?



   

                   

Daikanyama, in Tokyo



   

                   

Where did you buy your clothes?



   

                   

Jusco



   

                   

Another victim...



   

                   

So you know Daikanyama?



   

                   

You know the embroiderer called Emma?



   

                   

My kamikaze coat needs decoration



   

                   

What kind of stitching?



   

                   

Our leader Akimi's quitting

to get married



   

                   

I want something special

for her parade



   

                   

Parade?



   

                   

We ride around in style on

her final night



   

                   

A partening gift to our leader



   

                   

It's parting, not "partening"



   

                   

Smart ass!

Want to part with your life?



   

                   

Then she got really serious



   

                   

as she described her first encounter

with Akimi



   

                   

It took an hour



   

                   

To save time, I'll summarize



   

                   

Ichiko aged   



   

                   

Her life changed in high school



   

                   

As a young girl



   

                   

her life was not that of a Yanki



   

                   

She was fairly slow

and the shyest in her class



   

                   

She was bullied by her classmates



   

                   

Filled with self-hate and frustration



   

                   

So on my stolen bike...



   

                   

I don't have a clue where I am headed



   

                   

That's when she met Akimi



   

                   

What's wrong?



   

                   

What are you hiding?



   

                   

Everyone's got a problem.

There's always pain



   

                   

It's OK to cry...



   

                   

but women can't do it in public



   

                   

Otherwise everyone will break down



   

                   

So only cry alone



   

                   

It makes you stronger



   

                   

That moment Ichiko decided...



   

                   

to be as cool as Akimi



   

                   

Great story, huh?



   

                   

What about

that embroiderer in Daikanyama?



   

                   

Oh, yeah



   

                   

Akimi looked after me, so...



   

                   

I want a message sewn onto my outfit



   

                   

Saying?



   

                   

"Thank you Akimi"



   

                   

That's a bit dull



   

                   

What's your problem?



   

                   

Emma's a legend among biker gangs



   

                   

Needlework so delicate and beautiful!



   

                   

So daring and profound!



   

                   

Seen any with your own eyes?



   

                   

Of course not!



   

                   

Where in Daikanyama is it?



   

                   

Nobody knows



   

                   

Then you can't place an order



   

                   

Himiko knows!



   

                   

Himiko?



   

                   

The former leader of

the girl-bikers in Kanagawa



   

                   

She wore gear stitched by Emma



   

                   

So contact Himiko



   

                   

But Himiko is...



   

                   

It took her another hour

to tell Himiko's story



   

                   

Another long saga...



   

                   

Here's a cartoon version

to keep you kids awake



   

                   

In the   's, the bikers



   

                   

were at war with street gangs



   

                   

Torn apart by feuds and crime



   

                   

Stop it, you idiots!



   

                   

Age and origin unknown,



   

                   

she was a seven-time convict



   

                   

Everyone called her...



   

                   

Himiko



   

                   

Her back emblazoned with...



   

                   

Emma's golden dragon,



   

                   

Himiko took all Kanagawa's girl-bikers

by storm



   

                   

Crushing gangs dealing in drugs

and prostitution



   

                   

Clean up this scum!



   

                   

Girls unite!



   

                   

Lead us Himiko!



   

                   

We want to be in your gang



   

                   

I don't believe in hierarchy.



   

                   

We'll ride together!



   

                   

I'm coming!



   

                   

Me, too



   

                   

Let's go!



   

                   

I'll *#*# you with my *=*!



   

                   

The Yakuza forced us into drugs

and prostitution



   

                   

Help us, please!



   

                   

Next day, Himiko paid a visit



   

                   

to the local Yakuza HQ



   

                   

She sliced them and diced them



   

                   

Left    wounded



   

                   

And then, silence



   

                   

Nobody has heard from her since



   

                   

So she's untraceable?



   

                   

I'm going home



   

                   

Ever since I was small



   

                   

I've dreamt of flying up into the sky



   

                   

The town below me shrinks as

I soar higher...



   

                   

on my way to another world



   

                   

There's a vulgar Yanki...

Oh, it's Ichiko



   

                   

She's screaming something at me



   

                   

Leave me alone, Ichiko



   

                   

I'm off to a beautiful world...



   

                   

you've never seen



   

                   

Are you listening?



   

                   

What?



   

                   

Money's an issue,

I'm dealing with a legend



   

                   

It would cost       or more



   

                   

Still talking about that?



