Plot: My Sassy Girl director Kwak Jae Yong heads to Japan for his latest romance with a quirky twist Cyborg She (a.k.a. Boku no Kanojo wa Cyborg). A charming fusion of romance, comedy, sci-fi, melodrama, and whatever else the kitchen sink has to offer, Cyborg She follows the burgeoning romance between an ordinary college student and his sassy love interest - who happens to be a time-traveling cyborg with superhuman powers.
Jiro (Koide Keisuke) is just an ordinary college student with the most mundane of existences until one day 'She' (Ayase Haruka) shows up. With her large unblinking eyes and silver bodysuit, She walks into his lonely life and heart on his birthday, and turns his world upside down. A cyborg from the future, She was sent back in time by her creator, Jiro of the future, to protect present-day Jiro from a shooting that would have crippled him for life. For Jiro, having a beautiful, if slightly rough cyborg around is mighty handy, as She uses her super powers to save lives and get Jiro to class on time. Jiro gradually falls in love with this cyborg who develops human emotions, but She knows something about the future that he doesn't.
The film was shot in Gifu Japan and had a budget of about ¥1 billion.
Originally the working title of the movie was Cyborg Kanojo (サイボーグ彼女) but was changed to Boku no Kanojo wa Cyborg very early on in production.
Haruka Ayase learned karate for her role as Cyborg Girl.
«Kwak Jae-Young's Cyborg She is a touching time-spanning sci-fi romance/comedy that borrows a lot from the Terminator and Back To The Future movies. The results are mixed, but Kwak's unique storytelling and the impressive VFX (visual effects) are wonderfully brilliant.»
«Koide has the most expressive role, but it's Ayase who holds the screen as the always smiling, beautiful cyborg who may have an emotional circuit board of her own. Technical package, in the hands of an all-Japanese crew, is smooth on all levels.»
«MY GIRLFRIEND IS A CYBORG suffered a little less compared to WINDSTRUCK. The use of comedy in the first half of the film, and their cute romantic vignettes bring audiences closer to the film, so that the sudden turn towards tragedy can feel more devastating because they are happening to characters audiences care for.»
«Still, this is only to be expected from Kwak, and on the whole “Cyborg She” is one of his better and more charming efforts. Successfully combining science fiction, comedy, romance and more is no mean feat in itself, and the film makes for entertaining viewing throughout, in no small part thanks to Haruka Ayase’s wonderful turn in the titular role.»
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