In Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, Kumiko (Rinko Kikuchi) lives a lonely and depressing life until she discovers an old VHS of Fargo. Believing the movie to be real, she’s convinced that it depicts buried treasure. She embarks on journey that takes her from Tokyo to the middle of no where Minnesota. Good thing she prepared for the cold conditions with her homemade blanket poncho.
In Heroes Reborn, Miko Otomo (Kiki Sukezane) is young Japanese woman who is trying to track down her missing father. All that she has left of her father is the sword and ribbon he gave to her. It’s revealed that her evolved human ability is to transport herself into the video game Evernow, becoming the warrior Katana Girl.
In Pacific Rim, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) is an officer of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps and Raleigh Becket’s badass co-pilot. She lost her family in a Kaiju attack when she was a little girl, so she has a score to settle.
In Kill Bill, Gogo Yubari (Chiaki Kuriyama) is a 17-year-old girl who works as an assassin and O-Ren Ishii’s personal bodyguard. Despite her harmless appearance, Gogo is deadly with her weapon of choice, the chain whip, and delights in giving pain to others.