   

                   

My pay is not good

and neither is my family's



   

                   

Is your family poor?



   

                   

I don't want to owe them



   

                   

Well, you could sell your body...



   

                   

That's it!



   

                   

Are you serious?



   

                   

Pachinko! I have to give it a go



   

                   

Let's go



   

                   

Momoko?



   

                   

Pachinko is our only choice!



   

                   

Why should I?



   

                   

We're friends



   

                   

I'll take this, please



   

                   

Thank you, Miss Ryugasaki



   

                   

This is your new friend



   

                   

This cabbage will be your friend



   

                   

Well...



   

                   

Farewell, Ichiko! Farewell,

legendary idiot!



   

                   

Relief was short-lived



   

                   

Kidnapped by a Yanki

who wouldn't take "no"



   

                   

Dragged down the path to hell



   

                   

Ozaki's song!



   

                   

I feel lucky



   

                   

Hopeless



   

                   

No good at all



   

                   

Momoko?



   

                   

What's happening?



   

                   

You're amazing!



   

                   

They're cheating, I know it!



   

                   

Welcome...



   

                   

I don't know your technique



   

                   

but you're using it a bit too much



   

                   

What's your problem, asshole?



   

                   

I saw you mess with the machine



   

                   

Now I'll have to search you



   

                   

What did you say, baldy?



   

                   

Let me see



   

                   

Stop it!



   

                   

Stand back



   

                   

Those girls did nothing wrong



   

                   

I was watching



   

                   

It's Ryuji!



   

                   

It's...



   

                   

Unicorn Ryuji



   

                   

Even if they were cheating



   

                   

it's up to you to catch them



   

                   

it's still your fault



   

                   

Those are the rules of this game



   

                   

But they' re underage



   

                   

I'm   !



   

                   

But she can't be



   

                   

She dresses like a kid but she's   



   

                   

Quite mature



   

                   

Actually, she's   



   

                   

You let them play for hours



   

                   

She's my mother!



   

                   

Shut it



   

                   

I'll crush 'em



   

                   

Will you count

their winnings right now?



   

                   

Old man... thank you!



   

                   

He looked like Ozaki



   

                   

In what way?



   

                   

     ? Not bad for an amateur!



   

                   

Let's halve this



   

                   

Why?



   

                   

Well...



   

                   

I'm not taking your money



   

                   

Why?



   

                   

My policy



   

                   

Then here's a loan



   

                   

Here's       yen



   

                   

You're weird



   

                   

You'll get it back



   

                   

Your policy?



   

                   

Ichiko



   

                   

Your real name is Ichigo, right?



   

                   

I phoned you, your mum answered



   

                   

She called you "Ichigo"



   

                   

I'm sure it was Ichigo



   

                   

Why do you hide it?



   

                   

It's just so un-Yanki!



   

                   

Ichigo!



   

                   

Don't use that name



   

                   

I'll kill you



   

                   

Ichigo!



   

                   

You're dead!



   

                   

Mice probably ate it



   

                   

Grandma



   

                   

Are you going somewhere?



   

                   

Nope



   

                   

Maybe it's punishment...



   

                   

for playing Pachinko with a Yanki



   

                   

The Rococo gods are angry



   

                   

Amazing work!



   

                   

Grandmother



   

                   

You're not like your father



   

                   

If everyone had a bowl



   

                   

Your father's would be small...



   

                   

cracked and dirty



   

                   

But yours is different



   

                   

It isn't big but it's beautiful



   

                   

You'll follow your own path



   

                   

You'll find your own niche



   

                   

The Pachinko God is showing mercy



   

                   

No, it isn't



   

                   

We've got to do it



   

                   

Let me go



   

                   

We can't go back



   

                   

To where?



   

                   

Big Winner!



   

                   

Hey!



   

                   

At it again?



   

                   

You're not aiming correctly



   

                   

Aim for that one, not that one



   

                   

Don't touch me



   

                   

The best spot...



   

                   

is here



   

                   

You did great!



   

                   

Who are you, old man?



   

                   

Why do you have patent-leather shoes?



   

                   

I'm just a low-rank gangster



   

                   

Yakuza



   

                   

That explains the shoes



   

                   

That's Ozaki's song



   

                   

This joke of a man

had taken someone's heart



   

                   

Humans are a mystery...



   

                   

Are you scared of guys?



   

                   

Are you crazy?



   

                   

Been out on a date?



   

                   

Shut up!



   

                   

Ever kissed?



