Big Man Japan (Dai-Nipponjin)

Big Man Japan (Dai-Nipponjin)
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Synopsis

A middle-aged slacker living in a rundown, graffiti-ridden slum, Daisato's job involves being shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah...

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Starring

Hitoshi Matsumoto, Riki Takeuchi, Ua, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Haruka Unabara

Production Details

  • MPAA Rating:
    (PG-13), for sci-fi action and crude humor
  • Run Time:
    1 hr. 53 min.
  • Format(s):
    2D

Synopsis

A middle-aged slacker living in a rundown, graffiti-ridden slum, Daisato's job involves being shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects, who bitterly complain about the noise and destruction of property he causes. And, Daisato has his own problems--an agent insistent on branding him with sponsor advertisements, an Alzheimer-afflicted grandfather who transforms into a giant in dirty underwear, and a family who is embarrassed by his often cowardly exploits. A wickedly deadpan spin on the giant Japanese superhero, "Big Man Japan" is an outrageous portrait of a pathetic but truly unique hero.

Production Details

  • Run Time
    1 hr. 53 min.
  • In Theaters
    Friday, June 12, 2009-Limited
    Friday, May 29, 2009-Limited
    Friday, May 15, 2009-NY/LA
  • MPAA Rating
    (PG-13), for sci-fi action and crude humor
  • Genre
    Comedy
  • Producer(s)
    Akihiro Okamoto
  • Director(s)
    Hitoshi Matsumoto
  • Writer(s)
    Hitoshi Matsumoto, Mitsuyoshi Takasu
  • Studio
    Magnet Releasing
  • Format(s)
    2D

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Monday, May 25
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