Cyborg She Review

Can a lonely guy find love with a Cyborg Girl from the future? Can a Cyborg really learn how to love and earn a soul? Is this movie worth watching?

Story - One day, a beautiful cyborg girl appears in front of a dull university student. Even though the cyborg starts to like him, she can’t truly feel emotions, so the boy has no choice but to say goodbye. Missing her, he continues his lonely existence. One day, a disastrous earthquake hits Tokyo and the cyborg girl saves his life. In that moment, she starts to have feelings like a real human being.

That is the story synopsis. The story is wonderful to watch. What really makes the story is the characters. The main character Jiro is this lonely guy who is having a date with himself on his birthday. He has no real friends, no girlfriend and no other family. He is spending his birthday having a table for one at a restaurant eating noodles, when this girl who has been following him shows up at his table. His life goes from boring to interesting. What progresses is a love story that expands over past, future and present. The love story is a little cliche, but it is done in a way that the story is refreshing. Only problem I had with the story is that there are times where logic is gone. For example there is a scene where the Cyborg goes back to the past in a Terminator like way, however this event is not reported on the news or nobody questions it. It's clearly full of witnesses but nobody says anything. I found that kind of hard to believe. Other than that little complaint, the story is enjoyable to watch. The story raises the same themes that many stories ask when it comes to Cyborg. Can a cyborg understand human emotions? Can a human and cyborg be in love? The story answers these questions but it's done with a twist. The ending is beautifully done and there are things left out for a reason until the ending. Trust me this a good story. One of the great themes of the film is that you can't change history, but you can't escape your fate.

Acting - The acting is awesome. The acting makes the film so much better. Keisuke Koide (Jiro) and Haruka Ayase (Cyborg) are great to watch together. These two have wonderful chemistry on screen, The movie would have fail if the chemistry between these two didn't work. Haruka plays a Cyborg that has emotional depth but at the same time doesn't understand human emotions. This conflicting of the dualities makes this Cyborg much more complex. One of the best scenes in the movie is when Jiro returns to his hometown and his past is revealed. You can feel the emotion on the Cyborg face, that she is waking up to human emotions. Another highlight of the scene is the Robot dance. It's very entertaining and I would say this is one of the best performances I seen regarding a Cyborg.


Music & Filmmaking - The OST is amazing. The music uses so much strings and piano for the composition. The OST can be a silent film on it's right. The insert songs add to the romantic feel and describes Jiro feelings for the Cyborg more. The direction is surprising. Usually some of these films are really low budget and you can tell. This film however you can see that some money really went into it's production. This movie has some amazing shots, especially near the cherry blossoms. Towards the end the special effects did get a little cheesy, but for the most part this was a pretty good budget film.

Final Grade B+/8.5 - Cyborg She is a unique take on a man love for his artificial girlfriend. It's funny, entertaining and even gets a little deep. The twist is nice and the music and production is great. The acting has wonderful chemistry and if you like to see a good romantic movie involving a cyborg give this one a shot.