Filmed all in Japan, with Chinese actresses, while speaking English. Could you imagine if that was reversed-- if a Japanese director made a film set in America, with British actors that only spoke Japanese, but in an American accent? ... Yeah, I think that would be pretty comical.
Not only that, but here the pacing is incredibly uneven, the story is confusing, and the writing approaches soap-opera levels of melodrama. However, the costume/makeup is great, and there are a few dance scenes with some captivating cinematography.