   

                   

You wanna die?



   

                   

A girl like you in love...



   

                   

A guy with a blue jacket

and white leather shoes



   

                   

When you spoke to him,

you looked so beautiful



   

                   

Isn't that what they call love?



   

                   

It's love!



   

                   

It's love



   

                   

It's love



   

                   

Is it love?



   

                   

It's love



   

                   

We musn't!



   

                   

Madam...



   

                   

It's love!



   

                   

I returned to Daikanyama

after a long absence



   

                   

with Ichigo, determined to find Emma



   

                   

They can't patronise me



   

                   

What does that writing say?



   

                   

This says "leave me alone"



   

                   

I thought so



   

                   

That's the wrong character



   

                   

The whole gang has it! People will laugh at us!



   

                   

It was perfect before you told me



   

                   

Is that bonnet from here?



   

                   

It was eaten by moths...



   

                   

so I repaired it



   

                   

No, I love it.

You fixed it wonderfully!



   

                   

Look at her bonnet,

she fixed it herself



   

                   

You're making her uneasy, boss



   

                   

Sorry



   

                   

And you are?



   

                   

The boss?



   

                   

Miss Ryugasaki, our loyal customer



   

                   

You're Miss Ryugasaki?



   

                   

The boss?



   

                   

You are...



   

                   

You're the "Baby" designer...



   

                   

I'm Isobe



   

                   

Momoko!



   

                   

What did you do to her?



   

                   

Me?



   

                   

Don't act dumb!



   

                   

You speak, she falls.

Got a breath problem?



   

                   

Ichigo, stop



   

                   

It was my fault



   

                   

No fighting



   

                   

Momoko!



   

                   

I am so sorry



   

                   

It really was nothing



   

                   

Hold still...



   

                   

Wonderful!



   

                   

God!



   

                   

Are you OK?



   

                   

I met God



   

                   

That old man?



   

                   

God touched me



   

                   

He's your God?



   

                   

We must find Emma



   

                   

You said "no"



   

                   

Humour me.



   

                   

I need to do something crazy



   

                   

Let's go



   

                   

You saying I'm crazy?!



   

                   

Fashion was my teacher



   

                   

It taught me how to live



   

                   

When I see clothes...



   

                   

I want to become worthy of them



   

                   

They answer me



   

                   

You're not ready for us yet



   

                   

Or you may think...



   

                   

something suits you

when it really doesn't



   

                   

You don't understand, do you?



   

                   

You weren't listening



   

                   

Listen!



   

                   

What is it?



   

                   

I saw him



   

                   

The legendary embroiderer?



   

                   

Haruo Mizuno



   

                   

The famous critic



   

                   

Don't you know him?



   

                   

So what took so long?



   

                   

I was watching him



   

                   

What was he doing?



   

                   

Buying his dinner



   

                   

Welcome!



   

                   

He asked them to heat it



   

                   

Yes, please



   

                   

That's it?



   

                   

You're pathetic!



   

                   

Who insisted on finding

this embroiderer?



   

                   

I just can't find it



   

                   

Does it even exist?



   

                   

Himiko said it does



   

                   

Does Himiko even exist?



   

                   

Legendary Emma? Legendary Himiko?



   

                   

Nothing but rumours!



   

                   

Don't make me laugh



   

                   

I didn't ask you to look



   

                   

Here's your money



   

                   

Maybe you're right



   

                   

Maybe the embroiderer doesn't exist



   

                   

I give up



   

                   

So I won't need this



   

                   

And Akimi's parade?



   

                   

Forget it



   

                   

Got it!



   

                   

Can't I do your stitching?



   

                   

If it's OK with you, I'd like to try



   

                   

Go for it



   

                   

Really?



   

                   

What about the size and font?



   

                   

It's all in your hands



   

                   

I trust you to do it right



   

                   

Are you sure?



   

                   

"Thank you Akimi" may be dull



   

                   

It may not be cool

but it's how I truly feel



   

                   

I stitched non-stop



   

                   

From Monday night

through Wednesday morning



   

                   

I forgot to eat,

sleep or go to school



   

                   

Make it bigger



   

                   

That's not enough water



   

                   

Did you really do this?



   

                   

I've never seen anything so cool!



   

                   

It's absolutely gorgeous



   

                   

It's unbelievable



   

                   

How can I thank you?



   

                   

I'm even deeper in debt to you



   

                   

I didn't understand



   

                   

I felt like crying

when I saw her delight



   

                   

I, who coldly watched wild animals die



   

                   

Was it lack of sleep?



