The creation of Japanese animator Go Nagi, Kekko Kamen first appeared in a popular Japanese manga series saying such memorable lines as “Nobody knows my face, but everybody knows my body” and “I don’t mind showing my body in the name of love and justice!”
The comic book eventually led to an original video animation series and several movies with four different actresses filling the role as the sexy masked superheroine over the years. The best-known being JAV idol Maria Ozawa, above.For those of you who aren’t familiar with the character, Kekko Kamen (sometimes spelled “Kekkou Kamen”) fights the evil forces at the “Spartan Institute of Higher Education,” a girls boarding school run by a principal named the “Toenail of Satan” who takes a sadistic delight in dishing out humiliating punishments to the students, most often, pretty Mayumi Takahashi, whose innocence and hot body make her a prime target for him and his perverted staff, so needless to say, Mayumi is often in need of Kekko to come to her rescue.
Wearing a red mask with bunny-like ears, a long red scarf, gloves, boots and…nothing else, Kekko is quite skilled with nunchucks, rides a red scooter and the finishing move she uses to take out her opponents, is a flying headscissors where she plants her brightly radiating crotch firmly in the bad guy’s face, breaking his neck and leaving him with a permanent death smile.
A good independent review, that pretty much sums up why Kekko fans are Kekko fans, is here and what you’re listening to now is Emi Shinohara singing “Kekko Kamen no Uta,” the animated series’ official theme song.
Cover of the 2005 US DVD release (I love the what the header reads) that was actually a re-release of the 1991 and 1992 Japanese originals.
Kekko, as she’s depicted in some of the later anime videos.
Even though the credits show Kekko Kamen as being played by “?”, former Japanese Playboy Playmate, Chris Aoki (Please don’t confuse with the male golfer of the same name!) originally played the lead role in Kekko Kamen (1991), Kekko Kamen 2: We’ll be back… (1992), and Kekko Kamen in Love (1993).
After an 10-year gap between movies, Shino Saito donned the outfit (as it were) for the 2003 films, Mask of Kekko Kamen and Kekko Kamen:The MGF Strikes Back.
Misaki Mori played Kekko for two films released 2004: Kekko Kamen Returns and Kekko Kamen Surprise.
Maria Ozawa (a search will yield several entries featuring her here) played the most recent (and most shapely) incarnation of Kekko Kamen in the 2007 releases, Kekko Kamen Royale, Kekko Kamen Premium and Kekko Kamen Forever.
A clip from Kekko Kamen 2: We’ll be back… with Chris Aoki. Here Kekko finishes off the villain with her flying crotch headscissors and then shows her skills with the nunchucks as she comes to the aid of some female students in peril.