A manga by Shinji Wada first published in 1976, Sukeban Deka
subsequently entered the Popcultural Osmosis
. It was adapted as a live-action series in 1985, two subsequent feature films, and a 1992 OAV. A third feature film came out in 2006 (released stateside as Yo-Yo Girl Cop
Our heroine, subsequently called "Saki Asamiya," is an incarcerated juvenile delinquent whose mother (in said OAV) is an incarcerated criminal herself. One day, "Saki" is recruited from prison by the government and is allowed freedom if she agrees to become an undercover cop for them. She complies, and with her Killer Yo-Yo
, is sent to curb crime activity in high schools across the country.
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