   

                   

Momoko!



   

                   

Are you OK?



   

                   

Is she dead?



   

                   

Number   : Hitomi Asano



   

                   

Number   : Midori Saionji



   

                   

Great figure!

Unbelievable for a   -year old



   

                   

I slept like a corpse



   

                   

I never imagined...



   

                   

that my mother would enter

a beauty contest



   

                   

Here are the results



   

                   

The Grand Prix goes to...



   

                   

Number Twenty...



   

                   

...One: Tomomi Kuroda



   

                   

Yes!



   

                   

Serves you right!



   

                   

What an ass!



   

                   

Momoko! Wake up!



   

                   

There is a god!



   

                   

He watches and punishes those

who do bad things



   

                   

Momoko, never give up



   

                   

What?



   

                   

Live sincerely,

then great things can happen



   

                   

She failed! I'm so happy!



   

                   

Miss Ryugasaki,

I require your assistance



   

                   

Isobe, "Baby, the Stars Shine Bright"



   

                   

God!



   

                   

The samples came back

without the roses



   

                   

I gave precise instructions



   

                   

but they can't redo it in time



   

                   

Cute!



   

                   

Yes it is



   

                   

But...



   

                   

it's just frills, cheap frills



   

                   

Without roses it's worthless



   

                   

I recalled that bonnet you altered



   

                   

Can you stitch the roses

onto this sample?



   

                   

No! I can't do it!



   

                   

You can't refuse!



   

                   

No...



   

                   

It has to be you



   

                   

Ribbon stitch?



   

                   

I can use ribbons for the roses



   

                   

Much better than lace



   

                   

Feather-stitches for leaves



   

                   

and flower patches for texture



   

                   

For a more rustic look...



   

                   

Only you can do this!



   

                   

You will do it, won't you?



   

                   

Does it have to be me?



   

                   

It has to be you!



   

                   

It has to be you!



   

                   

It has to be you!



   

                   

It has to be me



   

                   

Hello



   

                   

Ichigo?



   

                   

How was the parade?



   

                   

Was Akimi pleased?



   

                   

She told me...



   

                   

"that sobbing girl

I knew has grown up"



   

                   

She hugged me



   

                   

It moved me



   

                   

We then rode behind her



   

                   

We rode forever



   

                   

Then we lit fireworks



   

                   

Akimi said, "thank you"



   

                   

Then that guy appeared



   

                   

That was a good parade



   

                   

From now, I'm riding with him



   

                   

and with one other...



   

                   

I'm pregnant



   

                   

Great!



   

                   

That's cool!



   

                   

I'm nothing compared to Akimi



   

                   

I can't betray her



   

                   

Why not?



   

                   

If you like something, take it



   

                   

If it makes you happy, do it!



   

                   

Humans always betray each other



   

                   

Really?



   

                   

Not really



   

                   

Thus Ichigo's first love ended



   

                   

She showed no emotion



   

                   

She kept it tightly inside



   

                   

That was her way



   

                   

Hey Momoko...



   

                   

"women shouldn't cry in public"



   

                   

But...



   

                   

out here we're alone



   

                   

Got it!



   

                   

My hands are shaking



   

                   

And my palms are sweaty



   

                   

When mother left me, I said to her...



   

                   

Humans are cowards

in the face of happiness



   

                   

You need courage to hold on

to happiness



   

                   

How old are you?



   

                   

  



   

                   

That's appalling



   

                   

Sudden happiness has indeed

made me a coward



   

                   

I've forgotten what happiness means



   

                   

Was it about wearing clothes?



   

                   

Or was it about making them?



   

                   

What's up? Grandma died?



   

                   

Are you busy?



   

                   

I've got a gang meeting



   

                   

I want to see you



   

                   

Say again?



   

                   

I have to see you



   

                   

Where are you?



   

                   

Good question



   

                   

I'm not sure



   

                   

I'll go anywhere



   

                   

I can't believe you're asking



   

                   

That's great! Why worry?



   

                   

Just do your best



   

                   

Don't let them get you down



   

                   

You don't get it



   

                   

What is it then?



   

                   

I only enjoy wearing their clothes



   

                   

Making them's different



   

                   

But I loved what you stitched for me



   

                   

Doesn't that mean anything to you?



   

                   

Yes, it does, but...



   

                   

Someone recognized your talent



   

                   

What are you pouting about?



