You know how even if you don’t speak Japanese, you’re still able to figure out the plot and back-story of most Zen films? Well, Hyper Sexy Heroine NEXT New Trino is not one of those films. That’s right, I’m going to attempt to review a story that went completely over my head even after multiple viewings.
We begin with a shot of every building in a city on fire as laser blasts rain down from an unknown source. We then are introduced to our heroine, who, to the surprise of no one, is incredibly attractive. The thing here that is surprising is that she has already been captured. That breaks away from the normal Zen playbook. Usually they start off by showing how powerful and dominate their heroines are, but not here.
The next 12 minutes of the film are going to please enthusiasts of three particular scenarios. A heroine tied AOH, belly punching, and electric torture. Why will it please fans of these three things? Because that is all that happens. Literally. For about 12 minutes, that’s all that we see until the heroine teleports away.
We then cut to a young child being chased by a school bully. The funny thing about the bully—he appears to be about 40 years old. Only at Zen. The bully corners the child, but either through an amazing coincidence or possibly because he’s one of those genius kids that can design robots, a giant red robot shows up and chases the bully away. However, the bad guys who were torturing the heroine earlier show up and quickly disable the robot. Fear not; the heroine shows up and wipes out the villains in a fight scene that features some of the high-end fight choreography that Zen is known for.
Later on, the heroine has tracked down the villains at their hideout. She starts beating on the bad guys some more but is stopped in her tracks when it is revealed the bad guys have taken control of the young boys robot and now hold the boy hostage. The heroine surrenders, and what happens for the next 25 minutes? More belly punching! She also gets beat with a club. Sure, why not?
The young boy is able to reprogram his robot friend, and they stop the torture. The heroine is then confronted buy another robot that is controlled by the bad guys. The robot dominates the heroine in a test of strength and crushes her in an extended bear hug. On the verge of defeat, the heroine pulls out some kind of explosive device and incinerates the villains.
I get the feeling that the post-production process didn’t go well on this film. That could be because a part of the production process didn’t go well. A lot of things happen that are unexplained, and there appears to be some loose plot threads. You want examples?
1. At the beginning the city is on fire, and lasers are being fired from the sky. We never see the city like that again and never learn the source of the laser attack.
2. During the torture scene, the heroine is teleported away. We never find out how. Did she teleport herself? If she could do that, why not teleport away earlier? If she was teleported by someone else, we never learn who that is.
3. The bad guys turn the robot against the boy. We never see how. We never see the boy being kidnapped. They just show up at the villains lair.
I could go on, but you get the point. I have to believe some footage got left on the cutting room floor that would probably explain the plot holes. Alas, how many people out there really buy Zen videos for the plot anyway? This video is probably not for everyone, but I think it will appeal to a lot of viewers. The lead actress is stunning, there is some good fight choreography, and bearhug, stomach punching and electric torture enthusiasts will be thrilled.