Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl
Directed byYoshihiro Nishimura
Naoyuki Tomomatsu
Screenplay byYoshihiro Nishimura
Based onManga of the same name
by Shungiku Uchida
Produced byMasatsugu Asahi
StarringYukie Kawamura
Eri Otoguro
Takumi Saito
CinematographyShu G. Momose
Music byKou Nakagawa
Distributed byExcellent Film
Eleven Arts
Release dates
  • 26 June 2009 (2009-06-26) (United States)
  • 15 August 2009 (2009-08-15) (Japan)
Running time
85 minutes

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (吸血少女対少女フランケン, Kyūketsu Shōjo tai Shōjo Furanken) is a 2009 Japanese gore film.[1] It was directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura and Naoyuki Tomomatsu and premiered at the New York Asian Film Festival in June 2009.[2] It is based on a manga of the same name by Shungiku Uchida.[3]


In a typical Tokyo high school, a perpetually teenage vampire named Monami (played by Yukie Kawamura) falls for her male classmate, Mizushima (played by Takumi Saito); however, despite him reciprocating her feelings, the young man is already (reluctantly) dating a girl named Keiko (played by Eri Otoguro) who's both the leader of a Sweet Lolita gang and the vice principal/science professor's daughter.

The ensuing love triangle soon leads Keiko to seek the assistance of her father who, unbeknownst to his daughter, moonlights as a Kabuki-clad mad scientist with the school nurse as his assistant. The pair experiment on students in the school basement, hoping to discover the secret of reanimating corpses in a matter akin to the work of the fictional mad scientist, Victor Frankenstein.

Their hopes are soon answered when they discover a solution of Monami's blood holds the properties to bring life to dead body parts and inanimate objects.

The story begins to unfold after Mizushima carelessly accepts a honmei choco spiked with Monami's blood, turning him into a half vampire. When Keiko discovers their secret, she attacks Monami but accidentally throws herself off the school roof in the process. Her premature death leads to her father using the blood solution to transform her into a vicious Frankenstein's monster determined to get revenge against Monami.

From then on, Monami and Keiko battle each other in the pursuit of winning Mizushima's heart, regardless of his feelings towards either of them. Monami ultimately kills her archrival by ripping the flesh off the latter's body using droplets of her own blood to form spikes and impaling her skeletal corpse on top of Tokyo Tower.

At the end, Keiko's father turns himself in a Franken Advanced Composite Life Form with use of Monami's blood, and it is revealed that Igor was turned into a vampire by Monami a hundred years ago, and that Mizushima is only one in a long succession of boyfriends.


Subculture references

The film parodies subcultures prevalent in Japan, including ganguro and Lolita. Wrist cutting is a theme that returns from Nishimura's 2008 film, Tokyo Gore Police.[4]


In the United States, the film was released on 26 June 2009 from American Film Market.[5]


  1. ^ "Hollywood Reporter - Entertainment News". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl's Wrist-Cutting Rally Is Deeply Disturbing". June 9, 2009.
  3. ^ "吸血少女対少女フランケンのブログ". Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  4. ^ [1] Archived 2011-09-10 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Vampire Themed Films Saturate AFM - Dread Central". 8 November 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2018.