   

                   

If you blow him off,

where'll his clients go?



   

                   

They'll end up in Jusco



   

                   

You're the one



   

                   

Ichiko speaking



   

                   

No it's not



   

                   

I had to work



   

                   

Challenge? Why?



   

                   

So it's a challenge



   

                   

OK, by the Buddha



   

                   

 pm tomorrow



   

                   

What was that about?



   

                   

Nothing



   

                   

I think I'll leave the gang



   

                   

Why?



   

                   

When it was small



   

                   

the gang was cool



   

                   

So what's next?



   

                   

I'll ride alone



   

                   

Attention!



   

                   

Add water!



   

                   

Check!



   

                   

Take a rubber band



   

                   

Thank you



   

                   

Thank you



   

                   

There's something I want to ask



   

                   

Your great leader is needed



   

                   

Stay put 'til I get back



   

                   

What?



   

                   

What happens

when bikers challenge you?



   

                   

A challenge?



   

                   

As I recall,

they mess you up pretty good



   

                   

They chain you to their bikes

and drag your ass



   

                   

It's very nasty!



   

                   

Or they might burn you with cigarettes



   

                   

Or poke pencils in your nose



   

                   

and whack your head on a desk



   

                   

Very bloody!



   

                   

For girls, they'd slash your face

with razors



   

                   

Forget about marriage!



   

                   

Happy days! Ah, youth is grand!



   

                   

But the deadline is today



   

                   

Yes, I'm sorry



   

                   

This is work, not a hobby



   

                   

I have to see my friend



   

                   

Is she more important than your job?



   

                   

The girl who knocked me down?



   

                   

Yes



   

                   

Do you like embroidery?



   

                   

I guess so...



   

                   

Yes!



   

                   

Me, too



   

                   

Making clothes was everything to me



   

                   

I gave my life to this business



   

                   

And friendships meant nothing



   

                   

I sacrificed them for my work



   

                   

I believed work was more important



   

                   

I'm sorry but I...



   

                   

Now, I have no friends



   

                   

Absolutely none



   

                   

There's nobody I can really talk to



   

                   

You must go



   

                   

You must see her



   

                   

Yes



   

                   

How do I get to the Ushiku Buddha?



   

                   

Take route     to the    

to Kasumigaura



   

                   

Cross over Tsuchiura to Amizakashitare



   

                   

turn right and you're there



   

                   

Grandmother!



   

                   

She seems troubled



   

                   

Thank you



   

                   

But I don't know how to ride!



   

                   

What was that for?



   

                   

Just hit the starter,

then turn this to take off



   

                   

Easier than a bicycle!



   

                   

I'll bring it back



   

                   

Goodbye everybody



   

                   

I'm leaving this world...



   

                   

for another one



   

                   

Do I have to give birth?



   

                   

Who?



   

                   

Where am I?



   

                   

I'm a mother



   

                   

But I can't decide



   

                   

Mother?



   

                   

Even if I give birth...



   

                   

this child...



   

                   

won't be happy



   

                   

You have to let me out!



    

                   

If I'm not born now...



    

                   

Ichigo!



    

                   

It's moving!



    

                   

Give birth, you adulterer!



    

                   

Ichigo!



    

                   

It's so full of energy



    

                   

My baby...



    

                   

I guess it really wants to live



    

                   

Ichigo!



    

                   

Miko, Ichiko's little friend is here



    

                   

Miko, how'd the gang get

to be such a mess?



    

                   

Why merge with the Tsuchiura crew?



    

                   

Getting bigger

and pushing people around



    

                   

Things have changed



    

                   

Small gangs just don't cut it



    

                   

Can't turn the clock back



    

                   

lbaraki unite!



    

                   

It's not my call



    

                   

Himiko gave me the order



    

                   

Himiko?



    

                   

She told me and Tsuchiura's boss



    

                   

to unite the women of lbaraki



    

                   

So you're just Himiko's puppet?



    

                   

Show some manners



    

                   

Society chucked us out



    

                   

Common sense and decency...



    

                   

Didn't we want to escape

from all that?



    

                   

So what?



    

                   

Look at you!



    

                   

Your boss commands...



    

                   

and you obey



    

                   

No different from the world

we left behind



    

                   

The gang grew up. Why don't you?



    

                   

If this is getting old



    

                   

I think I'll stay young



    

                   

Figure you can just leave?



    

                   

Figure your frilly friend

is more important?



