The transcript below is from the video “Her idol was Jackie Chan, movie fighter Yukari Oshima” by Nostalgia TV.

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Hi friends! Yukari Tsumura is born December 31, 1963 in the family Chinese woman and Japanese businessman fashion designer. Childhood she spent in Japan. When she was in elementary school, her parents divorced. Yukari stayed with her mother who discovered small restaurant. As a teenager, she was carried away with judo and gymnastics, while learning in high school started to do Karate Goju. Yukari has participated in several competitions and won the Women’s National Championship in Karate. Undergoing training in the women’s College of Health and physical education, where she studied physical culture, she viewed Jackie Chan as a young movie master, and it played a certain role in her life.

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College education, Yukari entered a Japanese school as Sonny Chiba’s stuntmen. While studying at school as stuntmen, she met with Yasuaki Kurata. Kurata contributed in the beginning of her career in Hong Kong. He hooked her up with a Chinese actor and directed by Sammo Hung. In 1986, Hung gave her a cameo role in the film Shanghai Express. In this debut role, she showed her skills and fighting skills. And although the role was episodic, Yukari with only a short time in the film was able to conquer hearts of Chinese spectators. Yukari performed all her action scenes without stunt doubles and actively used opportunities of Hong Kong cinema as a demonstration of their combat skills.

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To the fact that Yukari has repeatedly emphasized, that she doesn’t want to be famous, nevertheless she had to fight for good roles, so much so that Hong Kong filmmakers just didn’t know what happened to her do. Although with her physical characteristics, it was impossible to ignore her because of the disastrous lack of full contact combat actresses. She never did not fit into the framework which is all controlled by men in the industry, although her physical data was impossible to ignore because of the disastrous lack of full contact combat actresses. She never fit into the framework which was all controlled by the many men in the industry.

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Although these episodic roles were all performed at the same strong level, the weak direction, and short the quality of the films did not go far for her career. Several years of filming in various films in Hong Kong and in Taiwan, actor and director Frankie Chan gave her the opportunity to star in Outlaw Brothers. While filming this movie, she met her idol Jackie Chan. After several years of work in various films in Hong Kong and Taiwan, actor and director Frankie Chan gave her the opportunity to star in Outlaw Brothers. While filming this movie, she met her idol Jackie Chan in the 90s. The decline of the genre of action films began, and after almost 10 years and 20 films career in Hong Kong her career was is over.

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With a new stage name Cynthia Luster, Yukari has gone to the Philippines, where she continued work in the cinema, combining filming in the Philippines with filming in Hong Kong. In 2000 Yukari went back to her homeland Japan. She continued to work in cinema as an actress and stage director of battle scenes, but after rumors about an injury and suspicious avoiding punches, Yukari announces completion of her film career. She is currently married and lives in Fukuoka city, where is developing tourism in her city. Her success in this endeavor was very good. Like and subscribe to our channel, so as not to miss the next video.

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Anti-Hero: Some of her roles, like Beauty Investigators and Dreaming the Reality
Chronically Killed Actor: Was cast frequently in villain roles, and dies in every single one of them.
But Not Too Foreign: Oshima is half-Japanese and half-Chinese, the latter from her mother’s side.
Dark Action Girl: In her roles as antagonists and assassins.
Dude Looks Like a Lady: Plays the male henchman, Rogan in Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky.
Fragile Speedster
I Have Many Names: Filipinos may know her by the stage name “Cynthia Luster”. “Yukari” is her real name, but her actual surname is Tsumura (津村) .
She’s Got Legs: Shows her legs quite often in her movies. In Burning Ambition she notably fights off various Yakuza mooks while barefoot, although in long silk stockings.
Those Two Girls: Often appears with fellow action-girl, Moon Lee.
Tomboy and Girly Girl: If she stars in an action film alongside another action-girl actress, chances are that Oshima would be cast as the Tomboy.
Vasquez Always Dies: Oshima usually plays the Vasquez. In two of her movies (A Serious Shock! Yes Madam!, Mission of Justice) she avoids playing the tough-girl character, and she actually outlives the credits in both of them!




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