Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected (1991)

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Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected
The Japanese poster for Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png Super Girl REIKO (1991)
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Directed by Takao Okawara
Producer Shogo Tomiyama
Written by Takao Okawara
Music by Tomoyuki Asakawa
Production company Toho Pictures
Distributor TohoJP
Running time 99 minutes
(1 hour, 39 minutes)[1]
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Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected (超少女REIKO,   Chōshōjo Reiko, lit. Super Girl REIKO) is a 1991 tokusatsu science fiction horror film written and directed by Takao Okawara, with effects by Okawara and Eiichi Asada. Produced by Toho Pictures in association with Burning Production, it stars Alisa Mizuki, Ken Osawa, Wakato Shimazaki, and Koichi Sato. Toho released the film to Japanese theaters on November 16, 1991.[1]


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Main article: Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected/Credits.

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Alisa Mizuki   as   Reiko Kudo
  • Ken Osawa   as   Shiro Ogata
  • Wakako Shimazaki   as   Yumi Uchida
  • Yukio Nagasawa   as   Yuji Takashina
  • Hisako Yamada   as   Rika Manda
  • Yosuke Isozaki   as   Takafumi Shinjo
  • Michitaka Tsutsui   as   Asakura
  • Asami Inoue   as   Machiko Shimizu
  • Takashi Sugihara   as   Joji Watanabe
  • Fumihiro Takakura
  • Keiko Hara
  • Shinichiro Sugano   as   theatergoer C
  • Mari Saito
  • Yu Tanaka   as   theatergoer A
  • Noriko Kojima
  • Hidehiro Kawai   as   theatergoer B
  • Takako Kodama
  • Motoki Hashino
  • Yukie Sekine
  • Saburo Kadowaki
  • Mie Nagata
  • Shiori Sakura   as   Reiko Fukao
  • B-saku Sato   as   Toshio Kudo
  • Koichi Sato   as   Yamakawa
  • Kyoko Koizumi   as   Fujisawa
  • Kin Sugai   as   Mitsurei Kudo
  • Setsuko Tawaguchi


Main article: Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected/Gallery.

Alternate titles

  • Super Girl REIKO (literal translation)
  • Reiko, Psyche Resurrected (Japanese DVD English title)
  • Reiko, the Supergirl (international title)

Theatrical releases

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Takao Okawara submitted his screenplay for Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected to the 13th Kido Awards[1] in 1987,[6] ultimately winning the secondary prize and convincing Toho to allow him to helm the project.[3] Alisa Mizuki won a Newcomer of the Year award from the 15th Japan Academy Prize in 1992 for her portrayal of Reiko Kudo in the film.[7]

Award Category Recipient(s) Result
13th Kido Awards[1][6] N/A Takao Okawara Won; 2nd place
15th Japan Academy Awards[7] Newcomer of the Year Alisa Mizuki Won

Video releases

Toho VHS (1992)

  • Tapes: 1

Toho DVD (2005)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital, Surround)
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Special features: Three trailers, audio commentary by Alisa Mizuki and Takao Okawara.
  • Notes: Re-released on November 8, 2013 in a limited edition and on August 19, 2015 as part of the Toho DVD Masterpiece Selection.

Though Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected is not available on Blu-ray, an HD version can be rented or purchased on the Japanese version of Amazon Video.


Japanese trailer


  • Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected was the first film for which Takao Okawara served as director and the only film for which he is credited as screenwriter. Despite its subpar turnout, the film was sufficient in proving Okawara's capabilities as a director to Toho and, with the recommendation of producer Shogo Tomiyama, he was chosen to direct Godzilla vs. Mothra the following year.[3][8] He would later go on to direct three more entries in the Godzilla series—Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, and Godzilla 2000: Millennium—as well as Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon for the studio.
  • Mechagodzilla's artificial intelligence in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II is named "REIKO" as a reference to this film. Garuda's AI in the film is also called "ARISA" in reference to actress Alisa Mizuki, who played Reiko in this film.


  1. Reiko did not have a separate special effects unit,[2] and according to Takao Okawara, all of the effects were directed by him.[3] However, special effects director Eiichi Asada acted as an advisor on set,[2] and has been said by some sources to have directed or otherwise been in charge of the special effects.[4][5]


This is a list of references for Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "超少女REIKO". Toho Reference Room. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Asada, Eiichi (10 March 2023). "あの作品の私のタイトルは視覚効果だったかな?特撮のための別班はなかったのでそう言えるでしょう。撮り方等の助言はしています。作品は監督の物です。". Twitter.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 England 2000, p. 43
  4. Toho Stella 2003, pp. 15-16.
  5. Kimura 2016, p. 80.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, Inc. - Kido Awards Past Data: Winning Works
  7. 7.0 7.1 15th Japanese Academy Film Prize
  8. Takao Okawara Interview II by David Milner



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