    

                   

She's no friend



    

                   

She stands up for herself



    

                   

She follows only her own rules



    

                   

Next to her,

you sheep are worth nothing



    

                   

So you're through with us



    

                   

You got that right



    

                   

I'm going it alone



    

                   

Like her



    

                   

First, face your challenge



    

                   

I've got your challenge

right over here



    

                   

Bring it on



    

                   

You got any guts without a weapon?



    

                   

I'll kick your ass



    

                   

Get ready to bleed



    

                   

Can't take it?



    

                   

Take this!



    

                   

Finish her!



    

                   

So, no rules?



    

                   

I'm ready!



    

                   

Ichigo



    

                   

Shut up!



    

                   

Momoko!



    

                   

You bitches really got me

pissed off now!



    

                   

Ideally...



    

                   

I would have been born

in the Rococo era



    

                   

What did Himiko say to you?



    

                   

She ordered you to unite lbaraki?



    

                   

Which Himiko is that?



    

                   

The real Himiko

wouldn't speak to scum like you



    

                   

What are you saying?



    

                   

Do you know the real Himiko?



    

                   

Can you prove she exists?



    

                   

You think you can?



    

                   

You bet I can



    

                   

I'm her daughter



    

                   

Listen up!



    

                   

I'll tell you why she disappeared



    

                   

She fell in love



    

                   

With your precious

Daikanyama embroiderer



    

                   

They loved each other



    

                   

After they first made love...



    

                   

my father embroidered

her golden dragon



    

                   

They married, then disappeared



    

                   

Only I know where they live



    

                   

My dad taught me



    

                   

I was his best apprentice



    

                   

Let me show you my work



    

                   

The work of a legend



    

                   

Just compare it to the crap

you're wearing



    

                   

Really OK to tell this rabble...



    

                   

these great secrets?



    

                   

Maybe not



    

                   

Fools like you make me talk



    

                   

Want to make an enemy of

Himiko's daughter?



    

                   

Every girl in Eastern Japan

would hunt you down



    

                   

If you swear never

to touch my friend...



    

                   

I'll give you lbaraki



    

                   

OK



    

                   

My lady, if you please



    

                   

For the record, we win, you lose



    

                   

Nice lie!



    

                   

My mouth got carried away



    

                   

But why did they fall for it?



    

                   

Because it wasn't all lies



    

                   

Himiko couldn't order Miko



    

                   

They couldn't swallow their own lies



    

                   

so they easily fell for yours



    

                   

Was your story a lie?



    

                   

Of course!



    

                   

Himiko never existed



    

                   

A few years back, I invented her



    

                   

I forged her diary and



    

                   

sent it to a biker magazine



    

                   

They actually published it



    

                   

and the legend just kept growing



    

                   

Wait a minute. Why did you...



    

                   

feed me

that crap about Emma's embroidery?



    

                   

You weren't buying my story



    

                   

I got offended



    

                   

That's one more I owe you



    

                   

You don't have to pay me back



    

                   

I wasn't going to



    

                   

I mean, I can't



    

                   

I can't afford it!



    

                   

Here's what happened next



    

                   

The next day...



    

                   

Cute! Beautiful!



    

                   

He loved my handiwork



    

                   

And I became a part-time designer



    

                   

He asked me to join the company

after graduation



    

                   

But then I thought, I preferred...



    

                   

buying my favourite clothes

to making them



    

                   

Because

it's a more extravagant lifestyle



    

                   

You see, I'm still a child



    

                   

Riding around my own frilly streets



    

                   

Ichigo began modelling for "Baby"...



    

                   

after impressing a perverted cameraman



    

                   

And so began her new career



    

                   

On her first day,

she broke two cameras



    

                   

and left   of the crew

with ugly bruises



    

                   

Get your hands off me, you perverts!



    

                   

She was very beautiful



    

                   

Soon everyone wanted her to pose



    

                   

But it just wasn't her style



    

                   

She preferred her bikes

and greasy overalls...



    

                   

She rides the roads of Shimotsuma...



    

                   

Alone, of course



    

                   

Before I forget...



    

                   

Another page was added

to the Himiko legend



    

                   

The legend says...



    

                   

She had a daughter



    

                   

who took up her mother's legacy



    

                   

uniting gangs everywhere



    

                   

With a companion,

she destroyed the bad gangs



    

                   

Nobody knew why, but...



    

                   

she always wore a frilly dress



    

                   

My bike ignites!











  

 
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